Life is full of stress-inducing things and we’re definitely a stressed out nation, but lately I’ve been encountering a lot more freaked-out people than usual. Part of this is due to their day to day experiences like career, marital and family issues but the lead up to election day seemed to put everyone over the edge. Just take a peek at all the social media sites and it’s obvious that there’s lots of animosity, anger, distrust and hopelessness on one side and uncertainty on the other. And though the election is over, many stressed out individuals didn’t lower their cortisol levels the moment the polls closed and all was tallied up.
Whether your candidate won or lost, chances are you’re f
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I recently read an article in The New York Times on how shared spaces like hotel and apartment lobbies, hallways and gyms are being infused with scent as a means to seal the deal with potential customers, buyers and renters and keep them coming back for more, and science supports the reasoning behind this. Since our sense of smell has a direct link to an area in our brain that’s strongly associated with emotion and memory, the perfect pleasing scent can make you feel happy, comfortable and right at home.
Doesn’t it make sense then to make sure your home smells as wonderful as it could? “One’s sense of smell should be included in the sensory experience of a specific place,” says Jon Bresle
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I don’t think I act or look like a 30 year old anymore and I admit that I’m more than okay with that. In fact, I prefer this more confident, grown up version of myself who has strong beliefs about my likes and dislikes and doesn’t feel the need to follow every beauty and fashion trend. For the most part, I’m happy with the way I look and though I don’t necessarily feel the need to look younger, I still want to look my best each and every day, a sentiment shared by many.
When I was presented with the opportunity to sample the cosmetic line Boom! by Cindy Joseph I jumped at the chance and I’m happy to report that not only did I fall in love with the line but it completely exceeded my expect
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This morning, I received a link to an article that described in detail just how dirty those exfoliating bath and shower puffs get, and how they may be doing more harm than good. I wasn’t thrilled to read this as I’ve always loved them because they make my skin feel silky smooth after using. Apparently though, they trap dead skin cells in the puff’s layers and while they’re hanging out in the damp bathroom environment they can’t help but become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and mildew — not what any of us should be using on our skin. When it comes to your skincare regimen, even if you think you’re doing everything right chances are you’re letting a few things slide and speci