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Acne damages more than your appearance. It damages self-confidence too. Acne occurs when hair follicles are clogged by dirt, oil, and dead skin, and it can affect the face, neck chest, back, and shoulders. You’re about to discover a natural home remedy that will solve your skin problems for good.

Apple cider vinegar has several properties that fight acne. It is an astringent and a disinfectant, it is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, and it balances the body’s ph. It also contains the essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, carbolic acid, ketones, aldehydes, amino acids, dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, and acetic acid your body needs to function properly and prevent acne.

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Clear Acne?

Because apple cider vinegar is anti-bacterial and antiseptic, it kills the bacteria that clog pores and cause acne.

As a natural detoxifier, apple cider vinegar rids your body of free radicals and other harmful toxins that contribute to acne.

The skin has a natural protective acid mantle—a thin layer of oil on its outer surface. Over time, face washing and cosmetics disrupt this barrier, leaving skin vulnerable to infections and other irritants. The skin’s pH, which should be 5.5, is also disrupted, but apple cider vinegar, which has a pH of 3 and alpha-hydroxy acids, alkalizes skin and balances pH levels.

Because it is anti-inflammatory, apple cider vinegar reduces redness, swelling, and pain, caused by blackheads, whiteheads, and large pimples.

The malic and lactic acids in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate skin, reducing red marks and scars.

Rice Cookers

Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity: Apart from its larger capacity, the Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker has a lot in common with the Aroma. Again, there’s a steamer tray, measuring cup, and spatula, but the Hamilton Beach includes a soup ladle as well. There’s also a timer (of the same 15-hour duration). Rather than having a specific “keep warm” feature, the Hamilton Beach automatically keeps rice warm until you choose to turn it off.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10: The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 Rice Cooker comes with a single pot, two measures, and a rice spoon with its own holder (conveniently located on the side of the machine). There are two “keep warm” options: a shorter, 5-hour option and a longer, 12-hour option. Two different timers allow you to set the Zojirushi to make porridge for breakfast, wash the bowl, re-fill it, then have rice ready in time for supper. As an added bonus, the timer also works as a normal LCD clock. The Zojirushi NS-ZCC10’s foldable handle is a nice touch, as is the retractable power cord. It even plays a little tune when your rice is ready!

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No More Dry Skin

No More Dry Skin

Most people are not aware that you can use apple cider vinegar for dandruff. It has been proven to work very effectively. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries for a variety of uses, from preserving foods to treating many medical maladies. Since ACV is a great anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial aid, it’s a perfect tool for not only treating the agony associated with dandruff, but in treating the excess bacteria and yeast-like fungus that make dandruff reoccur as well.

Since apple cider vinegar doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and specifically targets the cause of dandruff, many victims of dandruff find quick and effective relief using ACV in their daily hygiene. As you use an apple cider vinegar cure for dandruff, you can see positive results within a few days to a week of use, depending on how severe your symptoms are and how you are using ACV to treat your itchy scalp. For the best results, you­ should use an undiluted version of apple cider vinegar and avoid using non-organic varieties.

Apple cider vinegar can be used alone to treat dandruff, or can be used with other natural and traditional remedies to fully treat dandruff the most effectively. How apple cider vinegar for dandruff should be administered depends on the individual using it and how severe their dandruff symptoms are. For mild dandruff, a weekly rinse of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar massaged into the scalp should help manage the overly oily skin and keep nasty bacteria and skin flaking at bay.

After a hard workout, you’ll feel exhausted, tired, sore, fantastic — and will probably be covered in sweat. Believe it or not, the clothes you wear for a workout can make a difference in how you feel after exercise. Several factors can affect how comfortable your workout clothes are, including the fabric they’re made of and whether they’re right for the type of exercise you will be doing.

Workout Clothes: Pick “Workhorse” Fabrics

Some fabrics are designed to pull sweat away from your skin during exercise and others absorb it. When it comes to workout clothes, some choices are better than others.

Think wicking. There are many breathable synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat away from your skin, which can help it to evaporate quickly and keep your body cool. Clothing made out of fabrics containing polypropylene or fabrics such as COOLMAX® and SUPPLEX® are a good choice for exercise and other activities in which you are likely to sweat a lot, as they allow the sweat to be evaporated from the skin but do not soak clothing and leave you feeling sweaty and uncomfortable.

