My experience with “no poo” shampoo

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I’ve been aware of the “no poo” trend for a while, but haven’t been brave enough to try it myself until recently, when I was inspired by this article from Dreamworld Health. If you’re not familiar with the idea of no poo, it’s about giving up shampoo and simply cleaning your hair with baking soda. Proponents of the no poo method rave about having healthier, shinier, fuller, more manageable hair. I have a love/hate relationship with my thick, curly hair and am always looking for something to make it more manageable, so I figured it was time to give the…

Power Toothpaste: toothpaste with a kick

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Can a toothpaste change your life? Maybe. Or at the very least, it can make your mornings a little more bearable. My standard morning routine is usually wake up, stumble around bleary-eyed and sluggish while showering and getting dressed, then pick up coffee on my way to work so that I can be somewhat alert by the time I arrive at the office. Then I discovered Power Toothpaste, the world’s first caffeinated toothpaste. When I heard about it, my first thought was, why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Followed immediately by, where can I get some?? The mission behind…

Make this your best year yet!

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It’s a brand-new year! Although some people say that January 1 is an arbitrary date and that New Year’s Resolutions don’t work, I always feel like the start of a new year is a good time to reflect and refocus. I’ve been doing a lot of planning and and goal-setting over the past week, and am really excited for what’s ahead in 2016. Have you thought about what you want to accomplish this year? While New Year’s Resolutions are always made with the best of intentions, it’s true that they won’t be effective unless you put some actual goals and…

4 beverages that can improve your health

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It’s not always easy to eat right. You may have the best intentions, but then you have a rough day and all you want to do is tuck into a burrito bowl from Chipotle. I get it. When my mother-in-law offers to bring over some crock-pot lasagne or my boss orders pizza for entire office, I’m not exactly going to say no. One thing that I do to stay healthy — even if I slip up on my diet — is make sure that I’m drinking really healthy beverages. What you drink can have a huge impact on your health…