• Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air
    on July 19, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize medical equipment. […]

  • Heat Bakes the Nation, Here Are Some Safety Tips
    on July 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Across two-thirds of the United States, over 115 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is already in effect, and 290 million will see temperatures soar past 90 degrees at some point in the next week, USA Today reported Wednesday. […]

  • Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise
    on July 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns. […]

  • Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?
    on July 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psychologist with Penn State Health. […]

  • EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Harm in Children
    on July 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. […]

  • Children and gun safety: What to know and do
    by Claire McCarthy, MD on July 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Regardless of individual feelings about guns and gun ownership, everyone wants their children to be safe. Simple safety steps can prevent accidents involving children and guns. The post Children and gun safety: What to know and do appeared first on Harvard Health Blog. […]

  • Kidney stones: What are your treatment options?
    by Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA on July 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    There are several treatment options for kidney stones. Which is best for you may depend on size and number of stones and their location in the kidney. Imaging and blood tests can help your doctor determine the right course of treatment. The post Kidney stones: What are your treatment options? appeared first on Harvard Health Blog. […]

  • A new therapy for osteoporosis: Romosozumab
    by David M. Slovik, MD on July 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Osteoporosis affects 10 million people in the United States, the majority of them women. Romosozumab is a new type of medication for treating osteoporosis that offers another treatment option for some women after menopause. The post A new therapy for osteoporosis: Romosozumab appeared first on Harvard Health Blog. […]

  • The fourth trimester: What you should know
    by Ilona T. Goldfarb, MD, MPH on July 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The three trimesters of pregnancy are well known. But what happens to women in the 12 weeks after birth: the fourth trimester? During this critical time, women often get far less support and healthcare than they need. Fortunately, attitudes are changing. The post The fourth trimester: What you should know appeared first on Harvard Health Blog. […]

  • Dermal fillers: The good, the bad and the dangerous
    by Kristina Liu, MD, MHS on July 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    As people get older, volume loss in the structural components of the face lead to many of the visual signs of aging. Dermal fillers, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin of the face, can help restore a more youthful appearance. The post Dermal fillers: The good, the bad and the dangerous appeared first on Harvard Health Blog. […]

  • One-Pan Roast
    by Amy Hoehn on July 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Perfect for meal prep, this recipe uses just about all the veggies in your fridge — and only leaves one dish to wash. The post One-Pan Roast appeared first on Under Armour. […]

  • How to Use an Overripe Banana
    by Amy Hoehn on July 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Don’t throw out those spotted brown bananas just yet! They make the perfect addition to smoothies, banana bread and more. The post How to Use an Overripe Banana appeared first on Under Armour. […]

  • The Secret to the Perfect Garlic Paste
    by Amy Hoehn on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The “secret” to this delicious garlic paste can be found in just about any kitchen cabinet. The post The Secret to the Perfect Garlic Paste appeared first on Under Armour. […]

  • How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
    by Amy Hoehn on July 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Avocados are easy to love and easy to incorporate into countless recipes. Picking the perfectly ripe (or unripe) version, however? Not so easy. The post How to Pick the Perfect Avocado appeared first on Under Armour. […]

  • How to Get the Most Juice out of a Lemon
    by Amy Hoehn on July 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Never again get stuck with a dry lemon. This super simple step will help any lemon (or lime, for that matter) yield ounces of juice. The post How to Get the Most Juice out of a Lemon appeared first on Under Armour. […]

  • Alternatives to Braces (& What I’m Doing With My Kids)
    by Katie Wells on July 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I have been fascinated by dental health for a very long time, so you can imagine my excitement when I had the chance to interview the legendary holistic dentist Dr. Steven Lin on the podcast. He specializes in root causes and solutions for common dental problems… even crooked teeth! Dr. Lin confirmed many of the … Continue reading Alternatives to Braces (& What I’m Doing With My Kids)... […]

  • Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe
    by Katie Wells on July 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    One of the hardest adjustments for me when adapting to our grain-free lifestyle was finding substitutes for the classic foods my Italian husband loves. Pasta was, of course, at the top of his list, so after much trial and error, I was finally able to make some healthy alternatives that taste even better. Basil Pesto … Continue reading Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe... […]

  • 276: What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos
    by Katie Wells on July 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I am here today with someone I am so impressed with on many levels, especially his time management and everything he accomplishes. I thought I was busy, but I don’t hold a candle to Tony Kasandrinos, the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil. You’ve probably heard me sing the praises of this olive oil on the … Continue reading 276: What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos... […]

  • Menstrual Cup: How to Use One for a Healthy, Eco-Friendly Period
    by Katie Wells on July 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Periods can be a big problem. But not for the reasons TV commercials try to convince us they are. Sure, some women have uncomfortable and painful periods (see info on that at the bottom of this post), but there are some other big problems with the “norm” when it comes to periods. Mainly: Risks of … Continue reading Menstrual Cup: How to Use One for a Healthy, Eco-Friendly Period... […]

  • DIY Foaming Face Wash With Hydrosol & Essential Oils
    by Katie Wells on July 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I’m a big fan of the oil cleansing method, and I’ve even been known to rub raw honey on my face. For those who are looking for a more traditional soap-based way to cleanse skin, I’ve been experimenting with this foaming face wash recipe. It has a rich lather and benefits every skin type. This … Continue reading DIY Foaming Face Wash With Hydrosol & Essential Oils... […]

  • What was the last hyped-up product you were impressed with?
    by Christine on July 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I feel like there's usually a fair amount of buzz over a new Natasha Denona palette, so I'd say the Sunrise palette! Loved the smaller size, and the performance/color scheme were nice. […]

  • Best & Worst of ColourPop Blush Stix
    by Christine on July 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    This week, ColourPop Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a new, cream blush in a twist-up format, which launched in 18 different shades. The formula is supposed to "blend effortlessly" with a "natural, skin-like finish" that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applying directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage "easily builds colour to your heart's desire." They dry down to a semi-set finish--lightly dewy, definitely "natural, skin-like" in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven't found Continue Reading […]

  • Sydney Grace Warm Weather, Wish, Worth the Wait Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches
    by Christine on July 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Sydney Grace Warm Weather Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my skin as the product had good spreadability without losing its intensity. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and fluid without being too runny or too thick. It dried down quickly (so work one eye at a time!), and it was fairly set, but I was able to diffuse and soften the edges without it flaking. This shade stayed on well for 10 hours before Continue Reading […]

