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Seafood: A Powerhouse Pregnancy Food

Seafood: A Powerhouse Pregnancy Food

Written by Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD
on Friday, 16 February 2018

Expecting and new parents are used to getting all things new: new nursery furniture, new tiny clothes, new diapers, and, like it or not, an onslaught of new information. 

But, as well intentioned as it may be, much of the “wisdom” shared with parents-to-be is confusing and can be inaccurate, especially when it comes to food. 

Let’s start by clearing the water with some science-based facts about one of the most misunderstood powerhouse pregnancy foods: seafood.
What Are the Health Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition?

What Are the Health Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition?

Written by Joshua Elizetxe
on Friday, 16 February 2018

Fruits and vegetables make up the key components to a healthier lifestyle and also keep you free from a sluggish and overweight existence. 

Eating whole food sources of nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, the B vitamins, vitamin D, protein, essential fatty acids, and potassium allows your cells to function effectively… as they were meant to. 

Keep reading for some health benefits of whole food nutrition.
14 Skincare Hacks for Gym Rats

14 Skincare Hacks for Gym Rats

Written by Margarita Lolis, MD
on Thursday, 01 February 2018

Exercise is good for the body and mind and did you know exercise and sweating is good for your skin, too? 

Dr. Margarita Lolis, a New Jersey board certified dermatologist explains that, "When exercising we release toxins from our skin, opening up and clear out our pores. However, if you miss one important step when it comes to exercising and skin, you'll start to notice your skin going downhill." 

Here are some pointers to help your skin look its post-workout best.

A head-to-toe routine is a must. Dr. Lolis found that those who work out several times per week seem to have similar skin issues.

These 14 Skincare Hacks for Gym Rats provided by Dr. Lolis, are based on the common issues her own patients often face.
5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Thursday, 01 February 2018

Whether you’re in a couple or rolling solo, Valentine’s Day comes with expectation and pressure. 

With #CoupleGoals as a consistently trending hashtag, countless pictures of couples on social media, the obsession of celebrity break ups and make ups and TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette serving up contrived romance sprinkled with drama, the way we think of love and romance has changed. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York Board Certified Neuropsychologist explains why so many people say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day and offers some alternatives that shift this negative mindset.
Germ Dossier: How to Beat 5 Common Contagions

Germ Dossier: How to Beat 5 Common Contagions

Written by Reshmi Basu, MD
on Monday, 29 January 2018

If knowing your enemy is one of the first lines of defense in war, the tactic is especially apt when it comes to contending with germs. 

To help arm parents in the inevitable germ battle, here’s an overview of five common contagious illnesses and maladies that children are likely to encounter, as well as a few tips and tricks to treat and prevent them.
Skincare Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent & Slow Aging

Skincare Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent & Slow Aging

Written by Tressie Dawson
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Aging is all in the mind; you can stay young forever if you take care of your skin. 

In fact, in today's modern world, no one looks their age. As many say, 40 is the new 30.

From cosmetic procedures to beauty treatments, there are so many ways that help you prevent and slow down your aging process. At most times, the result is great. 

Sure, these treatments can help you to look young, but there are some side effects too. Natural ways are simply the best. The more natural treatments you use, the better it will be for your skin. With a little effort, you can look ten years younger with natural ways. 

Here are 10 ways to prevent and slow aging.
4 Tips to Stay Energized During a Morning Workout

4 Tips to Stay Energized During a Morning Workout

Written by Jorge Gonzales
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Do you follow a morning muscle-building workout routine? 

You have come to the right place. I’ve researched all the essentials that are required to make your morning workout successful and to drive results. 

Here are some tips for a perfect routine for both men and women.
6 Different Ways to Make 2018 About Self-Improvement

6 Different Ways to Make 2018 About Self-Improvement

Written by Trevor McDonald
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Even if you’re not a New Year’s Resolution type of person, something about the season makes it the perfect time to focus on bettering your life. 

Improving yourself is a lifelong endeavor, and it’s likely that those goals will change over the years. 

Instead of thinking about what you think needs improvement, focus on self-care and wellness. “Improving” yourself can be a dangerous mindset because we so often think about the physical body and validation from others. Real self-improvement is steeped in self-care and improves more than just the body.
8 Benefits that Prove the Importance of Braces

8 Benefits that Prove the Importance of Braces

Written by Emily Taylor
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The procedure of getting dental braces might seem daunting, but the benefits they offer make the entire process worth the trouble.

While most people associate the benefits of braces to cosmetic benefits, braces provide more than a beautiful smile.

Take a look at the various benefits braces have to offer.
Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

Written by Maya Smith
on Monday, 22 January 2018

People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look. 

Whether they want to blow it straight, create looser curls or maximize their tighter coils, Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, salon owner and creator of The Doux, the “Indie” hair care line with cult following which is now at Target, is truly the master. 

Here she shares her best tips for girls with curls who want to revel in their natural hair and create a style they love.
10 Healthier Substitutes to Your Favorite Junk Food

10 Healthier Substitutes to Your Favorite Junk Food

Written by Angelina Mattis
on Monday, 08 January 2018

Indulgent foods are named so for a reason. They taste great, but they can result in a bulging tummy. 

If you want to fulfill your longing for these treats without expanding your waistline, here are 10 healthier alternatives to some favorite junk foods and comfort foods.
How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Friday, 05 January 2018

Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. 

For some, it’s to workout, lose weight, and cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. 

Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. 

The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines ita stickiness. 

Here are some key insights on how to make New Year’s Resolutions that stick.
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