Winter Exercises to Keep You Active

5 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

During wintertime, it can be tempting to hole up in the house where it’s cozy and warm. While snuggling into a comfy chair or a warm bed with a blanket is a fun winter activity (especially if you’ve got the fireplace on!), you also need to do a bit of moving around during winter.

Wintertime, just like any other season, requires us to move our bodies if we want to stay healthy. We need to get our heart pumping each day, and we need to make sure our muscles are getting exercise. But during winter, it can be challenging to find ways to do this when it’s extra cold outside. (more…)

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Avoiding the Dysfunctional Family Xmas

How to Avoid a Dysfunctional Family Christmas

Would you consider your family Christmas celebration to be a recipe for dysfunctional behavior? Do you look at your holiday family gatherings and wonder why they seem nothing like those depicted on postcards?

Maybe your family Christmas get-togethers and parties are exactly like those in the movies, the ones where arguments and misunderstandings take over a holiday that’s supposed to be about peace and love. Or perhaps your dysfunctional family Christmas celebration is even worse than that.

Well this year, it doesn’t have to be. Your holiday can be beautiful and merry, if you just take the following steps as carefully as possible. (more…)

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Skincare Tips for Long Flights

5 Tips to Keep Skin Looking Fresh After a Long Flight

Long flights can be extremely challenging for your skin. We’re talking flights that last more than six hours, or flights that keep you away from your normal daily routine for a long period of time.

These kinds of flights often leave you without all the water you would normally drink, which means skin can get dry and tired. Extended flights also sometimes make it difficult to sleep, which may mean you see bags and dark circles under your eyes – not good. (more…)

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Is Blue Light Treatment Safe for My Skin?

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How to Safely Use Acne Clearing Blue Light Technology

Acne has always been a formidable foe in the quest for beauty. Human beings have tried all manner of solutions for getting rid of blemishes, and some have been more effective than others. Blackstrap molasses, sulfur, cabbage leaves, watermelon juice, and even arsenic have all been used to rid people of pimples over the years. Thank goodness for modern science!

Blue light photodynamic treatment is one of the latest innovations in the fight against pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, and blue light practitioners and users say it’s quite effective. Of course, being the first to jump onto the bandwagon of a new medical treatment isn’t always the smartest move. So what about blue light treatment? Is it effective? And more importantly, is blue light treatment safe to use? (more…)

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