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Cocoa Butter Cream
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Hair Detangler
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DIY Eyelash Adhesive
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July 4th Nail Polish Idea
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Health Issues After Quitting Smoking

Since Aug. I have had a sore throat on the right side with on/off ear pain. The ENT said it is a cyst, not a big deal he said. I quit smoking and thought it would get better, no. I gained 20 pounds.

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Remedies for Hair Damaged by Perm
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Build Your Own Emergency Medical Kit

It's terribly important to have a medical kit in a convenient place, and I've also found that it's important to have one that's portable, so you can grab it in an emergency.

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Asking My Mom To Let Me Shave

My name is Katie and I am 14 years old. I am a freshman in high school, and I dont shave. I would really like to but I am just too afraid to ask my mom. I am so embarresd by it and I need your adivce. I was wondering if I should just start (buy my own razors and go for it) or if I should just ask my mom.

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Remedies for Pain from Wearing Dentures
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How Long Should You Wait Before Re-dyeing Hair?
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Extending the Life of Razor Blades

Wherever you live, razors are left in an environment of heat, humidity, wet, and steamy air. If you look closely at your razor, it is most likely either molded or rusty.

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Stopping the Itch from Chigger Bites

First, I want to say this: I know there are some people who are going to want to give me a lecture on the evils of bleach, especially putting it in any form on your skin. Please don't - especially if you've never had a chigger bite!

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Coloring Hair at Home
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Getting Hair Color Back to Natural After Dyeing
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Use Dog Tag for Medical Information
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Vinegar For Scars And Age Spots

I had a really bad dark, ugly scar after a C-section. Over the counter remedies didn't work. Then an old past beauty queen told me about vinegar.

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Beware of Drug Interactions

My father has been feeling incredibly ill lately. He has been suffering from muscle aches, weakness, vomiting, shaking, just to list a few. I visited him last week and noticed he had a huge load of medications he was instructed to take daily.

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What to do About Armpit Odor

Since my first child I've had the problem of arm pit odor. I'm thinking it has something to do with my hormone levels changing, but haven't had it checked yet. What have you tried, I've tried practically all the brands of deodorants including some men's brands, crystals, alcohol, and apple cider vinegar to no avail.

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Acne on My Forehead

I wonder if anyone can give me some advice on ACNE I have on my forehead. I am 22 and still suffer really bad. I feel that other people are laughing at me when I go out and call me butters, ugly etc. Any advice would be great.

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Homemade Pimple Treatment

How do I make a homemade pimple remover? My mom says that I'm too young to buy proactiv and other products that I think are great, but I need help! I need a fast, simple, easy way to get rid of my pimples before school starts.

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How to Talk to Mother About Shaving Legs

I am afraid to ask my mom to shave but i hate my legs I have tried to bring up the subject but I keep chickening out. Please help me.

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Getting Rid of a Tan

I have had a tan for many years now. I have tried everything to get rid of it. Should I use lemon juice?

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Alka Seltzer for Urinary Tract Infections?

I read recently that Alka Seltzer helps with urinary tract infections. I can't remember where I read this or how/when to take the Alka Seltzer. Can anyone out there help me?

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Save on Your Gym Membership
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Travel with Medications in Original Containers

I recently saw a tip from someone advising you to put your medications in those convenient daily containers when going on trips to avoid carrying the medicine bottles. I would strongly advise that you not do this!

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Update from Connie

I would like to let everyone know that I had another scan of my body this past Friday and the cancer is now in remission. The scan showed no spreading of the cancer, thank goodness. I'm to have another check-up in two months and will be seeing a new oncologist for the continuation of the check-ups or anything else that will be required.

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Do Acne Scars Go Away?

Do Acne Scars Go Away? I have pimples on my head and I am addicted to popping them. They leave scars that are darker than my skin on my forehead. I was wondering if these scars are permanent or do they go away if they go away?

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Alternatives to Band Aids

Does anyone have any ideas for substitutes for Band Aids? It seems that certain parts of my skin, i.e. inside forearm, tummy, back of hand, etc., have become very sensitive to the adhesive.

