Cold weather triggers dry skin for millions of women, but thankfully, there’s a simple way to restore your glow: black currant seed oil. It’s rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that ratchets up skin’s moisture content to diminish wrinkles and sagging. I advise taking two gel capsules of black currant seed oil twice daily. You can also open a capsule and apply it directly to your face and neck both morning and night, letting it soak in before applying moisturizer. Bonus: GLA is proven to cut the liver’s production of cholesterol.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.