Beauty Quickie: Spring Sunscreen

Spring has sprung! And it’s time for us to go outside and start getting our Vitamin D naturally from the sun. Though the sun’s rays may not seem too strong this time of year, it’s still important to protect our skin from any harmful effects. There are so many wonderful sunscreens on the market these…

Beauty Quickie: Supple Lips

We’ve had a cold snap here in South Florida. Though, obviously, it doesn’t compare to what’s been going on in the rest of the country. But I’ve found my lips getting a little chapped. And I’ve been reaching into my jar of coconut oil more frequently than usual. And it helps. But when I’m out…

Diet Quickie: Spiralize It

Do you want to know the easiest way I’ve found to drop some middle-aged, creeping-up-on-me pounds? By eating less carbs and more veggies. But having the same old vegetable dishes were starting to bore me. Until I started spiralizing. In the last few months, my spiralizer has become my most used piece of kitchen equipment.…

Beauty Quickie: When to Moisturize

To make the most of a moisturizing session, apply your creams and lotions when you get out of the shower or bath. Towel off until you are almost dry, then use the remaining dew to enhance your skin’s hydration. Moisturize everywhere you tend to get dry, and don’t forget the back of your hands, the…

Sex Quickie: Foreplay Gets You Both Worked Up

Foreplay, the part of sex that gets you hot and bothered, is sometimes overlooked but is such a crucial and fun part of intimacy. Especially as we get older when the speed with which we get turned on can decrease. Sometimes we need to take matters in to our own hands, though I’m not referring…

Sleep Quickie: Avoid Blue Light at Night

Our bodies keep the beat of a circadian rhythm. Our ancestors went to sleep when their natural light ran out, and woke up when the sun rose again. Modern technology has let the sunshine in 24 hours a day, which is great for watching old movies on your iPad late at night, but as it…

Diet Quickie: Holiday Eating Tips

We made it through Thanksgiving with it’s feast of overabundance, including tons and tons of desserts. That was easy compared to what we’re going to be faced with over the next few weeks. Two of the most important tips for healthy holiday eating? Don’t go to a party hungry. Have a little healthy snack before…

Diet Quickie: The Carrot

They had me at low-calorie crunch. But the benefits of eating carrots go far beyond the chew factor. These orange beauties are a great source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that can be converted to Vitamin A. They are known to aid in digestion, and are thought to lead to less puffy, healthier skin. They…

Beauty Quickie: Dry Winter Skin

The best way to combat dry winter skin? Drink tons of water, use a humidifier and moisturize. And then moisturize some more. One of the best all over moisturizers is pure coconut oil. Use it on your face, your hands and even on the dry ends of your hair. An added bonus? You’ll smell amazing.…