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Exposing the Truth About “Grandma”

The Baby Boomer generation has broken many stereotypes about aging, but none is more evident than in the realm of grandparenting. Today’s grandparents feel younger, look younger, work longer, wear many hats and refuse to be called GRANDMA or GRANDPA. Most have not toned down their lifestyles, but rather are engaged with life on all levels, from professional to community service. Some share active roles in raising grandchildren, and others make sure time is regularly scheduled to see and interact with their grandchildren, even if this happens over Skype or Facetime, which means they have learned and stayed current...

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For the Love of Numbers

If you love math, are thrilled to balance your household budget, and enjoy working with people, you may be well suited for a banking career. Banks are among the leading employers in the financial field, as banking is a core function within the financial services industry. The banking sector has a wide range of jobs and positions available, with many possible career paths. Some bank jobs require you to work face to face with customers on a daily basis, while others allow you to focus on the more regulatory or auditing functions of a bank. Regardless of the job...

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Bird Bakery Decadent Bourbon Balls

It’s the most wonderful-and booziest time of the year! And Bird Bakery’s decedent rum balls are the perfect and (most simple) way to get in the spirit! Make these nostalgic holiday delights for your holiday soiree’ or package them pretty as a gift for the hostess with the mostest. You’ll be the toast of the town! Bird Bakery Decadent Bourbon Balls Ingredients 1 1/2cups Texas pecans 1 ounce vanilla wafer cookies 3/4cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoadivided 3/4cup dried cherries 1 1/2cups confectioners’ sugerdivided 1tablespoon edible gold dusting powder 1/3cup corn syrup 1teaspoon high quality vanilla extract 1/4cup hight quality bourbon 1/4cup freshly squeezed orange juice Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toast pecans on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, rotating regularly. Bake until golden brown and let cool. In a food processor, pulse wafers into crumbs and then add cherries, pulse lightly, and then add toasted pecans. Pulse mixture three times more. In a large bowl, mix together the crumb-pecan mixture. Add 1 cup of cocoa, and 1 cup of the confectioners’ sugar. Incorporate completely and add the corn syrup. Stir in bourbon and orange juice, mix thoroughly. Sift remaining 1/2 cup cocoa and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar onto a large plate or flat surface. Form the crumb mixture into 3/4-inch balls and roll them through the cocoa-sugar mixture, coating completely. Sprinkle with gold dusting powder if desired. Recipe...

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April Ancira: Ironwoman with a Soft Side

Finding Fulfillment in Family, Philanthropy & Business You have seen her on TV, spiritedly advertising the Ancira automotive offerings, and more recently hosting the weekly Arts show on KLRN, with that same high-energy style. Her name is April Ancira, and, yes, she’s the daughter of Ancira Auto Group founder Ernesto Ancira, but she has also been a vice-president of the company since 2007. Though she no longer handles the day-to-day nitty-gritty of business, she is very much involved with the “bigger picture” and community work. As part of the “bigger picture” team, April participated in recent negotiations to purchase...

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San Antonio: Best City in Texas for Women Business Owners

Growing a Business Beyond Yourself is Key Location plays a key role in the success of any business but an even bigger one for women-owned firms. Some places can be more encouraging for female-driven entrepreneurship. According to the 2016 WalletHub study, San Antonio ranks first in Texas and 21st in the U.S. for its number of women-owned businesses. The San Antonio-New Braunfels area also has the fourth- highest percentage of both female-owned businesses and the highest average revenue for those businesses nationwide. Despite the different business areas of these four owners, they all share one common ability that contributes...

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