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How To Support A Partner With Depression: Reddit Users Share Their Tips

#7: Don’t forget to take care of yourself.<p>When a partner is suffering from depression, it can be difficult to know how to help them while staying …

Study Skills

These Simple, Powerful Reminders Kept One Woman On Track To Lose 45 Pounds

After years of crash diets and exercise programs, it was only when Helen Woldemichael shifted her mindset to a place of positivity and consistency …

Fitness

6 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than Jogging

Step up your sweat sesh.<p>Shutterstock<p>When you want to get in shape, no doubt you think about lacing up your sneaks and pounding the pavement. You may have heard that the average person torches 100 calories per mile out there, so it seems like an effective way to shed fat fast. And it is—don't get us …

Exercise

3 ways you might be slowing your metabolism—and how to jump-start it again

Even if you think you’re living your healthiest life—starting your day with a smoothie, religiously making time in your busy schedule to work out—you …

What we know about perineal tearing, and how to reduce it during childbirth

A common fear women have when contemplating having a baby is whether the birth will tear the tissues between the vagina and anus, also known as the …

The Best And Worst Salad Toppings, According To Nutritionists

Salads are a go-to healthy lunch choice, but it's what you pile on top of those greens that separates the hearty from the heavy. “The word salad …

Nutrition

The Cheapo Product That Could Cure Your Acne (and So Much More)

Make tea tree oil a part of your routine.<p>Nature's Bounty<p>Tired of spending all your money on a bunch of hair and skin products, only to end up with an overflowing cabinet and the same old issues? Save face (and space) with tea tree oil, the $6 miracle worker that can help with everything from …

Skin Care

8 Carby Snacks That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Cereal is not the enemy.<p>Shutterstock<p>If you're trying to lose weight, you’ve probably shunned carbs at some point (especially when it comes to snacks). But while refined carbs like Goldfish crackers and Pop-Tarts can spike your blood sugar and derail your weight-loss goals, your body actually needs …

7 reasons why your face is puffy

Woke up looking like a puffer fish? While you know that chugging back a few cocktails or gaining weight can make your face look puffier than usual, there are a few other, more surprising reasons why you might be swollen. Here, Rosalyn Stewart, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins …

Medicine

6 Reasons Why Your Workout Feels Freakin’ Miserable | Women's Health

Every day you bound into the gym and tackle your workout with zest. <i>You love this!</i> Oh no? Yeah, we feel the same way.<p>Maybe you feel like a spandex-clad slug once in a while—or it’s becoming more and more common.<p>Don’t just drag yourself to the gym and hope something has changed, though. Here’s how to …

The 4 Lube Ingredients That Should NEVER Come Near Your Vagina | Women's Health

Glycerin, a sugar alcohol, increases the osmolality of the lube (a technical way to describe the measure of how much of one substance has been dissolved in another substance). A high level of glycerin isn't good, says Strgar. Too much of this sugar alcohol can lead to bacterial growth and …

Turns out there are a bunch of totally normal reasons you have a lumpy boob

It’s totally normal to panic when you feel something unusual in your boobs. You probably immediately think breast cancer, but that isn’t always the …

Reproductive Medicine
Mental Health

Get Smart: 6 Brain-Boosting Activities to Add to Your Day

I have two uncanny skills: catching items that come flying my way, and remembering names. I take a certain pride in the latter, and can even recall the names of people whom I haven’t met but who played a part in an anecdote—my husband’s new intern, Sophie, my mother’s Move & Groove teacher, James. …

Johns Hopkins University

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

What to Eat, What to Take, and What to Avoid<p>The Only Way to Combat the Inflammation Epidemic<p>If you trawl through medical data long enough and hard …

Wellness

If Women Said What They Were Actually Thinking At The Gyno

Going to the gynecologist can be wildly uncomfortable ― not only do you have to discuss your sexual history with a relative stranger, but that stranger also has to look inside of you, often with intimidating metal tools.<p>A new BuzzFeed video puts a hilarious spin on those appointments by having all …

Gynecologist

The MIT Startup Giving Indian Women Access To Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

What began as a class project at MIT has taken a life of its own in India as a full-on startup, with the aim of bringing one million affordable, biodegradable, sanitary pads — made of banana fiber — to rural women in India.<p>Saathi Pads started out as a design for a sanitary pad machine in Amrita …

Women's News (India)

Olympian Fu Yuanhui reveals shocking truth: Women get periods!

A swimmer astounds the world by acknowledging menstruation in a post-competition interview<p>Women have been competing at the Olympic games for 116 years now. They've been swimming in them for almost as long. And guess what? They've been getting their periods the whole time. Yet when China's Fu …

Menstruation

6 Super High Protein Snacks That You Need In Your Life

It’s no secret that protein is key if you want to stay fuller for longer, keep your energy levels up, build and repair muscle, and have healthy skin, …

10 Reasons Why You Should Masturbate Tonight

One in five men indulge in self-love at least four times a week. But only 5% of women between the ages of 25 and 29 do the same, according to Indiana University's National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. And that's the group of women who solo sex themselves the most!<p>What are you waiting for, …

Menstruation

3 Homemade Foot Scrubs for Soft & Silky Heels

<b>These feet were made for walking but did you know that the skin on our feet is a very delicate part on our body? Today guest blogger, Farheen Salman,</b> …

Skin Care

5 Stretches You Should Do Every Morning

Many of us spend our nighttime hours flailing from side to side, flipping from stomach to back, yanking covers, doubling flat pillows, putting on socks, taking socks off, etcetera, etcetera. So it shouldn't be all that surprising that we wake up feeling a little bit…discombobulated. And even those …

Yoga

5 clever tricks to help your make-up last all day long

You’ve perfected that even-toned base, swiped on that mascara and put on your favourite nude lipstick, ready to face the day. Except, by the time you …

8 Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips Registered Dietitians Swear By

<b>Step 1: Shop with a plan.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Healthy eating starts with choosing the right ingredients--it's way easier to make a nutritious meal if your kitchen is already stocked with amazing seasonal produce, affordable proteins, and healthy whole grains. But when you're grocery shopping …

Nutrition

10 meals to build muscle on a low-carb diet

BLT Summer Rolls with Avocado<p>Serves 4<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>8 slices bacon<p>1/2 - 1 large tomato<p>1/2 - 1 avocado<p>4 rice paper wrappers<p>4 large butter lettuce leaves<p>8 …