7 Amazing Brands We Discovered at the Indie Beauty Expo

After struggling to launch her own brand as a successful aesthetician, Jillian Wright realized there was still a lack of support in the beauty industry for niche indie brands that needed to bridge the gap between consumers, retailers, and the press. With a whole lot of research and the help of a former client, Nader…

Healthy Bistro Style Steak Salad Recipe

Oven Baked French Fries • 3 pounds unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into strips or cubes • 2 tablesp olive oil • 1/2 teasp paprika • 1/2 teasp chili powder • 1/2 teasp pepper • 1/4 teasp salt Blue Cheese Dressing • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin olive oil • 1 tablespoon…

No. 1 Killer: Cancer is Catching up to Heart Disease

More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground as the No. 1 killer. In 22 states, more people died from cancer during 2014 than from heart disease, new data from the National Vital Statistics System indicated. This is a substantial uptick from 2002, when only two states (Alaska and Minnesota) recorded…

Is a Vegan Diet Dangerous? Germany Thinks So

Is being vegan dangerous to your health? Following the rise in popularity of veganism in its capitol city of Berlin, Germany has released a reactionary statement asserting that the diet is hazardous, especially for children and pregnant women. This is a surprising move from the government, especially as many consider Berlin at the forefront of…

Brain Scans of Brazilian Babies Show Array of Zika Effects

The images tell a heartbreaking story: Zika’s calamitous attack on the brains of babies — as seen from the inside. A study of brain scans and ultrasound pictures of 45 Brazilian babies whose mothers were infected with Zika in pregnancy shows that the virus can inflict serious damage to many different parts of the fetal…

4 Heart-Healthy Recipes

Treat your family to these heart-healthy recipes at your next get-together. By providing your family members with a well-balanced diet, you can encourage nutritious habits that can improve their heart health. Consider making one – or all – of these delicious and dishes for your loved ones. 1. Filet Mignon with Arugula Salad This protein-packed…

How to Make Fruit Sushi

(For about 10 sushi) You need: 2 cups + 2 tablespoons whole milk* 8 tablespoons risotto rice Zest of 1 organic lemon 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract 2 to 3 tablespoons blond cane sugar, or more, according to taste 1 organic green apple, cored and sliced (squeeze some lemon juice on top to prevent discoloration)…

How to Remove Literally Every Type of Makeup

Confession time. No matter how much I obsess about beauty, I am the worst when it comes to makeup removal. I will fully admit there have been nights where I slap a wipe across my face and call it quits, only to wake up with crusty remnants of my creation from the night before. We’ve…

Quick and Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast!

Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. Breakfast immediately raises the body’s energy level and restores the blood glucose level to normal after an overnight fast. It also raises the muscle and liver glycogen stores…

8 Citrus Fruits You Should be Eating More

Aside from the lemon and orange there are other citrus fruits that you need to try. Alternating these yummy citrus in your diet will add a little more flavor to the mix. Here are 8 citrus fruits you probably have never heard or tried Finger Lime This Australian based fruit is known as the “citrus…

Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles

Servings: 5 Ingredients: 1 pint fresh raspberries 1 1/2 tablespoons water 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons honey (for dipping, optional) 1 cup granola Popsicle sticks (or plastic forks and spoons) Directions: 1. Mash up the raspberries. 2. Mix Greek yogurt, raspberries, water and 3/4 cup of granola. 3. Place mixture into popsicle mold (or…

Couscous-Stuffed Chicken

Stuff chicken breasts with a savory mixture of couscous, tomato, olive and feta cheese for an elegant, Mediterranean-style meal that’s fit for company. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed breast half) Total time: 45 Minutes Ingredients: 1/3 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup uncooked couscous 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon black pepper,…