If it always seems as if a multitude of rogue body hair decides to sprout — and in the most inconvenient places — right around the time temperatures rise, you’re not alone. Truthfully, we’re just more aware of the fluttering hairs peeking around our bikini line, at our ankles or under our pits when wearing swimsuits or clothing that bares more skin.
When you bring home a new houseplant, it’s only natural to want to display it somewhere central like your living room or bedroom. However, you may change your thinking after being introduced to latest trend taking over the indoor gardening world: shower plants. According to Pinterest’s 2017 Home Work Report, searches for shower plants have increased by over three hundred percent this past year. “These plants thrive in high humidity, allowing them to grow well in the shower or bathroom,” says Eileen Tongson of FarmGal Flowers about why they’re having a moment. “People often don’t think of the bathroom as a place to put their plants, but they’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well they do in there.” Aside from helping transform your bathroom into a personal sanctuary, here are some benefits of owning a shower plant.
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If you’re dating, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only are you likely exhausted in your search to find someone you actually enjoy spending time with, but you’re probably sick of wasting your precious free time on a chemistry-lacking dud or a date that goes nowhere. Experts acknowledge that dating can be overwhelming, as can the attempt to find someone worth your time. And even when you do like someone, it can feel near-impossible to tell whether or not he or she feels the same.
One of my dear friends spent the better part of her 20s hopelessly searching for love. Even though she had a fulfilling, lucrative career, a circle of supportive friends, a fluid income, and a kickass handstand, I was often amazed at her tireless pursuit of the one thing she didn’t have: a boyfriend. She invested in her personal health and sought the guidance of matchmakers – and eventually, a therapist. She went on solo trips and even said ‘yes’ to people outside of her comfort zone.
You just found out you’re expecting — congrats! Not only are you over-the-moon with excitement, but you’re probably dying to tell everyone you know, from your closest friends and family to the cashier at your local grocery store. But unlike other exciting and monumental moments in life, say, like when you got accepted into your dream school or when you got engaged, pregnancy news is a bit more fragile. With miscarriage rates so high, affecting as many as 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies, most women choose to keep their status a secret until around 13 weeks, when they’re out of the first trimester.
Where do I begin? First and foremost, this is not a story about why I got divorced. Rather, it’s about how I’ve dealt with this awful, devastating, gut-wrenching, insert-other-negative-adjectives-here situation at such a young age. And I’m sharing my story in the hope that it may, in some small shape or form, be helpful for anyone who is going through something similar. Because the truth is, divorcees aren’t just 40-something women living in the burbs with two kids.
By now, you know the importance of sun protection, but mistakes (and one too many margaritas) happen. There are times when, despite your best efforts, you still manage to get sunburned, admits Sheel Desai Solomon, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Raleigh-Durham, NC, and founder of Preston Dermatology. In this case, it’s important to get out of the sun, stat, and begin treating the skin to decrease damage, she says. But before you do anything to soothe that burning sensation, scroll though this list of surprising things that can make a sunburn worse, plus what you should do instead.
A few months ago, one of my family members hung out with my ex-boyfriend until 2:30 in the morning, and I woke up to a text telling me that he wanted to go home with her. I cried and texted her some of the harshest words ever typed from my phone. Time passed and I could not shake the image of them together. He had hurt me so badly and she had watched me cry for months, so it seemed that she could not have cared less about my feelings. Exes are supposed to be off-limits, are they not?
Whether you’ve been doing your single thing for years or have been in and out of a string of relationships for the better part of the last decade, if you still have no clue who you want to be with romantically, you’re in good company. While your reason for being in a state of confusion is likely different than the next person, one thing rings true for most folks in this situation — you’re probably emotionally unavailable for a relationship.
“Intimidation” is a funny thing. Most of us have probably felt it, upon meeting someone who seems to have it so together—the job, the spouse, the home, the wardrobe, the sense of nonchalance about it all—that for some reason, we automatically think less of ourselves. We wonder what we could ever offer such a person, how we would even have a conversation with them without blurting out something dumb about their shoes or the photo they posted on Instagram last Sunday. But if you’ve ever been told that you are intimidating, you know how strange it is to imagine that you, with your flaws and insecurities and weird habits, could ever produce such a feeling in another human.
It starts with a tiny white head, and before you know it, you’re pressing your fingers aggressively into your face trying to pop a massive pimple. It happens to the best of us—and usually with the best of intentions—but skin experts agree that the number one skin enemy is this type of picking and prodding in the first place. “I always advise clients not to pick because they can do serious damage,” says Molly Lamb, licensed esthetician and owner of Skin by Molly in Brooklyn, New York. “You can apply too much pressure, rupture the pore and, worst of all, leave behind a scar.” Also, Lamb notes that a pimple is a local infection. In other words, picking an infected pore (or hair follicle) spreads harmful bacteria, often causing a deeper, larger pimple and more blemishes.
Not seeing results from the skin care products you’ve been slathering on? It’s easy to be enticed by “miracle” creams and “game-changing” treatments, but not every ingredient out there will work best for your individual skin needs. In fact, certain ingredients, especially when used simultaneously, may cause more harm than good. Here are some signs dermatologists say signal your skin care routine needs a revamp.
I woke up on the morning of my 30th birthday, hungover, sunburned, and feeling humbled by the love around me. My closest friends from all over the country had journeyed to the Airbnb I rented in Jersey City, with a view of the Manhattan skyline. At the time, I had just finished a year-long trip around the world that fundamentally changed who I was, my career, and my perspectives for the future. I had packed on some extra pounds, thanks to 365 days of indulgences, and my heart had taken on the weight of humanity I experienced while trekking. The continents didn’t seem so spaced out anymore and people not all that different, even if we speak different languages. And yet, turning 30 felt foreign.
Like laugh lines and dark spots, gray hair is a natural sign of aging. In fact, you should consider your first silver strand a right of passage. For most, this happens in the late 30s or early 40s, but for others, premature grays can appear as early as 20 and under due to genetics.
Vacuum Butt Therapy: About, Efficacy, Safety, Side Effects, Cost & More. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, it’s still all about that base. Butt augmentation is the fastest-growing procedure in plastic surgery, with the number of procedures performed doubling since 2013, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Commonly known as the Brazilian butt lift, the procedure is performed using liposuction and fat transfer (and in some cases combined with gluteal implants) to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks.
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