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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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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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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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2016 Goals: Reduce Eye Strain

eye strain

I’m rounding our my 2016 Goals series with a problem that isn’t talked about too much, but affects anyone I know who spends a lot of time at a computer: Eye strain. I know that when I’ve been writing or reading on screens for days on end, my eyes really start to feel it. My vision gets blurry, and sometimes I’ll even get a headache. Doctors have an official diagnosis for this—Computer Vision Syndrome—and say it’s caused by two things: one, our…

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2016 Goals: Clean Your Tech (the Right Way)

clean gadgets

Continuing on with our 2016 Goals series to help you interact with your technology in a healthier way this year, let’s discuss how gross your gadgets are. Because, seriously, you wash your hands with abandon. You carry sanitizer and aren’t afraid to use it. You even get your annual flu shot. But do you clean your tech? Crickets. Though we’ve all “cleaned” our smartphones on our pants, the leg-wipe doesn’t really cut it. The dirty truth is that your devices can host nasties…

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2016 Goals: Prevent Tech Neck

tech neck

I’ll stop short at calling these “New Year’s Resolutions” since I’m not a personal subscriber to that whoe thing. But I’ve been thinking a lot about how technology affects our health and wellness, so this week I’ll be sharing some goals that will help you feel a bit better using your gadgets. Starting with posture.  Because we spend our days firing off emails, thumbing the 1,007th text, browsing a juicy novel on your e-reader, or in a Pinterest hole. And it all adds…

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