Dawn Pytlik

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These Are the Chemicals That Should Not Be in Your Hair Products

Is 'sulfate-free' a good thing? What's up with parabens? What are the ingredients we should be avoiding completely?<p>Perusing the shampoo aisle at Target, you might notice that every other hair product is labeled “free” of some supposedly harmful ingredient—“paraben-free,” “silicone-free,” …

Hair Care

Change the Shape of Your Arms With These 50 Essential Moves

Your tank tops and sleeveless dresses are so excited to help you show off your toned, strong, chiseled arms. And these arm exercises will help you get there. Some use equipment and some just your own bodyweight, but you'll definitely notice a difference in how your arms look and what they're able …

Workouts

10 Kid-Friendly Vegetable Sides for Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

My two kids go through the weirdest seasons with vegetables (currently we are living through a roasted broccoli and baby carrot season — if either of …

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

Investing

The Best Potluck Recipes from Every State

Planning a potluck or searching for a dish to pass? Look no further. We found the best potluck recipes submitted by home cooks in every state.<p>Potluck …

Cooking

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Recipes

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

5 Ways to Hook Your Reader In Every Scene

Many writing books talk about the importance of the first line, first paragraph and first page of a novel.If you don’t grab the reader early in your …

Our Favorite Board Games for Adults

We spent 54 hours researching 115 board games and playing 13 top contenders with 18 people to find some of the best board games for adults. In the …

Board Games

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

This Vitamin C Mask Looks and Feels Like Rubber—But the Results Are Amazing

My new favorite mask guarantees bizarre selfies and plump, hydrated skin.<p>Ever since I started taking my skincare routine more seriously, I’ve been on …

The Journey to Becoming an Author

I never imagined I would have authored or co-authored a book, let alone six. My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in …

Glucomannan — A Weight Loss Supplement That Works

A lot of people need to lose weight.<p>Unfortunately, it is not always easy to achieve and long-term success is rare.<p>All sorts of things are claimed to …

Weight Loss

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

The 26 Most Raved-About Retinols and Why You Should Be Using Them

Skin Care

How to deal with that bossy coworker who acts like your supervisor

Know-it-all coworkers are one thing, but ones who act like they’re your actual manager (when they’re not) are a completely different beast. Here’s …

This Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Is the Easy Meal You Crave

Well, spring has technically arrived, but based on some of the weather in parts of the country, you wouldn't know it. That's fine, though, because we …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Pain

How to Get Paid to Learn How to Become a Better Writer

What if I told you people would <i>pay you</i> to become a better writer?<p>What if I also told you people would pay you higher amounts to <i>keep learning</i> how to …

Writing

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Hiit Workouts<p>Best Cardio to Lose Belly Fat<p>If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be …

How to Develop Story Ideas Into Amazing Stories

I often hear practicing writers ask, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?” Sometimes they even have notebooks full of observations, but …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Lose 10 Pounds in a Week by Turning Your Metabolism Into a Fat-Burning Machine

For women who’ve tried Atkins, or any of the low-carb diets that are so popular right now, this story probably sounds familiar: “You see someone …

Apple Cider Vinegar Is the Wonder Serum That Can Do Way More Than You Realized

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used as a home remedy for everything from weight loss to hiccups to sore throats. After hearing a brief synopsis of apple cider vinegar's benefits, it sounds like there are few things it <i>can't</i> cure. But before you start throwing back ACV in massive doses, remember …

Cider

25 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven Right Now

A Dutch oven is a beautiful thing. Its heavy weight means food cooks evenly, whether on the stovetop or in the oven. It's perfect for soups such as …

You don’t own your writing process. You merely use it (and it uses you too).

The best ideas come to us halfway in the story, that’s when we need to take a break from the writing stream. Our mind needs rest, in order to process …

Creative Writing

The best retinol eye creams for smoothing wrinkles and crow's feet

You've already heard that retinol is a skincare hero, but if you're looking to smooth out wrinkles, battle lines and banish crow's feet around your …