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  1. The Top 3 Places to Shop in Manhattan

    February 10, 2020 by barbara

    The only thing better than shopping is shopping while you’re on vacation! Here are three of the top shopping destinations in Manhattan, as well as some tips on other nearby places to experience.

    Elegant Tightwad: The Shopping Tour With Wholesale Prices

    If your budget doesn’t allow for typical Manhattan price tags, Elegant Tightwad is a must-do. Elegant Tightwad books fashion tours of NYC for groups of 1-100. They offer several fashion excursions around NYC, including East Village Bargainista, Uptown Consignment Crawl, and Accessory Addict. The tour they are most known for is the tour of The Garment District. Here you go behind the scenes and can purchase designer products at wholesale prices. While you’re there, head north to Hell’s Kitchen and treat yourself to a spa treatment or two at Beam laser bar and spa Manhattan.

    Bergdorf Goodman: The Iconic Manhattan Department Store

    A shopper cannot visit Manhattan and not go to Bergdorf Goodman, the New York institution of shopping. It is 900,000 square feet and sells $600 million annually. It also boasts a rich history, including selling $400,000 of furs to John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Christmas Eve in the late 1970s. Bergdorf Goodman is a must-see to experience New York luxury. You’ll also be a stone’s through away from Trump Tower and Central Park, so stroll around to see some other iconic New York landmarks.

    Brookfield Place: The Upscale Mall and Food Court

    Brookfield Place has all the designers and stores you would expect from a high-end shopping experience in Manhattan. Additionally, you can see the mall’s exquisite architecture, and eat it one of its many restaurants, many of which have been named the top in New York City.

    Manhattan has numerous neighborhoods to explore and shop. Start with these three to experience the best of what New York City has to offer.

  2. How To Get Back In Shape After Pregnancy

    March 26, 2017 by barbara

    Men and women have health issues and do you know that some health issues that affect both genders can affect women differently?  Women have unique health issues and as age progresses, the health concerns are likely to change.   Some of these unique issues include pregnancy, menopause and conditions related to the female organs.  Research have shown that women are more likely to die from a heart attack than men and also women are more likely to have depressions and anxiety than men.  Also, women are more prone to urinary tract problems and osteoarthritis.

    Women can have a healthy pregnancy by getting early and regular prenatal care. Pregnant women can also find out more from the Check Pregnancy website.  Women who are expecting should eat a healthy and balanced diet as this will help your baby to get the nutrients he or she needs to grow.  Some women are confused as to how many calories or how much food they need to take since they are eating for two.  According to experts, an average pregnant woman only needs to consume an extra 300 calories more a day than she did before she was pregnant.  This would help her to gain the right amount of weight during the pregnancy journey.

    Many pregnant mothers are concerned about how much weight they ought to gain and cannot weight to bounce back to pre-baby weight.  What happened to Me And My Waist after giving birth?  An average pregnancy weight gain is around 25 to 35 pounds.  After delivery, a woman will shed the weight at their own pace as everyone is different.

    Do you know that some women use a binding technique to get back in shape after pregnancies?  Celebrity Jessica Alba was reported as saying that she wore waist-slimming garment a few months after delivering her baby.  This type of garment take inches off the midsection if worn for many hours a day.  There are also many shapewears in the market to help postpartum recovery.  You can read up on the most outstanding shapewear brands when you click here.  Shapewears can train the waist after birth to help your body heal and return to its original shape in no time.


  3. Last Minute Christmas Present For Friends And Loved Ones

    December 13, 2016 by barbara

    Are you still wondering what would be the ideal gift for your loved ones and friends this Christmas? Why not give them the Gift of Health? The Smart n Comfy Half Cylinder Foot Rest is great for reducing pressure on the spine and on the legs when seated for long hours at your desk.  Purchase this amazing gift here.


  4. How To Relieve Foot Pain After Wearing Heels

    September 11, 2016 by barbara

    Wearing high heels make an outfit look good and give a woman a taller appearance.  However,  wearing high heels occasionally takes a toll on the spine, ankles, knees, hip and feet.  When a woman wears high heels, it causes the body to lean forward and increased the amount of pressure on the forefoot.  This poor alignment may lead to muscle overuse and back pain.


