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

Fuel Your Run: Choosing the Best Music

  If Michael Jackson were alive today, he’d probably be singing to Beat It while doing his morning 3k run. Although images of him occasionally holding his crotch while sprinting may not exactly be too appealing, any serious runner would do well to follow his example- not so much the crotch-holding, but the part on using music to fuel your run. Music and Me While Running Just like a soldier marching to cadence, listening to music while running does benefit the runner. For one, music puts one in the mood to be physically active. Once you hear the drum solo intro to a popular song, you just can’t help but lace up those running shoes and go. Music gives you the impression that ...

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Pulling it Off with the Right Choice of Earrings

Can your choice of earrings greatly affect your face? For someone with relatively small ears, I prefer big, dangling earrings that draw attention to them. I feel uncomfortable whenever people notice my ears. I have a little collection of dangling earrings in different colors and designs and I love each and one of them. Have you actually considered the size and shape of earrings you wear? Like wearing clothes, there's a formula for buying and wearing your earrings. Here's some things to consider when pulling your look off with the right choice of earrings. Consider your face shape So can earrings affect your face shape?  I believe earrings should complement the shape of one's face. ...

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How to Find a Competent Orthodontist

Orthodontic work is very popular these days, so finding an orthodontic specialist is not that hard anymore. However, it does not follow that every orthodontist is as good as the other. Orthodontists are not born equal. Thus, finding a competent orthodontist that can expertly handle your dental problems still entails some savvy or ingenious techniques. One’s quest starts with the observation that there is irregularity in the bite or some movement in the permanent teeth leading to loss of alignment. Getting orthodontic care means procedures such as straightening of the teeth and directing their placement. This is done using devices like braces, Invisalign, aligners, retainers, headgears and ...

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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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What Aerobic Exercise Can Do For You

Aerobic exercise or cardio, is one of the most challenging and rewarding physical activity you can do. Your muscles are all working out, you breathe hard and you feel your heart pounding with exertion. With this, your blood courses throughout the body and delivers much needed oxygen to your muscles and sustain your activity. Known to be a powerful cardio workout, aerobics easily elevates the heart rate for sustained periods of time allowing the heart to pump efficiently. It also make the muscles work to use oxygen effectively. With regular aerobic exercise, you can lower your chances of developing heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancers such as breast and colon cancers, depression and ...

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Not so Typical Gifts for Her

There are a lot of options when it comes to giving women gifts. Perfume, jewelry, bags, shoes, any outfit in her favorite color will definitely be appreciated...even a bouquet of flowers and a bunch of chocolates, or her favorite food, cake, even bacon. Whether you're a woman giving a close friend a gift for her bridal shower or a guy trying to impress your other half on a no-special-day day, consider some from these romantic gifts. 1. Feminine nightgowns and babydolls. Nightgowns make for favorable gifts. They are flattering to any woman (no matter what the size). Satin made nightgowns are the most comfortable and babydolls will make her swoon,  it will boost confidence knowing that you ...

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Hot Bun Hairstyles to Look and Feel Good for the Summer

  Feel a lot cooler this summer season with hot bun hairstyles that also make you look cool in any outfit. The bun is one of summer’s hottest hairstyle that has been spotted in fashion runways, red carpet events, malls and beaches. It has even captured the fancy of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Jessica Alba who wore varying versions of bun hairstyle. Women who would like to stay cool this summer without trading their long locks or sporting short hairstyles can try out different ways of wearing the bun. There are three basic ways to wear a bun, high, low or on the side. And the most common things you need are bobby pins and hair tie, rarely you'd ...

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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 Diet Affect Sleep?

Can diet affect 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. Just as food affects the way our body functions and malfunctions, it follows that it also affects sleep - whether it's sleeping well or the opposite. 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 ...

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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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How to Make the Most of Your Post-Holiday Shopping

Months ago, almost everybody was talking about Black Friday deals and Boxing Day sales. However, many had not thought about the next round of sales that seem too good to pass. These kinds of sales usually happen when stores decide to offload excess inventory to give way to items that would be in season. For instance, September is usually the best time to shop for spring and summer clothes when stores begin a round of serious price-cutting. They have no choice but to drop the prices of the said clothes to make room for holiday wear and winter gear, lest they want their spring and summer collections to rot in their warehouses. The same goes a few months before spring and summer. Stores would ...

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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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Shiny And Attractive Gemstone Beads

Gemstone beads are made from both precious to semi-precious minerals thus they exude remarkable shine which make them very attractive. Different gemstone beads are not only elegant but they show off their different characteristics which can reflect the different personality and style of different people. For example, there are gemstones that reflect strong emotions and these include warm-colored gemstones such as red and orange. There are gemstone beads that make the wearer calm which include those that are made from jade and malachite. On the other hand, gemstone comes in different styles, color and sizes as well as different texture thus they can be used to make different kinds of jewelry ...

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