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Genetics: A Brief Glance

I've written oodles about my own personal genetic profile - and some of the ways genetics factor into my health - but not so much about the inner workings and terminology of genetics. Well, today, I'm going to do just that. We'll take a brief look at some of the terminology used to reference and …

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Toxic People

Let me preface by saying that you can't possibly avoid - 24/7 - everyone who makes you uncomfortable. But you can limit contact with some of them, and you definitely should, if at all possible, limit contact with the toxic (rather than simply annoying) people in your life. While some might argue that it is a …

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Rouge To Ruin: Facial Redness Causes

Very informative piece by Christy B on When Women Inspire on skin redness and possible underlying health conditions.

When Women Inspire

Woman with facial redness She hides her face, ashamed of its redness. Photo by Kukuh Himawan Samudro on Unsplash.

For most people, a red face is a sign of one thing and one thing only: embarrassment.

That’s a fair assessment. Embarrassment does indeed cause a flushed appearance to the skin, often a pattern of redness right across the cheekbones. It’s a recognizable reality that most of us are familiar with, but it tends to fade within a few minutes.

So push further into your mind; what else does a red face signify? Exertion is probably the next most common answer – and, again, it’s impossible to disagree. If you’ve been exercising up a storm, then your face will show the effort by flushing red. However, as with embarrassment, the redness is temporary.

However, for certain women, facial redness isn’t caused by embarrassment, exercise, alcohol, or the other most commonly suggested issues. Instead, redness is…

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