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3 Moisturizing Rules for Winter Skin

Secretly, I hate body lotion. I know it’s something I need to use daily, and I’ll admit that it does make my skin look ten times better, but I hate the time it takes each morning. But I’ve resolved to be better about it since I know my skin will thank me in 10+ years. Here’s some advice I’m keeping […]

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6 Rules for Raising Healthy Children from Mom.me

Recently, my one-year old has been transitioning from puréed foods to solids. Some days he surprises me and enhales everything on his tray, and then other days it’s either thrown across the room, or fed to the dog. It’s not necesarily the mess that bothers me, but more so the waste! Moms, is that normal? I recently read an article from our friends at Mom.me titled the,”6 […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Age of the Oldest Dental Filling

Here’s a bite-sized fun fact to bring up at dinner tonight (or during your next teeth cleaning). The world’s oldest dental filling is 6,500 years old, as discovered by a team of scientists in Italy. The jawbone in which it was lodged was dug up early last century near the village of Lonche in Slovenia. At the time, the find—one of […]

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To Get Over a Fear, Start by Speaking Up About It

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19.2 million American adults suffer from a specific phobia—such as fear of flying, heights, spiders, or public speaking.  (The other day, Real Simple’s own etiquette columnist, Catherine Newman, wrote a great essay about her phobia in The New York Times. Confession: I have the same one!). Happily, there’s hope for fearful folks. […]

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Winter Skin-Care Tips

Though I know it’s important all year long, sunscreen isn’t something I typically think to use during the winter months but, as I hit the slopes this past weekend, I did remember to dig out my sun block. Why?

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Use Lift to Help New Habits Stick

I didn’t make big resolutions this year. Instead I focused more on creating good habits. (My three main ones were: drink more water, floss, and moisturize every day.) To keep myself motivated and to keep track of whether or not I’m meeting my goals, I’ve been using the Lift app. (I’m a total sucker for a progress bar.) Basically, once […]

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How to Keep Your Health Resolutions

Between the long weekend and other social obligations, sticking to a diet- or fitness-related resolution isn’t always easy. Luckily, there’s a solution that combines both health and friends.

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Wednesday Trivia: The Length of the Average Cough

If you’re like most Americans, you head to the doctor for antibiotics when a hacking cough persists more than a week. But a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that we should be much more patient when it comes to coughing. The average acute cough (caused by a common cold, or other respiratory illness—like bronchitis) actually last for […]

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Why You Should Follow Dosage Instructions for Over-the-Counter Medicine

When you have a cold or come down with the flu, it’s tempting to load up on over-the-counter medications to make yourself feel better fast. But taking more than the recommended dose won’t land you back on your feet any faster. Why? Because the determined dosage is based on the “therapeutic index” of the medicine, which is the sweet spot […]

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Why You Should Buy Yourself Flowers

Next time you’re at the supermarket, go ahead and treat yourself to a bouquet of fresh flowers. It’s no secret that flowers look pretty, but flowers may actually have a positive impact on your emotional well-being.

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