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When you hear “cake smash,” you’re probably thinking of those cute, messy photos of a baby’s first birthday, right? Well, that didn’t stop Regina Overman from running with the idea to have her own cake smash photoshoot when she turned 60.

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Today 40 is the new 30, the age of wisdom and youth all wrapped into one. You’re self-aware. You take risks. You’re ready to take on the world.

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I turned 40 and threw myself a roller skating birthday party. I rented out the whole rink and rolled myself around on that black-lit oval until I was dizzy with happiness.

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When I first decided to breastfeed my babies, I joined a Facebook group called Mama’s Milk Cafe. Emily Fite, a lactation consultant in the group, answers questions, shares her expertise and guides other moms through their breastfeeding journeys. Breastfeeding happens to play a key role in at…

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Even as St. Joseph boomed with new Zumba enthusiasts, Amy Shores Sharp sensed she wasn’t just jumping on a bandwagon for a short-lived fad when she also got into the Latin-dance-based fitness craze 11 years ago.

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You’ve been envious of your best friend’s red highlights for weeks, but you’re not brave enough to try it on your own hair. Consider this your sign to go for it, because multicolor hair is in.

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Do you think your name suits you? Is there a unique story behind your name?

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Fingers, brushes and sponges are the most common ways to apply foundation. While everyone has their preferred method, it’s good to know the pros and cons of each. Ultimately, the tool used depends on the product and the end look you’re trying to achieve.

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I don’t know one female on the planet who enjoys having a period. If we are lucky, our bodies will be kind and predictable.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered nearly aspect of our lives, including how we stay fit. As fitness apps and online classes have surged, so have the number of people joining social media fitness groups.

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Wanting transfer-proof makeup isn’t a revolutionary concept. Long before mask mandates, there was a demand to keep foundation and powders off of clothing. So how do you keep foundation off of your face mask?

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COVID may be running rampant, but couples still are getting engaged every day. Weddings aren’t completely off the table, it’s simply important to stay up to date with changing guidelines and precautions to ensure a safe, fun wedding and reception for couples and their guests.

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Seeing loved ones at a safe distance -- and in some cases, not seeing them at all -- has been hard for even the most introverted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exercise and fitness apps can help meet your wellness goals, but good health doesn’t end there. From meditation and tracking water intake and sleep to knowing what’s in your food, thousands of apps are available to support the rest of your health.

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We are all too familiar with flu symptoms: fever, chills, cough, body aches, fatigue and so on. Thank goodness we get a reprieve during the summer when our risk of getting the flu lessens.

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Unless you’ve been there, you don’t know. You can imagine and have empathy, but you don’t know. Thank God I had my amazing friend, Alissa, there for emotional support, or I would not have survived.

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There’s no doubt our reliance on phones, tablets and computers will continue. But with this persistent exposure, is there a risk to our eyes? Is there anything that can be done to protect our vision?

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As the new year begins and resolutions are now demanding to be kept or broken, the decision on whether or not to partner with a personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals can be daunting.

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Have you ever wondered what your hairdresser thinks about the crazy clients who walk through the door? Because WE are never the crazy ones, right? We asked a few local stylists what they wish their clients knew. Here's what they had to say.

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Some days during the cold months I either can't get out of bed or don't want to. I'm achy, tired and have the chills, but it's not from the conventional flu. My wife calls it “man flu,”which she sees as exaggerated and phony cold symptoms. She thinks I make having a cold worse than it really…

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The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book and get lost in a story. In fact, a 2015 Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn't read a single book in the previous 12 months.

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While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside.

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Spunky pups and curious kittens draw the attention of people eager to welcome new pets into their families. As pets begin to age, owners of senior animals may find that they struggle with their pets emergent needs in this stage of life.

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From providers to treatments, it’s hard to know where to begin in the realm of complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM.

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Our bodies need water, and we all know we should probably drink more of it. But sometimes it’s hard to get excited about drinking plain old water. Try infused water to stay hydrated and to add some health benefits and flavor. You can even use it as a way to get your kids to drink more water.

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A good day begins with a fresh outlook and a fresh face. A decent facial scrub can help with that.

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Long, fluttery eyelashes have been a beauty staple since the first mascara was launched more than 100 years ago.

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I already miss December. Not because of the tinsel, gift-giving and festive parties. No, my sadness comes because the moment the calendar changes, so do the food rules. The days of eating grandma's fudge and extra helpings of Aunt Milly's stuffing are over, and we replace the indulgent menu …

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They’re long-lasting, they don’t evaporate and added fillers like water or alcohol aren’t included. Perfume oils are the basis for department store perfumes and colognes, but without the markup.

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Most women probably remember the first time they were allowed to buy makeup. While my cousin's first experience with cosmetics was at a Clinique counter, my mom took me to the drugstore for a tube of brown Maybelline mascara, a Covergirl powder and a clear lip gloss.