Fact vs. fiction: Top 5 misconceptions about laser hair removal busted

For people considering laser hair removal for the summer, there's good news - now is the perfect time to start. Easily hidden under typical cool weather clothing like bulky sweaters and leggings, skin is shielded from the sun and thus in perfect condition for hair removal. However, many men and women are on the fence when it comes to investing in long term hair removal due to several common misconceptions.

How to eat your heart out and lower your heart disease risk

Every day your heart makes enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. To do this, your heart needs a little help from you. Just like a well-running automobile, your heart needs fuel to keep it chugging along. The good news is the fuel your heart needs isn't necessarily boring or tasteless. The key is to select foods that taste great and reduce major heart disease risk factors. You can lower your risk simply by fueling your heart with foods that keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels.

Go nuts, celebrate pistachios on National Pistachio Day, Feb. 26

Good things really do come in small packages. And when it comes to your health, pistachios pack a powerful punch: They help you manage your weight, may help reduce blood pressure and a study published in the "International Journal of Impotence Research" shows they may even help with erectile function. Here are three big reasons why you should unshell and celebrate your health with a handful.

Simple tips to glam up your look

Most women would agree that getting ready for a night out on the town is much more exciting than getting ready for a typical day. Dressing up, adding some shine or a little extra sparkle to your outfit can give your mood a boost whether it's for a special occasion or a regular day.

Top 5 fit and style tips to bring out your best

Even with more than half of U.S. women size 12 or above, many women with "real" curves still find it hard to find fashions that make them feel confident in their clothes. Here are five tips from style experts for highlighting your best look no matter what your body shape.

Use luxury and glamour to create an affordable bathroom spa setting

There are showers, and then there are luxurious "showering experiences," that wake you up in the morning, and refresh you after a long day of work. It's one thing to enjoy a spa-like setting when actually in a spa, and paying spa prices, and another thing to know you can saunter into a spa each and every day in your home for a mental and physical energy-boosting experience.

Harmful sun exposure can happen at any time of year

Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during the winter months can harm your skin.

A new year brings opportunity for a new you

The new year is widely accepted as a time to start fresh, and every year people make resolutions to better themselves. For many, this means vowing to make lifestyle changes to improve how they look and feel. However, sticking to restrictive diets and intense workout programs can be difficult and not sustainable for most people. Before you get hooked by the annual flood of diet tips and gym promotions, focus on a few key areas to commit to a healthier lifestyle for 2013.

Easy, expert tips for refreshing your personal style

When you look in your closet, are you inspired by what you find, or has your personal style become bland? If you want to update your wardrobe, you don't need a complete overhaul and a bottomless budget. By adding a few key pieces you can instantly breathe life into your existing collection of clothes - and the best part is you can do it for $25 or less.

How to blast through your weight-loss plateau

If it seems like you work out regularly only to continue to struggle losing weight, you're not alone. But losing weight in order to improve health may be the wrong approach. First you need to fix what's holding you back on the inside, so you can see the transformation you want on the outside.

Must-do, can-do tips for people dealing with chronic pain

If you live with chronic pain, you know that the real costs of pain far exceed the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on treatment efforts or lost to decreased job productivity each year. Pain can have a serious long-term physical and emotional impact, and can affect every aspect of your life.

Holiday outfits you'll want to wear all year

The holidays are quickly approaching and soon you will be shopping for last-minute gifts and holiday outfits to wear to upcoming parties. Finding a flattering ensemble that is stylish, comfortable and affordable isn't easy, but it can be done - all without taking up too much time in your busy schedule.

How a bit of Hollywood glamour can revive your everyday wardrobe

Day in, day out, we open up our closets and see the standby clothes that we wear for work and play. Even if you have an array of items you love, it can sometimes feel like you're reaching for the same looks too often and falling into a fashion rut. However, there's no better time than now to breathe new life back into what you wear.