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The Most Moisturizing Lotions for Winter Skin from InStyle.com

Baby its cold outside! Though the snow might be pretty, the cold, dry air that comes with it can wreak havoc on our skin. And if you’re already a dry skin sufferer like me, this season can be quite miserable (and itchy!). In the quest to combat my irritating case of winter skin, I came across this fantastic list of […]

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When to Buy a New Bra

If the new year has brought with it a significant flux in your weight, it may be time to get remeasured for a bra. Susan Nethero, the founder of Intimacy, a national chain of lingerie stores, recommends getting refitted for a bra after a gain or loss of ten or more pounds. The variation in weight at that point is […]

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5 Low-Tech Essentials for Keeping the House Warm from Remodelista

Hello, winter! We’ve had some record-breaking frigid temperatures in my neck of the woods, and I am already daydreaming about sunny summer days at the pool… plus, not having to dress my two-year-old in three layers before stepping foot outdoors. (That has been is a challenge that no one warned me about.) This past weekend, my husband and father-in-law winterized […]

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A Great Excuse to Get a Massage

Here’s a good—if not a bit luxurious—way to fight back during cold and flu season: Get a massage. Research shows that it can keep your immune system in top fighting form. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, studies in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined the effects of Swedish massage therapy on the body’s hormonal response and immune function, […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas for the New Year

January is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, making changes—and it’s also the time when most people are trying to drop a few pounds and eat healthier. Stock your fridge with basic ingredients like sliced turkey, hummus, and nut butter, then use them in creative combinations next time you’re craving a snack instead of reaching for a bag of […]

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56 Tips and Tricks to Drop Pounds from PopSugar Fitness

It’s that time of year: New Year’s resolutions, eating healthy, working out… the list goes on and on. I love this article from our friends at PopSugar Fitness that offers 56 tips and tricks to dropping pounds. They say, “If you’re looking for quick fixes or a lose-10-pounds-in-10-days kind of promise, then you’ve come to the wrong place. But if […]

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A Quick Way to Boost Your Mood

If you regularly find yourself feeling sluggish and bummed in the early-to-mid afternoon, it’s probably because that’s typically when your levels of serotonin (a brain chemical that helps regular mood) takes a nosedive, according to Eric Braverman, a New York City-based physician. To beat the blues (while regulating your blood sugar, too!), have a small snack that’s rich in mood-boosting […]

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A Clever Tip for Sticking With Your Fitness Goals

Making exercise resolutions for 2014? You may want to invest in a new TV show, too—research shows that watching a personal television while exercising allows people to move at a much higher intensity (thus burning more calories) than those with no entertainment. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak recommends choosing a show on a video streaming service like Netflix, and making a […]

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A Bar Staple That Helps Fight Bloating

The holiday season typically means travelling, dry weather, and lots of eating and drinking—all which lead to bloating and indigestion. Fortunately, you can try a quick fix that you may already have on hand in, of all places, your liquor cabinet: Angostura Bitters ($12, amazon.com). Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare […]

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How to Avoid an Awkward Social Moment

Dreading an upcoming social obligation because of a personal life change (like a recent separation)? Take this advice from Don Gabor, a communications coach based in Brooklyn: Prepare stock answers for awkward questions. While there’s a good chance that people will stay away from subjects that may be sore, rehearsing answers to questions you hope aren’t asked will make you […]

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