Beth Rivkind

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Do This Move Before Every Abs Workout To Sculpt A Six-Pack Faster

Don't let the name fool you—this move means business.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. This week's exercise is courtesy of</i> Furthermore<i>:</i><p><b>Dead bug:</b> The dead bug is also what's known as a dynamic warmup move, …

7 Indie Beauty Brands That Are About to Blow Up

Stock up before they hit the mainstream.<p>Oct 14, 2016<p>While we love many a beauty brand, there's something to be said for cosmetic offerings that aren't <i>quite</i> as accessible. What can we say, we love the hunt—especially now, in the midst of the golden age of indie beauty. From all-nature skin potions …

Skin Care

The Fundamental Difference Between Parenting in America vs. the Rest of the World

It begins with an "h."<p>Here's a shocker: Turns out, most parents want to spend time with their kids. They want to care for them when they are sick, nurse them after they are born, vacation with them, support them, root for them. Parents want to be a family—that's why people have the kids in the …

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5 things I learned about raising boys (so far)

When I first learned that my husband and I would be parents to a little boy just over seven years ago, I smiled; I had somehow known all along I was carrying a boy, and we were ecstatic about it. Less than two years later, we welcomed our second boy; two years after that, our third. Having three …

10 things I wish I'd known about raising a boy

<i>Editor's note: This story was first published in 2014; we think these truths about having a boy stand the test of time! Agree? Disagree? Weigh in on our Facebook page.</i><p>When you have a girl, you know that you can always fall back on your own childhood memories to guide you as a parent. But unless you …

The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole.<p>The Ghomeshi …

Why History Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes.<p>Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes.<p>But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it's impossible to …

10 Face Masks Celebrities Love

If there's one thing that we have in common with celebrities, it's that we all love a great face mask. Not only is a mask great way to pamper your …

21 Easy and Delicious Whole30 Dinner Recipes

If you missed our Whole30 breakfast recipe roundup, here’s a simple refresher of what the program is all about. Designed to be a monthlong reboot for …

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How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Flip this switch for weight loss that lasts.<p><i>This article was orginally posted by our partners at</i> Prevention <i>and republished with permission.</i><p><i>From the book</i> The Hormone Reset Diet: Balance your Hormones and Lose up to 15 pounds in just 3 weeks! <i>by Sara Gottfried. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried.</i> …

21 Delicious Veggie Noodles To Make With Your Spiralizer

Every zucchini is just a bowl of zoodles waiting to be set free.

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

The batter for this large-format dreamboat of a cookie (crunchy on the edges, chewy in the middle) is made in one bowl with no special equipment, and can be baked in either a cast-iron or large skillet.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup semisweet chocolate wafers (discs, pistoles, fèves)<p>½ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark …

Dessert

19 Insanely Good Makeup Dupes That Will Save You Tons Of Money

Save your cash, keep your look. It's a win-win.

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.<p>The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.<p>The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you …

23 Outstanding Skincare Products That Will Literally Change Your Life

Researching these was a tough job, but somebody had to do it. 😉<p>Nov 27, 2017<p>When you take skincare as seriously as we do, you're always on the hunt for the next gen of game-changing skincare products. You know the ones—those holy-grail products that not only cut down on prep time, but also restore …

Skin Care

This map shows ISIS' expanding reach across Europe

As ISIS loses ground in the Middle East, it has mounted attacks in Europe to convince the world of its strength, experts say.<p>But ISIS activity in Europe hasn't all been recent; the terrorist group (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) has long had its sights set on Europe as a …

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20 Questions for Hillary Clinton's Supporters From a Bernie Sanders Only Voter

If supporters of Hillary Clinton would answer the questions below, through a vantage point that doesn't entail moral relativism or the belief that Republicans are worse, then I'll do everything possible to ensure Hillary Clinton wins.<p>However, I'm <i>only</i> voting for Bernie Sanders because these relevant …

Obama’s Speech on Terrorist Threat Is a Plea for Patience and National Unity

Trump Adviser Doesn't Get How Judaism Works

Trump adviser Daniel Scavino Jr. suggests Obama give an important televised speech during Shabbat instead of Hanukkah.<p>President Obama gave a speech on Sunday night about the threat posed by ISIS. It also happens to be the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the defeat of the …

Deepak Chopra how to be mindful

Fifteen Minutes<p>Some people don't realize they are biological robots, Deepak Chopra says, but they are.<p>"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, …

Meditation

Two simple mindful meditation exercises for teachers

Mindfulness can help teachers reduce stress and boost confidence. Clinical psychologist Erin Olivo shares her handy guide for getting started<p>Teaching can be hard, and reports tell us those in the profession feel under increasing pressure. A BBC investigation earlier this year found that …

For the first time since 1948, Egypt votes for Israel at UN

Egypt’s representative at United Nations voted on Friday in support of Israel’s bid for membership of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer …

These Foods Might Be The Secret To A Happy Brain

Here's what the science says about how fermented foods can boost your mood.<p>The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria that affect not just our digestion, but also the way we think, feel and behave. Research increasingly suggests that gut bacteria imbalances may play a significant role in mental …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

Health

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Middle-class

4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Trust that, when you are not holding yourself together so tightly, you will not fall apart. Trust that it is more important to fulfill your</b> …

Self-help

Here are 18 foods you don't need to buy organic

<i>[Editor’s note: The following list, which includes the produce on Environment Working Group’s “Clean 15” list plus 3 additional, only considers</i> …

Nutrition

7 Apps to Make You Happier

These tech tools promise to deliver everything from a calmer mind to more good karma.<p>The things you can accomplish with an app these days are truly impressive. With a couple of taps on your smartphone, a taxi will pull up at your door, a tasty dinner appear on your table, or your dirty socks …

Happiness