Category: Health

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How to Avoid “Raccoon Eyes” When Applying Mascara

Even the best beauty mavens have to deal with smudged mascara from time to time. These simple tricks can help you prevent the dreaded “raccoon eye” look when you’re trying to look your best. 1. Start with Mascara First When you begin your beauty routine, apply your mascara first, before any other eye makeup products. If...

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A Guide to Keeping your Lungs Clean

In the world we live in, keeping fit and healthy is a top priority for many people. Adhering to a strict diet and exercising are becoming extremely important, and for good reason – after all, who doesn’t want to look and feel their best at all times? Something you may not have considered while embarking on...

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How Safe are Energy Drinks?

I’ll admit, I’ve been known to chug an energy drink (or three) when I’m feeling sluggish, but how safe are these products to consume? Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for several years, it’s hard to miss the conflicting information about energy drinks and their safety — or lack thereof. Keep reading for an unbiased...

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How I Finally Connected with the Holidays

All my life I have had some sort of psychological lack of understanding about holidays. As a kid I liked getting presents, of course, and birthdays were pretty cool, too, but other than that I really didn’t see what the big deal was. I certainly didn’t hate all the celebrations, I just never really cared either...

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Home Remedies for Insect Bites

I don’t know about you, but I tend to get eaten alive by pesky bugs during the summer. It’s horrible, painful, and uncomfortable, but there are a few home remedies that may work to relieve the discomfort for you. I’ve tried literally everything, so all of the following remedies come personally recommended. Everyone is different, so...

Simple Meditation Practices to Reach Mindfulness

Simple Meditation Practices to Reach Mindfulness

Focusing on the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, can have a significant effect when it comes to reducing stress and improving the quality of your life. Research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered that counting each breath is a good way to measure mindfulness. A study published in...

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Heart Healthy Snacks

When choosing snacks, it’s important to pick food that will not only curb your appetite but will be good for you, too! Instead of reaching for that pint of ice cream or bag of potato chips sitting in your cupboard, choose snacks that are low in cholesterol, sodium, calories, and saturated fat but high in fiber...

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Have Fun with a Book Club

One of the fun aspects of seeing a really good movie or television show is being able to discuss it afterward with friends or family, talking about the parts you liked, the parts you didn’t like, and maybe even debating the underlying meaning of the story or the symbolism behind it. If you enjoy reading, however,...