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Why Women Are at Increased Risk for Concussions

The topic of concussions has taken center stage of late, most prominently with the release of the movie “Concussion” in December 2015. Concussion is derived from the Latin concutere (“to shake violently”) or concussus (“action of striking together”). Even with the heavy coverage of the college and pro-athlete concussion rates, there’s one group of athletes not getting much attention – women. …

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Are You An Environmentally Friendly Fashionista? You Should Know This!

One thing we worry about in our daily lives is how to be environmentally friendly. Of course, you can recycle and be green around the home, but when it comes to looking good it may at first seem like you will have to stick to a lot of polluting companies to look fashionable, there are a …

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Healthy Recipes to Warm Body & Soul

Whether you just spent the day on the slopes or are trying to keep warm during a polar-vortex freeze,  some nutritious goodness is needed to heat both body and soul.  There’s nothing better than home-made soup or chowder to eliminate the chill and replace calories lost on a cold, winter day. From Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Crouton Bites to Creamy …

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Healthy Holiday Entertaining #HolidayCheer

Holidays provide an opportunity to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer. But they also bring lots of opportunities for over-eating and drinking. Even the most disciplined people struggle with temptation during the holiday season. Here are a handful of tips for surviving seasonal parties without packing on the pounds: Chances are you may be invited to …

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6 Ways to Help Girls Win the War on Self-Esteem

Women may be gaining ground in the battle for equality, but they are still losing the war on self-esteem. Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself so I was shocked to discover that girls’ self-esteem peaks at nine or ten years of age and plummets before they’re even teenagers.  What this means …

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Mo’ne Davis is Pretty Tough in Harper’s Photo Spread

Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis, OITNB’s Uzo Aduba, activist Christy Turlington Burns and singer Debbie Harry were among those who posed for Harper’s Bazaar’s Women Who Dare series. In the magazine’s profile of Davis, 13, the young pitcher talks about being a girl playing the usually all boys sport of baseball: “Most want to hit against me, just to say they got a hit,” …

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#NYFW: The Season’s Most Stylish Athletes

If it’s September, you can be pretty sure of two things: Serena Williams will compete at the U.S. Tennis Open after which she will make an appearance at New York’s Fashion Week. Williams, who won her 6th U.S Open title and 18th Grand Slam single last weekend, has  fans on and off the court. One of the most recognized …

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Misty Copeland is a Badass Ballerina

A lot of companies have launched ads lately supporting strong, independent, and empowered woman (GoldieBlox, Always, HelloFlo, and Verizon come to mind). The latest to join their ranks is athletic apparel  brand Under Armour with its “I Will What I Want,” campaign. This is the company’s most expansive global women’s marketing campaign to date and it features world champion downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, tennis star Sloane …

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Is Sabina Altynbekova Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball?

A 17-year-old volleyball player from Kazakhstan (before you search Google, it’s a former Soviet republic) is coming under fire, but it’s not because of her athletic skills. It’s because of her looks.   Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, who emerged as a media star during the 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship in Taipei this month, is so beautiful that it’s a distraction …

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Betsy Ross cover your eyes: Olympic uniforms unveiled

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are only two weeks away so it’s time we got a look at Team USA’s festive wardrobe. Betsy Ross – you might want to cover your eyes. The Ralph Lauren designed Opening Ceremony uniforms are… well, wildly patriotic.  Unveiled today, the outfits hark back to that most American of crafts, the …

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