I brush my teeth twice a day and whiten them about every six months, but I’m not satisfied. When I’m done with treatment, I’m always so happy to show off my teeth, but they’re starting to become more sensitive; I even chipped a tooth with a fork and I’ll never know if it was the whitening strips or not.

Struggling that I’d have to make do with only whitening toothpaste, I was complaining to a friend who asked if I’d tried vVARDIS. A brand new oral care regime based out of Switzerland, their premiere whitening technology apparently made a significant difference without using bleach or causing sensitivity. Their focus revolves around creating new tooth enamel the way nature does and can even mimic your teeth’s natural state.

My friend showed me their Instagram and I was mesmerized by the gorgeous packaging and the before-and-afters. I had to do a deep dive into vVARDIS.

It’s not just whitening; they have a full oral care line that includes their whitening gel, toothpaste, mouth wash, wooden toothbrush, and mouth spray. Their products make your teeth healthier and whiter thanks to new enamel-like layers that protect you from everyday wear and erosion.

Created by two dentists, Drs. Haleh and Golnar Abivardi, their mission is to bring us all into a drill-free future. From their experience opening their own clinics across Switzerland, they opened the vVARDIS Innovation Center to develop the patented WX Formula technology that utilizes amino acids to create stronger, healthier enamel.

I was absolutely ready to stop just whitening for vanity, and start investing in my overall oral health with those whitening benefits!

The reviews were positive, and I loved their mission, but I was still wary - the best-selling Whitening Collection cost $199.

It includes:

  • The Enamel Caressing Toothbrush, crafted from sustainably sourced Swiss beechwood and optimized for the perfect clean with mineral-infused bristles
  • The Enamel Anti-Aging Whitening Toothpaste, which whitens up to 10 shades and strengthens enamel, and its peroxide-free formula is gentle in teeth and gums
  • The Enamel Highlighter mouthwash which freshens breath and brightens your teeth and gives your teeth a smooth, freshly-polish feeling
  • The White Enamel Serum, their revolutionary patented peroxide-free whitening formula whitens without sensitivity to teeth or gum irritation and won’t erode enamel. It even works on crowns and veneers too

For long-lasting vegan, peroxide-free products, the price made a little more sense. Also, that packaging is so luxe, I could already picture myself gently coating my teeth with the Aletsch serum every evening with some music queued up.

It had been a while since I treated myself, so I purchased the White Enamel Set in Soft Mint (it also comes in Strong Mint).

It arrived promptly, and I was so happy to start my new routine, I cut back on coffee just to give the products the best chance (although that isn’t necessary).

My first evening with my vVARDIS products, I put on a playlist and did my skincare routine as usual. Once the facial oil was on, I unboxed my oral care products. First, I brushed my teeth; the Soft Mint flavor was so lovely and reminded me of a mint I’d had at a hotel in Paris once.

My mouth felt cleaner and silkier than usual, but that could’ve been a placebo effect. The White Enamel Serum is the true hero product of their line; I used the included applicator to gently brush the serum onto my teeth creating this thick layer. Unlike other whitening strips, I was confident I could coat every tooth evenly. I held my mouth gently open to let the gel set for 15 seconds and went to bed.

The next morning, there was a difference! I tried not to get my hopes up just in case it was my eyes playing tricks on me, but my teeth were whiter.

The White Enamel Serum is supposed to be applied for a week until finishing the bottle and after my week? Very white! and without sensitivity! Maybe it’s the higher quality products, but I also noticed that I generally just had fresher breath with the vVARDIS line. My teeth felt stronger, more protected, and I liked how everything just felt natural!

Truth is, this is an absolutely worthy investment. I’ve got an entire oral care routine now that I love and will hopefully benefit me for decades to come (not to mention, these gorgeous white teeth!).

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I brush my teeth twice a day and whiten them about every six months, but I’m not satisfied. When I’m done with treatment, I’m always so happy to show off my teeth, but they’re starting to become more sensitive; I even chipped a tooth with a fork and I’ll never know if it was the whitening strips or not.

