We've rounded up the best in beauty and fitness

Dear Mind: Shut the hell up!
We've all been there. The bills are piling up, the kids have decided to scream rather than sleep, you're on deadline at work, your mom fell and broke her wrist.... Everything seems to be going wrong and you just want to turn your mind off for a minute to relax. Easier said than done, we know. BUT, click here to try out this simple yoga pose that anyone can do. It will help quiet your mind and relax your body so you can get back to being a super parent.

Eww don't put that on your face!
How many times have you frantically screamed at your kid as he smashed his face up against a germ-infested object? We're willing to bet it's more times than you can count. So, if you'd yell at your kid for putting germy objects on their face, why are you putting germy objects on your own face? We met up with Jaid McGue-Jones of Twinnovations Salon & Beauty-Bar in Newburgh. She opened our eyes to the millions of germs hiding in our make-up brushes and how to clean them. Click here for a simple way to sanitize your brushes.

Ease Tight Hips
When your hips get tight, everything starts to hurt. Your hip is the largest joint in your body, and a repository for body toxins. Opening this joint is the key to flexibility and vitality. Reclining Pigeon Pose is perfect easing tight hips and is easy for beginners to do. Click here for a step-by-step tutorial.

Fool-proof way to live a balanced life

Looking for ways to live a more balanced life? It turns out, a simple "to do" list might be the key to working balance into your life. To get started, decide on areas of your life that need work. For instance, if you're failing to eat a balanced diet, add things like "eat an apple" or "eat 8 servings of veggies this week" to your list. Click here for more about living a balanced life.

Get fit with your phone
Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean it's time to slack on your workout routine! Whether you have an hour or just five minutes to work out each day; whether you're a stellar athlete or a couch potato, there's a work out app designed just for you! Click here to check out our staff's favorite fitness apps.