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Summer Cocktail Feature: Watermelon Martini

Photo: Christi Shingara With the hot and humid summer weather upon us, you might find yourself craving a refreshing drink to cool off and captivate your palate. A watermelon martini will do the trick! Watermelon alone is the go-to fruit of the summer due to its sweet and invigorating flavor. Add the cooling taste of…

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Reasons to Build a Strong Core

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Jonathan Borba  For years, I thought running regularly was all I needed to do to stay in optimal shape. Pilates was another workout I did here and there, but my main way of working out was walking all over the city and running. Even though I was maintaining a lean physique…

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Summer Cocktail Feature: Pineapple Margarita

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara A refreshing cocktail for the summer? Yes, please! One of my favorite summertime drinks is a pineapple margarita. It is not only refreshing and tasty, but also easy to make. It is the perfect cocktail to consume on a hot, sunny day at the beach or just lounging by…

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Top Summer Sandal Trends

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Irene Kredenets Sandal season is in full effect and with the warm weather brings the need for some solid, stylish, and comfortable footwear. Here are the top five sandal trends happening now. Fancy Slides If you are attending a beach party, going on a date or hanging out at a music…

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How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide

*By Christi Shingara* Photo: Clemens van Lay I wasn't always into running. In my teens, I actually hated it and have not so fond memories of running the dreaded mile in gym class, which I thought was absolute torture. Playing basketball in high school incorporated lots of running, mainly in the form of sprints, so…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

*By: Christi Shingara* One of my favorite lipsticks of all time is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. My sister and I first discovered this magic in a pencil when we were grabbing some dinner at our favorite Brooklyn restaurant and loved the lipstick the waitress was wearing. The color alone caught our eye which…

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Summer Strawberry Salad with Chicken

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara During the summer months when temperatures can get pretty hot and sticky, most of us have no desire to put on the stove or oven and cook a hot meal. Cooking meals that are quick, cool, and of course healthy seems like the obvious way to beat the summer…

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The Best Swimsuits for Your Body Type

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Mathilde Langevin Summer days are on the horizon, which means time to grab the swimsuit and head to the nearest beach or pool. However, maybe you haven't found the perfect swimsuit yet and dread the whole grueling process of choosing the right one. Here are some tips on how to pick…

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Compound Exercises – Working Out in Half the Time!

*By: Christi Shingara* Want to work multiple muscle groups simultaneously? Looking to get your workout done in half the time and still build muscle? This is when compound exercises come in handy. Compound exercises target more than one muscle group at the same time. By exercising this way, you can burn extra calories and gain…

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Sunscreen – How to Choose the Right One?

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Federico Giampie During the summer months when the sun is more intense and we find ourselves outside more often than not, it is imperative to have the right sun protection. Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen everyday, especially on your face, and during the summer, slathering it on any exposed skin. But with…