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Test Your Egg IQ

Let’s get cracking with some hard-boiled questions. Scroll below the eggs to see the answers. 1. Which spice can you use to dye eggs naturally? (A) Mustard seed (B) Cardamom (C) Turmeric 2. When it comes to egg-carton labels, which is the most health-conscious choice? (A) All-natural (B) Certified organic (C) Hormone-free 3. What can you do to prevent a green ring […]

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Help for Dry Hair

Is anyone else’s hair as dry as mine is right about now? I recently chopped it all off and it was healthy for about a day until it started to look like straw again. Full disclosure: My hair has been colored and keratin-straightened. And while both treatments are infused with moisturizing ingredients (in fact, keratin is simply protein, which is […]

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Surviving a Day in Heels

It’s New York Fashion Week, and that means the Real Simple Fashion team is hard at work… and spending very long days in very high heels. How do we make it through? Here are our favorite tips for staying comfortably elevated. • If the shoe fits, it’s going to cause you less pain. Heels should fit as snugly as possible without […]

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Eat These Foods to Beat Dry Skin

If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]

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15 Healthy Recipe Swaps That Save You Calories from AllYou.com

A few weeks ago, I was baking cupcakes and decided to try out the trend of swapping unsweetened applesauce for oil in the batter. It’s an easy one-to-one swap and I would definitely recommend it. Honestly, there wasn’t much of a difference in taste and it cut approximately 450 calories and 55 grams of fat off the full recipe! If […]

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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Even if you aren’t getting the seven to nine hours of shut eye recommended by the National Sleep Foundation, there are still things you can do to ensure you get a better night’s sleep. When you’re ready to hit the hay, try two strategies recommended by Dr. Robert Oexman, sleep expert and director of the Sleep to Live Institute.

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How Do You Stop Biting Your Nails?

As I write this post, I am home with a sick kid—worrying about her, my upcoming deadlines, and the errands that won’t get done today. Needless to say, I’m stressed. And often when I’m stressed, I bite my nails. I’ve had this bad habit ever since I can remember (though I have mysteriously quit from time to time). Here’s what […]

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Can Flying on an Airplane Make You Sick?

You’ve probably heard that, because of the recirculated air and close quarters, flying can increase your chances of catching a cold or the flu. So, is it true? The short answer is yes.

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Tips for Walking in the Cold

If you need to be out in cold weather, remember these tips from the American Massage Therapy Association for your own safety: • Your arms help you balance, so be sure to keep them and your hands as free as possible. Avoid heavy purses, drinks, or using your phone when walking on icy or snow-covered surfaces. • Be aware of […]

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21 Reasons Why You’re Losing Your Hair from Health.com

Have you ever looked at the shower drain or your hairbrush and had that moment of panic that you’re losing too much hair? As someone who already has baby-fine hair, I sure have. (The last thing I want is for my hair to get even thinner!) While it’s usually just paranoia, according to Health.com, there are several reasons your hair […]

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