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The Dirt on Eating ‘Clean’ from Fox News Magazine

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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A Simple Tip For More Comfortable Heels

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.

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Is Arguing With My Son About Screen Time Decreasing My Life Span?

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 […]

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What to Do When You Feel a Sore Throat Coming On

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 […]

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Take a Stand Against Breast Cancer

During the month of October, the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (BCA) invites women to join virtual breast-cancer-awareness communities.

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How Healthy Are Nutrition Bars, Really from Fox News Magazine

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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Wednesday Trivia: The Mystery of Your Sweet Tooth

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 […]

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How Do You Find Balance in a Wired World?

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 […]

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An Excuse-Busting Workout Plan

If you can’t seem to make your workout happen, try this strategy instead: Take three 10-minute walks each day.

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Avoid This Common Beauty Ingredient

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 […]

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