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Friday, Jun 14th 2013
Bored of plain old water? Why not try adding lemon to it? It will not only boost the taste, but the health benefits as well. A common recommendation in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to begin each day with a glass of water with fresh-squeezed lemon (extra bonus if it's luke warm or room temperature). Lemon water is alkalizing for the body, ridding it of acidity that can have harmful affects on digestion, liver function and skin health.
Thursday, Aug 02nd 2012
A friend and I had lunch yesterday and she pointed out that she never knows what ingredients to look for and to avoid when she chooses beauty products. I've been investigating this for a couple years now, trying to hone in on the best and worst ingredients out there. I couldn't name every terrible and beneficial concoction; however, I do have a short list of ingredients to look for and to avoid that I thought I'd share.
Thursday, Jul 26th 2012
Job interviews are daunting. In addition to putting your best professional foot forward, you have to look the part. I've interviewed for about five major jobs in my day (more than one interview for a few), and I've also been the interviewer. I've got to say, I'm sometimes shocked at what people wear.
Thursday, Jul 19th 2012
My fiancé and I just returned from a fantastic vacation to Paris. We had been plotting the sights we'd see and the cuisine we'd taste for months, but secretly I was most excited to scope out the elusive and oft-admired French women in their natural habitat. Rumors abound that French women possess secrets to lasting beauty that we Americans can only dream about.
Thursday, Jun 28th 2012
We all fall into beauty routines, often washing our face with the same cleanser day after day. Recently, a friend of mine was having a lot of trouble with her skin. She was using the same cleanser she had been using for years but, over the course of a few months, the condition of her facial skin had gone south. My first tip for her was: change your cleanser!
Thursday, Jun 21st 2012
Let's face it, summer is often advertised as a time for relaxation, but it often turns into the busiest season of the year. Between weddings, road trips, graduations and lots of happy hours outdoors, any time-saver is welcome. These 10 products are no-brainers and will save you time, money and stress!
1. Lip Stain
Thursday, Jun 14th 2012
I'm a big proponent of quality over quantity when it comes to buying clothing. Whenever possible, I spend my money on pieces that I know will last instead of a cheaper, easier-to-obtain item. It's a tough thing to do, especially with so many fast-fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 offering affordable options. The best strategy is to buy the best when it comes to your basic, wear-them-all-the-time items and save on trendy clothing.
Thursday, May 31st 2012
When it comes to sun protection, skin gets most of the focus, but our hair needs some consideration as well. As anyone who's ever suffered from stringy strands or a burned scalp knows, the sun can do some major damage to your tresses.
Here are some tips to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy all summer long.
1. Avoid the Burn
Thursday, May 24th 2012
Every year when the weather starts to warm up I get the itch to overhaul my closet. I'm sure we've all had days when we wake up and stare blankly at our wardrobes wishing we could throw everything out and start over. Since that's not possible for most of us, I've found that simply doing a closet cleanout with the change of seasons can make your clothing choices seem fresh again.