Aug
2
2011

Easy, Beautiful Styles for Long Hair

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If you are tired of styling your long hair the same old way, here are some new styles for you to try out. These easy, beautiful hairstyles will make your shiny, lush locks stand out from the crowd. Long Curls First, wash your hair and use a deep conditioning treatment so you get healthy looking hair with great shine. Blow dry your hair with a round brush. Then use a large barrel curling iron and [...]

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Aug
1
2011

Moisturizing Dry Processed Hair

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Is your hair dry from over processing or chemical treatments? If you have stressed hair, you can make it look better quickly. You’ll once again have soft, moisturized, luscious locks. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps. When you lighten your hair, it can become dry. If you are darkening your hair, the cause of your dry hair probably isn’t from the color. It could be from the heat treatments you [...]

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Aug
1
2011

Work With Your Fine Hair, Not Against It

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If you have fine hair, don’t waste your time hating your hair. You’re never going to have thick hair, so you must learn to work with your hair, not against it. Here are some tips to help you do just that. Buildup on your hair can make fine hair limp, and it shows up faster than on coarser textured hair. Use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week. Don’t use a heavy conditioner. It [...]

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Aug
1
2011

Rejuvenate Your Skin

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We all want our skin to be firm, smooth, and glowing. How can we get that? With a combination of a good diet and the right skin creams, your skin can look better than it ever has. Good nutrition is the building block for healthy skin. When your diet is right, you’ll feel better…and you’ll look better. Vitamins and minerals found in food can protect your skin and help it look its best. You need [...]

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Jul
31
2011

Prepare Your Children for Back to School

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It’s almost time to go back to school. Are your kids ready? Prepare them for school and get them enthused about learning with these tips. You can fuel their creativity and start them on the road to a good education. Learning can be enjoyable, and they’ll find this out now when you utilize these tips. Read aloud to your children. Even if it’s no more than a few minutes a day, it’s an enjoyable thing. [...]

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Jul
28
2011

Green Back to School Shopping

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It’s almost back to school time! You’re going to need stuff. How can you balance a green life with back to school shopping? We’ve got some tips for you. Don’t worry – it’s easy. Make a list. Before you start your back to school shop, plan out what you really need. Do you have to have a new backpack? If it’s not too worn, don’t buy another. Do you really need a new lunchbox? Just [...]

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Jul
27
2011

Green Your Home Office

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When you have a home office, it has advantages. One of those advantages is that it’s way easier to green your work space. You don’t have to ask permission or nag anyone to go green. You just do it. Another advantage is, of course, the money and energy you conserve commuting. It doesn’t take much energy to walk from the bedroom to your home office. (Unless you haven’t had enough coffee yet. ) The things [...]

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Jul
26
2011

What Makes You Beautiful?

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I read What Makes a Face Beautiful recently, and was surprised. Did you know that facial symmetry is a factor in beauty to our brains? To our brains, beauty has more to do with perceived good health than it has to do with aesthetics. Beauty is also socially influenced. In simple terms, if we like someone or are close to them, that means we perceive them as more beautiful. Our spouses, daughters, and other loved [...]

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Jul
22
2011

Summer Feet – Pay for Pedicures or Do At Home?

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You’re going to be wearing a lot of sandals this summer if you’re like me. It’s just too hot to wear closed in shoes all the time. That’s a problem if you haven’t actually been keeping up with your pedicures. Should you do your own pedicures, or pay someone else to do them? If you’re going to have someone else do them, there are a few things to keep in mind. No matter what your [...]

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Jul
22
2011

Use Less Air Conditioning This Summer

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We all know that using your air conditioner less during the summer means lower bills, using less energy, and being green. But we’re in the middle of a heat wave and your air conditioner seems to run all the time, no matter what the setting is. How in the world can you cool your home without maxing out your energy use? A few simple tricks can help you lower your energy use this summer. Some [...]

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