Best Eye Cream Guide: focus on the right ingredients for the right issue

Eye Cream Guide for beauty junkies

Fresh, cold air. Crisp fall leaves. It’s autumn at its best and all the fun beauty trends are before us. Rock the smokey eyes. Add the glitter to your face and lips.

But did know you can use eye cream as the perfect shadow and concealer primer? If you are searching for the best eye cream or simply looking for an eye cream guide, we’ve got you covered with a closer look at not only the most popular eye cream formulas on the market but also the eye creams that truly leave eyes youthful, rejuvenated, and bright.

Best Eye Cream Guide of 2017 – 2018

Take a look at this best eye cream guide, complete with recommendations specifically for wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. At the end of the day, the best eye cream is narrowed down to focusing the right ingredients on the right issue.

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Drug-Take Back Day: TimerCaps combating opioid abuse

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October 28, pharmacies and police stations across the nation will be participating in the National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day. Collection sites will be open from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. This event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of any unused and unwanted prescription drugs. So considering taking a look inside your home for expired prescription drugs and more.

In 2015, 33,091 people died from overdoses involving some type of opioid, including heroin.  A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that 42 percent of opioids prescribed for acute post-surgical pain were not consumed. At least 67 percent of patients had leftover medicine, and 91 percent of the patients with leftover medicine did not dispose of it properly.

The last Drug Take-Back Day was April 29 and resulted in 900,386 pounds of unwanted medication turned in at 5,498 take-back sites. Many Drug Take-Back sites and anti-drug coalitions are passing out TimerCaps as an incentive to bring in medication and educate people on safely taking and storing their meds. If TimerCaps are not available at the Drug Take-Back sites, they can also be bought at Rite Aid, CVS, and on TimerCap.com.

Six Principles of Safety Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The TimerCap solves 5 out of the 6 principles of prescription drug safety. You can see below how the TimerCap helps promote safe medication use:

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Swimsuit model Kate Upton chats healthy living and weddings with Yahoo Styles

Kate Upton healthy living tips with Yahoo Styles. Here she is pictured in a blue bikini.
Kate Upton shares healthy living tips and chats about her wedding day plans with Yahoo Styles.

It’s wedding season and swimsuit model Kate Upton sat down with Yahoo Style’s recently to discuss her insecurities about wearing a bikini, her weight as well as her plans for her upcoming wedding. Here are some highlights from Upton’s interview:

Swimsuit Model Kate Upton Says She’s ‘Still Not Confident in a Bathing Suit’

Yes, even a super model like Kate Upton has body image insecurities. She says she is still not confident in a bathing suit. This is why she eats healthy and sticks to a work out routine to feel at her best. Upton says:

You always have struggles. It’s not like I always feel my best. Everybody has moments where they don’t feel confident in a bikini. It’s what we’re striving for: self-love. We work our way up. When I don’t feel my best, that’s OK.”

Yahoo Styles asked Upton is she trying to lose wait for her wedding day. The answer is no because she is not worried about a number. Why won’t Upton lose weight for her wedding? Here’s her complete answer:

“Honestly, because coming from the fashion world, weight — when I first started modeling — was very important. How much you weighed, how much you needed to lose, whatever it was…I’m not trying to be fit for a number on a scale. Whenever I’m happiest, I try to maintain that. I don’t need a number.”

Upton does not even stick to a strict diet. Instead, she tries to eat healthy, work out and keep up a healthy lifestyle. Upton does this because she wants to allow herself the freedom to enjoy what she eats. In the interview Upton admits “I weight-train, which also really helps raise my metabolism and gives me the ability to enjoy food.” 

Read the full interview at Yahoo Styles now to learn more about Upton’s healthy living, upcoming wedding and more.

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New symptoms of depression toolkit helps patients and caregivers with “More Than Mood” symptoms

Do you or someone you care about suffer from depression? There’s hope; there’s help. Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA) has launched  “More than Mood: A Depression Symptoms Toolkit for Families and Caregivers, which helps equip patients and their caregivers – like Don and his brother Dan – with the tools they need to recognize, describe and treat  “lesser-known” symptoms of depression.

