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How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat. If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this.

How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat

It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them! This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Curl your hair in your sleep with a sock. Yup, you heard me right. Have you heard of this sock bun? I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to her video on YouTube.

Why? Because: It literally takes a minute to doNO heat at all – just a soft little sock in your hairNo product (for me anyway)You can sleep in it very comfortablyIt works Marvelously and is simple beautiful This is the sock bun before and after of my hair. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this work. Sneaky Sugar Offenders. Whole-grain cereal and English muffins don't scream sweet, yet these and other seemingly healthful foods can be sugar minefields.

Sneaky Sugar Offenders

"During the fat-free craze of the '80s and '90s, manufacturers removed fat from packaged foods and replaced it with sugar to make up for the lack of taste," Farrell says. Since then, fat has come back—and the sugar has stayed. But finding the stuff that doesn't belong isn't easy. Nutrition labels list only total grams of sugar, lumping together those that were added with those that occur naturally in the ingredients. To discover what's really in there, look for the word sugar in the ingredients list and also its aliases. 6 Health Myths Busted! - Healthy Living on Shine. Illustration: Christopher Silas NealBy Ramona Emerson You know how vitamin C protects against colds?

6 Health Myths Busted! - Healthy Living on Shine

Actually, it doesn't. Warm milk contains no magic sleep aid. Diet soda may be making you fat - Healthy Living on Shine. Photo: ThinkstockThink you're making a healthier choice when you reach for diet soda instead of a sugary soft drink?

Diet soda may be making you fat - Healthy Living on Shine

Think again. Diet soft drinks may have minimal calories, but they can still have a major impact on your waistline, according to two studies presented at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego. Researchers at the Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio tracked 474 people, all 65 to 74 years old, for nearly a decade, measuring the subjects' height, weight, waist circumference, and diet soft drink intake every 3.6 years.

The waists of those who drank diet soft drinks grew 70 percent more than those who avoided the artificially sweetened stuff; people who drank two or more servings a day had waist-circumference increases that were five times larger than non-diet-soda consumers. But how does something with no calories cause weight gain? Needles and Sins (formerly Needled)'s Photostream. Strange (But Useful) Human Tricks. Soothe Spring Allergies: 10 Food and Herb Fixes for Allergy Relief. When talking about natural allergy relief, sometimes you hear more about the foods to avoid than about the ones you should be eating.

Soothe Spring Allergies: 10 Food and Herb Fixes for Allergy Relief

For instance, about a third of people allergic to pollen deal with an added annoyance called oral allergy syndrome, meaning they experience generally mild symptoms of an itchy, tingly mouth, throat, or lips when they eat certain tree fruits or plants. Someone allergic to tree pollen may experience agitation from oral allergy syndrome when eating apples, cherries, plums, almonds, or walnuts. If ragweed causes you grief each hay fever season, you could also experience sensitivity to melons, bananas, chamomile tea, or echinacea in any form. And you may have heard the suggestion to give up milk and meat during hay fever season because the grass cows eat could stir up your allergies. The good news, though, is that there are lots of foods and herbs out there that can actually help bring you natural allergy relief. 1. 2. 3.

Sculpt a Lean Body. The secret to scoring a dancer's trim and toned shape is to work your muscles less than you're used to.

Sculpt a Lean Body

Yep, you read that right. Dancers practice concentrated movements that function as deep sculpting tools to create long, lean muscles. Those coveted results are what have inspired dance-infused fitness programs such as Pure Barre, the total-body workout that combines Pilates, yoga, and dance to target the body areas all women struggle with—core, hips, butt, and arms. "Pure Barre is an athletic approach to dance and Pilates," says Carrie Rezabek, CEO and founder of Pure Barre Technique. "It uses calculated isometric movements to work each muscle, then stretches the muscle back out to create long, lean lines—without the bulk.

" Isometric exercise involves supporting a weight (in this case, your body weight) without moving your muscles—for example, holding a pushup in the lowered position. Dance-inspired moves are a great way to round out any workout. Triple Max Tons: Easy Holiday Hair.

Side Chignon 1.

Triple Max Tons: Easy Holiday Hair

Using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections. 2. Once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down. 3. 4.