• Why Is Melanin So Important For Our Health?

    A natural pigment that gives color to our skin, and the substance that protects our bodies from UV light, melanin has a huge impact on our health. This pigment is synthesized in the human body by melanocyte cells and consists of numerous polymeric compounds like tryptophan, sulfur, histidine, nitrogen, tyrosine, hydrogen, and arginine. It is responsible for the hue of the skin. Its production is controlled by hormones and certain endocrine glands of internal secretion. The central nervous system and brain also take part in the production of melanin. Melanocytes secrete melanin, which accumulates in the skin. All melanocytes have a connection with keratocytes, special cells of the epidermis located…

  • 6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Appearance

    Looking for a self-improvement project for the new year? Then consider working to improve your appearance. No one’s going to say that how you look is the most important thing in the world, but there’s little doubt that it can make a difference in your life. By making an improvement, you’ll notice an increase in your confidence and you may even get other benefits; appearance, for instance, has a subtle but important impact on being hired, for instance. Improving your appearance is not about reinventing the wheel. It’s about taking control of the things that are within your control and making them slightly better. Below, we’ll run through seven handy…

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    Winter Preparedness Mountain Style

    After the craft room clean-up that I posted about yesterday. I thought for sure that I would immediately be creating masterpieces right and left. I was WRONG!!! The Husband had other plans for me. Plans I did not particularly LIKE! But, since I do like to be warm in the winter I had to help. Sooooooooooo, pouting, chopping, and stacking wood took up the rest of last week.  Now not just my back hurts, my shoulders and MY HEAD hurts too! THANKFULLY, my feet don’t hurt.  Walking on uneven ground back and forth with arms full of wood to different piles, I’m just glad I have plenty of cushion in…

  • Sleep! Ahhhh Blissful Sleep. PLEASE!!!!

    Growing up I wondered what my Grandma was up so early in the morning. Then the older my Mom got the earlier she was awake. Now I think them b&$#+(%’s passed it down to ME!?! Why??? That’s just rude. I’m certain it’s more of that Karma stuff. (Yeah, yeah, teen years ….. blah blah blah). Now, put me on the couch? Pffffffttttttt I can fall asleep almost instantly, in the most uncomfortable positions. What’s up with THAT!?  So, I trudge upstairs, cuddle up in bed and…… and…… and.,,, yup I stare at the ceiling. Drum my fingers on my stomach. THEN! My mind starts to get in on that action.…

  • 4 Practical Ways to Achieve Your Dream Body for the Summer

    Are you ready to get the body of your dreams for summer? Diet and exercise are indeed essential components of any successful weight loss plan. But there are other ways to achieve your dream body without starting a strict diet or going to the gym. This article will discuss four practical ways that you can use to achieve your desired results without breaking the bank or taking on too much effort. With these tips and tricks, you can have a healthy and fit body in no time! 1. Get Adequate Sleep Getting enough quality rest is one of the most critical steps to achieving your dream body. Studies demonstrate that…

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    CandyCan! Candy Can WHAT!?

    I have to admit that title makes me smile. CandyCan what!? Y’all know me, I’m a candy addict. I’m certain if there were a blood test showing chocolate levels, mine would be off the charts. HOWEVER!! Candy Can is not chocolate. While it’s not chocolate it’s candy that serves a purpose! With November being so busy I’m just trying to stay sane, (okay, that ship MAY have sailed already!) AWAKE! I want to actually finish one task before I start the next. This month I’ve had the worst case of what I like to call ‘the shiny’s‘ I start wiping kitchen counters, but I put away something that belongs in…