Category: Health

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It’s Nice to Meet You, Please Pass the Purell

Have you noticed the hand sanitizer everywhere lately? I have — and I’m thankful for it! Apparently hospitals, firehouses, churches, and even taxi drivers are all stocking up on the Purell, or some other brand of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The fear of H1N1, or the Swine Flu, appears to be changing the way we socialize. Churches...

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6 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Juicer for Leafy Greens

Are you ready to join in on the juicing trend? If so, you aren’t alone – after all, juicing has been proven to offer a wide array of health benefits for people of all ages. One of the first things you have to consider is what juicer you want to purchase. The best juicer machine for...

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Iodine Deficiency: What You Need to Know

News flash: bakers in Australia and New Zealand are now using iodized salt in their baked goods. Why is this news? And why should we care? Apparently, most of us are not getting the amount of iodine we need for healthy thyroid function. What does the thyroid do? And what is iodine’s function? You might be...

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Influencing Your Brain with Music

We’re all familiar with the situation where we get in a particular mood, and it makes us want to listen to a specific type of music. When you get bouncy and silly, you put on ABBA. When you just broke up with someone, you drown yourself in songs about heartache. It stands to reason that we...

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How to Wear Red Lipstick

Notorious for being hard to wear, red lipstick is one particular product many women shy away from. However, anyone can pull off the look with a little know-how and the right shade. Keep reading to learn how you can wear red lipstick without looking like a clown! Avoid Too Much Makeup When wearing red lipstick, it’s...

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How to Straighten Your Hair

Whether you have slightly wavy hair or naturally curly locks, you may be curious about different ways to straighten your hair. There are several ways to get those stick straight strands, but using a flat iron is easily the most popular and delivers the best results. The following how-to guide will show you how to get...

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Is Poor Sleep Stopping You from Losing Weight?

When was the last time you got a great night’s sleep? If it’s been a while, or if you can’t remember at all, you’re not alone. Forty-five percent of Americans report having their daily activities negatively affected by poor or insufficient sleep at least once per week. Another 35 percent of Americans have said that, even...

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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...