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Three easy beauty solutions for looking and feeling great this summer

(BPT) – Summer is the time to inspire the senses, embrace the warm weather and have fun with seasonal trends. Looking and feeling your best can be challenging as temperatures and humidity levels rise, but a few simple tips can help you incorporate some of the season’s hottest trends and enjoy a beautiful, refreshed look all summer long. Summer hues The trick to experimenting with warm weather beauty trends is keeping them fun and simple. One way to spice up your look this summer is to integrate bright and bold color palettes into your everyday beauty routine. Play up the
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Thwarting the safety threats that can lurk in kids’ lunch boxes

(BPT) – When it comes to back-to-school safety, you cover the basics vigilantly, such as teaching kids to avoid strangers, buckling them in the car and providing appropriate safety gear when they play sports. But have you considered taking as much care when it comes to packing lunch boxes? An improperly packed school lunch can lead to spoiled food and a missed meal at best or food-borne illness at worst. “When you’re packing a school lunch, it’s important to think about the perishability of the foods you’re making,” says Rutgers University professor Don Schaffner, an extension specialist in food science
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Trendy fall fashions fit for you

Fall isn’t just about cool, crisp evenings, back-to-school and sporting fun … it’s also about reinventing your wardrobe, too. This season, transitioning your closet is easier than ever with fun trends that give you permission to show off your colorful character and express the many sides of your personality.   Taking its cue from hot runway styles and favorites from fashion magazines, Monroe and Main is reinventing what’s trendy without being too spendy – and tailoring the fit for women sizes small to 3X. You’ll find surprising style and color combinations in the new fall lineup, like classic brown and
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What she thinks about his look: Three men’s hairstyles women prefer

Your haircut says a lot about you. In fact, according to new research, it says more than anyone might think, especially in the eyes of women. To help guys figure out which haircut works best, Wahl Clipper and Opinion Research Corporation conducted a study on the styles women prefer and what those looks say about the guys sporting them. Based on some of today’s most popular styles, here’s what women think: Suave side part: The iconic side-part donned by classic movie stars and ad executives of the 1950’s is making a major comeback. In fact, it is the most popular
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Grooming solutions to help men care for their faces

(BPT) – The majority of U.S. men believe their appearance is an important factor in their personal and professional success. As a result, men have become increasingly aware of the need to take better care of their faces – as it tells their story and the life they have lived. If this cultural shift is any indication, carefully maintaining your skin – and facial hair – is a huge part of putting your very best face forward. For many, that means addressing common skin concerns such as blocked pores, skin dryness and looking tired – in addition to the irritation
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Dressing for success on campus: a guide to college fashion

(BPT) – College students are cash-strapped and time-crunched. So how can they look fashionable while juggling their studies, campus activities and a part-time job? Integrating basic items into their wardrobes is a start – and adding pops of color with accessories can transform a standard outfit into a standout style. Building off fashion staples “For both guys and girls, jeans, jackets and T-shirts are, of course, all staples for a college student’s wardrobe,” says Peggy Blum, fashion program coordinator at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. Blum says that this fall, “blue is
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Medication-free nausea relief for migraine sufferers

(BPT) – If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Migraines affect 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The World Health Organization classifies migraines as the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability for both males and females. One of the most common and debilitating symptoms of a migraine is nausea. Eighty-percent of migraine suffers in the United States also suffer from nausea. If you’ve suffered from migraine-related nausea, you’ve probably turned to antiemetic drugs for relief. But have you tried acupressure? A study conducted by leading headache physician Dr. Zoltan Medgyessy, of
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Four simple, smart ways to save toward summer travel

(BPT) – Americans may still be cutting back in other areas, but when it comes to summer travel they’re willing to start spending again. Economic uncertainty aside, 78 percent of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, and one in four of them plan to spend more this year on summer travel, according to a recent survey released by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. More than half (55 percent) of Americans will spend the same on summer vacation this year as last year, and 26 percent say they will spend more, according to the survey. Just 16 percent intend to
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How to eat your heart out and lower your heart disease risk

Every day your heart makes enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. To do this, your heart needs a little help from you. Just like a well-running automobile, your heart needs fuel to keep it chugging along. The good news is the fuel your heart needs isn’t necessarily boring or tasteless. The key is to select foods that taste great and reduce major heart disease risk factors. You can lower your risk simply by fueling your heart with foods that keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels. By choosing the right nutritious foods that not only lower
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One thing you don’t want to bring back from vacation

(BPT) – Before going on a trip, most of us are not thinking about what we’ll bring back with us other than souvenirs and digital snapshots. But with bed bug infestations on the rise in many travel destinations, it’s important to take precautions to avoid bringing these unwanted guests home. Bed bugs have been found in schools, homes, college dormitories and even the finest hotels. Protect yourself and your belongings when you’re traveling by learning to identify these globetrotting pests. Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown with small, flat, oval and wingless bodies about the size of an apple seed. They
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