Beauty

Wondering if you’re layering skin care products the right way? Thinking about trying shampoo bars? We have you covered. Learn about the latest beauty trends and buzzy products, along with practical tips on how to keep your skin, hair and nails healthy.

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Getting behind your fat

Ladies, ever wonder why no matter how hard you work out, you just can’t get rid of that extra layer


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Another reason to butt out

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. And you need as much positive reinforcement as you can get. So, here’s another reason to


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Reach for a trowel…

…and try your hand at gardening. Last Sunday, I planted container after container with seeds and seedlings I’d picked up


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Get gorgeous waves

Loose, long, wavy hair ruled the spring/summer runways. That’s good news, given that something like 80 percent of women have


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What makes food irresistible?

McGill University researchers say that ghrelin, a gut hormone, makes food seem more appealing. Alain Dagher and his colleagues at


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Breathe easier on World Asthma Day

Unless you have somebody in your family with asthma, you may be unaware of what a life-threatening disease it can


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Mother’s Day: Honouring moms

Are you a flower person or do you prefer brunch? Is it a family event or just another day? Mother’s


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Walking towards a better memory

When we think exercise, results like a slimmer waist and leaner legs generally come to mind. But new evidence is

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Death to fat cells!

Yes, fat cells do die. Unfortunately, they’re quickly replaced. Adults have a consistent number of fat cells throughout their adult


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Laughter is the best medicine

Have you giggled today? How about a chuckle? A recent study claims that Canadians laugh — get this — a


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Make better fast-food choices

Back in February, a very small European study found that participants who limited exercise and ate two fast-food meals a


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Sick enough to work?

Your body’s aching, your head is pounding and your nose thinks it’s in the running for faucet of the year.


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Raw food until dinner

I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to think of ways to eat more vegetables, healthy monounsaturated fats,


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56% of Canadians have worried about depression

Sixty-seven percent of Canadians know someone who suffers from depression, and many have worried at some time or another whether


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Work your heart

Remember that gym membership you got for Christmas? The one you swore you would start using as soon as the


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Tomatoes: Nature’s sunscreen?

According to a new study presented at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology, tomato dishes may actually protect your skin

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Jack up your brain power

A person’s “fluid intelligence”— the ability to reason and to solve new problems independently of previously acquired knowledge—was long thought


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A key to happiness

Wanting the things that you already have can help you reach greater levels of contentment, according to a new study


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Pregnant? Eat chocolate!

Craving chocolate? Dreaming of little Hershey Kisses doing the tango as you attempt to lure them into your clutches? If


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Department stores go younger and edgier

Apparently you can never escape the fashion standard. Or should we call it the double-standard? I’ve always been told that


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What’s your biological age?

I just did the Vitality Compass quiz from the University of Minnesota (UofM) School of Public Health, and determined that

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Skip indoor tanning beds

Much as I would love to be bronzed rather than pale and freckled, I’ve always opted for self tanner rather


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Sleep: Her vs. Him

Do you get enough sleep at night? Oops, let me rephrase: Do you feel like you get enough sleep at


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Smoking increases depression risk

Smokers have a 41 percent higher likelihood of suffering depression than non-smokers, according to a study of 8,556 people conducted


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Eat breakfast for a boy

What you eat around the time of conception may affect whether you have a boy or a girl baby, say


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Another reason to wear a hat

…and make it a wide-brimmed one. People with scalp or neck melanomas die at nearly twice the rate of people


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Save the Earth’Starting Today

For me, Earth Day has become more a day of making resolutions for the next 12 months than New Year’s