Struggling that I’d have to make do with only whitening toothpaste, I was complaining to a friend who asked if I’d tried vVARDIS. A brand new oral care regime based out of Switzerland, their premiere whitening technology apparently made a significant difference without using bleach or causing sensitivity. Their focus revolves around creating teeth the way nature does in the future and can even mimic your teeth’s natural state.

My friend showed me their Instagram and I was mesmerized by the gorgeous packaging and the before-and-afters. I had to do a deep dive into vVARDIS.

It’s not just whitening; they have a full oral care line that includes their whitening gel, toothpaste, mouth wash, wooden toothbrush, and mouth spray. Their products make your teeth healthier and whiter thanks to new enamel-like layers that protect you from everyday wear and erosion.

Created by two dentists, Drs. Haleh and Golnar Abivardi, their mission is to bring us all into a drill-free future. From their experience opening their own clinics across Switzerland, they opened the vVARDIS Innovation Center to develop the patented WX Formula technology that utilizes amino acids to create stronger, healthier enamel.

I was absolutely ready to stop just whitening for vanity, and start investing in my overall oral health with those whitening benefits!

The reviews were positive, and I loved their mission, but I was still wary - the best-selling Whitening Collection cost $199.

It includes:

  • The Enamel Caressing Toothbrush, crafted from sustainably sourced Swiss beechwood and optimized for the perfect clean with mineral-infused bristles
  • The Enamel Anti-Aging Whitening Toothpaste, which whitens up to 10 shades and strengthens enamel, and its peroxide-free formula is gentle in teeth and gums
  • The Enamel Highlighter mouthwash which freshens breath and brightens your teeth and gives your teeth a smooth, freshly-polish feeling
  • The White Enamel Serum, their revolutionary patented peroxide-free whitening formula whitens without sensitivity to teeth or gum irritation and won’t erode enamel. It even works on crowns and veneers too

For long-lasting vegan, peroxide-free products, the price made a little more sense. Also, that packaging is so luxe, I could already picture myself gently coating my teeth with the Aletsch serum every evening with some music queued up.

It had been a while since I treated myself, so I purchased the Collection in Soft Mint (it also comes in Strong Mint).

It arrived promptly, and I was so happy to start my new routine, I cut back on coffee just to give the products the best chance (although that isn’t necessary).

My first evening with my vVARDIS products, I put on a playlist and did my skincare routine as usual. Once the facial oil was on, I unboxed my oral care products. First, I brushed my teeth; the Soft Mint flavor was so lovely and reminded me of a mint I’d had at a hotel in Paris once.

My mouth felt cleaner and silkier than usual, but that could’ve been a placebo effect. The Aletsch is the true hero product of their line; I used the included applicator to gently brush the serum onto my teeth creating this thick layer. Unlike other whitening strips, I was confident I could coat every tooth evenly. I held my mouth gently open to let the gel set for 15 seconds and went to bed.

The next morning, there was a difference! I tried not to get my hopes up just in case it was my eyes playing tricks on me, but my teeth were whiter.

The White Enamel Serum is supposed to be applied for a week until finishing the bottle and after my week? Very white! and without sensitivity! Maybe it’s the higher quality products, but I also noticed that I generally just had fresher breath with the vVARDIS line. My teeth felt stronger, more protected, and I liked how everything just felt natural!

Truth is, this is an absolutely worthy investment. I’ve got an entire oral care routine now that I love and will hopefully benefit me for decades to come (not to mention, these gorgeous white teeth!).

If you’re someone who keeps putting off your wayyy overdue dental check-up, it’s time to check out Tend. These sleek dental studios are reinventing luxury dental care and are bookable through their app. Word is, Tend’s boutique practice is expanding to Ballston, VA.

If Tend’s NYC, DC, Boston and Atlanta rep is any kind of litmus test, things look pretty good for those in need of exceptional dental care in Ballston. But don’t take our word for it . . .

Here’s what’s making Tend stand out from the crowd and what real patients are saying:

Hospitality: sleek studio, almost spa-like vibe. Their team puts your feelings first and promises no judgement ever. Tend's positive hospitality and safety-first attitude are sure to put you at ease.

The most lovely dental experience I've ever had! . . . They have TV playing on the ceiling and Bose headphones while you get your cleaning. The staff was so friendly and professional and provided an upscale experience . . .

