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Drinking Seltzer at Night Is Unlikely to Lead to Gut Issues Unless You Have These Conditions

If you have a pulse in 2021, odds are good that you drink some form of sparkling water on the regular. It’s addictive—science even says so! And while seltzer can be oh-so-satisfying to swallow at anytime of day, it’s an especially tasty chaser for, say, alcoholic beverages consumed with dinner (as a last-ditch effort to hydrate before bed, amirite?). Which begs the question: Is it okay to pop a top and chug at night, or will late-night bubbles do damage to your gut?
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This Is the Best Crock Pot Ever, According to Over 19,000 Amazon Reviewers

Slow cookers can be life-changing, especially if you’re the type of person who abhors doing dishes or simply cannot summon the will to cook dinner after a long day of work. It’s basically as simple as tossing your ingredients in and then letting your crock pot do it’s thing. And according to Amazon reviewers, the best crock pot is (drumroll please) the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Timer ($45).
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Grab Your Wallet, Because This Week’s Saturn Square Uranus Transit Focuses on Financial Health

As the curtain opens on a new week, two of our most giant planets are having a dance-off, and the world’s their stage. And just like the “bad boy” dance rumble in the final sequence the film Center Stage, this scene that unfolds with the Saturn square Uranus transit may play out in our minds forever. (Note: It can’t just be me who thinks about that scene from the movie often.)
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What It’s Like to Get Under Eye Filler—And What To Know Before You Book an Appointment

The early 2000s ushered in a cosmetic era where low-downtime, no-downtime procedures could—at last!—stand in for cosmetic surgeries. Botox, for example, received FDA approval to soften lines in 2002 and has sold 100 million vials since, and a few years later, Restalyne-L, a hyaluronic-acid filler used to add back volume lost in the face, was also approved for use in the United States. Over the course of the past two decades, the use of fillers has sky rocketed, and the latest pandemic-era data from the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank shows that the use of fillers is up 75 percent in 2020 as compared to 2019. One of the most talked about areas for filler use? The under eyes.
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3 Heavy Whipping Cream Substitutes That Serve As Dairy-Free Alternatives

Heavy whipping cream is often a kitchen staple. From thickening up creamy pasta sauces and tasty bisques, to serving as the base for frozen ice creams and custards, the decadent dairy ingredient has a variety of uses that are all delicious. Unfortunately, it isn’t the most inclusive option. It’s a dairy product, which means it’s not vegan or vegetarian friendly. It can also be tough on the gut. Especially for those with, um, sensitive stomachs, the extra cream can be suuuper tough to digest and can easily upset a fragile tummy.
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Not Eating Meat at Dinner Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease by 10%

It’s been well established that incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet is beneficial for your overall health (and the health of the planet, too!). Now, new research further suggests that the time of day at which you replace meat portions with plants makes a substantial difference; specifically, a new study’s found that sticking to a plant-based diet at dinner can reduce your risk of heart disease by 10 percent.
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These Are the Knives a 3-Time ‘Chopped’ Winner Says Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen

You can outfit your kitchen with an Instant Pot, air fryer, and blender, but there’s something about owning a knife set that really makes you feel like a chef. What’s more, having cutting options at your disposal, other than butter and steak knives, means mastering whatever new recipe you’re working on will be that much more likely. “Using the ‘right’ knives when cooking allows you to be faster in the kitchen and make your life easier when it comes to cooking,” says chef and culinary consultant Adriana Urbina (a three-time winner of the Food Network’s Chopped—NBD or anything).
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‘This $15, Self-Heating Sheet Mask Is the Most-Relaxing One I’ve Ever Tried’

There’s nothing I love more than a good sheet mask, yet I’ll be the first to admit that they’re kind of all the same. Though they come in different formulas from soothing to brightening, I know that, in the end, I’m getting a wet, cool mask that will leave me feeling glowy. But, I recently discovered a new, self-heating mask that’s completely disrupting the sheet mask game: the Immunocologie lava mask ($15).
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How To Grow Tomatoes Properly, According to a Gardening Expert

There are few things more quintessentially summer than learning how to grow tomatoes. Whether turned into a chilled gazpacho, sliced and sandwiched between two toasty pieces of bread, or just eaten straight off the vine, the versatility of the almighty tomato may just make it the most-revered fruit in your pantry. (Yes, it is a fruit.)
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Here’s How To Tell if Your Activewear Is Actually Meant for Working Out

Back in 2009, you couldn’t read a fashion magazine or blog without seeing the phrase “leggings are not pants.” I once believed this, taking a stance that leggings were meant just for working out or for wearing under tunics with a big belt. One, LOL. Two, in recent years I have seen the light, and the majority of my wardrobe is comprised of leggings and other athleisure essentials. But with the prominence of athleisure comes a tricky question: when it comes to workout clothes vs. loungewear, how do you know which is which?
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7 Creative Cherry Recipes That Go Far Beyond Cherry Pie

Cherry pie is a delicious dessert, but it’s certainly not the only way to use cherries as an ingredient. As the warm summer months ripen these ruby-red beauties, there are countless ways to cook with them. From refreshing smoothies to pre-workout snacks, the tart (or sweet!) cherry can do it all with the right recipes. They’re also extremely nutritious and can aid in post-workout recovery, improved sleep, and reducing inflammation, just to name a few benefits.
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A 7-Year Cycle In Astrology Can Dramatically Shift the Course of Your Life—Here’s How To Navigate the Energy

If you think back to seven years ago, your life probably looks quite different now than it did then. And astrologically speaking, this timeframe holds significance. In astrology, what’s known as a seven-year cycle can dramatically shift our reality and human existence. Every—you guessed it—seven years, there are shifts and changes in the cosmos that influence the energies in our lives in major ways. “[The number] seven marks as a catalyst for people’s lives, whether that’s on a collective scale or personal scale,” says London-based astrologer Sade, who goes by Sade the Astrology Vixen.
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As We Become More Equipped To Discuss Race, Interracial Relationships Are Getting Seen With the Nuance They Deserve

Nkechi Njaka and Myisha Battle launched the Dating White podcast on June 11, 2020, on the eve of Loving Day, which commemorates the 1967 anniversary of the legalization of interracial marriage in the United States. Their aim was to explore “the beautiful, heartbreaking, and nuanced stories of interracial dating” that they felt still lacked depth and widespread understanding. The launch also came 17 days after George Floyd was murdered by a police officer, which sparked a summer of intense racial-justice activism.
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7 Foundations for Mature Skin That Makeup Artists Can’t Stop Recommending to Clients Over 50

Because skin changes as we age, each decade brings about an entirely new set of needs, and dermatologists are constantly recommending routine swaps for your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. In addition to adding skin-supporting ingredients into your daily regimen—like retinoids and peptides—you may also want to consider switching up your cosmetic lineup to include foundation for mature skin.
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5 Things That Actually Work To Control Mosquitos, According to an Entomologist

Mosquito bites seem almost inevitable in the summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and accept it as fate (even those of us who are especially appetizing to the insects). Being covered in itchy bumps is not my plan for the summer. But since it’s tricky to choose the right mosquito repellent, I asked David Price, associate certified entomologist for Mosquito Joe, to explain exactly how to control mosquitos with products that actually work.
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Acne Treatments Cost Americans $1.2 Billion Every Year—Here Are the Ones That Actually Work so You Aren’t Wasting Your Money

Nothing can convince you to rush order a skin-care product—and shell out for overnight shipping—quite like a surprise breakout, which could explain why according to a statistic from the American Academy of Dermatology, Americans spend $1.2 billion dollars each year on the treatment of acne and the “lost productivity” of seeking a solution from a doc. Of course, the only thing worse than the breakouts themselves is finally getting the product you’ve been waiting for in the mail… only to realize that it doesn’t actually work.
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‘I’m an Epidemiologist, and This Is What You Need To Know About the COVID-19 Delta Variant’

After months of steady decline in COVID-19 cases, the United Kingdom is experiencing an uptick due to the Delta variant. Also known as B.1.617., the coronavirus variant has taken over as the dominant strain in the UK, and health officials warn that the same thing happen in the United States. The Delta variant is proving more harmful than the original, or Alpha, version of the virus, says Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, founding director of the epidemiology program at the University of Delaware.
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6 High-Protein Pasta Salad Recipes for Your Next Summer Get-Together

Pasta salad is easy enough to throw together for a large group and the leftovers often taste even better the next day. Most healthy pasta salad recipes only require a few fresh ingredients, like mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, olives, or grilled chicken, which makes it a budget-friendly dinner idea for a family, too. In fact, there’s really no wrong way to make a pasta salad if you’re feeling creative.