Chocolate Milk Is A Great Post-Workout Recovery Drink

Bella Breakdown If you are an avid workout junkie and you love chocolate, this is the perfect post-workout recovery drink: chocolate milk. Researchers have found that chocolate milk has similar or even better results compared to a placebo or several other sports drinks. Chocolate milk has a 4 to 1 carb to protein ratio that is perfect for recovery. It is also loaded with electrolytes which is great for rehydrating your body. It was proven that after drinking chocolate milk, the subject was able to retain twice the amount of fluid. It is great for your body and you...

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4 Super Simple Ways to Save Money on Makeup

Bella Breakdown With these few simple tips, you can get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your makeup. #1. Cut open your moisturizer when it’s running low and scrape it into a small container. #2. Save your broken blush. Crush the powder with a bobby pin, then add rubbing alcohol and mix into a paste. Mash the paste back into the container with a spoon, clean the edges with a Q-tip and allow to dry. #3. Soak your tube of mascara in warm water when it is running low. It loosens the mascara on the...

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Win The Bedtime Battle With These Clever Tips & Tricks

Bedtime Battle We have all been there- whining, moaning, acting out, and hyper behavior. Dealing with an overtired, cranky kid is a nightmare. Even the best behaved child turns into a melt-down-waiting-to-happen when she is sleep deprived. So, how can we create a tantrum-free way to get our kids to bed on time each night? Create a routine. Kids crave stability and routines, so doing this will make them know what to expect each evening. Things like taking a bath, getting jammies on, brushing teeth, reading stories, and a last trip to the potty all send a signal to...

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Support Squirmy Sleepers with This Brilliant Hack

Bella Breakdown Here’s a simple DIY so your child can sleep soundly and safely (and so can you). If you have a child who squirms toward the edge of the bed during the night, these tips would be great for you. Take a pool noodle and place it on the open side(s) of the bed and be sure to put the bottom sheet over the noodle so that it won’t move away. This acts as a bumper and is much cheaper too! If you do not have a pool noodle, use rolled up towels in the same manner. This...

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DIY Phone Mount & Speedy Charging Hack

Bella Breakdown It’s happened to us all, the battery is red, you okayed out of the 20% warning, ignored the 10% warning and now you’re lifeline is about to die! Speed up your charging with this simple trick. First connect your charger to the wall outlet, then select the airplane mode. This will turn off all data and cellular activity on your phone and stop it from draining while it’s charging. Now that you’re all powered up, time to use your GPS and hit the road, but you want to go hands free. Don’t go buy one of those...

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