The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
Darn, it happened again! You’ve just tried a new facial cleanser, but instead of the healthy glow you had hoped for, your skin became red, itchy and irritated. With a sigh, you throw the cleanser into the drawer filled with all of your other be... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... 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
One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei... Read more
I had a trim a few months ago, and my hair doesn't seem to have grown at all! It still seems to be the same length and not any longer!
On the bright side, I can save money on haircuts! But it's such a pain when you're trying to grow your hair!... Read more
It started shortly after I had my third child almost 2 years ago. I figured it would have stopped by now but it hasn't. I think it's getting worse. My hair used to be super thick and have loads of natural curl, now its thin and straight unless I l... Read more
Last September (2013) I reached my 75 lb weight loss goal. Throughout last Summer I noticed I was losing a LOT more hair than normal. My hair had thinned down so much. But I had never expected to see what I found last week. I actually have a bald spo... Read more
I have naturally straight hair. But I love beachy waves. I think ppl with natural curls or waves are so lucky! They don't need perms to give them waves! But some ppl with lovely curls actually spend money to straighten their hair! I guess we always w... Read more
Hello fellow Sparkers. I have an issue that has really been hard to deal with. My hair started shedding really badly last Sept after losing 45 lbs in about 4-5 months. It breaks off and it is so dry and brittle. It's like straw.It seems like there is... Read more
Respectful debate and lively discussion – esp. for topics that’re too hot for the main forums!
No biting, name-calling or hair-pulling, please. Disagreement is encouraged, but bad behavior is not!... Read more
For thousands of years man has been in search of the so-called 'The Fountain of Youth'. From Alexander the Great to Ponce de Leon's quest to modern day science, there seems to be a fascination that spans the test of time to fight the inev... Read more
If you're a post-menopausal woman, you might have noticed that your forehead has grown higher all of a sudden. Or maybe the part in your hair has gotten wider, and you can see your scalp when the light hits it just right. But don't worry; you... Read more
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