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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...]

9 Common Habits That Do a Number on Your Skin

If you’re experiencing skin problems, your first instinct may be to shop the skincare aisle for problem-solving products. But the cause of your skin woes may be simpler than you think. Before spending on new products, check the common habits below to see if any of them could be the culprit. Washing Too Much Cleansing day and night is a no-brainer when it comes to skin care, but too much washing can strip skin of its natural oils and leave it irritated. The American Academy of Dermatology … [Read More...]

10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

 Got matcha? If you’re into healthy beverages, you may have tried this Japanese delicacy. Matcha tea has been the focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 800 years, and lately it’s showing up everywhere, from Starbucks’ menus to the ice-cream aisle.Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make all green and black teas. To create matcha, farmers grow tea plants in special shaded conditions, pick the finest young buds, and … [Read More...]