Add Joy to Spring Cleaning

While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

To add color and whimsy, and make spring cleaning a more joyous event, consider these ideas from mom and designer Joy Cho, the founder and creative director of Oh Joy! – a lifestyle site focused on design, fashion, food and life’s joyful moments.

Frame homemade artwork. Once spring has arrived, you may have compiled lots of children’s artwork from time spent indoors. To keep it all organized, sift through it in the spring and frame some of your children’s hard work to put on the walls as colorful pieces of homemade decor.

Start with a fresh clean. Routinely cleaning your high-touch surfaces with disinfecting wipes and picking up common areas is a good habit to get into and should be a starting point for any spring project. When you start with a clean space, you know you won’t have to deal with dust bunnies and clutter along the way. Plus, with nearly 1 in 3 Americans (31 percent) admitting to rarely or never deep cleaning their households, according to an online Clorox survey in February 2019, regularly freshening up can help you maintain a clean space and cut down on time spent tackling big messes.

Decorate with color. Make your shared spaces as fun and unique as possible by adding pops of color. After cleaning accumulated dirt and dust off your bookshelves, add contact paper to the inside back section of the shelves and flower vases or decorative jars for temporary color and character. You can also add an unexpected spring time pop to floral bouquets by incorporating fragrant mint sprigs or colorful stems. Picking out an attractive spring print that brings you joy and updating your throw pillow shams can also provide little bursts of color.

Repurpose everyday items. Look for items around the house that can serve a secondary purpose, like the limited-edition Oh Joy! Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Designer Collection, which can serve as statement pieces while setting the stage for a happy and healthy season by removing unwanted germs and dirt that may be lurking in your home. The stylish canisters can also be rinsed and reused after the last wipe is gone to hold everything from craft supplies to kids’ toys or flowers.

“For the first-ever Clorox Designer Collection, I created four unique canister designs that are inspired by fresh blooms, spring sunshine and the feeling of a clean, new start,” Cho said. “What I love most is that they make the canisters attractive enough that you no longer need to hide them under the sink. Leaving them on the counter for cleaning up messes throughout the day is not only convenient but adds a little joy to your spring decor as well.”

Maintain your spaces. Spending a little time each day cleaning high-traffic spaces can be easier than devoting an entire day each week to getting your home back in order. Disinfecting wipes make it easy to clean up messes, wipe down surfaces and stay on top of spot cleaning, allowing you to spend less time worrying about dirt and germs and more time with your family.

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Photo courtesy of Lily Glass for Oh Joy! (Family Features)


Sus canales de TV pueden cambiar de frecuencias

Si depende de una antena para ver la televisión, los cambios que se realizarán desde ahora hasta julio de 2020 podrían afectar la recepción de algunos de sus canales.

Como parte del trabajo de la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC) para hacer que haya más ondas de radio disponibles para los servicios de banda ancha móvil de alta velocidad, algunas estaciones de televisión en ciudades de Estados Unidos están cambiando sus frecuencias de transmisión por aire.

Si bien los números de canales que ve en el televisor no cambian, los televidentes deberán volver a explorar sus televisores para actualizar a las nuevas frecuencias para que puedan continuar recibiendo esos canales. Los televidentes no necesitarán comprar un televisor nuevo ni un decodificador. Solo aquellos que usan una antena para ver canales locales necesitan volver a explorar sus televisores. Los suscriptores de cable y satélite no se verán afectados por estos cambios.

No todos los canales están cambiando y los cambios se están produciendo de forma continua, por lo que no todos los canales cambiarán al mismo tiempo. Es posible que algunos televidentes tengan que volver a escanear sus televisores y decodificadores varias veces durante el período de transición. Los televidentes deben buscar anuncios adicionales en los canales locales y volver a escanear cuando tengan lugar esos cambios.

Considere estas preguntas comunes de la transición para asegurarse de estar preparado:

¿Cómo sabré que es el momento de escanear?

Algunos canales de televisión locales cambiarán las frecuencias en varias ocasiones hasta mediados de 2020. Los televidentes deben estar atentos a los anuncios de servicio público, la información que se muestra en la parte inferior de las pantallas de TV y otras notificaciones por parte de las estaciones locales que anuncien “días para volver a escanear” (rescan days) en los que los espectadores deberán volver a escanear. Las televisoras darán a los televidentes al menos 30 días de aviso de que se acerca el cambio de frecuencia.

