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How to Tell if Your Nail Polish is Toxic

Nail polish is pretty – pretty toxic, that is. Why? Because many commercially-made polishes, base coats, laquers, nail art, thinners, and top coat-base coat combinations contain chemicals that have…

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5 Things I Have Learned About Tackling Stress

A Buddhist monk once said, "If a problem can be solved, why worry? And if it cannot be solved, what's the good of worrying?" Wise words, but admittedly difficult to practice. Problems are inevitabl…

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7 Healthy Travel Tips from a Spa Therapist

Spa Consultant and Healer Megha Dinesh has worked with the Oberoi, Taj Group and Park Hotels in India. Trained in Hypnosis, Past Life Regression and Reiki, she also practices Emotional Freedom Techniq…

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6 Bizarre Spa Treatments (Slideshow)

  When it comes to beauty, some people will do whatever it takes. Yeah, seriously. Whatever. It. Takes. Check out some of the most out-there spa treatments on the menu at spas across the globe…

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Beware of “Instant” Ayurveda

I recently contacted an ayurvedic day spa in America, hoping to get the owner to be my resource person for a magazine article I was writing. The pleasant, peppy-voiced owner of the spa spoke to me …

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9 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Retreat

by Yamini Mudaliar, Networx We all love a little “me time,” don’t we? I am talking about pure self indulgence, time you spend on yourself, for making you feel better. Imagine the scent of l…

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Snow Monkey Spa (video)

High in the snow covered mountains of Honshu in Japan is a thermal spring with water at a blissful 105 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s called Monkey Park and its users are all macaques or Snow Monkeys. B…

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DIY Coffee Body Scrub

I love the smell of coffee in the morning but the caffeine can send me for such a loop! Sometimes I'll brew it just for the "welcome to the morning!" aroma, then take the used coffee grounds into the …

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13 Tips for Tough Times

People have long sought out the peacefulness that a destination spa brings. Traditionally, you book a weeklong stay that is meant to be a transformational journey of sorts. It is at this type of spa t…

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Organic Facials for Dry, Winter Skin

During the long winter months, it’s important to pay special attention to your skin. “Skin loses its healthy glow, so you need to exfoliate more often, at least twice a week,” says Julie Lindh, spa an…

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I rather eat fresh fruit in order to get my sugar boost. Thanks.

ummmm, i think i'd consider my own body's particular needs and foibles before i'd blindly take medic…

Sounds about right sadly. Would like to be less stressed.

Great list. When you suffer from depression, it doesn't make the above any less truer, but perhaps h…

Very good tips, thank you for sharing.