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Here's What Happens When You Don't Eat Enough Food to Fuel Your Workout

Get out those waffle fries, ladies. (Or like a protein shake. Whatevs.)<p>Women are getting fitter. Since 1972, participation in sports by girls and young women has grown 560 percent among high school students, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. That's awesome. We're all so active and I think …

Women's Sports

Pop Music, Teenage Girls and the Legitimacy of Fandom

<i>Photo via Instagram</i><p>There is no greater cultural crime a young girl can commit than loving pop music without apology. Forever marginalized as the screaming, crying Beatlemaniac, Directioner, or Swiftie, teen girl fandom in 2015 is more powerful and worthy of our respect than ever. Blogs, fan forums, …

11 Female Pop Songs About Self-Service Love

Female Pop Songs About Self-Service Love<p>Sisters are doin' it for themselves! Actually, scratch that—sisters <i>have</i> been doing it for themselves for a …

Pop Music

1980s and 1990s pop music videos - what does a 12-year-old make of them?

To most people they are iconic moments of pop history but imagine if you'd never heard Britney Spears sing Hit Me Baby One More Time or Wham's Wake …

It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

Albert Einstein

7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Brain Power + Sharpen Your Mind

Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the <i>quality</i> of your life within the time you have — and that includes keeping …

Meet Little Pudding, Oregon's Orphaned Otter Pup

A boisterous, squeaky River Otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Oregon, and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old …

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

Queen claimed ‘someone must have greased the brakes’ on hearing of Princess Diana’s car crash

The Queen exclaimed ‘Someone must have greased the brakes’ in reaction to hearing about Princess Diana's car crash, according to Ingrid Seward’s new book, ‘An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in Her Own Words’<p>The Queen’s initial reaction to news of Princess Diana’s car crash was that ‘someone must …

It's official, cats are better than dogs – science has confirmed it

Sorry dog lovers, cats are better than dogs - it's official. A study of 2,000 fossils has revealed that the felids are much better at surviving<p>Dog lovers aren't going to want to read this, but it is official. Cats are better than dogs - at surviving.<p>A study of 2,000 fossils has revealed that the …

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

Exercise

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Paper Towns: EW review

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>As the second installment in the John Green Cinematic Universe, <i>Paper Towns</i> bears all of the markings of the YA author’s patented brand …

Review: I Am Cait Shows What It's Like to Come Out With the Kardashians

Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Michael Sohn—DPA/AP<p>John Lamparski—Getty Images<p>Vanity Fair<p>U.S. Army/AP<p>AP<p>Ebet Roberts—Getty Images<p>Gary Miller—Getty …

LGBTQI

Meet the Adorable "Sea Bunny" Taking Over the Internet

Despite its cute and cuddly appearance, this little sea creature is actually a kind of slug.<p>Say hello to this week's Internet overlord, the fluffy-looking "sea bunny."<p>The animal isn't actually a tiny ocean-dwelling rabbit. The creature eliciting "awwws" around the world is a type of sea slug called</i> …

Mom Adopts All 4 Of Her Best Friend’s Daughters After She Died Of Brain Cancer

When Elizabeth Diamond was diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer in August 2014, she was worried about what might happen if she died. Her best …

Medicine

32 Bedazzled Wedding Dresses

Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.<p>Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.

What Happens When You Give A Tiny Puppy A Swimming Pool? This Is The Cutest Thing Ever!

Olivia is a Freelance Writer/Curator at LittleThings.com. She’s a Midwest gal who loves reading, crafty DIY projects, good coffee and teaching dance …

15 Secrets to Great Skin

The best buys for total complexion perfection.<p>The best buys for total complexion perfection. Plus, the top wipes, foams, and oils to remove makeup.

The Bizarre Story Of A Kickboxing Champ Who Joined ISIS Only To Be Killed By Them

In January of 2015, a Muay Thai fighter named Valdet Gashi left his German homeland and told friends he was headed to Thailand for training. He was only going for “a few months,” he said. But Gashi wasn’t headed to Thailand at all. In fact, Gashi had more sinister travel plans, one that would …

The 9 Worst Breakfasts for Your Waistline

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

How to Eat Sugar to Lose Weight

Nope, you don’t have to ditch the sweet stuff altogether to reach your weight-loss goals.<p>Okay, so mowing down a brownie after every meal isn’t going to do anything great for your weight-loss efforts (or health, for that matter)—but we're pretty sure you know that. What you might not be aware of is …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

The DNA of these real-life superhumans could be worth millions

Both conditions were caused by a combination of genetic mutations. While both conditions have negatively impacted the men's health at various points in their lives, researchers at pharmaceutical companies are paying through the roof to have access to their DNA, and that of others like them.<p>If the …

Taylor Swift Tells Nicki Minaj 'I Missed the Point' over VMA Nominations Twitter Exchange – and the Rapper Accepts Her Apology

Looks like Taylor Swift is hoping to “Begin Again” with Nicki Minaj.<p>The “Bad Blood” singer, 25, apologized to the rapper, 32, after the two …

Nicki Minaj

World's first birth from frozen ovary

Hope for hundreds of young cancer victims after doctors restore woman's fertility 14 years after chemotherapy<p>A woman has given birth after doctors restored her fertility using frozen ovary tissue removed in her childhood, in a world first which could give hope to hundreds of young cancer …

What a Young Mom Dying of Metastatic Breast Cancer Needs You to Know

"We are more than a pretty pink ribbon."<p>In 2012, when Holley Kitchen was 39 years old, she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. She fought that cancer for a year, and she thought she was done with it. Then she received a devastating diagnosis: stage IV metastatic breast cancer.<p>This past …