You might like The Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Teeth Like scoring a big promotion or a date with your longtime crush, a luminous, white smile is the stuff that dreams are made of. And it's no wonder, considering how much the appearance of our teeth affects our image. Case in point: Research shows people with whiter teeth are perceived as more socially competent, smarter, more satisfied with their relationships, and more psychologically adjusted.
“Even though you're chubby, you're still beautiful,” a sweet older lady said to me after my performance as Dancing Girl No. 4 in Tacoma's finest community theater production of Crazy for You . The woman said it with such heart, as if I needed to know how remarkable it was that I managed to perform the spectacular feat of being presentable while fat.
Maybe we spend way too much time on Pinterest, but when we first heard about dry brushing, it sounded like a skin-care miracle. Proponents of the technique claim dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, unclogs pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, reduces cellulite, and basically gives you the skin of your dreams.
If you missed it, read the down-low on what Greatist's Renew Year Challenge is all about. Share on Pinterest College is great for learning how to chug. Today we're challenging you to utilize those skills, but on a different (and non-alcoholic) beverage: water. H2O fuels workouts, keeps you full, and can even help you relax in five minutes or less.
Photo by Justin Singh Think reaching for something sweet will cure the blues? Trust us, there are better options. Research suggests sugar actually does little to boost mood, and the body's reaction to sweet treats might actually leave us feeling worse in the long run. To keep positive - and beat a grumbling stomach - choose healthier, more filling options high in protein and fiber like “ants on a log” or an apple with almond butter!
The Guardian - I Am a 90-year-old Bodybuilder (via Claudine Morgan) Think working out regularly is tough now? Imagine what it'll be like at age 90. Or, even better, let's let bodybuilder Charles Eugster tell us instead. Yup, it's the story so nice we posted about it twice. Wall Street Journal - A Surfer and a Phenom at Her Very Core (via John Chock) The story of surfer Bethany Hamilton's stunning transformation and recovery after her tragic shark attack, featuring not only her grit, but also her work out regime, diet, and playlist.