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Diets are tough. Temptation looms just about everywhere, and training yourself to turn down that breakfast pastry or a side of French fries can be a lot harder than it seems! But diets can be successful with the right planning and preparation. Since most of the battle is mental, you simply have to set up your diet so that you've got maximum information at all times - calories...more
If you're a mom or dad, you've got your hands full between figuring out kids' school schedules, lunch preferences and a number of other parenting duties. It can be tough to keep track of everything, especially things that only come up once in a while, for example, when to vaccinate children. However, failing to have your children vaccinated can result in them...more
Eating healthfully can be difficult. No matter how badly you'd like to improve your nutrition and overall lifestyle, it's always tempting to snack on candy and chips. If you're looking for tasty alternatives to these junk food selections, you should try pistachios. These savory nuts aren't only delicious, but they provide you with a number of nutrients. Check...more
Believe it or not, all the time you spend scrubbing every surface of the bathroom, kitchen and every other room of the house you might think needs a quick polish might actually be adding more toxins to your home environment than eradicating them. The National Capital Poison Center, a harmful substance response agency that covers the people of Washington, D.C., explained...more
Believe it or not, you can have your McDonald's and be healthy too. There are a wide range of options offered not just at the double arches, but at many drive-throughs and quick service places all across the country. Heading out on a road trip? Kids craving a Happy Meal? Don't sweat it.Here are seven of the healthiest fast food items:1. Chicken McNuggets If you're perusing...more
Avoid biting and picking at your nails Biting and picking your nails is a habit that can cause long-term damage. Beauty expert Kimmie Kyees told The Huffington Post that biting and picking can cause stress fractures on the corners and edges, which will lead to breakage. Also, try not to rub the top of your nails, as this can cause severe ridges on your nail bed....more
When it comes to your beauty, there's almost no bridge too far. If you have go tanning, you'll do it. If you have to get a certain number of hours of sleep per night, you're in bed half an hour early. It's almost as if there's nothing that can stop you from sparing no expense to look your best. That is, except for the often ridiculous prices attached to...more
While the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, there are plenty of ways to stay young. Age is inevitable, however, feeling old is optional. Here are 10 tips to help you stay young in mind and body.1. Eliminate drugs and alcohol It's no secret that cigarettes speed up the aging process. Side effects of even an occasional drag include yellowing of the hands, and...more
You've probably walked down the tea aisle in the grocery store and been faced with an overwhelming amount of decisions. From satchels to boxes the options alone are enough to make your head spin. While you may typically just go for the one with the yummiest flavor, you may be missing out of some serious benefits. Each variety and flavor has its own perk. Check out this...more
If you're a non coffee drinker living in the United States, then you're in the minority. At least 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee each day. Of that group of people,68 percent have their first cup to start the day. People spend $18 billion on specialty coffee annually. With so many die hard believers, it's got to being doing some good, no?...more