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Friday, August 29th, 2014
With summer winding down (major sigh), I decided to take stock of the beauty products that became my seasonal staples for looking and feeling good with minimal effort. Sunscreen’s a given, but there were a few exceptional new finds, so I thought I’d share them with you.
1. Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Wash and Moisturizer
I suffer from heat-induced eczema, which means I get an itchy, red rash all over (but mostly on my legs) when my skin is dehydrated. Uncomfortable, and not a cute look. I switched to this body wash and its accompanying moisturizer, and wow, what a relief. Both are formulated with ceramides, molecules that are naturally found in skin to help it retain moisture.
2. Sonia Kashuk Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm in Enchanted
Some days this is the only makeup I’d wear—just on my lips—and more than one co-worker commented that the bright pop of fuchsia completely woke up my face.
3. Andis Fold N Go Ionic Dryer
I first experienced the perks of this small but powerful dryer in Puerto Rico, where my hair usually becomes a frizzy mess. I think the water had something to do with it, but my hair has never dried shinier, sleeker—or faster!— in a tropical environment. I now use this dryer at home in New York City, and it’s cut down my styling time significantly. And because it’s so compact and has a retractable cord, it doesn’t take up a ton of space in my bathroom cabinet.
4. Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive
If you read #1, you already know I have sensitive skin, and this razor helped me stay stubble-free with zero irritation. Its five blades are placed closer together so there’s less pressure on your skin.
5. And last but not least, eyelash extensions.
Yes, they’re a splurge but totally worth it in my opinion. Especially in the summer, because it saves you from the smudgy mess of mascara. It makes you look “done” without having to do much of anything. My lash expert of choice is Marley at Damone Roberts. She gives me that natural, “I woke up like this” look. And I did!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
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Monday, January 14th, 2013
Newtown Weighs Future Of Sandy Hook Elementary After School Shooting
Newtown residents are divided on what to do with the school building where 26 people were killed, with some favoring demolition and construction of a memorial and others encouraging renovations. (via Huffington Post)
Longer School Year: Will It Help Or Hurt U.S. Students?
Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year. (via Huffington Post)
Pedestrian Safety Program Prevents Student Injuries
Fewer kids were injured during early morning and after school hours once new traffic lights, pedestrian signals and speed bumps were put around New York City schools, according to a new study. (via Reuters)
Fast Foods Linked to Asthma, Eczema in Children: Study
Eating fast food three or more times a week was linked to a higher risk of severe asthma and eczema in children, researchers found. (via Bloomberg)
Digital Health for Kids, Seniors and Workout Buffs
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Any pedometer will count how much you’ve walked, but a good, connected mobile app can push, encourage and sometimes even shame you into putting down the milkshake, getting out of the beanbag chair and meeting a fitness goal. (via CNN)
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Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Occasional Family Meals Enough to Boost Kids’ Fruit and Veggie Intake
Eating meals together as a family, even if only once or twice a week, increases children’s daily fruit and vegetable intake to near the recommended 5 A Day, according to new research. (via ScienceDaily)
Probiotics Might Limit Infant Skin Problems
Children who take a supplement of probiotics – those “good” bacteria that live in our guts – are less likely to develop eczema, according to a new review of studies. (via Reuters)
Two Cups of Milk Daily Enough For Most Kids
Two cups of cow’s milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study. (via Reuters)
New Online Privacy Rules For Children
In a move intended to give parents greater control over data collected about their children online, federal regulators on Wednesday broadened longstanding privacy safeguards covering children’s mobile apps and Web sites. (via New York Times)
Teen’s Views on Dangers of Pot Fall to 20-Year Low
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Teenagers’ perception of the dangers of marijuana has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompting federal researchers to warn that already high use of the drug could increase as more states move to legalize it. (via ABC News)
Friday, October 26th, 2012
Good Bacteria During Pregnancy May Ward Off Eczema
Babies were less likely to get an itchy skin rash when their mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, according to a new study. (via Reuters)
Parents Who Argue Over Money Connected to Overspending by Kids
In a new study, students who specifically responded that “my parents usually argued about finances” were twice as likely to have more than two credit cards than those who said their parents didn’t argue over money, and three times as likely to have a large amount of debt. (via Time)
Texas Schools Begin Tracking Students With Computer Chips in ID Cards
Two schools in San Antonio have begun tracking students using radio-enabled computer chips embedded in their ID cards, allowing administrators to know the precise whereabouts of their charges on campus. (via NBC News)
Why Fertile Women Are More Aloof
According to a new study, ladies who settled down with Mr. Stable over Mr. Steamy are less likely to be sexually attracted to their partner during their most fertile period than women who paired up with sexually-desirable men. (via Time)
Pregnant Mothers on Anti-Depressants Are Putting Babies At Risk, Warn Scientists
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Thousands of women who take anti-depressants during pregnancy are endangering their unborn babies, researchers have warned. (via Daily Mail)
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Monday, March 5th, 2012
Snoring Babies, Troubled Children?
Parents often think that snoring babies are deeply sleeping ones. But perhaps not, a new study suggests, finding that snoring, along with mouth-breathing and sleep apnea, are signs of disordered sleep that may predict long-term problems in children’s behavior and emotional well-being.
Toddler Found in Field After Tornado Dies of Injuries
A toddler who was found alive in a field in tornado-ravaged southeastern Indiana after her parents and two siblings were killed when a twister struck their mobile home died on Sunday of her injuries, her family said.
Youngest Kids in Class More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD
Children who are the youngest in their class are more likely than their older classmates to be diagnosed and given medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — suggesting that immaturity may be part of the problem, not ADHD.
Movie Boozing Tied to Kids’ Binge Drinking
How much drinking kids and teens had seen in recent movies was linked to the chances they overdid it on alcohol themselves in a new study from six European countries.
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby’s Eczema Risk
A mother’s exposure to tobacco smoke during the last three months of pregnancy may increase the risk that her child will develop the allergic skin condition eczema during infancy, a new study suggests.
How Beyoncé’s Public Breast-Feeding Changes the Nursing-in-Public Debate
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When Beyoncé breast-fed Blue Ivy at a restaurant, was she intentionally making a statement about a woman’s right to nurse in public?
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