November 5, 2013
The college application process has overtaken my life. My daughter, Hannah, is a high school senior, and we are in the throws of applying to the places that will mold her next phase of life. Trips to visit prospective colleges have been bittersweet. There is a ton of paperwork involved, plus the overall process is exciting and intense, and I find myself very protective. Some universities will use the common app, a universal application that is filled out and available online. Most colleges require a special writing assignment, and all need transcripts and SAT scores sent. All sent at a cost, of course. The minimal cost to send an application is about $60. If a student applies to three or more colleges, this could easily start the continued education costs at over $300! Add this to the already busy schedule a high school senior has, and I find that the more calm needed to keep a typical day flowing better. So, keep those power ballads in hot rotation.
According to Nutrition Action Magazine, here is some healthy food that remains underrated:
Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
Here are 10 things she should already have in her pantry that can aid in her beautification process: (thanks Yahoo Shine)
Potatoes: raw potatoes shredded make a great exfoliater.
Bananas: mash to make a great face mask.
Brown Sugar: mix with an oil and use as a shower scrub.
Kosher salt: mix with water and spray on hair after a day in the sun.
Tea Bags: moisture will help reduce puffy eyes.
Oatmeal: makes a good face scrub.
Coconut Milk: rehydrates dull hair.
Asparagus: Mix into a face mask for super hydration.
Oranges: Cut a fresh orange and massage it into your body to exfoliate and remove toxins.
Coffee: Used grounds make a great exfoliator to put on before using your self tanner.
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