Kitchen Ingredients for an At-Home Spa

No offense to Bath and Body Works, but their home spa product line seems almost silly to buy once you notice the simple ingredients that are used. Many of these products are incredibly effective, which is what makes it so exciting to create them at home for a fraction of the cost! Is there a

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8 Simple Ways to Create a Dementia-Friendly Community

Health professionals predict that the number of people developing dementia will continue to rise in the coming years. So, as well as conducting medical research, it’s essential that we spend some time focusing on ways we can make our communities more dementia friendly. Dementia patients and their caregivers are entitled to have active, fulfilled lives,

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Great Clothing Tips to Appear Thinner

In less than a year, I gained over twenty pounds due to a health condition. As a woman who has small bones and is 5’2” on a good day, any weight gain tends to show. However, no one noticed apart from my doctor—not even my family and friends. So, how did I manage to do

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10 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up

Everyone gets down, and it isn’t the end of the world—being present when difficult feelings arise is healthier than ignoring your sadness, anger jealousy or grief. Social media would have us think that a one-liner about having that “can-do” attitude or looking a picture of a kitten should be enough to snap us out of

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Epilepsy: What it is and How to Manage it

Epilepsy affects over two million Americans, with over 150,000 new cases diagnosed each year. When you think about epilepsy, you may think it involves a major seizure, but epilepsy can vary in its severity and there are many different kinds of seizure. So what causes epilepsy, what are the symptoms, and how can it be

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Embracing Forty: 7 Benefits to Appreciate

Were you born in 1975? Congratulations—you’ve either already turned 40 this year, or you will be turning 40 shortly. I’ll be joining you in a few months, and I’m not at all freaked out by it. Consequently, I’ve been thinking that the stress and disappointment many people feel surrounding this particular birthday is just plain

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How to Eat for Your Blood Type

According to Peter D’Adamo, ND (naturopathic doctorate), your blood type determines the way you absorb nutrients. In his popular book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, Dr. D’Adamo argues that by eating a diet specific to your blood type you can lose weight, avoid disease and increase longevity. Read on to learn about the blood type

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How to Recognize and Treat Shingles

If you had chickenpox as a child, you may find yourself suffering from shingles later in life. Most of us think of chickenpox as an unpleasant but harmless childhood illness, but shingles (which is caused by the same strain of the herpes virus) can be a painful and debilitating condition. It affects older people; over

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How to Spot Warning Signs of a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the US suffers a stroke. That’s around 795,000 people every year, and some 137,000 of those will die. But would you know how to recognize the warning signs if you saw someone having a stroke, and would you know what to do? Swift action is critical when dealing with strokes,

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10 Lifestyle Choices to Ease Anxiety

Anxiety can quickly go from a once-in-a-while emotion to an all-consuming disorder, which is why it’s important to keep it in check. Everyone is different and what works for one person might not work for another, but here are ten things to try if you’re interested in better managing anxiety and pursuing a more worry-free

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How to Give Back When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Over 95% of American households actively give to charitable organizations, with statistics indicating continuous growth in contributions. If you want to give back but either aren’t sure you’re in the position to do so or simply don’t know where to begin, bear in mind that most organizations accepting monetary donations are also in need of

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How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis Naturally

Plantar fasciitis is a relatively common foot problem that can cause significant pain to sufferers. Many people turn to medication or surgery to treat this uncomfortable condition. Fortunately, however, t’s possible to tackle plantar fasciitis with some simple but effective home remedies. What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue

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10 Unusual Uses for Beer

After a party you may be left with cans or bottles of a type of beer you don’t like and half-empty glasses of beer going flat. Before you pour it all down the drain, consider the many ways you could use it. Here are ten practical things you can do with beer besides swigging it.

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Fabulous 5-Minute Exercise Ideas

Think you don’t have time to exercise? Many people think that you need at least 30 minutes to make your exercise session worthwhile, but surprisingly, it’s perfectly possible to give your body a good workout in just a few minutes. How can I find five spare minutes? Think about all the times when you’re standing

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8 Tips for Cutting Back On Sugar

The American diet is known for being relatively unhealthy. The average U.S. citizen eats upwards of 126 grams of sugar every day. While all of us aren’t guilty of such wayward dietary choices, most of us could probably benefit from indulging in less of the white stuff. But how can you overhaul your current lifestyle

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10 Hunger-Fighting Foods to Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to choosing a diet plan, the options are nearly limitless. Low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, and elimination diets are all touted by various experts and celebrities as being the “number one” way to lose weight. While the merits of each are debatable, most experts agree that no diet is one-size-fits-all. In fact, the diet

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7 Ways to Naturally Heal Cavities

Although you might think that the first sign of a cavity should send you running straight to your dentist, it’s worth considering some natural remedies that claim to be able to heal cavities. While not all of these natural solutions are endorsed by all dental professionals, they have nonetheless attracted some support and may be

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How to Get Rid of Household Mold

Mold is a bane in many households and, although it is generally quite easy to get rid of, it is usually much harder to stop it from coming back. While mold plays an essential part in the ecosystem, it is not something that anyone wants in their house. It is unsightly, it causes damage, it

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10 Practical Uses for Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola was introduced to the public in 1886. Since that time people have discovered that the popular soft drink can substitute for a wide variety of household products. Once you learn about the things you can do with Coke, you might want to keep some in your cleaning cupboard and not just in the refrigerator.

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How to Naturally Heal Cavities

Most dentists believe that tooth enamel cannot regenerate once it has decayed and that the only treatment for a cavity is a filling. However, a growing number of people in the alternative health and paleo diet communities disagree. They say that, with the right diet, a decaying tooth can heal itself by remineralizing enamel and

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