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3 Must-Have Summer Beauty and Sun Care Products

With temps on the rise even before the official start of summer, we need foolproof ways to stay cool, fresh and protected. To beat the heat, try these three must-have beauty, skincare and sun care products. 1. Natural deodorant that works. Nubian Heritage 24-Hour All Natural deodorants ($7.99, available at Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe stores) come in several naturally fresh scents:  Coconut & Papaya (coconut oil softens skin while papaya helps keep skin clear and healthy);  Honey & Black Seed (honey acts as a moisturizing humectant with anti-bacterial properties, while the fatty acids in black seed oil help improve circulation and calm skin irritation);  African Black Soap (an ancient remedy used to soothe symptoms associated with eczema, acne and oily skin); and  Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver (a fresh, herbal unisex scent rich in antioxidants). 2. Sunscreen that soothes and protects. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and more tha

5 Common Foot Problems and Home Remedy Tips

It’s sandal season.   So you want pretty, polished toes that are corn-and-callus-free. To get  happy feet, Dr.Suzanne Levine , a celebrated NYC podiatrist, has  a few home remedy tips for five common foot problems —along with advice on when to see a specialist. 1. The cause of calluses is often faulty bio-mechanics (the way your bones and muscles align your foot) that results in extra pressure on specific areas. For minor calluses, try adding gel orthopedic inserts to your shoes to reduce friction.  Also, soak your feet in a basin with warm water, and half a cup of Epsom salt for 20 minutes. Use a pumice stone to work over any thick areas of skin. Finish with a moisturizer. If your callus becomes painful and inflamed, you’ll need professional help. A trained podiatrist can remove a callus (do not trust this to a nail salon). Dr. Levine has also pioneered a procedure called “Pillows for Your Feet ® ” that uses a biodegradable, injectable filler to restore padding lost

5 Last Minute Father's Day Gifts He Will Love

Men are notoriously hard to shop for. But that doesn't mean you have to buy them the requisite set of power tools, tie or pair of socks. So if you're looking for a different kind of Father's Day gift for your Dad or the special man in your life, and you're willing to splurge (c'mon, he's worth it), here are five last minute picks from Everything She Wants . 1. Fashioned in handsome black leather with standout white stitching and sole, these rugged, Harley-Davidson Beau boots ($174) are good for work or play; available on . 2. 3. & 4. We  love  charitable shopping. And these luxe leather items -- Dobra backpack ($270);  Cyband Bike Strap ($20); and Gymano Duffel Bag ($300) -- are from  Oliberte ,  a stylish, sustainable lifestyle brand that supports workers' rights in sub-Saharan Africa. 5. Thinning hair is no fun, for men or for women. So give Dad a gift that keeps on regrowth, that is. Availa

5 White Fashion Looks and Trends for Summer 2015

If you haven't already, it's time to break out the white fashion pieces you've had packed away since last summer.  I never used to wear white because the color stains so easily, and boy have I seen some mishaps! But while I'm still a little skeptical about wearing white pants,  I've learned to appreciate the pop of brightness you get from wearing white accessories (bags, hats and scarves), crisp and flowy white tops and tunics, and white sneakers. And if you'd like to add a few more trendy white looks and styles to your seasonal wardrobe, here are Everything She Wants ' picks for summer 2015. From top to bottom : Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top sneakers  ($54.95), available at DSW; NYDJ Color Blocked Blouse ($88.00);  Riders by Lee Cuffed Denim Capris ($24.99), available at Kmart; Fe Lo Classic White sneakers by Feiyue  ($65.00); and David & Young's Search for Adventure scarf ($22.00).

New Beauty Product for Women of Color, Y.A.M. by Bekura Beauty

With so many hair and beauty products on the market specifically targeted to women of color, it's hard to figure out what works--especially when you're browsing the endless choices at your favorite drugstore or beauty supply store.  Well, a new product to consider is the Southern cuisine-inspired Y.A.M. Nectar Hydrating Hair Nourisher ($20) from Bekura Beauty . The product line was founded in 2011 by Rashida Jefferson, and we chatted with Rashida about her mission to promote more "me-time moments." Bekura Beauty founder, Rashida Jefferson. When did you start Bekura Beauty, and what inspired you to start your own hair, bath and body product line? I launched Bekura Beauty in July of 2011 under the name, "b.a.s.k. beauty."  The idea to create a spa collection was inspired by my love of traveling and getting pampered at destination day spas.  I would visit these beautiful, serene resorts, but didn't quite benefit fully from the treatments as they

Everything She Wants Spotlight: NYC Career Coach Nicole Orisich

Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Or perhaps you want to transition to a new career?  If you answered yes to either question, you may benefit from the services of a career-focused life coach like Nicole Orisich . A Certified Tough Transitions Career Coach (CTTCC), since 2010 Nicole has established herself as one of the top coaches in New York City. We chatted with the entrepreneurial Get Unstuck NYC coach, who also runs the  Pretty Hard Body fitness studio for women in Harlem, about her inspiring career path. Everything She Wants: What is it like working as a career coach in NYC? Career coach, Nicole Orisich. Nicole  Orisich:  I have four appointment slots a day and my sessions are each 90-minutes long. No two sessions have ever been alike. It's like watching a really cool Woody Allen movie, with fascinating characters sharing fascinating tales. I'm always left in a state of gratitude after my sessions, because you can't engage in people's lives around to