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DIY Skin Care!

In a world of tight schedules, harmful pollution, chemically-laden products, high anxiety, and environmental toxin overload, it is impossible for our skin not to feel and show the effects of it all! Thankfully, with a little commitment, you can maintain your skin's natural beauty in the comfort of your own home! Keep reading to get some tips and simple at-home methods to reduce stress, maintain your radiant skin, and decrease the signs of aging!


Cleansing Your Skin


The first step in caring f

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Mango-Peach Smoothies

 Mango-Peach Smoothies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/4 cups peach yogurt
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen mango chunks


  • Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Serve immediately.


SOURCE: Taste of Home


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There are plenty of benefits from working at home. Should one of those be trading in the traditional afternoon lunch break for an afternoon nap? A new study finds taking a regular midday nap may be good for the brain and keeps a person’s cognitive abilities sharper.


The first question is: what constitutes a nap? Researchers in Shanghai define this quick respite as sleep lasting between five minutes and two hours. The findings come from the team

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A Healthy Guide to Good Nutrition

Whether you are at your ideal weight or striving to reach your weight goal is it simply a matter of burning more calories than you take in? The answer, I suggest, is no! Overall body health improvement as well as weight gain or loss must be factored into the equation or you could be heading for problems. Correct nutrition can help to reduce the risk of a myriad of health-related problems, the most frightening of which are surely heart disease and cancer. Proper nutrition, however, entails eating

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Tips to Achieving Greater Work-Life Balance

In the current busy world, prioritizing between your personal life and your work can be a big challenge. Studies have shown that poor work-life balance results in unhealthy levels of stress, reduced productivity and even unhappiness.


Some common factors that lead to poor work-life equilibrium include:

  •         Working for longer hours
  •         Increased responsibilities at work
  •         Increased responsibilities at home
  •         Having children


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Salmon Croquette Sandwich Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pouch (6 ounces) boneless skinless pink salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 everything bagels, split and toasted
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced in
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What Makes A Food A Superfood?


What Makes A Food A Superfood?

What makes a superfood? The broadcast definition of a superfood is a food with extraordinary nutritional benefits. Eating well is good for your physical health as well as mental health. However, which foods are particularly essential to make you healthy?

Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and fiber. While research supports the health benefits of certain foods, upgrading them to a superfood level is more useful when it comes to providing an ultimate

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It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. 


Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily

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Tips on Preparing Food - Why and How

Eating a healthy and nutritious diet doesn’t mean giving your all to your favorite food. Rather, it is preserving the nutrient value of each meal. For healthy cooking utilize the healthy fats, cook reasonable portions and use whole foods.


Here Are Some Tips to Help You Make Food Preparation Easier:


  •         Ask for help: allow your caregiver to help you with food preparation, make sure that he/she knows what your food needs are. Share your recipe with your loved ones if they are not sure on
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Many people believe that eating healthy is so expensive, but that is not the case: eating healthy might cost you money but eating unhealthy can cost you your life!


Eating healthy is possible if you are on a budget. Eating healthy can be cheaper sometimes, so choose wisely the foods you are eating. There are many nutritious foods and they can be stocked easily on a flexible budget.

The following tips will enable you to get your grocery on a low bill while your family enjoys a healthier diet.

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My existence involves the functioning and unison of both my mind and body. My physical and spiritual health are both equally important to me.


I know that to look good means to feel good. However, I also accept my “imperfections.” I am content in knowing that I am enough just the way I am.


What I tell myself in the mirror translates into how I present myself in the presence of others. I exude confidence because I remind myself that I am next level.


Mental and spiritual grounding leaves litt

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I didn't always  care about  heath and nutrition. I always knew it was important and something I needed to dedicate time and effort towards, but I just wasn't all the way there.

So how did I stop procrastinating and make the shift towards Eating a little better? It really started when I read a few books, by Christians, that deal with eating healthier. Those books were...

  1. The Maker's Diet By Jordan Rubin
  2. What Would Jesus By Don Colbert 
  3. The Bible's Seven Secrets to Healthy Eating by Joyce Ro
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Have you made several, unsuccessful efforts to achieve spiritual wellness?  Spiritual wellness takes effort, dedication and discipline.


The journey to  spiritual wellness may be long, rough, and trying, but it's achievable.


Peep this helpful guide for building a foundation of spiritual wellness. While you may want to try one step at a time, you'll be better off working on a full transformation. It's not as uplifting when you try to achieve spiritual wellness from one angle. Many conflicts

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How To Improve Your Mood with Food

Let’s unpack some of the exciting (and preliminary) new research about the link between gut health, mood, and stress. This week we’ll talk about your friendly resident gut microbes, probiotic foods, and supplements, as well as offer some simple recipes to keep your gut and taste buds happy.


There are trillions of microbes that happily live in our gut. These friendly microbes do more than help us digest foods, make vitamins, and protect us from the not-so-friendly microbes - they hav

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My body consists of precious muscles, joints, and tissues. How I treat them determines how well my body supports me, so I treat them well by eating a healthy diet.


I help prevent toxins by eating natural and unprocessed foods.


My brain is also dependent on my diet for proper functioning. I commit to having foods that keep my mind clear and sharp. Vitamins are great contributors to mental clarity.


Consuming fiber helps me fight bacteria. My daily diet contains several servings of fruit, veg

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