Stephanie Salazar

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IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Mom Abandoned Me Emotionally

I grew up without a mom. She was physically there, unwillingly and absentmindedly, for the first 19 years of my life. Although her disappearance nearly two decades ago seemed sudden, I suppose she disappeared slowly over a long period of time.<p>When I was little my mom was my Wonder Woman. She was …

The Best In Beauty Tech, Because I'm Sick Of Washing My Face With These Stupid Hands

Every time I pick up my Clarisonic to wash my face, I have this moment of "Am I really using a damn appliance to wash my face? What would my grandfather think?"<p>But then I remember that it doesn't matter, because I have great skin and he's dead.<p>Before I got a Clarisonic, I knew they were a cult …

How My Breakup Motivated Me to Get Fit and Strong

Kaity Krontz's lowest point inspired her to shed 120 pounds.<p><b>Before:</b> 320<p><b>After:</b> 197<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Between 2012 and 2013, my dad, grandma, and grandpa passed away. Obviously, this was a huge stress on my family, and I took on more responsibility than I had my whole life.<p>Whenever I was sad or …

Fitness

7 Signs a Diet Will Just Leave You Hungry, Miserable—and Even Heavier

...So you'll know not to waste your time on it.<p>If your last diet ended with your diving head-first into a bag of potato chips, don’t worry: It’s not you; it’s the diet.<p>After all, no one diet is the end-all, be-all of weight loss, according to research from the <i>Journal of the American Medical</i> …

Nutrition

NAIT trainer shows Edmonton dog-park users how to build personal fitness while exercising Fido

Print<p>Sam, a six-year-old Bichon-Shih Tzu, raises his wee leg and sprinkles on some equipment.<p>This ­— and road-apple dog breath, flying fur and saliva …

15 American habits I lost when I moved to Australia

1. Using a clothes dryer.<p>Yes, it helps that it’s pretty much sunny and hot every day in Australia’s Gold Coast, but rarely did I use a dryer for my …

11 Lazy Ways to Burn More Calories

You can't give it your all every day...right?

Why it's totally OK to miss your ex (even long after your break-up)

“There’s always a place in your heart to hold the good memories but you can’t let it stop you from moving forward.”<p>This was what my mother said to me …

Relationships

The Truth About Green Tea And Weight Loss Might Be Hard To Hear

But what about matcha lattes?<p>The idea that green tea might be able to help you drop a few pounds is basically alluring as hell. Think about it: It's cheap, it tastes great, and it's literally available everywhere.<p>But uh, does it even work?<p>Turns out, it's a hard...maybe—and that's only for brewed …

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Like many others, Mike Hudson longed to exchange the monotony of work and everyday routines for a life filled with adventure and travel. He made that dream a reality in 2013, when he quit his job as a systems engineer, gave away most of his worldly possessions, and began the enormous project of …

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

Over the next few decades, Helsinki expects to add around 250,000 new residents. But the more the population grows, the fewer cars will be on city …

3 Fat-Destroying Finishers That You Can Do At the End Of Every Workout

Pick one of these options as your workout’s grand finale<p>No one ever tells you to end your workout on a “low” note. That’s because you want to leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in. You want a finale that floods your brain with endorphins and makes you crave more.<p>So we asked Bruce …

10 Songs That Will Get You Through a Breakup

So, it didn’t work out. That’s okay; I know it feels like you’re in a state of perpetual misery, but you’ll get through it. Everyone does. You’ve …

Smashing Pumpkins

Our Step-by-Step Guide To Surviving Heartache

When I am heartbroken, everything feels as though it’s collapsing around me (imagine the last scene of <i>Fight Club</i>: buildings are falling, ‘Where is My …

Hair Color

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

Exercise

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

This Old Town In Morocco Is Covered In Blue Paint

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most …

Mosquitoes

Swim Like a Fish, Look Like an Olympian

Before you take the plunge, soak up these 7 tips from top swimming experts<p>If clearing 25 to 50 meters in a pool without clinging to the sidewall or trying to catch a breather sounds impossible, that's probably because humans aren't meant to swim. “When we jump in water, our body reacts in this way …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Kettlebell Exercises

Top 5 Songs Couples Send Each Other (and 5 They Should Send)

HowAboutWe is one of the best dating sites around, so I wasn’t surprised to hear the company has a pretty cool app for couples too. Called You&Me, …

Cute

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

British Airways

Clever Camping Cookware Designs

Auto designers and Milan-friendly furniture folks are the rockstars of industrial design, but designers who work on camping cookware deserve more …

The Most Stylish Workout Gear EVER

These activewear picks will make you look absolutely fabulous

Athletic Apparel

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5 Ways to Use Breathing Techniques to Get a Better Workout

Because your muscles can't do anything without oxygen<p>"Don't hold your breath!" It's something we've all heard before while working out…and for good reason. "When you hold you breath, the energy in your cells plunges and you feel fatigued during your workout way before you should," says Belisa …

Weightlifting

The Dos and Don'ts of the Chop

Taking inspiration from the clean lines of the ’60s and the mixed textures of the ’90s, today’s fashion is all about modern structure with edgy …

Hair

7 Tips for Weight-Lifting Newbies

Get ready to OWN that weight room<p>If your confidence plummets every time you step off the elliptical and into the weight room, it’s time to face your fear. First of all, lifting heavy weights can burn tons of calories and help you tone up in a way your treadmill just can’t. Plus, you know you’ll …

Weightlifting

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