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HERB LEMON ROASTED CHICKEN

This is a wonderful way to spice up your chicken, not to mention it's quick and easy to prepare. Calories and fat intake are not bad either. (138 calories and 2 grams of fat) 2- 5 ounce boneless chicken breast ½ cup of your favorite fresh herbs ( rosemary, thyme, sage, chives, oregano etc.) 1 tablespoon or ½ of a fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 zest of a lemon Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) 4 teaspoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt &  pepper or to your taste  Preheat the oven 350 F In a small bowl, combine the herbs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and oil. Add the chicken and coat with the herb mixture.  Place on a nonstick baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, until no longer pink COOK NOTES:  Cubed chicken to top...

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How To Do A Pedicure At Home

Well-groomed feet contribute greatly to our overall beauty. It is also an indicator as to how well you look after yourself. They carry our body weight all through the day and they do deserve to be indulged time and again. Point being, foot care shouldn’t take a back seat when it comes to grooming and beauty treatments. Read more here...

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How To Meditate

Meditation is becoming a way of life for vast populations across ethnic, social, and spiritual backgrounds. You'll be surprised what a diet of healthy life reflection and deep breathing will do for even the most challenging of situations. Meditation is meant to calm the mind and refocus your energy. It one of the keys to living a calmer, more relaxed life. Before you begin to meditate, find a place that calms you. This can be a physical environment like the beach, the grass in the sun, or a ski lodge in the snow. If you can't go to these places, bring them to you with music, candles, or aromatherapy. Wherever you are, make sure you're alone and away from distractions (by the kids, your sweetie pie, the dog,...

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How Willow Smith Keeps Healthy With Yoga

Do you think working out has to be a hard and sweaty? Well if so, you thought wrong! The young singer, Willow Smith, actually participates in many yoga classes. Even though Yoga is not strenuous, it still helps with the function of moving your bones and muscles.  Possibly, you may think of working out as literally working until you're OUT, but it is always helpful to have a little bit of relaxation and fun while you're at it. Yoga is designed to help you meditate and calm yourself. In fact, Perezitos, a fun space on celebrity parents and children, states that “Willow found the cool drops refreshing after raising her body temperature with tough stretches.” Those 'tough stretches' are great and come in handy for when you...

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The Best Base Coats for Every Nail Need

When I put together my list of current favorite top coats, many of you requested to hear about the Best Base Coats in my arsenal. I actually have more top coats than base coats and that’s because I tend to stick with my tried and true faves. I test new things, of course, but, for the most part, these have become my staples. To make sure I have all your bases covered (pun totally intended), I am sharing my favorites for long-lasting wear, ridge filling, treatment and specialty polishes. Click the link below to read on...

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2 Ways To Start Going Natural With Your Hair

We hear it all the time, women giving up that creamy white stuff, that once had their hair patent leather straight, for beautiful textured coifs and coils. However, we have also seen those who attempt to go natural, but are leaning more towards an unkept, dry, weathered look (and no sis, that headband in the front, doesn't make it ok). Whatever end of the spectrum you are on, going natural is a process; that takes some time, patience, and a whole lot of trial and errors. Going natural implies that you are no longer using any chemical to alter the natural form of your hair, making many give up the once coveted relaxer. Relaxers permanently change the form of your hair, it does not wear off. Often,...

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10 Natural Nails Do’s and Don’ts

Keeping your fingernails looking their best doesn’t take a lot of time, but it does require some regular care. Cuticles should be moisturized and groomed, nails should be properly trimmed, filed and protected. Just follow these common-sense tips. Click here to read the top ten natural nail do's and don'ts....

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How To Enjoy Swimming Without Damaging Your Hair

We see it all the time, a pool party, with NO SISTAS in the pool. And if they are, they are only waist deep. However, with temperatures reaching the high 90’s, full body emersion is definitely desired. As much as our bodies may love it, that salt and chlorine from pools and even open bodies of water do a number on our hair. Here are a few tips to protect your hair from such chemicals. * Before hopping in, saturate your hair with clean water and a little conditioner. By doing that your hair is less likely to absorb the chlorinated/salt water. For added protection, seal your hair with natural oil like jojoba or coconut oil. These oils help seal your hair cuticles and create a...

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How Olympian Gabby Douglas Stays Fit

Have you heard about the healthy lifestyle the young, Black Olympian, Gabby Douglas lives? Not only does she stay fit because she’s an athlete, but it’s important for her daily lifestyle! The key is that it all takes time, patience, and energy. Douglas says, “Before we start, we do a warm up for about like five minutes. We do arm circles and head movements, and wrist movements,” if you want to go a little harder, Gabby says she does “100 crunches and 25 split jumps on each leg, etc”. Well, isn’t that something you can do yourself? Yes indeed, try it! Always have in mind that working out, anywhere, anytime, and trying your best to maintain good health, is a priority and doesn’t have to be a...

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Get Glowing Radiant Skin With Lemon Water

What’s the first thing that people see, your skin!  And with all the stress that comes with life, your skin seems to be effected the most, at least for many of us. Ladies, I don’t care how much make-up you have on, but if you have rough and flaky skin, a pound of foundation will not create a MIRACLE. In my experience skin that’s dehydrated makes your face look dull, rough, and just unflattering to the naked eye, and it shows even under your make-up. SO WHAT’S THE ANSWER? Well the natural approach, I feel will have a magical outcome over time is LEMON WATER. Fresh lemon juice is abundant in natural electrolytes, which helps boost hydration, and is great for your skin.  Drinking lemon water...

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