sunblock out there so you don't have to worry about getting burned. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released its 2013 Guide to Sunscreens, which rates more than 1,400 sunscreens, lip balms, and SPF moisturizers and cosmetics for safety and effectiveness. And some of their findings might surprise you.
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The EWG report found that only 25 percent of products on the market offer both broad sun protection and low-risk chemical ingredients. "Consumers are understandably confused about sunscreens," Sonya Lunder, lead author of the EWG report, told Yahoo! Shine. "And, unfortunately, they are facing some bad choices."
While sunburns are caused mostly by relatively short but intense ultraviolet B rays, longer UVA rays, which penetrate the body more deeply, inflict more insidious damage and may contribute to or cause cancer. But all
sunblock out there so you don't have to worry about getting burned. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released its 2013 Guide to Sunscreens, which rates more than 1,400 sunscreens, lip balms, and SPF moisturizers and cosmetics for safety and effectiveness. And some of their findings might surprise you.Want to really enjoy your day in the sun? Start by choosing the best Read More »from Sunscreen Ratings: The Best and Worst for Beach Season 2013
- Zoe Moon | Healthy Living – 18 hours ago
zoe moon astrologyIf you've been feeling something big building towards this week then pat yourself on the back, your intuitive energy is highly developed and you are feeling what is coming. I wrote in the May Monthly forecast that this was Monster May with 3 major configurations taking place and this week holds 2 of them! So...are you ready?!
First we have the 3rd of 7 URANUS/PLUTO SQUARES that are absolutely ringing change in each individuals' life along with reshaping our major governmental and corporate structures around the globe. This occurs on Monday and is part of a long process that began in June of 2012 and ends in March of 2015 to help you free yourself from old ways of being, awaken to new levels of personal excitement, move through upheavals to some of the old structures that have supported your world up until now, and evolve on very deep levels where sex, intimacy, divorce, death, power, and any major financial interests are concerned.
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That cheese burger looks mighty tasty, doesn't it?Have you ever started a diet and then suddenly all you can think about is chocolate ice cream, crispy French fries, and cheesy, loaded nachos? Don't tell me you haven't. Well, guess what? You're not alone.Read More »from New Study Shows Dieting Can Actually Increase Unhealthy Cravings
Research at the Oregon Research Institute has revealed that it's not just a matter of will-power; restricting your calorie intake actually makes your brain want them more. By depriving yourself of food, you're tricking your brain into thinking the reward for eating that food is greater, thus making it harder to stick to your diet. The amount of reward value you place on food goes up even more when it's high calorie, appetizing food. Pretty cruel, huh?
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What this means for dieters is that skipping meals and restricting intake won't translate to long term success. Instead, focusing on small, nutrient dense foods spread throughout the day will yield greater results. I don't think this information will surprise anyone. Starving yourself
- The Bethenny Show | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 5:50 PM EDTShutterstock
Holy calorie avalanche! A new University of Toronto study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found the average sit-down restaurant meal contains almost 90 percent of a person's daily recommended allowance of fat and more than half of the USDA's recommended calorie count per day. Even the study authors themselves said that was "alarmingly high."Read More »from Restaurant Meals Are 'Alarmingly' High in Fat: How to Eat Healthy when Eating Out
If that's the case for Canadian restaurants, we can only imagine the truckload of fat and calories that's in the giant portions at American eateries. There's nothing wrong with dining out at a restaurant, obviously, but there are a few Bethenny-approved steps to take to make sure you're not overdoing it.
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- The Bethenny Show | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 5:38 PM EDT
We didn't know it would be so obvious if we OD'd on sugary foods once in a while! "The Daily Mail" reports that cardinal lifestyle sins, like not eating enough greens and forgoing the gym for the couch, can literally show up on your face.
Here's a glimpse into what a few of the docs in the piece said about how food and your activity level can affect how people (actually) see you.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
New York photographer Arne Svenson found inspiration for his latest work right outside his windows. "The neighbors don't know they are being photographed," he explained in an essay that goes with the exhibit, currently on display at the Julie Saul Gallery in Chelsea. "I carefully shoot from the shadows of my home into theirs." But the subjects of his photos, who live in a luxury apartment across the street from Svenson, were furious to find out that they had been photographed in their own homes without their knowledge. "A grown man should not be able to photograph kids in their rooms with a telephoto lens," Clifford Finn told the New York Post. "You can argue artistic license all you want, but that's really the issue here. I'm sorry, but I'm really bothered by this." The artist disagrees. "They are performing behind a transparent scrim on a stage of their own creation with the curtain raised high," Svenson said in a statement. Take a look for yourself and weigh in: Are these imagesRead More »from New Yorkers Shocked to Find They're Subjects of Neighbor's Photo Exhibit
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 2:38 PM EDT
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries recently issued a global mea culpa addressing controversial statements he made in 2006 regarding his company's policy toward plus-size shoppers.It's the apology heard 'round the world: Read More »from In Defense of Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries
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Jeffries posted on A&F's Facebook page: "I want to address some of my comments that have been circulating from a 2006 interview. While I believe this 7-year-old, resurrected quote has been taken out of context, I sincerely regret that my choice of words was interpreted in a manner that has caused offense. A&F is an aspirational brand that, like most specialty apparel brands, targets its marketing at a particular segment of customers. However, we care about the broader communities in which we operate and are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We hire good people who share these values. We are completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying,
"Although the absolute risk of stroke is low in mid-aged women, depression does appear to have a large adverse effect on stroke risk in this age group," lead researcher Caroline Jackson, an epidemiologist in the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland in Australia, said in a statement. "Our findings, however, suggest that depression may be a stronger risk factor for stroke in mid-aged women than was previously thought." The study focused on women aged 47 to 52.
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These delicious and versatile nuts contain filling protein and fiber, not to mention vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. They're also a good source of magnesium, a mineral your body must have in order to produce energy, build and maintain muscle tissue, and regulate blood sugar. "A stable blood-sugar level helps prevent cravings that can lead to overeating and weight gain," says David Katz, MD, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. But what makes almonds most interesting is their ability to block calories. Research indicates that the composition of their cell walls may help reduce the absorption of all of their fat, making them an extra-lean nut.
Try for: An ounce a day (about 23 almonds), with approximately 160 calories. An empty
- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 11:36 AM EDT
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There's a myth that has been permeating our society for decades - that fat makes you fat. The concept is outdated and simply not true. It's the sugar, gluten, and chemicals in our food that are the real culprits. Don't assume that low-fat foods are going to help with weight loss - they are often higher in sugar and other chemicals that actually cause you to put on weight. Fats are not only essential for almost every aspect of health, but they can actually aid in weight loss.
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