About Major Depression

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S, with nearly 16 million U.S. adults suffering from a major depressive episode a year. But there is a lack of understanding around one of the more challenging aspects of depression – cognitive impairment. While patients and clinicians are aware that depression affects mood, self-worth and energy, it can also affect reasoning, organization, attention and memory (ROAM). With resources including a symptom tracking chart that caregivers can use as a discussion guide to help describe the difficult-to-verbalize symptoms of ROAM to healthcare providers, as well as videos of two families – both a patient and caregiver – sharing their personal stories. FFDA is working to raise awareness and empower patients and caregivers with the right tools to seek effective treatment. Check out the complete Depression Symptoms Toolkit for Families and Caregivers available online.

The complete “More than Mood: A Depression Symptoms Toolkit” on the FFDA website includes a range of materials:

  • Downloadable fact sheets for patients and caregivers that describe ROAM and the role of the family caregiver in treatment, as well as a discussion guide and symptom tracking chart to help interact with clinicians
  • An online “Depression Wellness Analyzer” to assess symptoms including those related to ROAM
  • Videos featuring patients and their family caregivers sharing their experiences of managing ROAM symptoms
  • A video that demonstrates cognitive impairment in real-life situations;
  • A recorded webinar with a leading researcher about cognitive impairment; and
  • A handbook about cognitive impairment symptoms occurring with mental health conditions.

About Families for Depression Awareness

Families for Depression Awareness is a national nonprofit organization that helps families recognize, address, and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. FFDA’s programs provide education, tools, and strategies that equip family caregivers to help those affected by mood disorders. FFDA’s staff, board of directors, and volunteers have professional or personal experience with depression, bipolar disorder, or suicide loss that both motivates and informs their work. Learn more about FFDA at familyaware.org.

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: Saving men’s lives

Testicular cancer prevention tips from Men's Health

WASHINGTON — Men’s Health Network (MHN) is joining organizations and communities across the country in April to recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month as part of its pledge to advocate for the health and wellness of men and their families.

About Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged between 15 and 35 years old and has one of the highest survival rates if found early. That’s what makes prevention techniques and overall awareness critically important. According to Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President at MHN, “Testicular cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer in young men and boys but remains a very treatable cancer,” Fadich continues, “That is why awareness is essential in reaching younger men who may not receive cancer prevention messages and educate them about the importance of early detection.”

Visit TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com for educational resources about risk factors, warning signs, and treatment options for the disease. The site offers videos, a social media toolkit, downloadable brochures, research articles, and examples of awareness activities to turn a difficult-to-discuss problem into an interactive and easier-to-approach learning experience. This month and throughout the year, MHN is urging men to take a more active role in their health and be aware of how to screen for testicular cancer.

“Early detection for testicular cancer is absolutely critical. Many years of life from too many men and boys have been lost because of this disease,” said Dr. Michael J. Rovito, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida and Founder of Men’s Health Initiative, Inc., “It’s time males became more aware of the risks and began to take action to become familiar with their bodies.”

Rovito further recommends that “males should perform testicular self-examination monthly to monitor if anything abnormal develops. If something out of the ordinary is discovered, males should speak to their healthcare provider immediately.”

About Men’s Health Network

Men’s Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at by following them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook. For more information on MHN’s ongoing Dialogue on Men’s Health series, visit

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How does acne impact your love life? | Women’s Health Survey

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A new survey reveals that women would be willing to go without sex, gain 10 pounds or take a pay cut in order to get clear skin. Think that’s surprising? The survey also found women will cancel a date or plans because of a zit, would rather have their period than a breakout on their wedding da. The average woman is willing to go as far as editing their selfies to cover their skin before posting pictures on social media. This survey is the Curology‘s State of Acne in America, which polled more than 1,000 women between the ages of 18-44 who have suffered from acne, blackheads or clogged pores at some point in their lives and the results are shocking.

Findings

  • Sorry, Bumble: Almost 15% of women between the ages of 18-24 are likely or very likely to cancel plans or a date because of a breakout.
  • Period on your Wedding day: 59% of women said they’d rather have their period than a breakout on their wedding day
  • Selfie Cover Up: 40% of women admitted to editing a picture to cover a blemish before posting on social media. When looking at women ages 18-24, the number goes up to 52.6%.
  • How Far Would You Go? Almost half of women 18-24 (44%) would be willing to gain 10 pounds, take a pay cut or be celibate for six months to have clear skin.

Find the full survey results for an inside look into women’s emotional, social and professional struggles caused by acne and explore what they would be willing to sacrifice for clear skin.

