Articles on Health and Beauty

Wantable Makeup: Premium Cosmetics at a Bargain Price

Wantable promises to send you things you'll love, but do the products measure up to the cost? Open a box with a Wise Bread blogger to find out!

10 Easy Luxury Hair Treatments From Your Kitchen

Many of the ingredients in pricey hair care products are derived from plants — plenty of which you probably already have in your fridge or pantry.

Dirty Little Secrets: Shocking Germ Hotspots You Touch Every Day

There are germs WHERE? Find out where those microscopic baddies hide, and then follow your mother's advice and wash your hands!

15 Frugal and Natural Ways to Fight Acne

Keep your skin clean, fresh, and blemish-free with these natural ingredients and practices that won't harm the environment of your face — nor your wallet.

5 Easy Ways to Take Better Care of Your Back

Back pain can make even the simplest tasks painful and difficult. Keep your back healthy and pain free with these simple health and fitness tricks.

10 Great Reasons to Drink Wine

Wine's great taste is reason enough to drink a glass or two. But if you need more to justify that drink, consider these 10 health benefits.

How to Travel This Holiday Season Without Getting Sick

Get where you're going without picking up any bacteriological hitchhikers by using these holiday travel precautions.

50 Ways to Walk More

There's an easy way to lose 10 pounds and 2 inches off your waist — walking 10,000 steps a day. Here are 50 great ways to get those steps in.

6 "Good" Eating Habits That Are Keeping Us Fat

Having a hard time dropping those last five? It may be due to a "truth" you learned long ago and haven't given a second thought...until now.

20+ Healthy Habits That Can Hurt You

A fit and healthy lifestyle is the surest way to avoid harm, right? Not always. Find out what good habits may be bad for you.

15 Amazing Uses for Baby Powder

Baby powder is not just for babies! Discover how it can do everything from cleaning pets to fixing squeaky floors.

Why a 50-Year-Old Gadget May Be the Best Cure for Insomnia

Nobody disputes the value of a good night's sleep, and getting it might be as simple as making your bedroom noisier.

8 All-Natural Ways to Relieve Sore Muscles

A tough workout is good for mind and body, but it doesn't always feel that way. Relieve those day-after aches and pains with these natural, effective remedies.

6 Ways Working Out Makes You Smarter, Too

Regular exercise benefits brain function, learning ability, and memory. Maybe it's time to rethink the "dumb jock" stereotype?

10 Foods That Can Help You Sleep

Don't let your late to bed late to rise sleeping habits slow you down. Nibble (or sip) these sleep inducing foods to fall asleep faster — and stay that way until morning.

Live Long and Prosper With These 15 Small Healthy Habits

When it comes to living longer, healthier lives, it's the little things that count. Add a few (or all!) of these habits to your routine and feel better, longer.

Quick and Dirty Skin Care for Men: How Grandpa Used to Do It

Back in the day, careful personal grooming was manly. Get reacquainted with the simple skin care rites of our forefathers and look and feel younger, too.

10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Reducing your risk of developing diabetes is not complicated. All you need is the willingness to make a few simple lifestyle changes.

Your Sleeping Position May Be Hurting You

If you feel like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, it might actually be because you slept on the wrong side of you.

The 10 Best Cycling Apps for $5 or Less

Need to map a ride or track your training? Keep your crank turning with the help of one of these 10 easy-to-use, and inexpensive, smartphone apps.