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Sweeping Away the Sickness

Sweeping Away the Sickness

Sip some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. If a bacterial infection is at the root of your diarrhea, apple cider vinegar could help contain the problem, thanks to its antibiotic properties. What’s more, some folk remedy experts contend that apple cider vinegar contains pectin, which can help soothe intestinal spasms. Try mixing one or two tablespoons into water, or clear juice like apple juice.

Take a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar; its sour taste could stop a hiccup in its tracks. One teen took the hiccup remedy further and created a lollipop that includes apple cider vinegar, which she says “cancels out the message to hiccup” by overstimulating the nerves in the throat responsible for the spasms.

While the uses for white vinegar are plentiful, apple cider vinegar has arguably even more applications. Its wide-ranging benefits (rivaling the number of uses for tea tree oil and other nifty natural helpers) include everything from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms, and some people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help with health concerns including diabetes, cancer, heart problems, high cholesterol, and weight issues. Read on for more reasons to keep apple cider vinegar handy in your pantry.

You’d expect any vacuum cleaner with the word pet in its model name to ace Consumer Reports’ tough pet fur test in which cat hair is embedded into carpet piles. And most of the pet vacuums in our current Ratings did just that. Unfortunately, some of those that excelled at pet hair removal were lackluster at other tasks. In fact, only one of the full-size pet vacuums made our recommended list, the bagged upright Hoover Wind Tunnel T-Series Pet UH30310, $150. It was excellent at pet hair removal and cleaning bare floors and very good at cleaning carpet.

If you want an all-around top performer, don’t be swayed by pet hair names and claims. The Miele Complete C3 Marin, $1,100, and the Kenmore Progressive 21714, $400, are at the top of our list of canister vacuums and both are excellent at pet hair removal. Our top upright, the Kenmore Elite 31150, $350, was very good on that task but two of its bandmates, the Kenmore 31140 and the Kenmore Progressive 31069, aced it. They both cost $200 and are CR Best Buys.

Of the pet models we tested, we found eight that were excellent at pet hair removal but had subpar performance on other tasks. Unfortunately, we also found some real dogs among the pet models. The canister Dyson Cinetic Animal, $550, was only fair at removing pet hair and was also mediocre at cleaning carpet although it did well on the bare floors test. The canister Dyson Ball Compact Animal, $450, scored only 34 out of a possible 100, but did a decent job at picking up pet hair.

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Fun Dinner Appliances

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The pressurized steam is used not only in the industry but also in a kitchen because it helps immensely reduce the cooking time. The appliances used for canning or extra-fast cooking are called pressure cookers and we have picked the most popular of them to help you get the right one.

This is another electric pressure cooker in the review. You need only to connect a cable to a power outlet and choose a program. Cuisinart electric pressure cooker boasts the power of 1000 Watts which is enough for quick cooking. The capacity coincides with Instant Pot model – 6 Quarts and it is optimal for a common family.

This is not a low-priced appliance that will break in a week. Cuisinart pressure cooker has a stainless steel housing with plastic handles on both sides. The inner pot is also made from durable stainless steel that is easy-to-wash – you can even put it into a dishwasher. Of course, you must not damage the inner pot, so try to avoid scratching it with some kind of a brush. This pressure cooker is a bit heavier than Instant Pot – 14.2 lbs. The silicone sealing ring is durable enough, but do not forget to clean it after cooking if you want to use it as long as possible.

As you have probably guessed, Cuisinart electric pressure cooker is truly multi-functional. It has the following pre-programmed options: high- and low-pressure cooking, simmering, browning, sautéing, warming. For example, a beef stew will be ready within around 20 minutes! However, if you like canning, this cooker is not suitable – it can’t serve as a canner, so you need a conventional stovetop crock pot. The controls are easy and you will face no troubles at all with the choice of a relevant program.

Rice Cookers

Tatung is a well-known household name in Taiwan. In fact, more than 95% of the households own this rice cooker. It has several capacity sizes in 3, 6, 10 and 20 cups. The 20 cups have a different appearance with mostly white.

The differentiating factors for TAC-11KN rice cooker lies in the indirect heating, functioning similar to the double-boiler concept. The advantage of the heating technology is that it preserves the taste and texture of the rice very well as the rice is heated through all surrounding area instead of just from the bottom of the pot.

