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Beauty & Health

Read up on the latest beauty trends and health news.

How to Meditate

I’m not what you would call a laid-back sort of person. My husband calls me a hurricane; my massage therapist says I have “tight tuchas syndrome.” I just say I’m a nervous wreck. For the past several years, I’ve given a lot of thought to meditation—and even tried it a …

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Silent Treatment

It is 3:15 a.m. as we make our way in dark silence to the chapel, a half-mile walk from the retreat house. The beam from our flashlight reflects on a blanket of frost glistening like fairy dust over the fields. Overhead, a nearly full moon and thousands of stars strewn …

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The Power of Touch

Either you will believe what I’m about to tell you, or you won’t. When I first was invited to try the new energy healing treatments at The Spa at the Four Seasons Baltimore, I figured it would be a chance to chill out in a beautiful space—and, hopefully, experience a …

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The Voice

“We’re building the muscle that’s not being built.” If that sounds like a mantra, you’re not far off. Though she doesn’t call it that, Anjali Sunita repeats the phrase often enough that it sure feels like one. Dressed in a loose, gray-and-white striped sweater over cotton palazzo pants, the 32-year-old …

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Drum Roll, Please

Don’t worry. Be happy—drumming with Beatwell’s Jordan Goodman. HE’S GOT THE BEAT. Ever since he was a little (drummer) boy, Jordan Goodman knew that drumming made him feel fantastic. But it wasn’t until grad school that the professional drummer with a master’s degree in clinical psychology discovered the science behind …

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Hoop Dreams

A group of self-proclaimed “whippersnappers” meet up for hula hooping at Patterson Park. GROUP THINK. The first rule of Baltimore Fit Club is to talk about Baltimore Fit Club—especially on http://www.Meetup.com, a social networking site that helps like-minded locals find each other and plan events. Founded in January 2013, BFC …

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Decoding Your Destiny

After his son was diagnosed with celiac disease, Jon Rowley, who has two other kids, discovered he wasn’t a carrier for the disease by accessing his personal genome report online. In 2009, David Hale went on a clandestine mission across the border. He took the Metro from his home in …

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Motherhood On Ice

KATHLEEN WORKS 12-hour shifts as a physician assistant in a Baltimore hospital emergency room. She’s 40 and single. And she’s always wanted to have her own children. After a bad breakup a few years ago, Kathleen talked to her gynecologist about her desire to have a baby—and her fears that …

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Curves Ahead

Cheeky branding at Pop Physique in Mount Vernon. BABY GOT BACK. Whether you’re rocking a flat fanny or carrying a little extra junk in the trunk, Pop Physique is our new favorite destination for taming an uncooperative derriere. Lovingly referred to as “Butt School” by devotees, the signature Pop Sculpt …

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Snip or Tie?

When my third child was a few months old, I started having fantasies about the Exersaucer, and that’s how I knew. My fantasy went like this: instead of stashing the Exersaucer in the cellar for the next baby that might issue forth from my body, I would give it away, …

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