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4 steps to fit this year

(BPT) - One in four Americans will post a New Year’s fitness resolution on a social network this year. If you plan to be one of them, posting the resolution is a great first step but what are your plans for following through and ensuring that when you look back next year, you can consider it mission accomplished?

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Monday 12/22/2014
4 reasons you need more massage in your life
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Take a lap around the mall or flip through the catalogs in your mail pile, and you’ll quickly notice a saturation of massage products in the market right now. While some of these gadgets are gimmicks, some are definitely not, especially if you live by the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. According to Chris Freytag, wellness expert and founder of Get Healthy U, one key to maintaining this healthy routine is consistent massage.

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Be Glamorous And Generous
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, give gifts that add a touch of luxury to your loved ones’ lives.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Sock Style
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Until recently, men’s socks were limited to black, navy or white. Today, a stroll down the hosiery aisle reveals bold designs and countless colors. The once basic sock is now the ideal accessory for imparting flair, color or personality to a wardrobe.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Embrace Your Weird Beard this Winter
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Most men say their facial hair defines them, according to a recent survey conducted by Schick Hydro. However, 72 percent of men have experienced facial hair growing woes, such as patchy chin growth.

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Monday 12/01/2014
The Anatomy Of Gift Giving
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it's the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion that you want to feel special, heeding a few simple hints can help you become known as having a gift for giving.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
How to Look Your Best for Holiday Parties
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s the holiday party season, which means that it’s time to be in the social limelight and look your best. But with indulgent feasts, hectic schedules and cold weather leading to dry, dull skin, you’ll need to take extra steps to overcome a few beauty hurdles, no matter who you are.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Enjoy the Holidays without the Weight Gain
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don’t have to succumb to this progression, say experts.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
A Magnificent Way To Look Good Over Time
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to looking good, it’s important to be able to see well.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Defying Dehydration
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for men and women whose skin becomes dull and tired as time goes by: Dermatologists recognize this as “age-related dehydration,” a serious skin care concern, and have created a way to overcome it.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
About Face: The Skin Care Transition
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When the seasons change, many women have found, it's wise to adjust their skin care regimen to take a defensive stance against changes in weather.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Most facial hair friendly cities in America: Did yours make the list?
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - From the best skylines to the worst drivers, the list of distinctions bestowed upon cities is endless; but it’s the honor of hairiest havens that will have people scratching their chins.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Eye On Looking Young
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Anyone with an eye for success may see the wisdom in a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It found that some 73 percent of women felt a youthful appearance played a role in getting a job, getting promoted or keeping clients.

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To Improve Your Smile, See An Orthodontist
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s something to smile about: No one is “too old” for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Here are a few facts that can help guide adults in a quest for a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Friday 08/15/2014
College Guys: How to Look Dapper Even When You Live in a Dorm
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For college students, particularly men, grooming may not always be top of mind. Between classes, studying and all that socializing, time for such niceties can be limited. And for those living in shared spaces, communal bathrooms don’t make things any easier. 

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Make sportsmanship part of your child's (and your) game plan
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - You’ve probably been to a youth sporting event when an argument broke out between coaches and parents. Or maybe you’ve watched youth athletes refuse to help one another up or congratulate an opponent on a great play.  

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Champagne Diamonds Make Fashion Transitions Pop This Fall
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Men need to take better care of their faces [Infographic]
Posted: July 25, 2014

(BPT) - Seventy-one percent of men think it is important to look good physically in order to succeed personally and professionally, but more than half aren’t using face wash or moisturizer. The Dove Men+Care Face Range is specifically designed to care for men’s skin in three easy steps.Learn more on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with @DoveMenCare.

