32 Makeup Tips That Nobody Told You About

3.How To Fix Clumpy Mascara

Let’s face it, this happens to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To help prevent this, don’t pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand; you’re basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster.#6. How to make mascara last 3 times longer! 32 Makeup Tips That Nobody Told You About

Although mascara should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, I used to replace mine much sooner just because it dries out so fast and creates undesirable results. But, there’s an easy fix for that! Add a drop or two of Visine (or any brand of eye drops) into the tube, and then rub the wand around inside. The Visine softens the mascara liquid, making it apply as if it were a brand new tube!





4. Scotch Tape Eye Stencil

This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if you’re going for a more daring look such as the “cat eye”. It will also help you achieve an even and balanced look for both eyes. 32 Makeup Tips That Nobody Told You About -- Great idea! I can never get it right.








Micro Pro Grill-Tupperware


Taste of the Grill-Microwave Cooking



Dinnertime has officially been changed forever with the introduction of our latest product—the MicroPro™ Grill. Tupperware is grilling in the microwave. We know, it sounds a little crazy. But once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back to conventional mealtime. This revolutionary product heats up to 425° F/220° C and is programed to stop at that temperature, grilling or cooking your meals to perfection in the microwave.

Casserole Cook: Crisp desserts, casseroles, au gratins and pizzas by resting the cover above food.
Grill Cook: Grill and sear sandwiches, meats and vegetables by setting the cover directly onto food.

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Mediterranean Salmon

Yield: 4

Mediterranean Salmon


  • 1 tsp. plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped eggplant
  • ¼ cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 (4 oz./115 g) salmon fillets, skin-on


  1. In a large bowl, toss together 1 tsp. of the olive oil, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and raisins until well coated.
  2. Transfer vegetables into the base of the MicroPro™ Grill. Microwave on high power 5 minutes with the lid in the grill position.
  3. Remove from microwave; transfer vegetables back to the same bowl. Fold in rosemary and salt; set aside.
  4. Brush salmon on all sides with remaining olive oil. Place 2 salmon fillets in MicroPro™ Grill, skin side up, with lid in the grill position. Microwave on high power 4 minutes. Remove salmon, sprinkle with coarse kosher salt to taste. Repeat with remaining salmon fillets. Serve warm with vegetables.

              You’ll be amazed when you hear the beep—followed by a sizzle.

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5 Ways To Streamline Your Bedtime Routine—And Boost Morning Productivity

5 Ways To Streamline Your Bedtime Routine—And Boost Morning Productivity

The secret to a productive day? Prepping for it the night before. From jotting down to-do lists to reflecting on the day’s accomplishments, having a pointed p.m. routine allows you to decompress, and ultimately sets you up for success.

Here’s how to hit the hay the right way—and wake up ready to tackle tomorrow.

1. Create a calm space.
Cancelling out noise and making your surroundings as peaceful as possible is important when you’re settling in for the night. Blogger and beauty expert Jeanette Zinno uses scents to create a tranquil environment. “I believe in the benefits of aromatherapy for calming, and use my diffuser with lavender oil before bed every night,” she says. “I also like to stretch on my yoga mat and drink tea to unwind.”

2. Grab a pen and notepad.
Some say a to-do list is crucial to maximize efficiency: “I’m a huge list-maker! Before bed I usually review my calendar for the next day to see what I have to prep for,” says Zinno. And for all of those great ideas that fall by the wayside as sleep takes over, Alyssa Hertzig, blogger and founder of the lifestyle blog, The Sparkly Life, has a solution: “I keep a pad of paper next to my bed so I can jot down any ideas that come to me as I’m falling asleep. Sometimes it takes a little bit of work to decipher those written-in-the-dark notes, but I can usually figure them out,” she explains.

3. Indulge in a skin-pampering ritual.
Treating yourself to a soothing skin treatment can serve as a great stress reliever. “I believe that beauty and wellness are important from the inside out,” says Zinno. “I use sheet masks a few times a week to keep my skin hydrated.” Copy her habit: Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask replenishes lost moisture while you snooze.

4. Reflect on your day.
Taking time to ponder highs and lows helps identify the areas where you’ve been challenged, and assesses where you’re excelling. According to recent research, inward attention is an important contributor to overall thinking, reasoning and well-being.

5. Maximize shut-eye.
Don’t snooze on the importance of quality slumber: Studies show that it’s crucial to boost brainpower and memory. Aim for seven to nine hours a night, per recommendations from The National Sleep Foundation. Even more reason to make it an early night: Janet K. Kennedy, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, and author of The Good Sleeper: The Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby (and You), tells us, “The information that you take in during the day is consolidated into memory during sleep. Fatigue impairs concentration and makes it harder to learn new information.”

