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5 new fitness wearables that could transform your health

OmBra: Fitness wearables

Fitness wearables are far from flawless when it comes to really helping us live healthier lives. In fact, recent studies have found that in some cases they may actually hinder weight loss and mess with workout progress by sucking the fun out of fitness via overwhelming data points. Still, many people swear by their Fitbit’s impact on how much they move throughout the day, or love how their heart-rate monitor allows them to train in target heart-rate zones for efficient fat…

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Eat + Entertain Wellness

7 facts about Juicero, the Keurig of cold-pressed juice

Juicero Cold Pressed Juice

Juicero may be the most talked-about good-for-you kitchen gadget of the year, and it’s no wonder. Created by Doug Evans, the co-founder of popular New York City juice bar chain Organic Avenue, it brought in $120 million in investments and earned the nickname the “Keurig of juice” long before it debuted at the end of March. It allows you to make fresh, cold-pressed juice at home, without the headaches: No chopping, no washing, no waste. No beet stains on your cutting…

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Wellness Work + Travel

7 simple ways to stay focused (and fight technology distraction)

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There are a bazillion tech solutions that are supposed to make every aspect of life faster and easier. So why do so many people feel like technology slows them down and makes life and work harder?  Trust me, I’m not immune: My business revolves around my laptop, which can be a tool of record-breaking productivity or, 16 browser tabs later, can completely overwhelm me. Oh, and can we just discuss Pinterest? Distraction City.  As the school season begins and the kids need to create…

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Gear Wellness

5 At-Home Skin Care Gadgets You Should Try Now

Once I hit 40, I really started to kick my skincare into high gear. And because I live in Los Angeles and am surrounded by celebrities (and the age-defying treatments they subject themselves to), I have felt the pressure to do invasive things to keep my face looking pretty. There’s no chance I’ll be letting anyone wield a scalpel or needle near my face any time soon, and while the non-invasive therapies are intriguing, unless you have Kardashian money, they’re a non-starter.…

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Wellness

Hydro-matic: Using a smart water bottle to get your 8 glasses

smart water bottle: ozmo

In an ideal world, I’d drink 8 glasses of water every day. My skin would glow, my eyes would be bright, and “you seem dehydrated…” wouldn’t be the familiar refrain it is from every aesthetician or hairstylist I see. The problem is, even in the arid California heat, it’s hard to choke all that water down in a day. I feel like I’ll float away by the time I get to 4 or 5 glasses. But every day that I fail to…

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Wellness

The Best Streaming Workouts

Barre 3 Best Streaming Workouts

You should see me before a workout class: I’m worse than your most stubborn toddler who won’t— WON’T— eat a bite of broccoli. I just reeeeally don’t wanna go. Just getting to a Soul Cycle or (my new obsession) L7 yoga class is honestly the hardest part of my workout. Yet, an hour or so later, I’m experiencing an endorphin-fueled, post-workout euphoria and swearing up and down that I’ll start exercising regularly. And then I don’t, and it’s broccoli city all over again. It’s not…

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