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All Must-Read Things About Using Oil Diffuser

Diffusing oils is widely known as an appropriate way to relax the patients in aromatherapy and meditation. These days, it gains popularity among people to use for medical problems, decoration and other benefits in many places. For example, in a theatre, they stimulate the atmosphere through the fragrance with the oil diffusers.

Finding an ideal oil diffuser is not as easy as you think. The main mistake when choosing a diffuser is that people select the wrong size of it, especially the small size unable to provide enough aroma to every corner of the room. Therefore, purchasing the best essential oil diffuser for large room can be solved that issue.

To accumulate more information about the essential oil diffuser, we discuss many aspects of this topic and show some features and tips on choosing combined with cleaning oil diffusers. Now, let’s go into details.

What Does An Oil Diffuser Do?

In the general sense, a diffuser is a device that spreads something to give a pleasant smelling in your living space and workplace. When it comes to a diffuser for essential oils, the diffuser breaks the oil down into tiny molecules and then disperse them into the air for distinctive …

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How Can Artist Create A Healthier Life In Simple Ways

Introduction

Everyone understands that following a healthy lifestyle will help you live a great life. However, making healthier choices isn’t always easy for an artist’s life.

Maintaining good health is not a must, but you should be in good health to devote yourself to the arts if you are an artist. That’s why we’ve written this article to help you, the artists, find your way to a healthier life so that you can stay physically and mentally strong.

How To Create A Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle is influenced by many factors. But in return, with it, you can devote yourself to your artistic work. Learn what you should do to keep you and your family healthy in these simple ways:

Eat healthily

If you are too busy with a schedule, a smoothie with a full range of vegetables in it is a great choice. All you need is the best ninja blender for smoothies and your favorite vegetables or fruits.

A balanced diet will help you feel better with your complicated working schedule. As you know, your health is closely related to what you eat. Some diseases might be prevented or treated by eating nutritious foods (Heart disease, …

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Julie Ann Earls – WTNJ Artist’s Profile

Our focus in our education programs isn’t in creating an artist out of every child that takes a class with us or participates in our residencies or contests, it’s simply to instill in each person the tools of creativity – the ability to think critically, to synthesize original solutions, and to participate in and appreciate the process of creation and distillation that all good ideas go through in their life cycle.

Some of our students, however, are born with that artist’s spark in them and they go on to do wonderful things in the arts – Julie Ann Earls is a perfect example of that.  I went to see Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic last week and got to hang out with Julie Ann afterwards.  Here’s a few questions she answered for us!

WTNJ:  Like most of us in the theatre, you’re a multi-hyphenate – actor, singer, voice-over artist, etc.  What are some of the projects you’re currently working on?  And feel free to plug anything you want people to go see!

JAE:  The main thing I’m working on is Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of

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New Jersey Young Playwrights Winners Announced

Madison, NJ —  For the past thirty-five years, the Writers Theatre of New Jersey has conducted the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival, a program which brings teaching artists to local schools to work with students on the art of playwriting. The Festival also includes a contest, which is open to writers across the state and repeatedly draws incredible young minds to create inspiring new work.

One such mind was that of Julie Ann Earls, a 2008 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival Winner. Since this early success, Earls has gone on to pursue theatre professionally and, earlier this year, finished up a multi-year run on the off-Broadway hit “PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC.” She still fondly recalls her experience with the Festival and stands by what she wrote shortly after winning: “That’s what this experience was all about: real actors taking my real work very seriously. This was invaluable to a young artist like myself. It made me feel like I wasn’t just some kid who wrote some play about moody teenagers and their moody rings — it made me feel like I was a real dramatic force that had something to …

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Thirty-Fourth Annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival High School Winners!

We’re proud to announce the winners of the thirty-fourth annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival in the High School category!

The high school winners are: Packing by Michael Villanueva, a student at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools – East Brunswick; Trust No One by Gabrielle Poisson, a Newark Academy student; Learn Your ABCs by Elijah Gaines, of Lindenwold High School, & Jaleel Lindsey, from the Greenfields Residential Community Home; Smile by Kianni Keys from Newark Academy, and Hot Dogs and Feminism by Jasmine Sharma, a student at Bergen County Academy for Visual & Performing Arts.

Over 450 plays were submitted for this year’s New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival, the third-oldest young playwrights festival in the country.  Finalists had their plays critiqued by professional playwrights from all over the United States, allowing them the valuable chance to learn from these professionals and to revise their work, making it stronger before resubmitting it for final consideration. The New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival winners will receive Governor’s Awards, a one-year membership to the Dramatists Guild, the professional playwrights union; and will have their plays staged in a reading with professional actors and directors in June.

Both Gabrielle Poisson and Jasmine Sharma …

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First Annual New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate Winners!

We’re proud to announce the winners of the first annual New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate Contest!

The three 2017 New Jersey Youth Poet Laureates are Mel Xiao, a Newark Academy student from Livingston; Eileen Huang, a High Technology High School student from Holmdel; and Nicole Tota, a Cherokee High School student from Marlton. These three winners will represent North, Central, and South Jersey, respectively. Writers Theatre will present them with opportunities to perform and share their work throughout the state and their poems will be published later this year.  Each winner will also receive a Governor’s Award.

With this being the first year of the contest, we didn’t expect anywhere near the over 800 submissions we received, so the judging and awards process took longer than anticipated, but we’ve ironed out the kinks and are adjusting the timing for next year’s contest.  We thank you for your patience during the process.

The Youth Poet Laureate contest was something Writer’s Theatre Artistic Director John Pietrowski had long been wanting to provide for New Jersey youth poets, alongside the other educational writing opportunities the theatre already provides, like the NJ Young Playwrights Festival. Pietrowski: “This project is part of the National Youth …

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NJ Student Writers Win Big in WTNJ Contests

Madison, NJ — Writers Theatre of New Jersey has just announced the high school winners of both the thirty-fourth annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival and the first annual New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate contest! Young writers from all over the state are represented.

The high school winners of Writers Theatre’s New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival are: Packing by Michael Villanueva, a student at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools – East Brunswick; Trust No One by Gabrielle Poisson, a Newark Academy student; Learn Your ABCs by Elijah Gaines & Jaleel Lindsey from the Greenfields Residential Community Home; Smile by Kianni Keys from Newark Academy, and Hot Dogs and Feminism by Jasmine Sharma, a student at Bergen County Academy for Visual & Performing Arts.

The winners of Writers Theatre’s first annual New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate Contest are Mel Xiao, a Newark Academy student from Livingston; Eileen Huang, a High Technology High School student from Holmdel; and Nicole Tota, a Cherokee High School student from Marlton. The three winners will represent North, Central, and South Jersey, respectively. Writers Theatre will present them with opportunities to perform and share their work throughout the state and their poems will be published …

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