Health and Beauty http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4803/all en-US When Self-Care Actually Harms Your Budget http://www.wisebread.com/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-528288108.jpg" alt="Learning when self-care is harming your budget" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As buzzwords go, self-care is up there with &quot;fake news.&quot; In fact, if the ads showing up in my Facebook feed are any indication, any company trying to sell anything to a woman these days markets it as self-care. A $300 commuter backpack? Self-care. A $45 facial? Self-care. I can pretty much buy anything my little heart desires and call it self-care.</p> <p>Self-care as a daily practice is absolutely important. At its core, this concept revolves around the idea of making basic needs a priority. Make sure you're eating balanced meals. Make sure you're exercising regularly. Make sure you're getting enough sleep.</p> <p>The problem is, what's marketed as self-care isn't always that. Sometimes, you buy one of these things and you just feel worse, because you spent too much, or you should have spent that money on something else, or you ended up with something you didn't actually want.</p> <p>And sometimes, you wonder if there's a way to tell, ahead of time, which self-care purchases you will regret. Here are a few of my personal guidelines for choosing between legitimate self-care purchases and the ones that aren't care at all.</p> <h2>When you can't afford it</h2> <p>Self-care will hurt your budget when you can't afford an item. Whether it's bubble bath, a vacation, a day at the spa with your friends, or even just an adult coloring book, if you can't afford it, there's no way that buying the item will help you feel better.</p> <p>In fact, self-care doesn't have to be expensive at all. In our society, where so many of us are busy and unhappy, taking a day off and spreading out a blanket in a grassy park might provide more in the way of self-care than that expensive mani/pedi/facial package you've been eyeing.</p> <p>It's not that there's a problem with spending your money on things that are within your means and that will legitimately help you to feel better. It's more that self-care has become an excuse for buying things we can't afford, all in the name of making ourselves feel better. If you can't afford it, it will hurt your budget, which is likely to make your purchase an act that makes you feel worse, rather than better. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-high-cost-of-the-treat-yourself-mindset?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The High Cost of the &quot;Treat Yourself&quot; Mindset</a>)</p> <h2>When you don't actually want it</h2> <p>Self-care purchases also hurt your budget when you end up buying things you don't want or need. It's easy to read Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter full of overpriced, luxury items, mostly marketed under the guise of self-care, and feel like, surely, that dress/wrap/bath bomb will help you feel better.</p> <p>So you justify the exorbitant cost, and later remember that you don't even like taking baths.</p> <p>Self-care is such a trendy concept right now that most of us have purchased things we wouldn't otherwise have spent money on because they were supposed to help us feel better. And, when they don't, we are out the money and we have extra junk lying around the house that, now, we have to feel guilty about and get rid of.</p> <p>Most of us know what we need in terms of basic self-care, and we know what won't help at all. We know if we need more sleep, to take time alone, to spend time with friends, or enjoy a few moments with a good book. It's usually nothing fancy and nothing that we need to be told to do by celebrities. But when we buy things we don't really want, even in the name of self-care, we hurt ourselves and our budgets.</p> <h2>So, how do you master self-care on a budget?</h2> <p>Taking care of ourselves, especially in a world that can be difficult and capricious, involves some time, practice, and determination.</p> <p>Most of us have some intuitive idea about what we need to do feel better. Many of these things won't cost a whole lot of money &mdash; if any at all &mdash; so we won't have to worry about blowing our budgets just to get them.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-self-care-actually-harms-your-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-when-youre-rich-dream-buys-that-arent-that-great">5 &quot;When You&#039;re Rich&quot; Dream Buys That Aren&#039;t That Great</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-a-gym-membership-isnt-worth-it">5 Times a Gym Membership Isn&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-millennials-are-changing-marriage">4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Marriage</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-ways-being-too-nice-is-hurting-your-wallet">18 Ways Being Too Nice Is Hurting Your Wallet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-23-mental-tricks-thatll-help-you-save-money">Flashback Friday: 23 Mental Tricks That&#039;ll Help You Save Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Health and Beauty budgeting tips saving money self-care self-care tips Spending Money treat yourself Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:09 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1914541 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Reasons Stealth Wealth Is the Best Wealth http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-stealth-wealth-is-the-best-wealth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-reasons-stealth-wealth-is-the-best-wealth" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-518885222.jpg" alt="Woman learning stealth wealth is the best wealth" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some people who have a lot of money like to show it off. They buy large houses, expensive cars, and all the toys you can imagine. But others keep their affluence on the down low. They don't look any different from anyone else, but they have some serious cash stashed away.</p> <p>These folks have what is known as <a href="http://www.theretirementmanifesto.com/stealth-wealth/" target="_blank">stealth wealth</a>. They are worth way more than they appear to be, and they often manage to retire early or follow their dreams in some other way that surprises the people around them &mdash; people who never realized they had that kind of money.</p> <p>Sure, showing off your money is fun. But stealth wealth has its advantages, too.</p> <h2>1. It's real</h2> <p>The biggest advantage of stealth wealth is that it's real. So many people who live extravagant lifestyles are actually broke, living paycheck to paycheck, without savings for retirement or anything else. They are spending all their money maintaining their lifestyle without accumulating much of anything for later. Sure, their things are nice, but that's all they have.</p> <p>Others are in debt. They don't actually have the wealth to maintain their lifestyle, so they are burdened by loans and all of the stress that comes with spending a lot more money than you make. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-when-youre-rich-dream-buys-that-arent-that-great?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 &quot;When You're Rich&quot; Dream Buys That Aren't That Great</a>)</p> <h2>2. It lets you fly under the radar</h2> <p>Sometimes it's nice to fly under the radar. If you don't look wealthy, people won't ask you for loans. They won't ask you to support their wild new business scheme. They won't bug you for investment tips. And sometimes, that's what you want.</p> <p>Most people with stealth wealth have hobbies and interests that go beyond their money, and they just aren't that interested in talking about finance. Sure, they've invested well and made wise choices, but there's not that much more to say about it. So keeping their affluence hidden means fewer question-and-answer sessions about money.</p> <p>Flying under the radar also means you don't have to keep up with the Joneses. If people don't realize you're wealthy, they won't expect you to buy a bigger house, drive a nicer car, or shop at expensive stores. The pressure is off, so you are free to make whatever financial decisions are best for you.</p> <h2>3. It allows you to aim beyond accumulating stuff</h2> <p>Stealth wealth offers a way to live life focused on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-reasons-you-should-splurge-on-experiences-not-things?ref=internal" target="_blank">experiences, rather than material goods</a>, a strategy that's been proven to make people happier. If you want to give a lot to charity, you can do that. If you want to take a couple of seriously luxurious vacations every year, you can do that, too. Or, you can just focus on micro-experiences, like dinners out with friends, more often.</p> <p>That's the freedom that comes from not being tied to expensive payments on a home, a car, or a designer wardrobe. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-habits-of-financially-happy-people?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Habits of Financially Happy People</a>)</p> <h2>4. It's empowering</h2> <p>Sometimes, people with showy wealth begin to believe that their happiness is tied to ever greater consumption. They feel like they have to have lots of nice things, and the money to get more, or they will be miserable. It's a spiral of discontent. The more they buy, the more they feel they need to buy. They become slaves to their ostentatious lifestyle.</p> <p>Folks with stealth wealth don't usually fall into this trap. Instead, they are using their money to achieve a goal. Whether that's early retirement or traveling the world, they aren't distracted by the pursuit of shiny objects. Instead, they know what will make them happy and have chosen to order their lives to attain that. Money is a tool toward happiness, not happiness itself.</p> <h2>5. It offers freedom from work</h2> <p>Many folks with stealth wealth are working toward early retirement. They know that they will be happier not being tied to a desk or an office in a day job. They are accumulating wealth so they can enjoy freedom from the working world.</p> <p>Chasing ostentatious things, on the other hand, can tie you to a job you don't really want. In order to maintain payments on a mansion and a luxury car, you may have to keep working to pay those bills. While that's a perfectly acceptable way to live, it doesn't offer the same freedom that stealth wealth can give.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-stealth-wealth-is-the-best-wealth">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-keep-peer-pressure-from-destroying-your-finances">How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-life-is-wonderful-when-youre-debt-free">6 Ways Life is Wonderful When You&#039;re Debt-Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-ways-being-too-nice-is-hurting-your-wallet">18 Ways Being Too Nice Is Hurting Your Wallet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-48-ways-to-master-the-art-of-decluttering-in-time-for-spring">Flashback Friday: 48 Ways to Master the Art of Decluttering in Time for Spring</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-self-destructive-habits-that-keep-you-in-debt">8 Self-Destructive Habits That Keep You in Debt</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Lifestyle early retirement financial freedom keeping up with the joneses living with your means saving money stealth wealth Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30:40 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1911599 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Deep Conditioners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-deep-conditioners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hair_mirror_535845989.jpg" alt="Woman using best deep conditioners" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your hair takes a beating all day. It has to withstand chemical processing, heated styling tools, and the harsh weather elements, along with pollution. Fortunately, deep conditioners can restore health and beauty to your hair in minutes.</p> <p>A good deep conditioner can instantly condition the hair cuticles, combat split ends, restore strength, and replenish moisture, so your hair is better able to withstand daily stressors. With regular use, deep conditioner can leave your hair healthier, shinier, and completely renewed. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-conditioners?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Best Conditioners</a>)</p> <h2>What Is a Deep Conditioner?</h2> <p>A deep conditioner (or hair mask) is a hair care item that can nourish and strengthen hair. It typically contains more fatty acids and lipids than traditional conditioners, which can help restore moisture to the hair and help protect it going forward.</p> <p>Dry, damaged hair is no match for the best deep conditioners. While deep conditioner can work for all hair types, it is particularly beneficial for dry hair. In most cases, it&rsquo;s best to use a deep conditioner at least once per week to reset your hair.