Author Archives: Deborah Dunham

‘Housewives’ iGoPINK Ad Is Totally Offensive To Breast Cancer Survivors

'Housewives' iGoPINK Ad Is Totally Offensive To Breast Cancer Survivors

In their new iGoPINK campaign, the Breast Cancer Charities of America has completely missed the mark, exploited women and offended some breast cancer survivors in the process.

It’s the not-so-mastermind creation of the BCCA and Real Housewives star Gretchen Christine who teamed up to create yet another “pink” promotion to raise awareness about breast cancer (and, of course, sell some product in the process). More »

Health Hack: 5 Simple Tips For Healthy Clam Chowder

Health Hack: 5 Simple Tips For Healthy Clam Chowder

What’s better on a cold winter day than a cup of hot soup, right? Namely, clam chowder (or as the true Bostonian says, chowda). It’s warm, filling, satisfying and an all-around perfect comfort food. But, it can also be pretty unhealthy if we’re not careful (think: butter, heavy cream and bacon). So this week on Health Hack, we’re going to make over your clam chowder and give you a few tips to make it healthier (without losing its famous taste or texture). Take a look: More »

Top 10 Fitness Apps To Lose Weight And Get In Shape In 2013

Top 10 Fitness Apps To Lose Weight And Get In Shape In 2013

Vowing to hit the gym in 2013? Start lifting weights? Train for a marathon? There’s an app for all of that. In fact, roughly 38% of the health apps that smartphone users download are related to fitness. And this is an industry that is projected to keep growing throughout 2013, so what are the best and most efficient fitness apps? Before you start downloading, here’s our take on the top 10: More »

Resolution Rehab: Lose Weight With 8 Healthy Eating Habits (Fad Diets Not Included)

Resolution Rehab: Lose Weight With 8 Healthy Eating Habits (Fad Diets Not Included)

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, weight loss is at the top of the list. In fact, nearly one in five Americans say they want to drop a few pounds this year. So does that mean we have to practically starve ourselves with the latest crazy diet fad? Of course not. By developing healthy eating habits, you may find ditching those unwanted pounds is not as hard as it seems–no diet required! Take a look at these suggestions and make some small eating changes this year: More »

Resolution Rehab: Vow To Get More Sleep In 2013 (Here’s How)

Resolution Rehab: Vow To Get More Sleep In 2013 (Here's How)

It’s no secret that most of us don’t get enough sleep. Even if we have good intentions by climbing into bed at 10pm and getting up at 6am, those eight hours of continuous, deep slumber may not always happen. So while the rest of the world is debating what their New Year’s Resolutions will be, we’d like to offer a suggestion: Get more sleep. Your mood will improve, your energy will skyrocket, and more than likely, everyone around you will be thankful. Here are seven secrets to help you get more shut-eye in 2013: More »

That Girl: Meet 13-Time Ironman, Wendy Mader

That Girl: Meet 13-Time Ironman, Wendy Mader

Each week on That Girl we celebrate inspirational female athletes. This week, we are proud to feature Wendy Mader–the co-founder and owner of t2coaching. Wendy has made a lifelong commitment to fitness and has gone from being a competitive collegiate swimmer to 20 years of experience competing in triathlon, including 13 Ironmans. Oh, and did we mention that she was the overall Amateur Winner at the prestigious Ironman Hawaii in Kona in 2008? Take a look at her story and be inspired! More »