-Sylvia

Doctors & Services: Tend offers a full range of dental services – everything from preventative care to implants, adult braces, and veneers. They're intent on providing a soothing environment featuring modern suites, their top-rate clinical team, state-of-the-art tech, and pain minimizing and noise-reducing equipment.

“I’m in a much better place because of the care and expertise of the Tend team!”

- Laurence

Price: Tend is always transparent about their pricing. Their online calculator tells you how much it'll cost before your appointment so you can plan for any out-of-pocket bills. And great news! The process takes about 5 minutes.

I love their transparency . . . walking me through the cost of the treatments.

- Kara

Insurance: Tend accepts most insurance and is in-network with major insurers like Delta Dental, Aetna, and Cigna. For those who don’t have insurance, there are financing options available.

Love that they take normal dental insurance. Many great dentists are out of network and I have to get reimbursed by my insurance afterwards.

- Stephanie

Locations, Locations, Locations - Tend has set up shop all over the city and continues to grow. Each location is modern, airy, and equipped with the latest equipment. With Ballston on the horizon, there’ll be no stopping them.

The facility is BEAUTIFUL - you’d think you were at a resort spa. And the care is out of this world. I can't wait to 'tended' to again!

- Allie

Tend's friendly staff, soothing environment, transparent pricing, and trustworthy reputation will help you take the best care of your teeth. Check out Tend and switch to the best dental experience Ballston has ever seen.

And give your smile a fresh start with Tend!

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Ich war noch nie besonders risikofreudig. Meine Freundinnen und Freunde schlossen immer Wetten auf Sportereignisse ab, aber ich hatte nie wirklich Interesse daran, dabei mitzumachen. Obwohl ich verschiedene Sportarten total gerne verfolge, tippe ich nicht einmal auf den Ausgang von Fußballspielen oder Pferderennen.

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Ich unterhielt mich mit meinen Freunden also etwas genauer und sie versicherten mir, dass LOTTO24 vertrauenswürdig und das Online-System völlig sicher sei. Tatsächlich ist es sogar um einiges bequemer, denn man muss nicht extra zu einer Lottoannahmestelle gehen, um sich einen Spielschein zu holen. Das komplette Spiel lässt sich ganz einfach über das Smartphone abwickeln, ganz gleich, wo man gerade in Deutschland ist.

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Danach konnte ich ganz einfach an vielen verschiedenen Lotterien teilnehmen und entschied mich für die Eurojackpot-Lotterie, bei der es bis zu 90 Millionen zu gewinnen gibt und immer mindestens 10 Millionen im Lostopf sind. Auf dem Spielschein gibt es insgesamt acht Spielfelder. Alles, was ich jetzt noch tun musste, war, für jedes Feld, mit dem ich spielen wollte, fünf Zahlen sowie zwei der Eurozahlen auszuwählen.

Dabei kann man entweder seine persönlichen Glückszahlen ankreuzen oder den Zufallsgenerator zur Auswahl der Zahlen nutzen – eine Option, die man beim Spielen in der Lottoannahmestelle natürlich nicht hat. Je mehr Spielfelder man ausfüllt, desto höher die Chancen.

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Lorde - Solar Power

Lorde's decision to move away from her moody, neon-drenched sounds of old and into a more buoyant, sunny frame of mind has proven divisive.

Her album Solar Power has received mixed reviews, with some fans missing the gnarly emotional impact of her previous masterpiece, Melodrama.

But there's a subtle kind of magic on Solar Power, similar in its potency to Melodrama but of a different breed. Melodrama had a way of diving into the deep emotional core of human experience — love, terror, horror, high drama.

Instead of re-entering that core and attempting to draw more blood from her heart, on Solar Power Lorde chooses to float around the edges of experience, admiring life from a distance, as if staring down from the sun. She dances in spaces of silence and reflection. She remembers the heat of the past but makes the conscious decision to turn her face away, towards more wide-open vistas.

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  • The benefits of fasting diets have long been known but now with many different methods of how to fast, these diets are growing in popularity.
  • The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® is a 5-day dietary program designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance.
  • The benefits of fasting can sound too good to be true, but are they? Does ProLon really make fasting easier, and are the benefits really worth it? We are diving into ProLon to find out the answers.
  • Read our full review below or visit prolon.com now.