  • Takara Belmont Gives the Traditional Lash Bed a Face-Lift with The Riche
    by dsimpson on July 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Eyelash services have quickly become one of the hottest trending treatments in the beauty industry. With natural retention built into customer relationships and many opportunities for expansion, it’s no surprise that clients, technicians and business owners are falling in love with eyelash services. However, lash treatments are lengthy and intricate, and physical discomfort is common among both the clients and beauticians. That’s why Takara Belmont’s Riche collection has arrived as the first lash specialty chair on the market. The Riche is here to save you time, space and money, as well as prevent physical pain. Why it Works The Riche lash bed provides comfort for both technicians and clients during services thanks to its hammock-like design. Created with extensive medical and scientific research from Takara Belmont’s beauty and medical divisions, the Riche lash bed is positioned at a 35-degree angle for peak performance. The Riche lash bed also provides several options for pros by letting technicians control their comfort during appointments with attachments such as the two-position armrest. The ergonomic design supports beauticians’ lower backs while maintaining clean and even lines to the client’s eye and enhancing workflow, in turn allowing pros to perform efficiently while minimizing adjustments and maximizing precision during these extensive services. Working in tandem with the Riche stool and wagon, the collection ensures your tools are always within arm’s length. Featuring a rotating tray and lumbar supporting stool, the complete collection facilitates fluidity and, therefore, maximizes appointment efficiency. Client Approved Customers also enjoy the Riche lash bed’s many features, finding comfort throughout treatments of any length. The bed includes shock-absorbing technology to smoothly adjust your client without the jarring motions that can arise with a traditional bed. The headrest cushion cradles and angles the client’s head at a 5- to 10-degree position, which is scientifically proven as the ideal angle for both client and technician. In an industry where both client and technician retention are crucial, your working environment needs to be both efficient and comfortable—a key piece of the Riche collection.         View this post on Instagram                   What makes the Riche such a transformative collection for eyelash technicians? Head over to our IG story to discover how the first specialty chair designed for lash services is changing the game!  #lashlove #mondaymotivation #RicheChair . . . . PSA - Only 4 days left to enjoy a FREE wagon with the purchase of a Riche eyelash chair (Exclusions apply*). DM us or contact your local sales rep for more details: . . . . *Offer valid 7/4/19 - 7/18/19, additional product exclusions apply A post shared by Takara Belmont US (@takarabelmontus) on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:56am PDT Bonus: The collection encourages service menu expansion because clients and employees can sit with ease for extended lengths of time, allowing further services like bottom lashes, microblading, threading, and beyond. The Riche’s compact design is a fan favorite, as the lash bed’s upright position saves space at every workstation. Available in a variety of neutral upholstery colors, the Riche seamlessly assimilates into your spa environment.   [Images: Courtesy of Takara Belmont; Instagram] Takara Belmonteyelash businesseyelash equipmentSponsor Name: Takara BelmontSponsor Website: https://beauty.takarabelmont.comMain Article Type: Sponsored […]

  • Lash Marketing for Newbies
    by dsimpson on July 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Stephanie Yaggy Lavery You’ve got all the education under your belt, your kit packed and ready to go—even your lashing speed is spot on. So, what’s next? Figuring out how to get clients. In this digital age, what’s the best way to build your book? We asked The Lashpreneur, Tara Walsh, to weigh in on how to market your lashing services. With everyone on Instagram these days, is Yelp is still relevant? “One thousand percent, Yelp is still relevant! It’s social media just like Instagram, Facebook, Google reviews, etc. While each city has its own public perception of Yelp’s usefulness or impact on a business, most major metropolitan businesses should focus on having a presence on all social platforms, including reviews sites like Yelp. That being said, I don’t recommend playing Yelp’s game of “hide the review” and losing sleep because of it. I’m also not a fan of paying for Yelp ads—where your lash or brow business shows up where it doesn’t belong (like on a children’s dentistry Yelp account!). But I do recommend that you use Yelp as one of the many marketing channels you have in place, as it can be incredibly valuable in getting you free traffic to your website—and who doesn’t like free marketing?”Education […]

  • Sam Villa Guest Blog: Challenge Accepted
    by dsimpson on July 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    As many of us know, the beauty industry has its challenges…it can test your patience, question your ability and really challenge you mentally, physically and emotionally. Salon owner, Michael Lee of A Style Concierge, can attest to it! He’s been an owner since 2008, and before that he was with a telecom company for 20 years. Faith, persistence and hustle were keys to his success.  It was his hairdresser friends who put the bug in his ear about getting into the beauty industry. They pointed out how charismatic he was, his superior customer service skills and the fact that the industry can be very lucrative.News […]

  • Swisspers: Top Shelf Cruelty Free Cotton Products
    by chiefbunny on July 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    The older I get, the more I know EXACTLY what I want. I've found the best cruelty free cotton products for makeup application and removal, and I want to tell you all about them! PLUS a Swisspers beauty giveaway! The post Swisspers: Top Shelf Cruelty Free Cotton Products appeared first on My Beauty Bunny. […]

