Improving Your Skin From The Inside Out

By Aurora McCausland

Everyone wants to have better skin. Some people are blessed with naturally clear, blemish-free skin. However, the vast majority of people don’t have skin that remains even toned and moisturized no matter their routine or regime. If you’ve ever found yourself picking at your skin in dismay because you’re breaking out again, then here are a few tips to help give you the skin of your dreams.

You are what you eat

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Keeping Your Kids Healthy in Competitive Sports

by Alek Sabin 

Competitive sports can be a wonderful activity that teach kids a ton of important lessons. Doing creative sports helps kids stay active and learn to work as part of a team, as well as how to win and lose graciously. However, many types of competitive sports can come with a degree of risk to the health of your child, if you approach it carelessly. There are a variety of physical and psychological pressures that competitive sports puts on kids and their bodies. Here are some tips to remember, when it comes to keeping your kids healthy throughout a sport season…

Make sure they use the right equipment

First of all, it’s important to remember that every sport comes with equipment. Some sports require a ton of specialized gear, such as hockey or fencing, while other sports are far less equipment-intensive, such as soccer. It is important to make sure that your child is using all of their gear and using it in the right way. Most of that equipment is there to keep your child safe during each game, so it is highly important not to forego anything that might prevent an injury. Even just forgetting to wear a mouthguard can cause host of problems for your child’s health.

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Building Confident Children

By Alek Sabin

Parenting has got to be one of the most stressful jobs on the face of the Earth, but it is also one of the most rewarding. Raising children and passing on all of the knowledge you’ve accrued in your own life is one of the most fulfilling goals that you can live up to, and gives many people a stronger sense of purpose, once they’ve had kids.

However, there’s a lot that can go wrong, when it comes to raising children, and you can’t possibly be there for them for every part of growing up. For this reason, it’s important to raise children who are confident and learn to take care of themselves in new and frightening situations. Here are some tips on how you can raise more confident children…

Encourage active habits

Nowadays, it’s all too common that children stay indoors all day. This isn’t to knock kids today, as it is more a sign of the times than anything, but there are real benefits to spending your childhood getting outside and physically doing things!  Children who play outside are healthier and have an easier time doing physical activities, such as sports and dance. Playing outside also offers children the chance to socialize with other children, and learn how to get along with new people that they haven’t met before. This is an important skill that leads to more confidence, in the future.

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Five Ways to Add Personality to your Apartment – without Breaking the Bank

Getting a new apartment is an exciting time. I remember the very first time I got my first apartment without my family or roommates. It was so exciting! All throughout college, I had lived with roommates and for the most part didn’t do much decorating because it was a shared space. So when I was getting my first apartment alone, I couldn’t wait to start planning how I would make it my own.

That being said I was also a new college grad with limited funds. I knew I wanted to add my personality to the place but I also knew that I needed to do so on a budget. Here are five smart ways to add personality to your new apartment without breaking the bank.

Make Your Own Art

I didn’t initially plan to make my art. I went to a few places, like Ross and Marshalls, to look for art. Store after store I just couldn’t find anything I wanted to look at every day. I went to a local discount arts and crafts store to see what they had in stock.

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Overwhelmed by Color Swatches?

A guide to picking paint colors for your home

By Christine H.

Wall color is something that rarely stands out to us. In fact, sometimes that’s the point. However, it can have a major effect on the psychological impact of a room. According to the color scheme and how it’s handled, a room can feel cheap or posh, dramatic or cozy.

The color of your walls (and floor and ceiling) can either bring the whole room together, or throw the whole room off. It can affect how the room holds light, or how strained your eyes feel, and how good your furniture looks. It can make a room feel set apart from the rest of the house or seamlessly integrated into a progression from room to room.

If you get anxious about picking out colors for a room, here are some tips, from the experts, that can help you get started:

Making a Plan

To start out with you need to plan more than the wall colors themselves. Designing a room that’s thoughtful and coordinated-looking will include considering everything from the carpet on the floor to the color of the ceiling, including all furniture, curtains, decorations, wall hangings, and fabrics. So, it’s a good idea to have an overall plan first. For you, that process might consist of taking stock of what you have, creating a vision board, or finding your perfect statement piece. This article has some great tips for getting started on envisioning your dream home’s interior.

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Getting Healthy with Your Significant Other

By Christine H.

It’s hard to stick to health resolutions. It can be especially difficult to resist a soft, warm cookie if your spouse just baked them up and is eating one right in front of you.

Moments like these are why many of us choose to get healthy with the social support of a significant other. The gentle peer pressure encourages us to stay on track, and even better, you and your partner are working towards something together, which unites you with a common experience and can be a powerful bonding opportunity.

On the other hand, the potentially stressful process could also cause some friction between the two of you, especially if one is less committed to the pursuit than the other. Here are some tips to help you both be successful in your health goals!

 Know that It Can Go Differently for You

It’s a very common phenomenon: you’re both eating the same meals, you’re both doing the same workouts. And yet, somehow, he drops 2 pounds every week, and you’re not seeing any progress whatsoever on the scale. It can be incredibly frustrating, dieting with someone of the opposite sex. That’s because men’s and women’s bodies hold weight differently. Fat has different functions, and muscle mass comes into play too. This article gives a useful rundown on how men and women store fat differently.

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