• Health
    Freckle or Mole? How To Do A Self Check

    Now that summer’s over and you’ve had your fair share of fun in the sun, here’s a wake up call: 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by skin cancer, and more than 3.5 million new cases in 2 million people are diagnosed annually. There are various types of skin cancers that can affect people […]

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    7 Habits I Had to Form to Finally Lose Weight

    I’ve always been an active person, but when I gained 15 pounds after getting an IUD, I had to get real about my diet and workouts. I hired a personal trainer at Equinox, and remarkably, she didn’t tell me to download a calorie-counting app or work me until I dropped. Her tips for weight loss […]

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    3 Blotting Paper Beauty Hacks

    I have fine, dark hair, an oily scalp, and bangs, which means at this point I’m closer to my blotting papers than to my best friend (sorry, Bess). My 1 P.M. forehead blot is right up there with Ped Egging in terms of satisfaction. I mean, look at all that oil that I’m keeping out […]

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    The Devastating Impact of Hurricanes on Your Health

    Hurricanes cause widespread destruction even after they’re gone. Sadly, those affected are more likely to get sick, whether it’s because of polluted water or injuries sustained during the storm. A major storm can also have long-lasting mental health consequences. Here are all the ways a hurricane impacts your health — and what you can do […]

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    No one really knows what’s in your LaCroix

    LaCroix fever has swept the country in the past few years, with news of the new Key Lime flavor making waves, and making LaCroix diehards — a.k.a. LaCroix boix – giddy with excitement. But while the flavored sparkling water contains no calories, no sugars, no artificial ingredients, no castoreum, no genetically modified organisms and no added phosphoric acid, […]

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    Are Men Attracted to Women on Birth Control? Maybe Not, Study Indicates

    Most women are familiar with the ups and downs of their menstrual cycle: they get their period and feel fatigued; post-period, their energy rises; mid-cycle, they’re at their most fertile and feel sexy; and then their body prepares to repeat the cycle. Each month, women experience bloating, appetite changes, muscle pain, and/or mood swings, and […]

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    What Is The Best Age To Start Using Retinol?

    Q—CHARLOTTE’S BOOK READER Sometimes I read that I am too young to start using retinol and other times I read that retinol is the end-all, be-all antiaging product and you can’t start too young. What’s the right answer? I am age 28. A—DR. JOSHUA ZEICHNER, DERMATOLOGIST Your mid 20s is certainly a reasonable time to start using […]

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    Woman’s Eyelash Extensions Cause Real Lashes to Become Infected, Fall Out

    Eyelash extensions can save you a ton of time if you’re looking for an alternative to mascaraor false lashes. However, they’re definitely not foolproof, as one lash extension devotee learned when she stopped by an Australian salon for a touch-up. The Daily Mail reports that the unnamed woman stopped by a store called Emmaculate Beauty […]

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    ‘Healing bracelet’ gave baby lead poisoning, says CDC

    After a routine health screening last September, a 9-month-old baby in Connecticut was found with dangerously high levels of lead in her blood as a result of chewing on a homeopathic “healing bracelet,” according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health authorities initially tested the paint in the family home, but […]