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Single-Ingredient Beauty Products With Major Results

Reading the ingredient labels on beauty products can be like catapulting into a PhD-level chemistry class. Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate? …

11 Must-Know Oral Sex Tips from Real Women

"Any time my jaw or neck needs a break, I pull back and just focus on the tip. If you have plenty of lube or saliva, you can keep pumping with your hands while you circle, lick, and suck on the tip. Best of both worlds—for both of you!" <i>—Anne G.</i><p>"There's this little spot where the shaft meets the …

8 Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own

Because with the right tools, getting a flawless look is so. Much. Easier.<p>When it comes to the world of makeup brushes, it's easy to feel a little lost. It can feel like every brush is essential to your makeup success—but they can be expensive! So we asked Los Angeles-based makeup artist Kimberley …

4 Restorative Yoga Poses That Help You Relax and Unwind

Pleas says there are three key steps to restorative yoga: Relax your body and muscles; slow, lengthen and deepen your breath; and calm your mind. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean turn your brain off completely (or any of these 10 hilarious stages of trying to meditate for the first time!). “A …

10-Minute Yoga for Stress Relief

If you are feeling overwhelmed by an endless to-do list, constant emails filling your inbox, or just generally stressed out, consider a 10-minute yoga break instead of a 10-minute coffee break. These four simple and effective yoga postures and deep breathing will help you feel calm, relaxed, and …

Fight Burnout at Work With This Quick Yoga Routine

<i>By Sara Angle,</i> SELF<p>I sit at a desk <i>ALLLL</i> day, as do most of my colleagues (we're not at the gym all day, swear.) And what better way to stretch it out than with a few yoga poses? (We have staffers who swear by it for morning efficiency.) So needless to say I was excited when I learned about a new …

Guided Meditations

Share this<p>For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, stream or download the guided meditations below. Recorded …

Mindfulness

Yoga Poses for Beginners: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

The Yoga Poses for Beginners library serves as a comprehensive intro guide to the most popular yoga poses and sequences.<p>Becoming familiar with and …

Yoga

5 Guided Meditations

best-selling<p>Class Rating<p>$19.99 USD<p>Five guided meditations that affect every aspect of your life<br>• Ways to change your state of consciousness for reduced …

Meditation for Anger, Forgiveness, Self-Control - How to Meditate for Beginners - BEXLIFE

Relax - Buddhist Meditation Music - Zen Garden - Kokin Gumi

25 min of Deep Meditation Music for Healing, Stress Relief and Relaxation

101 Beauty Tips Everyone Should Know

There are about a million beauty tips floating around out there on the internet—but that definitely doesn’t mean we should be following every single …

6 Crazy Long-Lasting Makeup Essentials

We’ve all been there: you hit the town and catch a glimpse of yourself in the taxi cab’s rearview mirror—cue the Kevin McCallister-style scream—you’re greeted by face full of slip-sliding makeup. Rather than pulling off mission impossible (a covert makeup touchup in the backseat of a moving vehicle), use these long-lasting products to look impeccably fresh—no reapplications required.<p>Makeup stays put when skin is properly primed. We set the stage for a gorgeous face with Paul & Joe Beauté’s …

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

Perfume for Your Closet: DIY Linen Spray

Perfume can perk you up, but if you’re behind on laundry, you’ll need more than a dab behind the ears! Thankfully, it’s easy to whip up a batch of …

4 Ways To Make Your Travel Beauty Kit Smaller

With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re always thinking about how to pack lighter. There are many ways to keep your beauty bag from taking …

Dried Out? Here Are 3 Must-Have Oils For Silky Smooth Skin And Hair

For me, fall and winter are all about sipping red wine, gazing at the beautiful changing trees, and—oh, the buzzkill: dry skin and an itchy scalp! …

Hair Care

26 Eating Habits Of People Living On A Tight Budget

We've all been there: You have a wild weekend of great fun (i.e. drinking, eating, not paying attention to your spending) and you wake up in a daze on Sunday. You decide to take a glance at your bank account and sadness ensues. You have to pay rent this week and you're not getting your next …

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Beauty Buys Under $10!

This week, the Makeup Wars gals are taking a look at our <b>Top 10 beauty Buys under $10</b>…and surprisingly, there are alot of them! Editing the list down …

Women's Health

13 Things That Are Only True in Porn<p>#3 is so true.<p>Just like your love life doesn’t resemble a Nicholas Sparks movie, your sex life is probably a far cry from what you see in porn. And while it’s fine to use porn to help spice things up—both solo and with your partner—it’s crucial to remember that …

5 Closet Staples Under $150

The five closet staples every twentysomething should own.<p>The perfect wardrobe always starts with the basics, and we've put together a list of the essentials. From nude heels to a tailored blazer, these five pieces are the building blocks to your closet.

How Celebrities Get Spotlight-Worthy White Teeth

When your face is your moneymaker, sparkly white teeth are absolutely essential. As much as we’ve been led to believe that celebrities are just born …

Sex Toys: The 4 Most Popular Sex Toys in America

<b>Couples Enhancer Ring</b><br>Adam & Eve's No. 1 sex toy is designed specifically for pairs: It slides around his penis and family jewels to create a stronger erection, and the vibrations hit against your clitoris when he thrusts. But that’s not the only way to use it. “This type of toy is fun because you …

The Best Bras to Wear Under Backless, Strapless, and Other Tricky Tops

That halter dress or backless blouse has been hanging in your closet, waiting for its moment in the limelight, for far too long. Hey, we get it: It's hard to figure out what bra...

Quick Fitness Tips: How to Look Thinner in Under 10 Seconds

<b>Rib Cage Up:</b> Weak upper-back muscles often angle your chest downward and make your boobs look droopy. Lift your sternum (the breast bone in your chest) a few inches to elongate your torso.<p><b>Pelvis Parallel:</b> Think of your pelvis as a bucket full of water. When your hips tilt forward or you lift your …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

Fall Slow-Cooker Recipes

Cooking

10 Great Los Angeles Bars With Truly Excellent Food

The interior at El Carmen<p>Chris Jolly<p>El Carmen is a tequila bar serving stick-to-your-ribs Mexican fare. The tables are bar-sized; the lighting is …

How to Instantly Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or</b> …