</p> <h2>Top 5 Deep Conditioners</h2> <h3>Neutrogena Clean Replenishing Deep Recovery Hair Mask</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2npHCDX"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_9.jpg" width="183" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>You won&rsquo;t find a more highly recommended deep conditioner than the <a href="http://amzn.to/2npHCDX" target="_blank">Neutrogena Clean Replenishing Deep Recovery Hair Mask</a>. The drugstore favorite will fight dryness to leave your hair shiny, moisturized, soft, and smooth. Some reviewers found that this left their hair feeling like silk.</p> <p>The salon-approved deep conditioner has a whipped texture and won&rsquo;t weigh hair down. It is enhanced by various oils and butters, including three naturally derived extracts (olive, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond), which penetrate each layer of the hair strand to help moisturize, condition, detangle, and improve shine. The concentrated weekly restorative treatment puts life back into the hair and can make the ends feel like you just got a fresh haircut. The intensive moisture treatment works quickly to revive even the most dehydrated hair strands, leaving your hair hydrated and stronger after each use.</p> <p>This has a nice fruity scent and works on all hair types, but is especially beneficial for dry, damaged, frizzy, over-processed, and color-treated hair. Only a little is needed at a time, so the container can provide a great value. It is a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and is recommended by Allure, The Today Show, and About.com. It also has a dedicated following of devoted customers and outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2npHCDX" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>It's a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nfj7cf"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/its%20a%2010_1.jpg" width="115" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nfj7cf" target="_blank">It's a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin</a> will leave your hair shiny and soft after each use. It is made with high-quality ingredients, including keratin protein, which penetrates the hair to deeply nourish and moisturize it. It is designed to do 10 things instantly, including smoothing, detangling, and protecting hair color. It can also restore elasticity and strength, prevent split ends, add shine, and even protect from sun damage.</p> <p>This works for all hair types, including dry, chemically processed hair. It is recommended by Women&rsquo;s Health Magazine and All Women Stalk. It has outstanding online reviews, including nearly 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n9wx7S" target="_blank">It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask</a> is another highly rated option.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nfj7cf" target="_blank"><em>Currently $13.84 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9rdS1"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/moroccainoil_0.jpg" width="220" height="217" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n9rdS1" target="_blank">Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask</a> is especially ideal for curly, unruly, frizzy, tangled hair, and can even remove big knots with ease. The unique lightweight formula is ultra-moisturizing and hydrating without weighing hair down or leaving it feeling greasy. It is made with argan oil from Southwest Morocco, which naturally renews hair cell structure, adds shine, and restores flexibility and softness.</p> <p>The cult classic is recommended by <em>The Today Show</em> and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. Most reviewers agree that the rich argan butter hair mask has a great scent that is unlike anything else.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9rdS1" target="_blank"><em>Currently $27.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9HUwK"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/macadamia%20oil_0.jpg" width="219" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n9HUwK" target="_blank">Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask</a> is frequently recommended by YouTube vloggers and beauty bloggers. It promises to provide a revitalizing hair reconstruction. It combines deep nourishment and long-lasting conditioning, so your hair is left soft, smooth, manageable. It is made with outstanding ingredients, like macadamia oil, argan oils, tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe, and algae extract. It can rejuvenate and rebuild the hair for improved elasticity and shine. It works on all hair types and can perform wonders on dry, damaged, frizzy hair.</p> <p>This is recommended by Birchbox and has a dedicated following. Many reviewers refer to this as their holy grail product. Most reviewers also agree that the scent is great.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n9HUwK" target="_blank"><em>Currently $14.75 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm for Dry Hair</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nftcWN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/matrix_0.jpg" width="245" height="224" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nftcWN" target="_blank">Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm</a> works best for thick, dry, damaged, color-treated hair. The salon-recommended deep conditioner is formulated with aloe leaf juice to help envelop and smooth the hair, so your hair will be detangled, conditioned, and completely revived. The conditioning balm works quickly, so you can expect to see noticeable results from the first use. It instantly renews moisture and can even help prevent split ends. It promises to provide soft, moisturized, smooth, shiny, and healthy-looking hair after each use.</p> <p>This is a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nftcWN" target="_blank"><em>Currently $18.77 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best deep conditioners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-mousses">The 5 Best Hair Mousses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best conditioner deep conditioners hair care hair products product reviews shopping Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:20 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1914691 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Callus Removers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-callus-removers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-callus-removers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_pedicure_feet_504891964.jpg" alt="Woman using best callus removers on her feet" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You don&rsquo;t need to spend a lot of money at the spa just to have your calluses removed. With the right callus remover, you can remove calluses and soften and smooth your feet from home.</p> <p>Instead of feeling embarrassed by dry feet and dead skin, you can achieve professional results from home that you&rsquo;ll want to show off. Your feet will look and feel great, so you&rsquo;ll feel proud to show them off.</p> <h2>What Is a Callus Remover?</h2> <p>Calluses can be caused by excessive pressure and friction from daily activities, exercise, and wearing uncomfortable shoes. They can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even painful.</p> <p>A callus remover is a pedicure tool that can quickly remove the dead, dry, rough skin so that you can reveal softer, smoother skin and remove the source of the pain right away. Callus removers come in various forms, such as electronic foot files, topical callus removers, or even cushioned medicated pads.</p> <p>The skin on your feet is about 20 times thicker than the skin on the rest of your body. That&rsquo;s why it&rsquo;s so important to take special care of your feet. Make sure to moisturize your feet after using a callus remover to ensure they remain soft and smooth for longer.</p> <h2>Top 5 Callus Removers</h2> <h3>Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n6cBmA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/amope.jpg" width="181" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n6cBmA" target="_blank">Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File</a> with diamond crystals can leave your skin significantly softer and smoother after just one use. The rotating Micralumina roller head with diamond crystals spins 360 degrees to quickly buff thick, calloused skin. The ergonomically shaped soft touch handle allows you to effortlessly use and handle the device. It exfoliates quickly and easily by gently removing dead skin in minutes, with no hassle. It doesn&rsquo;t have any sharp blades, so it's safe to use. In most cases, the simple operation takes only a few minutes to complete, but it depends on how deep your calluses are and how much pressure you apply with the device.</p> <p>The electronic foot file requires four AA batteries, which are included. Once you purchase this, you can just replace the roller head as needed. It is recommended by Consumer Reports and is an Amazon best-seller. It has rave reviews online, including more than 6,600 five-star reviews on Amazon. The company also boasts over three million fans in the U.S. Some reviewers even call this their miracle worker. This is designed to be used on dry skin only, so if you&rsquo;d prefer to use it in the shower, then consider the best-selling <a href="http://amzn.to/2o320YO" target="_blank">Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet and Dry Electronic Foot File</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n6cBmA" target="_blank"><em>Currently $27.48 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>ProLinc Callus Eliminator</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mSRpj3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/prolinc.jpg" width="100" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mSRpj3" target="_blank">ProLinc Callus Eliminator</a> works well on all calluses. The professional formula works quickly by breaking down calluses in as little as three to five minutes. It can easily remove calluses with no fuss, in as little as two applications. The formula can be applied to heavy callus areas to safely and effectively soften the calluses. Sometimes, this is enough to treat calluses, but you may need to combine it with a pumice stone, foot file, or rasp to remove any remaining dry skin. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 400 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mSRpj3" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.75 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Dr. Scholl's Callus Removers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOhjDA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dr%20scholls.jpg" width="157" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mOhjDA" target="_blank">Dr. Scholl's Callus Removers</a> feature a patented formula that is clinically proven to remove any calluses, no matter how deep or painful they may be. The disks have maximum strength medication to remove calluses safely and effectively. The extra thick Comfortplus cushions relieve pain and protect calluses from painful shoe pressure and friction for an all-in-one treatment. These are designed to comfortably stay on all day. They are frequently recommended and highly reviewed online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOhjDA" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.55 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Tweezerman Safety Slide Callus Shaver</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOvY1t"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tweezerman_1.jpg" width="200" height="199" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mOvY1t" target="_blank">Tweezerman Safety Slide Callus Shaver</a> has an innovative design. The two-in-one tool removes calluses and smoothens skin by removing thin layers of dead skin. On the other side of the handle is the rasp, which can be used to smooth the skin. The handle has a unique slide and lock mechanism to protect the blade for safe storage. It&rsquo;s best to use this after the shower, while the skin is dry, but still moist from the shower. This has the Good Housekeeping Seal and has outstanding reviews online. Once you purchase it, you can just buy <a href="http://amzn.to/2o3gFmJ" target="_blank">replacement blades</a> going forward.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOvY1t" target="_blank"><em>Currently $9.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOlteF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ped%20egg.jpg" width="147" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mOlteF" target="_blank">Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File</a> is an &ldquo;As Seen On TV&rdquo; item that actually holds up to the hype. The professional-style foot file has an ergonomically designed egg shape that fits perfectly into the palm of your hand, so it is easy to handle and use. There are over 135 precision micro-files, which gently remove calluses and dead skin so your feet are left soft and smooth. It can be used quickly and painlessly without having to pre-soak your feet. While it is supposed to trap shavings inside, it doesn&rsquo;t usually catch all of the dead skin, so it&rsquo;s best to shave your feet over the trash can to be safe.</p> <p>This includes two emery finishing pads for the perfect finishing touch. It is recommended by Consumer Reports, ConsumerSearch, and MSNBC. It is frequently recommended online and is highly reviewed, with more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mOlteF" target="_blank"><em>Currently $12.05 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best callus removers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-callus-removers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels">The 5 Best Face Peels</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-anti-itch-creams">The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-back-support-devices">The 5 Best Back Support Devices</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-mousses">The 5 Best Hair Mousses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best callus removal callus removers foot products pedicure product reviews shopping Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1914204 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Face Peels http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-face-peels" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_face_peel_467905816.jpg" alt="Woman using the best face peels" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facial peels performed at a spa, doctor&rsquo;s office, or esthetic facility can be really pricey. Fortunately, you can rejuvenate your skin from home at an affordable price, in just a short period of time, with at-home peels.</p> <h2>What Are Face Peels?</h2> <p>Facial peels can exfoliate dead skin so that the outer layer of dead skin peels off. This can expedite cell turnover and improve the look and feel of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. After the treated skin peels off, fresh new skin replaces it. The new skin is left brighter, smoother, softer, and less wrinkled than the old skin.</p> <p>Modern living can take a toll on your skin. Fortunately, at-home facial peels can help reverse the damage. They can effectively treat, even skin tone, minimize pores, and eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and scars. Some peels can even boost collagen production for more youthful-looking skin.</p> <h2>Top 5 Face Peels</h2> <h3>Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCVNCN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/81%2BTk7ZMCaL._SX522_.jpg" width="217" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nCVNCN" target="_blank">Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads</a> are quick and easy to use. The convenient pre-moistened facial peel pads are safe for daily use on all skin types. They exfoliate, resurface, clarify, and firm the skin, clear up complexion, minimize pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crows&rsquo; feet, and uneven skin tone. They can also restore skin elasticity and open pores to prep the skin for better absorption of serum or moisturizer.</p> <p>The soft, refreshing pads have a mix of exfoliants, amino acids, peptides, and antioxidants, which can reveal brighter, younger looking skin. They are enhanced by alpha, beta, and gamma exfoliators, botanical extracts, camomile, green tea extracts, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and F to moisturize and protect the skin during the exfoliation process. They are fragrance-free and alcohol-free. They can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, top of hands, elbows, and knees.</p> <p>These are an Allure Editors&rsquo; Favorite, a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product,&rdquo; and recommended by Real Simple. They have a dedicated following and are backed by outstanding online reviews. If you don&rsquo;t like the pads, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2lYxm6t" target="_blank">Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel</a> instead.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCVNCN" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.30 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Philosophy the Microdelivery Peel</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mqfX1S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/philosophy_0.jpg" width="220" height="215" align="right" alt="" /></a>According to most reviewers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mqfX1S" target="_blank">Philosophy Microdelivery Peel</a> actually lives up to the hype. The set can effectively and gently remove dead, dull skin cells, revealing radiant, younger looking skin. The set comes with a lactic and salicylic acid activating gel and vitamin C and peptide resurfacing crystals. The one-minute purifying peel is enriched by natural enzymes, a fruit acid complex, and antioxidants to protect skin while deeply exfoliating it and ensuring a faster rate of cell turnover. It revitalizes, smoothes, and brightens skin, treats fine lines and spots, and reduces the appearance of pores, blackheads, fine lines, and wrinkles.</p> <p>The gentle two-step exfoliating peel is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This is an Allure &ldquo;Best of Beauty&rdquo; winner and a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product.&rdquo; It has outstanding online reviews and a dedicated following.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mqfX1S" target="_blank"><em>Currently $55.78 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel System</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCHj5F"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay_2.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in facial lactic acids, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2nCHj5F" target="_blank">Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel System Microdermabrasion Treatment</a> includes a peel activator serum. The derma-crystals are ultrafine crystals that gently exfoliate away any dull and dry skin. They have a coarse texture, which can stimulate surface cell regeneration. The peel activator serum resurfaces skin texture and renews the skin.</p> <p>Using groundbreaking bioenergetics techniques and an advanced amino-peptide formula, the Instant Fix Exfoliate and Renew System helps fight the look of skin fatigue for more even-toned skin. It resurfaces and softens skin after just one use for an instant transformation. The duo system will gently exfoliate dull and dry skin, remove whiteheads and blackheads, and improve skin tone. It releases conditioners to the skin's surface, so you can enjoy softer, smoother, brighter, younger looking skin almost immediately. The two-step kit can also reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles with continued use.</p> <p>The set works well on all skin types, including sensitive skin, and can be used up to twice weekly. This is frequently compared to the Philosophy facial peel, but is considerably more affordable. It is also backed by outstanding online reviews, including more than 800 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nCHj5F" target="_blank"><em>Currently $18.25 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>skyn ICELAND Nordic Skin Peel</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nqHoKi"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/skyn.jpg" width="220" height="218" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2nqHoKi" target="_blank">skyn ICELAND Nordic Skin Peel</a> pads are convenient and easy to use. The individual pre-soaked exfoliating peel pads have an alpha-beta complex and are packed with natural exfoliants, toners, and Icelandic glacial water. They exfoliate with lactic acid and papaya fruit extract to remove dirt and oil and reveal fresh skin. They are also enriched by witch hazel and white willow bark to reduce pore size while soothing and refreshing skin. Jojoba seed extract also soothes irritation, helps prevent breakouts, hydrates the skin, and restores elasticity and smoothness. It also has calming emollients and protecting antioxidants to improve skin tone and texture, while diminishing fine lines.</p> <p>The single-step process is ideal for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin. They are a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and have outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2nqHoKi" target="_blank"><em>Currently $45.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mLHu0S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/org.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for an all-natural option, then you won&rsquo;t find better than the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mLHu0S" target="_blank">O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel</a>. It is the first all-natural enzyme exfoliant that removes dull skin, dead skin cells, and dry patches within seconds of application. It can improve skin tone, eliminate redness and inflammation, and minimize pores. It is enriched with skin nurturing antioxidants and is free of alcohol, parabens, and sulfate, so it is safe for all skin types.</p> <p>The innovative spray-on applicator couldn&rsquo;t be easier to use. It is gentle enough to be used up to four times weekly. It is frequently recommended by beauty gurus online and has a devoted following.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mLHu0S" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best face peels. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-travel-toiletry-bags">The 5 Best Travel Toiletry Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners">The 5 Best Pencil Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-mousses">The 5 Best Hair Mousses</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products face peels facial products product reviews shopping Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:00:18 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1909487 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hair Mousses http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-mousses <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hair-mousses" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_beautiful_hair_609695366.jpg" alt="Woman using the best hair mousses" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to add extra body to your hair, a hair mousse can help with that. It offers your hair body, texture, and definition, so you can more easily create your ideal hairstyle. It can work well on all hair types and lengths, enhancing the best properties of your hair.</p> <h2>What Is Hair Mousse?</h2> <p>Hair mousse, also known as styling foam, is a versatile hair styling product that comes in an aerosol can. It can define waves and curls, reduce frizz, and provide volume and hold. It can also leave your hair shiny and manageable.</p> <p>Mousse has a light stickiness, which makes it easy to work through wet hair before drying and styling. It's best to start with a small amount so you don't overdo it and leave your hair feeling crunchy or weighed down.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hair Mousses</h2> <h3>Kenra Extra Volume Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgP41y"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/kenra.jpg" width="71" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon's Choice for hair mousse, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgP41y" target="_blank">Kenra Extra Volume Mousse</a> offers long-lasting volume, body, shine, and a firm hold. The rich formula is also humidity-resistant and offers intense thermal protection up to 428˚. The alcohol-free, nondrying, lightweight mousse works best on dry, fine hair. It is also ideal for permed or naturally curly hair as it will enhance your curls. It won't get crunchy or leave your hair stiff or sticky. It is an Amazon best-seller and a salon favorite.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgP41y" target="_blank"><em>Currently $11.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>TRESemmé Tres Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mk4xzN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tresemme_1.jpg" width="59" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mk4xzN" target="_blank">TRESemmé Tres Mousse Tres Extra Hold Firm Control Mousse</a> is the most affordable option on our list. However, you shouldn't let the price fool you; this is a professional quality product with a devoted following. It offers all-day humidity resistance and extra firm hold. It won't leave your hair sticky, crunchy, or heavy, and can be used on wet or dry hair. It works well on most hair types, including thick, curly, and frizzy hair. The brand is recommended by Glamour, Elle, and TotalBeauty, and is frequently chosen by professionals. If this one doesn't work for you, try another option from the best-selling TRESemmé brand, such as the best-selling <a href="http://amzn.to/2lBO8aZ" target="_blank">TRESemmé Flawless Curls Hair Mousse</a> or <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgYP01" target="_blank">TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mk4xzN"><em>Currently $7.35 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>The Big Sexy Hair Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgMj0o"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bigsexyhair.jpg" width="57" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgMj0o" target="_blank">Big Sexy Hair Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse</a> is unique because it dispenses out as a spray and turns into a mousse, so it won't leave your hair crunchy, stiff, or flaky. It will provide you with long-lasting volume and body by pumping up the root. It also offers extra lift, texture, and hold. It is humidity-resistant, so you won't have to worry about your style going flat. While it is intended for heavy, thick hair, it also works well for fine, thin, flat hair. This is an Amazon best-seller and is recommended by TotalBeauty. It is also frequently recommended by professional hairstylists, both online and in the salon. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mjHIw6" target="_blank">Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Spray Mousse Unisex Spray</a> is another highly-rated option from the best-selling brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgMj0o" target="_blank"><em>Currently $13.23 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgO5Pb"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/paul%20mitchell_1.jpg" width="58" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgO5Pb" target="_blank">Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam</a> is the most expensive option on our list, but most reviewers agree that it's worth the higher price tag. It is enhanced with Awapuhi extract, which adds moisture and enhances shine, so you're left with smooth, silky, static-free hair. It is lightweight, has no heavy buildup, and won't dry crunchy. It reduces frizz and flyaways, leaves hair manageable, and provides light to medium hold. It works on all hair types, including curly and wavy. This is an Allure Editors' Favorite and recommended by TotalBeauty. It also has a devoted following with hairstylists around the country.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgO5Pb" target="_blank"><em>Currently $21.67 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgJIU4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/living%20proof_0.jpg" width="59" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you like the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgJIU4" target="_blank">Living Proof Full Thickening Cream</a>, then you'll love the <a href="http://amzn.to/2n3IrzK" target="_blank">Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse</a>. The lightweight mousse works well on all hair types, but is especially effective on baby fine, flat, thin hair because it adds a thickening effect. It provides body, volume, lift, and light hold that lasts all day without collapsing or becoming stiff. It leaves a micro pattern of thickening dots on each hair strand, leaving you with great texture. A little goes a long way, so this should last you awhile. It is recommended by Allure, Elle, and Women's Health Magazine. It also has outstanding reviews and is frequently recommended by professional salons.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2n3IrzK" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.36 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair mousses. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-mousses">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels">The 5 Best Face Peels</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-travel-toiletry-bags">The 5 Best Travel Toiletry Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products hair mousse hair products mousse product reviews shopping Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1905176 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Back Support Devices http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-back-support-devices <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-back-support-devices" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_back_support_474412030.jpg" alt="Woman wearing best back support devices" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back support devices can relieve back, shoulder, and neck pain, improve posture, and even reduce pain from issues like sciatica and sports injuries. For many people, these devices are completely life-changing.</p> <h2>What Is a Back Supporting Device?</h2> <p>A back supporting device can help you naturally recover from pain and injuries, so you can get back to your active life in less time, without the use of anti-inflammatory medications. It supports the back and aligns the spine, so you can comfortably stand and sit with less stress on your neck, shoulders, back, and spine.</p> <p>Something as simple as slouching can lead to long-term pain. Poor posture can also lead to tension headaches and migraines. To prevent permanently damaging your body with poor posture, find a device that you can comfortably wear whenever you experience pain. Back supporting devices can be worn while at home, at work, driving, or while exercising. They come in various shapes, sizes, and options, so we've included some of each type below.</p> <h2>Top 5 Back Support Devices</h2> <h3>Mueller Adjustable Back Brace</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgH6pg"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mueller.jpg" width="245" height="165" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgH6pg" target="_blank">Mueller Adjustable Back Brace</a> can help you recover from injuries more quickly. It can improve posture and help relieve lower back pain. It has a removable lumbar pad, which helps reinforce the lumbar region. It also has adjustable compression for concentrated support. And it offers extra stability from flexible steel supports along the spine.</p> <p>The internal molded plastic component eliminates brace rolling or bunching. It features a double layer design and dual, outer elastic tension straps for a custom fit. The breathable fabric allows you to comfortably wear it all day. This is available in a range of sizes. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,400 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgH6pg" target="_blank"><em>Currently $23.91 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>StabilityAce Upper Back Posture Corrector Brace</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgHh3U"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/stabilityace.jpg" width="245" height="163" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgHh3U" target="_blank">StabilityAce Upper Back Posture Corrector Brace</a> can be comfortably worn all day, either under or over the shirt. The lightweight, washable brace is breathable and easy to apply yourself. The high-quality posture support brace is made with a backpack-style construction that gently pulls the shoulders back to align the clavicle, improve posture, relieve shoulder tension, and reduce back pain and pain from scoliosis. The soft padding and strong cushioned straps are ideal for fractures, sprains, collarbone pain, shoulder instability, and fibromyalgia. The movable D-rings allow additional adjustment for a custom fit.</p> <p>This is available in a range of sizes, and works well on both men and women. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 400 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgHh3U" target="_blank"><em>Currently $19.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>ComfyMed Posture Corrector Clavicle Support Brace</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mVexkF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/comfymed.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2mVexkF" target="_blank">ComfyMed Posture Corrector Clavicle Support Brace</a> can straighten your neck, align your shoulders, and improve posture, especially if you tend to slump over all day. It can relieve upper back pain, as well as pain from Thoracic Kyphosis, Lordosis, Kyphoscoliosis, Osteoporosis, loose ligaments, misaligned spine, cervical and thoracic conditions, sports injuries, and more. It is durable, washable, ultrasoft, and made of premium quality materials. The innovative design is easy to put on and adjust by yourself. It has minimum restriction, doesn't cut into the arms, and offers strong support. You can comfortably wear this lightweight brace under clothing.</p> <p>This works well on both men and women, and is available in a range of sizes. It has great online reviews and is backed by outstanding customer support and a money-back guarantee. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2n3Gxzh" target="_blank">ComfyMed Premium Quality Back Brace with Removable Lumbar Pad</a> and <a href="http://amzn.to/2mjCb8N" target="_blank">ComfyMed Breathable Mesh Back Brace</a> are two other highly rated back braces from the trusted brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mVexkF" target="_blank"><em>Currently $28.45 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>Armstrong Amerika Thoracic Back Brace</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgLjJu"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/armstrong%20amerika.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The premium-quality <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgLjJu" target="_blank">Armstrong Amerika Thoracic Back Brace</a> can quickly relieve pain, tension, tightness, and stiffness. It improves posture, offers back, neck, and shoulder pain relief, aligns the spine, and relieves pain from Osteoporosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis, Kyphoscoliosis, Spinal Curvature, and Scoliotic Decompensation. The special design is fully adjustable with magnets and dual tightening straps, so you can get a comfortable fit.</p> <p>This includes a &quot;Beating Back Pain&quot; PDF Guide. It is available in a range of sizes and works well on both men and women. It has great online reviews and is backed by a one-year warranty and 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgLjJu" target="_blank"><em>Currently $22.19 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h2>Back Support Belt and Lower Back Brace by Old Bones Therapy</h2> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgKrVf"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/old%20bones.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>If your doctor has recommended adding heat or cold therapy to your treatment plan, then the <a href="http://amzn.to/2mgKrVf" target="_blank">Back Support Belt and Lower Back Brace by Old Bones Therapy</a> is perfect for you. It includes two ice heat packs, so you can experience instant pain relief and a reduction in inflammation. It can improve posture, provide maximum lumbar support, and reduce muscle fatigue, stiffness, and soreness. The versatile brace also offers lower back pain relief from Sciatica, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, or Degenerative Disc Disease.</p> <p>The high-quality brace has a chiropractor-approved ergonomic design, flexible neoprene construction, and dual elastic bands. This ensures maximum insulation and breathability, and keeps moisture and sweat at bay. The built-in support stays and silicone lining of the compression wrap provide extra stability and prevent slipping, so you can comfortably wear it for hours. It is easy to use and inconspicuous enough to wear under clothing. The compression band conforms to your body to provide a better fit, with the gel pack held firmly in place.</p> <p>This features an internal pocket designed to hold the custom hot and cold gel packs for fast, effective lower back pain relief. However, you can also use the brace on its own, without the gel packs. This is available in a range of sizes and is backed by outstanding reviews and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mgKrVf" target="_blank"><em>Currently $39.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best back support devices. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-back-support-devices">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-callus-removers">The 5 Best Callus Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-anti-itch-creams">The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels">The 5 Best Face Peels</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best back pain back support back support brace back support devices posture product reviews shopping Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:00:17 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1905174 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Diapers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-diapers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-diapers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/baby_smile_diaper_537424238.jpg" alt="Happy baby wearing one of the best diapers" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Diapers are an absolute necessity for any new baby. They are designed to keep your baby dry and comfortable at all times of the day and night. As your baby grows, you will need to change diaper sizes so that they can still enjoy a secure, comfortable fit.</p> <h2>What Is a Diaper?</h2> <p>A diaper is a disposable product designed to absorb or contain waste. New Kids Center reports that newborns under a month old usually have three to four bowel movements a day, so you can expect to change at least 10 soiled or wet diapers daily during that first month. Investopedia estimates that the average child will use more than 2,700 diapers in the first year, which can add up to more than $550, while The Atlantic estimates that you'll spend closer to $936 on diapers in the first year. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-places-to-get-cheaper-diapers?ref=seealso">5 Places to Get Cheaper Diapers</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Diapers</h2> <h3>Pampers Swaddlers Diapers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2kLi149"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pampers.jpg" width="245" height="196" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon's Choice for diapers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2kLi149">Pampers Swaddlers Diapers</a> offer the best comfort and protection. The ultrasoft diapers absorb liquid quickly for fewer leaks. The extra absorb channels and absorb away liner are specially designed to help distribute wetness evenly for up to 12 hours of protection. The color-changing wetness indicator shows when your baby needs to be changed, so there's no more guesswork. The contoured umbilical cord notch provides a more comfortable fit around the healing belly button.</p> <p>These come in eight sizes to securely and comfortably fit your baby. The Pampers brand is recommended by Consumer Reports and is the #1 choice of hospitals across the country. These are also recommended by Good Housekeeping, BabyCenter, and BabyGearLab. According to BabyGearLab, Pampers won an absorbency test hands-down versus Huggies. Many experienced parents chimed in that after they tried the Pampers Swaddlers, they wouldn't go back to using anything else on their kids. They also have outstanding online reviews, including more than 5,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. <a href="http://amzn.to/2liODpN">Pampers Baby Dry Diapers</a> and <a href="http://amzn.to/2kLmaW1">Pampers Cruisers Diapers</a> are other Amazon best-sellers from the renowned brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2kLi149"><em>Currently $31.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2kLs35q"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/huggies.jpg" width="174" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2kLs35q">Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers</a> wick away moisture so your baby's skin stays dry. The triple layer protection, quick-absorbing layers, and Leak Lock system eliminate leaks for up to 12 hours of protection. The ultrasoft diapers have a stretchy waist and wide Velcro straps for a snug, comfortable fit. The umbilical cord cutout provides a more comfortable fit around the healing belly button.</p> <p>This comes in a range of sizes and designs to comfortably fit your growing baby. The Huggies brand is recommended by Consumer Reports. These are also recommended by Good Housekeeping and BabyCenter. They are also backed by outstanding online reviews, including nearly 3,900 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2kLs35q"><em>Currently $20.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Luvs Ultra Leakguards Newborn Diapers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2kL6VMM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/luvs.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2kL6VMM">Luvs Ultra Leakguards Newborn Diapers</a> are super soft on delicate baby skin. They feature NightLock Plus for ultra absorbency and a Leakguard core to keep your baby's skin dry. They have absorbent padding for enhanced leak prevention and great overnight protection. They have large, refastenable stretch tabs for a secure, snug fit and a wide fastening area for easy changing. The leg leak barriers also gather to help prevent leaks.</p> <p>These are available in various fun designs and in seven sizes to improve fit and comfort. The Luvs brand is recommended by Consumer Reports. These are also recommended by BabyCenter and have more than 3,800 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are also backed by a 45-day money-back guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2kL6VMM"><em>Currently $28.78 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bambo Nature Premium Baby Diapers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2l9m3V4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bamboo%20nature.jpg" width="245" height="168" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2l9m3V4">Bambo Nature Premium Baby Diapers</a> are pricey, but most reviewers agree that they're worth the higher price tag. They are the only eco-friendly diaper with a wetness indicator. They are flexible, breathable, ultrasoft, and offer great overnight absorbency. They are thin, but will keep your baby dry.</p> <p>The dermatologically-tested diapers are safe for your baby and the environment. They are similar to a soft cloth diaper thanks to the fabric-like materials. They have no chlorine, dyes, latex, or fragrances, and are free of allergens and irritating substances. They are also designed to minimize the risks of allergies and diaper rash.</p> <p>These are available in six sizes. They are recommended by Good Housekeeping and are BabyGearLab's Editors' Choice. They also have more than 1,100 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2l9m3V4"><em>Currently $11.75 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Earth's Best Chlorine-Free Diapers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2lkPPZ4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/earth%27s%20best.jpg" width="245" height="194" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2lkPPZ4">Earth's Best Chlorine-Free Diapers</a> are safe for your baby and the environment. They are hypoallergenic, chlorine-free, latex-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free. They are made with renewable resources and bio-based absorbent materials to reduce the use of petroleum-based gels. They don't release any dangerous dioxins into the environment and use 20% fewer petrochemicals than traditional disposable diapers to help protect your baby's sensitive skin.</p> <p>They are ultrasoft thanks to the use of cloth-like materials. They offer comfy stretch refastenable side panels with grip tabs for a comfortable, secure fit with less chafing and rashes. They also have breathable sides and moisture barrier cuffs for superior overnight absorbency and leak protection.</p> <p>These are available in seven sizes, ranging from newborn to 35+ lbs. They are recommended by Good Housekeeping and BabyGearLab, and have more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are also frequently compared to Seventh Generation diapers and always come out on top.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2lkPPZ4"><em>Currently $52.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best diapers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-diapers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-diaper-bags">The 5 Best Diaper Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-callus-removers">The 5 Best Callus Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels">The 5 Best Face Peels</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best baby diapers baby products diapers product reviews shopping Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:17 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1893506 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Apps That Pay You to Workout http://www.wisebread.com/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_workout_phone_536139771.jpg" alt="Woman using apps that pay her to workout" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the most popular New Year's resolutions every year is to get fit and lose weight. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most broken resolutions as well. Perhaps if there was more of a financial reward tied to getting in shape, it would be easier, or maybe if there was a way to stay more accountable. Fortunately, there exist some highly clever smartphone apps that will help you with both. Here are six of the most popular apps that will actually pay you to workout and help keep you accountable in the process.</p> <h2>1. PACT</h2> <p>The free <a href="http://www.pactapp.com/" target="_blank">PACT app</a> is a clever healthy living smartphone app that keeps you accountable, both in terms of diet and exercise. The app works by allowing you to make weekly &quot;pacts&quot; with yourself to either eat healthier or exercise more.</p> <p>Once your pacts are set, you choose how much money you'll pay other PACT members if you don't reach them. On the flipside, if you do reach your pacts, you get paid by other members. So essentially you make money by staying healthy and you get paid by the members who don't. You might only make a few dollars a week, but the app keeps you accountable and makes for easy goal setting. Plus, it lets you connect to other popular health apps like RunKeeper, Fitbit, MapMyRun, and MyFitnessPal.</p> <h2>2. DietBet</h2> <p>The <a href="https://www.dietbet.com/" target="_blank">DietBet app</a> is a fun way to track your weight loss goals, stay accountable, and tap into your competitive side. Essentially the app let's you join &quot;Games,&quot; pay a small entry fee, and compete against other motivated folks to try and lose a certain percentage of weight in a specific amount of time. Win the game and you'll split the pot with all the other winners.</p> <h2>3. Healthy Wage</h2> <p>The <a href="https://www.healthywage.com/" target="_blank">Healthy Wage app</a> is similar to DietBet, with a couple important differences. While you get paid by winning weight loss challenges, the app focuses more on the user creating challenges with friends and family as well as corporate challenges. The challenges make for a fun way to track your progress and interact with others who are also trying to develop a healthier lifestyle.</p> <p>You can join up to 10 challenges at one time, as well as simply create personal challenges that'll keep you accountable. You pony up some money, join the challenges that interest you, and try to win some substantial bucks. Refer friends to the challenge and your winnings grow substantially.</p> <h2>4. Charity Miles</h2> <p>If you're looking to get into shape and are the type who regularly gives money to your favorite charities, then the <a href="http://www.charitymiles.org/" target="_blank">Charity Miles app</a> is worth a look. The app essentially donates money to <a href="https://charitymileshelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/214937668-Who-are-your-Charity-Partners-" target="_blank">the charity of your choice</a> any time you &quot;walk, run, bike, skip, dance or any human-centered activity.&quot; By using your smartphone's GPS, Charity Miles can easily track your movement and track your activity. The more you move, the more money your charity receives.</p> <p>Sound too good to be true? Charity Miles is completely legit and pays out via corporate sponsors like Humana, Johnson &amp; Johnson, and Chobani.</p> <h2>5. WellCoin</h2> <p>The folks at <a href="https://www.wellcoin.com/" target="_blank">WellCoin</a> have developed a mobile app that gives you rewards points for doing healthy things. From sleeping seven hours a night, to drinking plenty of water, to going for a jog, you'll earn WellCoins for doing all of the above. Earn enough coins and you can redeem them for workout gear, healthy food, and even exercise classes in your area. The app is a great tool to help keep you accountable throughout the day.</p> <h2>6. FitCoin</h2> <p>The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-fitcoin/id1008898705" target="_blank">FitCoin app</a> is another fun way to earn rewards with your Fitbit or any fitness tracker supported by the Apple Health app on your iPhone. Once the app is synced to your fitness tracker, you simply start burning calories by walking, jogging, or hitting the gym, and start earning &quot;FitCoins&quot; for your efforts. Your burned calories turn into FitCoins which can be redeemed in the FitCoin boutique for cool stuff like Amazon gift cards.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kyle-james">Kyle James</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-apps-that-pay-you-to-workout">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-fitness-gadgets-actually-worth-the-money">5 Fitness Gadgets Actually Worth the Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-ultimate-green-workout">The Ultimate &quot;Green&quot; Workout</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-cheap-exercise-tools-for-a-killer-workout">10 Cheap Exercise Tools for a Killer Workout</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ready-to-buy-some-exercise-equipment-read-this-first">Ready To Buy Some Exercise Equipment? Read This First.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-7-exercises-are-scientifically-proven-to-increase-happiness">These 7 Exercises Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Technology apps exercise fitness get fit get in shape get paid to workout Health iPhone workout Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:30:37 +0000 Kyle James 1887741 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Pet Nail Clippers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pet-nail-clippers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-pet-nail-clippers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/dog_nail_trimmer_506541297.jpg" alt="Dog getting nails trimmed by best nail clipper" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Trimming your pet&rsquo;s nails should be a regular part of the grooming process. Keeping their nails regularly groomed can help prevent pain and injury to your beloved pet. It can also help your pet walk more comfortably and prevent scratches on your floor and furniture. By trimming their nails at an early age, you can accustom your pet to the experience, so they don&rsquo;t squirm as much going forward.</p> <h2>What Are Pet Nail Clippers?</h2> <p>Pet nail clippers are hand tools that allow you to safely trim your pet&rsquo;s nails at home. By taking advantage of safe, professional grooming at home, you can save a lot of money at the groomer.