Monique Dowdy

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No Gym? No Problem! This Is the Perfect At-Home Workout to Bust Through Belly Fat

It can feel like "having abs" should be listed in the dictionary as a synonym for "impossible." It's notoriously hard to lose fat around your midsection. There are several reasons belly fat can be so tough to lose, including too much cortisol (the stress hormone), not getting enough sleep, and a …

Exercise

What the color of your urine says about your health and hydration

If you spot red in the toilet after relieving yourself, you may want to call a doctor.<p>Red urine could be a sign that there's blood in your pee, or that you have a urinary tract infection, prostate problems, kidney disease, a tumor, or some other condition. But if you recently ate beets, …

How to make Cheddar Bay Biscuit fried chicken

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Thanks, Commenters!</b><i>, in which we mine, borrow, and steal ideas put forth by</i> The Takeout<i>’s commentariat.</i><p>Last week, <i>The Takeout</i>’s Gwen Ihnat …

What's The Difference Between Children's Books In China And The U.S.?

What are the hidden messages in the storybooks we read to our kids?<p>That's a question that may occur to parents as their children dive into the new books that arrived over the holidays.<p>And it's a question that inspired a team of researchers to set up a study. Specifically, they wondered how the …

9 Things I Never Knew About Fitness Until I Became a Certified Personal Trainer

Somewhere around the beginning of 2016, I made a half-baked goal for the year ahead: I’d become a certified trainer. I had just found my groove in …

Family without heat says home warranty company hired F-rated contractor

ELWOOD, Ind. -- A family forced out of their home in the frigid temperatures say they believe their home warranty company is to blame for their …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

No, Your Abusive Boyfriend Doesn't Deserve Another Chance

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.<p>…

5 surprising things I wish I knew before I went gluten-free

1/<p>Being gluten-free is very expensive.<p>Shutterstock<p>As most specialty items are, gluten-free products are much more expensive than traditional …

January’s Fitness Challenge: Grab Onto That Pull-Up Bar

Pull-ups are hard, but together, we can make them a little more possible. Welcome to the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, where we’ll have a new goal …

If You Effing Suck at Applying False Lashes, Give These Ardell Ones a Try

When it comes to makeup, I consider myself pretty skilled. I can conceal and perfect my base, contour my cheeks to the gawds, and nail a damn good cat eye. But even though I've been able to master all the beauty basics, I f*cking suck at putting on fake lashes.<p>No matter how many tips or …

Makeup

Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election.<p>President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, wouldn't comment on the Election Commission's decision to bar …

Russia

This Liquid Lipstick Will Last Through Anything — & It's Natural

Liquid lipsticks are a no-fail option for almost any occasion that doesn't involve sitting on the couch in your underwear. The intense color is like …

Sephora's Best-Selling Beauty Products of 2017

Every month in 2017, we've rounded up the top-selling beauty products at Sephora. And every month we're as excited as you are, looking forward to opening that email to discover what those best-sellers are because sometimes they're expected (like a buzzy new launch such as Fenty Beauty or …

A Pro Makeup Artist Gave Us A Bunch Of Really Good Tips For Every Skill Level

'There Will Be More Violence.' A Florida Sheriff Is Trying to Stop a War Between Rival Biker Clubs

Authorities outside Tampa, Florida, are rushing to stop a potential war between rival motorcycle clubs after a local leader was assassinated on …

This Lip Liner Is Selling Out At Sephora – & Here's Why

<i>You always want what you can’t have — especially when it comes to beauty products. That’s why we’re getting the inside scoop from your favorite</i> …

HIV's Jump From Apes to Humans May Have Been Aided by an Unfortunate Deficiency

How it all began.<p>Nobody knows quite when it happened. But some time in our not too distant past, a chimpanzee version of a pathogen known as simian …

Emily Ratajkowski Found the Only Swimsuit You Should Wear at the Golden Hour

Ever since launching her swim line, Inamorata, Emily Ratajkowski's been showing off her many designs on Instagram. But the latest, a tie front one-piece in the prettiest shade of gold, was made to be photographed at sundown. From the way the light bounced off her Cardiff suit ($160), lending Emily …

Clothing

Adding These 7 Quick Changes to Your Morning Routine Can Make You Happier

This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.<p>Sometimes it’s the big things that make us happy—the birth of a …

This Is Exactly How Much Cardio You Should Be Doing If You Want to Lose Weight

Strength training, cardio, and a healthy diet are said to make up the perfect formula for weight loss. But sometimes it's hard to know how much you need of each category. In particular, the amount of cardio you need in order to lose weight has been up for debate — some people think you need a lot, …

Fitness

This Is Emmy's Rossum's Trick For Crazy-Poreless Skin

If anyone knows the value of makeup that works, it's celebrities. And who can blame them? With a million cameras going off every time they step foot on a red carpet, it's no surprise that stars (and their makeup artists) have to find the products that really deliver. Just check Gigi Hadid's trick …

Easy Christmas Snickerdoodles

Love cinnamon and sugar? You'll want to try this easy version of a classic cinnamon and sugar cookie. ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide Images<p>Expert …

Detox With the Beet and Feta Lettuce Wrap

Does your body need a cleanse? Then, this beet and feta lettuce wrap is for you. Beets are known for naturally cleansing the liver and purifying our blood from toxins. They may also help with improving stamina and overall well-being.<p>Oven-roasting the beets in advance is a huge time-saver. I …