‘ Cancer, chemo and making peace with ‘the moment for which you have been created’ :: WRAL.com

Ela Browder is wife to WRAL anchor/reporter Cullen Browder, a mother of two college students and an assistant professor of English at Wake Technical Community College. She had her first cancer scare, LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma In Situ), in 2014. When she was diagnosed with invasive cancer in 2020, she agreed to share her journey with WRAL.com. She wrote this column in July.

Each chapter of the breast cancer journey is filled with a new set of challenges. With a mastectomy, there are drains to measure, tissue pain and swelling, the uncomfortable problem of having to sleep on one’s back for weeks with drains or a binder, and, of course, the extraordinary loss of important body parts that people were never intended to lose. For me, chemotherapy came next. Side effects can include nausea, diarrhea, mouth sores, nosebleeds, and exhaustion. In addition to the many prescriptions,

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Cathedral plays to honor Mario McCullough, who was shot, killed


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Kim Barnes apologizes before she starts reading. She knows this letter, written by her grandson for his college essay five days before his death, will bring her to tears. Every once in a while, in the months since Mario McCullough was shot and killed on March 29, she will pull out the essay and read it.

Every time, she cries.

“When you think of or see the number 2, what is it you think of? To you it might be the number of times it took you to pass your test or how many years it took to save money for a car. To me it is my football number that I wear at Cathedral High School. This is my grandmother’s favorite number and she is who I do what I do for,

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This 1970s Time Capsule Home Is for Sale and Almost Every Room Is Pink

This home in Staten Island, NY might look like your typical house from the outsite. But inside, it’s an explosion of soft pinks and retro style. Built in 1970, the property has only had one owner in the past 50 years, who definitely isn’t too shy about what their favorite color is—and has kept the home in immaculate condition. Now, this blush-colored residency has hit the market and it’s a bona fide time capsule.

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: This four-bedroom 1970 time capsule home located at 820 West Fingerboard Road in Grasmere, Staten Island is for sale.

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This four-bedroom 1970 time capsule home located at 820 West Fingerboard Road in Grasmere, Staten Island is for sale.

a house that is parked on the side of a road: staten island house on fingerboard road

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staten island house on fingerboard road

Located at 820 West Fingerboard Road in the Grasmere neighborhood, the four-bedroom home pays homage to the days of foil wallpaper, floating staircases, exposed brick, and furniture that we’d classify as patio being used in inside. It offers 2,600 square feet of living space and

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Hilaria Baldwin reveals her smaller midsection ONE DAY after welcoming her fifth child

Hilaria Baldwin already looks much smaller just one day after welcoming her fifth child, a son, with husband Alec Baldwin.

The 36-year-old yoga instructor showed off her new shape while in a black bra and undies with her hospital ID bracelet still on in an Instagram post shared on Thursday afternoon.

Next to the new image was the star’s very pregnant shape before she gave birth.

New shape: Hilaria Baldwin already looks much smaller just one day after welcoming her fifth child, a son, with husband Alec Baldwin

 In the pregnant photo, she has on maroon lace lingerie as she puts on hand on her tummy and the other hand on her cell phone as she posed in profile in her bathroom.

The next photo was taken in the hospital as Hilaria had on a black lace bra and matching undies.

Her stomach pops out but instead of looking one

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Art and science merge in new exhibit at River Arts

Work by Jacqueline Johnson Submitted photo

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts Gallery presents Jacqueline Johnson in a solo show in the River Room. The exhibition runs from Friday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 23. Johnson’s work, deeply inspired by nature and her concern for climate change, combines her fine technical skill with powerful emotional content.

Work by Jacqueline Johnson Submitted photo

With a bachelors of fine arts from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson has a broad experience with oil painting and illustration. She is a visual arts instructor in the Bath Public School where she encourages her students to “observe, examine and question like a scientist and to see like an artist.”