Another interesting design is that this rice cooker has an optional attachment to make it a double-stacked steamer. It reminds me of the double-decker buses in Hong Kong. So the burning question you might have been which one I’d recommend. In anticipation of your curiosity, I went through a crude analytical process where I defined the criteria and assigned each product with a numeric value.

Getting Your Rice and Protein

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If you like rice, you should certainly purchase a rice cooker. This is a really wonderful device. Now, the rice will be flawless, tasty and fluffy. That is why we recommend you to look through our review of the best Rice Cookers.

This “Made in Japan” JAX-T10U-K Tiger Rice cooker will totally preserve all the useful elements of the rice making it fluffy and healthy. The capacity of the inner bowl is 5-1/2 cups. And you can get 10 cups of delicious rice at one go. This rice cooker looks solid -the housing is made of stainless steel and the inner bowl is coated with the non-stick ceramic. What is more, the cover is equipped with a silicone gasket. Hence, the heat losses are minimal. Great!

This indispensable kitchen assistant will help quickly and accurately prepare all kinds of rice. To be specific, due to the microcomputer, this appliance can cook Plain rice, Quick rice, Mixed rice, Sweet rice, Brown rice, Multi-grain rice and Porridge. Furthermore, it also has Steam Cooking, Slow cooking and Synchro-cooking “tacook” functions. The latter is accomplished with the BPA-free plastic bowl that sits over the inner pan. Superb! Just imagine, you can steam vegetables or meat while the rice is cooking below. How does it work? The steam from the rice rises up and cooks the food in the plastic bowl. Then this steam is released from the top. Thus, it does not return to the inner bowl. Accordingly, the rice flavor is fully preserved and your dishes contain a maximum amount of vitamins.

Protein Shakes

There’s a place here in Los Angeles called “Millions of Milkshakes” and they do one thing and one thing well. Along with being able to create your own concoction, they also have a bunch of milkshakes named for celebrities. My favorite? … the Miley Cyrus. I’m not proud of its name but with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and cookie dough it’s so good it’s not even worth the risk trying anything else.

Long a late night vice packing in extra calories and junk, I can now get similar satisfaction from a protein shake. This banana, peanut butter, and Extreme Milk Chocolate mixture tastes incredibly similar to the Miley, and where it lacks in ice creamy goodness, it definitely makes up for in its protein content.

If you’re looking for a protein powder that actually tastes good, check out Extreme Milk Chocolate. Also do yourself a favor and pick up a hand blender like I have and your snack binging will easily be replaced with protein shakes.

Seal Away Your Freshness

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Even the lowest-priced vacuum sealing system on our shortlist delivers on the basic premise of safe, long-term food storage. The more expensive models incorporate additional features such as on-board bag storage, hands-free operation, and crush-proof handling of delicate items. We recommend consumers consider their personal food storage needs before investing in any vacuum sealer system. Some are intended for occasional use; others are designed for heavier service. Some vacuum sealer systems use proprietary or pre-cut bagging material that adds up to an additional expense for consumers.

The Waring Pro Pistol Vac separates itself from the rest of our top contenders in two major ways. First, the unit is not designed to lie flat on a counter top during use. Instead, it functions as a handheld appliance (like a hair dryer) with a convenient pistol grip. While in the user’s hand, it attaches to pre-cut sealing bags wherever they may be situated. Second, the vacuum seal on the Waring Pro Pistol Vac is not created through heat. Rather, it is created through mechanical means. The reusable, pre-cut Waring vacuum bags use a Ziploc-type system to seal in food.

Once food is encased, the vacuum motor draws out the air through a one-way valve. There is no heating element on the vacuum sealing unit, and the bags can be sanitized and reused many times. The Waring Pro Pistol Vac uses rechargeable batteries, making it more portable than some of its electric counterparts. However, some users report limited battery life between charges.

Blending Away

When it comes to basic hand blending tasks, some consumers don’t require any frills. Yes, it’s nice to have the accessories – chopper cups, whisk attachments, aerator blades – but they’re not strictly necessary when it comes to these most basic kitchen tasks.

At an affordable cost of just $28, the Conair Cuisinart Smart Stick is the Best Bang for Your Buck. With its 200-watt motor and two speed selections, it will blend vegetables and stock into creamy soup. It will turn crushed ice, juice, and fruit into a healthy smoothie. If you’re in the mood for a cold adult beverage, simply pour all of the ingredients into the Cuisinart Smart Sticks’ blending cup and enjoy the results.

