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Could being a bookworm help you live longer?

There's some good news for people who enjoy reading. New research from the Yale School of Public Health suggests bookworms live longer lives.<p>The …

A 3-Minute Workout That Burns Belly Fat

Even you have time to tone up.<p>If you use your time efficiently, you don't need to spend hours on abs exercises to sculpt an enviable core. Fire up your abs in just three minutes with this high-intensity workout, designed by BFX Studio trainer Bianca Vesco to raise your heart rate and burn belly fat …

Workouts

Why French Girls Skip Concealer: The Surprising Silver Lining Behind Your Under-Eye Circles

At a time when YouTube makeup tutorials are promoting the art of obscuring your natural features with a mix of contouring and color-correcting wizardry, there’s something refreshing about looking a bit like you’ve just woken up from a nap. Or so any number of effortlessly disarming French girls …

The New Janis Joplin Documentary Is a Portrait of the Artist as a Very Young Woman

There’s a quote that haunts the legacy of the late singer Janis Joplin. “Onstage, I make love to 25,000 people,” Joplin once said. “Then I go home alone.”<p>Those words seem to encapsulate perfectly the two sides of Joplin. On the one hand there was the performer, that quintessential ’60s acid queen, …

The Anatomy of a Satisfying Side Stretch

Help even your stiffest students get the most from sidebends.<p>Sitting in a narrow, confined space, such as a plane seat, car seat, or office cubicle, …

Bazaar's 50 Best Anti-Aging Tips of All Time

Daphne Groeneveld Loves Angelina Jolie, Meditating

With her full lips and almond-shaped eyes, the model Daphne Groeneveld has nabbed beauty contracts with Tom Ford and Dior alike. Equally impressive are the well-read 20-year-old Dutch beauty’s insights on everything from fitness to skincare. Find out more here.<p><b>Your look in three words:</b><br>Strong, …

Beauty

What Your Face Shape Says About You

Turns out your face shape is a big talker.<p>"Your face shape tends to reveal your basic personality and your overall approach to life," says Jean Haner, an expert in face reading and author of <i>The Wisdom of Your Face</i>. While most people don't have a distinct face shape (you could have a mix of a square …

Gung Ho

8 Beauty Secrets from Marilyn Monroe's Makeup Artist

These tricks were used by the man behind her famous visage, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.<p>Long before the days of Kim Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic, there was her most-famous-woman-in-the-world predecessor, Marilyn Monroe, and the man behind her famous visage: Allan "Whitey" Snyder.<p>The pouty red lips. …

Beloved Elephant Yongki Killed By Poachers For His Ivory In Indonesia

His tusks were crudely removed, "leaving just bloody stumps."<p>A beloved endangered Sumatran elephant was found dead Friday with his tusks hacked off at the national park where he lived.<p>Yongki, a 35-year-old elephant who lived at the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, was involved in patrols to …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Holistic Medicine

How to Wax Your Upper Lip: Everything You Need to Know

So many considerations when thinking about facial hair. If you experience that noticeable peach fuzz or a not-so-cute shadow, than you know this …

Want in on Kate Winslet's Secret Skin Weapon? Try this Facial

Not only do spring and summer welcome bursts of much-needed sunshine, mid-afternoon ice cream runs, and beach trips, but also promise enviably dewy …

Stop Googling your health questions. Use these sites instead.

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Burden of Proof</b><i>, a regular column in which Julia Belluz (a journalist) and Steven Hoffman (an academic) join forces to tackle the most pressing health issues of our time — especially bugs, drugs, and pseudoscience thugs — and uncover the best science behind them. Have suggestions or</i> …

What if my patient is a pilot?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A pilot called me last week, concerned he might have Marfan syndome," a health care provider told me recently at a meeting. "But if I find he has the disease, do I have to report him to the Federal Aviation Administration? And if so, should I call him first and tell him that? Would he lose …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Employment

25 Beauty Things Every Woman Must Do Before She Dies

YOLO!<p>It's easy to put things off and say, "Someday I'll treat myself to a facial," but life tends to get the best of you and "someday" could easily turn into "never." What are you waiting for? You should do things for <i>you</i> every now and then, like buying a beauty product you have to save up for, …

Collect Stories Privately With Friends or Colleagues

With today’s release, there’s an exciting new way for people with shared interests to unite on Flipboard: private group magazines. Now you can collect stories together, and comment on them, in a closed setting.<p>The uses for private group magazines are far and wide (and we’re sure we’re not even …

Social Media

Who Should—And Who Shouldn't—Take Vitamin D

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. “It’s the wild, wild west,” says Dr. JoAnn …

7 Ways to Renew Yourself from the Inside Out for Spring

Spring is the season of renewal. Here, 7 ways you can hit refresh from the inside out with everything from a new sun salute to a healthy detox.<p>1. …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Immune System

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

#TruthBeauty Takes The Stress Out Of Finding Non-Toxic Makeup And Hair Products

Would you be able to rattle off a list if someone were to quiz you on the toxic ingredients found in shampoo or nail polish? Even with beauty product labeling apps like Think Dirty, there are still many harmful chemicals lurking in personal care products that are overlooked.<p>This is where Harvard …

Skin Care

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Increasing Our Ability to Cope With Stress Can Make Us Healthier, 5: Chronic Stress Buffers

This is blog five of the series to educate you about stress and to help you increase your ability to cope with stress. Please refer to previous blogs to review the behaviors that reduce the response of the brain to stress and for the techniques that reduce the response of the brain to acute …

Mindfulness

Genius Makeup Artist Transforms Himself Into Kim Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Other Female Celebs

Paolo Ballesteros, a 32-year-old Filipino actor, model and makeup artist, wowed the Internet last year with his jaw-dropping ability to transform himself into seemingly any female celebrity under the sun -- with little more than some deftly-applied makeup.<p>Ballesteros is making waves yet again this …

Kylie Jenner

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …