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Only a few decades ago, the often contradictory data as to whether or not bug repellents were safe was sidestepped by some by just living with the itching from bug bites. But since that time, ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Jody Smith's post Confused About Bug Repellents? EWG's Guide Can Help

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Can fidgeting help you stay fit? A recent study seems to say “yes.” Any kind of motion or activity, including fidgeting, can help offset the effects of being too sedentary, according to ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Denise DeWitt's post Go Ahead and Fidget: You'll Improve Your Heart Health

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I hear coconut oil is good for you. What are the benefits of cooking with it? What about oil pulling? Are there other oils that are just as good for you as coconut oil? Any tips on buying the ...

What are the benefits of coconut oil?

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I had my hair colored and it's breaking off everywhere! Why is this happening, what do I do?? I have conditioners and treatments, nothing seems to be working.

My hair is breaking off after having my hair colored, what can I do?

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"You throw 'like a girl.'" A lot of us have heard these words growing up and usually it's an insult. Procter & Gamble Co.'s Always and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield have teamed up to break the ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Erin Kennedy's post Why It's Not So Bad to Do Things "Like A Girl"

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Is there an added benefit to working out in the morning vs working out in the evening. I love working on in the morning but can't seem to get my butt out of bed lately but if there some major ...

When should I work out? Morning vs evening?

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I have a strong family history of breast cancer and have always worried about my chances. The past 3 generations of women on my Dad's side have had breast cancer and just last week, a close family ...

Next steps for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing?

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I am an active person exercising 4-6 times per week. I drink water throughout the day, but how much is enough? I must also point out that I live in Arizona where temps this time of year range ...

How much water should I drink per day?

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If you didn't catch this story last night on ABC's Nightline, let's recap:A little tablet nicknamed the "little pink pill" could be the answer to female sexual woes. Some are calling it the ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Michelle King Robson's post The Pink Pill: Controversy Over Female Sexual Medication Sparks Discussion

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I'm hearing that the pink pill will be available soon. Why has it taken so long? Do women not suffer from sexual dysfunction as much as men?

Shana O'Connor commented on Anonymous' post Why are there so many male sexual dysfunction pills and zero for women?

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Have you thought about what you could be doing now that will help you in 5 years?Maybe you should.I just read this great thread online featuring the top answers (from 285 total!) to this very ...

What can I start doing now that will help me 5 years?

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Watch this powerful video that spreads awareness for melanoma detection. Learn more and download tools for The ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection, How to Check Your Skin in 5 Easy Steps and How to ...

Dear 16-Year-Old Me...

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and when i do get clean shaved i look very very awkward..please help :O

Shana O'Connor commented on Anonymous' post my eyes are always tired my under eyes are also dry and swollen..although i sleep more than 8 hours i drink plenty of water too!!

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I want to hear your "must-haves" in your closet! What are your favorites? Mine are the following:Black tanks, t's and shortsFlipflopsA good pair of jeans (or two or three)Wedges (in as many ...

What are you "must-have" items in your wardrobe?

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Are you currently taking a prescribed drug? The answer is most likely yes. 1 in 2 Americans are on one right now. So why are we taking more medications than ever before? The below inforgraph ...

How Greedy Drug Companies Have Over-Medicated America

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Drugs affect women differently than men? What! Surprise, surprise. This is not new, but what is new is the fact that the FDA is finally recognizing it. EmpowHER Founder, Michelle King Robson ...

Sex Matters: Drugs Affect Women Differently! What YOU Need to Know

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I just read this great thread on Quora about people's opinions on the single best thing a person can do to improve their health. Pretty relevant to everyone and especially to our community on ...

What's the single best thing a person can do to improve their health?

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Love EmpowHER.com? Come meet our Founder, Michelle King Robson!I will be joining Michelle Sunday, January 19th at 4-5pm EST in Tampa, Florida for our very first meet up. We will be at a conference ...

Meet Up with Michelle!

Shana O'Connor commented on Anonymous' post is club soda as healthy as water since the gas leaves anyway ?

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According to research published by the British Medical Journal, exercise could be as effective as some of the best drugs against many major diseases. Well that’s good news for us exercise junkies ...

Exercise Just As Good As Drugs...Yup!

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Hi everyone! I am trying to book a flight to Cancun, Mexico in March and have been searching blogs, airlines and social media to try and find the best deal. I am convinced I will find ...

How do I find the best travel deals? Know of any Black Friday airline discounts?

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The FDA recently ordered 23andme to stop sales of its personalized DNA test kits in a warning letter posted online. FDA regulators say that the Silicon Valley company has not shown that its tests ...

FDA halts sales of genetic test

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At one time or another every woman's nightmare has been a heavy, irregular or prolonged menstrual period or, worse yet, missing a period. But before we reach for the pregnancy test, we should ...

Shana O'Connor commented on MC Kelby's post What is an Abnormal Period?

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This morning as a began my morning routine, I checked EmpowHER's Facebook page on what I like to call "Take 5 Tuesday," where I spend a few minutes joining the conversations on our site and across ...

