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Letter from the Editor- Winter 2016

By Hayley Leray

sig winter 2016 coverThe New Year lends itself to reevaluation.  In the warmth of my office, I ponder some ambitious resolutions while staring at the neatly organized clutter invading my desk.  A sea of yellow sticky notes frame my computer monitor while to my right, two stacks of neatly aligned and prioritized papers beg for attention.  A half full or half empty (depending on how you look at it) coffee cup rests upon three identical notepads while a systemized  stack of paper scraps with hieroglyphics scribbled on them sits next to a tall but tidy pile of receipts.

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Sparkling Cran-Ginger Rum Cocktail

Text by Hayley Leray  |  Photo by Rhonda Adkins

What would winter be without the warmth of a crackling fire and a festive libation to toast the beginning of another fabulous year!  Whether lingering on the couch curled up in a cozy blanket or mingling with friends at a dinner party, Signature MT suggests this lively winter cocktail guaranteed to warm your cockles and spice up a frost-filled night.  Cheers to a warm up that is packed with deep spicy flavor and a comforting effervescent twist.

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Secrets to Investment Success

Many people look for the “secrets” to investment success. Is it timing the market just right? Is it finding those hot stocks or getting in on the “ground floor” of the next big thing? Actually, these types of moves have little relevance to the vast majority of investors — even the most successful ones. So let’s take a look at some steps you can take that can be effective in helping you work toward your financial goals.

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The “B” Word

Now that I’m in the full swing of my 30’s, I’m starting to notice my skin isn’t quite what it used to be. Lines are beginning to form and it is a little duller than I remember. So, refusing to let Mother Nature and genetics get the upper hand, I took matters into my own hands. Yes… I’m talking about the “B” word… Botox! I toyed with the idea for about three years but never got up the nerve to pull the trigger. It wasn’t until my good friend messaged me with an incredible offer on Botox. That’s all it took for me to take the Botox plunge. However, being a younger guy, I did not want to go crazy and look like a pin cushion in a Vera Wang workroom. I simply wanted to improve the look of some moderate frown lines between my brows. A few minor injections here and there, and voila! The results were fabulous! Even better, there is no surgery and no recovery time – just instant results!

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Post-Summer Skincare

Start Your Damage Control Now

Have you spent countless hours soaking in the sun this summer? You may have gotten more than you bargained for while tanning. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause skin damage and even skin cancer. And, don’t be fooled—just because you can’t see the damage immediately doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. Sun damage often affects cells deep beneath the surface of your skin and can lurk there for several years before the damage is noticeable.

While many believe certain skin changes are inevitable as you age, most of the skin changes associated with aging actually result from overexposure to the sun. These skin changes, referred to as photoaging, can show up as brown and red spots, wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, unevenness in color, and a leathery texture—changes most would like to avoid.

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Crazy-Fun, Calorie Burning Fitness

OULA Offers a Fun and Laughter-Induced High Intensity Workout

Bored with the same old workout routine? Maybe it’s time to check out OULA, a one hour, high-octane, crazy-fun dance craze that’s rockin’ the floors of local gyms and dance studios alike. This high-intensity cardio is a dance-based workout created by Missoula resident Kali Lindner in an attempt “to push her students to break through not only physical but emotional boundaries, to dance with reckless abandon, to give and receive fierce self-love, and to unite our community together through positivity, passion and health,” according to her website.

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