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Each October, the world ostensibly turns pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and by and large, these efforts—and the money and attention they generate—are making a difference. We know so much more about breast cancer risks, prevention and treatment today than we did in 1993 when Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies first started Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Here are some highlights:
Win No. 1: Mammograms Save Lives: There’s Proof!
In 2019, about 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the US and about 41,760 women will die from this cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Thes
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“Feminine wellness” is more than a buzzword these days, and this surge of intimate awareness is driving the introduction of many new products and treatments that are intended to help women optimize their most personal body part. But feminine wellness isn’t justabout enhancing pleasure. This burgeoning area of self-care also strives to improve the side effects associated with experiences that are wholly unique to women, namely pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and menopause.
The main concerns
Every woman’s body is different, but we all have one thing in common: Estrogen. “Changes in estrogen levels due to childbirth, breastfeeding and menopause can lead to vaginal dryness
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Vacation beauty prep starts well before you pack your bag and print your boarding pass—especially if your trip includes beach or pool time. If your goal is smooth, soft, glowing skin from head to toe, we’ve got a guide to getting it right.
Exfoliation is essential for putting your best face forward, as eliminating the buildup of dry, dull, dead skin cells instantly reveals more youthful, healthier-looking skin. According to New York City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bryan Forley, “Regular exfoliation has numerous benefits for your skin, including managing excess oil and debris that can lead to acne breakouts, minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores and enhancing the pe
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I hate to exercise.
I do, however, like to eat, drink, sleep and look relatively good for my age. (I am a beauty writer so the latter is actually essential to my livelihood.)
With this as the backdrop, I knew it was time to shake up my exercise routine which had gotten dusty and stale. Despite the money I spent each week on studio fitness classes, my participation was akin to someone just starting out in physical therapy after years of non-activity.
Over lunch, a fit friend mentioned Orange Theory Fitness in passing. She didn’t go in for a hard sell. She just positively compared it to some other classes I had taken.
My favorite emoji (🤔) popped into my head and I made a