Tag: December 2022

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The Right Photo Matters for First Impressions

“I’m not letting that guy see me naked!” A friend of mine asked for referrals for Omaha’s best masseuse. That guy came highly recommended, but when my friend looked him up online, she saw a duck-lipped selfie shot from that guy’s car while wearing a backwards ball cap. He lost […]

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A Craving for Community Inspired Stories Coffee Co.

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, but often it can lead you to a place of purpose and passion. Such is the case for Brooke and Dan Loutzenhiser who own Stories Coffee Co. Both from rural Nebraska, they met in 2015 after Dan’s wife passed away and he […]

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What Makes Your Life Meaningful?

I recently considered this question within the context of estate planning and had an epiphany. It is at the core of this question that the motivation and objective of estate planning are revealed. By thinking about what makes your life meaningful, you begin to determine the direction in which your […]

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Personalized Pregnancy Care from a Caring Heart

Jenny Hemmer was always interested in health care. “For a while, I wanted to be a doctor,” she said. “I’m an empathetic personality. I like to help people.” That caring heart led her to fulfilling work as a nurse in Omaha for over ten years. But overnight shifts and unpredictable […]

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Luxury Home Organizing for Peace and Comfort

Mental wellbeing can be impacted by many factors, including one’s environment. A well-organized and visually attractive home can evoke feelings of peace and comfortability, while a cluttered home lacking structure can be stress-inducing. Fortunately for Omaha homeowners, Allison Helligso, owner of NEAT Method Omaha, implements thoughtful design and skilled attention […]

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Don’t Suffer After a Car Accident

Have you ever been in a car accident or a light fender bender? One in 63 Americans are in the same boat. Did you know whiplash, neck, and back pain are a few of the most common injuries following said accidents? What most people don’t realize is whiplash can occur […]

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In the Groove and Hasn’t Missed a Beat

At a young age, Ainsley Van Deun dreamed of being a hip hop dancer. Now a Millard West sophomore, Van Deun has since trained and performed in many more styles of dance such as tap, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, and her favorite, jazz. She began her dance career in Olney, MD, […]

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Flavors Rich in Culture with Edgy Concepts

Jose Dionicio, known for edgy concepts, has been feeding Omahans for over 20 years, introducing Midwestern palates to Nikkei cuisine, a unique fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavors emblematic of Japanese immigration during WWII in Peru. Dionicio’s family has been in the restaurant industry since he can remember (his father […]

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A Winning Legacy is a Unique Family Bond

Cole Ballard  |  Senior  |  Elkhorn South High School Football is a Ballard family tradition. Cole Ballard, a senior at Elkhorn South High School (ESHS), is following in the footsteps of his older brothers, Connor and Caden, by becoming a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and track) as well as captain […]

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Sensational Duo of Twin Sisters

Norah and Neleigh Gessert  |  Sophomores  |  Millard West High School Millard West High School sophomores and twin sisters Norah and Neleigh Gessert are such skilled basketball players they received a Division I offer before ever playing a high school game. Neleigh believes being twins makes them more effective players. […]