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The Very Convincing Argument for Changing Your Sleep Position, Stat

If you, like me, always find yourself waking up to the ring of your alarm while lying on your stomach with your face smashed into […]

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The Checkup: The Skin-Clearing Drink Your Fridge Should Be Stocked With

• Kombucha. It’s all the rage — taking over the drink section at Whole Foods, on tap at your local watering hole, and even in […]

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The Checkup: Noooo! These Common Bad Shower Habits Are Destroying Your Skin 

• Ack! If you’re anything like me, you’re making a number of these common shower mistakes, like rinsing your conditioner out of your hair after […]

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The Checkup: The Inflammation-Fighting Ingredient You Can Add to Anything 

• If you’ve been to Whole Foods lately, you know: Turmeric, a root known for its inflammation-fighting powers, is EVERYWHERE, from the spice aisle to […]

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The Checkup: The Simple Trick Dietitians Swear By to Avoid Overeating 

• Raise your hand if, come lunchtime, you’re ready to shovel your entire tupperware of quinoa salad into your face in one forkful? Same. But […]

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To Pop a Pimple or Not to Pop a Pimple?

The other day, my lovely friend and coworker came into my office, and, while I usually love her, at this moment, I really, really hated […]

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The Checkup: The 10 Best Sunscreens (And the Ones You Should Throw Away)

• Every year, the Environmental Working Group puts out its much-anticipated ranking of the best sunscreens. Making the list of best sunscreens this year are […]

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The Checkup: The Best Beers to Reach for If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

• Only about eight more hours ’til the freakin’ weekend, my dear friends! If you plan on kicking it off with a beer, but don’t […]

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The Checkup: Why You Regain Weight You’ve Lost, According to a Dietitian 

• Talk of losing weight only to gain it back — and then some — has been all over the place for the past week, thanks […]

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The Checkup: WTF Is Sugar Face? (And Do You Have It?)

• Apparently, sugar face, like sushi face, is a thing. And according to Dr. Harold Lancer, dermatologist to flawless stars like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, […]

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The One Change I Made to My Diet That (Finally!) Cleared Up My Skin

Starting about five months ago, for about 20 workdays straight, I began each morning by walking into fellow Be Well Philly writer Emily Leaman’s office, […]

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The Toxic Skincare Ingredients Hiding in Your Beauty Products

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales of secretly damaging ingredients in everything from your shampoo to your lipstick. But how are you supposed to discern […]

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This Is Your Skin on Sugar 

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with Jolene Hart, the author of Eat Pretty, about the wonders of hemp seeds when she mentioned the link […]

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Why Your Soy Latte Addiction Could Be Destroying Your Skin

I am probably the soy industry’s leading consumer: Most days, I drink a Starbucks soy chai in the morning, have a quinoa salad with tofu […]

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The $7 Face Mask That Will Make You Believe in Face Masks

I’m not easily sold on face masks. I used to try them all, from made-at-home avocado masks to cost-me-one-month’s-worth-of-disposable-income mud masks from Sephora, but none […]