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Eileen Fisher Learning Lab

Eileen Fisher

  FRIDAY, MAY 6 The Power of Purpose in Life and Work – 9am- 5pm. With Marcelo Cardoso and Eileen Fisher. Inquiry, exercises, personal reflection, case studies, and discussions on purpose and how it shapes personally and professionally. $295 includes lunch. Sun West Studio, 450 West 31st Street, 10th Floor, NYC. Register: Eileenfisherlearninglab.com.   FRIDAY, MAY 13 Embodied Mindfulness: Thriving in Life and Work – 9am-5pm. Cutting-edge ... Read More »

    Christie Brinkley Shares Her Secrets to Lasting Beauty

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    Why She Still Looks Terrific After 40 Years as a Model   Supermodel extraordinaire Christie Brinkley looks as amazing in her 60s as she did when she first graced the cover of Sports Illustrated nearly 40 years ago. In a new book, Timeless Beauty, Brinkley reveals her anti-aging secrets, many of which involve reliance on healthful foods, a positive attitude, exercise and good ... Read More »

      Magnesium Improves Childbirth for Mother and Newborn

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      Reduces Fevers and Complications Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists has found that magnesium reduces fevers during childbirth, as well as complications among newborns. The study followed 63,000 deliveries from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago, between 2007 and 2014. Of these, 6,163 women developed fevers of at least 100.4° F during labor. Of the ... Read More »

        The Missing Link: Inflammation and Depression in Women

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        Anti-Inflammatory Approach to Reducing Symptoms Antidepressant drug use is on the rise, particularly among women. A report released by Medco Health Solutions analyzed prescription claims data from 2.5 million Americans between 2001 and 2010 and found that 25 percent of women take drugs for a mental health condition. Despite a mainstream medicine notion that depression is caused by a chemical ... Read More »

          Sustainable Coastal Development Offered in Virginia

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          Ocean Land Trust, Inc., is offering property for home building in The Waverly, a new Earth-friendly, sustainable alternative to the more traditional high-impact coastal developments, in Machipongo, along Virginia’s scenic Chesapeake Bay shoreline. The 23 separate land parcels, ranging from three to 22 acres, are especially well suited for family compounds, organic farms and horses. The land is on high ground, well protected from coastal storms and ... Read More »

            Purpose and Meaning Help Seniors Live Longer

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            Connection to Longevity   Astudy of 9,050 people by researchers at Britain’s University College of London (UCL), Princeton University and Stony Brook University has determined that a sense of purpose and meaning in the lives of older individuals can significantly reduce the risk of earlier mortality. The researchers called this greater sense of purpose “evaluative well-being”. The study followed subjects ... Read More »

              Spark Up Your Love Life

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              Natural Ways to Boost Libido Underlying health issues aside, a hectic schedule packed with work deadlines, kids’ sporting events and household chores can leave little time for intimacy. Letting that pattern go on too long can become a problem. “There’s a use-it-or-lose-it phenomenon that occurs,” says Dr. Anita Clayton, a University of Virginia psychiatry professor, neurologist and author of Satisfaction: Women, ... Read More »

                Solutions for a Sluggish Thyroid

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                Keying in on Iodine It seems that a common mineral supplement that costs just pennies per day can stimulate an underactive thyroid, restore metabolism to normal levels, curb excess appetite, banish fatigue and generally improve everyone’s health. Mounting scientific evidence shows that iodine may be an answer to many such health woes, especially for women. “The thyroid acts as a ... Read More »

                  Picture Your Future

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                  Creating a Vision Board Makes Dreams Real Vision boards, a powerful tool for transformation, comprise a collage of pictures, phrases, poems and quotes that visually represent what we would like to experience more of in life. Building one works to uncover hidden desires and inner guidance that help clarify the details of a roadmap to our future. Anyone can create ... Read More »

                    Facial Fitness

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                    Exercises to Tone Your Face and Neck Gravity takes its toll as years pass, and many women find themselves bemoaning crow’s feet, frown lines and turkey necks that make them look older than they feel. Experts point to the loss of “fat pads” in the cheeks, bone loss around the eye sockets and cheekbones and overall weak muscles as potential ... Read More »

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