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10 Summer Skincare Staples For Beautiful, Flawless Skin

Is it safe to say that the rain and stormy weather is behind us? We really hope so! In the spirit of wishful thinking, we’re jumping into the summer frame of mind this week by featuring some of our favorite products and tips that will keep your skin healthy during the season of sunburns. If you…

FAU Researchers Study Arthritis Remedy Copaiba; Is It a Help or Hoax?

Copaiba: Snake Oil or Silver Bullet? Arthritis sufferers who are looking for an alternative to traditional medications for relieving their joint pain might come across an increasingly popular remedy—an essential oil, copaiba. But does it help? Florida Atlantic University (FAU) researchers…

Skip The Meat: Try These Satisfying Vegetarian Foods for Grilling Season

One of my favorite pastimes during the summer is outdoor parties and grilling. While I love raw food, let’s be realistic—not everyone can or should stick to one dietary theory 100 percent, and sometimes you just want to fire up that grill! If you are like me and want to indulge guilt-free and vegetarian,…
Pondhawk Natural Area. Photo by Lee Lietzke
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side on National Trails Day

The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3. And to celebrate, the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is hosting a hike at the Hungryland Slough Natural Area, in our very own Palm Beach County. Hungryland Slough is one of the County’s…
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5 Essential Travel Snacks and Healthy Hacks for Hurricane Season

Tomorrow is June 1, which means two things— the beginning of summer travels and the less exciting beginning of hurricane season. To help you prepare for both, I'm sharing my Z-tips for healthy foods to stock up on. They are great to take with you on the road, to the airport or to enjoy when you're…
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Train When, Where You Want with Boca-Based LIVEexercise

It’s hard to come up with an excuse not to exercise when you have options like Boca Raton-based The online workout site offers thousands of workouts, including live workouts by local trainers, which you can do at home, in a hotel room—anywhere you have online access with…
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LLScene's Essential Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hey cool moms, we’re back with one of our most popular posts, the LLScene “Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Cool Moms!” Let’s start off with the obvious: Every mom needs a day off. For the mom who needs a day off... Mother’s Day is always a hard holiday to shop for. (Not as hard as Father’s…
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Burn Boot Camp Opens in West Boca

Girls run the world at Burn Boot Camp West Boca. The national fitness franchise opened its second Florida location on Monday, thanks to Jen Sawtell-Day and her husband Ryan. Jen, a Boca native, is super excited to have an empowering, female-only gym in her hometown. The couple opened its first Burn…
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Fitness Firsts: Cycling at Flywheel Sports

My fitness go-to's lately include Frisbee, lifting weights and logging miles on the treadmill, but not cycling. (Yes, I know, who the heck likes to run on the treadmill?) I try to exercise at least five times each week, and some days, the treadmill or the weight machine just doesn't cut it. On weekends,…
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LLScene's Favorite Cosmetic Procedures for Younger Clients

*This information represents the opinions of Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins. They are reviews, and are not intended to diagnose or treat. Always consult a doctor and do your research before deciding to get any medical procedure.  We’re getting up close and personal with today,…
Cakes for a tea party baby shower. Photo courtesy of The Addison.

Boca Mom Talk: Ideal Summer Venues for a Baby Shower

An original baby shower concept is hard to come by these days. I honestly dread the idea of cheesy games and the inevitable ‘oohing and ahhing’ over pink or blue baby clothes. And why does it take so long to open presents? Sometimes it feels like if you’ve been to one baby shower, you’ve been…

Where the Fakawi? Ride Your Bike Through Who-Knows-Where Next Month

  The Fakawi Gravel Grinder is the annual mountain bike ride that takes local riders off-road to see remnants of Old Florida. The 50- and 30-mile routes meander through networks of levees, horse trails and abandoned farm roads. This year’s event starts at 8 a.m., Sunday, May 21, at Markham…
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Dress to Impress at Trainerspace This Saturday

Trainerspace, Boca's newest (sexiest) gym run by military veterans will host an All White Party at its facility in Boca Raton on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food from Fit Foodz, cocktails and a performance by Adriana Foster and Digital Vibez, a nonprofit that helps children become…
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Free Yoga This Weekend at Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

Local yoga instructor and physical therapist Bea Gruman will be teaching a free yoga class at the Delray Marketplace Amphitheater, at 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. The event, called Yoga in the Park, is for all levels of yoga experience. People only need to bring…
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Anti-Bullying Martial Arts Class Free for Local Kids

Bullying is a scary thought for kids, parents and grandparents. I know that, as a grandparent, I’d like to do something to help my grandson feel less vulnerable and more empowered in school. Well, here’s an idea. And it’s free. The Institute of Human Performance (IHP) is offering a free anti-bullying…
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Delray Gym 'Beyond Fitness' Fighting Parkinson's with Punches

The gym offers fitness classes for kids with disabilities and adults with Parkinson’s.  I get lots of press releases about how to get fit in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, but this news was something I hadn’t yet seen. Beyond Fitness, a Delray Beach-based gym that focuses on fitness for…
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Healthy Heart 10K and 5K Run Will Get Your Heart Pumping

  It’s almost time to lace up for the Saturday, Feb. 25 Healthy Heart 10K (6.2 mile) or 5K (3.1 mile) Run in Boca Raton. Start time for both distances is 7:15 a.m. at Spanish River Park. The courses will take runners along scenic A1A. There will be free parking the morning of the…
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Delray Beach Medical Center Awarded for Excellence

Healthgrades awarded the local hospital for its excellence.   Delray Beach-based Delray Beach Medical Center announced January 17 that it is among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes, or the results of its care. Healthgrades, an online resource that provides…