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Minor Burn Remedy

If you ever get a light burn on your fingers, my grandmother always said to bury your fingers in your scalp for a little while. It will take the heat away. And, also she would put dirt in a bowl and add water and make mud. It's a cooling reaction and, it works.

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Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub

I have discovered the most amazing face & body scrub straight from my own kitchen! Take a 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and 1 Tbsp. of any extract (I've tried vanilla and mint - but not together!).

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Controlling Body Odor

I am a 15 year old and I have really bad body odor. I sweat a lot which does not help at all. It's usually when I sweat that the odor starts and people are reporting me to the health aid and making fun of me before class starts.

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Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Cold and flu season is upon us so here are some good old fashioned home remedy standbys for sore throats.

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Painful Pressure in the Back of the Head

My boyfriend has anxiety disorder, and for the last few months, he has been having pressure in the back of his head. He says it feels like his head is being squeezed in a vice, or a tightly wrapped bandage on his head. It makes his anxiety much worse, and he always feels like going to the ER for this. He has been there 2 times last month in the same week for this, and the doctors have done numerous tests on him, and everything came out fine. What can this be, and how can he get rid of this?

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Opinions About Mineral Makeup

I have seen a lot about mineral makeup. Have any of you tried it? It sounds great, but I would like to know other's experience before I buy some. It is quite pricey.

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Skin Infection Left Scar-like Patch on Face

I have a rash on my face. The doctor prescribed an antifungal cream and medications. The itchy nature of my skin has disappeared, but a patch is visible on my face. How long will it take to get rid of the scar like nature?

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Re-dyeing Hair
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Easy Galaxy Nail Art
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Newspaper Nail Art
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Quit Smoking by Changing Your Routine
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Celery For Heartburn

After a meal, my friend took out a long stalk of celery from her purse, and began eating it. She told me that she had been living on Tums since she was young, but had just recently tried celery.

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Caring For Long Hair
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Orajel For Mosquito Bites

This is a sure fix for mosquito bites. Every time I get bitten by a mosquito, I use Orajel or any toothache gel medicine and it works! It stops the itching instantly and will not itch again. I have done this for years.

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Perspiration Problems

My niece has a problem with perspiration under her arms. She is only 16 years old. She has used every kind of antiperspirant imaginable but she still sweats badly and hates this problem.

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Solutions for Puffy Hair

I have puffy hair and it's wavy so when I try to straighten it, it doesn't work. It gets a little better but not much. I want to know how to get it to calm down and not be so dang puffy.

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Adding Highlights After Dyeing Hair

I dyed my hair light brown on Monday. Is it okay to add a highlights after 2 days? I'm going to use a boxed highlights as well.

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Keeping Track of Medications

I take a lot of medication due to my illnesses. To help me sort my medications, I mark the top of the identical bottles with an AM, NOON, or PM and some with both.

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Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails

Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails. Will getting an acrylic overlay mess up my beautiful natural nails?

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Using Elmer's Glue To Make Hair Spikes

I'm going to try elmers glue to put my hair in spikes... does it come out easy!? mohawk chick

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Removing Under Eye Bags in the Morning

Getting rid of bags under your eyes in the morning is really simple. This tip has helped me when I look like a monster in the morning.

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Advice for a Broken Arm

My 13 year old son, Ethan broke his arm yesterday afternoon, walking home from school. He was climbing over a fence and slipped, falling onto the cement sidewalk. We took him straight to the emergency room, where they put on a temporary splint.

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Clothing for Shoulder Surgery and Other Tips

I recently underwent orthoscopic rotator cuff surgery and the first thing that came to mind was what type of clothing should I need. Here's an easy and inexpensive way to create a type of clothing that is simple to make and very accommodating for wearing home from the hospital, to the physical therapy sessions and follow up visit with your surgeon.

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Liquid Bandage For Covering Pimples

I get pimples quite often. I noticed a while back that my liquid makeup and foundations would cover everything except my pimples, and that would make them stand out even more.

