Don’t believe shaving myths

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Contrary to popular belief, shaving hair doesn’t make it grow back thicker. And shaving doesn’t affect how dark your hair is or how fast it grows. Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip that can feel coarse as the hair grows out. During this phase, the hair might appear darker or thicker, but it’s not.












Don’t believe shaving myths

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Contrary to popular belief, shaving hair doesn’t make it grow back thicker. And shaving doesn’t affect how dark your hair is or how fast it grows. Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip that can feel coarse as the hair grows out. During this phase, the hair might appear darker or thicker, but it’s not.












Don’t believe shaving myths

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Contrary to popular belief, shaving hair doesn’t make it grow back thicker. And shaving doesn’t affect how dark your hair is or how fast it grows. Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip that can feel coarse as the hair grows out. During this phase, the hair might appear darker or thicker, but it’s not.












3 ways to avoid secondhand smoke

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Want to avoid secondhand smoke? Try these tips: 1. Don’t allow smoking in your home or vehicle. Opening windows and using fans doesn’t eliminate secondhand smoke exposure. 2. Choose smoke-free care facilities for children and aging loved ones. 3. Patronize businesses with no-smoking policies.












Try these quick, fun breakfast options

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Don’t skip breakfast, even if it’s become a bore. Change it up with these healthy breakfast options: 1. A whole-wheat pita stuffed with hard-boiled eggs. 2. Leftover vegetable pizza. 3. A tortilla filled with vegetables, salsa and low-fat shredded cheese. 4. A smoothie blended from fruits, some low-fat yogurt and a spoonful of wheat germ. 5. Whole-wheat crackers with low-fat cheese or peanut butter.












Simple ways to cook healthier

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Capture the flavor and retain the nutrients in foods without adding excessive amounts of fat or salt with these tips: 1. Use herbs and spices instead of salt. 2. When steaming food, use a flavorful liquid or add seasonings to the water to enhance the flavor. 3. Stir-fry a meal, since you need only a small amount of oil or cooking spray for this cooking method.












Disagreements about sex? Time to talk

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Over time, couples may find that their sexual needs change or get out of sync. Many factors can affect sexual desire, from stress, illness and aging to family, career and social commitments. When sexual issues arise, be open and honest with your partner about your needs and concerns. If your difficulties persist, it may be helpful to discuss your feelings with a counselor.












Put a leash on anger

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Do you find yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in traffic? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion, but it’s important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health and your relationships. To get your anger under control, try these tips: 1.Take a timeout from the situation. 2. When you’re calm, express your concern. 3. Use humor to defuse tensions. It may be challenging at first, but with time and effort, healthy responses may come naturally.












Antibiotics 101

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Do your part to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections. It’s as easy as counting to three: 1. Don’t expect your doctor to prescribe antibiotics for viral illnesses, such as the common cold. 2. Never take antibiotics that were prescribed for another person. 3. When you need antibiotics, follow your doctor’s orders for taking them.












Grapefruit and meds don’t mix

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Grapefruit juice can alter the effects of several kinds of drugs, including statins (taken for high cholesterol) and some blood pressure medications. The same goes for whole grapefruit and any grapefruit products. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new prescription if it interacts with any foods. If the answer is yes, ask whether you need to eliminate that food from your diet.












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