Lana Ackar

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If Schmidt Quotes Were Motivational Posters

There's nothing more inspiring than New Girl's weirdly lovable, insecure narcissist.

Transparent's Jill Soloway on Inventing the Female Gaze - Ms. Magazine Blog

You don’t watch the new show, “Transparent,” as much as you mainline it. Like me, you may plan to just watch one episode of the season before bed on …

A Recipe For Fat Flush Water (It Literally Flushes Fat)

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Policymakers and mental health providers are convinced that mental illness is organically formed or genetic. But there are 11 other …

How to Lose 10+ Pounds in 7 Days — HealthDigezt.com

7 Day Diet Plan<p>The Secret to this diet is the FOOD EATEN TAKES MORE CALORIES TO BURN than it gives to the body in calorie value.<p>It will flush your …

Diets

50 Tangible Ways to Practice Self-Love

Photo Credit Jason Schembri<p>I've gotten requests from a lot of women who have said, "OK, I'm working on thinking more positively, but I'd love to have more tangible ways to practice self-love right now."<p>I get that.<p>Self-love is not just a concept in our heads. In my work, I talk a lot about releasing …

30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>I was the kid in high school who <i>agonized</i> over whether I had interacted with the popular girls the …

Books

5 Things Confident Women Do Differently

We all know those women — the ones who stride with an air of grace into a room. They’re not always the thinnest, prettiest, or smartest. They’re not …

4 Creative Fashion Films You Need to See

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from fashion, it’s to expect the unexpected. The spectacle that is fashion week transpired in New York, London and …

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read

While it would be great if we were past the whole "banning books" thing, the fact remains that hundreds of books have their places in libraries or on school reading lists challenged each year.<p>According to the American Library Association, books are most commonly challenged for being "sexually …

The Plus Side

Full-figured fashion gets a new look.<p>I attended a runway show at New York Fashion Week this year, and I managed to get a very good seat—in the front row, right where the models made their turns. As is often the case in fashion, the best part was not <i>where</i> I was sitting but with whom: two of the …

The 10-Minute Gentle Yoga Routine That Can Help You Lose Weight

We rise in the morning with the best of intentions, but without actually setting an intention, it can be hard to stick with even the simplest plan. This 10-minute series, created by yoga teacher Jillian Pransky, helps you get laser-focused on your own breath—something you can go back to (instead of …

Hormonalna joga: prirodan put do hormonalnog balansa

Dinah Rodrigues, diplomirani psiholog, učitelj joge i Qi-gonga, koja je godinama proučavala različite stilove joge, tehnike disanja, tibetanske …

5 Daily Habits Of Happy Women

Healthy everyday moves that boost your mood<p>Need a mood boost? Don't wait for a trip to Paris or a winning lottery ticket to feel happier. New research shows that small everyday habits make a big difference in your ability to cultivate a positive attitude. Weave these daily happiness habits into …

This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

Too much fat weighs down not just your body, but also your brain.<p>Obesity harms most organs in the body, and new research suggests the brain is no …

Diabetes

A Midlife Awakening

Weight struggles and body image issues have plagued me ever since I can remember. Time and again I've lost weight only to gain it right back and then some. It was a frustrating, soul-sucking, cycle that I was desperate to get out of.<p>But about eight months ago... I woke up.<p>I started working out six …

17 things that change forever when you live abroad

<i>I originally wrote and published this article in Spanish.</i><p>As we brace ourselves to move abroad for the third time in a few years, I look back and I …

All You Is Now a Part of Southern Living

All You, a destination for the value-minded women looking to live well for less, is closing its doors–but don’t worry, you will still be able to find …

What Are You Reading in August? Here are Some Suggestions

It's truly daunting how many books flood the shelves every month. So going forward, we're going to comb through the catalogs and pluck out some …

When You're In a Good Relationship, You Learn These 10 Things

I'd had serious relationships before meeting my fiancé, with a couple lasting for years. I thought I was an adult; I thought I knew how to be a great girlfriend. Meeting someone I had a serious connection with taught me that nothing I had experienced before was real. True love feels different than …

6 Dating Rules That Never Should Have Been

When it comes to courting and dating, popular longstanding advice suggests that until the fish is on the hook, it is beneficial to adhere to certain "rules."<p>These rules seem to offer a recipe for finding commitment and true romantic partnership, but what they invariably deliver is lopsided loving. …

10 Lessons My Grandmother Taught Me

The best thing about moving far away is being able to live in a different city, a different atmosphere and a different culture. The worst thing about moving far away is not being able to be there for those when you need to be. When I first received the news that my grandmother, the strong and …

The 12 Best Things EVER About Being Single

All the single ladies, all the single ladies...<p>Relationships are great, but being single has its own set of amazing perks. So if you need a reminder of how awesome your solo status can be, read on:<p><b>Your "recommended" selection on Netflix is actually for you.</b> No one else's TV preferences can …

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

You'll love these feel-good moves if you wear pumps all day long.<p>There's nothing like a pair of killer heels to make you feel put-together, confident, and sexy as hell. But wearing heels day in and day out can do a number on your feet, ankles, and calves. Here's what we mean: When you wear heels, …

9 Of The Best Shops For Affordable, Quality Work Clothes

We know you're currently busy freely browsing the internet, but we're interrupting to remind you of the hard truth: The majority of your week is …

7 Reasons You Should Take Better Care of Yourself

I was 22.<p>Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job.<p>I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while.<p>About a year …