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5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

Food

Why You Barely Look Like You Exercise—Even Though You Work Out a Ton

What to do when you're on a fitness boat to nowhere<p>Let's just get this out of the way: Sweating on the reg doesn't always translate to tight abs and a toned butt. You could be doing the wrong routine for your body—not that we can blame you: "We're overwhelmed by new studies, fad workouts, and …

How Normal Is It for Sex to Hurt?

The number of women who are saying ow instead of ahh.<p>Sex may be pretty much synonymous with pleasure, but that doesn't mean that the experience is always pain-free. If getting it on makes you feel things in an "ouch" kind of way, you're not alone. According to a new study published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Women's Health

9 Ways to Wake Up with Absolutely Gorgeous Skin

It’s easier than ever to get glowing while you sleep.<p><i>This article was written by Taylor Bryant and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>Sleeping masks aren't anything new. They were first introduced by our always ahead-of-the-curve South Korean friends a few years back. Since their arrival on …

Skin Care

Think You Don't Have Allergies? Here's A Simple Flowchart To Help You

Here’s an all-too-familiar springtime scenario: The sounds of incessant sneezing and coughing echo throughout your office, and the force with which your coworker blows her nose rattles your desk. Peering over the cubicle wall, you see her swollen eyes and ruddy skin.<p>It’s surprising, then, that …

How Concussions Can Lead to Poor Grades

When it comes to concussions, the biggest question, especially on the minds of parents of student-athletes, is whether and when their child should …

Concussion

4 Ways You're Being Lazy Without Even Realizing It

How to nip your secret procrastination techniques in the bud<p>So you pinky-swear you're not a procrastinator, right? Still, certain moments can turn even the most punctual people into delayers, says procrastination researcher Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D. Over time, these seemingly insignificant habits could …

For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

Terri Bradford has suffered debilitating headaches all her life. Some days the pain is so bad, she says, "By 11 o'clock in the morning, I'm on the couch in a darkened room with my head packed in ice."<p>"I've had two spinal taps; I've had so many nerve blocks I've lost count." - Terri Bradford<p>Over the …

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

Nutrition

Why You Should Be Looking At Your Vagina On the Regular

Permission to get up close and personal with your lady-parts, granted!<p>We spent a lot of time talking about vaginas this year—but you should be doing more than just talking about your nether-region. It's also smart to take a good look at what you're working with down there on a regular basis. "It's …

Women's Health

Fitness vacations favor fun, adventure over weight loss | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness vacations have ventured far from the fat farm.<p>A man practices yoga on the beach in Fortaleza July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman<p>Today’s fit-focused travelers want to pair exercise with escapades and fitness with fun, whether it’s yoga among the sea turtles, bootcamp on …

Bruce Jenner 'Is in Seventh Heaven' About Sharing His Transition Story

Everyone was buzzing about Bruce Jenner‘s recent revelation that he’s transitioning from male to female at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City …

LGBTQI

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation