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Six Foods that Nourish Your Hair and Skin from Within

According to a recent survey, if you’re a woman, you’ll spend nearly $4,000 per year, or $250,000 over the course of your life, on beauty products like hair care, makeup, lotions and creams. Research shows that beautiful skin and hair is more about what you put in your body not on it. A less expensive — and more effective — way to get gorgeous is with adequate sleep, daily sun protection, and a healthy, balanced diet.

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Researchers of a sedentary lifestyle study have good news for office workers who find themselves trapped behind a desk every day from 9 to 5. The negative health effects created by long hours of sitting down can be reduced by daily exercise. The study looked at data from 16 previous studies, mainly involving...

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Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

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