It all started with the French Paradox. The question about how the French eat a high fat diet, smoke and totally shy away from active exercise, yet they have half the rate of heart disease (143 vs. 315 per 100,000 middle-aged men) and live 2.5 years longer than anyone else in the world. French ... Read More about Boozing with benefits: The right way to drink red wine for weight loss
For everyone who's been asking, thebeautygypsy.com was not updated quite as frequently last week as I've come down with the worst cold and flu of my entire life. Not kidding. A hacking cough, watery eyes, running nose, aching muscles, horrible headache and high fever have made getting out of bed ... Read More about 5 (super-easy!) ways to care for your skin when you are sick
As if horrid zits and murderous mood swings weren't enough, now we can thank those blasted hormones for messing up our hair as well. Turns out, hormone levels affect both the quality and quantity of hair, making it thin, brittle or lustreless during certain times. When? And how? Here you go. Hair ... Read More about How hormones secretly affect your hair (and what to do about it)
Teary eyes, a red nose, swollen cheeks, dry and patchy skin... a cold and flu definitely do not make for a good beauty 'do. And as anyone who's ever been laid up with a box of tissues knows, conventional cold and flu treatments leave much to be desired. So, try these tips to avoid going under the ... Read More about How to skip the cold and flu this season (sans all those medicines!)
This month, the world glows pink with the "light of hope" that was first lit by Evelyn Lauder 12 years ago. New landmarks such as Dubai's Burj al Arab and China's Nanpu Bridge join established stalwarts like New York's Empire State Building and Belgium's Amsterdam Bridge to remind women about the ... Read More about Why is breast cancer ‘pink’?