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Health and Beauty Tip -- Sunscreen vs. Sunblock

What's the difference? Sunscreen absorbs UV rays and scatters them, while sunblock reflects them entirely. Sometimes sunscreens with SPF numbers of 15 or higher are advertised as sunblock -- but sunblock doesn't need an SPF number, as it reflects all rays. If you burn easily, go with sunblock; if you want a tan, buy sunscreen and make sure ...Read more

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If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Shower Gel

Believe it or not, those popular bath and shower gels can dry out your skin! You're better off using a simple moisturizing bar soap. If you still want to use body wash, check the ingredients and find something that doesn't contain sodium laurel sulfate -- that's what gives gels their negative effects.

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The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Stop Frizzy Hair

If you've got a problem with frizzy hair -- especially if your hair is naturally curly -- limit use of any heated styling tools (including blowdryers) to 2-3 times a week. Let your hair air-dry for the rest of the week.

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I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Applying Product

Are you applying hair products correctly? Just spraying or applying it on top doesn't do much for your hair. Get the most out of your spray or gel by saturating your hair with the product, then combing through using a wide-toothed comb so every strand is coated.

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Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Smooth Flyaways

For small, fine flyaways, don't layer on even more hairspray. Take a baby toothbrush, spray it with hairspray, and brush the flyaway hair gently into place.

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Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Touching up Gray Strands

Rather than doing a full dye job to cover a few gray hairs, buy a mascara wand and basic hair dye that matches your natural color. Use the wand instead of the brush that comes with the dye, and touch up the gray more quickly and with less mess than doing all your hair.

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That which we look on with unselfish love
And true humility is surely ours,
Even as a lake looks at the stars above
And makes within itself a heaven of stars.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Using Body Scrub at Home

If you have a good body scrub you use at home, scrub towards your heart when you use it. Start at your feet and work up to your torso. When doing your arms, start at the fingertips and work up to your shoulders. Massage gently in circular motions to avoid scrubbing too hard.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Health and Beauty Tip -- 2-in-1 Shampoo

Is 2-in-1 shampoo really as good as they say? If you have normal, healthy hair, yes. But oily hair doesn't need extra conditioner, and dry hair needs even more conditioning than 2-in-1 shampoo offers. If you have dry hair, use regular separate shampoo and conditioner.

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When life seems chaotic, you don't need people giving you easy answers or cheap promises. There might not be any answers to your problems. What you need is a safe place where you can bounce with people who have taken some bad hops of their own.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Lather, Rinse, Repeat?

If you have short or thin hair, you don't really need a second wash. But if you have longer, thicker hair, you may want to follow the advice on the bottle.

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Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Different Shampoo

Using the same kind of shampoo over and over can cause buildup as your hair "gets used to it." Switching shampoos on a regular basis is helpful, but easy to forget. To make it easier to stick with it, buy a large pump bottle and layer up to four different shampoos in equal amounts until the bottle is full.

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Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.