Dr. Longo's research and development at The Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California have only solidified the benefits of fasting that was discovered so many years ago. For more than 20 years he developed his breakthrough nutri-technology that has now grown into ProLon.

Today, the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD) is a 5-day dietary program designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance. FMD allows you to eat specially designed food that provides essential nutrition without activating the body's food-recognizing sensors, also known as Nutrient-Sensing Pathways. It keeps these sensors below a certain threshold. Put simply it's a fast with food - zero starvation with many of the benefits of a fast.

The program has been clinically tested at the University of Southern California and shown to trim the waistline, and when used in multiple consecutive cycles it does this while protecting lean body mass. The goal for many of us on a diet is to lose weight, which is achievable with ProLon, but it is not the only benefit. Completion of the 5-days can also lead to enhanced mental clarity, focus, and energy. It also helps cellular renewal which supports healthy aging. As the program reduces your cravings, it is also teaching you about portion control, and helps you to develop a positive relationship with food.

But how does ProLon do this? FMD works by unlocking the deepest level of fasting and triggering "autophagy." This is the natural way our cells clean damaged intracellular components out and get rid of cellular debris, resulting in cellular rejuvenation throughout the entire body.

Sign up is easy with three options to choose from; " Enhanced Fasting", "Perfect for First Time Fasters", and "Ultimate Fasting". The "Enhanced Fasting" plan is their on-going metabolic health and healthy aging maintenance plan that you subscribe to and receive the ProLon box once a month, you can cancel any time before shipping and it is for advanced fasters. The "Perfect for First Time Fasters" is what it says and is a once off box for beginners to try out.

It's great they offer so many options for everyone to try out their program. The program works best with it being done for 5-days a month for three consecutive months so you get all of the benefits they found in the clinical study. The " Ultimate Fasting" offering gives you all three boxes for a discounted price for people who know they want to give it their best shot, while the "Perfect for First Time Fasters" ($249) is just one box for 5-days for those who just want to give it a trial go.

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Once you sign up, your ProLon box is delivered to your door with everything you will need for the 5 days. There is only minor food prep required such as heating water, and inside are 5 individual boxes organized for each day.

ProLon's food is plant-based and contains the right amount of macro and micronutrients you need while still mimicking the fasting state. The meal program includes a nut bar for breakfast, a plant-based soup for lunch, and a second plant-based soup for dinner.

There are also snacks throughout the day, such as olives and kale crackers. Some nights there's even a Choco Crisp bar. You also get herbal tea bags, supplements, and an energy drink that you add to water on days 2 through 5. You can add herbs to the soups in small quantities, to taste if you'd like, and of course, coffee is allowed (up to 8 oz per day, with nothing added). Everything is designed by a Michelin Star chef, too.

Day 1 on the program has the highest number of calories and the most food. This day, your body starts to move into a fasting and fat-burning state. The second day, fat-burning ramps up and ketogenesis usually begins. By day three your body is fully in the process of autophagy and clean-up stage, while ketogenesis continues. Day 4 you will possibly start feeling the benefits, feeling less bloated and fully in the groove, while also happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel as cellular rejuvenation and ketogenesis continues. By Day 5 you will likely be abundantly proud, along with all the other amazing benefits, as cellular renewal and ketogenesis continue.

After the 5 days, it is recommended to ease yourself back into a normal (preferably healthy diet) and try not to binge. But after 5-days of drinking so much liquid, understanding the healthy food and nutrition your body needs, it's likely you are already in the flow of mindfully eating healthy.

It is very clear that the ProLon FMD is backed by years of research and clinically-tested science. The program, with the box delivered to your door with literally everything you need to complete the full 5-days, is a super convenient fool-proof way for anyone who wants to give a fasting diet a go. Plus, over 95% of those who have used ProLon's Fasting Mimicking Diet® for the 1st time said they successfully completed the 5-day fast. In a survey of real ProLon users, the majority reported that they experienced weight loss, greater energy, mental clarity, and focus.

If you want to feel these amazing benefits too, check out ProLon.