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  1. When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first? The travel section? Non-fiction? Thrillers? Well, for me, the path is always the same: Self-help here I come. While I love a good murder-mystery every now and then, nothing can compare to the amount of inspiration that seeps into my mind whenever I’m turning the …

  2. Getting back into shape post-baby is something I thought about – but thinking was mostly what I did. Walking, being busy with work and baby, and life in general, got me 85% of the way there, from a mental and physical standpoint. But I could tell something was missing; I needed some time to focus on …

  3. If you reside anywhere on the internet, you likely saw coconut oil in the headlines earlier this summer when the American Heart Association released a presidential position statement advising against the use of coconut oil from a “bad” cholesterol standpoint. This advisory warning sent shockwaves through the news feed unlike any other liquid fat before, resulting …

  4. When you hear the word selfish, chances are your mind spirals into the negative zone. And for good reason. Over the years, selfish and its gang of synonym friends — you know, self-centered, self-seeking, self-involved, self-absorbed, the list could go on — have become enveloped in an unpleasant undertone that no one ever wants to be …

  5. Summer is the perfect time to wear out your blender, drink right out of a coconut and sprinkle your food with edible flowers. To turbocharge your smoothie bowl efforts, I’ve made a list of my favorite superfood ingredients. While I can’t guarantee their miraculous health benefits, I can promise they’ll make your kitchen creations sound expensive as heck. Spirulina …

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  7. If you ask me, there are very few things that sound more refreshing on a hot, humid day than a creamy, blended frozen treat. Whether sipped on for breakfast or slurped down in the afternoon as an energizing snack, a summertime smoothie is the perfect antidote to beat the heat. I should know, as there is not …

  8. Looking for a less Gwyneth way to chill out this summer, preferably one that doesn’t make you wake up 20 minutes early to meditate? Not to worry. I’ve compiled some low-key ways to cool down your tired brain on the hottest days of the season. They’re all affordable, fun and don’t require a license in being a …

  9. Still dealing with breakouts? Or maybe they’ve started to come on out of nowhere? Unfortunately, zits don’t always go away when your teenage years do. But they don’t have to rule your adulthood, either. Hormones, diet, stress—so many factors come and stay in our lives that will impact how our skin looks both today and for the years to …

  10. Get ready to use those limes for more than margaritas! The last thing I want to do in the summer is layer more onto my skin. To combat the toll sun and heat takes on my face, I shift my focus to what I’m putting into my skin, not just on it. After one too many …

  11. There’s something about summer that seems to magically put a glass of wine in your hand the second you get home from work. Maybe it’s all the patios you drive by or all the Instagram posts full of ice cream cones, but there’s fun all around you, and you want in on it, dammit. But if …

  12. Summer is here and naturally, that means more sun and sweat— sometimes not the best combination for your skin. We need Vitamin D but only in moderation if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant for years. To transfer my beauty routine from cooler to warmer days, I’ve found confidence in a simple …

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    Over the last few months, I realize that I am human after all. The long days at work and the longer nights with August are breaking me, emotionally and physically. My mantra of “head down and plow through” is no longer working. While I’ve hit this plateau plenty of times before, my strategy of “just get …