Fruit and Vegetable Storage

strawberry1How Long Do Strawberries Last?

How long do strawberries last? The shelf life of strawberries depends when the strawberries were picked (since there is not usually a sell by date) and how they are stored.

Strawberries are a delicious fruit best in the spring and summer when they are fresh off the strawberry plant. Strawberries are a popular fruit because of their fresh sweet taste and ease of preparation – they can be eaten right off the stem (after rinsing of course) with little waste or used in hundreds of different ways.

So, how long do strawberries last? When properly stored, the shelf life of fresh strawberries past their picked or purchased date is approximately …

Strawberries Expiration Date

(Unopened/Opened) Counter Refrigerator Freezer
Fresh Whole Strawberries last for 1-2 Days 5-7 Days 6-8 Months
Fresh Cut Strawberries last for 1 Day 1-3 Days 3-4 Months

Of course, strawberries last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, strawberries, like a lot of other fresh fruits, usually do not have a use by date or a best before date so you will have to use the date purchased. Sometimes when strawberries are purchased in a package it is labeled with the date the strawberries were packed into the container or there will be a best buy date on strawberries purchased frozen – this date can be used to calculate the eat by date.

How to tell if Strawberries are bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.

Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your strawberries have gone bad. Some common traits of bad strawberries are a mushy, soft texture and some discoloration and bruising and then mold will start to appear.

There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!

How to store Strawberries to extend their shelf life?

Strawberries should be stored directly from the store (*do not wash) into a tightly sealed BPE free plastic air-tight container to keep out moisture and other contaminants, this will keep them fresh well beyond any other storage method. This tip is from a farmer and beats any other way to store strawberries, just be sure to *rinse your strawberries off immediately before use and leave the rest sealed for 5 days or even more depending on your container. If they begin to taste like plastic after several days, then your container may not be BPE free and some of the chemicals from the container are beginning to leak into the fruit (you should get new containers).

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Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

Food Waste Facts

There are 870 million people in the world today who are undernourished, according to the World Food Programme. That means one out of every eight people is not getting enough food—more than three times as many people as live in the United States.

It’s rather uncomfortable, in light of that daunting figure, to face the facts found in a new report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME): Globally, we’re wasting four billion tons of food every year. In developed countries, we throw away as much as half of the food we buy.


How long are Strawberries good for when prepared in a dish?

How long do strawberries last? That depends. How long do bakery products last? In general, strawberries last only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the dish, but fresh strawberries will probably be one of the first ingredients to turn bad.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Strawberries lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Strawberries.

*An important note about expiration dates…

Although the Strawberries shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!


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Lets Take a look at the top 10 Snacks eaten in America


10. Crackers 3%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - CrackersDo you prefer your cracker with peanut butter or with a slice of cheese? Either way – count the calories before you say that your scale is not working right.

9. Bars 4%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - BarsThere are many types of bars – energy bars, protein bars, etc. Some of them are actually very nutrient, and that is why sportsmen are often consuming them. If you aren’t the type of person who exercises that much, feel free to skip them.

8. Cookies 4%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - CookiesOh, those crumbly chocolate cookies, mmm! Don’t they make your mouth water? Just forget about the sugar and calories.

7. Nuts 5%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - NutsWell, nuts are perhaps the healthiest snack food on this list of Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America up to now. They are full of minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats. Just be careful if you are consuming them with different toppings, a lot of salt, and other unnecessary destroyers of a healthy balanced diet. This is a good example how one thing that is truly healthy and rich in many vital nutrients can become unhealthy. It is our own fault.

6. Ice-cream 5%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - Ice-creamOK, who can say “no” to ice-cream?! Dairy product – a lot of fat and sugar – not really a good choice for a healthy snack.

5. Breath Mints/Stripes 5%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - Breath Mints/StripesI know what you are thinking – that is not food, that is not even a snack, it is just a breath mint. Ok, that sounds quite natural, but do you really think there isn’t any sugar in them, or even worse – those artificial, non-saccharide sweeteners? Besides that, every time when we start chewing on something or melting something in our mouth, our digestive system doesn’t know that we don’t consider it to be a snack. It just starts processing it.

4. Chips 8%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - ChipsHow can you watch a movie without a bag of chips? Or go through a party without this delicious salty snacks? Well, you can if you have enough strength of character.

3. Gum 10%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - GumYou are probably thinking the same thing you were thinking for breath mints (it is not a food), but once again we have an explanation for it – don’t forget that the first phase of digestion starts in our mouth! Also, many gums contain one of the unhealthiest artificial sweeteners –  aspartame. Never heard of it? It is time to learn something about it – it will help you stop this unhealthy ugly little habit of chewing gums.

