Articles on Health and Beauty

Announcing the winner of the Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit drawing

Congratulations to the winner of our Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit frugal beauty tips contest! As you know, I asked readers to send in their frugal and/or homemade beauty ideas. [more]

10 Killer Ways to Feel Like a Million Bucks (Even If Your Bank Account Says Otherwise)

There are plenty of studies tying health to wealth (and vice versa), on a national and a personal level. Rest assured, though, this isn't The Secret. Instead, here are some tried a

Tattoo removal on the cheap...just use a Black & Decker Sander.

This one takes the cake. I've heard of cheap, home solutions to possible expensive cosmetic procedures, but isn't this going a little too far? It's certainly not for the squeamish or people of a sensitive disposition. [more]

Nobody walks in LA - or anywhere!

There's a saying that no one ever walks anywhere in Los Angeles. Apparently, that idea has been imported to where I live. Now if only we could get a King Taco. I just started up a contracting job with a little company named Microsoft. [more]

Win a Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit

Want a chance to win a Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit, completely free, from Wise Bread? Clue us in to your favorite all-natural beauty secret! Have a family recipe for rice bran scrub that leaves your skin glowing? [more]

Why is it so expensive to be healthy?

Walmart is where lower income consumers come to shop. Why? Because you get the most bang for your buck. Walmart is also notorious for having the fattest customers. Why? It comes ba

Is Green Tea All It's Cracked Up to Be? It's close.

I've been enjoying the snarky articles at Slate.com recently focusing on the commoditization of Eastern traditions, such as yoga. [more]

Being asthmatic just got more expensive

Feeling wheezy? Asthma attack coming on? Reaching for that inhaler? Let's stop and think about the CPP (cost per puff). Oh, it may not seem like much now, but that will all change soon. [more]

8 top ways to care for your allergies without damaging the budget

I've had allergies for as long as I can remember. Which probably means that I've had them for longer than I can remember, since allergies aren't usually something that become possible with the advent of memory. [more]

5 Affordable Solutions for Acid Reflux Disease

There are a number of ways to treat GERD. Here are some of the most affordable.

Is Plastic Killing Us? The True Cost of Convenience

Plastic is really hard to avoid. In fact, it's everywhere. Clothing, mattresses, furniture, carpet - plastic is used to prevent fires as well as food stains. And now, plastic is in an even more exciting place! Your bloodstream. [more]

Stop Skin Cancer at the Spa

By way of More magazine, the premier magazine for women over 40, comes exciting news that a trip to your favorite medispa could actually prevent skin cancer! [more]

Former Pop Princess Figures Out Frugal? Go Bald!

Want to save big bucks on your flowing locks? Shave them off!

Cheap Condoms: Spread the Love, and Only the Love

Protect yourself and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Here's where to find condoms for next to nothing.

Givin' 'em the Slip - Look Rich for Very Little

Give 'em the slip! The classic women's undergarment seems to have gone by the wayside. What's up with that?

Switching Addictions

Sometimes trading one addiction for another can save both your money and your health.

The Cost of Tanning

A trip to the tanning salon can cost you — and we mean more than just what's in your wallet.

Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?

You're spending too much on skincare. Yep, we said it! Here's why research suggests you stick to the basics.

Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All

Beauty blogger Courtney Sauve gives us the dish on the best ways to budget your beauty regimen — including must-buys and rip-offs!

How That Extra Weight Is Costing You Money

Obesity isn't just a health issue — did you know it could be costing you thousands per year?