Archives for Health

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Why Sunburn isn’t for sissies, aka wear your sunscreen

I’m sunburned. I want to be really poignant but my lips hurt, the corners of my eyes crack when I SEE and I’m fairly certain I have hot dog face. I want to go to bed, but the idea of going up stairs and possibly moving the skin on my head by moving my feet ...
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Life isn’t fair part II

Frequently, I struggle with the Life Isn’t Fair Principle. Today is one of those times. I have two friends. One of them is struggling with addictions. One of them is struggling with cancer. Both of them are under 35 and it is really, really hard for me to remember that both of them are struggling ...
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Biggest Giveaway Ever-SkincareRx.com

Since I started writing blueshelled.com, I have been very lucky to have the support of some excellent people. One of those companies is SkincareRx.com. For the last six months, they have been a proud sponsor of my site and have been quietly working behind the scenes to support me in any way possible. They are ...
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Congratulations toothbrush fan!

I have a winner! Here are your random numbers:6 Timestamp: 2009-08-21 22:53:40 UTC . Congratulations, loopy, on your toothbrush and refill set win. If you are ticked you didn’t win, and I get ticked about not winning freebies all the time, so you are in good company, please don’t stress it. I will have another giveaway very ...
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Sonic Vitality Toothbrush + 2 refills giveaway

Ok, ok. I get it. The response to my other giveaways, since the big Stila one, have been lackluster at best. BUT, the thing to remember here is that the little giveaways were never meant to replace the big ones. I promise. The big ones were supposed to happen once a month, and they are, ...
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Zicam causes loss of smell? What now?

Way back in June, consumerist.com had an article out on how Zicam didn’t release complaint reports that over 800 people had experienced anosmia (loss of smell) due to the use of its products. In July, the law suits began. I have some pretty big issues with this story. Mainly because I use Zicam and, let’s face it, we’re ...
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Tiny Bubbles and sensitive skin problems

I love tiny bubbles. Probably not the ones you are thinking about, however. No, mine are in the tub. Unfortunately, like any good bubble addict, I had to give mine up. It started when I went to the dermatologist and she diagnosed me with…sensitive skin. Duh! I’m sorry, that wasn’t very ladylike, but really. You can’t ...
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Death by Nuggets: Childhood obesity fueled by negligent parents

Never once have I pretended that I know everything about having a healthy body. It has only been a recent development in my life that I care what I choose to nourish my body and the way that I view it. I willingly admit that I have not always made the best decisions where my ...
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Heart attack = kryptonite; Or not! Claudio Vitale may be Superman

Some days, you read stories that are so uplifting that if you don’t share them you feel like you may burst from holding them in. I’ve actually been sitting on this one for days while I worked on other things that needed to be done, but never fear. If my heart suddenly burst, there is ...
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… Bueller? Daughter expresses breast milk to treat father’s cancer

Look, I consider myself a benevolent person and I truly want to find cures to the awful, terrible diseases we have in life. However, as I read this article in which a woman expresses breast milk in the hopes of saving her father from cancer, I struggled to gain understanding in this situation. Let me sum ...
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