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Carb cycling is an easy way to keep your weight in check. Eat foods low in carbohydrates on days you're less active and eat more carb-rich foods on …

Nutrition

Five of the best cat breeds for families

Find out what breeds of cat make for a great family pet.<p>Ah cats; they're the stars of the internet and hold a special place in many hearts all over …

Pets

We asked each other 36 questions to fall in love. Then we broke up.

Our first weekend as a couple, my boyfriend and I asked each other those 36 questions to fall in love, which appeared in a New York Times Modern Love column last year. We’d been friends for years and were giving things a shot, romantically.<p>In answering those questions — which covered our lives’ …

Relationships

Beg! Sit! Fetch! How to successfully train your cat

Who on earth trains cats? Trained lions and tigers used to be a staple of circuses, until public opinion turned against them. But why would anyone want to train their pet cat, except to show off to their friends? There is, in fact, a serious purpose: training can improve not just your relationship …

Train By Heart Rate Or Pace Zone—When Is Either Appropriate?

Unless you’ve taken a running hiatus, you’ve noticed that it’s summertime, it’s hot, and running is lot tougher right now at a given pace! If you’ve …

Saying Goodbye to Ernest, the Cat Who Saved My Life

My first cat died suddenly at the age of 5. Ernest was an extraordinary creature—one who helped rescue this writer from the darkness of severe …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

Healthy Eating

French Artist Illustrates 22 Mind Blowing Trompe-L’oeil Illusions on Boring City Walls

Talented street artist Patrick Commecy, from France creates mind-bending hyper realistic murals to ornate boring, gritty and unattended building …

A Panel of Dermatologists and Experts Think These are the Most Effective Green Beauty Products Out There

The best all-natural makeup, hair, and skin saviors on the market.<p>When ELLE kicked off our annual eco-beauty awards 10 years ago, we wanted to recognize the handful of companies that were committed to using all-natural ingredients and making the world a better place. Fast-forward a decade, and the …

8 Week Beginner Run/Walk Half Marathon Training Plan - Women's Running

If done correctly, it is possible to “crash train” for a half marathon. Whether it’s an injury, an illness, work stress or scheduling that threw you …

How your hips could be causing injuries

Runners with injuries frequently come to see physiotherapist Dr Brian Noehren clutching their shoes and orthotics, and telling him about the …

Mental Health

4 Ways to Beast Your Morning Run Without Feeling Tired

What's the right way to tackle a morning run without wasting time or putting your body at risk? From fueling-up to warming-up, here's how to run …

Nutrition

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Run/Walk 5K Training Program

This eight-week 5K training program is designed for run/walkers who want to build up to running a 5K race (3.1 miles). The program assumes that you …

7 Great Apps for Stress Relief

​Stressed out? From tips on mindfulness and mediation to soothing sounds that help with sleep, here are seven apps to help you lead a zen …

Apps

All You Need, You Already Have

There is a famous stone water basin (or “tsukubai”) outside of the even more famous Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, with four characters that read: “ware …

Happiness

7 Small Ways To Get A Little Fitter This Week

Quick and painless ways to squeeze some fitness into your life.

Meditation Can Change At Least 1/3 Of Your Life, Here’s Why

For those of us who have tried meditation, we understand how beneficial it is to our overall health, and particularly for our mental health. For …

17 Easy Tricks For Anyone Who Cooks Vegetarian Food

And no, this is not just about tofu.

Food

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine

Smoothies seem to be everywhere you turn. They are on the shelves in the produce section of your grocery store, blended up at your local Starbucks and coffee shops, and smoothie and juice chains and shops. They might even be blended up in your very own kitchen. Recipes can be found on food blogs, …

Healthy Eating

16 Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands You Should Know About

It’s not all bad.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

What's your gut type? And why you should care

Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, once said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. ‘So it makes sense, then, that healing begins there as well,’ says nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.<p>As author of the new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems</i>, he believes that …

The Best Way to Move on After a Breakup

The ability to find a silver lining in the midst of bad news may seem beyond your grasp. Your partner has left you for someone else, you’ve been …

Psychology

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Lowering Expectations

Most people in my community know that I am a runner. I go out on a run several times a week and do a lot of the 5K and 10K road races in the area. Often when I see someone at the grocery store or at a meeting, I always get the comment "I see you out running all the time. I wish I could run." My …

Time I

Try These 3 Techniques To Make Breathing On The Run Easier

When we head out for a run, proper breathing might not be at the forefront of our mind. “Runners think about training their heart and legs, but they …

New York City

9 Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

You give yourself at-home facials and cleanse with oils...sometimes, and yet your skin just doesn’t have that glow (you know the one we’re talking about). What gives?<p>Instead of always resorting to your tried-and-true acne remedies, it may be time to shake up your beauty routine—literally. Because …

How To Build A Smoothie For Glowing Skin & Optimal Digestion

Starting the morning out with a nourishing breakfast is key to setting yourself up for a productive and healthy day.<p>With the right combination of …

3 Recipes for Increased Recovery

Recovery is an important part of any workout or training cycle. Included in the process of recovering from a workout are proper nutrition, sleep, …

Nutrition