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The Checkup: The Major Mistake You’re Making With Lemon Water

• You’ve probably got a pretty potent anti-aging ingredient lying on your kitchen counter: Lemons. According to functional medicine doctor Taz Bhatia, Vitamin C is a key ingredient […]

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This Facial Feature Could Be the Key to Looking Younger, Study Says

If you want to shave some years off of your age without resorting to needles — after all, the Real Housewives franchise is basically one […]

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5 Foods a Health and Fitness Editor Has in the Fridge at All Times

After years of writing about health and wellness for a living, I have both read and received first-hand a ton of advice on what I should be […]

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The Checkup: The No-Sink-Necessary Way to Wash Your Face After the Gym

• The gym-bag necessity you’re missing? Micellar water. The water contains oil molecules that work double-duty to remove dirt and hydrate skin, and it can […]

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The Checkup: The Surprising Food Swap That Could Ease Your Anxiety

• We’re all aware that the foods we eat can impact how we feel physically and emotionally, right? But would you ever guess that eating more carbs and less protein could […]

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The Checkup: The Daily Exercise You Should Be Doing (But Aren’t)

• We hear you: You’ve already penciled all your workouts for the week into your calendar. (And we applaud you.) Still, there’s one type of exercise […]

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The Checkup: The Breakout-Banishing Smoothie to Chug When Your Skin Has Turned on You

• As I type this, I am trying my best to not be distracted by the piercing sensation of a nagging pimple attempting to break […]

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Best of Philly 2017: Acupuncture Is the New Botox

Philadelphia magazine’s brand new Best of Philly issue has arrived, both online and on newsstands. In the issue, you’ll find the best in everything from fitness studios to brow […]

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The Checkup: The Overlooked Sleep Mistake That’s Sabotaging Your Skin

• If the last time you bought a new pillow was before Kim Kardashian met Kris Humpries, you might want to head to the store […]

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10 Dos and Dont’s of Dealing With Sunburn, According to Philly Skincare Pros

So, we all know that sunburn is something that should be avoided at all costs. I mean, at this point, using sunscreen is a no-brainer. […]

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The Checkup: A Full Year’s Worth of Totally Doable Weight-Loss Tips

• BuzzFeed is an unlikely treasure trove of weight-loss tips. And being the kind people they are, they’ve compiled a bunch of their useful weight-loss […]

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2017 Guide to Sunscreens: The Best Sunscreens (and What Belongs in the Garbage)

The Environmental Working Group just released their much-anticipated annual Guide to Sunscreens— and, based on their report, you have plenty of reasons to be wary […]

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Fact: Your Showers Are Probably Way Too Long, Experts Say

I used to loathe showering just as much as I loathe anyone who unnecessarily takes up two subway seats during morning rush hour. I am well […]

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The Checkup: The Tricky Ways Yogurt Can Sabotage Your Healthy-Eating Plans

• 7.7 billion dollars. That, my friends, is how much Americans spend on yogurt every year. I’ll give you a moment to wrap your brain around […]

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The Checkup: How This Common Ingredient Could Be Making You Fat 

• Put dooooown the salt shaker: New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that folks were hungrier when they were on higher-sodium […]