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Health and Beauty Tip -- Avoid Backaches

If you're prone to backaches, especially in the morning, try sleeping on your back with your knees raised on a pillow. If this is uncomfortable, sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Natural Teeth Whitening

Strawberries can actually whiten your teeth! They contain natural teeth whitening agents, and those annoying little seeds are good for scrubbing. You can rub the strawberry against your teeth, or mash it up and use it like toothpaste. But because of all the sugar and acid that's also in them, make sure to brush right afterwards!

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I was born because my mother needed a fourth for meals.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Cut Back on Coffee

How much is too much? Any more than four cups of caffeinated coffee each day can lead to bladder irritation. The same amount of caffeine in chocolate, caffeinated tea, or cola can do the same thing, so watch your intake!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Shopping Tips

When you're going out to look for new clothes, make sure you dress properly: loose-fitting clothes will make trying on outfits much easier. Also, be aware that not all dressing room mirrors are accurate -- some are altered in a way to make you look slimmer! Be sure to check the outfits in your own mirror before you pull off those tags. And, ...Read more

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

Health and Beauty Tip -- Choosing Jeans

If you're looking for a new pair of jeans but aren't happy with your figure, go with a darker color. Dark blue, indigo, or black jeans are slimming, as are angled back pockets. Don't buy jeans with no pockets at all!

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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 -- Powder in the Heat

If it's hot and humid outside, make sure to use loose powder when you put on your makeup. Apply with a large cosmetics brush. This will set your foundation and make it less likely to run in the heat.

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

Health and Beauty Tip -- Keep Foundation Up-to-Date

You will most likely need new foundation every season, especially if you tend to (or like to) tan in warmer weather. Make sure to have a close look at your foundation and keep up with what matches each season.

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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 -- Popular Hairstyles

Hair with "movement" is the popular thing -- fortunately, any length of hair is "in"! Get layered cuts and texturing to increase colume, and flip (but don't curl) ends over or under with a blow dryer or paddle brush. If you have hair that's shoulder-length or longer, uneven layers work best.

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

Health and Beauty Tip -- Easing a Cold

There's no cure for the common cold, but there are a few things you can do to ease the symptoms and get well more quickly. Keep a cup of warm water with table salt mixed in nearby at all times and, whenever you can, gargle with it. Make sure the water is warm, but not too hot, and that the salt remains mixed in. Doing this on a regular basis ...Read more

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

Health and Beauty Tip -- Filing Your Nails

Whether you're going for an in-home manicure or just want to clean up your nails, make sure you file correctly. Don't file your nails back and forth, as you may be accustomed to doing -- instead, file from side to side, in one direction. Also, make sure your nails are shaped into oval tips.

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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 -- Taking Care of Longer Hair

If you're trying to grow your hair out, start using a wide-toothed comb on your hair while it's wet. Using brushes as your hair gets longer can lead to frizz and split ends.

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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.