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Beauty & Health

Read up on the latest beauty trends and health news.

Get Poked: Flu Season Is Here

October is the first month of flu season, that wonderful germ-filled time that stretches until May, but peaks between December and February here in Maryland. Pass us a Kleenex, please. So far, more than a dozen cases have been reported in the state, says Darcy McCarty, a senior practice manager …

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Knitted Knockers Crafting a solution for women worldwide

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, knitters gathered this month at Atomic Books in Hampden to make handcrafted breast prostheses. Lovelyarns, also in Hampden, sponsored the event with the nationwide nonprofit, Knitted Knockers. Participants knitted or crocheted handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other …

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Unpacking Self-Compassion

Self-compassion, or treating yourself with the same care and kindness as you would a close friend, can radically change the way you relate to yourself. Pioneered by Kristin Neff, a professor at the University of Texas, this practice encourages us to tap into the inner wellspring of gentleness that we …

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What I Learned from Cancer … And Wigs

Congratulations!” they said. “You’re done with treatment! You’ll have hair again! You’ll have your life back!” This second time around with cancer, I know that mythical “finish line” marks the beginning of another marathon: recovery. It’s longer than most think, and there’s no lovely, predictable end date. Energy levels, brain …

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Intros and Info

We want to introduce Style readers to a blogger from our sister publication, Baltimore’s Child. Because her story resonated so well with readers there, we thought it might resonate with some of you as well. To borrow a line from the Rolling Stones, please allow me to introduce myself. My …

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Sun Care for Hair

As summer continues, it’s important to remember to take care of ourselves. It’s common knowledge that the sun can do extensive damage to our skin, but what most people don’t think about, is that the sun can do similar damage to our hair. One thing to keep in mind for …

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An Ode to Nature

As a child, shoes were always optional. I wandered barefoot as often as I could get away with, splashing through welcoming post-rainfall puddles in the driveway and feeling the crisp grass between my toes in the front yard. Covering my feet felt unnaturally restrictive. They longed to be free, exploring …

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