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Top 11 Home Remedies For Flawless Skin

You are browsing through Cosmopolitan, and you see close-up pictures of this model advertising a jewelry brand – her skin is looking absolutely …

Can you really 'detox' your skin? 11 skin care mistakes you're making

Skin may be our largest organ, but it doesn’t always get the appreciation it deserves.<p>“People don’t understand how powerful the skin is,” says Dr. Doris Day, a New York aesthetic dermatologist who treats A-list celebrities. “They think it’s all vanity. Skin is a very important reflection of your …

10 Common Habits That Hurt Your Skin

Cut them out ASAP for skin that really glows.<p><i>By Meirav Devash for Refinery29</i><p>Like all medical professionals, dermatologists subscribe to the Latin proverb "primum non nocere," or "first, do no harm." But, when it comes to your beauty routine, sometimes derms really, really want to smack you upside …

Skin Care

The Beginner's Guide To Eczema

For those of us living with eczema, dry, flaky, and scaly skin has become a part of life we dread just as much — if not more — than the cold, dry …

5 Myths About Food and your Skin

For instance: Not all chocolate causes acne. Rejoice!<p>The foods we eat can have a major impact on how we look—and I’m not just talking about how well we fit into our skinny jeans. For a dewy, gorgeous complexion, you’re going to want to watch your intake of certain munchies. But here’s the good …

How to Get Self-Cleaning Hair: the Survival Guide (Health & Hygiene)

Bottles to Jars<p>Beeswax Wrap - Reusable Substitution for Plastic Wrap<p>Test Tube Planter.<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Most shampoos contain sodium …

Hair Care

Health Special: The A-Z of skincare

The skin is the largest organ of our body, and needs constant care to stay healthy. To beat the signs of ageing, cosmetic physician to the stars, Dr …

Skin Care

13 Surprising Reasons You Keep Breaking Out

Your period isn't the only thing causing your acne.<p>Breakouts are the worst. And if you're one of the 40 to 50 million Americans that acne affects, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, then you know just how much it sucks.<p>So, what causes this<p>skin disorderruiner of first dates slash …

Setting The Mood With Low Key Lighting

Last week I wrote about high key portrait lighting and how it creates a very upbeat feel in images lit that way. The opposite end of the spectrum is …

Digital Photography

How to Use Continuous Lighting: Light Sources

This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to …

A Beginner's Guide To Eyeliner: 5 Looks That Anyone Can Do

Eyeliner is my favorite beauty product of all time. It’s versatile, easy to use and you can find it in just about every color under the sun. However, …

How to make beautiful and fine jewelry with their own hands – DIY is FUN

In this post we collected several ideas of making jewelry: all these bracelets, baubles, pendants and rings can be done with your own hands.<p>1. …

Jewelry

Bored ... And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone

<i>Updated Feb. 2, 2015: The challenge officially starts today. To help you put down the phone, WNYC has made a list of 18 places you can survive without it, social media away messages and compiled a bored (but not boring) reading list, among others. We'll be back next week for a debrief on the</i> …

Why Are Drug Courts Denying Heroin Addicts the Medicine They Need?

While the media was consumed last week with the debate over childhood vaccinations, the Obama administration, spurred on by a stunning investigation …

Kentucky

Johann Hari: Everything we know about the Drug War & addiction is wrong

As President Obama seeks $27.6 billion for federal drug control programs in his new budget, we talk to British journalist Johann Hari about the …

Drug Addiction

Q: What do people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety have in common? A: A brain with similar gray-matter loss

“A meta-analy­sis of 193 brain-imag­ing stud­ies shows sim­i­lar gray-mat­ter loss in the brains of peo­ple with diag­noses as dif­fer­ent as …

Parents Blame Their Daughter's Boyfriend For Her Heroin Addiction

Alyssa and Steve say their worst nightmare has come true: Their 21-year-old daughter, Paige, who has overdosed 16 times, is now living in a motel with her addict boyfriend.<p>"Paige's boyfriend Brandon is the reason she's a heroin addict. He was the first one to shoot her up," says Alyssa, who …

Dopeless Hope Fiend

Most people celebrate their twenty-first birthday by drinking alcohol legally for the first time. For my twenty-first in 1993, I tried heroin for the first time. All it took was a small-scale, but measured, injection with the assistance of a friend. Only seconds later, both the rate and depth of my …

We're a nation of addicts

If we weren't such a nation of addicts, maybe hordes of drug smugglers wouldn't crash our borders to feed our habit.<p>Maybe drug cartels wouldn't terrorize Mexico and Central America — our gift to our southern neighbors.<p>Maybe drunks wouldn't kill so many on our highways, or our health-care system …

The White House is taking a big step to let heroin users get the medicine they need

There are drugs that could save the lives of thousands of heroin addicts. But America is so mindlessly anti-drug that many treatment programs refuse to allow them.<p>The Huffington Post on January 28 published an in-depth look at one of the best treatments for addiction to heroin, prescription …

Is Addiction a Disease? Part 2

Last week I introduced the idea that we are all doing the best we can at every moment in time. I call this our I-M, our current maximum potential. I …

Why Residential Rehab Matters in Heroin Addiction

<i>Rehab has traditionally been dismissed as relatively pointless for those dependent on heroin, but an epic study shows it may be the addict’s best bet.</i><p>…

Professor Drew Mikita Interview

Drew Mikita is an addiction specialist, a trail runner, a beer geek, a psychology professor in a hippie town in Colorado, and co-owner of the highest …

Trail Running

Protein controls both alcohol craving and organ damage

What if there was a drug that could simultaneously curb a person’s craving for alcohol while also protecting their heart and liver from alcohol’s …

Medical Research

The top 10 books about addiction

Sex, food, envy, drugs, dreams and drink: addiction is never simple and rarely forgotten. SJ Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep and now Second Life, shares his top 10 titles<p>I’d been working on my second novel for a while before I realised what it was really about. I’d been thinking about online …