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Sen. Bob Corker: Paying Ransom Money Only Encourages ISIS

After the parents of Kayla Mueller criticized the U.S. policy of not paying ransom for hostages, one high-ranking Republican responded Sunday morning by saying negotiating with terrorists only encourages more violence.<p>“I can't imagine a greater thing for a parent than knowing that your child is …

5 Relationship Rules You Should Stop Following Immediately

Your mom/dad/best friend/grandmother might have meant well, but…<p>Let’s face it: Most of our friends, family, and co-workers are not actual relationship experts, despite the frequency with which they dole out advice. Some of their "wise" words are obviously outdated ("Wait three days to call after a …

Credit Card Debt

The Eyeliner Trick That Will Completely Transform Your Look

You won't believe your eyes.<p>Women's Health <i>recently announced our 2014 Beauty Award-winning products. Now we're partnering with the social beauty platform Preen.Me to source the most gorgeous makeup looks created with them.</i><p>It's no secret that eyeliner can turn tired eyes into your most flattering …


6 Reasons Your Vagina Hurts

Your lady parts will thank you for reading this.<p>There’s the kind of down-there pain that follows over-zealous sex—but then there are other types that are a bit more serious. And unlike diagnosing, say, high cholesterol, identifying what's causing your hoo-ha to hurt isn't always easy. Mary Jane …

Women's Health

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 Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …


12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Tune in to these complexion clues.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They're experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If …

Skin Care

Stretch Marks: What Really Causes Them

Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>If you’re loading up on cocoa butter to ward off pregnancy-related stretch marks, you might want to save your money: As it turns out, genetics can seriously increase your odds of getting stretch marks, according to …

See a Doctor if Your Pee Looks, Smells, or Feels Like This

<b>You Notice Cloudiness</b><br>Consider it a tip-off to the presence of bacteria that could indicate a urinary tract infection (UTI). “The cloudiness comes from the excretion of bacteria and leukocytes, which are cells that fight infection,” says Phillips. Even if you otherwise feel fine and have no UTI …

How to Exfoliate Every Single Body Part—the Right Way

Get softer skin—from head to toe<p>Whether you break out on the regular or have rough patches on your feet, exfoliation (removing the outermost layer of dead skin) could be the key to combating your most trying skin issues. Top derms share their tried-and-true tips for sloughing off—so that you can …

How to Make a Thrifty Wardrobe Look Expensive

You brilliant shopper, you!<p>Everyone wants to look like a million bucks. But not everyone is able to drop a cool mill for the latest trends—so it’s a good idea to have a thriftier game plan. Buying lower-cost clothing at places like Forever 21, Target, and H&M can save you a considerable amount of …


11 Things That Make You GREAT in Bed

Consider this your better-sex boot camp<p>Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a working knowledge of 52 sex positions or a background in porn to be ridiculously good in bed. Instead, it comes down to more subtle (and realistic) factors that you may already posses. And if you don't, we're here …

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14 Stages of Comfortable in a Relationship

Or how to tell if you've reached THAT point in your bond.<p>Relationships tend to follow a continuum of comfortableness. One day you're doing the fake reach for the check after dinner, and the next you're playing rock, paper, scissors to choose who will make the trip to Chipotle for lunch. Clearly …

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6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …


9 Weight-Loss Tips for Crazy-Busy People

Too frenzied to make healthy eating choices? These tactics make it easy.


7 Ways to Get Your Butt Back in Gear When You're Feeling Zero Motivation to Work Out

How to keep laziness, burnout, and forgotten gym shoes from standing in the way of your workout.


3 Basic Beauty Tricks Every Woman Should Master

Basic has never looked so good.<p>Don't you wish you could roll out of bed in the morning and not have to worry about putting on a full face of makeup? It's totally possible—in fact, that's what all of the models who walked the runway at luxury cashmere brand Naadam's Fall/Winter 2015 show at New York …


10 Quick and Easy Hairstyles You Haven't Tried

Refresh your look with one of these novel styles


6 Reasons Your Hair Is Thinning

Address these problems to score a thicker, fuller mane.<p>The signs of thinning hair are pretty straightforward: extra hair in the drain and on your brush, your hair tie looping around more times than normal. But the question remains: <i>Why?</i> We asked Vinnie Ferrara, a member of the design team for Nioxin …

Hair Care

11 Places Where You Need to Have Sex at Some Point in Your Life

Don't knock 'em til you try 'em<p>You know that reccurring sex dream you have about getting it on under the stars with your partner (or, you know, Ryan Gosling)? Well we think you should totally make that a reality—the outdoors part that is. And we’re not the only ones. Expanding your sexual …

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6 Foods That Boost Your Mood AND Help You Lose Weight

Stop diet-induced hanger dead in its tracks with these feel-good foods.<p>It's one of the biggest problems with trying to drop pounds: Cutting back on calories leaves you lethargic and just all-around cranky. So we asked Lisa Young, Ph.D., R.D., adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University …

12 Dating Tips That Will Transform Your Love Life

Take notes, ladies.

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

See you never, extra pounds!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>Whether you recently had a baby or the scale has slowly been creeping up over the years, when you have 50, 100, or more pounds to lose, the task can seem so daunting that you're …


9 Ways Stress Messes With Your Body

The side effects of stress might be scarier than whatever you're worried about.

Women's Health

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …


6 Ways to Have A Better, Happier Morning

Even if you're not a morning person, you can still make your a.m. something to smile about.

8 Fascinating Facts About Your Butt

Some of them are pretty kick-ass—but others might bum you out a bit (sorry, we had to!)

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you


Do You Have OCD—or Are You Just Really Anal-Retentive?

Allow us to explain the difference.<p>You obsess over missed texts. You compulsively clean. But are you OCD? The odds would suggest no.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects only about 1.6 percent of American adults, according to the National Institutes of Health. And while people do suffer from …

Mental Health