The Dermatology crisis of America

There are less than 10,000 dermatologists in the United States and more than 50 million people suffering from acne, access to quality care can be limited while the desire to conquer breakouts and end skincare stress is widespread. Curology, the skincare company that offers customized prescription acne care for every customer online, released its inaugural survey on the State of Acne in America.

The survey provides a comprehensive look at the challenges women face when dealing with acne and highlights how far women of all ages are willing to go to achieve clear skin. The survey was conducted online with Google Consumer Surveys among 1,001 women, between the ages of 18-44, who have suffered from acne, blackheads or clogged pores at some point in their lives.

Curology is the only solution that offers customized acne formulas for each customer. A dedicated dermatology provider reviews photos of each customer’s face and analyzes responses to medical questions before prescribing a tailor-made formula. Each formula has prescription-strength ingredients not available over-the-counter, and Curology ships the personalized formula directly to the customer’s door.

The Purpose of the State of Acne in America Survey

“Our hope with the State of Acne in America survey is to expose the underlying struggles women face when dealing with their acne and understand just how important it is for them to find an effective treatment,” said David Lortscher, MD, board-certified dermatologist and the founder and CEO of Curology. “This survey validates what our dermatology providers hear from customers every day – that acne is more than just skin deep. Changes in the appearance of the skin have a major impact on a person both socially and emotionally – and that’s why I created Curology.”

Wearing Your Emotions

Suffering from unwanted acne, blackheads or clogged pores can be challenging for women of all ages. In many cases, social situations can exacerbate the emotional toll acne takes and brings unwanted commentary.

A staggering 52% of women 18-24 have had a significant other or family member comment on their acne, blackheads, or clogged pores in a negative way. With the palpable pressure of having clear and photo-ready skin, women of all ages are willing to subject themselves to other burdens to avoid a very public breakout.

 

Acne and the Workplace

Women who suffer from acne, blackheads or clogged pores also struggle with nerves and feelings of anxiety in the workplace, potentially putting their professional reputation and future at risk.

  • 36.6% of women admitted to feeling nervous or anxious going into a job interview or big presentation because of their acne. The nerves increase even more for younger women, with 40.6% of women 18-24 admitting the same feelings of anxiety.
  • 52.4% of women who have had someone close to them comment on their acne in a negative way also admitted to having felt nervous or anxious going into a big presentation or job interview.

A Financial Blemish

Whether it’s taking a pay cut at work or shelling out $100 a month, the prospect of achieving clear skin can drive women to sacrifice well-earned money.

  • Of women 18-34 who said they would be willing to take a pay cut for six months to have clear skin, 57.9% would be willing to pay $100/month for 10 years ($12k) to guarantee their skin would be cleared of any acne, blackheads or clogged pores for life.
  • 20.5% of women would be willing to pay $100/month for 10 years ($12K) to guarantee their skin would be cleared of any acne, blackheads or clogged pores for life. That number jumps to 26.4% for women 18-24.

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When Anti-Aging and Acne Collide

Women don’t have the luxury of staying focused on preventing and treating their acne as they’re often seeking ways to also slow or prevent the process of aging.

  • 25.2% of women 25-44 admitted to simultaneously using products to slow or prevent skin aging AND products to treat acne, blackheads and clogged pores.

Learn more at Curology.com

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Today’s Brides and teeth whitening: How to get teeth as white as the dress

Every bride’s dream wedding is different. While some envision themselves in a white ball gown, others see themselves walking down the aisle in neon pink with their dog in tow! Because every bride is unique, Philips Zoom, the #1 professional teeth whitening brand in the country, launched a survey to look into the trends and traditions that today’s brides are following. Here are some of the survey results and an infographic that we’re sure you’ll find useful for upcoming stories:

  • When it comes to the bride’s photo, the top stresses shared by brides focus on their persona and appearance
  • 1 in 5 brides is worried about the appearance of her teeth
  • 67% of former brides and brides-to-be-admit to working out four or more times per week in preparation for their weddings, with 61% citing out specific foods — like cheese, sugar, and pasta from their diets
  • 70% of couples are not totally satisfied when they reflect back on the photos taken on their wedding day

The good news, a confident and healthy smile can go a long way when capturing memories you want to last.  Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed can whiten teeth up to eight shades in 45 minutes and the formula includes amorphous calcium phosphate, potassium nitrate and fluoride to cultivate a healthy smile.

For more information on the myriad of treatments Philips Zoom has to offer, all customizable to your lifestyle and sensitivity preferences, visit here

Because every bride is unique, Philips Zoom, the #1 professional teeth whitening brand in the country, launched a survey to look into the trends and traditions that today’s brides are following, and we think you’ll absolutely love the results! Please see attached for survey results and an infographic that we’re sure you’ll find useful for upcoming stories!

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Please click here  for more information on the myriad of treatments Philips Zoom has to offer, all customizable to your lifestyle and sensitivity preferences.

About Philips Zoom

As the #1 patient-requested professional teeth whitening treatment in the country, Philips Zoom offers a variety of customizable treatment options:

  • Philips Zoom Take Home Kits: When it comes to whitening there is no “one size fits all,” and now it’s easier than ever to find the perfect fit for every patient. Philips Zoom Take Home Kits come in a variety of options, ranging from Philips Zoom Take Home NiteWhite, which you wear while you sleep, to Philips Zoom DayWhite, which only takes 30 minutes, twice a day to get optimum results in only two weeks.
  • Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed: Clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades in 45 minutes, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed has superior results and efficacy than other professional whitening alternatives.
  • Philips Zoom QuickPro: Philips Zoom QuickPro uses a breakthrough two-layer technology to give you a noticeably whiter smile in just 10 minutes! It takes only five minutes to apply and all the patient has to do is brush or wipe off the whitening varnish after 30 minutes to see results.
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Is juicing better than smoothies?

By: Rebekah Carter
Juicing health benefits

Most people know that eating plenty of fresh, raw, and organic fruit and vegetables is the perfect way to enhance their health and increase the likelihood of living a longer, happier life. The more fresh produce you get into your system, the more open your diet will be to a host of vitamins and minerals made to improve daily health and digestion. Some people even believe that certain items of fresh produce can help guard the body from chronic diseases such as diabetes, and cut the risk of suffering from cancer. Unfortunately, the busy lifestyles that most of us lead means that we do not have time to spend hours a day searching for new recipes that will help us get the right amount greens into our diet. Juicing is one of the most convenient ways to get the nutritional boost your body needs. But what makes juicing more beneficial than drinking smoothies? Read  some answers below.

The Problems with Smoothies

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If you make a smoothie using a lot of produce and no added extras (like greek yogurt), the likelihood you are going to consume a large amount of fruit and vegetables is high. Remember when you put item in the blender to make your smoothie , you are using the entire fruit or vegetable – not just the liquid content. Although getting large doses of fresh produce into your diet might seem like a good decision on the surface, it also means that you are consuming more calories than you might be able to burn, which not only prevents the weight loss that can come with juicing, but could lead to weight gain. If you compare that to the process of creating juice, which you see below, you will quickly discover that juicing only uses the liquid content of the fruit or vegetable, leaving much of the calories behind.

If you do not have a produce-only smoothie and choose to pack your drink full of other substances like ice cream, flavored yogurt, sweetened milk and honey, then you could definitely add to your intake of daily sugar. This drastically increases the calorie count involved with each of your beverages.

Why is juicing better than smoothies?

The best reason to consider juicing is that you will be able to increase your intake of fresh produce. Most fruits and vegetables will supply the body with a wealth of minerals and vitamins that help to battle against oxidative stress and boost your body immunity. Many Americans do not get the right amount of fruit and vegetables into their system; juicing is a quick and effective way to get the extra nutrition the body needs.

Juicing also gives the body a unique opportunity to experiment with vegetables and fruits that it would not normally digest or enjoy in standard recipes. That means that you can get healthy doses of things like beets and kale, which are brimming with vitamin B and vitamin K. Just look at some of the recipes that are included here:

An easier way to eat your greens

Why Juicing is as easy s 1,2,3?

Although plenty of people love eating their fruits and vegetables, there are some out there who simply do not like the taste or texture of items of fresh produce. While there is nothing wrong with having a preference on the food that you would like to eat, missing out on certain items of fruit and vegetables could mean that you do not get access to essential vitamins and minerals that cannot be accessed in the same amounts elsewhere.

If you are a busy person who does not have much time to sit down and craft new recipes for your fruit and vegetable intake or you struggle to consume fruits and vegetables (you do not like the taste),  juicing is an excellent way to fill in the nutrition gap. You get everything you need without textures that might put you off. Additionally, it takes much less time to sit and drink a glass of juice than it does to put together and drink a smoothie. This means that you can get all the minerals and vitamins that you need for a single day in one glass in the morning.

