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    Pedal power

    Bart Luther and Daniel Wijdenes were concerned about opening Biloxi Bicycle Works during a pandemic. But as it turns out, their timing was perfect.  “With the various restrictions that the pandemic has imposed on everyone, people have been looking for new avenues to go out and do things, and cycling is great for that — […]

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    Beyond beauty

    As a preteen, Leonie Johnston Simmons colored her Barbie dolls’ hair with markers and gave perms in the kitchen.  “Then, I was always the last one running out the door for homecoming, prom and those kinds of events because I would fix all of my girlfriends’ hair,” recalls Simmons, who now owns Lavish Salon on […]

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    Welcome to 2021, where less is more

    After months of loungewear and makeup-free faces, let’s put on our red lipstick and kiss 2020 goodbye! What’s trending for spring 2021 is a minimal makeup look — your skin, but better.  GLASS SKIN  Healthy, effortless beauty can be spotted all over this season. The runway always has loved the glowy skin trend, but I […]

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    4 ways to improve study time

    It takes effort and persistence to be a good student, and the hardest part for many is learning and consistently embracing good study habits. However, the investment is worth it. Students who learn the tools to study smart as younger students will be well equipped to handle the increased workload for multiple classes in high […]

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    A force of good

    Thanks to Jodie Picciano-Swanson, many formerly homeless veterans have shelter and sustenance. Victims of relationship violence have relocated and started new lives. Cancer patients and their families have found some measure of peace.  The Ocean Springs resident strives to be a force for good as a licensed clinical social worker. Since 2015, she has served […]

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    What you can learn from legacy businesses

    Entrepreneurship always involves risk. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 25 percent of new businesses survive for 15 years or more. So, when a company has endured for decades, what’s their secret?  We asked the leaders of some of the Coast’s most well-respected, longest-operating businesses what it takes to go the distance. […]

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