Dreaming

Woman Dreaming

Dreaming is our mind’s way of cleaning the clutter from our mental computer so we can retain the more important stuff. This might explain why we wake up tired.

By: Regenia G. Butcher

It will be several hours until the alarm buzzes, but suddenly a man bolts up to a near-sitting position in bed. The room is peaceful, yet he’s terrified, and can’t immediately reason why. Then, after convincing himself that all’s calm and he’s safe, he begins to unravel a few details of what has just scared him awake.

Another alarm sounds and a woman shuts it off, pulls …

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What Does Cosmetic Surgery Typically Cost?

Cosmetic Surgery
Depending upon the individual, a facelift, eye lid surgery, liposuction and breast implants can
all presents a unique challenge to the doctor.

By: Gray Rollins

The costs for cosmetic surgery vary greatly throughout the United States. A number of factors contribute to these cost differences including the type of cosmetic surgery procedure performed, the level of complexity presented by the patient (in other words, how much work is needed), the location, and the surgeon’s individual fees. It is entirely feasible that two individuals visiting the same surgeon for a consultation on a procedure will be quoted two different prices. This …

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Are You Still Struggling with Dry Brittle Nails?

End to Dry Brittle Nails

Cosmetic companies advertise products that will alleviate nail splitting, peeling and breaking. They promise strong healthy nails, and tell you that it’s possible to have beautiful hands with a home manicure.

By: Natasha Morgan

Are you still struggling with dry brittle nails that lead to splitting and breaking?

For years, cosmetic companies have advertised products that will alleviate nail splitting, peeling and breaking. They promise strong healthy nails, and tell you that it’s possible to have beautiful hands with a home manicure.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy! Yet, it can be done if you are willing to make the effort. …

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The Health Aspects Of Chocolate

Chocolate

Chocolate contains high levels of potassium and magnesium, as well as vitamins B1, B2, D and E. Chocolate can also lower blood pressure and prevent arteries from hardening, therefore protecting the heart.

By: Elli Potrelli

Chocolate is relaxing. It’s calming. It soothes our nerves and makes us feel good. And we often think of it as a sinful indulgence. But it doesn’t have to be. If you choose your chocolate wisely, you can enjoy it without the guilty feelings we normally associate with it.

What Are the Healthy Aspects of Chocolate?

By eating small amounts of the right chocolate, you …

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Water Purification Units – Every Home Needs One


Filtered water will hydrate you and help to regulate your internal functions. It will also help to flush out impurities that accumulate within the body. There are different units that provide different levels of filtration.

By: Juliette Pickup

If you had to take a sample of the water that we drink ever day then you would probably be absolutely horrified at the contaminants that we put into our bodies every day. This is over and above the unhealthy food and drinks that we consume at every opportunity. Water is supposed to be the way in which we flush those …

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What You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal

With the advent of the new YAG laser line and the reinvention of the IPL, even those with darker skin and hair can get excellent results with laser hair removal.

By: Deirdre Jones

Laser hair removal has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years, mainly because it is a relatively safe way to remove unwanted body hair. Until recently, it was best for those with light skin and dark hair. But with the advent of the new YAG laser line and the reinvention of the IPL, even those with darker skin and hair can get excellent results with …

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Should Boomers Age Gracefully? No Way!

Baby-Boomer Women
Baby-Boomers are interested in a theory by gerontologist John W. Rowe, MD, who states that 70 percent of the aging process is controllable with wise lifestyle choices.

By: Barbara Morris

Andrew Weil, MD, an influential advocate of alternative/integrative medicine has decided to “age gracefully” according to Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2005, “Aging with grace, naturally.”

Age gracefully? He has to be kidding!

From my 76-year-old perspective, Weil, at 63, is a youngster who has made an untimely decision to become a poster boy for acceptance of early decline. Unfortunately, countless people will follow his example.

