• Handbags and luggages

    Properly carrying handbags and luggage may relieve and prevent neck, shoulder, and back pain

    Dr. Karyn Staples demonstrate the proper way to wheel your luggage through the airport. SPONSORED FEATURE That pain in the neck you’re feeling? It could be caused by your purse. The back pain that’s got you sidelined? Also potentially caused by your purse or by luggage or other heavy items you’re carrying daily. As we travel and prepare to celebrate during the holiday season, the opportunity for pain and injuries resulting from improperly lifting or carrying things increases. It’s enough to make the “most wonderful time of the year,” well, not so awesome. Knowing the best way to handle your  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    31 fashion masks to prevent coronavirus spread in style

    Designer Tory Burch, whose brand recently sold out of its new face masks in less than an hour, supports the wearing of face coverings. She challenged her 2.4 million Instagram followers in a post in June: “#WearaDamnMask because we want to protect ourselves and, even more importantly, we want to protect others.” The fashion label is taking preorders for sets of five printed face masks expected to ship by Sept. 7, according to a message on Burch’s website. Her label is one of dozens of contemporary clothing brands to put their own spin on facial coverings to make them more  

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  • Clothing

    Your Clothes Release Microplastics In the Wash—Here’s How to Prevent It

    We’re big fans of sustainable fashion—using recycled materials and shopping at second-hand shops are great ways to reduce waste, but unfortunately it doesn’t do much for the ocean. According to one study, 65 percent of fibers used in the United States for clothing are synthetic materials, and they all release microplastics.  Microplastics are not a specific kind of plastic, but rather any type of plastic fragment that is less than 5 mm in length, and they’re found everywhere. Alarmingly, a recent study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows that most of the microplastics in  

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