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Learning How to Love Your Body

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It’s not always easy to look in the mirror and smile back at your reflection, especially when 10, 20 or even 30 pounds have (re)introduced themselves to your hips, thighs, breasts and butt. And thanks to celebrities and models on social media, television and fashion magazines, feeling inadequate can be a daily struggle for even the most in-shape women. Finding reasons to love your body is a real and constant struggle for millions of women worldwide, and it’s not always a topic that’s easy to talk about. Don’t let outward appearance rob you of all the good inside of you, ladies. There’s more to life than perky boobs, a round butt and flat stomach with a six-pack of abs. Read More »

The Truth about Toxic Shock Syndrome

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Toxic shock syndrome doesn’t often make the press, so when California model Lauren Wasser divulged in a Vice article a few months ago that she lost her leg in 2012 due to TSS, it caught international attention and raised thousands of questions about tampon awareness and safety. As for consumers, we suspect that vaginas around the world clammed up in shock and horror at the thought of losing a leg to this syndrome (isn’t having a period rough enough?). Read More »

Helpful Tips To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Cavities are the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While tooth decay is largely preventable, many parents agree that getting a young child to practice good oral hygiene can be a big chore. The good news is that establishing healthy dental habits early is possible — and even fun — with a little extra time and effort. 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 »

Late-Night Snacking Is All in Your Head…Kind of.

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It’s 2a.m. and you’re standing in the kitchen, bathrobe flung wide open, tearing through a carton of Häagen- Dazs, devouring an industrial-size box of Cheez Its, sliding a plate of leftovers in the microwave or (perhaps even and) slathering mustard and mayo on a submarine roll layered with cold cuts and deli cheese. It’s not that you’re hungry per se, but you’ve got nothing better to do. Chances are you’re a chronic late-night snacker, and now we’ve learned the reason why. Read More »