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Skin-saving facials: four new medically based treatments to combat summer sun damage

Skin-saving facials: four new medically based treatments to combat summer sun damage – Beauty in Action Abbie Kozolchyk The newest facials not only pamper, but also effectively fight signs of sun damage (think: blotchiness, rough patches and fine lines). They’re so effective, you can find them only at dermatologists’ offices and medi-spas (day spas overseen […]

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When christmas trees make you sneeze

When christmas trees make you sneeze – ThinkHealthy News Carol Potera Scotch pines and Douglas firs–the Christmas trees most commonly sold at lots–shed more than needles. They also can release allergy-causing mold spores and pollens that collect on them from other trees. (These varieties release their own pollen in the summer.) But mountain cedars, which […]

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get incredible results in just 31 days with our total-body strength and cardio workout

The lean, mean boot camp routine: get incredible results in just 31 days with our total-body strength and cardio workout Linda Shelton There are plenty of sound reasons why boot-camp training programs have endured. From bridal boot camps to bikini-body boot camps, the tried-and-true exercises like those used by the military promise serious–not to mention […]

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Fitness getaways for cheap: for an action-packed spring adventure that won’t tank your bank account, check out these 4 affordable fitness resorts and spas

Fitness getaways for cheap: for an action-packed spring adventure that won’t tank your bank account, check out these 4 affordable fitness resorts and spas – Venture Out With holiday bills still clobbering your credit-card balances and income taxes coming up soon, who has the money to burn for an expensive spring break? Fortunately, you don’t […]

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from face cleansers to feel-good fragrances, here are this year’s award winners

The Shape of beauty awards: from face cleansers to feel-good fragrances, here are this year’s award winners Sally Wadyka The cosmetics counter can be a puzzling place: Deciding what’s worth spending your money on can involve a lot of costly experimentation. That’s why–for the second consecutive year–we’ve done the trial and error for you. More […]

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Prevention breakthrough: eat less fat now

Prevention breakthrough: eat less fat now – breast-cancer special Bill Benda Eating less animal fat when you’re young may reduce your risk for breast cancer later, a study of more than 90,000 women ages 26-46 indicates. The data from the ongoing Nurses’ Health Study found that women who ate the most animal fat as young […]

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Mind over menstruation

Mind over menstruation Karen Asp If you’re not pregnant but have stopped menstruating, see your doctor to rule out medical problems. If you have none, hypnosis or cognitive behavior therapy may help your periods restart. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta recruited 16 women whose failure to menstruate (amenorrhea) appeared to be linked to lifestyle […]

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The Beach House at Hermosa, Hermosa Beach, Calif

The Beach House at Hermosa, Hermosa Beach, Calif – Shape your life news Gabrielle Gayagoy A true vacation in Los Angeles means no driving. At the Beach House at Hermosa (from $224; 888-895-4559, beach-house.com), you can leave your car keys and your worries behind. Located in Hermosa Beach, the heart of L.A.’s South Bay, the […]

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Puma takes on pilates

Puma takes on pilates Whether you’re in need of more traction during your Pilates workouts, or you’re just looking for a sassy slip-on shoe, Puma has got you covered. New this fall, the Puma Alycea shoe is a Pilates slipper with strategically placed tread “pods” on the sole. Pilates is traditionally done barefoot, but “during […]

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readers share how the 9/11 attacks transformed their lives

Lasting change: readers share how the 9/11 attacks transformed their lives Gabrielle Gayagoy The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States altered millions of lives overnight–and over time. “In everyday life, it is often too hard to make major changes,” says Bill O’Hanlon, author of Thriving Through Crisis: Turn Tragedy and Trauma Into […]