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Fall hair trends to keep you of-the-moment

Great Day Spas

Indulge in pure bliss at these spa retreats.

BEST IN BEAUTY

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August’s Best in Beauty

Get your glow this month with these 5 red-hot skin products.

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

How Healthy are Northern Virginians?

A New report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows Northern Virginians are taking their health seriously, especially residents in Falls Church.

SURFSET Fitness

Fitness Classes to Get You Out of Your Rut

Stuck running in circles on the treadmill? Try one of these innovative classes to give your body a boost.

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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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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

Dr. Stephanie Akbari in an operating room with the MarginProbe at Virginia Medical Center.

The Future of Medicine is Already Here

Hospitals across Northern Virginia are embracing technologies and programs that improve the odds for patients and take the hassle out of health care in the process.

plasticSurgery

You and Improved

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

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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Never Satisfied When it Comes to Food

Going bad is never as good as you think it’s going to be.

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What Am I Enjoying Now? Normal-Sized Towels

Down 31 pounds, one-time ‘Biggest Loser’ Cassandra Sturos is relishing in her weight loss, and all that it brings with it.

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The 5K Shuffle

On my 5K eight months ago a wee child was faster than me, this time it was a 70-year-old man.

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The Chocolate Mishap

How recalling a candied catastrophe from my youth reminds me how far I’ve come.