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Beat the Heat and Get More Done

July 02, 2014

Don’t let the summer heat slow you down. Instead, power up your day so you can multitask more efficiently and feel peppier while you’re at it. The key is optimizing your energy level by fine-tuning your daily habits. Here are hot tips to peaking your daily performance despite the rising thermometer. Vroom! Lighten up. When…

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Scales: 5 Things to Know Before You Buy

January 20, 2014

Any effective weight loss or maintenance plan requires a good (and honest) bathroom scale.  Knowing what to look for when purchasing a scale will help you choose the best one for your health and fitness goals. 1. Major Types There are two main types of scales. Analog /mechanical scales have been around for many years,…

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Back Massagers: 6 Things to Know Before You Buy

December 31, 2013

Quick quiz: You have… A. Tons of money to blow on a regular professional rub down. B. A significant other with the magic touch. C. None of the above. If you answered “C,” then a hand-held back massager should be at the top of your must-have list. How else will you nix the kinks and knots…

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From Bathroom to Oasis: Creating a Spa at Home

June 17, 2013

When the going gets tough, you head to a day spa. There’s no better way to ditch the daily grind than with a deep tissue massage and a hydrating facial. But primo relaxation comes at a hefty price, and in this economy, it may not be the wisest way to spend your weekly paycheck. However,…

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Allergy-Proof Your Home: Floors

March 20, 2013 1

Sneezing. Watery eyes. Runny nose. No, you haven’t been watching the latest Nicholas Sparks flick (though The Notebook still gets you every time), you’re having an allergy attack. The biggest culprits egging on your seasonal nemesis? Dirt, dust and mold. And one place you’re sure to find all three of these is on your floors. In honor…

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Allergy Proof Your Home: Windows

March 19, 2013

As a lifelong allergy sufferer, I’m well aware that windows, with their direct access to the outdoors, can have a significant impact on symptoms. Fortunately, it is possible to allergy proof your windows–if you keep a few tips in mind. Open or Closed? If you suffer from allergies, you don’t always have to have the…

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7 Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

7 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

January 30, 2013

About 75% of Americans suffer from sleep disorders a few of times a week, according to Dr. James Maas, Ph.d. sleep expert and author of Power Sleep. This lack of rest does more than leave people groggy–it increases their risk of hypertension, stroke, and heart attack. In addition, a 2011 study funded by the National Institutes…

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