    If you experience lower back pain, it is better that you avoid wearing high heeled shoes.   Here are some recommendations to consider to lower the negative effects of wearing high heels :-

    * Avoid wearing heels for long periods of time

    *  Stretch your leg muscles before and after wearing them

    *  Avoid pointed toe shoes

    *  Spend more time resting and less time on your feet.

    *  Prop your legs up with a foot rest.  This would help the venous system return blood from your lower body back to your heart and bring down some swelling.




  5. How To Reduce Swelling In Feet, Ankles And Legs

    September 2, 2016 by barbara

    Swelling in feet, ankles and legs are very common and have a tendency to happen in women who are pregnant and people who spend a lot of time on their feet.  Being overweight, leg infections, long rides on the airplane which cause inactivity for long periods are some of the factors that cause swelling.


    The symptoms of swelling can range from a mild discomfort to painful and possibility causes limited mobility when the swelling is severe.  Effects of gravity can make the swelling worse.

    Here are some ways that can be done to reduce swelling on the legs, feet, ankles and knee, without the use of drugs.

    • Try to exercise your legs whenever possible. Walking and stretching the legs can help to pump the fluid from legs back up to the heart.
    • When travelling on a plane for an extended period, try to get up and walk a bit or stand.
    • If you are overweight, try to lose some weight to reduce the force on the lower limbs.
    • Try raising your legs above the heart with a foot rest when lying down.
    • Reduce the amount of salt in the diet.


    Please take note that if swelling continues to persists for an extended period of time and if it interferes with your quality of life, then it is important to see a physician.

  6. Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Armpits

    June 21, 2016 by barbara

    There are many good resources on how to lightened the dark patch in the underarms. Many articles claimed that by rubbing lemon juice will help but according to dermatologists, this may do more harm.

    There is an option of using coconut oil to get rid of dark underarms. Coconut oil contains vitamin E that can help lighten the underarms. Just massage the area with coconut oil and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with mild soap and lukewarm water. Repeat these steps 2 or 3 times daily until result is achieved.


    A good way is to use baking soda mix with water to make a thick paste. Then scrub the underarm with the paste and wash it off. Pat dry thoroughly. Repeat this method a few times a week.

    Try these simple home remedies to whiten the underams.

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  7. A T-shirt That Prevents Slouching

    January 27, 2014 by barbara

    One of the things that my parents always remind us when we were kids is to sit up straight. Always.  Don’t slouch. Do you get that a lot?   If you still slouch, well you can get an organic t-shirt from Upcouture that is designed to improve posture.  This French label uses organic cotton and a patented set of elastic bands to adjust the shoulders and create a beautiful profile.   So if you want to stand tall and proud, try one on today.



  8. Keep Your Hands Warm

    December 1, 2013 by barbara

    Kidaddle Hand Muffs are designed by Kidaddle  to keep your hands warm while pushing your child during the cold winter days. You know sometimes gloves are just not enough. The insides of the muff features a soft fleece lining inside.  The outer material helps to block wind and rain while keeping the cold out.   This hand warmer snaps easily onto your stroller and fits onto most strollers.   Available at

  9. Reflexology Socks For Health

    October 5, 2013 by barbara

    Once I am done collecting some awesome navy challenge coins, I am going to get myself this pair of cool Reflexology Foot Massage Socks.  I love having my foot massaged and with this socks, I know which pressure point to press in order to stimulate my vital organs.   It is pretty fun I must say. This pair of socks make a good gift too.  Available at Spiral and Circle Gift shop.


  10. Sweet Mini Wet Wipes

    September 16, 2012 by barbara

    I always carry a packet of handy wipes with me when I am out and about.  They are one of the things that I never leave home without.  Having them with me have saved me a number of times.   The wipes are so useful especially for cleaning up quick spills and dirty hands before meal time.  I just came across some really cute ones at These 10 mini wet wipes come in adorable polka dot packaging in cool mint scented Ice Cream style or Strawberry Cupcake.