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Health and Beauty Tip -- Coloring Your Hair

Don't wash your hair immediately before applying color. Your hair needs that natural oil to protect your scalp from the dye, and it also helps the hair shaft absorb the color more easily.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Food for Healthier Skin

Drinking lots of water really is good for you, and it also keeps your skin looking younger and healthier. Low-sugar fruits, like berries and melons, also help keep your skin firm without being so sweet as to increase your blood sugar (which encourages water retention and increased inflammation).

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My father was often angry when I was most like him.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Food for Shiny Hair

Want to give your hair a little extra shine? Increase the amount of vitamin E in your diet -- nuts and green vegetables are good for this. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also improve your hair's health ... you can get those from salt-water fish and dark green, leafy veggies.

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You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels sooo good.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Complementing Your Clothing

Contrary to popular belief, it's not necessary to match the color of your outfit exactly when choosing makeup. The first thing you should bear in mind is your skin tone -- what looks best on you? Once you know what colors work best for you, choose from those to complement what you're wearing.

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When you were quite a little boy, somebody ought to have said "hush" just once.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Treat Yourself During Diets

Remember, it's not healthy to cut all fat from your diet. Your body still needs a little to maintain good health. One way to do this is to, on occasion, treat yourself to a little of your favorite food. Your body won't crave it as much, which will discourage binging later on. Just don't overdo it -- be responsible!

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In university, they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Green Tea

Don't wait until you go out for sushi to have green tea! Studies show that green tea can actually speed up your metabolism, helping your body burn fat and calories more quickly. Try replacing your regular coffee or tea with green tea when you have the opportunity.

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Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.

Health and Beauty Tip -- More Uses for Vinegar

You may have read before that drinking apple cider vinegar is good for your body ... but guess what? It's also good for your hair! Rinsing your hair with about a tablespoon of vinegar in two cups of warm water after shampooing helps get rid of any shampoo residue. It also adds shine and strengthens hair -- good news for women with fine hair.

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To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?

Health and Beauty Tip -- Eating Before Bed

Contrary to popular belief, snacks eaten before bed don't turn straight into fat! As long as the calorie intake fits into your diet plan, you can have something to eat before bed -- the calories will be burned off the next day, and even while you sleep. However, it's still better to eat earlier in the day, when your body needs the extra energy.

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To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They'd rather take their clothes off.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Help for Tired Feet

If your feet are hurting after a long day, try this: soak your feet in warm water mixed with bath salts for about ten minutes. Don't just dry your feet off afterwards, though -- wash them with soap and water, then apply some moisturizer.

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Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Preserve Your Manicure

To avoid that annoying chipped polish at the end of your nails, apply a clear top coat over your nail polish on occasion. It'll preserve your manicure and add extra shine.

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To be a saint does not exclude fine dresses nor a beautiful house.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Help for Oily Hair

If you have trouble with oily hair, make sure you're not using any products that claim to give your hair "extra shine" -- you have plenty already! Make sure you don't use two-in-one shampoo/conditioners or anti-frizz products, either. Instead, consult a beautician. For a quick fix, rub a little talcum powder into dry hair at the roots ... and...Read more