Category: Lifestyle

A breast surgeon told us how to actually give yourself a breast self-exam, because it doesn't have to be scary

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

While you live with your breasts every day, giving yourself a breast self-exam can seem like a daunting task. Breast self-exams can be critical when it comes to early detection of breast cancer, but you may get bogged down wondering things like: Do I have to move in a circular motion? Are there specific fingers I should use? Is there an order I’m supposed to go in? Thankfully, giving yourself a breast exam doesn’t have to be as complicated as all that, according to breast


The Pink Tax- The Cost of Being a Female Consumer

The pink tax is one that only about half of the population is subject to. And they probably aren’t even aware of it. Are you paying the pink tax?

The pink tax refers to the extra amount women are charged for certain products or services. Things like dry cleaning, personal care products, and vehicle maintenance. So not only do women make less but they pay more. Women also live longer so they actually need more money for retirement. It’s a load of crap.

There has been a lot of research on the pink tax that found that overall, women were paying more than men 42% of the time. How much more?  About $1,351 more a year in extra costs. Yup – that’s $1,351 that can’t go into her retirement fund.



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12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:


Awesome Things to Do in LA This Fall

Crisp air, cooler temperatures, warm sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes–Fall is coming. With gorgeous gardens, amazing bakeries, and tons of festive events, there are countless ways to welcome the new season everywhere from Venice to Silver Lake. Here are some things to do in LA this Fall!


Social media is ruining our relationships

Today’s technology helps shape our relationships as we use it more than ever to socialise and meet new people. Certain platforms allow us to cultivate and present different versions of ourselves to the public, and yet despite this, more oft...

Cooking & Caribbean cultures: an interview with Island Social Club

Marie Mitchell and I met in July this summer, over rotis at her latest residency running Rotishop at Styx bar in Tottenham. We danced, drank a rum punch that I thought might be the end of me, and ate a lot of good food. Marie is the founder of...

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