Michele Allen Dowd

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10 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Meditation is a wonderful tool for decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety, and increasing feelings of peacefulness, contentedness and connectedness. It helps you stay present in the moment so that you can experience your life as it happens, rather than always being caught up in the past or the …

Wedding hair: the most beautiful bridal hairstyles

Tied hair or flowing and natural? When it comes to <b>weddings</b>, the hairdo is just as important as the dress. Out of ideas? We got you! In the gallery …

How to Remove Any Makeup Stain on Your Clothes

We've been there: You're rushing through your morning routine (every day!) and you walk out the door with liquid eyeliner on your sleeve or concealer rubbed off on your shirt collar. Next time it happens to you, consult this handy how-to-fix list.<p><b>Concealer, blush, eye liner, eyeshadow, and …

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The Nature of Real Meditation

Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Real meditation is always without object and is never the result of an activity, but Presence in the …

The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding You

Six of the most outrageous claims from the food industry, and how you can spot them.The post The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding …

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

Weight Loss

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

How common it is, how it happens... and how to banish it, as well as you can<p>Ah, cellulite. Like your nosy aunt, it's annoying—but also a nearly unavoidable part of life. Anybody can develop this pesky skin situation: It appears when collagen fibers that bind fat to the skin stretch and tear, …

Skin Care

5 Smart Tips from a Weight-Loss Expert

What's the best diet? How can you fill up faster? Our expert weight-loss coach has the answers<p>The question David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., hears most often is, "What's the best diet for weight loss?" His answer: The diet you can stick with.<p>"You can't strong-arm your way through meals you hate in the long …

Weight Loss

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Five moves to firm your upper bod<p>It may not feel that way just yet, but spring is right around the corner—and that means short sleeves, bathing suits, and generally showing off those glorious shoulders of yours. This five-move circuit contours your arm and shoulder muscles for a sexy …

Swimwear

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

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Can you find your doppelganger in a day?

Using social media and specialist apps, Maxine Frith tracked down her doppelgänger in a few hours. But what about her six other lookalikes still out there somewhere...?<p>In a previous era, <b>coming face-to-face with someone with your physical likeness</b> was believed to signify one’s imminent death. Now,</b> …

Social Media

10 Things Children have to Teach Us

You don’t have to have children to be aware of the many wonderful ways they can light up your life, or generally teach you more than any yoda might …

Stop Living on Autopilot: 5 Ways to Live an Amazing Life

<b>“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”</b> ~ <b>Stephen Covey</b><p>I used to be a zombie.<p>I don’t mean that I died and was …

Embrace Who You Are (Not What People Expect You to Be)

<b>“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” ~</b><b>Brené Brown</b><p>Now that the fog of …

An Italian Cream Cake for Blogoversary! - La Bella Vita Cucina

Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, softened<br>• 2 cups sugar<br>• 5 eggs, separated and at room temperature<br>• 2 1/2 cups flour<br>• 1 tsp. baking soda<br>• 1 cup milk<br>• 2/3 cup finely …

Diy Hydrangea And Mum Bouquet

Remember Macie's Diy Hydrangea And Mum Bouquet? It was the most pinned bouquet we have ever featured and our readers wanted to know more about it! …

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9 Weight-Loss Tips for Crazy-Busy People

Too frenzied to make healthy eating choices? These tactics make it easy.

Weight Loss

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

Lack of Sleep Affects Our Overall Performance

The sleep state is one of perceptual shutdown for the brain. In this video, join Sonima founder Sonia Jones and Dr. William C. Dement to learn more …

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Meditation Practice

You wake up in the morning and you see your meditation seat in the other room. It looks very far away, the floor looks very cold, and your partner in …

Sam Smith Says He Lost 14 Pounds In 14 Days

Many people are usually skeptical when it comes to products or diets that promise rapid weight loss. But everyone's "friend" Sam Smith says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days, and he apparently owes it all to nutritional therapist and "Eat. Nourish. Glow" author, Amelia Freer.<p>"Three weeks ago I met a …

Why Meditation Should Be Part Of Your Beauty Regimen

So much modern skin care comes from a bottle or jar, and advertisements make health and beauty look complicated, leading us to believe that we need a …

10 Affordable Makeup Substitutes for Pricey Cult Favorites

If you’ve ever equated the price of your favorite mascara to groceries or metro rides, we feel you. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE quality makeup, especially discovering new products. But when your go-to products are breaking the bank, we think some affordable alternatives are in order. That’s why …

Makeup

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These Important Moments Prove Jon Stewart Is Irreplaceable As Host Of ‘The Daily Show’

We’re still waiting to see who will be the next host of <i>The Daily Show</i>, with the latest news being that Jessica Williams has taken herself out of the running. Of course, whoever gets the job will not have it easy. As the five moments below will attest, Stewart has a major influential force in comedy …

Comedy