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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Why BPA Is Dangerous & How to Avoid It

A guest post by Kristen Percival, author of the Healthy Sushi blog, a blog about getting back in shape in a healthy and natural way.


BPA_free_logo.jpgI have several passions if life and one of them is living healthy.  I am passionate about teaching others how to live with optimal health.  I believe that we are not aware of the amount of harmful stuff we have in our foods and products that we use daily.  No one has told us that we are taking risks with our health when we use plastic or when we eat canned foods.  Today I will focus on being BPA- Free.  Here are some tips for staying healthy with less toxins:
1.  Do the dump!  Throw away all plastics that are not BPA-Free.
Purchase BPA-Free Products: cutlery, bowls, ice cube tray, plate, water bottle, sippy cup    
2.  Hand wash your plastics.  Heating plastics releases toxins. So do not heat plastic in the microwave or put them in the dishwasher.
3.  Try alternative materials other than plastic: Bamboo, glass, high quality stainless steel.
bambu Hand Coiled Bamboo Salad Bowl - Try bamboo cutlery, bamboo Bowls, bamboo plates 
4.  Read the label.  Cans contain BPA.  Buy BPA-Free canned foods: Eden Organic, Vital Choice, Wild Planet, Native Forest.
5.  Avoid buying foods packaged in plastics.

So what is BPA and why should I avoid it?
"Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen used to harden polycarbonate plastics (used in some baby bottles, and bottled water) and in the epoxy resin used can linings. It was found in the bodies of 93 percent of the Americans tested by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In laboratory tests, trace BPA exposure has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system.
The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies, and is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual function and reproductive processes. Disruption of the endocrine system triggers a wide variety of disorders, including chromosomal and reproductive system abnormalities, cancer, cardiovascular system damage, adult-onset diabetes, obesity and resistance to chemotherapy."  Green Living 101

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  1. Great post, we've been really kicking the bpa out of out lives for tips on ...
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