Micro-Needling: A Mini-Facelift at Home?

(DGIwire) — We were all giddy and nervous when ReviewLoft received four different micro-needling pens from MesoLyft coupled with the promise to improve the appearance of our lips, faces, hands, necks and puffy eyes. Skeptics that we are, we decided to do a bit (quite a bit!) of research on sites other than the company’s […]

Massage That Tension Away…With a High-Tech Twist

(DGIwire) – Ever had one of those days at work? The urgent projects are piling up, the phone won’t stop ringing…and worst of all, a nagging backache is making things even more hellish. We at ReviewLoft had just such a day last week. Then the IS-3000-PRO InstaShiatsu+ Total Body Massager With Heat by truMedic landed […]

Bye Bye Bonus: Why Salary Boosts Might Be Worth More

(DGIwire) – What do fashion industry employees find more valuable: performance bonuses or higher salaries? For those who work at the online clothing-rental startup Rent the Runway, the verdict is clear: higher salaries. As Business Insider recently reported, the company is eliminating performance bonuses and instead incorporating previous bonus potential into each employee’s salary. The […]

Custom-Built Wooden Watercraft Combine Beauty and Power

(DGIwire) – Can a watercraft be a work of art as well as a mode of transportation? For many kayak enthusiasts, plying the waters is just part of the excitement: the quality and beauty of a craft adds considerable value to any marine adventure. Dan Thaler and his wife, residents of New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, […]

Eat More Raw Foods: Here’s Why!

(DGIwire) — For most of human evolution our diet has consisted of raw foods.  Before our ancestors mastered fire, plant and animal based food choices were almost always eaten in their raw state.  Although a totally raw food diet is not practical or recommended, being sure to include plenty of tasty raw foods in your […]

Sea Glass Jewelry: History and Adventure Made Breathtakingly Beautiful

(DGIwire) — There’s something about sea glass. It conjures up childhood memories of treasure hunting sandy beaches and the excitement of reaching down to pick up a frosty piece of amber or blue mystery. Immediately the speculation begins. Was this piece a fragment from some pirate’s bottle of rum? Maybe that piece is the remnant […]

Microbes and Mood: A Gut Feeling?

(DGIwire) —  The National Microbiome Initiative was started by the U.S. Government this year with a budget of five-hundred million dollars. Microbiomes are not a common dinner table subject but perhaps that will soon be changing. According to Wikipedia, microbiota, microbiome and microbe are largely synonymous and are used to describe “the ecological community of […]

Is Eating Extra Protein Really Helpful?

(DGIwire) — You may have read that consuming more protein than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is a helpful strategy during weight loss, or that consuming extra protein will keep you feeling fuller longer helping to control hunger. The question is: Is it really helpful, healthful or even necessary? Even though consuming extra protein to […]

An Instructional Manual for People’s Health: Practical Paleo

(DGIwire) — Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. But with the staggering statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, maybe a NUTRITIONAL instructional manual is what is needed? Diane Sanfilippo to the rescue. Sanfilippo is the best-selling author of Practical Paleo, which spent […]

Binge-Eating Disorder: Developments Pave Way for New Treatments

(DGIwire) – Binge-eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food, often very quickly and to the point of discomfort, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Now researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, publishing in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, claim to have […]

The Truth About HPV, Warts and All

(DGIwire) – The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least half of sexually active men and women will acquire HPV in their lifetime, according to research published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In addition, HPV is associated […]

What Keeps New York’s Fashion Industry Humming? People, People, People

(DGIwire) – The days before Fashion Week in New York City are perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry. Frantic designers rush around looking for gold buttons with blue inlay, for seamstresses to make pleats and for patternmakers with spare fabric. They make modifications to dresses in real time under enormous deadline pressures. Yet […]

Complement Your Exercise Plan with Slendertone

(DGIwire) — While folks may be showing up to the gym regularly, their abs may still be hiding. Despite what exercises they do to try and achieve that much-desired six-pack, nothing may be happening. Oh yes—we know the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen,” but despite attempts to eat healthy, they still may get […]

Pushing Out a New Gown Design To Help Improve Patient Satisfaction

(DGIwire) – Patients are admitted to the hospital for all kinds of reasons—from CAT scans to organ transplants to labor and delivery. No matter what the reason for admittance, one aspect of each visit is typically the same—the basic hospital gown. Being admitted to the hospital can leave patients in a vulnerable state. When the […]

Checking-In: Hospital or Hotel?

(DGIwire) — A recent Deloitte Study found that hospitals with better patient-reported experience perform better financially. In fact, the study found that hospitals with “excellent” Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient ratings between 2008 and 2014 had a net margin of 4.7 percent, on average, as compared to just 1.8 percent […]

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