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I Tried a Jade Roller and Here’s What Happened

They say you can tell a lot about a person by their eyes. And these days, that worries me. For starters, although I sometimes forget I’m not 25, my eyes don’t—they remember each and every one of their 33 years, and have some pesky fine lines to prove it. There’s a little extra damage thanks […]

How to Create a Meditation Space in Your Home

It’s no secret: Meditation can reduce stress, improve concentration, increase happiness, slow aging and encourage a healthy lifestyle overall. In some cases, it can even help with cardiovascular and immune needs. Many people also meditate for the sake of better self-awareness and enlightenment, or mindfulness. “I find the time to meditate because it truly sets […]

4 Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating More Of

Hearing the word “fat” when selecting food can be a red flag for many. If you like to avoid fats while dining, you need to remember that fats are a macronutrient you need to survive. Though it is true that eating the “wrong” fats can lead to certain health complications (1), there are plenty of […]

5 Myths About Fats You Should Stop Believing

Fat often gets a bad rap. In the 1980s and ’90s, low-fat diets were touted as a cure-all for combating obesity and maintaining heart health (1). Media and health professionals began to evangelize this type of diet and many American consumers started looking for low-fat foods. But just because something is labeled as low-fat doesn’t […]

How to Get Fuller Eyebrows in Less Than 5 Minutes

Eyebrows frame your face. They’re one of the first facial features people notice when they look at you, so it’s always nice to define or highlight them. I want to share with you a really natural, easy eyebrow tutorial that you can’t go wrong with. Let’s get into it! The first thing you want to […]

8 High-Tech Gadgets That Can Help You Sleep Better

These days, it feels like no one ever sleeps enough. As sleep becomes more precious than ever, we’re finding it harder to fall and stay asleep—often due to technology. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 95 percent of people use some sort of electronic device during the hour before bedtime (1). While it may seem […]

In Move to Protect Endangered Coral Reef, Hawaii Bans Certain Sunscreens

Hawaii becomes first state to ban sunscreens containing harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate Legislators hope this move will protect endangered coral reef Remembering to slather on some sunscreen is vital when you are going to be exposing your skin to sunlight for long durations. While the importance of sunscreen has been well-researched by scientists […]

Watch Out for Sugary Drinks This Summer, Researchers Remind Us

Sugary drinks are popular during the summer, but experts warn against consuming too many of these beverages A recent research paper points out how natural and artificial sweeteners impact an individual’s health For many, summer is the season to spend outdoors. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or enjoying a day at the park with […]

Is Hemp the Secret for Anxious Pets?

Living with an anxious dog can be a struggle. You hate seeing your canine companion in distress, and naturally want him to receive immediate relief. Pinpointing an effective treatment is not always straightforward, however. “They pick up on our anxiety, little changes, so sometimes it takes a while for us to figure out what is […]

Everything You Need to Know About Hemp

Humans have been using hemp in some form or another for more than 10,000 years. In fact, evidence of hemp seeds and oil used in food, as well as hemp cord remnants, have been found in modern-day China and Taiwan dating as far back as 8,000 B.C.E. (1)! In the millennia since, hemp has been […]

Garlic May Reduce Risk of Certain Cancers, Study Suggests

Garlic has long been considered useful in the fight against certain cancers and other serious diseases. Scientists consider sulfur compounds the main force behind garlic’s many health benefits. Unfortunately, the inconsistent nature of these compounds has led to varied research results. Generally, researchers agree that garlic is useful in fighting cancer, but the exact nature […]

5-Step Guide to Healing Dry Skin on Your Face

 Dry, flaky skin on your face and around your mouth can cause irritation and discomfort. If you’re suffering from this condition, medically referred to as xerosis, you’re not alone. According to research from the International Society of Dermatology, over 40 percent of Americans claim to have dry or sensitive skin (1). “Dry skin is […]

How to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

What if someone told you that one simple liquid could help you lower your blood sugar, lose weight, whiten your teeth, and even clean your house? You’d think that it was some sort of neon blue potion gifted to you by a genie or else it was a Saturday morning infomercial special that could be […]

What Is Earthing and How Does It Benefit Your Health?

You know that feeling of calm you get when you sit at the beach, allowing the sand to slide effortlessly between your toes? How about letting all your troubles fade away as you walk barefoot on a dewy lawn on a spring day? Turns out, those moments may not only bring you bliss; they could […]

5 Beard Care Commandments

 Beards can totally change your appearance and are a great way to further express your personal style. Whether you’re going for a corporate or castaway look, it’s important to support that look with regular attention. Here are my five beard care commandments to ensure you put your best face forward. Brush Your Beard To […]