There are so many wonderful benefits to babywearing. Your baby will be soothed by your movements, voice, the sound of your heart beat, breathing, constant touch, as well as being able to see what you see instead of being in a stroller or crib staring up at the ceiling. Wearing your baby at this level can also improve their ability to identify faces, gestures, expressions and otherRead More »from What is Babywearing?
- What is babywearing, exactly?As a mother, you may have thought about babywearing. Some of you may be thinking baby wha? Let's start with defining babywearing. The term "babywearing" means carrying a baby using some sort of sling or other baby carrier. Using a baby carrier can make it easier and more comfortable for parents and other caregivers to hold their baby while managing all of the other tasks of parenthood. It's also been documented that when using a sling or carrier your baby cries less. Additionally, research has shown that when a baby is in a carrier, they can be close to you, and as a result feel safe, secure and happy.
- domino magazine | At Home – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 12:41 PM EDT
With help from designers Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, Style Me Pretty founder Abby Larson overcame an addiction to neutrals-and created a chic, cozy home in the process.
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- By Jennifer Van Allen, Runner's World
Running is not only great for the soul but good for your health. Check out the 6 different ways your body can reap the benefits of running.Read More »from 6 Ways Running Changes Your Body for Good
1. Running makes you happier.
If you've been working out regularly, you've already discovered it: No matter how good or bad you feel at any given moment, exercise will make you feel better. And it goes beyond just the "runner's high"--that rush of feel-good hormones known as endocannabinoids. In a 2006 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, researchers found that even a single bout of exercise--30 minutes of walking on a treadmill--could instantly lift the mood of someone suffering from a major depressive order. In a May 2013 study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise in which rats and ice got antidepressant-like effects from running on a wheel, researchers concluded that physical activity was an effective alternative to treating depression.
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- FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 12:37 PM EDTAlex Palombo/FITNESS MagazineBy Jessica Girdwain
It was a seemingly normal workout: a high-powered circuit of pull-ups, push-ups, and squats. "Difficult, yes, but done in 20 minutes," says Shari Becht, a 40-year-old chef in Highland Ranch, Colorado. Seventy-two hours later she knew something was seriously wrong. "I couldn't believe how big and heavy my arms looked," she says. They were so swollen and sore she could barely straighten them, and her fingers tingled. Worried, Shari rushed to her doctor, who did blood work. "The next afternoon, I got a call saying, 'We have a hospital bed waiting for you,'" she remembers.
Shari was diagnosed with exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition brought on by intense activity in which muscle fibers break down and release electrolytes and proteins into the bloodstream. One of the proteins, myoglobin, can occur in such high concentrations that it overwhelms the kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure or death. Shari spent three days in the hospital hooked up to a saline IVRead More »from Workouts Gone Wrong: Ways to Injury-Proof Your Sweat Sessions
- Lucky Magazine | Beauty – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
by Christa LeeRead More »from Spring's Best Sunscreens: 12 Amazing, Skin-Saving Formulas
Spring break is just around the corner, and though a dreamy vacation is a great reason to buy a new sunblock, you don't need to wait for warm weather to start using these amazing products to protect your skin: Any dermatologist will tell you SPF protection is important for your every day beauty routine. From drugstore classics to brand new sunblocks, click through for 12 picks to protect you from the sun, no matter where you go.
- TheKnot.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 12:34 PM EDTNakai Photography/The KnotSome wedding professionals are adding fine print to their contracts forbidding couples from leaving negative reviews online. And they're serious: Brides who break these contracts are being threatened with lawsuits.
By: Lisa Freedman for TheKnot.comLauren Beale** came back from her two-week honeymoon expecting to find her wedding photos waiting for her. After all, it had been more than four months since her wedding day. Instead, she found a letter along with multiple emails and voicemails from her photographer who was threatening to sue her. Before she left town, Beale had posted an online review, which the company claimed was against the terms of her contract. But Beale says her review was an honest account of her experience: "I had been haggled throughout the whole process, so I simply said I didn't think it was a good value," she says. "It wasn't even that bad-I still gave them four out of five stars!" When the company reminded Beale of the contract she had signed and Read More »from Beware of This Clause in Your Wedding Vendor Contracts!
- Your spring cleaning could have a sweet return.
Before you banish those seven-year-old leather pumps to the local landfill, consider this: A 2013 report from eBay revealed that a pair of shoes sold every two seconds on the site, with the fashion category in general grossing over $3.5 billion in sales in just a single quarter, and electronic devices weren't far behind. So, as you clean house this spring, take a closer look at your "junk": It could make you a tidy profit.
1. Poshmark, a free mobile app, lets stylish types see and buy your treasures on the fly. Create free listings by snapping pics with your smartphone of items you want to sell. Poshmark skims 20% off your price, and the buyer pays for shipping.
2. Tradesy, a digital buy-and-sell marketplace, features both high-end (Alexander Wang, Gucci) and brand-name (J.Crew, Zara) labels (we recently spotted a magenta Coach bag, with tags, originally $378, selling for $174). Designer dudsRead More »from 4 New Ways to Cash in on Your Old Clothes
- Being thin may not be as healthy as we thought.Everyone knows someone who eats cookies for breakfast, chips for lunch, and has never actually seen the inside of a gym. Yet she still doesn't seem to gain a pound. Maybe it's a good friend. Maybe it's you.
While your gut reaction might be envy (or guarded pride) recent research has exposed a dangerous reality underneath lithe frames.
It's called being skinny fat. Technically called "normal weight obesity," skinny fatness occurs in anyone who has a normal range BMI (body mass index), but high body fat. "They are skinny by weight, but actually have a high percentage of body fat," explains Beth Ricanati, M.D., YouBeauty Wellness Advisor.
In a 2014 report, those with normal weight obesity were found to have a significantly higher risk of developing metabolic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, than those without. When you're eating a diet high inRead More »from The Dangers of Being 'Skinny Fat'
Don't make this chore last longer than it has to.
Vacuuming isn't rocket science (thank goodness!), but a little extra know-how can help you clean your home that much better.
1. Waiting until the bag is full to empty it
Even though some vacuums have "check bag" indicator lights, check the bag yourself and change it when it's three-quarters full. This keeps your vacuum's suction strong. And if you have a bagless vac, don't forget the dust cup -- dirt collects there, too.
2. Vacuuming with a dirty filter
You won't effectively remove allergens if your filter is clogged with grime. You don't have to change the filter as often as the bag, but if the filter shows signs of wear, or if it's very dirty or torn, it's time to replace it. Change HEPA filters every six months or with every sixth bag change. Check the owner's manual or your brand's website for the recommendations for your model.
3. Not using the attachmentsRead More »from 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make Vacuuming
- Karla Martinez de Salas
After two weeks of being on the road during Fashion Week, I am in the mood for a quiet weekend full of manicures, yoga, and maybe a dinner party. Here's what I'll be wearing.
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