Available in several attractive metallic and pastel shades, the Cuisinart Smart Stick is a smart and portable choice for any kitchen or wet bar. The cord is a little shorter than some competitors, and the appliance doesn’t come with a lot of extras. But then again, the Cuisinart isn’t like a lot of the other hand blenders on the market. It’s great for preparing smoothies, soups, and other blended liquids. It’s not designed for chopping or aerating food. If your needs are simple and limited to the realm of blended liquid beverages, the affordable Conair Cuisinart Smart Stick could be the right choice for you.

A Little Coffee with Lunch


Fast, delicious, convenient and genuine! This is all about the perfect coffee you can make with help of espresso machine. KRUPS Espresso Machine: The pump pressure of this outstanding KRUPS EA8250 espresso machine is 15 bars. The water under such high pressure will instantly pass through the ground coffee, and the hot beverage with thick foam-cream will come out in a second. The time required for brewing a single cup of espresso is just about half a minute. You wouldn’t need to wait for ages in queues in the mornings but enjoy a delicious cup of coffee right at home.

KRUPS EA82 espresso coffee machine can make up to 8 cups of espresso. It is suitable for home and small office use. The coffee portion can be customized to your liking. It is very helpful, especially when you try out different coffee recipes and you might want to add a bit less or a bit more water to your drink. So, feel free to experiment, we hope that you will have fun time making something special.

KRUPS EA82 will be a nice addition to your kitchen interior. Due to the dimensions of this machine, it can nicely fit in any design and look modern and fancy. It is extremely simple in use, the cleaning was never so easy with this device, since it automatically removes lime scale. Moreover, it has a special water filtration cartridge that allows you to brew coffee from clean water. You can manually choose the coffee strength and other settings with a help of a vivid LCD display.

Processing Your Food

Ninja Master Prep: At 400 Watts, the Ninja Master Prep Food Processor is the least powerful of our top five. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t up to the jobs expected of it. While this machine is able to perform a variety of tasks, blending and making smoothies is the Ninja Master’s top function. Rather than having its bowl on a separate base — which is typical of most food processors — the Ninja Master is a bit like a large plunge blender. The motor is enclosed in a separate unit that you pair with either a pitcher or a bowl, depending on your requirements. The Ninja Master provides an uncomplicated approach to food processing and is easy to clean.

The On-Pulse-Off switch is conveniently situated on the front of the chrome-finished body. The lid boasts a wide feed tube (so you don’t have to do much pre-chopping) and turns upside down while in storage to keep everything nice and compact. This item is relatively light, so you won’t have any trouble taking it out and putting it away as needed.

Can You Afford the Perfect Kitchen?

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Electric skillets are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get more cooktop space in your kitchen. You can prepare a side dish or main course while other foods are cooking on your stove top, or use the electric skillet for kitchen to buffet-table convenience. The best electric skillets heat evenly, are easy to clean and have the right capacity for any size family.

The Presto Electric Foldaway Skillet is one of the most versatile electric skillets you can buy, say reviewers. It performs extremely well in a variety of cooking tasks, including roasting, grilling, braising and frying. Owners say that this 16-inch electric skillet heats very evenly, and its large capacity, built-in spoon holder, and keep warm setting make it an excellent choice for taking to potlucks. Best of all, it folds for storage and the glass lid and removable skillet pan are dishwasher safe.

Experts refer to the Cuisinart CSK-150 as a “workhorse,” saying it performs as well as a high-quality traditional skillet. It has an attractive and durable brushed stainless-steel housing and cast stainless-steel handles, and the nonstick coating is reported to hold up well. The Cuisinart’s high-heat setting of 450 degrees makes it effective to use as a deep fryer. Owners say this skillet heats evenly and effectively cooks a variety of foods. The skillet is dishwasher-safe, and comes with a three-year warranty.

Wine Coolers

This sturdily built wine cooler features duel cooling zones, making it suitable for those looking for one unit to cool both red and white wines. It can cool to as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit, making it also suitable for chilling sparkling wines to the optimal serving temperature. The EdgeStar CWF340DZ was able to maintain consistent temperatures in our test lab, and its stainless-steel door will attractively accompany most modern appliances. This Top Ten Reviews Gold Award-winning wine refrigerator holds up to 34 standard-sized bottles and features a blue LED control display.