</p> <p>Nail trimmers should be sharp, feel comfortable in your hand, and be the right size for your pet. If you don&rsquo;t have a steady hand or feel nervous that you may cut too deep with nail trimmers, consider one of the grinding grooming tools listed below instead.</p> <h2>Top 5 Pet Nail Clippers</h2> <h3>Safari Professional Nail Trimmer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2jABffc"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/safari.jpg" width="217" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2jABffc">Safari Professional Nail Trimmer</a> works just as well for small cats as it does for large dogs. It features locking blades, an adjustable safety stop to prevent injury, and rubber-coated handles for easy, comfortable gripping. The sharp, durable, long-lasting cutting edge is made from the finest quality stainless steel to ensure clean cuts.</p> <p>They work like scissors to make nail trimming and maintenance effortless, even for large, thick nails. It comes in a range of sizes, so you can pick the best one for your pet&rsquo;s size. It is recommended by the American Kennel Club and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 3,100 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2jABffc"><em>Currently $8.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Epica Professional Pet Nail Clipper</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2jppRRm"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/epica_0.jpg" width="163" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2jppRRm">#1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper from Epica</a> is easy and safe to use. The durable, heavy-duty spring action clippers have rubber coated handles for a comfortable, secure nonslip grip. It also has a safety edge to prevent over-cutting and a standard safety lock for safe storage. The top quality rugged stainless steel, tempered shears offer long-lasting sharpness and won't bend, scratch, or rust. It offers precise, even cutting with no jagged edges or splintering.</p> <p>They work like scissors to make nail trimming and maintenance effortless, even for large, thick nails. It comes in two different sizes, so you can pick the best one for your pet&rsquo;s size. It is recommended by the American Kennel Club and has outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,100 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a 100% lifetime warranty for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2jppRRm"><em>Currently $9.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Dremel Pet Nail Grooming Tool</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2iL6ccr"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dremel.jpg" width="171" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in dog claw care, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2iL6ccr">Dremel Pet Nail Grooming Tool</a> is the perfect solution if you want an alternative to clipping your dog&rsquo;s or cat&rsquo;s nails. The rotary tool offers light duty performance to gently grind away long nails quickly, safely, and painlessly. Two rotation speeds allow you to customize it to your pet&rsquo;s comfort level. It offers cordless operation using a rechargeable and removable battery pack for optimum control.</p> <p>It may take some time for your pet to get used to the vibrating sensation of this device. The grinding process also takes a bit longer than the clipping process, but it helps ensure that you never clip too far down. This is recommended by the American Kennel Club and has outstanding online reviews, including nearly 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a two-year warranty for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2iL6ccr"><em>Currently $24.23 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Boshel Dog Nail Clippers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2iKZe7g"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/boshel.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2iKZe7g">Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer By Boshel</a> works well for both dogs and cats. The protective safety guard and heavy-duty, sharp stainless steel cutting edge allow you to trim your pet&rsquo;s nails cleanly and quickly. The ergonomic design and comfortable nonslip handles allow you to apply the perfect amount of force, without fear of accidentally slipping and hurting your pet during grooming. There is also an integrated safety stop blade, which serves as a quick sensor to prevent over-cutting the nails. It also comes with a free nail file, which stores compactly in the handle of the clipper, to ensure there are no jagged edges.</p> <p>This works like scissors to make nail trimming and maintenance effortless, even for large, thick nails. The blade will stay sharp for years to provide you with the best value possible. It is recommended by the American Kennel Club, as well as by countless animal trainers, veterinarians, and professional pet groomers. It also has outstanding online reviews, including more than 900 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2iKZe7g"><em>Currently $12.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pedi Paws Dog Nail Grinder by BulbHead</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2iL0qYr"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pedi%20paws.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2iL0qYr">Pedi Paws Dog Nail Grinder by BulbHead</a> is an As Seen On TV item that actually works. The precision emery filing wheel gently removes thin layers of the nail, so it won&rsquo;t cut sensitive nerves like nail clippers can. The unique protective cap allows only the perfect amount of nail to be removed and traps clipped filings so there is no mess. The quiet cordless trimmer is fast, easy, gentle to use, and won&rsquo;t crack, splinter, or break your pet&rsquo;s nails.</p> <p>This is ideal for calm cats and dogs as the buzzing sound can scare pets. It may take some time for your pet to get used to the vibrating sensation of this device. The grinding process also takes a bit longer than the clipping process, but it helps ensure that you never clip too far down. The battery-powered grinder is recommended by Consumer Search and the American Kennel Club.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2iL0qYr"><em>Currently $25.35 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best pet nail clippers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pet-nail-clippers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-infant-nail-clippers">The 5 Best Infant Nail Clippers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-callus-removers">The 5 Best Callus Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-face-peels">The 5 Best Face Peels</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Family Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best nail clipper nail trim nail trimmer pet nail clipper product reviews shopping Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1876852 at http://www.wisebread.com The High Cost of Catching a Cold or the Flu http://www.wisebread.com/the-high-cost-of-catching-a-cold-or-the-flu <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-high-cost-of-catching-a-cold-or-the-flu" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-510574486.jpg" alt="getting the flu is expensive" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nobody wants to get a cold or the flu. It can be a miserable experience for you, your family, and your coworkers. Even worse, it can be a very costly affair, if you don't take preventive measures.</p> <h2>The Sickening Statistics</h2> <p>Each year, about <a href="http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-statistics" target="_blank">5%&ndash;20% of Americans</a> contract the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about <a href="http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse/flu-prevention-infographic" target="_blank">200,000 people are hospitalized</a> and between 3,000&ndash;49,000 deaths are associated with the flu each year.</p> <p>While a cold may not seem like a big deal at first, the treatment can be costly and it may just be a symptom of a flu that hasn't peaked yet. Along with a cold, the flu can also cause symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, body aches, and confusion. It can also just suck the fun out of life and make it difficult to work and function like normal.</p> <h2>The Cost of Treatment</h2> <p>The average person with health insurance will pay over $130 for flu treatment. The average person without insurance will pay more than $100 to see a physician and about $100 for prescription medication. Once you've made it to the doctor, you will also need to consider the cost of tests, medications, room fees, and physician services &mdash; which can quickly add up.</p> <h2>The Cost of Medicine</h2> <p>More than <a href="http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2014/09/09-11-14_flu.cost.php" target="_blank">$10 billion is spent each year</a> on hospitalizations and outpatient doctor visits related to the flu and about one-third of flu sufferers <a href="http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/1012/the-cost-of-getting-the-flu.aspx" target="_blank">spend $250&ndash;$1,000 on treatment</a>.</p> <p>If the flu is caught and treated within the first 48 hours, you may be prescribed antiviral medication like Tamiflu or Relenza, which costs over $100 for the 10-day dose for patients without insurance. For insured patients, you can expect to spend around $20 for prescription medicine.</p> <h2>The Cost of Over-the-Counter Medications</h2> <p>The average person also spends about $10 on <a href="https://www.quickenloans.com/blog/cost-catching-flu-infographic" target="_blank">over-the-counter cough and flu medicine</a> like Tylenol, DayQuil, and NyQuil. Tissues, Lozenges, Vicks, and cough drops are also essentials when you're sick.&nbsp;Of course, these costs will vary based on where you shop. There are also ways to save money on these medications, such as buying generics, avoiding duplicates, and looking for coupons or store circulars. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-frugal-ways-to-treat-the-common-cold?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 Frugal Ways to Treat the Common Cold</a>)</p> <h2>Lost Earnings</h2> <p>The average person loses $92 of earnings each year thanks to sick days. However, in most cases, it takes three to seven days for a regular case of the flu to go away. You might still have a cough and fatigue for as long as three or four weeks, so you will need to consider this when calculating your potential lost wages, especially if you own your own business and don't get paid for taking sick days.</p> <h2>Treating Your Child</h2> <p>While treatment may be expensive for adults, it is usually even more drastic if your child contracts a cold or the flu. The CDC found that <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/flu/spotlights/childrens-flu-costly.htm" target="_blank">parents spend $300 to $4,000</a>, and miss between 11&ndash;73 hours of work, to help their child recover from the flu. If your child is treated in an emergency room, you can expect to spend an average of $3,990 in medical costs. If you have insurance, it may cover some of these costs, but you still need to account for co-payments, over-the-counter medication, lost earnings, and travel costs.</p> <h2>Preventive Measures</h2> <p>The best way to fight a cold or the flu is to prevent a problem in the first place by taking advantage of simple preventative measures. Some popular <a href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-prevent-infections" target="_blank">preventive measures</a> include:</p> <ul> <li>Avoid contact with people who have the flu;</li> <li>Wash your hands frequently;</li> <li>Eat healthy foods;</li> <li>Drink plenty of liquids;</li> <li>Exercise daily;</li> <li>Reduce stress and laugh more often;</li> <li>Get an adequate amount of sleep each night;</li> <li>Take a daily multivitamin;</li> <li>Increase your vitamin C intake;</li> <li>Take antiviral medications if you are exposed to the flu.</li> </ul> <p>Annual flu vaccinations offer protection from the most likely influenza virus strains. The flu immunization can also help reduce the rate of respiratory illnesses and the number of doctor visits each year. However, it is not a guarantee that you won't get the flu.</p> <p>Flu vaccines cost $35 per person, on average, which is covered by health insurance, as required by the Affordable Care Act. You can get the vaccine at a physician's office, senior center, free or low-cost clinics, or at certain drugstores. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-places-to-get-vaccinated-for-cheap-or-free?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Places to Get Vaccinated for Cheap or Free</a>)</p> <p>Many employers are also now offering free or reduced rate vaccinations onsite for their employees. When you consider that the average cost is over $130 for treatment (with insurance), it may be a good idea to take advantage of the vaccine as a precaution.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-high-cost-of-catching-a-cold-or-the-flu">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/germs-dirt-bacteria-infection-immune-system-antibiotics-disease">Are we too clean for our own good?