Beautiful Brows: Pointers from the Pros

July 5, 2013
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Beautiful Brows: Pointers from the Pros

Thick, bushy, pencil-thin. Arched or straight. The fashion-questionable “unibrow” (thanks, Anthony Davis and Frida Kahlo). Eyebrows can make a fashion statement. This season, beauty editors tell us that flat, bold brows are in. But unless your plans include a walk down the runway, makeup professionals recommend choosing a natural brow shape that complements your features....

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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

July 2, 2013
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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

The new sights, the sunny beaches, the great food…Travel can be exciting, but even the most experienced travelers need a little help now and then. Here’s our roundup of common travel ailments—and natural remedies that can get you back to enjoying your vacation! The Problem: Jet lag It happens when we fly across different...

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What is African Black Soap?

We’re abuzz here at Pharmaca about this new soap that’s can help treat eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions. “I have had several co-workers approach me about this great new thing called African black soap,” says Tiana Ukleja, manager of Pharmaca’s beauty category. That’s when she started looking into Nubian Heritage, a brand...

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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

June 7, 2013
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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

5 things you need to know to prevent or treat a run-in with troublesome plants. Leaves of 3, let it be The best way to avoid poison ivy or oak symptoms is to know what it looks like—and avoid it. The plants have three leaflets growing from a single stem, and vary in color...

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No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

By Allen Gardner Truth is, there really are no excuses. Exercise is simply about activating muscle—and you don’t have to be in a gym to do that. It can be as simple as taking a walk on your lunch break and incorporating simple exercises like lunges, squats, etc., finding a hill to walk up...

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The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The evidence keeps piling up—exercise really is the best medicine! Whether you’re already on a regular workout schedule or need a little motivation to get off the couch, keep these benefits in mind. Adding years to your life. A study published last year in the Harvard Health Letter found that even 75 minutes of...

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