12 Best Foot Treatments for Cracked Heels

They may look nice sitting in their Jimmy Choos, but after eight hours at the office and a sweaty gym sesh, your feet look less than stellar once the shoes come off. Cracked heels, seriously dry skin and rough calluses are proof that your feet take a serious beating every day. Still, it's easy to forget them in your nightly beauty routine of moisturizing and conditioning, especially when tights and closed-toe shoes are still options.   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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We Injected Ourselves With Vitamins for Glowier Skin. Here's What Happened

You don't have to look far to find bizarre treatments that women are using to get better skin (bird poop facial, anyone?). But the latest weird beauty treatment to get on my radar: IV vitamin therapy. Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like -- and everyone from celebrities to real housewives to people like you and me are doing it.   read more

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15 Times Jennifer Lopez Slayed on 'American Idol'

Even though she's busy sending Leonardo DiCaprio sexy text messages and performing in her new Las Vegas show, "All I Have," Jennifer Lopez still finds time to look crazy-fabulous every time she steps up to judge "American Idol."   read more

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5 On-the-Go Snack Mixes to Fuel Your Day

Let's face it -- we don't always have time to whip up a healthy snack, and more often than not, we turn to the quickest, easiest and not-so-healthiest solution (read: something from the nearest vending machine). In lieu of that solution we spoke with nutritionists and dieticians Franci Cohen and Nicolette Pace, who created five easy, healthy snack mixes you can take anywhere. "Snack mixes are ideal because you get a concentration of energy and calories," says Pace, "but they don't take up much volume in your stomach so you don't bloat." So instead of reaching for a snack-size candy bar when you're crashing at your desk midday, swap it out for one of these snack mix recipes you can make in bulk and eat all week long (just don't go too crazy with portion sizes).   read more

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23 Delicate and Oh-So-Pretty Ear Piercing Ideas

Now trending: Multiple ear piercings. A far cry from the punk vibes of yesteryear, the latest crop of multiple ear piercings manages to be at once feminine and rebellious.   read more

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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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The Yummiest Smoothie Recipes You Won't Believe Are Full of Greens

We're willing to bet the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a refreshing, delicious summertime smoothie isn't a glass of murky, green liquid. How'd we know? A little survey told us. A recent poll found that just nine percent of Americans are on board with green-colored juices, while 28 percent of us actually fear it. So, how do you embrace the going-green trend without plugging your nose to gulp it down?   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Covet This April

April is the first full month of spring, and the same way it's a time of rebirth in nature, there are countless new beauty products emerging. I narrowed down the best new beauty products launching in April to just the essentials -- because everyone needs a hair-rejuvenating scalp scrub and a miniature hair tie that looks like a telephone cord. All joking aside, there's so much to love about each of these new beauty products -- you'll want to run out and buy them all.   read more

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6 Things to Always Bring to The Gym

A good sweat sesh should be just that: sweaty. But whether you're working out on your lunch break or heading straight to brunch after a spin class, sometimes you want to leave the gym looking as put together as when you got there -- or even better.   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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