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Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests<p>It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as …

The 25 Essential Podcasts of 2016

All the best online broadcasting to put in your ears this year, from new and notable to old-school classics.<p>The struggle of Peak TV is real, but the struggle of Peak Podcast is no less pressing. With reliably high-quality content from WNYC, NPR, Chicago Public Media, and Earwolf dropping weekly …

The 50 Biggest Money Mistakes Household CEOs Make

Always track your spending and keep your emergency fund fully loaded.<p>I’m not ashamed to admit I make mistakes. After all, <i>everybody</i> screws up …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

The 20-Minute Workout That'll Help You Get a Dancer's Body

You'll love this strength-training workout from Julianne Hough's trainer.<p>Want to score a body like Julianne Hough's? This 20-minute workout, developed by Julianne's trainer, Astrid Swan, torches cals and keeps Ms. Hough confident on the floor. And now, it's yours: Mix it into your routine two or …

15 Weird Celebrity Hot Bod Secrets

From Kim Kardashian's waist-whittling corset to Miranda Kerr's R-rated workout.<p>It's unsurprising that some of our favorite A-listers have some tricks up their sleeves for looking their very best. Some of their methods, however, are definitely on the quirky side. From Kim Kardashian's …

24 Books That Are Straightforward About Mental Illness

Because sometimes it's hard to explain or understand on your own.

12 Foods to Look Better Naked

According to adult toy company Adam & Eve, 41 percent of American adults prefer to get busy in the dark. Although that stat isn't particularly …

Nutrition

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Psychology

8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss

Doing these moves regularly can help you achieve your goal.<p>When you're working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the minimum amount of time. Exercise scientists have been hard at work on this particular issue, and now years of …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

10 Pinable Charts That'll Speed Up Your Slim-Down

They make going on Pinterest ALMOST as effective as a workout. Almost.<p>Sometimes, it can feel like the only thing Pinterest is good for is helping you waste a colossal amount of time. But if you know what to pin, the social network can also help you drop a size. Here, 10 infographics that <i>definitely</i> …

This One Simple Move Will Work Your Entire Body

Ready, set, go.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Dumbbell Hammer Curl to Lunge to Press:</b> This three-step move is crazy efficient. …

Save Vs. Splurge: Wedding Skin Care Essentials

A solid skin care regimen is important in everyday life, but the months leading up to your wedding are a great time to start pampering your skin. …

22 Life-Changing Ways To Store Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 22 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

From the editors of HouseBeautiful.com, the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.<p><b>1) ColorSchemer</b> Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The Workouts That Help You See Weight-Loss Results Faster

Are you maximizing your calorie-burning time when you work out? Make those minutes count with these workouts for weight loss. Read on to learn just why these workouts are great for losing those pounds, as well as routines for each type of workout.

The Primitive, Complicated, Essential Emotion Called Fear

<i>Fear: See also dread, panic, terror, fright, trepidation, anxiety, worry, phobia, disquietude, angst, foreboding, the creeps, the jitters, the</i> …

6 Fresh Ideas for a More Welcoming Home

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

How to solidify your form for a rock-solid core<p>When you really think about the plank, it’s kind of amazing how <i>not</i> moving while supported by your forearms and toes requires so much muscle coordination. In fact, as Bruce Kelly, C.S.C.S., owner of Fitness Together in Media, Pennsylvania, points out, …

Get Healthy in Time for Your Wedding

One of the smartest ways to make sure you look your best on your wedding day is by <i>feeling</i> your best. But it's not always that simple to tone muscle, drop extra weight, and fight annoying belly bloat. Luckily for you, we've outlined a guide with tips from top health and fitness experts, to help you …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

7 Women Explain Exactly How They Lost Weight Without Going On Crazy Diets

Yep, totally possible.<p>It might be the least-fun "would you rather" in existence: Would you rather <i>not</i> be hangry all the time, or lose 10 pounds?<p>Luckily, you don't have to play that cruel game if you're looking for a way to lose weight. These women are proof: Instead of going on a trendy crash diet …

4 Moves for Lean Legs and a Tight Butt

A stronger bottom half starts here.<p>You can target all the muscles that make up your bum and your legs—your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips, inner thighs, calves—in this four-exercise workout. Basically, if you don't want a super-tight butt and hella-toned legs, stop reading now.<p>Yeah, we figured …

Muscle

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Take a deep breath…then launch into week two of our 28-day training plan with celeb trainer David Kirsch!<p>Congrats—you're one week into the 28-Day, Whole-Body Challenge! How are you feeling? You should already sense a little bit of a transformation as your body starts shaping up and your muscles …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Easy Ways to Lose Weight Before Your Wedding

Finding the time to get to the gym every other day while planning one of the biggest moments of your life is nearly impossible. In-home workouts cut down on the travel time and keep you closer to home (where you might be needed), but even that takes away from the energy you will need for tastings, …