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The Best Essential Oils for Your Skin

The best essential oils for your skin, hands down! Essential oils are magical. Extracted naturally and directly from plants, they can be used for anything from cleaning the floors to enhancing skincare — and you should definitely consider including essential oils in your beauty arsenal. Essential oils are useful for any skincare condition or goal. They can …

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Plant-Based Proteins: Six Ways To Cook With Lentils

We rounded up six ways to cook with lentils so that they’ll stop collecting dust in your pantry! Six to eight million American adults eat no meat, fish or poultry. About 2 million are vegan and forego all animal products. With the rise of vegetarianism and veganism in the United States, plant-based and protein-rich ingredients like tofu, …

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These Are The Ugly Physical Manifestations of Stress – Here Are 5 Ways to Reduce It

You already know that stress, well, stresses you out. You can feel it as your fight-or-flight levels rise, bringing with it a shift in your mood and outlook. Well did you know that stress can also have physical effects on your appearance? It’s more than the feeling described above. The physical manifestations of stress can cause palpable reactions …

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Alcohol And Staying Fit: Seven Smart Ways to Do Less Damage Drinking

Drinking alcohol and staying fit can definitely be a hard act to balance. Thanks to one of our Balanced Babe contributors, Sarah Landrum, we have seven smart ways that you can do less damage while sipping on your favorite glass of wine!  It’s Friday, it’s been a long week and a cool drink in your hand sounds …

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How to Encourage Free Play for Better Development and Learning

Free play has been proven to be beneficial to children’s development and learning. It can also be incredibly crucial to their health, as shown in a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania. To help bring unstructured play back into the home, use this post as a guide for encouraging free play with your kids. Here are a …

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8 Ways to Have A Relaxing Weekend. You Deserve it!

As soon as the clock strikes 5 p.m. on Friday, you can feel it in your bones — it’s time to relax. Unfortunately, not all weekends go as serenely as we hope. And, while life does sometimes get in the way of our relaxation, it shouldn’t always interfere. That’s why we’ve found eight of the best ways to …

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20 Creative Ways To Get More Walking In Your Day

The surge in popularity of high-intensity workout programs might make it seem obsolete, but walking remains an effective and completely respectable form of exercise. The problem with walking is that many of us don’t achieve the American Heart Association-recommended 10,000 steps per day. Today is the day that this trend ends, though. We’ve gathered 20 of the best ways …

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7 Healthy Alternatives to Satisfy Your Pizza Craving

Try these 7 Healthy Alternatives to Satisfy Your Pizza Craving If you were to ask me what my guilty pleasure is, I’d answer “pizza” faster than the speed of light. Pizza is arguably the best food on the planet — for good reason. What’s not to love? The warm cheesy goodness of pizza is hard to beat, …