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What Is Micellar Water? Usage Tips + The Best Products

First question, what exactly is micellar water? According to cosmetic chemist team and founders of Chemist Confessions Gloria Lu and Victoria Fu, “Micellar water is more of a marketing term that has involved into several formats, the main two being: water-based cleansing water and also as a fancy name for a bi-phase makeup remover.” Lu…

2023 CrossFit Adaptive Divisions — Who Is the Fittest on Earth® and Who Is Going to the Games?

The first 2023 CrossFit Games season champions have arrived. Five of the eight Adaptive Divisions have crowned their Fittest on Earth®. This year, Adaptive Divisions are not being represented at the Semifinals or Quarterfinals, so the victors were claimed after the results of the 2023 CrossFit Open were finalized. After undergoing significant changes in the 2023…

It Took 4 Docotrs And 30+ Tests To Diagnose My Rare Disease

Before getting my diagnosis, it was really scary, because I always thought each breath could be my last and I might die in a few years because I was losing lung function rapidly.  Fortunately, after my diagnosis, I was connected with a great pulmonary specialist who assured me my condition was treatable. This was the…

Do You Have the Work Capacity for Powerlifting?

It sounds silly at first, sure: When you think of work capacity, your mind calls forth images of sweat pouring down your face, your heart pounding in your chest, and the ominous, authoritative beeping of a stopwatch that signals it’s time to do another round of throws, or sprints, or whatevers.  If you hit the…

A Break In The Rain – BionicOldGuy

After about three weeks of sunshine, we got a few days of rain, which is welcome because I hope it will keep the hills green longer. Yesterday there was an interlude when it stopped and I went out for a two-hour ride. This was scheduled to be an LH (legs, hard) ride so I cruised…

Pop Quiz! What Does Your Poop Say About Your Health Status?

There are a number of reasons why you might be struggling to get things moving—including not drinking enough water, traveling, lack of physical activity, suboptimal stress management, and again, lack of dietary fiber. In addition to upping your fiber intake through diet and/or high-quality fiber supplementation, be sure that you’re hydrating properly and moving your…

REP Fitness Discount Codes (Spring 2023 Update)

Since two brothers — Ryan and Shane McGrotty — burst onto the scene with REP Fitness in 2012, the company has been steadily growing and diversifying their offerings. REP specializes in high-quality, commercial-grade products and makes some of the best home gym equipment at affordable prices. REP continues to innovate and has quickly become an…

How Safflower Seed Oil Protects Collagen In The Skin

It also contains a very special active compound called acacetin, a flavonoid. A 2020 study found that safflower seed oil and this compound can reduce damage caused by UVB exposure, specifically block damage to collagen.  The research found that acacetin was able to inhibit an enzyme in the skin that’s responsible for the “collapse [of]…

2023 IFBB AGP Pro Classic Physique Show Preview

The 2023 IFBB AGP Pro Classic Physique show is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Gyeonggi State, South Korea. Eight pro Classic Physique athletes from four countries will take the stage to face the judges. Those athletes aim to take the overall win and the coveted qualification for the 2023 Classic Physique Olympia that…

Is Waterproof Mascara Bad For Your Lashes? A Pro Weighs In

The unfortunate truth: Waterproof mascara can damage your lashes. As Imani explains, “In order for waterproof mascara to stick on your lashes, it dehydrates and strips the hair.”  This function is what makes waterproof mascara so stiff and difficult to remove (for better or for worse). “The harder a mascara is to get off, the…