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Lindsey Finkelstein, 22 years, right, is conforted by her mother, Merle, left, at their home on November 2, 2016, one day before going through surgery. (Marie-France Coallier/MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Mother, daughter battle cancer at the same time

Last November, barely 22 when she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, Lindsey Hope Finkelstein had radical surgery to amputate both breasts. Within six months, as she was getting chemotherapy, her mom, Merle, was in the operating room for the same surgery, a double mastectomy.

This April 27, 2017 photo provided by Jaimie Baird Photography shows New York celeb fitness guru Taryn Toomey during one of her fitness classes in New York. Toomey says the goal of her workout is to train the mind to create new ways to respond to challenging external triggers instead of just reacting. Similar spiritual workouts are also gaining popularity including IntenSati, Qoya and Equinox's Headspace. They build upon ancient principals of yoga and tai chi, but involve more cardio, strength training and mindfulness cues, as many fitness buffs are seeking more than just a six-pack from their workout. (Jaimie Baird/Jaimie Baird Photography via AP)

New workouts target the body, mind and soul

NEW YORK — It would be easy to brush off fitness guru Taryn Toomey’s The Class as another hippie trend, but you’d miss the magic. (She sprinkled crushed crystals underneath the studio floors, which she says is designed to draw out energy.)

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The role retinoids play in quality skin care

Retinoids, and related compounds are derived from vitamin A. In its many forms, vitamin A is quite different when ingested than when applied to the skin. In the world of skin care and beauty it has assumed a very central role as retinoids, retinol and retinoic acid. And that’s where the confusion comes in.