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Tuesday, Oct 30th 2012
You snooze, you lose?
We've oftentimes pampered ourselves with that certain kind of "indulgence": a few stolen minutes of shut-eye come late morning, early afternoon or whenever we need an extra surge of energy. While not putting us into a deep slumber, it's just enough to wake us up feeling refreshed and reenergized.
Thursday, Oct 25th 2012
Few diseases elicit as many emotions as breast cancer. We all know someone who has dealt with it; we all fear it and feel powerless over it. But despite some contributing factors like family history, toxins in the environment and too many unknowns about what else might cause it to develop, there are some things that can be controlled.
Monday, Oct 22nd 2012
We all know the heaping bowls of Halloween candy can be a lot scarier than the little spooks and goblins that appear at our doors on Halloween night. So, which candies are the best and which the worst if you're trying to avoid excess calories?
The American Council on Exercise offers its bad and better choices, but the advice comes with a warning: Remember, it's "better" candy, not nutritious food, so don't eat excessive amounts of any candy.
Tuesday, Oct 16th 2012
Flu shot - check. Wash hands often - check. Get enough sleep - who, me??
I try to do all I can to avoid spending the winter months sidelined with a cold or the flu; I really do. But sometimes despite my best efforts, colds happen.
Monday, Oct 15th 2012
Looking for a cause to get behind this October? Naz Sykes, the executive director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, shares information about her organization's important new initiative and how you can get involved:
Friday, Oct 05th 2012
As a young child in the '60s, Brad Johns spent a lot of time tinkering with toy trolls. Using food coloring, he spent hours transforming the tiny dolls' hair from pink to green, blue to yellow and every color in between. His fascination with hair color followed him to New York City, where Johns, an acting student at NYU, treated a steady flow of fellow dorm students to similar transformations.
A hair colorist was born.