We’ve all been hearing about “clean eating” for a while, but honestly, I’ve never been sure what/if there are any differences between eating organic and maintaining a “clean” diet. Our friends at Fox News Magazine have come to my rescue and shed light on the art of eating “clean.” They say, “it’s the practice of eating whole, natural foods such […]
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Love the height of heels but hate all the attendant discomfort? Look for well-made heels with at least a one-inch platform. The heel will still be as high, but the platform means your foot won’t be at as steep of an angle, making them easier (and more comfortable) to wear. Check out these exercises to strengthen your feet.
I realized with despair over the weekend that this is how I now seem to spend my time: 30 percent: Working 20 percent: Sleeping 10 percent: Moving clutter from one room of the house to another 40 percent: Arguing with my teenage son about screen time You could make the case that working and sleeping are absolutely necessary, if I […]
Cool temperatures often bring with them pesky (and sometimes painful) sore throats. If you notice your throat starting to feel dry, try using a humidifier right away—it’ll raise your chances of nipping a full-blown sore throat (a.k.a pharyngitis) in the bud. According to Michael Finkelstein, a holistic physician in Westchester County, New York, a humidifier works to keep the air […]
During the month of October, the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (BCA) invites women to join virtual breast-cancer-awareness communities.
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 […]