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A high-quality HEPA air purifier can eliminate nearly all the smoke, dust or allergen particles from the air in a room — but a $40 contraption can eliminate about 90 per cent. It’s worth a try if you need to clean your indoor air on the cheap.

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How's the bench press challenge going? Hopefully you've managed to lift something, whether that's a traditional barbell, or dumbbells or weights of any size. Today we're looking at another challenge that you might face if you don't have a fully equipped gym: how to bench press without a bench.

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If you find a tick on yourself, it's totally normal to want to climb out of your skin and burn it and live your life with your bones and muscles on display. Since that didn't work the last time I tried it, I'm glad to report there is a safe, effective, hands-off way to remove the tick from your skin. More than one, in fact.

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A surgical mask isn’t going to protect your lungs from bush fire smoke, so if you’re in a smoky area, make sure you have the right mask and you know how to wear it before its too late.

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Five people have recently told me they were going to "try keto" — the most recent after gushing about a mutual friend who has been doing keto, aka the popular ketogenic diet, and getting awesome-looking results. You've probably heard rumblings about keto, but what the heck is it? And is it too good to be true?

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Some hotels try more than others, but no hotel “fitness center” can match a fully equipped gym. You’ve got your treadmill, your elliptical, and usually a few dumbbells. Anything beyond that is a rare bonus. Here’s how to get a decent workout in.

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There are downsides to sunscreen: it can be greasy, it's annoying to have to reapply, and from time to time people will try to scare you into thinking it's dangerous. (It's not.) But you know what the upside is? It's actually sunscreen. Pills and DIY coconut oil recipes are not.

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The sun's ultraviolet radiation is dangerous to our skin cells because it damages our DNA. That's why sun exposure can cause cancer, and why sunscreen is so important (even apart from its power to prevent sunburns). There are sunscreens that claim they can help your skin repair that damage — and, it turns out, they actually might (might!) work.

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Summer is a great time to get in shape — you can enjoy the non-freezing weather, the longer days and, depending on your line of work, you might have more free time. But then a holiday happens, and your fitness goals take a back seat for a little while. Here’s how to minimise the damage.

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I went through most of my life thinking I was allergic to penicillin. I'd had hives with a dose of the stuff as a child, and an also-allergic family member taught me to look for an allergy section on every medical form I filled out, and make sure to write "penicillin" on the line.

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I’m an ISFP, according to a test I took this morning. Or going by the one I took years ago, an INFP who is “turbulent” and may get a different result each time. The Myers-Briggs test is a fun way to spend an hour in self-absorption, but a terrible way to make decisions that affect somebody’s livelihood.

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I'm so diligent about my sunscreen these days that my skin now, in November, is still the same light beige colour that it was all winter. But if you yearn for that sun-kissed glow, you're probably wondering what is the best way to get a tan - and whether any method is truly safe.