  • Cruelty Free Breathable Nail Polish from 786 Cosmetics
    by chiefbunny on July 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I have some gorgeous cruelty free, vegan, halal nail polish to share with you today. The formula is 11-free and breathable, which means it's safer and healthier for your nails! The post Cruelty Free Breathable Nail Polish from 786 Cosmetics appeared first on My Beauty Bunny. […]

  • Travel Guide to Milan, Italy
    by chiefbunny on June 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Thinking of taking a trip to Italy? You need to stop by Milan! Nikki shares her top tips for where to stay, what to eat and what to do in Milan. The post Travel Guide to Milan, Italy appeared first on My Beauty Bunny. […]

  • Saturday Surfing, July 20th, 2019
    by Karen on July 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    OK, cat ladies, brace yourself… It’s officially kitten season. The pet adoption application at the top is from the Marin Humane Society, and it doesn’t mean there’s going to be another kitty all up in the mix here anytime soon. I’m merely filling it out “just in case.” Am I emotionally ready for another cat? I’m not sure, to be honest…but one of the lessons I’ve learned as an adult is that you’re never really ready for much, and I figure that since the Humane Society keeps applications on file for six months, if I keep my heart open, and if I’m lucky enough, Tabs will send me his purr-mission to provide pet assisting services to a new feline friend. 🐱 We’ll see. Knowing me, I’ll probably come home one day with three cats, a dog and a rabbit… I’m going to stop by later today to drop off my application and perhaps play with a kitten or two (gotta get my fix!), but first, it’s Saturday surfing time. 😄 Why is red lipstick so powerful? I’m totally down for this summer beauty trend. Continue reading "Saturday Surfing, July 20th, 2019" on Makeup and Beauty Blog. […]

  • Ode to Winged Liner
    by Karen on July 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Two little lines. At its core, that’s what winged liner is — just two little lines — but anyone who’s ever scored two fierce flicks knows that winged liner is so much more than double dashes angling from outer corners. To non-makeup people, winged liner may seem trivial, but we know the truth… It’s totally transformative! On any given day, all it takes is a small adjustment in the flick of a wrist, or a choice to use a different color or finish, and I can be whatever I want. 🦅🕊️🦋👼 On most days, you’ll find me wearing some variation of kitten flicks, because there’s just something about those snazzy snaps that says, “MEOW, I’m not a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.” 😂 On other days, though, like when I need an emotional high-kick capable of shattering a ceiling, I’ll frame my lash lines in flicks so glittery and gleaming that you can see them waaaaaaay past the cheap seats in the back. BAM! — watch out, world, because I’m coming for you in my bad-@ss diva wings! And, of course, there’s always what I call my “comfort wings,” which are basically my makeup equivalent of black stretchy pants — a thin black line with a slightly upturned, softened, diffused edge. Continue reading "Ode to Winged Liner" on Makeup and Beauty Blog. […]

  • Good Girls and Great Makeup
    by Karen on July 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    When the three ladies in Good Girls aren’t robbing their local Fine and Frugal discount grocery store; stashing kidnapped, would-be assailants in backyard tree houses; or laundering counterfeit money, I suspect they’re reading beauty blogs, watching YouTube makeup tutorials and stalking the aisles at Sephora. Why? Because their makeup is always on point! Who knew suburban moms falling into lives of crime could pull off shimmery olive lids?! I just started watching this dark comedy on Netflix (season one is available now) and am THOROUGHLY enjoying the story lines AND face paint. Whoever’s doing the makeup (wish I knew who it was) for the three leading ladies is having lots of fun with bright red lipstick, molten metallic eyeshadows, gleaming glitter and flawless foundation. It’s dramatic, yet still totally wearable, so no Sharpie Instagram brows, because, ya know…suburban moms in Michigan who commit federal crimes are that much more interesting to watch in a getaway car when they’re wearing electric teal liner and coral lips! Even though the makeup is one of my favorite parts of the show, the characters and their flaws are pretty interesting too. Continue reading "Good Girls and Great Makeup" on Makeup and Beauty Blog. […]