more about: health

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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Wednesday Trivia: Jobs That Make You Gain Weight

A new study from CareerBuilder and reported by Huffington Post found that the very worst job for waistlines just may be in information technology and government—not surprisingly, two jobs that require a whole lot of sitting. And if you feel you may have put on a few pounds since starting your job, take solace in the fact that you’re in […]

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A Surefire Way to Stay Accountable

You *know* you ought to take the stairs instead of the elevator and floss every night… and yet, sometimes not doing those good-for-you extra steps is all the more tempting. If you’re a parent and trying to hold yourself accountable to small goals, try this tip from reader Rachel R.S.: Enlist your kids. When we asked our Facebook fans for […]

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Beauty Bad Habits

A few months back, I posted about my nail-biting habit. I got many great ideas about how to quit from all of you. I thought I’d follow up and let you know that, although I have not kicked the habit entirely (hey, it was 43 years in the making), I have become more mindful of when I’m biting—and, therefore, more […]

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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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