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Tips for Cold Prevention And Treatment
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Acne Remedies
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Removing a Ring That Is Stuck On Your Finger

Tips for removing a ring that is stuck on your finger. Post your ideas.

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Save Those Nursery Monitors

I was going to get rid of the nursery monitor I had used for my grandchildren, but just hadn't gotten around to doing so. My mother-in-law had surgery and had to stay with us for a while when she got out of the hospital.

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Curves Women's Gym

Reviews on Curves exercise place? I am thinking of re-joining after 4 years. Just wondering if it got any better, or is it still like a crowded herd of cattle just going around in a circle, and does it really make anyone lose weight?

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White Iodine for Weak Fingernails

I have received so many great tips and information from this site that I thought I was over-due for a pay-back.

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Homemade Cures for Poison Ivy

Does anyone know of some homemade cures for poison ivy?

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Tips for Sleeping with a Mohawk Haircut

How do I keep my mohawk from getting smashed everytime I sleep so I dont have to do it every morning!

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Re-dyeing Hair

I recently dyed my hair at the salon from a dark brown/almost black to a lighter brown balayage type of color. I want to dye it back since I think it was poorly done, the colors don't blend well and I just overall don't like it. I got it done about five days ago, should I wait longer?

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Finding Free or Low Cost Dentures

I am on SSI and have to have new dentures. I live on a very low income and my husband is trying to get his SSI and is unemployed. We both need dentures; is there any place that has free or low cost denture care?

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Banana Peel Sleepy Tea
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Moisturizing Tips and Techniques
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Raw Potato For Healthy Skin

Rub a raw potato on your face to help with skin discoloration, wrinkles, and age spots. Enzymes in the raw potato nourishes your skin tissue, and the alkaline content gives you a nice glow.

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What might be causing an itchy ear?

What's wrong with me if my ears itch?

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Adding Volume to Thin, Fine Hair

My hair is very thin and fine. I am over 60 and past menopause, which I have heard can make your hair this way, although it has always been thin. What can I do to give my hair volume and control? I do not color, perm or blow dry. I use Shimmer Lights shampoo to highlight the silver but other than that my hair air dries with nothing else to damage it. Help!

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Mystery Itchy Bump On Face

I'm searching for a solution to something I think is kind of odd.

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Ladybug Bites

Can you have an allergic reaction to a ladybug bite?

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Shampoo Without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
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Hair Growing Tips

Hair Growing Tips. I have brown natural curly hair and it is not growing out. Is there anything I can do?

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Broken Glass Geometric Nail Art
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Dealing with Frizzy Hair

Frizzy hair is a challenge but shouldn't be the decision maker of what kind of day you are going to have. A good hair trim is where to start. Every 6 - 8 weeks the ends need to be trimmed.

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Remedies for Damaged Hair
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Staying Hydrated

I was feeling tired, lacking energy, and was having problems with muscle cramps. When talking to my doctor, I realized I do not drink enough water. Even when I thought I was drinking enough water, I was not.

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Purchase Generic Over the Counter Medications

I work for a factory that packages medications. My specific line is Loratadine, which is the exact composition as Claritin. There really is no difference between the Claritin, Wal-Mart's Equate version, Target's Up and Up version, or CVS's Allergy Relief version.

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Dry Cracked Bleeding Fingertips

A co-worker has very dry finger tips in the winter time. They split open and bleed and are painful. He always has them wrapped in bandaids and applies lotion to them periodically, but they keep cracking. Any ideas?

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Hysterectomy Advice

I am having a hysterectomy on October 1st. I am scared to say the least. I am wondering if it is any worse then having a C-section? I had two of those and was fine pain wise.

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Preventing Bladder Infections

Preventing Bladder Infections. Are there any remedies, old or NEW that will help me from getting bladder infections so often? I know the usual things, if you have anything unusual I would love to hear about it.

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Homemade Hair Rinse

This recipe for hair rinse will make your hair shine.