Una buena regla general es volver a escanear su televisor cada vez que note que falta un canal. Si no lo ha vuelto a escanear por un tiempo, es posible que se sorprenda por la cantidad de canales disponibles.

¿Cuántas personas se verán afectadas por la transición?

Se verán afectados millones de estadounidenses en todo el país que ven televisión gratis con una antena.

¿Cuál es la ventaja de hacer los cambios de frecuencia?

El beneficio es que habrá más ondas disponibles para satisfacer la demanda de los consumidores de mayor capacidad de banda ancha móvil, el nuevo 5G y otros servicios avanzados de banda ancha móvil de alta velocidad que se están desarrollando.

¿Cómo puedo saber qué canales están cambiando?

El sitio web de la FCC tiene un mapa interactivo que permite a los televidentes ingresar su dirección para ver qué canales locales están haciendo una transición en su mercado. Para acceder al mapa, visite

Una vez que ingrese la información de su ubicación, como la ciudad y el estado o el código postal, podrá ver una lista de estaciones en su área. Las estaciones que están cambiando las frecuencias tendrán una “R” en la última columna marcada como “IA”. Haga clic en la estación para ver el período de tiempo durante el cual cada estación afectada realizará el cambio. Para encontrar el “rescan day” (día para volver a escanear) específico para una estación en particular, observe los anuncios y avisos en el aire o visite su sitio web para obtener información.

Para obtener más información y consejos sobre cómo volver a escanear, visite o llame al 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322).  (Family Features)

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Welcome to the March / April 2019 Edition of Teen InFluential

William T. Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

William T. Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

Every morning, I wake up at 4:45. I spend around an hour answering emails from all ten of my accounts, check my phones for any messages from writers, graphic designers, and family, wipe away the eye matter that tends to form after only five hours of sleep, and get dressed for a full day of business.

I’m William Jackson and I’m the Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential, the multi-award winning internationally read E-zines, Dedicated to the Art of Living Well.

With the assistance of a very talented and collaborative team, we work hard to publish exciting E-zines sure to inform, insight, inspire, and influence.  It’s our hope you’re finding something entertaining and useful in each edition.  Of course, we welcome your feedback so feel free to let us know how we can improve.  We enjoy hearing from you as it keeps us inspired and motivated to keep doing what we enjoy doing.

Nicole Glenn, our Editor of Teen InFluential and her awesome team, are doing a great job.  Though they are busy with all things that college life brings, family responsibilities, and such, they always carve out a huge chunk of their busy schedules to put together amazing editions of Teen InFluential.  We certainly couldn’t do it without their talent and collaboration so I’m always quick to say THANK YOU!

We hope you’ll join us and plan on Being so Chic! this spring season.  It’s the right thing to do!

Thank you, our amazing readers, for your constant support.  Be sure to subscribe to Teen InFluential at and connect with us on Facebook (@Teen InFluential) and Twitter (@TeenInFluential).


William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes

As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team High-Performance Dietitian Allen Tran works with top athletes and recognizes the key role protein plays in their diets. Developed by Tran, these breakfast recipes can provide the nutrition necessary for journeying through your day with energy and verve. Protein Waffles include Rockin’ Protein Builder for an easy boost of protein. The 12-ounce shakes, which are low in carbs and sugar, are made with fresh milk and have 30 grams of high-quality protein to help build muscle without a chalky after-taste.

If you’re looking to make healthier choices or live an active lifestyle and are short on time, a premade recipe may allow for additional productivity. Recipes that can be made in advance – like the night before – may aid your goal to consume necessary nutrients without putting a rush on your morning routine.

Chocolate Cherry and Banana Overnight Oats are made with Shamrock Farms Chocolate Milk and are a source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Plus, they can be made in advance, allowing you to grab a healthy, ready-made breakfast to take on the go. Adding milk to your diet helps serve as a source of energy while building and repairing muscles.

