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Running Could Help Mitigate The Negative Cognitive Effects Of Stress On The Brain

Running is a form of aerobic exercise that has a lot of benefits from building strong bones to improving cardiovascular fitness. Likewise, a new …

The Brain

How to Tone Your Muscles When You’re Doing Nothing

If there’s a savior of the Pilatespocalypse, it’s Julie Erickson. The first official Pilates trainer of the Knicks, Erickson is a staunch believer in …

Exercise

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

Fitness

10 Simple Ways to Actually Enjoy Running

Though he’s now a pro trail runner—a two-time national champion, in fact—David Roche didn’t naturally love the sport. “I will always remember my …

The Real Nanny Diaries

“His name is No-No, so I didn’t think I needed an explanation of his character.”<p>Claire, who asked that her last name not be used, is discussing a contrarian goat that’s the protagonist of a children’s story she has written. Like the dozen other women gathered in a back corner of the public library …

Parenting

This debut novel is an incisive portrait of gentrifying Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Naima Coster’s Halsey Street is an aching family drama.<p><i>Halsey Street</i>, a debut novel from Naima Coster, is a story about family, a story about art, and a story about gentrification; more specifically, it is a story about family splintering and evolving and art cracking and expanding under the …

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Zadie Smith's Swing Time

Zadie Smith writes novels with people as complicated as the ones we know in real life; her characters emerge from a stew of race, class, and culture. …

The complexities of passing for white

How a Harlem Renaissance actress negotiated bigotry and made her way in the movies<p>When African American actress Fredi Washington played a black girl …

Emotional Vampires Want to Drain Your Energy. Here's How to Stop Them

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Nutrition

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

Intermittent fasting was one of the biggest diet trends of 2017 — here's what you should know if you're planning to try it in the New Year

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked about diet trends in 2017.<p>There's the 5:2, where you eat what you want for five days of the week but restrict your calorie intake to just 500 a day on two days. There's also the 16:8, which sees you eat within an eight-hour period, then fast for the …

Nutrition

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of Canada's best cities, the world's design capital, and a remote, idyllic …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

I Was Bloated For an Entire Year Until I Started Doing These 4 Daily Things

What started out as what I thought was a tummy bug last year turned into months and months of extreme belly bloat, pain, and embarrassment. Multiple doctor's visits and test after test came up completely blank. No one knew what was wrong. They thought it might be IBS, but they didn't know how to …

Intermittent Fasting

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Big Ideas

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

Books

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

22 Helpful Products For Makeup Beginners

Quick and easy application is the name of the game!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

17 Life-Changing Makeup Charts With Tips From Rihanna's Actual Makeup Artist

Line the bottom lash line FIRST, for a most perfect wing!

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying of the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new ideas and new visions for the future. Think about Steve Jobs, …

A Normal Lost Phone and its sequel tell hard tales with heartbreaking realism

What happens when you dive deep into someone else’s phone?<p>2017 has been a varied and exciting year for games, but the two games that hit me the hardest brought me to a place I didn’t expect to go: inside someone else’s phone.<p><i>A Normal Lost Phone</i> and its sequel, <i>Another Lost Phone</i>, are two mystery …