Category: On the Move

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A Best Friend’s Precious Gift

When Rusti Gephart gave birth to her first baby Sydni on Thanksgiving Day 2003, she was excited about being a new mom. But it didn’t turn out quite as planned. Despite a normal pregnancy, she had some life-threatening complications during delivery, and her husband, John, had to make the difficult decision for doctors to perform […]

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Allowing Your Six-Pack To Show

Believe it or not, we all have a six-pack (and I’m not talking about the cold beverage type). Most of us, including myself, just have it hidden under belly fat. “The general rule of thumb is that the six-pack is made in your refrigerator, so it’s a lot to do with diet,” says MMA champion […]

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A Simply Beautiful Makeup Trend

If you don’t like heavy makeup, then you’ll be happy to hear that a simple, clean face with bright lips is the beauty trend of the season, according to Carisa Janes, founder/CEO of Hourglass Cosmetics. She points to the recent Golden Globes, where many stars, such as Jessica Alba, showed off a more natural glow […]

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A Painful, Mysterious Infection

Pop quiz: What caused the big, red, swollen bump on my right thigh pictured here? A) spider bite B) pimple C) bee sting D) nobody knows Answer: D We all have our good weeks and then we have our bad weeks. Two weeks ago my best friend got married awesome! Then, my gung gung passed […]

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High School Bodybuilders Amaze

Safe and Drug Free School and Olomana School present the 10th annual Hawaii High School Bench Press Contest and the Mr. and Miss High School Body Building Championships March 9 at the Ward Warehouse stage. “Our goal is to give kids an opportunity to showcase what they can do,” says event creator Daniel Suzuki, teacher […]

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The Gift Of Life Through Marrow

In 1996 Scott Kikiloi was among the more than 30,000 people (including myself) who joined the National Marrow Donor Program through the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry in hopes of being a match for a little girl named Alana Dung, who was battling leukemia. He was not a match for her, but 13 years later, […]

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How Momoa Morphed Into Conan

If you didn’t make it to a theater to see local boy Jason Momoa as the new Conan the Barbarian, which released on Friday, chances are you at least have seen pictures of the actor and his ultra buff physique. He already had a great body from his days on Baywatch Hawaii a decade ago, […]

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Wellness Monitoring For The Elderly

Like many families today, Aileen Soma is concerned about the welfare of her aging mother Haruko, 84. But because of work and family responsibilities. Aileen can’t be with her 24 hours a day. So when she heard about Hookele’s iHealthHome, a new touch-screen communication and wellness monitoring system, Aileen decided to give it a try. […]