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Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

The widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence.<p>Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The belief that it protects the heart has …

Holistic Medicine

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

I used a needle-free, 128-year-old method to get rid of my deep forehead wrinkle

After a decade-plus of breakouts, I was looking forward to at least a few years of finally knowing what it meant to have good skin. Then, as if my …

Everything you need to stop sweating, according to a heavy perspirer:

A card-carrying member of the excessive-sweating community offers his solutions.

Skin Care

The 10 Best Sunscreens For Deeper Skin Tones

Sunscreen has come a long way — but honestly, it took long enough. Unfortunately, the chalky, thick options of the past left many of us sun-lovers with darker skin unprotected. But luckily, now there are a crop of SPF choices in clear or easily absorbed formulas (even mineral ones!) that will give …

16 New Beauty Products to Revive Dull Winter Skin

Each month, hundreds of new mascaras, creams, lipsticks and shampoos pour into the crowded beauty market. And each month, we do the hard work of …

The best lip balms, treatments and scrubs to fix dry, chapped lips this winter

Because chapped lips just aren't cool<p>When the temperature drops, it isn't just our face and hands that feel the effects.<p>The skin on our lips tends to …

7 Conditioning Serums That Will Give You the Eyebrows You've Always Dreamed Of

I say this from personal experience: I know what it's like to be insecure and want better eyebrows. I was one of those girls who plucked hers off in …

9 Mineral Sunscreens to Start Using This Summer

Bare Minerals<p>Bare Minerals is already killing the makeup game, so you can only expect skincare products (like this sunscreen) to be just a s good. …

You'll Never Skip a Day of Sunscreen Thanks to These 12 Sephora Bestsellers

We're constantly told to slather on SPF year round to protect our skin. But many women (us included) are guilty of skipping the step because, despite its multiple benefits, traditional SPF doesn't always wear too well on the skin. Many sunscreens have a thick consistency, which leaves your skin …

These Treatments Will Plump Your Lips Without Irritating The Hell Out Of Them

Remember the old school topical lip plumpers? They stung like crazy. And if you happened to get them on your finger, then touch your face, well, good …

Ask Amy: Relationship strained by chronic cheating

By Amy Dickinson<p><i>Dear Amy: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. I am 26, and he is 49.</i><p><i>He has been married and divorced twice.</i><p><i>I have heard from his friends that he has not had a great track record with being faithful. My boyfriend’s response to this is that I should believe him over</i> …

Employment

How George Orwell Predicted Donald Trump

The White House’s embrace of ‘alternative facts’ evokes the managed truth Orwell described in 1984 and Animal Farm—a perfect example of the Big Lie …

Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Relationships

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

50 Gifts That Are Perfect to Buy For Your Girl Group

When you have a group of girlfriends, it can be difficult and pricey to choose individual gifts. We've found pretty, practical, and adorable choices that are probably already in your friends' wish lists to make your life easier. Some come in packs for you to break out for each, and others are …

The Biology of Aging

The 5 Riskiest Yoga Poses for Beginners

Although yoga is often thought of as a gentle, benign practice, there is the potential for injury in almost every yoga pose. Of course, you could …

We're getting closer to knowing why bees are dying off worldwide

Insects, including bees, are essential to pollinating 75 percent of the crops we eat, meaning that bees' continued decline as a species is more than a little worrisome.<p>But new research published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests at least one primary cause: neonicotinoid …

European Union

The 10 Best Lightweight Skin Care Products for Too-Hot Days

Every day, lately.<p>Just like layering clothing when the "real feel" temp hovers around the triple digits, slathering on several steps of skin care in the morning feels seasonably inappropriate. But you can't just go without. Luckily, there are skin care versions of your favorite nearly naked outfit. …

Bake a "Magic Cake" That Bakes into Three Layers on Its Own

A “magic cake” has three layers, each with its own texture and flavor (a dense and moist base, a middle cream layer, and a light sponge top). It’s …

Is Lip Gloss Back? Drew Barrymore Makes the Case for a High-Shine Mouth

While a soft-edged lip stain has become a well-established part of the cool-girl beauty equation in recent years, leave it to everyone’s favorite flower child to remind us that there’s more than one laid-back alternative to the meticulously painted mouth. Spotted in New York yesterday, Drew …

This Is the Age You Should Start an Anti-Aging Routine

The best age to start an anti-aging routine, the face mask Victoria's Secret models swear by, and Katy Perry's new hairstyle, all in today's Alluring Links.<p>Dermatologists revealed when you should begin to focus your skin-care routine on anti-aging. [The Coveteur]<p>This is the face mask Victoria's …

The Ultimate Gym Bag Beauty Kit: 7 Cult Trainers Share Their Staples

With barre class rivaling brunch as a viable social activity and the steady rise of the workout selfie on Instagram, it’s safe to say your workout look has never been more visible. As beautiful as you may feel après-burn, there are a few simple steps you can take to look that way, too. According to …

Adele's Spotify boycott isn't selfish - it's savvy and her 'fans' need to pipe down

Superstar singer Adele might be the patron saint of heartbreak, but she’s definitely the one calling the shots. Today, with the release of her new album, she’s called time on her relationship with music streaming service Spotify - and Spotify is currently doing an excellent impression of a passive …

Victoria's Secret Models Are Over Your Food Questions

Magdalena Frackowiak shuts down an interviewer backstage at the VS Fashion Show.<p>Magdalena Frackowiak is not here for your "stupid" questions, TMZ. In the midst of today's backstage mayhem at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the VS models were bombarded with questions about what they planned to …

Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.<p>Almost half a billion …

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