3 Ways to Relieve Keratosis Pilaris (AKA Chicken Skin)

Almost half of the population sports the benign but somewhat-unsightly skin condition called keratosis pilaris. Commonly known as “chicken skin,” keratosis pilaris occurs when keratin, a type of protein that helps protect the skin, builds up and plugs hair follicles. This creates patches of bumpy skin, sometimes red in color, which most often appear on the arms, thighs, and rear. It is not entirely known what causes keratin buildup. Thankfully, on its own, keratosis pilaris is not a sign of bad health, and it usually disappears by age 30. But until then, it can be quite an annoyance. While the condition cannot be cured, there are several ways to help relieve its severity and potentially keep it at bay. Unfortunately, there is no one solution and results may vary from person to person. If you feel like ridding yourself of keratosis pilaris is worth the consistent effort it takes, now is the time to start trying out a new beauty regimen. Method #1: Moisturizing The most important weapon in your fight against keratosis pilaris is moisturizing the skin. Exfoliation, explained Read More …

5 Gifts That Are Sure to Make Her Smile

Buying gifts for your sweetheart isn’t always that easy to do, especially if you’re not sure what she likes. Maybe you’re used to buying presents but they haven’t been going over well. Maybe you just want to ensure that she gets something special that will really make her happy. Whatever the case is, there are some types of gifts that are sure to make any girl smile, and we have a list of them for you. You won’t have to fall back on the typical chocolates or flowers any longer, not when you have these five gift ideas to go on: 1. Something You Made by Hand You might not really be into this idea if you’re not particularly crafty, but it’s still worth giving it a shot. Making something by hand and giving it to your girlfriend can score you some major points with her, just because it shows her that you were really thinking of her. Of course if your creative levels are still on a kindergarten level, then you may want to skip this entirely and go Read More …

Why You Need to Keep Your Employees Happy and Entertained

When it comes to running or owning a business, your employees are everything. You can’t have a successful company or business without successful employees. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you hire the right people. However, it doesn’t stop when you finish hiring people. You need to make sure that you keep the employees that you have happy and productive. This is sometimes easier said than done, especially if the job you have your employees working is a bit dull or monotonous. Keeping your toys have been entertained is extremely important for the future success of your company or business. Knowing that does not help you know how to keep your employees happy. It’s not as simple as throwing a bunch of balloons at them and hoping they’ll celebrate. You also don’t want to be a push over and start giving everyone raises. If you’re trying to figure out why you need to keep your employees happy and entertained, we have everything you need to know in order to succeed. Here’s why it is so important: It’s Not Read More …

Cutting your Grocery Bill Without Cutting Coupons

Are you spending more money than you need to at the grocery store? Unless you’re very careful about watching your purchases, you probably are, and you might not even realize it! The best way to cut your grocery spending isn’t clipping coupons and waiting for sales, although those are great (as long as you’re only buying things on sale that you still would have needed to buy without the sale, of course.) Instead, a few new habit changes can save you money on groceries without taking too much more time or effort! Plan Your Menus Do you think about all the meals you’ll be preparing with the food you get before you go to the grocery store? Most of us don’t, unless we’re running a large household. Even one or two people can score big savings on groceries by doing a little planning in advance, though. Write up a simple list of meals you’ll be preparing, and figure out what you need to buy in order to make them. You’ll probably have many of the ingredients on hand already. The Read More …

Making Your Own Baby Food to Save Money

Babies cost a ton of money, everyone knows this. Studies say that you can spend anywhere from $10,000-$20,000 a year just to keep the necessities up. Granted, there are probably some baby books and toys in there, too. But if you want to try to keep the costs down where you can you can enjoy spending the money on family vacations later on or even just make sure that you stay afloat. If you get into canning, you can always preserve baby food and make it in larger batches so that you won’t have to spend quite so much time doing it. While you’re young you may not want to spend time doing things that save you a bit of money, but now that you’re a parent there’s very little choice in the matter. You know what the best route to go is. Go Here For Wholesome Baby Food Receipts Avocado This one is one of the easiest foods to make for your baby. It’s already creamy and soft, so just squish it up into a container and feed to Read More …

Why Spending Money on Beats by Dre is Worth it.

Music enthusiasts will agree that when it comes to buying headphones one can never be too picky. But with all the competing brands out there how is one supposed to find the best set for their money? Companies such as Skullcandy, Sony, and Bose have been battling it out for the top spot in headphone ranking for years, however these brands simply cant keep up with Beats on features, sound quality, durability, and style. While all of these things come with a hefty price tag, most things that you expect to last a while do. Beats offer a wide variety of headphones for everyone and have a range of custom options for personalization. While most headphone companies make their products just for the easy music listener Beats tries to widen its customer base by having models that range from ear buds for every day listening to studio performance headphones, all of which maintain the high standards that Beats has been known for from the beginning. No matter if you are buying a set of Beats for just day to day Read More …

The Pros and Cons of Green Smoothies

Green smoothies have been a huge fitness fad to sweep our nation. Even those that don’t keep up on a healthy lifestyle knows what they are. There may be a mystery as to what exactly makes it green, but it generally tends to scare some people. However they don’t taste like any veggie unless you choose to make it that way. With that and the health benefits that comes from a green smoothie you’d wonder why everyone doesn’t drink them. That’s because some people just don’t know all of the pros and cons that come with the drink. To better inform yourself and others, keep reading: Pros The most obvious pro and reasoning behind a green smoothie are the amazing health benefits. You can disguise the taste, albeit not the color, of a veggie and make it easier to drink. Spinach is very popular and you can’t even taste it, which is sort of amazing. It also makes sure that you get your vitamins K and A, magnesium, iron, dietary fiber, and a handful of other healthy things for your Read More …

Why Eating Fewer Meals Does More Harm than Good

A lot of people believe the misconception that eating fewer meals is better for you, especially if you are trying to lose weight. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When you eat fewer meals, it causes your body to believe that it is being starved. When your body thinks that it is being starved, it begins to hold onto fat as a means of trying to keep you alive. This is why eating fewer meals is bad for you. If you are really trying to lose weight, what you should do is eat smaller meals more frequently. Out with the Old, In with the New Eating three large meals is a thing of the past. While breakfast, lunch, and dinner are extremely important to your health (and weight loss), the frequency in how we eat those meals, and how much we should eat has changed over the years. You don’t have to load up by eating a huge farmer’s breakfast. Pancakes, bacon, eggs, hash browns, and those other common breakfast foods are find in moderation, but that is Read More …

Things to Consider When Buying Your Next Smartphone

Apple’s smash iHit took the world by storm again this September, bringing with it a whirlwind of controversy, competition and comparisons, from the technical failings of the Apple Live Event to Bendgate and crippling weaknesses in the iOS 8 system. Of course, heated discussion between Android and Apple fans soon followed, and if nothing else, it’s clear that smartphones are more than just millimeters-thin blocks of processors and circuits. But with so many options on the market, and more exciting advances—such as the e-ink double display Yotaphone, or the customizable modular phone Google-Motorola brainchild Project Ara—buying a smartphone nowadays takes some considerable thought. Screen Size and Display With the phablet craze underway, screen size has become an important part of buying decisions. So called phablets can be 5 inches or greater, but the larger the screen gets, the more unmanageable it can be. If nothing else, a device that massive is not going to fit into your pocket. That’s okay, because there are more portable options. Mid-size phones ranging from 4.5 to 4.9 inches can be used comfortably with one Read More …