Monthly Archives: October 2012

105 Looks: A Makeover For Beauty E-Commerce (And You)

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October 31, 2012

No longer do you have to elbow out the crowds at the cosmetics counter to get a personalized assessment of your beauty needs. Now there’s a company out there that has “techified” the department-store beauty makeover with “one-on-one Skype sessions” and personalized boxed goodies. From Fast Company: 105 Looks: A Makeover For Beauty E-Commerce
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Laughter as a Form of Exercise

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October 30, 2012

If laughter is exercise, why am I still fat? Apparently it’s only the belly laughs that count, not the chuckles. No pain, no gain- so laugh until it hurts, ladies. From The New York Times: Laughter as a Form of Exercise Return Home
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The Family Doctor, Minus the M.D.

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October 30, 2012

A number of clinics around the country are getting high marks for the services and care they provide for their patients. The only catch is that they are staffed, not by doctors, but by nurse practitioners. How do you feel about that? From the New York Times: The Family Doctor, Minus the M.D. Return
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In With the Good and Out With Bad Memories

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October 29, 2012

Having a bad day that you’d love to forget? No problem. It seems the brain has two ways to handle that: it can either block out the memory, or recall a substitute memory. How convenient! From the New York Times: In With the Good and Out With Bad Memories Return Home
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If You Were to Die Tomorrow

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October 29, 2012
if you were to die tomorrow

“You’re DEAD,” I say. “Don’t you want me to be happy?”
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Ikaria – American Style: Sex/Naps/Wine

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October 29, 2012
ikaria-america-style

I would like to give up my watch for 24 hours and see what happens.
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Death With Dignity — Like Dudley

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October 29, 2012
Why Can't We Die Like Dudley?

I think I’d rather get the blue juice... Wheel me close to the window, hook me up to the morphine, and adios, muchachos.
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Don’t Ask Me Where I’ll Be Buried

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October 29, 2012
dont ask me where i will be buried

Buried? I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
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Help Me Help My Mom!

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October 29, 2012
help me help my mom

Had the teller ever lost a loved one? How on earth could she be instructing mourners to go to the registry?
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Face Lift – Am I Ready?

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October 29, 2012
face value

“Have you lost weight?” is just about code for, "who did your eyes?"
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Cleansing: The Antidote to Candy…and Menopause?

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October 29, 2012
cleansing

If everyone knew the truth, it would be easier to stear clear of the "bad" stuff.
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Alcoholism Twice as Deadly for Women as for Men

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October 25, 2012

Researchers in German recently concluded a 14-year study on women with alcohol addiction and how they fared during that period. Among their findings was the conclusion that these women were “five times more likely to die” than women who were not addicted to alcohol. From Livescience.com: Alcoholism twice as Deadly for Women as for
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Carbs, Sugar Linked With Cognitive Impairment Risk in Elderly: Study.

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October 24, 2012

As if carbohydrates and sugar don’t get enough bad press already, now the Mayo Clinic has found that people between the ages of 70 and 89 who go the high-carb route dramatically increase their risk of developing mild cognitive development. Just so you know…there will never be a time when you won’t have to
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Poor Sleep May Lead To Too Much Stored Fat and Disease

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October 24, 2012

We all lead hectic lives, and getting a good night’s sleep is often neigh on impossible. But, after reading the findings of a recent study on how a poor sleep schedule adversely affects fat cells’ ability to respond to insulin, thus causing all sorts of medical problems, finding time for more shut-eye might just
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What your boss’s smile may be bad news

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October 23, 2012

If you’ve ever thought that striving to turn your boss’s frown upside down, was a good career strategy, think again. Researchers at the University of California have found that important people tend not to smile at others who they feel are important as well. It seems that these people are thought of as being
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Banned For Life

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October 23, 2012
Banned for Life

How is it that a black and white legal rule can be rationalized into a shade of gray?
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Holding on To Love

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October 23, 2012
Holding Onto Love

I’ve come to look at that first year as the year I become a “Newly Widowed.”
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Do You Measure Up?

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October 23, 2012
Do You Measure Up

I decided right then and there that I had no tolerance for anyone with a ‘holier than thou’ attitude. I already knew I fell short. I didn’t need it shoved in my face.
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Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?

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October 23, 2012
Who Takes Care of the Caregivers

As women in their 40s-60s grow older, many of them may get hit by the burden of caregiving again because these same women who are providing care today may ultimately care for their aging husbands as well
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The Silent Warrior

The Silent Warrior

The greatest gift my parents ever gave me is the love they have for one another.
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