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What You Favorite Spa Treatment Says About You

Aug 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Miami Spa Month

The minute you notice there's time in your schedule for a spa day, we're sure a specific treatment comes to mind even before you've looked at the spa's menu. We're not here to judge; if spas can have their own signature treatment, so can you. Whether it's a mani-pedi or an hour deep-tissue massage, Cristina Sorondo, Marketing Director at Elemis Spa at the Village of Merrick Park, breaks down what your treatment du jour says about you during

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The Best Vegan, Organic and Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys for Earth Day

Apr 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Personally I’ve never been a fan of beauty that’s organic, natural or eco-friendly—I attribute this to my hippie parents where anything “natural” is immediately associated with the scent of patchouli oil. But now that it’s no longer the ‘60s, and women are looking to find beauty products that are better for them than their paraben-filled counterparts, there’s a decent selection of products that are good for you, good for the earth and don’t smell like hemp. 

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Our 11 Favorite Weight-Loss Books to Help You Get Your Skinny On For Summer

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Soon spring will be here, and that means summer is just around the corner! Get a head start on your bikini-bod with these 11 helpful reads that will have you looking toned, fit, sexy and healthy! 

 

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Glamorous Artificial Limbs Give Prosthetics A Cyborg Makeover

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Flirting with the fine line between art and fashion, the prosthetics of The Alternative Limb Project are pushing the envelope on the convetional image of amputees. While prosthetics have long been regarded as something that needed to be hidden or seem as life-like as possible, Sophie de Oliveira Barata is inviting people to step away from the unspoken social conventions and embrace their bodies. 

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The Da Vinci Body Board Wants To Give You The Best Post-Holiday Bod

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

At the end of the year it seems like everyone is on the same page—recipes, baking, wondering what to wear so that turkey belly doesn’t show—but just a few days after Christmas and suddenly it’s all about fitness.

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How A Pair of 7 For All Mankind Jeans Can Affect Men's Health

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While breast cancer gets a whole month dedicated to everything you could possibly buy in a garish shade of pink, Movember celebrations are a little less of a public spectacle. Or maybe it’s just that guys look better rocking a mustache than women do running around in head to toe fuchsia.

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Zap Harmful Toxins With Airocide Air Purifier

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With everything from pollen and dust to mold spores and pet dander floating around your home, just waiting to get sucked into your lungs, you're going to want a top-notch air purifier — especially if you have allergies. Though many models on the market are ugly and take up room, the Airocide Air Purifier looks more like a piece of modern art.

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Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks Reinvents the Fitness Tracker

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You may have a slew of fancy running gadgets, like pedometers and apps, but they can't really help you in bettering the quality of your run. Startup company Heapsylon is trying to fill that gap with their new Sensoria Fitness Socks, which is a new kind of wearable technology designed to let you know when you're running incorrectly.... Read More

Is Hybrid Yoga the Next Big Thing in Trendy Fitness?

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Yoga these days has gone so far beyond Hatha and Vinyasa. Hybrids are all the rage, as multi-certified instructors figure out how to combine it with other practices like martial arts, dance, swimming and more. Aside from the obvious health and wellness benefits of incorporating yoga into your lifestyle, many of the formerly specialized yoga types are finding a new user base as people look to stretch their bodies and psyches to challenging new places. From hardcore to low-impact, and from tasty to downright silly, this list comprises all of our favorite hybrids that are currently on the market.... Read More

Losing Focus? Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions With These 5 Easy Tips

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Only a few months have passed since we proclaimed our New Year's resolutions on January 1st, but that is plenty of time for the motivation needed to keep them in place to start wearing thin. A lifestyle or health regimen that once seemed so excitingly hopeful may now be hindered by the reality of long work hours, family, or plain old procrastination. If your New Year's resolve is slowly breaking and you are beginning to revert to last year's habits, below is a list of five simple suggestions to help you keep your promises.... Read More

What Is Gluten?

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

If you havenít been living under a rock for the past decade, then youíve probably heard of gluten Ė particularly the gluten-free, celebrity and health nut diet craze. While you may have started to avoid gluten like the plague, how much do you really know about it?... Read More

5 Foods for Boosting Brain Power

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

The holidays are coming up, and with all of the stress that comes with entertaining and shopping for the luxury gifts you plan to shower your friends and family with, youíre going to need to hold on to your sanity. That means getting enough sleep, exercising, and keeping a balanced dietó one that your brain, specifically, will benefit from. We already know what foods are best for upping your fiber intake or curing a cold, but what items in your pantry will boost your brain power? If this question has been at the tip of your tongue for a while now, relax your boggled noggin and read on to find out.... Read More

Essie Opens First Flagship Salon in New York

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

On June 26, beloved nail beauty brand Essie opened its first Flagship Salon inside the newly renovated Samuel Shriqui Salon on Manhattanís posh Upper East Side. Located at 65th and Madison, this is the first stand-alone salon from the brand. The location was hand-picked by the brandís founder, Essie Weingarten. She was already a frequent client of the... Read More

What is Ayurveda and How Can it Help You?

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  3 Comments

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that was developed in India approximately 5,000 years ago. "Ayur" and "veda" are two Sanskrit words that mean "knowledge of living." Ayurveda is often referred to as the "sister science" of yoga, and itís believed by many to be the basis of several therapeutic approaches like aromatherapy, massage, energy therapy, and yoga postures.... Read More

MSG Linked to Weight Gain

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

MSG, the food additive that is often associated with migraines and found in preservative rich American foods and Asian cuisine, has been found to increase the waist line. A study conducted in China followed men and women around for 5 ? years, and... Read More

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