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What is ontology and where can I find an ontology expert?

Do you need an expert on ontology? The word “ontology” was recently uttered in a Gilmore Girls episode. Since it’s a buzz word now, what does it mean? The world’s leading experts on ontology, Landmark, defines ontology as the study of being and millions of people in 21 countries are currently studying ontology. To understand why people study ontology, consider this quote by Mark Twain:
“I can’t hear what you’re saying because your actions are too loud.” In other words, who you’re being is louder than what you’re saying. So, how do you actually create who you’re ‘being?” That’s where Landmark courses come in.

About Landmark

Landmark is a personal and professional growth, training and development company that’s had more than 2.4 million people use its programs to cause breakthroughs in their personal lives as well as in their communities, generating more than 100,000 community projects around the world. In The Landmark Forum, Landmark’s flagship program, people cause breakthroughs in their performance, communication, relationships and overall satisfaction in life. In 2011, Time Magazine said, “Landmark is the natural first stop in any transformation tour.” So, if you’re trying to transform:

  • Business
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Your career
  • Family
  • Goals

Landmark is the place to orchestrate that “aha” epiphany on demand. Yes, even aha moments can now be had “on demand.Here is a list of evening seminars taking place in 125 locations globally. When you need an expert on “ontology” to create who you’re being in life vs reacting to others, Landmark is here for you.

 

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TimerCaps: How do you curb opioid abuse? | Overdose epidemic

There has been plenty of chatter by the media these days but preventative solutions for the opioid crisis is one to pay close attention to. People need to be aware of the simple tools such as the TimerCap that help prevent, under/over dosing, household diversion and create positive long-term medication habits with medication in bottles they are dispensed in.

How can TimerCaps help under and over dosing of medication?

✔    Monitor of last dosage – Disoriented and cognitively impaired patients need a tool to know last dose and when it is safe to take another or resume.

✔    Managing medication in the bottles they are dispensed. Medication and labeling should be together for the highest level of patient safety.

    Lift Adherence (Taking medication as prescribed) – Proven to lift adherence by up to 33%

✔    Detection of household diversion –  Child Safety packaging does not address the at risk children from 6 – 16.

✔    Deterrent of unwanted openings  –   A greater likelihood of being caught reduces the attempts of diversion.

✔    Habituation for long-term adherence  – Per the CVS Study the first 60 days determines long-term adherence patterns. 

As doctors and pharmacies are being scrutinized, restrictions and unifying databases are being mandated, the main culprit is not being addressed. The patients that are mentally impaired by the opioids need tools for monitoring their last drug intake. What gets measured gets done, making the patient’s part of the solution from the beginning by giving them the right tools to be responsible with their drug intake. What we know is that patients disoriented on opioids in traditional packaging and forced to find external means of tracking are not working.

Cognitively impaired patients need automatic timers that count up since last opened to let patients and caregivers truly monitor usage to prevent unintended abuse, household diversion detection, and to know when it is safe again to use a motor vehicle.  Opioid needs to stay in containers they are dispensed in for most safety with all vital information such as: patient, medication name, pill descriptions, dosage, and side effects in case of an emergency.

Traditional dispensing in bottles with generic cap is analogues of giving a person an automobile without a speedometer. Sure they can read the posted speed signs but without a speedometer they have no way of knowing how fast or slow they are going so they can appropriately self-correct.  They can only guess or find out when pulled over by enforcement, this is what is happening to opioid patients they are already impaired and have no way to track their last usage.

The TimerCap is a cap with a built-in stopwatch, it resets every time you close the container and begins to count up to display time passed since last closed.  This means the cap is not competing with labeling instructions, foolproof as it starts and resets every time it opens. Bottomline: This is simple enough for anyone to use without instructions and inexpensive.

TimerCaps are inexpensive and have been proven to help patients take their medication as prescribed and is the perfect tool for opioid tracking and diversion detection.  This keep medication and labeling in the container  its dispensed in for most safety, keeping all vital information such as: patient, medication name, pill descriptions, dosage, side effects, warnings, prescribing doctor, pharmacy, and refill information.  This makes it simple for easy identification of medications and time of last dosage in case of emergency.

Watch Larry Twersky, the CEO of TimerCap LLC speak on this matter and explain why the TimerCap helps curb opioid abuse:

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