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-41-frugal-ways-to-battle-a-cold-or-flu">Flashback Friday: 41 Frugal Ways to Battle a Cold or Flu</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-frugal-ways-to-treat-the-common-cold">9 Frugal Ways to Treat the Common Cold</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-the-95-best-ways-to-get-fit-for-free">Flashback Friday: The 95 Best Ways to Get Fit for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-cheap-and-natural-ways-to-fight-the-cold-and-flu">7 Cheap and Natural Ways to Fight the Cold and Flu</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Health and Beauty cold cold remedies common cold flu flu season germs high cost saving money sickness Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:30:27 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1876055 at http://www.wisebread.com Women Pay More for Health Care — Here's How to Pay Less http://www.wisebread.com/women-pay-more-for-health-care-heres-how-to-pay-less <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/women-pay-more-for-health-care-heres-how-to-pay-less" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_glases_hat_495205748.jpg" alt="Woman learning she plays more for health care than men" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's no secret that a variety of factors can affect your health care costs. For example, people who smoke usually pay more for health insurance, and an unhealthy lifestyle can increase the risk of chronic illnesses and lead to more trips to see the doctor. But among the many factors triggering higher health care costs, it's being a woman that's perhaps the most obnoxious.</p> <p>Before the Affordable Care Act, women buying health insurance on the individual market paid premiums as much as <a href="http://www.healthline.com/health-news/should-women-pay-more-healthcare-services" target="_blank">50% higher than men</a> due to gender rating, a practice where health insurance providers charged women more because they were considered a higher risk. Gender rating is now illegal, but this doesn't mean women are saving big bucks on health care costs.</p> <p>According to data provided by the health care company Vitals, women spend on average <a href="http://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/women-pay-more-healthcare" target="_blank">69% more out-of-pocket</a> than their male counterparts for health care. That's a huge difference &mdash; even from the now-abolished gender rating system. Considering how women statistically earn less than men in just about every occupation, many women feel the pinch. But the question remains, why do women pay more, and what can they do about it?</p> <h2>Women Use More health Care Services</h2> <p>Compared to men, women typically <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10718692" target="_blank">use more health care services</a>, which could explain higher health care costs. Go figure. They're more likely to ask questions about their health, get routine screenings, and schedule appointments when sick. Being proactive helps women maintain their health, but it comes at a cost.</p> <p>Additionally, some women experience higher health care costs because of certain procedures, including gynecologic surgeries. Women are also six times more likely to have knee replacement surgery &mdash; a cost that can soar up to $65,000 &mdash; and women are two times more likely to develop cataracts, which can cost up to $5,000 per eye to correct.</p> <p>And let's not forget the cost of labor and delivery for women. That's big business with the average national cost for a routine delivery at $8,775, and the average for a C-section at $11,525. (Worse, this number doesn't include prenatal care or post-delivery care.) And even if women have health insurance, high deductibles typically mean paying a large percentage of services out-of-pocket.</p> <h2>Women Live Longer Than Men</h2> <p>Women also pay more for health care because they live on average two years longer than men. That's an extra two years of paying health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for health care services. Even if a woman is healthy during her younger years, she may develop at least one ailment later in life that requires regular doctor visits, especially as she moves closer to retirement age. Studies suggest that a 55-year-old healthy woman retiring today would spend about $79,000 more than a similar man on health care costs during her final years.</p> <h2>How Can Women Protect Themselves From Higher Costs?</h2> <p>When it comes to the cost of health care, it is what it is &mdash; but there are plenty of ways for women to prepare and possibly reduce their expense.</p> <h3>Don't Ignore Health Screenings</h3> <p>Preventive care reduces risk factors that trigger many chronic illnesses and can thus lower overall health care costs. Under the Affordable Care Act, you don't have to pay for many preventive care services delivered by a doctor or medical facility within your insurance company's network. These include immunizations, annual physical examinations, colonoscopies, mammograms, and other screenings.</p> <h3>Make Healthy Choices</h3> <p>A healthy lifestyle can also reduce your number of trips to the doctor. Eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, low-fat foods, and lean meats. Exercise for at least 30 minutes three times a week. Apply sunscreen when outdoors to reduce your risk of skin cancer and stay physically fit during your retirement years.</p> <h3>Compare the Cost of Services</h3> <p>To lower your health care costs, compare the cost of services at different facilities. You'll find that some facilities within your insurer's network charge significantly different prices for the same services. For example, an in-network hospital may charge $1,500 for an overnight sleep study whereas an in-network sleep clinic may only charge $600 for the same study.</p> <h3>Don't Underestimate Health Care Costs</h3> <p>Prepare for health care costs now and in the future. This includes having adequate health care coverage to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses &mdash; as much coverage as you can afford based on your present health care needs. And while you're saving for retirement, don't forget to plan for future health care costs. Women who live longer than their spouses are left to manage health care costs on their own. Therefore, look into purchasing long-term care insurance. Don't wait until you are ready to retire to buy a policy; it's more expensive once you're at that stage of your life. If you lock in a price while you're young and relatively healthy, however, you'll pay lower premiums over the long-term.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/women-pay-more-for-health-care-heres-how-to-pay-less">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/health-insurance-how-to-fight-back-against-4-common-claim-denials">Health Insurance: How to Fight Back Against 4 Common Claim Denials</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-surprising-things-your-hsa-will-cover">11 Surprising Things Your HSA Will Cover</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-spend-your-last-minute-health-care-fsa-funds">8 Ways to Spend Your Last-Minute Health Care FSA Funds</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-you-must-know-about-health-care-open-enrollment">5 Things You Must Know About Health Care Open Enrollment</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-health-insurance-benefits-youre-probably-not-using">6 Health Insurance Benefits You&#039;re Probably Not Using</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Insurance doctors gender cap gender rating health care life span medical preventive care women Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:00:11 +0000 Mikey Rox 1871076 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Ways to Prevent the Winter Blues from Busting Your Budget http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-prevent-the-winter-blues-from-busting-your-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-ways-to-prevent-the-winter-blues-from-busting-your-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_sad_window_507633424.jpg" alt="Woman keeping SAD from destroying her budget" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you start feeling a bit funky once the cold weather hits? For some, seasonal change can trigger depression called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. With SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and can continue throughout the winter months. You might feel more tired or moody than usual. You may gain weight, oversleep, or have a heavy feeling in your arms and legs.</p> <p>Though doctors don't know<em> exactly </em>what causes SAD, it might have something to do with a decrease in sunlight. Less sun can affect anything from your circadian rhythm to your serotonin and melatonin levels. The result? You don't feel yourself. And you may not maintain your usual habits in other areas of your life, like spending.</p> <p>Here's how to keep SAD from sabotaging your budget this winter &mdash; as well as some things you can do to help yourself get out of a funk on the cheap. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-creative-ways-to-avoid-spending-money?ref=seealso">13 Creative Ways to Stop Spending Money</a>)</p> <h2>1. Unlink Payment Methods</h2> <p>While you might not randomly head out to the store at midnight, online shops are always open. You may have even linked your credit cards or PayPal account to your favorite store. Consider unlinking your payment methods so you'll need to pause for a moment before pushing the buy button. In the time it takes you to find your wallet, you may have second thoughts about your purchase.</p> <h2>2. Practice Self-Care</h2> <p>Instead of rushing to retail therapy to soothe yourself, consider spending time versus money. Practice self-care by doing things to ease your sadness. Take a warm bath, go for a walk, or visit YouTube to find a new yoga video. If you're having trouble thinking of what might make you feel better, try drafting up a list you can consult when you're feeling low. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-online-workout-videos-for-free-or-cheap?ref=seealso">7 Online Workout Stations for Free or Cheap</a>)</p> <h2>3. Enjoy Free Stuff</h2> <p>You may also want to make a list of all the free and fun things going on in your area. Being around people is important for people who have SAD, and it can help boost your mood. Check local calendars for events that look interesting to you. Instead of buying new books or music, check them out from your library.</p> <p>And when you want to spend, try consulting with the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/never-miss-free-ice-cream-again-complete-calendar-of-annual-free-stuff-days">Calendar of Annual Free Stuff</a> before heading out. There are many events throughout the year where you can score free food and more, allowing you to indulge without the financial guilt.</p> <h2>4. Cook Ahead</h2> <p>If you find you're spending tons of money on takeout or restaurant meals, plan ahead. You can make meals without much effort by using a Crock-Pot. Here are <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-cheap-and-easy-crock-pot-recipes">25 easy recipes</a> to get you started. And if you're really stuck on what you should consume, here's a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-eat-every-day-a-month-of-frugal-meals">frugal meal plan</a> for every single day this month. Eating a healthy diet may even help with your SAD symptoms. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-eat-well-on-just-20-a-week-with-meal-plans?ref=seealso">How to Eat on $20 a Week (With Meal Plans)</a>)</p> <h2>5. Reach Out</h2> <p>In the study on sadness and shopping, the researchers did discover an important link. The people who were sad were also more self-focused, which ultimately led to more spending. Thinking of others may help break the cycle. Instead of driving yourself to the mall when you're feeling down, you might call a friend to chat or meet up.</p> <h2>Easy Ways to Combat SAD</h2> <p>There are some things you can do at home to help ease your SAD symptoms. Of course, if you have concerns about your mood or health, it's always a good idea to make an appointment with your primary care physician.</p> <h3>Open Your Curtains</h3> <p>No, really. Do anything and everything you can to get more sunlight into your life. This may mean that you'll want to contact a landscaper to trim branches or bushes that are blocking light from getting into your home. Consider moving furniture, like your desk or reading chair, next to windows in your home or office.</p> <h3>Venture Outdoors</h3> <p>The weather may be frightful, but a quick walk around the block might make your day a bit more delightful. Getting in as much sun as possible can help lift your spirits. You'll be able to catch some rays even on cloudy days. Try to get outside within two hours of waking for the best results.</p> <h3>Exercise Daily</h3> <p>Moving your body is good no matter what, but for people with SAD, it's particularly important. Working out relieves stress and anxiety. These things can exacerbate SAD symptoms. Bonus points if you can exercise in the sunlight while getting in some fresh air.</p> <h3>Spend Money</h3> <p>On the right stuff, that is. There are a few products that can help with SAD. Look into buying a portable <a href="http://amzn.to/2hNmrtb">light box</a> that is made to emulate the sun. A light box works by stimulating all your eye's photoreceptors. Some people even choose to take certain supplements to ease their symptoms, including St. John's wort, SAMe, melatonin, and omega-3 fatty acids. Always consult with your doctor before starting any supplements.