5 Tips to De-Stress Before Finals

It’s the day of the big exam. You’ve worn your flashcards out and your notes are starting to feel like an extension of your arms. What next? Are you afraid you’ll choke? How can you calm your nerves so you can make it through finals and get your best scores? Follow these five simple steps from yoga instructor Rebecca Rissman to slow down, chill out, and focus. Read more

Treat Your Hair and Skin’s Sunburn Fast If You Can’t Prevent It

We know the beginning of summer can bring you waves of excitement, but don’t skip out to the beach or park to lay out and forget to apply sunblock. Many people are so eager for a tan that they’ll probably tell themselves it’s the first tanning session of the summer … I’ll just skip the SPF to make sure I get some color. Nope, you’re wrong. You’ll cause your skin more problems and long-term risks than if you’d just taken the necessary pre and post-cautions when sun bathing. Read more

New Certification for GMO-free Foods from USDA

Sometimes when you ask, you shall receive. The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s decision to do this stems from more and more consumer groups that are pushing for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Read more

Are You Communicating the Right Way in Your Relationship?

Houston. We have a problem … One might think married couples should have plenty to say to each other, but research says communication is one of the issues they struggle with most. And even if you are not married, communication is the key part of any relationship.

Part of the problem may be that communication is a two-way street, requiring both partners to do it well. And some subjects are trickier than others to discuss. Read more

Are You Making These Workout Mistakes?


Working out on a regular basis is a great routine to adopt no matter who you are or what your goals may be. We’d all like to think the practices we have implemented are working well and there is no need to shake things up, but that is not always the case. Sometimes what we are doing isn’t what we should be doing. Sometimes change is good, especially if it is for the better.  Read more

Selfies Igniting New Cosmetic Surgery Trend

It seems taking #selfies has become the new pastime for people young and old of late. Capturing that perfect #selfie may require more than just the right camera angle these days however. If that crooked nose or drooping eyelid appears more pronounced through the camera lens, some people are resorting to plastic surgery for a self-ix. It isn’t just the “older” crowd going in for a nip tuck these days. Guys and gals under 30 are turning to cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance and correct imperfections. Read more

What You Might Not Know About Olive Oil

Olive oil has long been very popular for cooking and adding flavor to a variety of dishes. It has also received accolades for its health-promoting properties. Turns out there is a lot more to olive oil than just a quick dash in the pan. Check out some fun facts about its evolution and its health benefits — and which olive oils are not so “healthy”. Read more

Look Good on Your Summer Vacation

It’s almost summertime and many people are already planning their summer vacations. For many, one of the stressors in preparation before departure is the packing. What do you take with you without taking too much?

Everyone wants to look good on their vacation, and in the many photos they take to share with friends and family, but no one wants to look like they got beat up by the sun! Find out what you can bring with you on your next trip to keep you looking your best and feeling fresh.
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Are You Afraid to Be Afraid? Don’t Be.

We are all afraid of something. Whether it is creepy clowns, big spiders, going to the dentist, climbing tall ladders or being in a crowd of people … there is a flavor of fear for everyone, no matter how big or how small.

Fear can be debilitating and prevent people from living life to its fullest, both personally and professionally — but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these tips from Jim Hjort, LCSW, to learn how to successfully cope with and overcome situations that bring about intense fear, so you can take back control of your life.    Read more

Sage Platform Will Help You Understand Your Foods’ Ingredients and How They Affect You

Sage is a new food data platform created by designers and nutritionists. It just launched to give consumers a smarter food label. Sage’s platform allows consumers to access interactive digital food labels where food data is more transparent, the information on the label is personalized to each user’s unique interests and preferences, and it provides better visual designs that help consumers make sense of the important information around every product. Read more

Let the Sun Shine Down on You – With the Right Protection

It’s nearly summertime (although it feels more like it in some places more than others). One thing you need to keep in mind is how strong those rays are when they are beating down on you. Even if you are in your car (the sun’s rays can penetrate your windows), or sitting in the shade (the sun’s rays can be reflected onto you). It’s all good though. All you need to do is prepare. The first step to preparation is selecting the right sunscreen(s). Read more