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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): Wellness in a Bottle

Wellness in a BottleRecently, while I was eating lunch with my friends, I realized that each one of us has our own favorite drink that we cannot live without, figuratively. Most of my girlfriends can’t let a day pass without drinking coffee. In fact, the popular statement among young adults, “Coffee is life,” appears to be true for them. [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: Mercury Rising

Mercury RisingWhen saying goodbye to your friends, partners, kids, or parents, do you just utter the words “See you later” and then give them a wave good bye? Or do you kiss them on the cheeks and hug them first before leaving? Most people I know (including me) are guilty of doing the latter. What if I told [...]

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Cider Vinegar RulesMost of the people I know have a very strong liking of sour foods, especially that of vinegars. Here in the Philippines, people often include vinegar in their meals as a kind of sauce where they dip fried dishes such as fried fish, sausages, and even fruits like mangoes. In some of my friends’ houses, you would [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses - Legs Up the Wall Pose (5 of 6)

Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga PosesLegs Up the Wall Pose (5 of 6)You have to agree that there are rare moments in our lives when we find ourselves stuck with a problem. No matter what solution we try to come up with, the problem seems to persist, oftentimes with a vengeance, that we almost always end up [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): Roses are Red, Violets are Blue; Rosemary is an Herb that is Good for You

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue; Rosemary is an Herb that is Good for You I first knew Rosemary as a kind of an essential oil which people use either to give their homes a sweet aromatic smell or to make their hair longer and thicker. I thought that Rosemary was only good for those kinds of stuff. It was [...]

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Pampering Oil People nowadays are obsessed with having the perfect body and perfect skin. Almost everyone cares only about their physical looks to the point that they will put on any kind of make-up, lotion, moisturizer, and toner—products which might have harmful effects on our body in the long run. I remember one of my professors in college telling me that [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL:​ Hyde Behind the Label

Hyde Behind the Label If I asked you what your refrigerator contains, would you be able to list each grocery item completely? Would you be able to recall every condiment, vegetable, and protein from memory? Now what if I told you that it was actually logical to find your shampoo and conditioner inside your refrigerator? Weird, right? Not [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses - Head-to-Knee Pose (4 of 6)

Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses: Head-to-Knee Pose (4 of 6)The fourth in our series of yoga poses that help fight skin problems is the Janu Sirsasana or the Head-to-Knee Pose. One of the many skin problems these yoga poses help prevent is hives, which is the skin condition where itchy, red bumps develop on the skin mostly [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Three Kiwis

Three KiwisThe only kind of kiwi I ever really knew growing up was the black, shiny kind used to polish shoes. Never having really thought about it, I only recently found out that the popular brand of shoe polish was then named such because the wife of its creator, William Ramsay, was from New Zealand.My next encounter [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: Grade “A” Vitamin for “A+” Health

Grade “A” Vitamin for “A+” HealthThe world is obsessed with the best. Everyone wants to win at everything and experience nothing less than being first. For as early as I can remember, I have been taught in school to always get the perfect score and achieve as many awards as I could in order to receive the respect [...]

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