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2 startups that are trying to destroy the banks just joined forces

The challenger bank Metro Bank has just struck a deal with Zopa, one of the UK's biggest peer-to-peer consumer lenders, to lend money over Zopa's platform. The amount lent wasn't disclosed, but a source told Business Insider it was around "millions a month."<p>The pair signalled their ambition in the …

19 Tips to Boost Confidence Right Now, Because You're Awesome

Like finding the perfect pair of jeans or getting to inbox zero, confidence is a pretty elusive thing. But without it, it’s all too easy to fall down …

Holiday Beauty Survival Guide

'Tis the season of cocktail parties and calories. Here, tips to look and feel great through the late nights (and the next morning).<p><b>Stay-Slim Secrets</b> <b><br>Rule #1: Snack Before The Party</b><br>"Never go into a high-calorie situation hungry, because it means you're going to be vulnerable, "says Stephen Gullo, a …

Victoria’s Secret Newcomer Romee Strijd Shares Her Fitness Routine and Workout Playlist

Fresh off a four-day boxing camp in Tulum, model <b>Romee Strijd</b> is the proverbial picture of good health. “I thought I would be so exhausted, but now I have more energy than ever,” says the Dutch stunner, who dropped by the <i>Vogue</i> offices last week, of the intensive thrice-daily sparring sessions she …

A New Project Reveals the Truth About Sugar

SugarScience wants to help us break our addiction.<p>A new initiative from the University of California San Francisco called SugarScience is here to give us all a wake-up call when it comes to sugar: We're eating way too much of the stuff—19.5 teaspoons a day on average when the recommended intake is …

Diabetes

The Best New Indoor Workouts for Winter: 8 Cross-Training Classes to Keep You Fit This Season

In _Vogue’_s November issue, we celebrate the latest fitness studios from coast to coast that are creatively blending classic cardio methods with cult body-sculpting techniques, from barre classes to kickboxing. And what better time to take a favorite endorphin-boosting regimen indoors than the …

Exercise

The Best Free Yoga Videos for Beginners

It’s easy to fall off the yoga practice bandwagon. There are so many things that can keep you away from the studio—staying late at work, forgetting …

Yoga

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …