How to Make Your Own DIY Coffee Scrub

Make a great DIY coffee scrub, quickly and easily.  Prefect for gift giving, too.


I don’t know about you, but during the winter months, sometimes I tend to neglect my skin. I know – I’m such a bad person! I mean, I moisturize it and stuff, but I don’t tend to exfoliate my skin or deal with any of that kind of stuff. Especially on areas like my legs or my body where no one is really going to see it anyway. That’s where a really great exfoliating scrub. Like this DIY coffee scrub, comes into play.

This DIY coffee scrub has added benefits, too. Did you know that coffee is believed to help eliminate cellulite? It’s true! And the olive oil used in this DIY Coffee scrub helps to penetrate the top layer and into the middle layer of your skin, where the stretch marks like to hide. Whoa, right? The best part – the DIY coffee scrub is quick and easy to make, and affordable, too.

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Sleeping in the Digital Age | An Infographic

With today’s technology finding a prominent place in bedrooms, light emitted during sleeping hours has been having a profound impact on the quality of slumber. Think that means you simply need to have an extra cup of java in the morning?

Unfortunately, the effects are much more far-reaching than that. In fact, fatigue impairs alertness and has been linked to driving accidents resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths annually. Lack of sleep also contributes to significant weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and a weakened immune system. Sleep deprivation can also increase chances of developing depression by five times.

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Gym Personas – Which One Are You?

You’re at the gym and struggling to make it through your workout. Make the minutes go by faster by doing a little people watching. Keep an eye out for the “Gym Mom.” She’s dropped the kids at the club, totes a massive gym bag (hers and the tykes’ stuff, too) and has her favorite spot already secured in class. “Jack the Ripped” is bench-pressing loudly while “Mr. Personal Trainer” and his muscle shirt are getting plenty of use out of each machine on the floor. Don’t be surprised if he offers you a few tips.

Be impressed with the guy with the ear buds, multi-tasking while on the treadmill, getting business taken care of. Be aware of the gal with the phone in hand snapping her fifth selfie of herself hard at work — you don’t want to end up in the background dripping sweat in contrast to her perfectly coordinated makeup and ‘do. And, of course, there’s always that individual so clearly comfortable in her skin, baring her midriff and rocking the perfectly coordinated outfit.

For more information on how to identify the gym goers you can expect to see – or to figure out which of these categories you fall into – check out the descriptions on the following infographic.

Gym Personas – How to Spot the Regulars at In-Shape
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Is My Drinking Water Safe?


One of my goals for 2015 was to cut back on soda. Now, I had never really been much of a soda drinker for most of my life. I usually found it a little too sweet and a little too carbonated. I really only liked fruit flavored sodas – like orange or pineapple – and those are a little difficult to find. Then Mountain Dew Baja Blast was introduced. That is my crack. It became all too easy to swing by and pick one up.

Sooo…for 2015 I decided to cut back on soda. This means I’m drinking more water and more tea, which is made with water. I need to make sure that my drinking water is safe, though.

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling


When traveling, it’s important to protect your health so that you are healthy and happy when you arrive at your destination.  Especially with the recent Enterovirus and Ebola outbreaks. Some easy ways to stay healthy while traveling are to take supplements beforehand, practice good hygiene during your travels, keep moving and stay hydrated when traveling long distances. You’ll also want to be prepared with a first-aid kit.

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Easy Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

We all want to live a healthy lifestyle, don’t we?  Check out these easy tips to get a jump start!


The new year is right around the corner.  It seems that one of the resolutions that people always make is live a healthy lifestyle.  Whether it’s eating better, getting more exercise, or not really having a plan, this seems to be our joint goal.  Hey, I’ve made this pledge to live a healthy lifestyle myself.  Many times.

Getting into the habit of eating healthily and exercising regularly, are both important parts of living a healthy lifestyle. It may be hard at first, but once you get into a routine of making healthier choices, it will become much easier.


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Simple Steps to Take Care of Your Health


Taking stock of your health is vital. After all, your health is important. You don’t want to feel that you are in ill health. Sometimes, it can take us a while to start looking after ourselves. But, it’s better to do so sooner rather than later. Let me tell ya – once you hit 30, it’s all downhill!   Deciding to take care of your health will ensure that you feel physically and emotionally rejuvenated.


There are some great ways that you can make yourself feel better. You need to start looking at ways of looking better and feeling great. The best thing about this is that you don’t have to spend a fortune. Some simple lifestyle changes are all that is needed t take care of your health.

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How to Choose Air Filters For Your Family


Every homeowner needs to carefully consider what sort of air filter will be used in the house. A 3M Filtrete air filter from a place like Your Filter Connection is a good place to start, but there are many varieties of air filter to choose from. The homeowner needs to match the health needs of the family to the air filters that are placed in the furnace and the air conditioner.
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