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Health and Beauty Tip -- When to Apply Blush

As a rule, you should apply blush before powder, but find what works best for you. Some makeup artists like to use blush before foundation for a more natural-looking glow. Always use a full brush, rather than the small one that comes in your compact.

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Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Overplucked Eyebrows

Your eyebrows will grow back eventually, but if you've overplucked, fill in the bare spots with brow pencil as close to your shade as possible. Be sure to set it with eyebrow gel so it doesn't smudge, and use light strokes for a natural look.

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The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Applying Eyeliner

Always start applying eyeliner from the outer corner of the eye, and stop two-thirds of the way in. Hold the skin of your upper lid taut, and draw the liner into your lash line rather than above it. For a smokier look, smudge with a cotton swab after you've applied it.

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What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Want an easy way to lower your blood pressure? Add a few new ingredients to your salads. Tomatoes, or dried beans like kidney and garbanzo, lower blood pressure naturally, as do bananas or peaches in your morning breakfast cereal.

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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Using an Eyelash Curler

Never curl your eyelashes while wearing mascara! Make sure your lashes are clean before you start. Heat the curler with a blow dryer for five seconds. After checking to make sure it's not too hot, clamp it at the very base of the roots and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on the other side -- you don't need to curl your bottom lashes.

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Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Safe Manicures and Pedicures

If you go to get your nails done, keep a few things in mind. Firstly, bring your own tools with you, and beware of sharp tools at the salon. Make sure the salon uses proper disinfectant (many only use UV sterilizers, which do not kill all bacteria). And finally -- if the manicure or pedicure hurts, tell the technician right away. A good ...Read more

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The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Foundation in the "Wrong" Color

If you get foundation in the wrong shade, don't throw it out! Blending a few mismatched colors can help you find just the right shade.

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To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Workout for Arms

You can keep your arms in shape by lifting weights -- or water bottles! Full water bottles are an excellent replacement for hand weights.

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If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Self-Tanner on Face

Never use self-tanner on your face by itself! Mix equal parts tanner (one shade darker than your natural skin tone) and moisturizer in your hands, and apply it over your face and neck. Be sure to use remaining tanner on your earlobes and upper ears, and always wash your hands afterwards. Remember to use sunscreen, even with tanner!

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Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we...Read more

Health and Beauty Tip -- New Sunscreen

When buying sunscreen this summer, look for two new ingredients: meroxyl and helioplex. These will help protect from both UVA and UVB rays, and are showing up in more and more products this year.

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I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.