How I Learned To Love Working Out

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By Jillian Stacia

When I was in high school, I absolutely hated exercise. I loved playing sports. Playing soccer, shooting baskets, going swimming? Those were all fine and dandy. But exercising for the sake of exercising? No thank you.

I forced myself to go to the gym for the same reason many of us started working out: I wanted to lose weight. I was unhappy with my body and was convinced that if I grinded out an hour on the elliptical every day, I’d lose a few pounds. I was in it for the weight loss, plain and simple. I was envious of those girls who were “naturally skinny” and “didn’t need to work out”. Every day, I forced myself back on the treadmill, angry and resentful that I needed to exercise in order to look good. It didn’t seem fair. Continue reading

5 Big Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Beauty Essential

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By Rachela Forcellese

One of my favorite things about health and skincare is that I can find a lot of natural remedies with things that I find in my house, which is especially nice because I’d rather have a few multipurpose products than many single purpose ones.  One of my absolute favorite products is olive oil because it has a million different uses both health and beauty related – and it’s super easy to find. Here are five ways to use olive oil outside of the kitchen. Continue reading