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Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

How to Build a Walk-In Shower in a Small Bathroom

Walk-in showers are popular DIY projects as they can be installed in tighter spaces than a tub and are safer to use for older family members.<p>Bathroom remodeling projects rank a close second to kitchens in popularity, as they can boost the value of your home and make a great universal design …

Home Improvement

20 Home Renovations You Can Make for $1K or Less

View Gallery<p>20 photos<p>gilaxia / Getty Images<p>You don’t have to spend big bucks to increase your home’s value. In fact, lower-cost home improvement …

What’s Really Behind India’s Rape Crisis

India and China both have a surplus of males, but only one country has an out-of-control rape epidemic.<p>On Feb. 23, 2016, an Indian woman, within …

What to know before getting married: 13 difficult questions couples need to ask

Deep in the wash of romantic love, it's hard to imagine life with your soulmate as being anything other than blissful. Before you say "I do," it's a smart idea to look at the practical issues behind uniting with someone for (hopefully) the rest of your life that might make you say "I don't."<p>"If you …

18 Tasty Ways to Eat Avocado

The avocado is the Taylor Swift of the produce aisle: trendy, loved by all, and a bit of an overachiever. Though the green pitted fruit can’t add …

Travelers share photos of the people they've met around the world

A place can leave a lasting impression, but architecture rarely makes an impact on a traveler the way a person can.<p>Perhaps that's why last month's …

Travel

3 Game-Changing Natural-Beauty Products I Discovered on My Trip to South Africa

When most people visit South Africa, they spend their time going on safaris, having barbecues (known as "<i>braais</i>"), or enjoying the scenic coastal drive to Chapman's Peak. When an <i>Allure</i> editor travels there, it's about all of that—plus scouting out the best local beauty products, of course. Such was …

12 Moms Describe the Most Embarrassing Thing That Happened While Giving Birth

Because no one describes childbirth as *glamorous*, per se.<p>Sure, for some women, birth is beautiful and empowering. For others, it is excruciating. Given the sweating and heavy breathing and bodily fluids and the way your body is very much on display, no one exactly describes it as <i>glamorous.</i> …

Ways The Experts Can Get YOUR Baby Wrong

Being a new parent is overwhelming. Throw in sleep deprivation and it can even make you a little crazy! Between book “experts,” doctors, …

7 Easy Easter Desserts for Busy Easter Bunnies

Hop to it with these deliciously simple Easter treats.<p>Easter desserts don't have to be complicated. From five-ingredient macarons to refreshing …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

10 Baby Gifts That Would Have Been Better Than These Onesies

Like clothes. Not for the baby. For me. Everything I put on is about five minutes away from being covered in spit-up.<p>My wife and I were fortunate to receive a lot of wonderful gifts at our baby shower, but we're currently using <i>none</i> of them. Four months into parenthood have left us with a pile of …

Amazingly Just Four Weeks Apart, These Two Women Show Just How Different Pregnant Bellies Can Look

Here’s proof positive why people shouldn’t judge anyone for their body.<p>Just four weeks apart in their pregnancies, fitness trainer Chontel Duncan and …

9 Breakfast Recipes Loaded with Vegetables

Roasted Veggie Frittata<p>Water-filled vegetables (like the zucchini in this recipe) can keep you feeling full, says an <i>American Journal of Clinical</i> …

6 Anti-Aging Skin-Care Ingredients Every Woman Should Be Using by 30

How young is too young to start an anti-aging regimen? According to Sherry Ingraham, M.D., it's a question that she fields almost daily at her dermatology practice in Texas. “If you think of sunscreen as the most important anti-aging product, you should start as soon as you possibly can!” she says. …

Skin Care

How to Choose and Use the Best Face Wash for Healthy, Great-Looking Skin

I used to think my mom’s 20-minute skin care regimen was overkill, but maybe she was onto something. Her face looks amazing and her skin is healthy …

Skin Care

Here Are The Most Memorable YouTube Moments In Recent Politics

Remember George Allen’s “Macaca” gaffe? That was a decade ago, believe it or not.<p>Though the Internet has changed politics irrevocably, it’s easy to take for granted. First there was Barack Obama’s social media-powered rise in 2008. Now, we’re watching heretofore impossible milestones: From Bernie …

Watch Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers' Behind-the-Scenes 'Paper Gods' Clip

Duran Duran made a behind-the-scenes video for Live Nation TV that takes viewers into the studio as they create their 14th album, <i>Paper …

A third of Japanese women have been sexually harassed at work, many by their boss

Almost a third of Japanese women say that they have been sexually harassed at work, with one in four facing unwanted physical contact, according to an extensive new survey published by a government institute (pdf in Japanese).<p>A quarter of the women said that the harassment was done by their …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists use ultrasound to restore memory in mice

Scientists in Australia have found that ultrasound can successfully treat mice by producing improved memories without suffering any damage to brain …

The 7 Best Things to Eat and Drink After Your Workout

You can do better than a Snickers bar.<p>Hitting the gym is just half the battle. Can't seem to put on more muscle? Too exhausted to come back the next day? Chances are, the problem isn't your fitness routine—it's what's on your plate. Below, seven powerhouse foods to make your workout count.<p>Whey<p><b>In</b> …

I’m A Hormone Expert. Here’s What I Eat In A Typical Day

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, bestselling author, and leading expert on hormones. That's why were thrilled to team up with her for a</i> …

Why forgiving others will improve your physical, emotional health

Your spouse cheated on you. Your business partner swindled you, or you had a falling out with a friend. When you’re profoundly hurt or betrayed, it …

How to Cleanse Your Body, Feel Great — And Not Starve Yourself in the Process

The idea of detoxing your body through a cleanse might sound good in theory, but starving it by only drinking pressed juice for three days straight …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

How I Lost 60 Pounds of Baby Weight Without a Gym Membership

After two kids, Brittney Malina lost the weight when she found a workout she loved.<p>The Lifestyle<p><b>Before:</b> 180 <b>After:</b> 118<p>I always loved salads and vegetables, and maintained a healthy weight for most of my life, but when I got pregnant with my first child, I gained 60 pounds. After she was born, the …

Fitness

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …