What benefit does right food, good sleep, and exercise really do for us? Let's find out.

How to Have Perfect-Looking Skin Using Minimal Makeup

So you just got your paycheck, and you're mulling over the thought of splurging on some fab make up.  Sounds like a totally awesome idea, although in the world of beauty, sometimes- or rather, most of the time- less is definitely more. Even with just a little makeup, you can appear as if you have perfectly blemish-free skin.  If you want to magically achieve that head-turning, peaches and cream look, here are some tips you should follow: A little moisture goes a long way, so never scrimp on moisturizer.  Whatever type of skin you have, well-moisturized skin paves the way to stunning skin. After you’ve put on your moisturizer, let it sink in before you go to the next step: ...

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Omega-3: The Good Oil!

Omega-3 fatty acids hit the headlines in the 1970s, when studies were taken on the Inuit Eskimos of Greenland. The Inuit had very low incidences of heart disease, despite a high-fat diet, and it was discovered that the fat from fish contained a lot of long-chain omega-3 fats (eicosapentanoic acid or EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). While these nutrients are essential for our well-being, we are unable to produce them and must get them through our diet. The ‘good fat’, Omega-3, is found in seafood and some plants. Flaxseed and walnuts are good sources, and there are many high quality supplements available. ...

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How Can Your Diet Affect Your Sleep?

It's a common misconception that diet and sleep are completely unrelated. However, the truth is that the two are very much connected and scientific studies have now shown that the type of foods you eat have an effect not only on your weight and overall health, but also the quality of your sleep. Serotonin and diet In order to understand the relationship between sleep and food, it's necessary to familiarise yourself with serotonin. Essentially, this is a neurotransmitter in the brain, which is responsible for inducing a state of relaxation and calmness within the body. To produce this substance, the body requires another chemical called tryptophan, something that can be found in a number ...

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Skin Firming Cream Products: Do They Really Work?

The skin is the human body’s largest organ and its roles are very crucial to overall health and well being. Some of its notable functions are protection against pathogens, temperature regulation, insulation, and production of Vitamin D folates, among others. Because the skin is exposed to a myriad of harmful elements, damages are rampant to those who do not take care of their health and those who age. In terms of aging, as one gets older, the skin may sag and lose its luster. As such, many people are always on the hunt for skin firming cream products and other solutions that are specifically designed to counteract skin sagging and other problems. ...

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Look like a Celeb: Beauty Secrets of the Stars

With paparazzi lurking around every corner, it’s no wonder that celebrities want to look good. They spend hours perfecting their skin, nails and hair – but are there any beauty secrets we should know? Of course there are! Here are five of the best revealed: Peppermint oil Lip enhancement procedures are available at clinics across the UK, but peppermint oil is a great alternative. It comes from a sweet-smelling plant – indigenous to Europe – and is known to stimulate blood flow, helping the lips to plump up and swell. Mariah Carey is thought to be a fan and is rumoured to add a few drops of the oil to her lip gloss. Olive oil According to Glamour Magazine, Julia Roberts improves the ...

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Glo Brings Yoga Online to the masses

No Good Classes in Your Area? Might Be Time for Yoga Online It can be somewhat challenging to find the right yoga class, which is why many are thrilled when they stumble upon Glo online. It makes the whole process just so much easier. From finding a teacher you like to learning about the history of yoga, everything is possible on Glo. Of course, many particularly enjoy the idea of not being tied down to a specific schedule. When you do yoga online, you don't have to tailor your schedule to meet your local studio's. Instead, you can enjoy the peace and harmony that yoga can bring to your life—all in the comfort of your own home or office. For some of the lessons that don't require movement ...

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Telling Time in Style: Wrap Watch Fashion for Girls

Tweens are really challenging to buy gifts for. They are at an awkward stage where their interests swing from childish stuff to more “mature” young adult stuff. While they have definitely outgrown their kiddie shirts with cartoon characters emblazoned in front, wrap watches for kids still remain in their “like” list. This is because this type of accessory comes in a variety of styles and designs through which they can express their individuality. And since there are no buckles or snaps to worry about, they are convenient to use – perfect for those days when they have to rush out to make it to their bus stop. Wrap Watch Craze The wrap watch craze started some years ago, but it still is ...

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Sizzling Short Fashion Trends for the Cool Season

  Winter may not be a favorite season for many, but it does give most women the chance to slink into some of the season’s sizzling fashion trends! Layering is the thing and you can easily experiment by mixing and matching what you have in your wardrobe. It may not be summer and the cool weather is sometimes unforgiving, but it should not stop you from showing off your long, limber limbs with those sizzling shorts whenever you feel like it. Here are some suggestions for wearing shorts in this season. Corduroys – Corduroys shorts can give you that boyish, carefree look usually associated with summer. Best paired with ankle-high boots or your ol’ DMs, a loose knitted top or a wool ...

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Smart Buying Tips for Dressing-Up in Style

That hunting for clothes on sale is one thing I do a lot is no secret. Fashion magazines regularly feature tips on how to dress up in style on a limited budget. Coming up with fashionable looks from frugal finds seems easy on print but it took me quite some time before I finally got the hang of it. Years of practice along with regular fashion tips from the internet and some close friends cinched the deal for me. One of the strategies that can make it easy to dress-up on a budget is to have your own personal style that you can adhere to. Keep in mind that everyone has a unique fashion sense that often reflects their personality. Knowing what you want and how you want to look like can help ...

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Look Fresh Despite Workplace Stress

A properly applied make-up at the start of the work day helps create a fresh and professional look for office women. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to maintain this bright appearance throughout the day especially when one has to face a desk full of paperwork all the time. With hardly any time left to go or even think about a visit to the powder room, one can end up looking stressed and disheveled without realizing it. Aside from eating certain foods to keep your skin healthy, here are some suggestions on how to keep looking fresh at the office all day long. 1. Observe Proper Skin Care. A good looking skin is one of the best beauty assets that a woman can have. It’s easier to ...

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Jumping into the Fitness Fad with Jumping Rope

If you keep abreast with the latest news, you would surely have heard about the ill effects of poor eating habits and unhealthy lifestyles of some individuals. These types of news have made people more conscious about the importance of keeping fit to enjoy a long and healthy life with loved ones. Getting fit is not just a fad though. It is a lifestyle that one chooses. The road to physical fitness is filled with a wide variety of fitness routine, equipment and expert advice for you to choose from. Some can be expensive but there are also practical choices that can give you a good workout without wearing out your budget. One of the most cost effective exercise tools that may be enjoyed by ...

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Lemon and Tomato for that Youthful Glow

  If you had a penny for every time your mom or grandma told you to eat your vegetables when you were a kid, you’d probably be filthy rich by now. What they didn’t tell you back then, was that some veggies- when applied directly to your skin- can almost miraculously give you that flawlessly smooth and supple skin models would kill for. From the plethora of wonder fruits and veggies, the combination which proves to be good for your skin is the lemon and tomato. Tomatoes are naturally rich in Lycopene- a phytochemical which not only gives the tomato its red color, but also acts as an antioxidant which slows down the process of skin aging. Combine this with lemon juice which is rich in ...

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Can You Risk Getting Caught Wearing Printed Leggings and Ankle Boots?

Personally, I think Anne Hathaway’s fashion sense is admirable. Her classic style never fails to turn heads whenever she struts down the red carpet. However, just a few days ago, she was caught wearing something that may just turn heads for all the wrong reasons – a pair of spandex leggings with galaxy print topped off with a pair of trainers and a plain denim button-down shirt. For someone of Anne’s caliber, it appeared to be a poor outfit choice. Are printed leggings so bad? Actually, printed leggings do seem like a bad choice whether you’re a celebrity or not. Printed tops are cool; you can match a printed top with any type of bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts, skorts, and leggings) ...

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Habits That Help Prevent Dandruff

Another frustrating thing I encountered now that I am older is hair problems, more particularly scalp issues. I blame it on the change of weather, and probably stronger shampoo concentration, but whichever the reason, dandruff is a problem so common that it that can affect anyone.  It is usually encountered from young adulthood until middle age. People who have oily hair and scalp are prone to dandruff.  Since men have larger oil producing glands in their scalp, they are more likely to have dandruff than females.  A poor diet that is lacking in zinc, vitamin B or certain kinds of fats also contribute to having dandruff. The worst case of dandruff usually occurs during cold ...

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