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-marcin">Ashley Marcin</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-prevent-the-winter-blues-from-busting-your-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-keep-anxiety-from-ruining-your-budget">5 Ways to Keep Anxiety From Ruining Your Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/frugal-tip-do-not-spend-when-you-are-sad">Frugal Tip: Do Not Spend When You Are Sad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/not-the-sort-of-person-who">Not the sort of person who ...</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/track-your-spending-or-not">Track your spending. Or not.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/use-only-what-you-need">Use only what you need</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Health and Beauty Cooking depression free stuff mental illness retail therapy SAD seasonal affective disorder self care spending Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:00:09 +0000 Ashley Marcin 1865738 at http://www.wisebread.com Don't Use Your Prescription Drug Coupons Until You Read This http://www.wisebread.com/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-prescription-drug-coupons <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-prescription-drug-coupons" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pills_money_medicine_520882000.jpg" alt="Learning what you need to know about prescription drug coupons" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you have health insurance to help cover the cost of prescription drugs, that's great. But the average insured American still spends nearly $200 a year on prescription copays.</p> <p>Prescription drug coupons can help defray that hefty expense. You present them at the register of your pharmacy just like any other coupon. They reduce your copay, but do not affect the price your insurer pays for the drug. Drugmakers offer these coupons as a form of marketing, and while they can help patients, before using them you should know a few things about how these programs work.</p> <h2>1. Sometimes Brand Name Is Cheaper Than Generic</h2> <p>If your copay for generic medication is $10, but a coupon brings your copay for a similar brand name drug down to $4, you'll save money by going with the brand name. This is the major attraction of drug coupons for patients.</p> <h2>2. Don't Get Steered Into Suboptimal Treatment</h2> <p>It's hard to see how saving money could be bad for your health. But health care decisions should be made between patient and doctor, without intrusion from marketing. Why? Consider this: Doctors often have the choice of multiple drugs to treat any given ailment. Maybe Drug A, a tried and true generic, is the best choice for you, but you ask your doctor for Drug B because you have a coupon that would cover most of your copay. The doctor accommodates you, so you save money &mdash; but your treatment has suffered. This is not a hypothetical situation; a Consumer Reports analysis found more than one generic that works as well as or <a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/03/don-t-get-hooked-on-prescription-drug-coupons/index.htm">better than a name brand</a>.</p> <h2>3. Coupons Could Cost You More in the Long Run</h2> <p>Like a cable TV teaser rate, the coupon program won't last forever. Once you've established treatment for a chronic condition with the brand name drug, and the coupon ends, you may spend years paying the higher post-coupon price.</p> <h2>4. You May Not Be Eligible to Use the Coupon</h2> <p>Some discount programs exclude members of Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured people. Always read the fine print.</p> <h2>5. The Coupon Might Not Be Your Cheapest Option</h2> <p>Make sure to do the math before opting for a brand name with a coupon over a generic &mdash; the generic still might be cheaper.</p> <h2>6. Coupons May Spike Your Insurance Premiums</h2> <p>When you use a coupon, you pay less &mdash; but your insurance company may pay up to 85% more than it would have if you had chosen a less expensive drug. Who cares? Most of us don't have much sympathy for insurance companies. But when your insurer pays more for drugs, it may pass that to you in the form of higher premiums.</p> <p>&quot;An individual patient who receives a coupon might not realize that, although that particular prescription may cost less that month, overall what it does is to <a href="http://khn.org/news/drug-coupons/">raise costs for everyone</a>, including themselves,&quot; Susan Pisano told Kaiser Health News on behalf of trade group America's Health Insurance Plans.</p> <h2>7. Always Get Coupons From a Reputable Source</h2> <p>Don't just click any link online and start entering personal information about what medications you take. A good place to ask about discount programs is your doctor's office. Online, you can enter the drug name and other details at <a href="https://www.pparx.org">Partnership for Prescription Assistance</a>, and it will connect you to programs you qualify for.</p> <p>Another convenient and safe way to find discounts is by downloading an app such as <a href="https://www.goodrx.com/">GoodRX</a> or <a href="http://werx.org/">WeRx</a> onto your phone. These apps not only find printable coupons, they will also suss out good prices near you on both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and let you know about pharmacy rewards programs and other opportunities to save.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-prescription-drug-coupons">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-you-can-save-money-on-prescription-medications">7 Ways You Can Save Money On Prescription Medications</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-generic-wellness-buys-better-than-the-expensive-originals">7 Generic Wellness Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-get-your-toiletries-for-cheap-or-even-free">6 Ways to Get your Toiletries for Cheap or Even Free!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/frugal-tip-do-not-spend-when-you-are-sad">Frugal Tip: Do Not Spend When You Are Sad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-is-gasoline-so-cheap-a-cost-comparison-of-40-common-household-liquids">Why is Gasoline So Cheap? A Cost Comparison of 40 Common Household Liquids</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Health and Beauty Shopping apps brand name drug coupons drugstores generic medicines pharmacies prescriptions Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:00:06 +0000 Carrie Kirby 1865344 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Emergency Kits http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-emergency-kits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-emergency-kits" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/emergency_kit_487398352.jpg" alt="Using the best emergency kits" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You never know when a disaster can strike, and that&rsquo;s why you need to be prepared for anything. The CDC and American Red Cross both recommend having at least a three-day supply of food, water, and emergency supplies at your disposal, in case of an unexpected disaster.</p> <p>To protect yourself and your family, consider keeping a well-stocked emergency kit in your home, office, and car. Whether you&rsquo;re dealing with a flood, car accident, blizzard, storm, or evacuation, you&rsquo;ll be prepared for anything. Make sure to keep your kit organized and in a convenient place so that you can easily access what you need, right when you need it.</p> <h2>What Is an Emergency Kit?</h2> <p>An emergency supply kit contains everything necessary to sustain you during an emergency. Emergency kits come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. You can also make a kit yourself, but this may be more expensive than just purchasing a quality kit outright.</p> <p>Your emergency kit should include a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-first-aid-kits" target="_blank">first-aid kit</a>, food and water, a lighting source, and any other essential safety supplies necessary to help you survive for at least three days after a disaster. You&rsquo;ll also want to personalize your kit with any medical or personal supply items you think are necessary for your family. This will keep you safe and provide you with the peace of mind that you&rsquo;ll be ready for any unexpected emergency.</p> <h2>Top 5 Emergency Kits</h2> <h3>Ready America Deluxe Emergency Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hRlEXp"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ready%20america.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2hRlEXp" target="_blank">Ready America Deluxe Emergency Kit 4-Person Backpack</a> has sufficient supplies to sustain four people for three days. It has three days worth of U.S. Coast Guard approved food and water for four people, with a five-year shelf life. It also has a 107-piece first aid kit, light sticks, gloves, four-function emergency power station (with a flashlight, radio, siren, and charger), multifunction tool, goggles, duct tape, and much more, all in a high-quality backpack. For a two-person family, consider the highly-rated <a href="http://amzn.to/2iOaqS4" target="_blank">Ready America Emergency Kit, 2-Person, 3-Day Backpack</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hRlEXp" target="_blank"><em>Currently $84.35 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Wise Foods 5-Day Survival Backpack</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2i918PW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/wise%20food.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2i918PW" target="_blank">Wise Foods 5-Day Survival Backpack</a> has enough supplies to last one person five days. The survival pack includes food, water pouches, a portable stove, cup, flashlight, 42-piece first aid kit, waterproof matches, a deck of playing cards, and much more, all included in a high-quality backpack. This comes from the reputable Wise Foods brand, so the food is designed to taste good and sustain you. This has great reviews and is frequently recommended online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2i918PW" target="_blank"><em>Currently $67.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2i9amLP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/deluxe.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The best-selling <a href="http://amzn.to/2i9amLP" target="_blank">Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit</a> has sufficient supplies to sustain two people for three days following a disaster. It has emergency food and water with a five-year shelf life, radio, flashlight, emergency stove, light sticks, sleeping bag, tent, gloves, hygiene kit, 42-piece first aid kit, deck of playing cards, and much more. This all comes in a high-quality multi-pocket hiker&rsquo;s backpack that still has room for additional items. This has twice the amount of water of most kits and is ideal for an earthquake, hurricane, fire, auto accident, evacuation, or other emergency situation.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2i9amLP" target="_blank"><em>Currently $95.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Personal Survival Kit and Emergency Pack</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2j3kEx4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/personal%20survival.jpg" width="245" height="174" align="right" alt="" /></a>The comprehensive <a href="http://amzn.to/2j3kEx4" target="_blank">Personal Survival Kit and Emergency Pack</a> is organized with the items that are most likely needed first on top to assist you in an emergency situation. It has food and water with a five-year shelf life, a 46-piece first aid kit, hand warmers, duct tape, waterproof matches, headlamp, glow sticks, a multipurpose tool, gloves, and much more. The kit comes in a heavy-duty clear waterproof plastic dry bag, which can be hung from your car headrest or placed in your car trunk or home. The clear bag allows you to see everything inside at a glance, so you can quickly grab what you need.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2j3kEx4" target="_blank"><em>Currently $79.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mayday Deluxe 2-Person Backpack Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hRllvP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mayday.jpg" width="245" height="152" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2hRllvP" target="_blank">Mayday Deluxe 2-Person Backpack Kit</a> has everything you could need for any emergency. It has a camper stove, a tent, flashlight, light stick, radio, gloves, water purification tablets, waterproof matches, utility knife, U.S. Coast Guard approved food and water with a five-year shelf life, and a 54-piece first aid kit. The high-quality, heavy-duty backpack is sturdy and has some room left in it, so you can add more items, if necessary. It is compact enough to keep anywhere, making it ideal for your home or car.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hRllvP" target="_blank"><em>Currently $67.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best emergency kits. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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