Shellac Nail Polish

http://www.elizabethstreet.com/style/Shellac-And-Gel-Manicure-Dangers

Getting your nails done is a hassle, so nowadays people get shellac so that it stays on for around 2 weeks without chipping. But there are side effects to getting shellac. First of all, the nail polish damages the nail bed and makes the nail much thinner. Secondly, if you get shellac then you put your hands under a UV light, which is bad for your body if done frequently. Be careful and try not to get shellac every time you get your nails done!

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Acai Bowl

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/acai-bowls-recipe_n_5147465.html

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-acai/

This summer a new there is a new “food trend”: Acai Bowls. Usually eaten for breakfast, these bowls are basically thick smoothies topped with fruits, nuts and oatmeal. The acai berry is known to be one of the most antioxidant packed fruits in the world. The berries also reduces cholesterol, promotes weight loss, healthier skin, anti-aging, and boosts peoples energy. Overall acai bowls are a very healthy option for breakfast.

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Coke Raises Risk of Cancer

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/289687.php

I drink coke WAY too much on a weekly basis. Cokes taste very good, but they are not that good for your body for obvious reasons, but did you know drinking coke raises your risk for cancer in the future. Due to the caramel coloring in some drinks like coke, scientists are proving that it may increase the populations risk for developing cancer. Due to how much of this chemical they put into coke, in California they now have a law that companies must put a warning label on their drinks if the amount of 4-MEI is to pose an excess cancer risk of more than 1 case in every 100,000 exposed people. Alongside this new cancer risk, coke has other health issues.

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Chocolate Covered Almonds!

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-almonds-chocolate-5297.html

I love almonds and chocolate, so why not blog about chocolate covered almonds. Both almonds and chocolate have more health benefits than you would think. Almonds actually provide more than 35% of your Vitamin E necessity, daily. Almonds are also full of healthy fats. Almonds are very filling due to the amount of protein and fat. Chocolate provides cardiovascular health by improving your blood flow to your heart and brain. Lastly, chocolate is a mood booster! Overall chocolate covered almonds are GREAT for you to eat!

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Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/sleep-athletic-performance

Yes, it’s true, getting enough sleep is crucial for improving your athletic performance. Doctors say that getting enough sleep before a game can improve your speed, accuracy and reaction time. Since athletes are pushing themselves more than the average person, they need longer recovery time at night. Sleep is a time for athletes to rest after all of the hard work they have done during the day. Studies show that when athletes get only two extra hours of sleep, their scores and performance improve drastically. If you’re an athlete….SLEEP!!!

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How Colors Effect Our Moods

http://www.scienceofpeople.com/2013/01/10-ways-color-affects-your-mood/

Colors unbelievably can change a persons mood. In the following article I read, it speaks about the different colors and how they effect us, humans. The color green is very restful for the eyes and promotes productivity. Orange is a color of stimulation and enthusiasm. Researchers have noticed that the color orange increases oxygen supply to the brain. If you are a woman and you’re going on a date, the article states that you should wear the color red because it will increase their dates blood flow and it reminds humans of passion and love. If you’re a man, the article tells you to wear blue on a date because it will calm the nerves between you and your date. Researchers say that if you want to look intimidating, you should wear black. Overall, colors do effect your mood and brain, so use this power to your advantage.

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Effects of Chlorine on Hair

http://www.desalinatedwater.info/chlorine-study.php

In the summer, most everyone goes swimming in the pool which is full of chlorine. When you jump into the pool, chlorine creates a chemical reaction with your hair. The reaction of the melanin pigments in your hair causes it to change color (not drastically). Chlorine also removes natural oils in the hair causes it to become frizzy and have less shine. Chlorine creates another chemical bond with the hair, which causes the ends of your hair to split. Alongside all of the bad chlorine does, you can buy hair products to put in your hair to attain the shiny look.

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