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Sit or Stand: Which Is Better in the Weight Room?

Open any popular fitness magazine and you’ll see tons of seated exercises for the back, biceps, and shoulders. But do seated resistance training exercises reign supreme? Or is it better to stand during weight training session? Here we break down the risks and rewards of both seated and standing exercises, which exercises are best suited for each position, and how to lift safely—whether you stand or sit. The Posture Analysis  Sitting allows us to feel more stable: Our center of gravity is … [Read More...]

Magic Wand: Curling Wand Tips for Perfect Hair Every Time

Curling irons have been around since the invention of electricity. But in the last few decades, the hair curling industry has expanded to include a slew of different options such as wands. If you’re not sure how to use a wand to achieve the curl you want, read on for buying and styling tips. Curling Irons vs. Curling Wands Classic curling irons include a clamp to create polished ringlets (a la Shirley Temple). The ends of hair sections are clamped and curled first with the barrel facing up, … [Read More...]

What the Heck Is Activated Charcoal… and Should I Use It?

Get ready to meet your next favorite secret beauty ingredient: coal. No, not the kind Santa gives naughty children. We’re talking about activated charcoal, a superfine, highly absorbent black powder. While there are plenty of products made with activated charcoal, you can also buy the pure powder to use in a number of ways. Read on to learn more about activated charcoal’s beauty benefits. The History of Activated … [Read More...]

Find Yourself in a Bind?

The Benefits of Yogic Binds What takes a normal yoga pose and makes it a bind? Yogic binds involve rotating the torso and shoulders and clasping the hands together. They require both intense focus to help stay in the pose, and flexibility to actually get into the pose.  Binding can help take your yoga practice to the next level and deepen your pose. It also engages muscles and aids in digestion by stimulating the abdominal organs. Binds can be difficult to get yourself into. It takes the … [Read More...]

Brush Up on Your Brushes

The Ultimate Makeup Brush Guide Blending and powder brushes may look similar but their uses are very different. This is the case for many makeup brushes—and when used incorrectly their full potential is being missed. Understanding how to properly use each makeup brush can take your makeup routine to the next level. Explore these tips and guidelines for makeup brush use and cleaning. A better understanding of your brushes will help you easily navigate the often confusing world of makeup … [Read More...]