It’s difficult to be …

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Orchard of Health … Natural Health Benefits from Everyday Fruit

Blueberries and Strawberries

Recent studies have indicated that the antioxidants in fruit provide a whole host of health benefits: The anti-aging power of blueberries and the joint pain relieving properties found in cherries are two.

 

Eating healthy is fast becoming a way of life. Studies show Americans are living longer and enjoying more active lifestyles. Due to advances in food technology, we are only just beginning to discover the health secrets Mother Nature placed in simple everyday fruit. In fact, in early 2005, the U.S.D.A. revealed the updated version of the food pyramid that suggests five to nine daily servings of fruit …

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How to Choose Over-the-Counter Products for Your Hair

 

Hair Products

When it comes to over-the-counter hair care products, a high price does not always equal high-quality. Sometimes the most inexpensive shampoos can be your best bet and can make your hair shiny, thick and strong.

 

By: Jenny Andrews

We all know that professional hair-care products are best, but what happens if you can’t find something that you like or can afford in professional product lines? Are there any products that you can purchase from the department store that will not cause too much damage? You bet there is, but you have to be choosy and have an eye …

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How to Easily Obtain an Elegant Style

Elegant Style

Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly or even Gwyneth Paltrow are figures of female elegance. What all of them have in common is what sets them apart: A unique and non-transferable style. They simply add new touches to their classic and personal style.

By: Maria Llorente

With each new season, a new trend appears. The time comes when one does not know what to do to keep up with the fashions! And worst of all, everything gets so complicated and then boils down to the question, What should I wear?

Has this ever happened to you?

You have to dress up to …

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Is Anti-Aging Just About Skin Care?

Woman Staying Young
Having good health and an excellent fitness level is your best weapon to defy age. Products like diet pills, health care, skincare and other look good products are in high demand for Baby-Boomers seeking that elusive “fountain of youth”.

By: Chris Chew

We the baby boomers, that is those aged 40 and above make up about one quarter of the world’s population and are growing older rapidly. Considering that most of these baby boomers have already established their careers, have accumulated savings with disposable income, having grown up or fast growing up children and would probably owned their own homes, …

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The 12 Super Foods That Better Your Health


There are 12 foods that you should be eating on a regular basis, each with its own unique health benefits. If you mold your diet around the majority of these foods, you’ll notice an improvement in your health.

By: Ryan Cote

There are 12 foods that, if eaten on a regular basis, do wonders for your health. Do you know what they are?

If you’re reading this, then you already have some knowledge of how important good nutrition is. I’m a big advocate of “you are what you eat.” Meaning, what you put in your body largely determines what you …

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Effect of Alcohol on Women

Wine glass and bottle

Alcohol is a testosterone stimulant and the effect it has on women is based upon the fact that testosterone is not the dominant hormone in the female make-up.

By: David McCarthy

It is often quoted that females have a lower tolerance to alcohol than males and this is an indisputable fact but few people ever go on to tell exactly what the effect is and why. Hopefully this article will help shed light on exactly what happens when you drink alcohol and why you often do things that you regret later. It will also give you some insight into what …

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How to Choose a Sunscreen

Sunscreens

Most sunscreens don’t defend nearly as well against the UVA rays that penetrate deep into the skin and are more likely to cause skin cancer and wrinkles.

 

Think slathering on the highest-number sunscreen at the beach or pool will spare you skin cancer and premature wrinkles? Probably not, if you’re in the sun a lot. That’s because you don’t need a sunburn to suffer the effects that can cause various types of skin cancer. Sunscreens generally do a good job filtering out the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn — UVB rays. But with sunburn protection, many people get a

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What is Botox?

What is Botox?

Originally used for treating nervous twitch of the eyelid muscles, it was discovered that the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases can be flattened dramatically with botox.

By: Maria Llorente

Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins (a neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue) produced by Clostridium botulinum.

The most serious symptom of botulism is paralysis, which in some cases has proven to be fatal. The botulinum toxins (there …

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