Find more tips and recipes to help enhance your nutrition at

Chocolate Cherry and Banana Overnight Oats

Yield: 2 jars

  • 1/2       cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 1/2    cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1          container (12 ounces) Shamrock Farms Chocolate Milk
  • 1          ripe banana, sliced
  • 1          pinch salt
  1. In two mason jars, add 1/4 cup frozen cherries in each. In microwave, thaw 30 seconds.
  2. Divide rolled oats, milk, banana and salt between jars. Cover with lids and shake until combined.
  3. Store in refrigerator overnight or at least several hours.
  4. Serve cold or warm in microwave.

Protein Waffles

Yield: 8-10 waffles

  • 2          cups pancake mix
  • 2          large eggs
  • 1          container (12 ounces) Vanilla or Chocolate Rockin’ Protein Builder
  • 1/4       cup canola oil
  • 1/2       teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Place pancake mix in bowl. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, protein shake and oil. Stir into pancake mix until just combined.
  3. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.

Tip: To freeze for later consumption, cool waffles on wire racks. Freeze between layers of waxed paper in re-sealable plastic freezer bag. In toaster oven or microwave, heat waffles until heated through. (Family Features)

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The Brightest Minds in Magazine Media Celebrated at the Folio: 100

Recognizing magazine media’s thought leaders, trendsetters and newsmakers.  

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

Congrats to our very own William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

The Grand Ballroom of The Yale Club in Manhattan was packed with some of magazine media’s brightest minds on Thursday to celebrate Folio:’s list of the top 100 innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors from over the past year.

The annual list, which is comprised of the best thought-leaders from the industry, recognizes honorees for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Representing every sector of magazine media, including consumer, b2b, regional, enthusiast, and association, the honorees set a theme of thanking their hard working teams and bosses who allowed them to execute their ideas.

This year, the list includes C-level visionaries, such as Condé Nast’s first chief data officer, Karthic Bala, who has worked diligently to strengthen the 109-year-old company’s focus on data and analytics, and founder and chief business officer of InFluential Magazine William Jackson, who created a portfolio of award-winning publications that reach millions readers every issue.

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

“We’re doing really exciting things and taking an iconic publishing company and really transforming it for this new digital age that we’re all learning how to understand,” said C-suite honoree, Alec Casey, who serves as CMO of Trusted Media Brands.

Also on the list were senior executives, including the new SVP and publisher of one of the highest profiting magazines in the industry, Cece Ryan; Yankee Magazine’s VP and publisher Brook Holmberg, who successfully transformed a regional publication into a national brand; and Meredith’s VP of brand licensing, Steven Grune, who oversees of all of Meredith’s licensing activities, spanning more than 60 partnerships.

Doug Olson, president of Meredith Magazines and one of the executive honorees, said in his acceptance speech, “We had a really good year last year, but I promise you, the best is yet to come.”

The strategists on the list are those who have worked over the past year to grow their brands and companies through new revenue streams and with innovative ideas. Included in this category are Adam Krefman, senior director of festivals and activations at Pitchfork, who has taken the Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago to new heights year-over-year by maxing out every inch of Union Park; Joann Kropp, Informa Engage’s VP of global data solutions, who is a visionary in the audience monetization space; and Bustle Digital Group’s Kate Robinson, who, as the SVP of content distribution and partnerships, has brought video to the forefront of her division.

“I want to thank Hearst, who always lets us try new things and take risks,” said strategist honoree Patrick Varone, who is the VP of audience development at Best Products.

And to round out the list are the industry creators who work to reach the hearts and minds of millions of readers around the country and the world. From video producers like David Popp at the enthusiast video magazine MR Video Plus, to the newly appointed, digital-minded editor-in-chief of a major women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine Cosmo, Jessica Pels, these creators know what it takes to stay competitive in the crowded media space.

Congratulations once again to all of the honorees in year’s class of the Folio: 100! Read all about the 100 honorees here.

William Jackson is a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

We extend hearty congratulations to our Founder & Chief Business Officer, Mr. William Jackson, MBA who was feted a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree on Thursday, December 6th.

The Grand Ballroom of The Yale Club in Manhattan was packed with some of magazine media’s brightest minds to celebrate Folio:’s list of the top 100 innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors from over the past year.

The annual list, which is comprised of the best thought-leaders from the industry, and recognizes them for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Representing every sector of magazine media, including consumer, b2b, regional, enthusiast, and association, the honorees set a theme of thanking their hard working teams and bosses who allowed them to execute their ideas.

