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5 Tips on How to Balance pH in Hair Naturally. Edit Article Edited by Carolyn Barratt, Manel kaabi, Maniac, Mantha8225 and 2 others Potential of Hydrogen, or pH, is the measurement of how acidic or alkali a substance is.

5 Tips on How to Balance pH in Hair Naturally

It is judged on a scale between 0 and 14. Anything between 0 and 6.9 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and anything between 7.1 and 14 is alkaline. Human hair and scalp oil, sebum, has a pH balance of between 4.5 and 5.5. Ad Steps 1Assess your current hair. 5Apply a leave-in conditioner to wet hair to return your hair to the 4.5 to 5.5 natural acidity, if your hair is naturally dry or damaged.

Tips The leave-in conditioner will not keep for longer than a few days. The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living.

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device. Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice. An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that.

“There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article. Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery. Crunchy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Oats 'n Honey Bars. Yup!

Crunchy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Oats 'n Honey Bars

Just like Nature Valley’s, but better! Now I know I posted these copycat Nature Valley Oat’s ‘n Honey Bars a few months ago, but those were just the original. I mean we love the original over here, but we equally love the peanut butter. Really though, did you think we wouldn’t? They’re sweet, crunchy peanut butter bars! And I mean it is pretty obvious we love us some peanut butter over here. Wasn’t it just last week that I posted this heavenly, insanely delicious, perfect warm weather treat?

Oh fudge, this is getting embarrassing. So I think I need to lay off the peanut butter for a while….. Unless of course I come up with yet another delicious way to use it. Really, sometimes after I take pictures and I feel like the picture turned out just the way I wanted them to, I get SO excited to share the recipe with you guys. Seriously, could I get any weirder? I actually made these because Asher wanted some more bars to have as snacks. That girl knows exactly how to work me.

Ingredients. 30 Foods You'll Never Have To Buy Again. How to Let Go of the Need for Approval to Start Thriving. “Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing” ~Aristotle The need for approval kills freedom.

How to Let Go of the Need for Approval to Start Thriving

Trust me, I know, because I spent my entire life seeking approval until I realized it was a waste of time and didn’t work anyway. The desire to get people to like me motivated the majority of my choices and actions in early life. Queen of social chameleons, I mastered the art of telling people what they wanted to hear and being someone they would find impressive—all the while worrying incessantly about what others thought of me, fearing criticism, and holding myself back as a result. When I first started building my coaching business, this craving for acceptance caused me to hide from opportunities where the potential for reward was high, but the possibility for criticism was equally large. As an example, one of my first client referrals was to coach the CEO of a major corporation. Fortunately I chose the latter option.


50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere. Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor?

50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body 1. Inchworm Stand up tall with the legs straight, and do like Lil’ Jon and let those fingertips hit the floor. 2. Standing with the knees slightly bent, jump up as high as possible (pretend Jeremy Lin is watching!) 3. Embrace that inner grizzly. 4. Starting on your hands and knees, bring the left foot forward directly under the chest while straightening the right leg. 5.

Ready to catch some air? 6. Turn those stairs into a cardio machine—no magic wand necessary. 7. Beginning on all fours with the core engaged, slowly walk the hands forward, staying on the toes but not moving them forward.