- The_stir | Love Your Body | Tue, Dec 4, 2012 12:27 PM EST | CommentsWorking out for me is like brushing my teeth. On the days where it doesn't happen, I feel vaguely gross, weird, and out of sorts. I run five miles every day and on the days I don't I am in in a terrible mood and I usually complain bitterly about it. Of course, it's not always easy to find the time.
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Right now our family is in the process of moving to the New York City area, which is 300 miles from where we live now, so my husband and I are living apart, I am working full time, commuting them to school an hour each way and living in a small apartment. It's not all that easy to squeeze a workout in, especially with the kids. But I do. Always.
How do I do it? Well here are my 10 tips to find the time to work out:
1.) Make it happen: The number one thing I have to say is you need to prioritize exercise as highly as any other personal care thing. Maybe even higher. I will skip a shower before I skip a run. I have r...Read More »
- Thu, Nov 15, 2012 10:54 AM EST | Comments
Still sporting the same cut you wore in your 30s or (gasp!) 20s? Your face changes over time and so should your hair, says Randy Stodghill, L.A.-based hair stylist to stars including Angela Basset and the Kardashians. An age-appropriate cut will not only flatter your face, but also keep your look fresh. Get inspired with 12 hairstyles you can steal from celebrities over 40. We'll show you which ones work best for your face shape and hair type - and give you tips on how to score these gorgeous tresses.
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- Shape Magazine | Love Your Body | Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:14 PM EST | Comments
by Joe Donatelli
If you smell onions in someone's socks over the next few weeks, do not be alarmed. That person is probably just fighting a cold.
Feel a cold coming on? Try this remedy!
Everyone seems to have a custom "miracle cure" for the common cold, and it seems the more creative the solution, the less bashful they are about sharing. A recent poll of Facebook friends revealed the following methods, all of which the practitioners stand by (in their onion-filled socks, in some cases):
- Heaps of vitamin C
- Chicken soup, preferably homemade by Mom
- Natural foods, fresh colorful veggies, and supplements
- Chopping and eating a raw yellow onion (with a little salad dressing for taste) followed by a warm bath or a long shower to open the pores
- Oscillococcinum, which is a homeopathic alternative medicine
- Thieves Essential Oil
- Coating feet with Vicks Vapor Rub and wearing a pair of socks overnight
- Socks filled with peeled onion layers
- Cardio, a few sips of whiskey, and cold medicine
- Outdoor activity, hydratio
- Wed, Nov 7, 2012 11:06 AM EST | CommentsBy Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
Sleeping Beauty had the right idea: Get your much-needed rest and wake up looking amazing (with a handsome prince just waiting to cater to your every whim when you arise, natch). And while we may not have fairy godmothers looking out for us, we do have a stable of in-the-know beauty pros ready to dish out their own version of skin, hair, and nails magic.
The ultimate in lazy-girl beauty, these overnight tricks require nothing more than a teensy bit of prep work, a comfy bed, and a willingness to take beauty sleep very, very seriously. Read on for your new bedtime beauty routine - these tips, treatments, and product picks will ensure you wake up looking amazing, without having to actually do anything in the a.m. Let's see S.B. pull that off.
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- 1. Wild salmon: A primo source for omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce skin inflammation, preventing redness, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. It's also potent in antioxidants and vitamins B and D.
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2. Low-fat yogurt: in one word, calcium. Good for strong bones, nails, and teeth. One cup of plain, low-fat yogurt has more calcium than a glass of skim milk.
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3. Oysters. The best source of zinc, period. Zinc helps build collagen, which support the structure of skin and speeds up repair and renewal.
4. Blueberries: Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that prevent long-term cell damage.
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5. Kiwifruit: Another good source of antioxidants, kiwis are also a great source of vitamin C and potassium, all which help prevent wrinkles.
6. Sweet potatoes: Chock full of beta-carotene, something the body converts to vitamin A, which keeps skin smooth and is thought to prevent against sun damage.
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