Beauty and Healthy Living

Foods and Oils That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Steer clear of these disease-carrying pests without harmful chemicals. As we move into the warmer months of summer, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had. However, with outdoor fun comes the inevitable and inescapable presence of mosquitos. Whether you’re worried about contracting the ever-looming Zika virus or fearful of an itchy bug bite, it’s important to know the best […]

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What’s Actress Ali Larter Eating These Days?

You may know actress Ali Larter from her roles in Varsity Blues, Legally Blonde, or Heroes, but this mom of two has been spending a lot of time in her kitchen lately. We chatted about what’s been crossing her kitchen counters (and how she keeps them sparkling clean). Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or try some of the delicious recipes […]

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Plan a Last-Minute Memorial Day Getaway

We’re gleefully facing down a long weekend coming up, and many of us have travel plans already in place. But for those of us who are more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants mindset, the travel jones could take us almost anywhere. Need inspiration? Check out some of our guides to cities like San Diego, D.C., or Asheville, NC–all in 2,000 calories and […]

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Om Sweet Om: 4 Meditation Apps That Can Help You Relax Wherever You Are

By Karen Asp Let us count all the ways meditation is so great: Just like when you exercise, physiological changes take place in your body when you meditate. Studies show that just eight weeks of meditation can increase density in the area of your brain responsible for executive function, which helps regulate emotions, holds information, and allows you to perform […]

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Get Better Sleep with These 7 Apps

No matter how early we turn in for the night, sometimes we all still wake up feeling sleepy or sluggish. For far too many of us, sleep seems to be a luxury many of us can’t afford. And when we don’t get enough of it, we deprive our brains of the necessary downtime we need for proper brain function, which […]

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5 Healthy Apps That Don’t Require a Workout

Nowadays there’s an app for everything, especially physical fitness. Running, biking, planking, you name it, and you can find a way to track it, share it, and more! And while this is great for those looking to exercise, it’s sometimes hard to find healthy lifestyle apps that don’t solely focus on working out and calorie counting. Here’s a round up of healthy […]

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Shield Your Face: Everyday Moisturizers with SPF Protection

Hopefully by now you, me, and everyone we know and remotely care about–heck, even our enemies–are wearing sunscreen each and every day. Yes, even those days where it looks like we’ll never see a speck of sunshine again. You need it, trust me. Just ask anyone who survived the 80’s slathered in SPF 0. Fortunately, formulas are getting better, more […]

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Snacks that Give Back: How Giada De Laurentiis is Helping Small Food Producers Go Big

Wednesday, one of our favorite snack companies, Triscuit, announced that they would be funding 55 independent food makers’ Indiegogo (a crowdfunding/fundraising site similar to Kickstarter) accounts to help support their food-producing efforts. The company contributed a total of $250,000 to various campaigns, including funding for everything from food truck startups to money to purchase additional goats for a chèvre producer in Maryland. Helping […]

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Getting Back to 100%: How to Just Stop and Start Fresh

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt “stuck.” Stuck, as in you’re really trying as hard as you can but you seem to spin in the same circle over and over. Stuck, as in continually beating yourself up for not accomplishing everything you say you will. Stuck, as in you’re down on yourself because your best-laid plans for healthy meals, energizing workouts, […]

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How Rubber Bands Can Remind You to Drink More Water

“I don’t really drink water,” I told a friend a few weeks ago. She was baffled and immediately started listing the reasons that my lack of hydration was so awful. She went on to tell me how drinking water would make my skin more clear, it would make me feel more full so I would eat less, and of course, […]

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