LINK LOVE: Brain Test, Mindful Texting, Reducing Toxic Flame Retardants, and More

We’ve gathered some of our favorite healthy-living links that we came across on the Web this week.

Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at with the subject “LINK LOVE.”

This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from,, and Dr. Frank Lipman. Enjoy!



Ask Ann: Why am I Having Sharp Shoulder Pain?

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Having sharp shoulder pain? Ann posts on Girls Gone Strong this week to help heal your body so you can get on with that workout!

More Shoulders: In a Slump, Shifty Shoulders, Cold Shoulder



4 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic Flame Retardants

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Maia James with Dr. Frank Lipman, blogs about the importance of detoxing your home of flame retardants, which can be found in furniture, household dust, your food, and electronics. This group of chemicals, writes James, are added by law to most the items we use daily. Recent legislation, however, no longer requires PBDEs. 4 easy ways to detox your home: Ditch the broom, keep foam enclosed, invest in safe mattresses and eat more plants. Don’t miss the Safe Mattress Guide!

More on Detoxing Your Home: Detox Your Home, Coming Home to Health, Dryer Dangers




Detecting Nutritional Deficiencies

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This Infograpic from helps you detect areas you need to pump-up your nutrients. Use your hands, skin, legs, heart, nails, face skin, eyes, mouth and throat to help you move to a healthier place.

More on Nutrients: When Nutrients Go Missing


A Mindful Texting App For When “LOL” Won’t Cut It

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A new app created by Pace University and Inward Inc., will help iPhone users be more mindful about the text messages they send to others. Ideally this would help users be more aware of sending an emotionally-charged text and be more present.

More on Mindfulness: Mindful Mountaineer, Mindful Gifts, The Art of Mindful Drinking


Right-brained? Left-brained? Take the test!

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EL‘s Casie Leigh Lukes took this quiz and scored a 53% left brain usage and a 47% right-brain usage. Take this fun quiz to see how you use your brain!

More on Personal Growth: Your Fitness Personality, Inside the Enneagram, Find Your Fitness Passion

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