Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

A Writer and Photojournalist's Blog


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for July 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – July 10, 2016 – The artists behind this month’s top workout tunes could easily pass for the lineup of a great, summer music festival. Kicking off the day, you’d find upstarts like Shawn Mendes and crossover favorites like Tegan & …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – June 1, 2016 – The summer possesses a strange magic that allows it to draw pop songs out of the woodwork—even from acts that aren’t necessarily pop acts. Even if the season itself isn’t pulling the strings, music lovers are …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – May 6, 2016 – This month’s tops songs provide an excellent mix of college radio favorites, Top 40 hits, and clubland remixes. Starting with the outliers, you’ve got the latest from guitarless wonders Fitz & The Tantrums and the throwback …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for March 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – March 1, 2016 – This month’s top 10 list draws heavily from the Top 40 chart and club scene. While this reliance on pop tunes and big beats might make the list seem one-dimensional at first, there are just enough …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for February 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – February 1, 2016 – February’s top picks play more like summer workout mix than a winter one—thanks to a wealth of pop and dance favorites. On the pop side of things, you’ll find the latest from Taylor Swift and Jason …

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My thoughts regarding “Oprah” and the changes are simply this: Those of us who are overweight have had difficulty with belief in ourselves…We have the tendency to cater to ourselves via comfort foods, sweets…temptations…etc…when we should be caring about ourselves. Instead of negative thoughts and “I’m done with Weight Watchers” posts, what we should do is say this — “We are good…We are worthy…We are strong…and together…We Can Do This!”


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2015 Fort Wayne, IN – December 1, 2015 – What summer is to the blockbuster movie, winter is to the blockbuster album. With record labels competing for your holiday loot, the marketplace is flooded with new releases from the biggest acts on their rosters. While …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2015 Fort Wayne, IN – November 2, 2015 – The autumn is an excellent time to find new music. In the summer, Top 40 artists are all over the radio, competing for the season’s biggest song. In winter, the year’s biggest releases are competing for …

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