Una Fiesta Llena de Sabor

Comida, familia y tradiciones navideñas

Una tamalada o fiesta para hacer tamales, es una tradición navideña que se lleva a cabo durante Las Posadas y combina dos de los ingredientes más importantes de la temporada – tiempo de calidad con la familia y comida deliciosa.

Considera estos tips de Sylvia Garza de Qué Mami Organics para ayudar a que tu tamalada sea fácil y divertida.

  • Comida: Antes de iniciar con la tamalada, prepara los ingredientes que requieran tiempo y trabajo adicional. Por ejemplo, si vas a usar chiles asados, ásalos y pélalos un día antes, quitando las semillas y cortados para usarlos fácilmente al día siguiente.
  • Familia: Cuando llevas a cabo una tamalada, ofrece comida o refrigerios para compartir con tus invitados. Preparar docenas de tamales puede tomar todo un día, así que querrás mantener a tus ayudantes bien alimentados.
  • Sabor: Al preparar los tamales, agrega un ingrediente como Salsa Tabasco Chipotle a tu masa. No solo podrás agregar un toque ahumado de sabor, pero también le da a la masa un tono dorado muy atractivo. También puedes mezclar la salsa con tu relleno para un sabor más rico y un toque de picante.

Encuentra más recetas deliciosas en

Tamales de Calabacita y Elote

Receta cortesía de Sylvia Garza de Qué Mami Organics

Rinde: 16 tamales

  • 30        hojas grandes de maíz, ablandadas


  • 3          taza de harina para masa (harina de maíz)
  • 2          cucharaditas de polvo para hornear
  • 2          cucharaditas de sal
  • 2 1/3    tazas de caldo de verduras, caliente
  • 1/2       taza de mantequilla sin sal, ablandada
  • 1/2       taza de manteca vegetal


  • 1          cucharada de aceite de oliva
  • 1/2       cebolla morada pequeña, picada
  • 1          diente de ajo, picado finamente
  • 3          tazas de calabacita, picada en cubos
  • 1          tomate, picado en cubos pequeños
  • 1/4       cucharadita de orégano seco
  • 1          cucharadita de sal de mar
  • 1          taza de elote blanco dulce
  • 4          cucharadas de cilantro, picado finamente
  • 5          onzas de Qué Mami Organics Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 1/2    cucharadas de Tabasco Pepper Sauce
  • 8          onzas de queso Monterrey Jack, cortado en tiras de ½ onza
  1. Para preparar las hojas: sumerge las hojas de maíz en agua caliente. Coloca una olla pesada sobre las hojas para mantenerlas sumergidas durante por lo menos 1 hora. Una vez que se puedan manejar, enjuaga las hojas de maíz.
  2. Para preparar la masa: En un recipiente hondo grande, mezcla la harina de maíz, el polvo para hornear y la sal de mar. Usando las manos, incorpora el caldo de verduras caliente para obtener una masa firme. En la batidora, mezcla la mantequilla y la manteca vegetal hasta obtener una consistencia suave y agrega la masa en cantidades pequeñas hasta incorporar bien todos los ingredientes. Continúa mezclando a una velocidad media baja durante 5 minutos, raspando la masa de las orillas del recipiente hondo. Reserva la masa.
  3. Para preparar el relleno: En un sartén grande sobre fuego medio, calienta el aceite de oliva; saltea la cebolla morada y el ajo hasta que estén traslucidos. Agrega el tomate, el orégano seco y la sal de mar; continúa mezclando durante 1 minuto. Agrega el elote y el cilantro picado. Mezcla y continúa cocinando durante aproximadamente 2 minutos más; la calabacita debe estar cocinada al dente. Retira el relleno y colócalo en un recipiente hondo resistente al calor.
  4. En un recipiente hondo pequeño, combina la salsa para enchiladas y la salsa de chile Tabasco. Agrega la mitad de la salsa en el relleno; mezcla bien. Reserva el resto de la salsa.
  5. Para hacer los tamales, esparce 2 cucharadas de masa en el extremo ancho de cada hoja de maíz. La masa se debe extender a lo largo de las hojas de maíz, excepto a 1 pulgada a los lados y 3 pulgadas del extremo angosto de la hoja.
  6. Con una cuchara, toma aproximadamente 1 cucharada del relleno de calabacita y elote y colócalo al medio de la masa. Agrega una cucharadita de la salsa reservada sobre el relleno y coloca una tira de queso encima del relleno y salsa. Dobla el lado derecho de la hoja de maíz sobre el relleno y junta y ciérralo con la masa. De manera apretada, dobla el lado izquierdo de la hoja de maíz y dobla el extremo angosto de la hoja de maíz. Usando hojas de maíz restantes, corta tiras y amarra cada tamal para asegurar.
  7. Coloca los tamales verticalmente, con el extremo del relleno hacia arriba, en una vaporera con suficiente agua para cocer a vapor durante 40 a 45 minutos. Cubre los tamales con hojas de maíz adicionales para guardar el vapor, y cubre todo con la tapa de la olla. Los tamales estarán listos cuando la masa se separe fácilmente de las hojas del maíz. Agrega agua a la olla según sea necesario para cocer al vapor durante más tiempo.
  8. Deja que los tamales se enfríen durante 10 minutos antes de abrirlos. Retira las hojas de maíz antes de servir. (Family Features)


