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13 Foods You Should Store in the Fridge (Not the Pantry)

Storing food in the right place isn’t just about flavor, it’s about food safety. Some foods in your pantry or on your counter should be refrigerated—and some guidelines might surprise you. Here are 13 foods that should go from your pantry to the fridge.Condiments Ketchup, mustard, mayo, horseradish, and barbecue sauce can contain enough vinegar or other acid to make them shelf-stable, but once opened, refrigeration keeps them fresher longer. Opened mayo may be stored in the fridge for up to … [Read More...]

What is Diastasis? And What You Can Do About it

While motherhood brings lots of joy, it also brings a whole lot of changes to your body. One change many women don’t talk about is diastasis recti, a condition that affects the abdominal muscles and connective tissue. Let’s take a look at the causes of diastasis, how to spot it, and what you can do about it. What Is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis recti (DR) occurs when the front fascial connection between the two muscle bellies of rectus abdominis—also known as the linea alba—thins. In other … [Read More...]

An Approachable Guide to the 16:8 Method

With all the different diet techniques available, it’s sometimes difficult to know what actually works. You may hear “low carb” or “Whole30” on the daily, but those diets restrict certain types of foods—and nobody likes to say no to foods they enjoy. Enter intermittent fasting (IF). This protocol, which is less of a diet and more an eating pattern, focuses on when you eat instead of what you eat. To do it, you simply have short and recurring cycles of not eating (called fasting) followed by … [Read More...]

How to Pick the Right False Eyelashes for Your Eye Shape, and Apply Them Like a Pro

False eyelashes shouldn’t be intimidating or reserved for New Year’s Eve bashes. Finding the right falsies based on your eye shape can enhance and open up eyes for a natural look that’s wearable daily or for special events. What to Look For Not every eyelash is equal. Individual eyelashes are great for a more natural look since you can add a few to the corner of your eye, but they are harder to apply. If you’re a novice, stick with full strips until you feel comfortable trying individual … [Read More...]

What to Look for Before You Purchase a Probiotic

Most people don’t realize it, but probiotics have a long history. Fermented products, such as kefir and miso, have been used therapeutically for 10,000 years or more. In the early 1900s, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff theorized friendly bacteria in yogurt enhanced physical and mental health and prevented aging, which sparked an uptick in yogurt consumption in Paris and other places.As scientists have further uncovered the role of the human microbiome in health, and the development of … [Read More...]