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
When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... 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
Stress happens. No matter how organized you are, how good your systems are, or how friendly your work and living environments are, stress can find a way to poke its ugly head in from time to time. What can you do? Turn to a convenient Stress Bust... Read more
I understand that the heavier you are, the more calories you burn as your muscles are having to support more weight.
What about for stationary bikes though? Technically you aren't supporting your own weight or transporting it,you are just pushin... Read more
I like the benefits of the gym but outdoors has many opportunities to get some exercise in. Walking --running the dog 1-3 hours every day is great and I take pictures along the way. Bike riding is something I do all year that really works a lot mus... 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
Studies have shown that sleep helps you lose weight, improves your energy and even decreases your risk of heart disease. Follow these six steps for better shut eye this year. Step 1: Prep for bedNightly routines aren't just for infants. They... Read more
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