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“A Mess of Metallics” Trend Report!

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Once thought to be tacky and flashy, metallics have now evolved into a street style staple (and we wouldn’t want it any other way). Metallics are such a great way to play with any outfit because you have the flexibility to add a subtle hint of glam or build up to an adventurous head to toe look. From nail polish ... Read More »

Five Layers of Water Safety Protection

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In 1987, Life Saver coined the phrase “layers of protection” to describe the most effective way to prevent drownings. Almost 30 years later, everyone (including the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance) recommends layers of protection.  Five key layers of protection are: 1. Parent supervision Nothing beats parent supervision. Proactive parent supervision is your most ... Read More »

Redefining Your Workout Wardrobe

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There’s nothing [technically] wrong with showing up at the gym in baby-vomit-stained sweatpants, sweat-stained t-shirts and retro Reeboks from your college days. It’s about exercise and getting healthy, not pretending the gym doubles as a catwalk, right? Well, here’s the ugly truth: with the abundance of modern activewear styles from compression leggings to sweat-wicking tees to high-performance sneakers that help make you faster and fitter, it might be time to upgrade your workout wardrobe with gear that assists in your exercise goals. Here are some of our favorite styles to help you get your fitness fashion back on track without supermodel standards. Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Switching to Menstrual Cups

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We are all familiar with the functionality of a cup. You know, the kind you drink your green juice from. But not every woman is familiar with the kind that gets inserted and acts as a catch-all during that time of the month. On that note, here are some pros and cons of using menstrual cups as part of your monthly feminine hygiene routine. Read More »

AMERICANS ARE FLUNKING FITNESS CLASS

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Americans talk a good health and fitness game, but they are flunking out when it comes to their actual knowledge. A new survey from Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) found that Americans are failing in basic fitness, health and nutrition smarts. In fact, respondents scored 42 percent overall. If this survey were a class test, they’d have earned an F grade. Read More »