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Returning to Natural Hair Color After Dyeing It

My natural hair colour is blond, I put temporary brown dye in my hair that was meant to last 30 washes. That was in July 2015. My hair is now a dark blond and my regrowth/ roots are dark brown. I want to go back to my natural hair. Can anyone tell me why my regrowth is now brown? How do I go back to my natural colour?

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Can't Reach to Apply Foot Cream Medication

How can I put medication on my feet when I can't bend to reach my feet?

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Re-dyeing Hair
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Toning Down Dyed Hair
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Don't Bother With Homemade Beauty Products
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Many Uses for Aloe Vera

I have always known that the aloe vera gel from my plants were a good healing plant for scrapes, burns and wounds. It has been used for thousands of years. I have since discovered many more uses for this plant.

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Sore Throat Remedies
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Homemade Facial Mask Recipes
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Elevate Feet For Constipation

I know constipation is a sensitive subject, in more ways than one, that most people don't want to talk about. But I learned a tip several months ago that really helps, and I wanted to share it.

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Tips for Avoiding Office Illnesses
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Using Petroleum Jelly as a Moisturizer

I cannot spend too much on face moisturizer, and I want to keep my face soft to put on foundation. Can you put petroleum jelly on your face to moisturize it? I do not know if I want to do this because I think it may cause clogged pores. What do you think?

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Inexpensive Eye Cream

I'm looking for an inexpensive eye cream. I'm 32 yrs old and noticing my eyes are looking tired and oldish. Does any one have any tips or a good eye cream they can recommend for me? Thank you.

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Long Lasting, Smudge-Proof Eyeliner
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A&D Ointment As Night Cream

A wonderful night moisturizing cream, possibly in your medicine cabinet! I stumbled across a wonderful, cheap nightcream. A & D Ointment.

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Remedies for Rope Burn

My Granddaughter was playing with a rope the other day and she put it around her neck and jumped off the porch when no one was looking. She now has a rope burn on her neck.

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Working Long Hours - Dealing With Pain in Feet,...
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Migraine Headaches

My daughter has very bad migraines. Has anyone found any thing that helps? Thanks

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Getting Hair Back to Natural Color After Dyeing

I have been dying my hair black for 2 years now and I want to go back to my natural hair color which is red, but I'm worried my hair will turn yellow or patchy.

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Keep Track of Daily Medication
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How Long Should I Wait Before Re-dyeing My Hair?

I had just dyed my hair black with permanent hair dye about 4-5 weeks ago. I love it, but I really miss the colorful hair. So if I were to redye it with red hair dye would it be OK

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Protecting Your Skin from Costume Jewelry

We all have that silver or gold toned jewelry that we would love to wear, but unfortunately when we do it leaves our skin green or can even cause skin irritations. If you simply paint a thin coat of clear nail polish over the metal that will be in contact with your skin, it will alleviate the problem completely.

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Homemade Sensitive Skin Face Scrub

I really need a face scrub because before I go to bed I want to feel refreshed and ready for the next day. Does anyone have a DIY face scrub with no citrus fruits or veggies? My face is really sensitive so can you suggest face scrubs that are kind to sensitive skin?

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Make Your Own Bath Salts

All you need is 1/4 cup Epsom salts and 1/4 cup sea, kosher, or rock salt stirred together in a glass bowl for one unscented bath soak Of course, you can mix up oodles of extra to place in glass jars with tight fitting lids.

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Inexpensive Cosmetic Bags
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Tips For Dealing With Stress

I eat right and do a lot of walking. I have a glass of wine or two on the weekends. I do have a lot on my mind with work money and just every day life. I am trying to get my son through some tough stuff, he lost his father less than a year ago. Does anyone have some tips on simple ways to keep my stress down?

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Dealing With Facial Hair

I went to get my facial hair lasered and because it costs so much ($160 per visit) I only went 3 times, thinking that would help my problem. But no, now since I've stopped I have MORE hair then what I went in with!

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Relieving Plugged Ears

I've had some colds/bronchitis recently and now one of my ears is completely plugged up. I've tried the Murine Ear Wax Removal, hydrogen peroxide, and alcohol, but so far nothing has worked. Anyone have any suggestions or do I need to see the doctor?

