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BEST IN BEAUTY

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Best in Beauty

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THE SWAG BLOG

SWAG

A blog for the serious shopper by the fashion desk.

HEALTH GEAR

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KidsDoc

This app, created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, gives parents info on their sick child’s symptoms and advice for treatment.

THE DOCTOR IS IN

The Doctor Is In

Have a health question you’ve always wanted answered, but are too embarrassed to ask in person? Now is your chance.

FITNESS FEATURE

Strong is the New Skinny: Four Ways to Get Your Muscle On

Deciding to jump on the muscle train? Here’s a list of techniques and local places to fulfill your muscle gaining needs.

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Not Falling Victim to Weight Gain in the Office

Tips from Fitness on the Run founder Adrien Cotton to help you stay fit in the office.

Cycling in Northern Virginia

The Shifting Cycle

Better infrastructure development is inspiring more social connections among a fast-growing wave of cyclists using bicycles for daily commutes.

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BEAUTY FEATURES

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Oil Pulling: is it really good for you?

Facing the facts on the ancient fad of oil pulling.

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Tell Me About Your Tattoo

Tattoo design and placement trends are constantly changing and these are some of the hot ones right now.

NUTRITION FEATURES

Do You Need to eat Gluten-Free?

Do YOU need to eat Gluten-Free?

Gluten-free is the latest food trend to be associated with a healthy lifestyle, but before you choose to replace all of the foods in your pantry here are some facts that may be worth considering.

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How much Sugar do we REALLY Need?

Sugar is sweet, but how much is too much and where should you watch for it.

MEDICAL FEATURES

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You and Improved

Here’s a look at the most popular procedures, according to some of Northern Virginia’s top plastic surgeons.

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Shingles: What is it?

Dr. Nhat Doan of Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group outlines the risk factors and treatments for shingles.

HOW TO

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How-To / The Fete-Ready Face

How can you amp up your simple makeup look in an equally short amount of time?

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How-To: Faux Side Bang

How to get the perfect side bang without cutting your hair.

THE WANNABE HEALTH JUNKIE

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A Fupa-Free Existence

I have realized my curves come with a cost. And it isn’t pretty.

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Powerful Beyond Measure (Part II)

The biking saga continues…

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Powerful Beyond Measure (Part I)

What if proving to myself that I am powerful beyond measure was a crazy hare-brained idea? But what if it worked?

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Transforming Into a Health Junkie

Maybe feeling like an athletic powerhouse trumps my want for sugar.