2. Fruit 13%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - FruitFinally, one more food on this list, besides the nuts that can be considered as very healthy. But if you have read our introduction very carefully, you have learned that there is only one way to eat this food right and enjoy all the benefits of it. You have to eat it on an empty stomach and not combine it with any other type of food. You may think you’re already doing that, but research topics about healthy dieting and learn how much time it takes to process some food – there are foods that are digested for more than 5 hours. Yes, there is big science behind all of this.

1. Candy 15%

Top 10 Snack Foods Consumed in America - CandyI guess there are more people on this planet that like sweets than those who like salty snacks. Or maybe more candies are consumed because kids were involved in this study? Who knows? I know we are not that surprised to see that candy tops this list of top 10 snack foods consumed in America.

info taken from www.insidermonkey.com/blog/top-10-snack-foods-consumed-in-america-371934/11/

Me I am really concerned that some of the old-time snacks didn’t specifically make the list

Salt water taffy



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Teenage Acne

This information was found at  http://www.panoxyl.com/about-acne/causes-of-acne


Knowing what triggers an acne outbreak can help you keep your complexion in check. Identify those triggers and then use a powerful dermatologist-recommended acne treatment for a fighting chance against existing and future breakouts. Clear skin isn’t a myth. You can get it.

Hormone Changes

HORMONE CHANGES These ups and downs may be caused by puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or starting/stopping birth control pills.


GENETICS The tendency to get acne may be inherited from your parents.


STRESS Much like hormonal changes, stress can cause yourbody to trigger a breakout. Try to manage your stress levels with physical activities or meditation 


COSMETICS Makeup or foundation with an oily base may contribute to plugged follicles.

Causes of Acne


Acne begins beneath your skin’s surface with your hair follicles and oil glands (called the sebaceous glands). These glands produce a sticky, natural body oil called sebum. When hormone levels fluctuate (and maybe other triggers in your life kick in), your sebaceous glands ramp up the sebum production. As your skin naturally exfoliates, the dead cells stick to the oily sebum and plug up your hair follicTles – this is the first stage of the acne cycle. Since these plugs can’t be washed away with soap and water, acne bacteria – what scientists call P. acnesbacteria – can thrive and multiply beneath the plugs. This infiltration of bacteria is the second stage in the acne cycle. The result? Stage three of the cycle: Acne. Classic swelling, redness, and sometimes lesions. If the walls of your plugged hair follicles weaken, they can rupture, spreading the P. acnes bacteria to surrounding tissue and causing more pimples.


While you can’t control things like genetics or hormones – you can control some of the acne triggers you face on a daily basis. Here are some additional triggers, and tips on how to reduce your chance of a breakout.

  • OIL FROM BEAUTY PRODUCTSMoisturizers, make-up, and even hair styling products can cause acne. Try to use oil-free, “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic” products.
  • PRESSURETight sports equipment like helmets increase pressure and can ultimately cause breakouts. Whenever possible, loosen gear – while staying safe, of course!
  • HIGH HUMIDITYIf you live somewhere hot and humid, you may notice your acne worsens as the temperature rises. When it’s humid, your skin swells, blocking the outflow of sebum and potentially causing acne.
  • POLLUTIONEveryday pollution can clog your pores and cause problems like acne. Remember to wash your face after being outside, even if it doesn’t feel dirty.
  • GREASEIt probably goes without saying that greasy environments – like kitchens with fry vats – can contribute to acne. Try to avoid these environments if you can.
  • IRRITATING YOUR BLEMISHES Squeezing, picking at or scrubbing your blemishes too hard can make your acne worse. General rule of thumb: keep your hands away from your face!
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Make Up In Minutes

If you walk into a store and you find yourself overwhelmed, it’s probably safe to say you’re quite new to the makeup world. For a beginner, makeup can be quite intimidating. Today there are so many products available this often makes newcomers feel pretty confused. “What does that do?” “What do I need this for?” The choice seems endless. And more often than not, you end up buying something that doesn’t work for you. Don’t worry. Makeup, like many things, involves trial and error and lots of practice, but a little help never hurts.  Here are a few products that in my opinion, all beginners may want to start with.

Perfect Foundation

Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid FoundationIdeal Flawless Concealer Stick

Perfect Brow

Ultra Luxury Brow LinerAvon Pro Eyebrow TrimmerAvon Pro Brow BrushPerfect Eyebrow Kit


Classic look in minutes

Ultra Color Lipstick

Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner