Do You Know What's in Your Skin Care Products?

We think about what goes into our body all the time -- worry about the ingredients in our food, where our food comes from and how it gets to us. So why don't we think the same way about our skin-care products? We teamed up with Neutrogena and hit farmers markets across the country to spread the word on natural skin care and the new Neutrogena Naturals line. Find out what women like you said about the new products, and sign up for our free mini magazine for more tips about how you can live sustainably and beautifully.   read more

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How Doing Good Makes You Feel Great

That rush of elation that comes with letting a harried mom in front of you at airline security. The sense of satisfaction that accompanies returning a lost wallet to its owner. The lightheartedness that follows giving up your hard-won subway seat for someone who needs it more than you. All of these feel-good moments have something in common: They're just as beneficial to you as the person you're helping -- maybe even more so.   read more

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15 Best Earth-Friendly Beauty Products

What's the hot trend in beauty? Going green. We don't mean emerald eyeshadow (although there's nothin' wrong with that). We're talking green as in environmentally friendly and plant-based. Our readers are loving all things eco-conscious, preservative-free and organic, and here they dish on their favorite products. New to the green scene? Use their unbiased ratings to help you know what products to try first.   See products

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6 Ways to Become a Morning Person -- and Like It

You can't roll out of bed without hitting the snooze button 632 times first. You share every "I hate mornings" meme that pops up on your Facebook feed. And everyone knows not to talk to you before you've had at least two cups of coffee. Translation: You are most definitely not a morning person.   read more

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11 Global 'It' Girls We Can't Wait to See at Fashion Week

As fashion changes, getting bolder and more exciting every season, so too do the faces behind the biggest brands. Whether their muses are walking the runway or the red carpet, designers are clamoring after a new, more diverse set of faces with an impressive following of their own to model their clothes. From established trendsetters like Rihanna to fashion newcomers like Riley Montana, you can spot these jet-setting "It" girls working with fashion's biggest designers -- be it strutting the catwalk or sitting front row.   read more

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9 Best New Beauty Products We Want for Fall

September is one of those months that simultaneously fill me with excitement and dread. Excitement because -- no matter how old I get -- I can never shake that "back to school" feeling. Dread because summer is over, and it won't be long before the sun sets while I'm finishing lunch. So I'm taking solace in the best new beauty products launching in this fall -- and I invite you to join me.   read more

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'The Beginning of all Beauty Is Knowing and Liking Oneself'

Think positively. It's something we've been told our whole lives -- by our parents, our grade school teachers, our significant others and even bumper stickers. Call it the Oprah Effect, but there's no denying that the idea of positivity has a strong hold on our culture. Proponents of positive thinking would have you believe that changing your outlook can cure cancer or help your lotto chances.   read more

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7 Household Plants to Soothe Your Health & Beauty Woes

You may not be a witch doctor or herbalist, but that doesn't mean you've never used a plant to heal your body. In fact, some of the most common modern medicine is plant-based -- aspirin contains salicylic acid, the active component of willow bark, and penicillin was made from fungi. While we're not suggesting you start growing mold cultures in your kitchen, you can benefit from many easy-to-grow, easy-on-the-eyes indoor plants. Some of the prettiest perennials are hiding some of the best health and beauty remedies. Based on scientific studies, we found the healing plants that help you look and feel your best. These indoor plants will turn your home into the pharmacy version of the great outdoors.   read more

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10 Beauty Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud

What do hand sanitizer, dryer sheets and baby powder all have in common? Aside from their conventional uses, they moonlight as quick fixes to many of your beauty-related issues. We pored over hundreds of so-called "life-changing" beauty tips and makeup tricks to find the most bizarre ones -- and then, of course, we had to test them to see which ones actually worked. Here, find the 10 beauty hacks that made the cut. (You can thank us later.)   read more

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Date Night Idea: Get a Massage

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Date Night Idea: Get a Massage

My favorite spa isn't in a high-end Beverly Hills hotel or a resort in the Maldives -- it's a Chinese foot massage joint around the corner from my house.   read more

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Taking care of your health is very important and if you can look good in the process, it's an added bonus. Usually, eating well and exercising will help you stay beautiful naturally, but there will always be pesky beauty problems that pop up (we're looking at you, backne). When that happens, it may be tempting to try some outlandish trick that you heard about through the grapevine or outrageously expensive tonic your favorite celebrity swears by. We say listen to the experts and you'll be able to take care of your health and appearance, while getting the most bang for your buck. With Total Beauty, you'll always have a resource where you can find expert advice on the best ways to take care of yourself using natural, gentle products and tried and true techniques.

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