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Posts by Helene Segura

Summer Elixir aka Gin and Tonic or Vodka Tonic Recipe

It can get pretty darn hot in the summer where we live. We can hit 100 degrees in May and hover around that mark until September. It’s extremely important to stay hydrated, so we drink a gallon or more of water each day. But sometimes you need something refreshing with a little more zing. Enter:…

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Two Recipes in One: Mango Salsa and Pico de Gallo

When I was dating my husband, his mother taught me how to make pico de gallo. One of the secrets she taught me was “cooking” the onions in lime. I didn’t know much about cooking back then and could not understand why she described onions soaking in lime juice as cooking. What the heck? Now…

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Mexican Rice Recipe

If you’ve read through my blogs or any of the books I’ve written, you know that my hobbies include traveling, watching movies and experimenting with recipes. While sheltering in place during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve expanded beyond our usual Saturday cooking day to two or three times per week. I’m posting this recipe for my…

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How to Apply for SBA PPP Loan

I’ve just finished the application process for the SBA PPP Loan, the special program the federal government recently rolled out as a result of the current Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. A close business contact of mine who is extremely knowledgeable about and involved in government policies related to businesses spurred me into action because this was…

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How to Increase Internet Speed for Video Conferencing

You might have been wondering of late how to increase your internet speed for video conferencing. As most of America has transitioned to work from home as we shelter in place during this COVID-19 crisis, that means we’re all using the internet to communicate for work, school and family connections. If you thought you had…

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Can SMART Home Technology Save You Time?

You’ve probably wandered into someone’s home and soon discovered that they have a so-called SMART home when you heard them mutter, “OK, Google,” or “Hey, Alexa!” Recently I was interviewed about SMART home technology and whether or not it could help with time management and productivity. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A I had with…

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Kudos to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d send some LUV to Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Rapid Rewards program. Recently, I decided to redeem my airline points for travel in order to go to Los Angeles for my dad’s birthday. I have points on three major airlines. Surely one out of the three would…

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Lower Your Productivity?

Writer Julia Guerra of Elite Daily was doing research for an article about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the “winter blues.” These were my responses to her questions. Why can winter make someone feel so unproductive? Is it the cold weather, the shorter days, the sickness going around, the slump after the holidays? All of…

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Chinese New Year Resolutions 2019

If you like having a reason to start a new task, project, or goal, Chinese New Year is a great time to begin. It’s almost spring, and spring is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf. Or maybe you didn’t quite get around to successfully beginning your “traditional” New Year’s Resolutions. Chinese New…

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