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Fresh fall hairstyles that take just minutes to create
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re a student or a busy mom, the morning routine goes into high gear once school starts again. Fitting in all the to-do’s without compromising style before rushing out the door can be a challenge, which is why a few tips and tricks from the experts can help ensure you look fabulous within minutes.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Shopping Trends
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Style experts advise: It pays to splurge on certain items that are classic and luxurious.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Pop the Champagne Diamond for Your Seasonal Fashion Transition
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Men's Space-Age Skin Care
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—A material so light it’s barely there—and so good at catching particles it was used by NASA to capture interstellar dust—can make a major difference in how men look and feel.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Tips to make your fitness routine more sustainable
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Working out, getting in shape, starting a fitness routine – these are all practices that are good for the body. When mind and emotional-strengthening practices like yoga and meditation are included in the mix, you’re actively working to make all areas of your body healthy. You can take this one step further by engaging in a sustainable practice – one that’s good for the environment around you.

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Fun fall fashions for the entire family
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Fall fashions for the entire family are top of mind as the cooler weather has you thinking about school bus schedules and steaming cups of hot chocolate. This year’s fall styles feature denim for every member of the family, and they all come in some fun colors as well. Check out the latest and get every member of your family decked out for school, work and all the fun activities in between.

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Digital Programs Can Make Summer Slim Down Simple
Updated: June 12, 2014 - 3:44 am

(StatePoint) The irony of summer is that for many people, it’s the most important time of year to stay fit, but it can actually be the hardest time of year to stick to one’s diet.

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Tuesday 05/06/2014
Tips to accessorize your accessories for the latest fashion trends
Updated: September 06, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It’s not enough to have just any handbag if you want to keep up with the latest trends. Now you need a handbag with bling, a scarf with a clip, a smartphone with a personalized cover or a wallet designed to match the day’s outfit. The latest in the fashion industry is all about accessories and how you accessorize the accessories.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Tips to Get Fit this Summer
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Everybody wants to be in shape for bathing suit season, but all those fun seasonal activities -- from barbecues to vacations to baseball games -- can derail a diet.

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Thursday 01/02/2014
Avoid Fad Diets: Healthy Weight Loss Tips that Work
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Losing weight to look good may be a great motivator. An even better motivator is to get healthier, as excess fat tissue breeds inflammation, which can contribute to many debilitating and deadly diseases. And according to many doctors, even just a modest amount of extra weight can be damaging to your health.

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Tuesday 09/11/2012
Get Microdermabrasion Treatment at Home
Posted: September 11, 2012

(NewsUSA) - We tend to forget that skin is the largest organ in the human body. But oftentimes, the vitamins and nutrients that replenish our skin are used up by other organs, which leaves dry skin vulnerable to wrinkles, sun damage, scars and blemishes.

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Monday 08/06/2012
Tips for guys new to the facial hair game
Posted: August 06, 2012

Facial hair is all the rage, or so it would seem based on the scores of athletes and celebrities sporting it these days. All told, 62 percent of men have facial hair at some point during the year; however, despite the growing popularity, many are hesitant to get the ball rolling because they don't know where to start.

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Sunday 06/17/2012
Ten safety tips from the start of training through race day
Posted: June 17, 2012

When it comes to training, Americans are pushing themselves harder than ever. Participation in marathons and triathlons continues to rise every year, and extreme adventure racing events, which require participants to navigate obstacles and endure sometimes brutal conditions, are becoming more numerous.

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Wednesday 05/16/2012
Five time-saving weight-loss tips
Posted: May 16, 2012

Losing weight isn't something that happens overnight - it requires hard work and discipline. However, you may find that time, or lack thereof, can be one of your biggest obstacles to losing weight.

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Monday 05/07/2012
Ladies, Take Shyness Out of Swimwear With Girltrunks
Posted: May 07, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Bathing suit season. The words strike fear in the hearts of women of all sizes, conjuring images of teeny-weeny bikinis and the inevitable wardrobe malfunctions. With bottoms that ride down and tops that ride up, women truly get the short end of the stick when it comes to summer swimwear.

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Monday 04/02/2012
A new way to find energy when you need it most
Posted: April 02, 2012

Nutrition has always been an important component of athletic performance, but only recently have superfoods like chia been utilized in concentrated doses to deliver targeted nutrients to athletes. Chia, known widely as the popular novelty household plant grown to resemble hair on clay heads, is now gaining momentum as a premium nutritional supplement. In fact, it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in commercial use.

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