Although some besmirch compressor-type coolers for their noise production, we did not notice this unit to be unusually loud. Additionally, this type of cooling unit can work in areas where the ambient temperature may reach over 75 F. Thermoelectric coolers have a more limited range in terms of how low they can cool and how effective they can be when placed in warmer areas. However, as with all wine coolers of this type, this unit should be used indoors rather than in a garage or other area with inconsistent temperatures.

Both of these products will make great additions to your kitchen. And you do not have to pay an arm and a leg to have the best appliances available.

Wisdom of the Mediterranean


Eating food that is healthy for you can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being. Most people are eating foods that they have no idea that the foods they are eating are actually good for them. Foods such as hummus are actually really good for you when they are made properly. It is really good for you and so is burning calories. Learn more about hummus, and about brown and white sugar as to whether or not one is better than the other.


For a while only the people who eat healthy foods knew what hummus was and ate it regularly. Now when you go to the store you can find it just about everywhere that you go. Eating a diet similar to these healthy populations can help to lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels, to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and to lessen the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

So is hummus healthy? If you make homemade hummus with real ingredients or buy a quality store bought hummus then yes! Because hummus is often eaten with pita bread or another type of whole grain, the chickpeas and grains together make up a “complete protein”, meaning they contain all essential amino acids that are necessary for the body to acquire from food and to then use for energy.

Having the right gadgets can make all of the difference when it comes to working out and staying in shape. Whether it is a calorie counter or a treadmill, staying in shape requires some investments that will last you a lifetime. If you truly want to stay in shape then you must have the right equipment at home to help ensure you burn the most calories and stay in shape for a long time. Take a quick look at these calorie counting watches and treadmills to find out which ones are the best choices.

Calorie Counting Watches

The Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband is one of the best calorie counter watches on the market today. Priced at under $130, it comes with a lot of perks that make it one of the best available.

  • Accurately track all-day stats like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed, and active minutes
  • See daily stats, time of day, and exercise mode with a bright OLED display
  • Monitor your sleep automatically and wake with a silent alarm
  • Get call notifications right on your wrist
  • Access real-time run stats like time, distance, and pace to stay on track
  • Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer and over 150 leading smartphones
  • Utilize the sizing tool in Product Details below to ensure proper fit.

Foot Friendly Shoes


If you want to take up running, you better have a great pair of running shoes. Having the right kind of shoes makes all of the difference in the world when it comes to comfort as well as endurance. Whether you have flat feet, curvy feet, or somewhere in between, all women deserve the best for their feet, even when they are running. Keep reading to learn more about the best running shoes for women.

Nike Revolution 2

The Nike Revolution 2 is one of the best shoes you can buy when it comes to running. They come in a number of different styles and colors and have a wide range of prices for every budget. They are constructed of synthetic and mesh and have a rubber sole. It is also constructed with a padded foot bed and Phylon mid-sole to add support and comfort to your feet. They have amazing traction so you can get the most out of any activity, especially running.

Nike Women’s Flex Running Shoe

Nike makes a great running shoe for women in all different types of styles and price ranges. The Nike Women’s Flex 2014 Running Shoe is constructed with mesh and has a rubber sole for added comfort and style. It is made with a lightweight mesh upper for ultimate breathable levels of comfort. It has a midfoot webbing system that wraps from the mid-sole and integrates with the laces for a supportive and adaptive fit. It has a partial mesh inner sleeve that wraps the fore foot for a plush and comfortable feel.

K-Swiss Women’s Tubes 130 Running Shoe

This is a great running shoe if you need a shoe for flat feet. It is both reasonably priced and comfortable and comes in a variety of styles and colors. It is made with textile materials, a rubber sole, and it is imported. A breathable mesh upper combined with a molded foam insole keeps your feet both cool and comfortable during those morning runs. This makes it one of the best possible shoes for individuals who have a flat arch.

Champion Women’s Gusto Runner

The Champion Women’s Gusto Runner is another great running shoe for women with small arches that comes in a number of different colors and styles. You can purchase these shoes for less than $30 and they are made with a memory foam insole for added comfort and have a breathable mesh upper so your feet will stay cool and dry.

These are all great running shoe options for women. There is literally something for everyone when it comes to the running shoe. It is important that you have optimum comfort and your feet stay as dry as possible during your run.