Shopping for the perfect shoe: A soleful experience

Just as with everything in life, I didn't appreciate having pain-free feet until the situation changed. I had gone for a long walk one day wearing sandals (yes, color me stupid). The next morning I woke up, hopped out of bed, and winced. My feet were swollen and painful. After a week went by, I visited the doctor and was told (a) to invest in good quality walking shoes (and to use them!), and (b) to use ice and rest. As the pain gradually ebbed away, my determination to find the perfect shoe increased. But it wasn't exactly a shoe-in. ...more

Christmas Romance Novels Blend Magic Of Make-Believe With Seasonal Sweetness

Whether you're seeking to find the perfect gift for a romance lover or hoping to get in the Christmas spirit yourself, two charming books fulfill those goals....more

Got Anxiety Or Need A Reason To Smile? It's Time To 'Get Fuzzy'!

Recently, I was going through one of those times when the song "bad day" summed up my life. I was anxious, depressed and feeling so stressed that I couldn't sleep. Turning to help for one of the wisest dudes I know (who just happens to be my brother), I sought a suggestion."Read 'Get Fuzzy' books," he prescribed.I confess: I initially thought he had a personality change. My science professor brother recommending something warm and fuzzy?...more

Dance DVDs To Work Off Fat And Whoop Up Fun

Ever wish you could find a way to have fun while whittling your waistline and working off those extra calories from that hot fudge sundae topped with whipped cream (oops)? Count me among those who have longed to find the solution to that question. Now I have, thanks to the dance fitness DVDs below. ...more

Diet Despair? Turn It Into Diet Delight

Got diet despair? You're not alone.  There's something about dieting that reveals why the word diet includes the word "die."One solution: Challenge that depression by focusing on changing your lifestyle rather than dieting. Lifestyle changes can be simple, such as devoting one week to going from drinking five sodas a day to one. The next week, set yourself a new challenge, and so forth....more

Arctic Zero provides ice cream joy for dieters

If you love ice cream but are on a diet, consider Arctic Zero. The frozen desserts have satisfied my cravings for ice cream ever since I discovered them, and now they've come out with some new flavors that are even better. Cake Batter, for example, has just 35 calories for half a cup, with 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. It tastes just like licking that cake batter bowl. I also love the Toasted Coconut flavor, which has real coconut in it and also is just 35 calories a serving with a boost of protein and fiber. ...more

Teeth grinding & TMJ problems? Get help

I kept waking up with headaches and jaw pain, and thought maybe I was clenching my teeth at night. But after I broke a tooth, my dentist broke the bad news: I was grinding my teeth at night - and hard. What to do? The dentist recommended a mouth guard, as well as giving up caffeine prior to bed and using a warm washcloth to relax my jaw before I went to sleep. And one of the most challenging solutions he offered? Giving up chewing gum, which I chewed constantly....more

Is a cleanse diet right for you? 'Shred Power Cleanse' details

Cleanse diets have become increasingly popular in recent years. The idea of cleansing your body while shedding pounds, especially during the New Year, offers the appeal of a quick way to jump-start those New Year Resolutions....more

Jorge Cruise Explains How To Stay Full While Getting Slim

When it comes to weight loss, you can count each January on a new influx of diets promising the latest and greatest plans to take off the pounds....more

Choosing the right blender or juicer

If you're on a diet or trying to eat right, a blender or juicer can be your best friend. From smoothies to salad dressings, from fresh drinks to dips, a high quality blender provides a quick path to paradise.The issue: How do you choose the right one? After sampling a variety, I've had ones that broke within a month, or where the gizmo at the bottom cracked and rendered the entire thing useless. Ones that were hard to clean, or ones that just didn't work right....more