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Overall, 71% of those between the ages of 13 and 24 say they are concerned about cyberbullying.  24% say text messages are the top platform for such behavior, followed by Facebook (23%), Instagram (21%), Twitter (21%) and Snapchat (10%).  38% of young folks have already been targets of cyberbullying, while young women are the most likely to be the victims, with 61% saying they’ve already received embarrassing unwanted contact and threatening messages from someone.

Source: WN.com


Looking to save big while you shop the summer sales? Here are the items you can save big on during July.

  • Air conditioners - If you somehow manage to sweat your way through June without an AC unit, you’ll find sweet savings on them in July. Air conditioners are usually 10-20% off in July, so you can cool off and save some, too.
  • Camcorders - Before big brands like Sony and Panasonic release their new models in the fall, prices drop on last year’s camcorders as early as July.
  • Camping gear - Save on sleeping bags, tents, and coolers during peak camping season this summer. Retailers want to clear out stock and your best chance at a great deal is at the end of the month when the season starts winding down.
  • Last-minute Fourth of July travel - We all know planning ahead is how you get the best travel deals, but sometimes there are sweet savings for those who wait. For the best offers, subscribe to a travel promo e-newsletter like The Flight Deal.
  • Paint - Everyone wants to tackle their DIY home projects during the summer, so you can snag discounts on paint, usually about 10-15% off at stores like Lowe’s.
  • Puffer coats - No one even wants to think about winter coats when it’s 90 degrees outside, and that’s why you can score amazing deals at major retailers, like 30-50% off.
  • Swimsuits - You may not have even put yours on yet this year, but stores start discounting bathing suits as early as July because they’re making room for fall merchandise already.

Source: PureWow

According to a new poll, gals spend about $80 and 11 hours on their hair a month, which translates into about $55,000 in their lifetime.  Folks in California spend the most money on their hair, about $150 a month, while women in North Carolina are more low maintenance at only $20 per month.  Californians earn the title “cleanest hair” since most gals there say they wash their hair daily, while those in Tennessee have the “dirtiest hair,” with most women saying they only wash their hair once a week.

Source: The Daily Mail

Chick-fil-A is America’s favorite fast food chain, and now the company is rewarding its customers with free food. In honor of the 13th annual Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 11th, all restaurants will give away free entrees to customers who come to a Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow.  Cow Appreciation Day recognizes the company’s cow advertising campaign, which launched 22 years ago, in which they urged customers to “Eat Mor Chikin' Cows.”

Source: Chicken Wire

If your skin, nails, and hair need a little TLC, a few small tweaks to your diet could help. Here are some superfoods you should add to your shopping list to improve your strands and your complexion, according to Karena and Katrina, founders of fitness and wellness site Tone It Up.

  • Strengthen hair with portobello mushrooms - Boost your vitamin D intake to stimulate hair follicle growth and prevent hair loss, and portobello mushrooms are a great plant-based source. Add more of them to your summer menu and grow those mermaid locks you’ve been dreaming of.
  • Fight breakouts with Brazil nuts - It’s the selenium in these that helps decrease acne. And brazil nuts are the highest natural source of it. In fact, they have so much selenium, you shouldn’t eat more than two a day.
  • Prevent cellular damage with aloe vera - While it’s not the tastiest thing you can drink, it is really amazing for your skin. So think of it as a skin-brightening shot, or throw some in a smoothie and your skin will thank you.
  • Heal skin with garlic - Being low in antioxidants could be the reason for your breakouts, but eating raw garlic could help. It contains the sulfur compound allicin, which is a strong antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties, and using the garlic raw, instead of cooked gets you more of the good stuff.

Source: Byrdie

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