Work by Jacqueline Johnson Submitted photo

Speaking of her motivations, Johnson said, “I am an artist and an educator. I approach my art work being inspired by

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Byrdie Launches its First-Ever Digital Magazine

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Byrdie’s Changemakers with Taylor Russell

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Byrdie’s Changemakers with Taylor Russell

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today Byrdie ( www.byrdie.com ) launched its eponymous digital magazine, a beauty and wellness quarterly that goes beyond seasonal trends and looks deeper at how current issues affect Byrdie readers’ daily lives. Byrdie’s first issue, titled Changemakers, is a collection of more than a dozen original stories plus 20 profiles of trailblazers redefining beauty, whose shared vision for activism is expanding opportunity within the industry.

“Byrdie always works to uncover the next important beauty moment, must-have product, and groundbreaking personalities that help people look and feel their best,” says Leah Wyar, GM and VP, Byrdie. “A big part of feeling your best is being part of

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Coffey Anderson and Wife Criscilla’s New Netflix Show Country-ish Debuts First Trailer

Coffey Anderson and his wife Criscilla are letting the world into their life!

The country music singer/songwriter and the hip-hop dancer are starring in Netflix’s new show Country-ish which follows the couple as they navigate their opposing country vs. city perspectives when it comes to both life and parenting their three children — son Ethan, 9, and daughters Emmarie, 6, and Everleigh, 3.

“The dynamic in our home is unique because we have one part of our lives that people can relate to and another part that people really want to know about,” the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively, ahead of the series’ premiere on September 25.

Although the independent country artist hails from Texas, he and his wife, who has danced with Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears and Rihanna, are raising their children in Los Angeles.

“I think that makes our family special,” Criscilla says in the trailer for the Netflix

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10 of the best paddleboarding destinations in the UK – and where to stay

SUP, or Stand Up Paddleboarding as it’s also known, combines socially distanced outdoor enjoyment, with a superb workout – all that balancing and paddling is excellent for the core – making it the ideal activity in the age of coronavirus. 

Sales of inflatable boards have spiked, with leading manufacturer Red reporting its highest sales in 11 years of trading. But where to begin? 

We’ve found some of the best places to stay with excellent paddleboarding right on your doorstep. All except one offer tuition and the water is often warmest at the end of summer (not that you’re going to fall in, of course).

The Independent’s hotel reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and book, but we never allow this to affect our coverage.

River Wye, Herefordshire

For somewhere to improve your self-taught lockdown SUP skills, it’s

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The Clog’s power ranking of locations for attending online lectures

Now that we’re all forced to find spots around our homes for studying and watching lectures, the idea of sitting in a library isn’t so bad. Nowadays, going to lecture means finding somewhere — anywhere — with reliable Wi-Fi and that’s relatively quiet. Whether you’re an only child living at home this semester, a student taking care of little siblings or someone living on campus in an apartment with other students, it’s probably pretty hard for you to find a place to study where you can actually focus. If you’ve been struggling to feel like a college student while locked up in your middle school bedroom, check out this ranking of spots to study and attend lectures in while classes are online.

1. House or apartment common space

It’s great to be able to sit in a common living space such as a living room or kitchen and peacefully watch

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The Best Beauty Buys From Newly Launched To Cult Products

Autumn is on its way, and so is the roll out of new beauty products as well as cult favorites for the season ahead. Here’s some beauty and skincare inspiration from an ultra-deluxe advent calendar to a shimmer perfume if you want to keep summer going just a little bit longer.

Beauty Advent Calendar by Fortnum & Mason: A true sign that Christmas is on it’s way, Fortnum & Mason has launched its iconic beauty advent calendar. Luxurious treats have been hidden within the 25 drawers in the form of skincare, makeup, haircare, bath, body and wellness products by Chantecaille, Guerlain and Sisley to name a few (after all, wouldn’t want t give the game away!)

Tri-Active Regenerating Bio-Retinol Sleeping Serum by ESPA: A brand new product by ESPA, apply this serum as part of your evening regime and it’ll work as you sleep to offer a revitalised

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