Moya Dixon

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You’re Doing It Wrong: The Right Way To Drink Water

We all know drinking water does wonders for the skin, but what does that mean exactly? And how much water do you drink anyway? Is there such a thing …

CDC's New Anti-Smoking Ads Target E–Cigarettes

Cigarette stocks Altria Group (MO), Reynolds American (RAI), Lorillard (LO) and Philip Morris (PM) will face new pressure from the government’s vivid anti-smoking campaign set to debut March 30. Even the industry’s push to sell “health-conscious” e-cigarettes, which lets users “vape” nicotine, is …

Public Health

Welcome to Abuja Media

From Gucci to Coach, from New York's Chinatown to Walmart, we have all frequented the stores to get our handbags; the one for special occasions, the …

Makeup for Beginners: Skin Preparation

For the professional makeup artist, preparing the skin properly is the most important part of makeup application. But for people at home, …

Skin Care

how to fix a bad hair dye job, at home

when you’re in the worst case scenario...<p>A few weeks ago, after sitting in a hair salon for a few hours, I came out with a fresh new cut and a new dye job. And, frankly, I was feeling pretty damn fly. Because although they hadn’t dyed it an icy blonde like I requested (instead, they tinted my roots …

How to Color Hair At Home, Step by Step

Trying to fit regular salon visits into a hectic schedule isn’t always realistic—which makes some of us shy away from experimenting with hair color. …

Hair

The Perfect Holiday Gifts For Girls With Curly, Straight Or Wavy Hair

Christmas is only two days away. (Yes, we're kind of freaking out, too.) If you're still searching for the perfect gift for your mother, sister, wife or best friend, you can't go wrong with hair products or tools. And she'd cherish it even more if you get the <i>right</i> item for her hair type that helps …

Tone Your Entire Body in 5 Minutes — Anywhere!

It's true, in five minutes and five moves, you can tone your entire body. Perfect for those traveling over the holidays, these exercises don't …

Ashley Wagner

Best Used Car Deals | All-Wheel-Drive Cars and SUVs - Consumer Reports News

Vehicle<p>Mileage<p>MSRP When New<p>Buying From Dealer Avg Price<p>Drop In Retail Value vs. MSRP<p>2010 Pontiac Vibe<p>51,000<p>$20,275<p>$11,725<p>42%<p>2010 Mitsubishi …

Lauren Conrad's Secret To Being A Morning Person (Yes, Even You!)

Photographed by <b>Winnie Au</b>.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own</i> …

Nail Polish Application 101

Back when I was in high school my mom and I would go to the nail salon every two weeks for a mani, and once a month we’d include a pedi. It’s one of …

Nails

5 Must-Have Hair & Makeup Tips For a Job Interview

It’s not like you didn’t nail the interview. You spell-checked your resume. You made sure to maintain eye contact even when your eyes started to …

Tylenol Boosts Performance in Hot Conditions

Blocking pain and lowering core temperature (or both) increases endurance.<p>This is a really interesting new study from Lex Mauger of the University of Kent, just published inthe journal <i>Experimental Physiology</i> (abstract here; press release here). It's quite simple: have volunteers cycle to exhaustion …

Thirst v. Dehydration: The Continuing Saga

What happens when you give a thirsty cyclist an IV drip, but don't let him drink?<p>There's a new hydration study in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, by a group of Australian and New Zealand researchers led by Paul Laursen. Michelle Hamilton already wrote an RW Newswire story about the study, …

Hard or Soft Midsoles for Injury Protection?

Luxembourgian study finds that training and experience matter more than shoe construction.<p>Running studies from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are relatively rare, so I figure this new <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> paper is worth a mention. Researchers provided 247 runners with identical running …

When To Stop Strength Training

Timing your taper right could boost muscle power on race day.<p>Some food for thought if you're planning to phase out resistance training leading up to an important competition. Here's a graph from a meta-analysis on the effects of stopping resistance training on muscular performance, published …

Marathon Training Doesn't Hurt Knees, Even In Beginners

First-time marathoners showed no change in knee cartilage after six months of running.<p>Pretty much every study that looks at runners and knee problems, whether it's a multi-decade longitudinal study or a massive cross-sectional study, has found that runners have no elevated risk of knee …

Paper Products That Make Packing A Whole Lot Easier

When it comes to traveling, I have a rule. Everything has to fit into a carry-on (who wants to pay extra to check a bag?!). And as if shaving down my …

Skin Care

The Easiest Ways to Fix Dry, Itchy Winter Skin

Flaky, scaly, ashy, itchy...need I go on? Cold-weather skin is basically the worst, and it's kicking into high gear for the frigid months ahead. I spoke to New York City dermatologists Amy Wechsler and Hadley King about their best advice for avoiding cold-weather skin disaster—and they shared a few …

23 Beauty Buys For $5, $10, and $15 (Or Less!)

Even if you have just a little cash burning a hole in your pocket, it’s easy these days to brighten up your beauty routine with some new goodies. …

The Easiest Cake You'll Make All Year: Brown Butter Waffle Cake with Sorghum Buttercream

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to end all cakes -- with no baking required.</i><p>Why aren't there more waffle cakes?<p>In this Pinterest …

Dessert

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

A 5-Minute Workout Even Busy Girls Can Make Time For

Can you spare five minutes? Of course you can. This workout is just five basic exercises, 20 reps of each, done three times a day. Pick three times …

All in the Hips

Strengthening this joint could cure your injuries.<p>Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher. Weak hips are often the culprit behind patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and iliotibial-band syndrome, according to Reed Ferber, Ph. D., …

10 Ways to Be a Better Runner (Without Logging Miles)

Queen Latifah Shares Her Dos and Don'ts of Life

<b>The singer, actress, mogul, and, now, host of The Queen Latifah Show shares her life rules.</b><p>At 43, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah to the rest of us) has had enough success for 10 lifetimes—a Grammy, a Golden Globe, and a production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment. But to her friends (and now to all of …

Confessions of a Lazy Girl: How I Fake a Professional Polish

Working at Birchbox involves a strange paradox: I spend my days knee-deep in the latest and greatest beauty products, yet I’m so busy that by necessity, I’ve become a huge fan of product minimalism. Let’s be clear: I still want to look polished. But I don’t want to <i>work</i> for it. Which is why I adore these highly ambitious products—they work for <i>me</i>.<p>Confession: When it comes to my skincare habits, I have my good weeks and I have my bad weeks. It’s not hard to tell which is which. Naturally, I leap …

10 Ways To Rejuvenate Your Fall Training

<i>Follow these tips if your running is stuck in a rut.</i><p>The end of the summer is a difficult time to be a distance runner. After several months of …

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …