30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. A Gross but Effective Trick to Make Yourself Floss More A few years ago I was at a girlfriend’s house hanging out before bed (#adultsleepover—we had an early-morning event to attend together) when I grabbed one of the little floss sticks out of the packet she had on her bathroom counter and starting flossing. We are like sisters, so doing this, and the conversation that ensued, was totally normal. Somehow, I got a whiff of the floss stick and thought that I had just put something terribly wrong in my mouth. I literally yelled out to her from the bathroom, “Kate, I think your floss sticks went bad!” “What do you mean?” she asked me.
Best Erotic Novels - Must-Read Erotic Books Photo: Getty Images Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read Fifty Shades of Grey. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up! Imagine my tremendous disappointment, then, to discover that Fifty Shades of Grey didn’t even have all that much transgressive sex in it, certainly not by erotica standards. If memory serves, it took about 80 or so pages of the least erotic blather around to even get to the first sex scene. Every Noise at Once deep symphonic black metal progressive uplifting trance vintage french electronic
How to Go Green: Natural Skin Care With reporting by Manon Verchot It turns out beauty is more than skin deep: The average person slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays, 10 different skin care products on his or her body every day--and since our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, we absorb the nearly 130 chemicals we regularly expose ourselves to. Cosmetics companies and the FDA maintain that these chemicals are safe, and many of them are--in small doses at least. But consider that the average woman wears makeup every day, and you begin to understand how a little dab here a quick spray there begins to add up. The fact is, no one really knows how certain chemicals affect us over time, or how they react in our bodies in combination.
Are natural and organic cosmetics better for you? Sales of natural and organic cosmetics and personal care products are burgeoning, with consumers perceiving them as better or safer than regular cosmetics, and therefore prepared to pay a premium for them. With numerous natural and organic certifiers to uphold the standards that consumers can expect from such products, they can get some reassurance they're getting what they're paying for. Then there are those products with 'natural' or 'organic' pretensions that wouldn't meet even the most lenient of standards. In this article we show you how to pick the genuine products, highlight some tricks and traps, and consider whether natural or organic cosmetics are actually any better than their "chemical" counterparts. Standards and certification Your best bet for finding natural or organic cosmetics is to look for certification.
15 Things Highly Confident People Don't Do Highly confident people believe in their ability to achieve. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else put their faith in you? To walk with swagger and improve your self-confidence, watch out for these fifteen things highly confident people don’t do. 50 Websites to Waste Your Time On Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds? Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. Besides, it's not like you could be doing something constructive at work or maybe, I don't know, go outside. That just seems pointless, right? Skin Care Buying Guide Join us as we peel back the outer layer to uncover the best natural skin care products to buy this year! Discover the problems with the beauty industry, how to understand labels, our top tips for safe skin care and the products we use. Your skin is your largest organ and deserves extra TLC! One of the things we’ve learnt along the way in our years of being in the natural health profession is that, what you put in your body matters, but so does what you put on your body.
How To Become A Morning Person You’ve heard it before: Getting up early is good for you. Luminaries from Ben Franklin to Ernest Hemingway to Michelle Obama have endorsed the lifestyle. And studies have shown that being awake in the early-morning hours can boost creativity, help with weight loss, and make you happier. But what if getting out of bed at the crack of dawn seems like the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest after downing a bacon double cheeseburger?