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Get Ready for Flu Season with Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief

Just in time for the holiday season, it's also cold and flu season. Yay! And if you're on the fence about the flu shot, there are tried-and-true drugstore remedies like  Chloraseptic® ,   the #1 sore throat relief, that we count on every year for relief from nagging symptoms.  Chloraseptic ®  lozenges and sprays provide fast-acting relief for sore throats and mouth pain. But the rest is literally up to you. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to stay healthy and germ free during the holidays from  Chloraseptic®  expert Maria M. Mantione, Associate Clinical Professor at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Services. Stay home:  The holidays mean parties and gatherings – and many people attend even when they are sick. Do your best to avoid others who are sick – and if you have a cold, stay home. Get some fresh air:  Ventilate as best you can if the weather allows it. During the winter months, we are more likely to stay indoors. When weathe

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty, Jewelry and Fashion Picks Under $50

After a stressful election season, we can all find comfort in more than a little retail therapy. And getting a great deal makes shopping even more fun. So as you continue your Christmas and holiday gift picking, here are a few custom jewelry, beauty and fashion finds under $50. 1.  Nothing says holiday gift quite like an engraved or monogrammed piece of jewelry. That's why we love Brook & York custom rings and necklaces (from $46). The rings come in a variety of styles and are available in silver, gold and rose gold. Necklaces are also available in tortoise, blonde marble and black marble acrylic. All of Brook & York's beautifully crafted jewelry is born in the USA. 2.  Holiday hair, we do care. Available exclusively at Sephora,  Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture’s Scent & Shine Oil Collection   ($26 each), offers a trio of  silicone-free   and antioxidant-packed lightweight oils, each with a distinct, si gnature fragrance . Each product in the

Give Thanksgiving Dinner a Plant-Powered Health Reboot

If you're like us, you're the only one at the Thanksgiving Day table who doesn't eat turkey, ham and forget the pigtails and sauerkraut ( it's a Baltimore thing ).  To make matters even more complicated, we recently stopped eating dairy and sugar products (goodbye mac and cheese and pecan pie).  But thanks to the new cookbook, 28-Day Plant Powered Health Reboot: Reset Your Body, Lose Weight, Gain Energy & Feel Great   (out January 3, 2017) , by registered dieticians and social media superstars Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez, vegans and vegetarians like us  can prepare and bring our  own yummy, plant-based recipes to  the Turkey Day grub-fest. With any luck we might even inspire our families to eat healthier all year long. Everything She Wants : How can we give Turkey Day a "plant power" boost? Jessica and Wendy : Holidays and healthy don't have to be mutually exclusive. We are big proponents of adding vegetables to every holiday dinn

Natural Hair Care Tips from Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymah

You may recognize her from the '90s sketch comedy show In Living Color,  as Bill Cosby's daughter on Cosby , or Raven-Symone's Mom on That's So Raven . But T'Keyah Crystal Keymah is just as recognizable for her trademark twists. Everything She Wants chatted* with the natural hair pioneer via email about how her hairstyle choices affected her career, her product picks and her book, Natural Woman/Natural Hair: A Hair Journey . Everything She Wants: Back in the ‘90s not many black actresses wore their hair natural. Were you overlooked for roles because of your hairstyle? T'Keyah: Sure. I missed out on things because of my hair (which no one knew how to style at first, so I did it myself). I even had casting directors suggest that I "do something with it." Gratefully, I worked steadily enough that I was never tempted to trade my twists for more opportunities. [But] I've always been fine playing characters that don't wear their hair