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Test Your Picnic IQ

Before you get busy packing the basket, take a second to find out if you’re smarter than the average bear. (Answers below the photo!) 1. If you’ve been stung by a bee, what can you use to remove the stinger? (a) A credit card (b) A needle (c) A spoon 2. How long can food sit in the sun before […]

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Meditation for Beginners

With all of the stress and pressures of modern life, anxiety can feel like your constant companion—but that doesn’t have to be the case. Turns out, you already possess everything you need to clear your mind, calm your nerves, and defeat that nagging anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach. How? It’s simple: Meditation. Even if you don’t think […]

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How to Be More Patient

The coffee seems to be dripping in slow motion, the dog’s walking around in circles without actually doing his business, the train can’t come soon enough, and the elevator is taking forever! If this sounds like your thought process in the morning, it sounds like you could use a lesson in patience (can’t we all sometimes?).

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A Free App for Making Healthy Choices

Sure, you may read all about eating healthy on the go, but when you’re out and about—and hungry—it’s easy to forget which items are actually the best choices for you. Fortunately, the (free!) Google Search app takes the guesswork out of it and lets you compare the nutritional value of virtually any two foods. Just press the mic on your […]

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On Body Image

Show of hands: Who has struggled with their body image? Okay, put your hands down (I’m lowering mine). Now, who has finally grown secure in her own skin only to have her pre-teen or teenage daughter begin to question things like why she doesn’t look as thin as so-and-so and why her thighs are so “blarby”? Okay, put your hands […]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile from Health.com

A healthy smile is important. Dental health is an essential part of your overall health and longevity. It’s also one of the first things people notice and can be one of your greatest assets. So, it’s important to keep your smile in tiptop shape. You might feel like you’re already doing everything right. You have dental appointments every six months […]

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Need More Willpower? Eat a Turkey Sandwich

Let’s say your day started with trying to remain calm despite rush hour traffic. When you finally arrive at work, you dutifully start responding to e-mails (without signing into Facebook). Then, when it’s time to head out to lunch, you walk right past a window display featuring those must-have sandals. That means that you’ve resisted losing your temper, procrastinating, and […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Your Brain on Knitting

Is knitting the “new” walking? According to CNN.com, the craft may be linked to improving mood, deceasing anxiety, and may even prevent against dementia. In fact, a survey of more than 3,500 knitters found that 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling “very happy.” To learn more about the science behind the […]

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The Fastest Way to Minimize a Facial Flush

Squeezing in a quick workout may sound like a great way to utilize your lunch break, but showing up to that midday meeting with a flushed face is not a good look.

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Should You Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

Spring is officially here, and New Yorkers can even expect the temperatures to climb into the 60s this weekend. (Let’s not dwell on the snow flurries predicted for Monday.) Now—with this long, cold winter technically behind us—is the perfect time to answer a burning sun care question: Must you wear sunscreen even when you’re indoors? According to Miami dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, […]

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