Did you know that some “nutritional” bars contain more calories and sugar than candy bars? According to our friends at Fox News Magazine, it’s hard to know which bars are actually good for you. In this article, the Fox editors provide helpful tips on what to look out for in certain nutrition bars. To read the full article, click here. […]
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Halloween is the holiday of abundant sweets and a problematic lack of willpower (at least, it’s a problem if you’ve got cavity-prone teeth like me). I came across this story in The New York Times that has some very interesting info: Your sugar cravings are predominantly genetic but your preferred sweet “seems to be primarily a learned behavior, a function […]
Is your smartphone basically a family member? Do you tweet before you get out of bed? Be honest: At some point while reading this very post, did you stop to check your email? Real Simple and The Huffington Post have teamed up to learn how women balance (or not balance, as the case may be) their lives in our digital […]
If you can’t seem to make your workout happen, try this strategy instead: Take three 10-minute walks each day.
Not all that glitters is gold, and not all that smells good is good for you. The next time you’re shopping for beauty items, check the label and be sure you don’t see the term “fragrance” listed as a standalone ingredient. Says Dr. Mitchell Chasin, a New Jersey-based cosmetic physician and skincare expert, “Skin care companies get away with the […]
When you’re craving a soft drink, the last thing you need is a lecture—actually, a lecture may be the second-to-last thing. A dental bill, on the other hand? That’s definitely at the bottom of the list. According to Anthony Iacopino, a dentist and Winnipeg, Manitoba–based spokesperson for the American Dental Association, “The acid content in soda erodes enamel.” To prevent […]
If you’re confused about the best way to layer your skin care products—think serum, moisturizer, and foundation (or is it moisturizer, foundation, and then serum)—you’ll be happy to know that in the equation, the most important aspect is probably saving your sanity. Miami-based dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo suggests mixing your products in your palm and applying as one, or as she […]
The secret weapon to strong nails is moisturized cuticles—if you remember to apply cuticle cream or oil along with your hand lotion after every hand washing, you’re that much more likely to prevent brittle and broken nails. Even better: You don’t need a fancy cream handy when you’re in a pinch. According to Skyy Hadley, a celebrity manicurist and the […]
Over half of women complain about pain in their breasts when exercising (and not just fuller-figured women!), says Fresh Pair bra fit expert Bobbie Smith. Are you one of them?