In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Looking your best can be frustrating. Just when you get a beauty routine down pat, the seasons change and suddenly you have to start all over again. Keeping your hair and skin in top condition all year round means working with the weather, not agains... Read more
Grooming, whether batheing or just brushing, is healthy for your pet for many reasons. It also helps strengthen the human-animal bond while allowing you to keep a close eye on your dog's or cat's physical condition to prevent small problems f... Read more
Even accomplished home cooks feel the pressure of preparing a big feast for family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. It's a perfect storm of anxieties: Beloved traditions, high expectations, a huge menu and a big crowd all add up to a stressful fe... Read more
Going to start this thing called a diet tomorrow. Like always I'm always starting over and over and over. This time I hope is different. I will weight in tomorrow morning and will post it here.
My plan is simple eat right and make smart choic... Read more
High my name is Logan and I am just starting on Sparkpeople. I have 2 questions.
Does anyone know how many more calories you burn by swimming in cold water (outside) compared to swimming inside? I have a pool at my house and even though the weat... Read more
Have you ever had your pictures get wet, then stick together?For a photographer, the last step in developing pictures is to put them in a water bath. We almost always have many more than one in a bath and they never stick together.This seems counter-... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I don't know about you guys, but over the past several weeks, I haven't had too many restful slumbers. Between concerns over the current state of affairs, the economic situation, dealing with some overtraining issues, and just trying to cram all that... Read more
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