With two large research universities located in St. Louis, both with medical schools on campus, our city is known for producing and participating in some of the most important medical studies of the past several decades.
Think about how you feel when you step into a nice, hot shower at the end of a long day. Now, take that feeling of total relaxation, and combine it with the experience of a massage, along with a healthy dose of aromatherapy. That’s a good approximation of the ‘rituals’ offered at Ara, the Spa at Ameristar. We experienced the aptly named Pure Bliss ritual first-hand, and were wowed by the perks—from complimentary valet parking for spa guests, to a slew of amenities that can be enjoyed pre- or post-treatment (think steam room, sauna, hydro-pool and more). Then, we sat down with spa manager Susan Boyd to ask why this luxurious body treatment is so special.
The winter chill can wreak havoc on your hands and skin. Baby them with the purest of ingredients, and soothing emollients and essential oils. Your skin will thank you for it!
If you’re reading this column, or or have read previous ones, you probably have an interest in public speaking and presentation skills. Good! And if you’re already speaking where you work, or before associations and chambers, great! Your goal in 2015 is to deliver more and better presentations.
And the 2015 Color of the Year Is...
What’s better than a big, luxurious sedan? How about a big, luxurious sedan with all-wheel-drive so you can get wherever you need to go in any kind of weather.
To keep the mind—and body—active, area retirement communities offer creative courses for seniors. From cooking to painting, these classes make learning a new skill exciting and unique.
In cold weather, everyone’s fingers and toes get cold, and it’s a relief to get into a nice, toasty building or warm our hands by a roaring fire. But people who have a disorder of the arteries, known as Raynaud’s disease (or syndrome or phenomenon), experience searing pain as their cold--often white or bluish--fingers begin to warm up again.
Your grandmother could probably predict the weather based on her joints--and she wasn’t kidding.
How many selfies did you take during the holidays? The habit of sharing photos of ourselves online and wanting to look our best when doing so may be one factor driving some of the latest trends in cosmetic surgery.
Certainly, this film is not a new concept: the genre of lone, lost, pre-midlife-crisis adult turning to nature for answers. Into the Wild, Grizzly Man and 127 Hours all address the issue of man's place in nature, the key word being 'man.' Here, we look at the concept from the other side of the genre coin.
It’s 47,500 square feet of baseball heaven. If you wanted to learn how to play the game, and you spent five days a week at All-Star Performance, I would like your chances to succeed. Matt Whiteside is one of the directors behind the vision.
After the last of the plum pudding and eggnog have been consumed, you may resolve to start fresh with a dietary detox. But your body knows what to do and already is prepared to flush away the remnants of your holiday excess, without the need for special fasts or cleanses.
If you drive on today’s roads, there’s no missing the popularity of SUVs. They’re everywhere--and for a variety of reasons. First of all, they’re practical, due to their large cargo and people-carrying capacity. Second, they often offer four-wheel-drive capability and ground clearance that insures mobility in any type of weather.
With so many choices—and more wines being imported than ever—choosing a wine can be a gamble. Spending more may increase your chances of getting a superior sipper, but with a little guidance, both value and quality are well within reach.
As highlighted in a recent issue of Missouri Medicine, researchers in the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development are working on a variety of vaccines to treat everything from influenza to ebola.
Breathe in. And out. Focus on the breath entering and leaving your body...again… This is all it takes to begin a basic meditation practice. When your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your breath.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, croons the golden voice of the late Andy Williams on radios and store sound systems every holiday season. Yet you may feel more like writing your own song: It’s the most crazy, busy, stressful time of the year.
You can't help but feel festive in the days ahead. Why not spread holiday cheer to others with these great beauty gift ideas? We can't think of a better mood-booster than a splash of color here and a dash of glitter there! You're welcome!
Kelley Barr says she was always a concoctor at heart. Growing up, she dissected her makeup and melted it to create new things, and learned early on about botanicals from her mom’s involvement in a garden club. That tinkering spirit paid off: Today, she co-owns K. Hall Designs with her husband, John Barr. The local company just opened its first location outside St. Louis, and is gearing up for a bustling holiday season.
You would never give your child drugs (other than those prescribed or recommended by the pediatrician) or alcohol. Yet many parents think nothing of allowing their children to consume caffeine-laced soft drinks, sports drinks or even ‘energy drinks.’
So, Cranky is 16. Like most 16-year-old girls, she is focused on a few priorities: clothes, boys, texts, One Direction and homework—if the last item is not on that list, please don't shatter my belief system. So it comes as no surprise that when a diet miracle appears on social media, Cranky would be quick to jump on it.