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How to Treat a Burn

Between grills, campfires, and citronella candles, the chances of burning yourself during the summer is quite likely. Fortunately, treating a minor burn is relatively easy. A first-degree burn—where only the outside layer of skin is burned, but not all the wall through—is typically red, sometimes swelling, and moderately painful, according to the Mayo Clinic. To treat it at home, first […]

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Three Truths and One Lie About Sunscreen

I have received many questions about sunscreen lately. Here are three truths and one fallacy about the summer’s hottest product—based on your queries. Source: Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin. 1. Sunscreen expires. It’s usually good for three years. Hopefully, you’ll use it up long […]

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How to Unwind Before Bed

Counting sheep isn’t nearly as adorable as it sounds, especially when you’re actually, you know, tired. If the stress of the day is keeping you up at night, try using aromatherapy to relax before you hit the pillow. Massage a dab of aromatherapeutic balm or oil into your shoulder and the back of your neck just before bed—and be sure […]

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How to do Yoga on the Go

Yoga’s a great way to release stress and relieve tension, but unrolling your yoga mat and breaking into a downward facing dog or camel pose in the middle of your office or while waiting for your flight isn’t the most practical thing. Michelle Marlahan, founder of It’s All Yoga in Sacramento, California, has an easy way to secretly get your […]

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5 Workout Wardrobe Essentials from PopSugar

In a workout rut? According to our friends at PopSugar.com, investing in a few pieces of new exercise gear can make a difference. They say, “build a better workout wardrobe, dress like a pro, and feel even more confident the next time you step into the gym. These following five affordable picks are a great start for Summer!” To see […]

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How to Chisel Your Lower Half

Finding the time to workout has been my biggest challenge—but I am hopeful (even if it’s limited to a few squats and lunges across the nursery in the middle of the night!). While doing some exercise research, I stumbled across this post from our colleagues at Health.com. Their editors ask, “You want lean, strong legs (and a tight, lifted butt!).” […]

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Get More Out of Your Workout

You’re going to the gym and pumping that iron, but you still aren’t getting the results you’ve been hoping for. The boost your workout needs just might lie within your own mind. No, it isn’t simply a positive, can-do attitude—although that never hurts. Instead, you need to pay as much attention to your rests as you do to your reps. […]

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Are Seasonal Allergies Worse Than Ever?

You can finally put those puffy winter coats in storage, but you better get out those tissues. According to the New York Daily News, allergists say we have the long, cold winter to thank for what is shaping up to be a particularly crippling allergy season.

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Smoothies Under 250 Calories from CookingLight.com

Looking for yummy low-calorie smoothie recipes? Or, a way to sneak veggies in to your little ones? Search no further. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of smoothie recipes all under 250 calories. Dust off your blender and mix up one of these delicious and healthy treats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. To see the full list, click […]

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How to Cover a Popped Pimple

Despite definitely knowing better, you popped a pimple and it erupted. Rather than lecturing you on how bad it is to pick at your skin—because it is a bad idea­­­­—here’s how to cover it up: A combination of acne-fighting gel, concealer, and translucent loose powder. First, go ahead and apply an acne-fighting gel (like Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, $17, […]

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