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do you have a signature beauty product?

JoyJournist.com is about simplifying your life to make space, money and time for the things that make you happy. Two of my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions were to cut my spending on expensive creams, potions and “stuff” and secondly, clear out my cluttered medicine cabinet. Note that this post covers beauty products. I am not even tackling the …

the global child traveler: learn 12 phrases in any language

making friends in new countries

One of the Bowman family’s top goals for living and traveling abroad is to raise global children. We want our kids to be open-minded and really explore new cultures, foods and history. A vital bridge to becoming a global child is language. Learning a language can feel daunting, since mastery can take years. But with …

easy beauty: 9 argan oil uses

Argan Oil uses

Argan oil is my signature beauty product. My approach to beauty is lazy; I like versatile and easy to use products. The oil comes exclusively from southwest Morocco, where UNESCO has created a designated biosphere to protect the trees and indigenous tribes that live from them. By creating this zone, UNESCO is further researching the many uses of the Argan tree …