Terminal Cancer Wasn't in Her Life Plans - A story from Facebook

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All of us at the EmpowHER office are watching TEDxLowerEastSide streaming live waiting for our Founder Michelle King Robson to give her talk! She should be on stage around 4:15 - 4:30pm ...

Join us in watching Michelle's TEDx live within the next hour!

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They say that breast is best and in the vast majority of cases, this is true. Breast milk cannot be replicated and even the best of formulas cannot compete in terms of being the gold standard for ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Susan Cody's post Buying Breast Milk Over the Internet? Be Very Careful

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Really interesting article I found. I had no idea 3D technology for mammograms was available!. Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is the latest advanced breast imaging technology. ...

3D technology improves breast exams

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A few of my favorite fall activities are all about the festive foods. You've gotta love the carmel apples, soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, anything with pumpkin and of course baking pies, ...

All about the food!

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DailyWorth put together the below a list of 8 Breast Cancer Charities that we may not know, but should! Living Beyond Breast CancerMy Hope ChestThe RoseYoung Survival CoalitionCasting ...

Breast Cancer Charities You May Not Know

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I stumbled across this amazing HuffPo article titled, "How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps." Clearly I decided to read it, who wouldn't? The message: stop ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Shana O'Connor's post Be Happy Now...

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Dee Dee Ricks is an incredible survivor and inspiration. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 38. The divorced mother of two began her battle of survival for her two ...

The Power of Sharing and Helping: "A Tale of Two Patients"

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High blood pressure is one of the most common chronic medical conditions in US adults. Women need to know that a certain type of drug used to treat high blood pressure is associated with more than ...

Certain Blood Pressure Drugs Are Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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Toenail fungus is a difficult condition to get rid of. It is the most common nail disease in adults particularly those over the age of 60. According to PDR health, 2-14% of the population has a ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Toenail Fungus: What Can Happen if You Don’t Treat It

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How many times have you read a story about illegal plastic surgery in the news? It seems every week there's a new case where an unscrupulous individual provided back-alley cosmetic surgery that ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Project Beauty's post Illegal buttock injections are more common than you think

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October 14 marks National Dessert Day all across the United States. Little is known about National Dessert Day's origin, but what we do know is that just about everyone enjoys dessert.What's ...

Shana O'Connor commented on EmpowHER's post National Dessert Day: What's Your Favorite Dessert?

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems as if pink ribbons are the fashion of the day and no matter where you go or what you do, you’re sure to find pink ribbons prominently displayed. ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Mary Kyle's post A Personal Perspective on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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This month's issue of My Menopause Magazine dives into some topics relating to breast cancer, relationships, fashion, skincare, insurance and much more! Not to mention, our Cheif Clinical Officer, ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Jenny Housh's post October Issue of My Menopause Magazine Now on iTunes Stand

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October 14 marks National Dessert Day all across the United States. Little is known about National Dessert Day's origin, but what we do know is that just about everyone enjoys dessert.What's ...

Shana O'Connor commented on EmpowHER's post National Dessert Day: What's Your Favorite Dessert?

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1) Try something new together. Be creative and find new and interesting things to do together. Though it takes a little energy, the rewards are worth it. Preferably choose something that neither ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Dr. Gail Gross Ph.D. Ed.D.'s post Simple Tips for a Happy Relationship

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There is no question, many of us ladies have a love affair with chocolate. However, there is no need to worry about cheating on your diet if you are straying in a healthy way. According to ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post Indulge in Chocolate, Guilt-Free and Under 150 Calories

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I'm 18 years old, I'm 50kg and 1.57m and I want to gain muscle, mostly in my legs and butt and chest.

Shana O'Connor commented on Anonymous' post How many times I should lift weights for each muscle group per week?

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I'm 18 years old, I'm 50kg and 1.57m and I want to gain muscle, mostly in my legs and butt and chest.

Shana O'Connor commented on Anonymous' post How many times I should lift weights for each muscle group per week?

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I'm 18 years old, I'm 50kg and 1.57m and I want to gain muscle, mostly in my legs and butt and chest.

Shana O'Connor commented on Anonymous' post How many times I should lift weights for each muscle group per week?

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I stumbled across this amazing HuffPo article titled, "How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps." Clearly I decided to read it, who wouldn't? The message: stop ...

Be Happy Now...

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Yup, "Satisfries" is the new name of Burger King's healthier fry alternative, which apparently took 10 years to develop! They’re made from the same potatoes, fried in the same oil, and ...

"Satisfries" - Burger King creates new low-cal fries

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Plastic surgery, the people who have it done, and the people who perform it are all common targets for humor and insults. Celebrities who get plastic surgery, for whatever reason, are routinely ...

Shana O'Connor commented on rianne.hunter.7's post Five Common Misconceptions About Plastic Surgery

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When The Rain Doesn’t Stop The silence was eerie after four days of pounding rain. I realized that my ears had become accustom to the sound of the raindrops hitting the roof of our house. What ...

Shana O'Connor commented on Epicurean Eva's post When The Rain Doesn't Stop - Boulder, CO