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Say Goodbye To Skinny Jeans YESSSS!!!

This classic and oh-so-chic outfit is open to one of the biggest questions a fashion lover in 2020 can ask themselves… what TYPE of JEANS? If you scroll through any store online or walk into any store IRL, there’s an overwhelming amount of denim options. Skinny, boot cut, flared, tapered, kick-flare, straight leg, mom jean, dad jean, boot cut… the list goes on and on!

Read on HERE by my fave blogger Chriselle Lim!

Crafting a Winning Strategy for Your Social Media! Part One

Currently, countless articles and blogs are circulating on the internet that share a plethora of information on how you can use social media for your business. Unfortunately, most of them either have outdated advice or offer strategies that haven’t proven to be effective. What you need are strategies that help you grow rapidly rather than wasting your time with mindless testing to see if they work. In this week’s series of posts I will discuss all of this and help you put together a great plan.

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How to Release the Past and Return to Love

We have all experienced loss, heartache, and sorrow. Nobody wants to go through emotional pain, but it is an inevitable human experience. As the Buddha taught, we are each given ten thousand joys and ten thousand sorrows. The challenge lies in not getting mired in either the joy or the pain, keeping our hearts open and soft instead of closed and constricted. If we hold on to the hurts and wounds of the past, we start to accumulate emotional baggage—the dead weight of old experiences.

Read on HERE.

4 Natural Teeth Whitening Options That Really Work!

Teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry, but unfortunately many teeth whitening treatments contain harsh chemicals that can leave teeth feeling sensitive for a long time.

I wanted to find natural ways to whiten my teeth that not only worked well, but were also safe. Since chemicals can easily absorb through the sensitive skin in the mouth, I wanted to only use options that were safe enough to eat.

Of course, none of these things are a replacement for normal dental care and I asked my dentist before using these (you should too!). I’ve found that these methods work great along side my normal brushing and flossing routine.

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6 Ways to Simplify Your Tech Life On Your Smartphone or Tablet

It’s probably no surprise that decluttering — your home, and your life in general — can really help keep stress levels at bay. Whether you go full KonMari on your closet or just purge your kids’ toy bins from time to time, being able to access what you need, when you need it, feels good and makes life as busy parents a whole lot easier.

Well, the same goes for your tech life, especially with your smartphone and tablet which can be just as cluttered as the rest of our lives.

This awesome app is one I’ve been enjoying for quite some time now, and it features all your favorite music and magazines, and soon, podcasts, ebooks, and videos, to truly help you streamline your and your family’s digital life.

All that in one app. Amazing!

With that in mind, I’m sharing 6 ways to help you simplify your tech life, which I hope save you time, energy, and hey, maybe even some money too.

 

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Letting Go of the Past

In order to maintain a strong foundation that supports your progress toward a Well Life, there are all sorts of things you can do to fortify yourself. But all the fortification in the world can be thwarted by the ways in which you simultaneously undermine that foundation.

You can only get so far before unresolved conflicts, withheld forgiveness, and limiting beliefs from your past impede your progress. Therefore, you’ve got to get really real about your baggage and learning to let go in order to achieve the Well Life.
Read on at Conscious Lifestyle Mag Here.

Natural Way to Help Treat Anxiety With a Banana

Anxiety is an extremely common issue for many, whether it’s minor, severe, or just limited to certain situations.

Luckily, there are many natural ways to reduce anxiety and reduce the stress it causes on the body.

Being a long time sufferer of anxiety, I thought I had tried just about every natural treatment, but it wasn’t until last month that I found out how beneficial bananas can be for anxiety! Just a few weeks ago, a childhood friend turned musician mentioned that before every show he eats a banana to reduce stage fright.

After doing some research on using bananas to treat anxiety and giving it a try myself before stressful situations, such as large meetings or presentations, it really did work! However, the timing of when you eat the banana is key!

Bananas Are A Natural Beta Blocker

Wondering why bananas work? Bananas have similar affects to a (pharmaceutical)

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The Difference Between Having an Idea and Being an Entrepreneur

Many people have good ideas, but not everyone becomes an entrepreneur.

I’m often asked if there is a good way to work out whether your idea is a good one, so I’ve put together a quick guide for those wondering if they should make the plunge.

1.Evaluate your idea

OK, you have an idea. Now what? Good business ideas are a dime a dozen, and they are not all worth pursuing.

Ask yourself: Have I done due diligence necessary to take my idea to the next level? Does my idea solve a problem? Meet a need? Touch a nerve? Has it been done before?

Write down your answers, then critique them as thoroughly as you can. The best ideas are those that can withstand heavy critical analysis. If you can’t do this alone-which is almost always the case- then take your idea to someone you trust and ask for their perspective.

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Green Tea Bags for Puffy Eyes, Perfect!

Late-night deadlines and environmental toxins can stress the delicate skin around the eyes, causing puffiness and dark circles. A natural remedy that is an alternative to the old cucumber standby is green tea bags. Loaded with antioxidants and plenty of tannins, green tea bags shrink swelling and reduce the fluids around the eyes.

Causes

Puffiness around the eyes can be caused by lack of sleep, overwork, skin disorders and hypothyroidism. Pregnancy can cause fluid retention and puffiness around the eyes. A high-salt diet also causes fluid retention. Other causes come from toxins through alcohol and tobacco use. Hormonal changes, skin disorders and allergies affect the delicate skin around the eyes.

Despite popular belief, lack of sleep, fatigue and staying out late are not the main causes of dark circles under the eyes. Some of the more common causes are allergies, eczema, heredity, smoking, drinking, nasal congestion that dilates and darkens under-eye veins, sun exposure and thinning skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Treatments

Placing brewed tea bags on the eyes for a short time period allows the tannins in the tea to treats puffy eyes and dark circles. Green tea bags reduce swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes. The caffeine reduces puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels. Green tea works on dark circles by decreasing the dilation of the blood vessels under the eyes. The astringent nature of the tannins constricts the blood vessels and capillaries under the eyes.

History

The three main varieties of tea are green, black and oolong. How the tea is processed determines the tea type. China, Japan, India and Thailand have consumed green tea throughout their histories. Herbal medicine in Asia has used green tea for conditions such as promoting digestion, improving mental focus and regulating body temperature and blood sugar. A study on green tea and cardiovascular and liver disease by Dr. Imai and Dr. Nakachi concluded, “The inverse association between consumption of green tea and various serum markers shows that green tea may act protectively against cardiovascular disease and disorders of the liver.”

Prevention

Some of the causes of eye puffiness and dark circles can be avoided or reduced. Alcohol and tobacco use lead to fluid retention around the eyes, causing swelling. Getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy diet can play a big part in skin health. Using green tea bags under the eyes regularly, drinking plenty of fluids and using a good moisturizer will keep the skin under the eyes fresh.

Precautions

Eye swelling is a temporary condition. Chronic eye puffiness may be a sign of other serious medical conditions. A skin patch test should be done before using tea bags on the eyes, especially for individuals with allergies.