Aylin Ayse

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20 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes that Celebrate Equality

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Today is an occasion to celebrate unity among all races and hope for a future when we will one day truly and definitively disentangle ourselves from inequality in all things. MLK Jr. was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, protesting racial discrimination apparent in federal and state law.

You’ve probably already come across most of the following 20 quotes of Martin Luther King Jr., which is testament to his strong influence, even to this day. No matter your race, age …

8 Healthy Living Inspirations from Famous Faces

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These 8 women celebrities have molded their artistic talent into a hybrid of sorts, assuming roles as lifestyle aficionados with a taste for healthy living, environmental sustainability and spirituality.

It’s hard not to idolize celebrities, who troll our televisions, movie theaters, fashion magazines and gossip columns with their seemingly perfect bodies and lives. While many celebrities bask in their fame and stick to what they do best – modeling or acting – others take their huge influence on the masses to an entirely new, more inspired level.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Detox-savvy, …

5 International Holidays About Green Living We Can All Celebrate

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These 5 international holidays are occasions for you to change your habits for the global good.

As 2015 comes into full swing, so too do our resolutions to become faster, better and stronger in all aspects of our lives. The new year is a time of renewal and excitement about the changes to come, but these changes require a proactive spirit willing to try new things and change the course of learned behaviors. Above all, becoming an improved human being is not only about respecting your mind, body and soul but …

Get Fresh with a Homemade Mouthwash Recipe

Get Fresh with Homemade Mouthwash

This recipe for a homemade mouthwash is as health-promoting as it is effective and easy to put together.

Did you ever consider that your mouthwash may be hurting rather than helping your oral hygiene?  Most mouthwashes, especially the ones that are labeled as most effective, contain alcohol and other harsh chemicals, colorants and flavorings. While you may be immediately gratified and confident about your breath, you may actually be compromising your overall oral health, the kind of thing that leaves you disappointed in the long run.

When it comes to …

5 Ways to a Clean House: Detox Your Life, Starting with Your Home

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A clean house is more than just a matter of a spick-and-span appearance – it goes way deeper than that.

Winter is here, and you likely (and quite understandably) have the windows shut, the doors locked and the heater on full blast. While you may feel more comfortable in the warmth of the cozy indoors, you are actually locking yourself into a chamber of toxins and bringing yourself ever the more closer to sickness. So while your home may look clean for all intents and purposes, it likely could use …

3 Invaluable Tips to Help You Avoid Red Skin this Winter

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Sensitive, red skin flares up in the winter, when the air is dry and the conditions harsher, especially if you are winter sports enthusiast.

A rosy flush is all the welcome, but when a pinkish hue turns into redness that is dry, inflamed and blotchy, the look has lost its appeal, and its comfort. The red skin you get in the winter can be treated in the convenience of your home with a few foods and products that you likely already have on hand.

Winter weather is harsh on our …

DIY Split End Treatment Hair Mask for Seamlessly Healthy Locks

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Your hair may be healthy but your split ends often don’t show it. A trim every now and then is necessary, but if you find your tresses always in a fray, it’s time for a DIY split end hair mask to enter your regimen.

This split end treatment recipe is your ticket to hair that shines and glows from the scalp all the way down to the tips. All it takes are three common household ingredients!

Be it the weather, the extent to which you blow dry or the nature of the hair …

Forget Ferrero Rocher, Homemade Hazelnut Chocolates are Better

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Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates are among the ranks of affordable and highly-accessible snacks that still retain an air of sophistication.

Each piece of Ferrero Rocher is individually packaged with a hazelnut and chocolate crust that reveals a chocolate mousse filling bearing a surprise whole hazelnut at the center. The textures are tantalizing, and the taste offers that sweet chocolate fix in just one pop. However, it’s hard to stop at just one, and soon you find yourself a handful deep, having done more damage to your diet that you …