Monthly Archives: November 2015

Your Easy Black Friday Hair Tutorial Is Here

Happy week, gang! The holiday season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to eat lots of yummy things, drink lots of yummy things, and, of course, shop a little (did we mention our Black Friday sale is happening NOW?). For those of you waking up at the crack of dawn this Black Friday, we’ve got a no-fuss hairdo to help get you get out the door fast and still greet the crowds feeling glam. Now that’s a hairstyle we can get behind.


Step One: Dry Shampoo

Wake up second-day strands with a couple spritzes of your favorite dry shampoo. Apply it at the roots, around your crown, and behind your ears, but avoid spraying any on your ends.


Step Two: Curl

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9 Traits Optimists Have In Common

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When it comes to the issue of optimism vs. pessimism, public opinion—and science—have long held that optimists have it better. After all, they famously focus on the bright side of things and (according to the dictionary at least) believe that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. So in 2009, when a study of more than 100,000 over-50 American women proclaimed that optimists live longer, upbeat people everywhere got even more cheery—and pessimists, more grumpy.

Then in 2013 came research saying the opposite: Pessimists are the ones who live longer, because they’re more careful and don’t take the silly risks that those wacky, fun-loving optimists do. While that news probably didn’t make the pessimists any happier (they’re pessimists, after all), optimists, no doubt, chose not to let it get them down.

Confusing? Certainly. So later that same year, the National Institutes of Health published a verdict of sorts on the who-lives-longer debate. Turns out (surprise, surprise), “our survival and wellness require a balance between optimism and pessimism.” Since we here at Preventiondefinitely fall in the “optimism” camp (preventing is all about believing you can keep negative things from happening), we wondered: Are there any qualities optimists really do share?

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4 Natural Foods That Aren’t Really Natural At All

With no FDA definition or standards for use of the term, it’s easy for companies to create the impression of a straight-from-the-farm product. Here are 4 foods that aren’t as “natural” as they claim to be.

Almond Milk
It seems like a win-win: a low-calorie dairy substitute made from one of nature’s nutritional powerhouses. Except there are actually very few almonds in this mostly water beverage, and pretty much none of their natural goodness—including protein, fiber, healthy fat, and antioxidants—survives the processing into “milk.” Instead, what’s added is a whole bunch of fortified nutrients, thickeners and stabilizers like carrageenan, which scientists warn may cause gastrointestinal inflammation. The same goes for rice milk.
Better choice: Coconut milk or real dairy.

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3 Ideas For Festive Holiday Makeup

I love everything about the holidays: exchanging gifts, spending time with loved ones, and most of all, wearing dressier makeup. Whether you’re heading to an office get-together or a black-tie ball, here are 3 holiday makeup tips for flattering and easy ways to shine this season. You can tweak each of these looks to suit your style (subtle or bold) and the soiree. Plus, see quick, easy ideas for day-to-night makeup updates for the holiday party season.

Richly Bejeweled

Jewel tones and festive holiday makeup

Deep jewel tones such as sapphire, magenta, and emerald make eyes pop. Balance this look with a soft mouth.

Subtle style
Sweep a light shadow like champagne or bone over eyelids. Trace the upper lash line with a jewel-toned gel or liquid eyeliner. Try Almay Intense i-Color in Purple Amethyst or Bobbi Brown Shimmer Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim. Flick on one coat of black mascara. Keep the rest of your face neutral with a flesh-toned lip gloss and pinky brown blush.

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Shop online for best Cyber Monday Deals, Sales and Specials on 2015 Cyber Monday specials, exclusive offers, coupons starting after Black Friday. Save on the season’s must-haves, stock up on favorites or get a jump-start on holiday shopping.

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Black Friday


There are just 3 days to go until Black Friday and Malloom is celebrating by launching ‪#BlackFriday‬ Deals today. Only 24 hours, 24% off, if you snooze, you’ll lose. Stay tuned!

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Previews on ‪Black Friday‬ and ‪Cyber Monday‬


To bag the best bargains you have to be quick because, if you snooze, you’ll lose. There will be hundreds of incredible, limited-time Lightning Deals, but they’ll be snapped up quickly.

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20% off discount for all product on malloom this Weekend

Great news:

Great Deal:  20% off for all products on this weekend(11/21 ~ 11/22).

Only 2 days! Don’t miss it.

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Eat This To Prevent Brain Shrinkage

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Like your stash of leftover Halloween candy and your reserve of willpower for the day, there are a few things in life you really don’t want to run out of.

Also at the top of that list: your gray (and white) matter. Obviously your capacity to remember things and process information—abilities bestowed upon us by the robustness of our physical brains—holds a prize spot way higher up than those fun-size Snickers (at least, let’s hope).

For a while now, researchers have known that following a Mediterranean diet—one heavy on whole grains, fresh produce, and fatty fish and lower in red meat and dairy—seems to ward off signs of looming cognitive decline. But in a new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers examined the effect of the diet “on the brain itself,” says lead author Yian Gu, PhD, assistant professor of neuropsychology at Columbia University, “rather than clinical symptoms.” Continue reading

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How A Half-Hour Run Boosts Motor Skills

By now you’re probably getting a little bored of the steady stream of research showing that running (and exercise in general) makes you smarter, as well as faster. Fair enough. But a slightly different twist is that researchers at Johns Hopkins have just published some neat data in PLOS ONE showing that a half-hour run also boosts “motor skill acquisition.”

What is motor learning? In this case, the task they tested is something called the Sequential Visual Isometric Pinch Task (SVIPT). You pinch a little force sensor between your thumb and index finger, and the harder you pinch, the farther you move a cursor across the screen of a computer. The task involves moving the cursor as quickly and accurately as possible to five different locations on the screen; performance was measured by looking at improvements in the relationship between speed and accuracy of four sets of 30 trials.

The basic result is that subjects got better at the SVIPT if they ran at a moderate pace for 30 minutes immediately before the testing session. If they rested for an hour after running, then they were still better than the no-exercise control, but not as good as the group that was tested immediately after running. The biggest improvements were in how accurately they controlled the cursor, rather than their speed.

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