The Real Cost of a Breakup

Bella Breakdown The worst part of a break up? Not being able to go halfsies on the Netflix bill anymore. In addition to the emotional toll of breaking up with your significant other, there is the major financial impact as well. Firstly, if you live together, you have to hire movers to move your things out, plus fork out a whole bunch of cash for the expense of leasing a new place (think first and last month’s rent plus security deposit). Additionally, shared expenses, such as groceries and other daily items are all on you now. If you used...

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Stressed

Bella Breakdown If you’re feeling overwhelmed, these foods might make you feel better, or worse! These are some of the foods that will make you feel worse if you are already stressed out. Refined sugar: The immediate blood sugar rush and subsequent crash will make you tired and cranky. Salt: Excess salt intake can make you feel bloated and even raise your blood pressure if you already deal with hypertension. Caffeine: Too much caffeine can leave you jittery and anxious. Go for these nutrient–dense foods instead, which can help with stress relief in the long term. Vitamin C: Regularly...

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Mastering the Reverse Smokey Eye

Bella Breakdown It’s finally the lower lashline’s time to shine. Celebrity makeup artist Sir John provides a makeup tutorial for the look on Muslim fashion blogger Saufeeyah Goodson. First fill in brows with a pencil using swift light upward strokes. Then brush them upwards with clear brow gel. Apply individual lashes with the longest in the center for a doe-eyed effect. Line under eyes with a soft pencil eyeliner in cobalt blue. Add two coats of mascara. Layer liner with a matching eyeshadow to add impact and staying power. Curl lashes. Finish with a bit of gloss dabbed on...

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This 200-Calorie Lentil Chili Is Actually So Delicious

Bella Breakdown Pumpkin purée is the secret ingredient in this chili, made with good-for-you lentils and black beans. Here’s How to Make This AMAZING Low-Cal Chili Sauté one chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. When the onion becomes translucent, add 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When the vegetables start to soften, add two cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, one 15 ounce can of lentils and 1 quart of chicken stock. Once this is well...

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9 Ways to Bounce Back After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Bella Breakdown Had a rough night of sleep? Here’s how to bounce back and face the day. 1. Eat Right Away Sleep deprivation can affect your hunger signals, making it hard to keep cravings in check. Eating protein at breakfast will give you energy throughout the day. 2. Get Some Sun Bright light helps to wake you up. Try stepping outdoors or turning on the lights if you are feeling groggy. 3. Get Moving Exercise is a great way to jumpstart your day. Even a few stretches or jumping jacks will help get your blood pumping and clear away...

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