Winter is rough on your skin. It depletes your skin of its natural lipid layer causing dry, blotchy, itchy skin. It can be frustrating to deal with; it seems like no matter how much lotion you slab on, that dry patch just won’t go away. As impossible as it may seem to get back that healthy, summer glow, it’s not. If you’re really having issues you should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, who can recommend the best options for…Read full post
There is nothing worse than dealing with painful blisters or muscle aches and pains when you’re in the running zone! You know, those days you feel like you could run for miles and miles, but you’re forced to stop because of a tight muscle or blister? For years, this seemed to happen to me nearly every time I ran. Some days were worse than others, with an aching tightness in my shins and calves just one mile into a run. Other times I…Read full post
Interest in organic food has increased dramatically over the past decade, as new claims continue to be made about its health and environmental benefits. Choosing to go organic can be confusing, especially when the benefits aren’t always clear, but we’ve got the basics - from what it is, what the health benefits are, and what to look for!
Why choose organic products?
Organic products do not contain antibiotics, hormones, pesticides or other chemicals that factory farm products contain. Animals on factory farms…Read full post
Supercandy News Alert!
There’s a new supercandy coming your way from SNAP Infusion, and it’s the best one yet. It’s Multi-Berry Bean: jelly beans that are actually good for you! Full of vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes, and bursting with flavor, these little beans are definitely the best tasting ones yet. One package contains 35% of your Vitamins C, B12, B6, and E, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid plus it’ll only cost you 90 calories. As always, the supercandy is made from all natural flavors and…Read full post
We are running full steam ahead in the Jane By Design Style Challenge run by ABC Family’s newest show Jane By Design! We are competing for a position as a blogger for the fictional fashion house Donovan Decker and doing our best to impress Donovan Decker’s fashionista in-charge Gray Chandler Murray.
If you’re still stumped, check out the dresses above for a…Read full post
Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before, but they might just be smoking marijuana instead! Teen marijuana use has increased over the past five years to the highest it’s been in 30 years. According to a survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, more than 6% of high school seniors reported using it every day…EVERY DAY! In addition, teens who think marijuana use is a risky behavior…Read full post
There’s nothing like a homemade gift, especially when it’s edible! This recipe from Theyummylife is similar to peppermint schnapps, and is delicious served in holiday cocktails or on its own. It makes a great, homemade holiday gift for hosts and just about anyone on your list.
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil OR 2 teaspoons peppermint extract (For stronger mint taste, add 3/4 teaspoon of peppermint oil or 3 teaspoons of peppermint extract)
3 cups Vodka
4-6 drops red…Read full post
It might seem like exercising outdoors is best saved for warmer months, but did you know endorphin production is boosted even more when you exercise in the cold? According to experts, your body has to work harder in the cold, which further boosts endorphin production and increases calorie burn. Plus, cold weather is invigorating! It’s so much more refreshing than running in hot, humid weather.
Research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that race times are actually…Read full post
The 9-year-old boy who was removed from his home and placed in foster care when his weight ballooned to over 200 pounds, has now been sent to live with his uncle. He has already lost nearly 10 pounds.
His mother continues to deny that she is to blame for her son’s weight.
“They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child,” the boy’s mother told the Plain Dealer newspaper. “Of course I love him….Read full post