Folio: 100 Honorees To Be Feted at Celebration Luncheon on December 6 in New York City

Folio:, the publishing industry’s go-to source for news, business intelligence and peer-to-peer networking, is pleased to unveil its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees. Each year, an elite group of media professionals are selected to represent the best and brightest minds in magazine and digital media today.

The 2018 class of honorees includes: Hearst Magazine’s Troy Young, National Geographic’s Susan Goldberg, Trusted Media Brand’s Kari Hodes, Adweek’s Jeffrey Litvack, Meredith’s Tom Harty, New York Times Magazine’s Gail Bilcher, and more.

View the 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees

“The Folio: 100 is a veritable who’s who in magazine media,” says Folio: Content Director, Caysey Welton. “These are the folks who are changing the face of our industry, across every sector and every discipline. Their leadership, creativity, vision and entrepreneurial spirit is truly inspiring.”

For more information, visit

Honorees will be recognized at a Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Yale Club in New York City from 12:00 – 2:30pm. To register for the luncheon, click here.

For questions about attending the Folio: 100 Celebration Luncheon, contact Folio: Marketing Manager Jessica Dombrowski at jdombrowski(at)accessintel(dot)com. To become an event sponsor, or secure a congratulatory ad in the program guide, contact Folio: Senior Account Executive Tania Babiuk at tbabiuk(at)accessintel(dot)com.

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

Congratulations to our very our Founder & Chief Business Officer, William Jackson, for being recognized as a 2018 Folio:  100 Honoree!

About Folio: 

Folio: is the information resource publishing executives turn to for news analysis, commentary, and thought leadership in driving business strategy, value creation and revenue growth. Folio: delivers this insight across several newsletters, social media communities, special reports and live events. For more information, visit

Tips for Turning History into Your Story

If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

Call Your Family

In almost every family there is someone who knows all about the familial tree and history. You might be unsure of the exact date your grandparents were married, but someone else may know. Building knowledge of your family history can be an excuse to call your mom, your grandma or even your great aunt. They likely have stories and photos you don’t have and would likely be willing to share them.

Start a Family Tree

Starting a family tree can be the next step to learning about your family history. Building out your tree online can be simple with a service like Ancestry, which has been turning history into your story by transforming names into family and distant places into home for more than three decades. With more than 20 billion records and 3 million family history subscribers, the service provides all the information and tools you need in one place to make discovery fun and easy. Enter what you know about yourself, your parents, your brothers and sisters then add your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. If you aren’t sure about dates and places, make an educated guess then upload photos and stories.

Message Cousins

As you continue to explore your family tree, you may find other relatives have already researched pieces and parts of your family tree. Maybe a fourth cousin has your common great-grandparents in their tree with photos and stories about their lives. Find out what other information they might know or share what you know about your branch of the family tree.

Take a DNA Test

DNA testing has revolutionized the way people discover family history. With a service like AncestryDNA, you become part of a genetic network that includes more than 10 million people. In addition to providing ethnicity estimates, the service also compares your DNA to the people in the network and matches you to anyone sharing enough DNA with you to point to a recent common ancestor within the last 8-10 generations. To make those connections even easier to find, attach that family tree you built to your DNA results, and find more information at (Family Features)