Five Minutes to Natural Skin Lightening

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Ah, August. Back to work. Back to school. And looking back in the mirror is the evidence of how much fun I had in the sun this summer: Freckles, wrinkles and dark spots, especially on the sides of my face where my hat didn’t cover. Continue reading “Five Minutes to Natural Skin Lightening” »

Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

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Could that stuff we drink to stay skinny actually be making us fat?

A Kaiser Permanente study found links between the BPA lined cans of food and drinks like diet soda and increased risk of obesity for puberty age girls.

Drinking diet soda in a bottle? You’re still at risk. Continue reading “Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?” »

4 Steps to a Natural Brazilian Blowout

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I hate my hair. How many times have you said that? For me, it’s the limp, wimpy, stick-straight stuff that greases up within hours of washing; for my curly-headed friends it’s the frizz, kinks and knots.

And for all of us chemical treatments beckon, promising the perfect ‘do with no downtime. But the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the part: Chemical treatments, such as perms, relaxers and the so-called “Brazilian blowout,” depend on heavy doses of chemicals likeformaldehyde, which has been classified as a “known human carcinogen” by the National Cancer Institute.  Continue reading “4 Steps to a Natural Brazilian Blowout” »

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