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Warts on My Face

I have flat warts on my face. I wonder if there is a homemade solution to get rid of them since I can't afford to go to a dermatologist?

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Tips to Curb Cigarette Cravings

I am trying to quit smoking. Any tips on how to control cravings for the cigarettes?. I am doing well on Wellbutrin to where I am down to 6 a day. I am using candy to help with some. Does anyone have any tips as to how to cut back even more and stop smoking for good?

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Does Yardley of London Make Cosmetics

Does anyone know if Yardley of London still makes cosmetics? I wore them all time when I was in high school in the '60's. The color range was gorgeous and they felt so good on your skin! Also loved their fragrances: light and sweet, I don't like the strong, musky perfumes they have today.

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Taking Big Pills

How do you take pills that are as big as a baseball? (Well, okay, not that big, but big enough.) I have to take a certain pill every day, (Actually, 3 of them a day) and each one is HUGE! Any advice?

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Non-Prescription Sleeping Aids

Non-Prescription Sleeping Aids. I was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience with Benadryl(tm) - the generic name is diphenhydramine - which is used for anything from motion sickness to allergies to insomnia. . .

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Acid Reflux Remedies

I am looking for some acid reflux remedies and advice. Any advice would be helpful including diet suggestions, exersizes that might help, foods to avoid as well as drugs that have worked for you. I know it's a common problem so I figured I would start a thread about it. My doctor prescribed Nexium.

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Very Dry Lips

I have a real problem with dry, red skin around my lips - especially on the sides. I have used lip balms, vaseline, Aquaphor, plain vegetable oil and nothing seems to be working. Before I end up seeing a dermatologist, has anyone out there had this problem and what helped clear it up?

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Diet Tips - Desperate To Lose Weight

I'm not sure it this is the appropriate place to ask, but I see so many good suggestions and ideas on this website.. I thought I'd give this a try.

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Removing Hair Without Shaving or Waxing

Every girl at my school shaves their legs and I'm not allowed to! I've asked my mom, tried to make a deal, even asked my dad! I have alot of hair on my legs!

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Shaving Your Legs - Tips

Tips and advice for shaving your legs. Post your ideas.

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Dry Scalp Hair Treatments

I have very dry scalp and hair problems. What are some homemade secrets to fix this? It is very embarrassing and I need help!

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Honey for Skin Blemishes

Honey remedy for skin blemishes. Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

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Avoid Aspartame for Bladder Control Issues

Do you drink sugar-free drinks or otherwise use aspartame? Do you have an issue with frequent urges to urinate, or incontinence? Did you know that aspartame many times is the cause of these issues?

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Anti-Wrinkle Banana Mask

My friend recently met a retired print model who shared this anti-wrinkle regimen. She says she's been using it for over 45 years and has beautiful, flawless skin. Use 1/2 a mashed banana and 1 Tbsp. of honey.

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Use Rubber Glove Finger To Protect Bandages
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Dental Health Tips

I had many problems due to my disease. I had my teeth break off, root canals, and many other things leading up to not smiling for over 5 years. I really was miserable not smiling, and being cautious of anybody noticing my teeth.

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Use Lonely Sock as Powder Puff

I searched high and low in every store and could not find a good, old-fashioned poofy powder puff. In the midst of searching another store, my husband suggested I take an old sock and fill it with powder and use that.

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Stopping Leg Cramps

Is there something you can take to help prevent leg cramps?

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Facial Redness

I'm 38 and have always been fair skinned with dark hair and with red splotches on my face, including some acne. The acne is not that much of a problem as is the redness I have on my face. My cheeks, chin, and forehead always look like I have a slight sunburn.

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Inexpensive Ways to Lose Weight

I was wondering if someone knew how to drop 10 pounds or more a month. What are the best exercises and food that should be involved. I am very obese and just need help losing this the healthy way.

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I Eat Too Much - Tips for Eating Less

All the talk about portion control and the tips as to what proper portions really are, has brought up a question. My family is full of big eaters. Many of our old bad habits are changing since my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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