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10 Foods To Help You Sleep

We all know that drinking gallons of coffee will keep you tossing and turning all night, while that late-night slice of cheese on toast <i>may</i> give you …

Health Benefits Of Coffee: A Couple Of Cups A Day Could Do You The World Of Good

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up …

8 Tips That Make it Easier to Stop Eating When You're Full

Consider them your new weight-loss secret weapons.

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Laser Hair Removal

Brush up on these essential facts before you book an appointment.<p>Thinking of going under the laser? Get to know the ins and outs of the procedure before you cough up the funds necessary to go hair-free for good.<p><b>It Works Best on People with Dark Hair and Light Skin</b>Those with blonde, red, or gray …

5 Things You Should Know About Detoxing Juices

Calling all juice lovers! You're gonna want to read this.<p>Down a detoxing beverage to shrink your tummy, rev your metabolism, and clear up your skin. Bonus: more energy! Here are five crucial pointers you're going to want to know about how to get the most out of your juice.<p><b>Red Juices</b>Processed juices …

The Nutrient That Kills 1.65 Million People Every Year

Must-read important new info<p>In alarming news, a new study published in <i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i> found that there are an estimated 1.65 million deaths worldwide linked to high sodium consumption each year.<p>For the study, researchers first analyzed data from 205 surveys of sodium intake from …

7 Things You Should Never Ever Do in a Fitness Class

These slip-ups and snafus give a whole new meaning to "bad form."<p>Exercising in a group setting is an awesome way to boost energy, collaboration, and even a little friendly competition to push you even harder. But these classes also come with a code of etiquette that for some reason, sometimes, …

9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan

Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you drop pounds fast. With 1,500 balanced calories …

The Secret That Helped One Celeb Trainer Lose 30 Pounds

And no, it's not some trendy Hollywood thing—it's way doable.<p>More proof that trying to lose weight and keep it off is a universal struggle: Even celebrity trainers—i.e., those who focus on diet and weight loss for a <i>living</i>—have their ups and downs. Over the weekend, Pilates-trainer-to-the-stars Kit …

5 Completely Legitimate Reasons to Skip the Gym

An injury? Yes. The Mad Men premiere? Probably not.<p>You know that working out does amazing things for your body, mind, and general well-being. But <i>sometimes</i> you're better off staying home instead of sweating. We asked Holly Perkins, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a New Balance …

10 Quick and Easy Hairstyles You Haven't Tried

Refresh your look with one of these novel styles

Ask Women's Health: How do you know if you're losing water weight or actual fat?

Are you dropping pounds, or just debloating? Plus two other questions for our panel of experts<p><b>How do you know if you're losing water weight or actual fat?</b> —<i>Liz, Boston, MA</i>Are your jeans loose? Then you're likely dropping fat, says Stephen Gullo, Ph.D., author of <i>The Thin Commandments Diet</i>. Small …

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

The Best Diet for Weight Loss

See what happens when four popular options go head-to-head.<p>For the average weight-loss warrior, comparing diets is hard to do. Fortunately, a new study ran the numbers and found that, when it comes to weight lost, Paleo wins.<p>For the study, researchers from the Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia …

8 Mistakes That Are Slowing Your Weight Loss

Read up to lighten up.

The Truth About Elimination Diets

Should you really try cutting out gluten, dairy, nuts, sugar, and alcohol?<p>Skipping out on certain foods in the name of weight loss is nothing new—but the latest trend in elimination diets has little, if anything, to do with weight loss. Now, throngs of health-conscious eaters are turning to …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Get total-body toning in no time with this incredible (and incredibly smart) workout designed by Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and author of Turbulence Training<p>Toning every inch of your body in less than 10 minutes sounds like something you can only achieve with the help of Photoshop, right? …

7 Celebrity Weight-Loss Secrets We Totally Approve Of

You have our permission to steal these ideas for yourself!

In Beirut, Syrian Refugees Cook to Survive—and Remember

These 5 brave female Syrian refugees cook in order to protest of the status quo, and a hope for a fuller tomorrow<p><b>Kamal Mouzawak</b> never fashioned himself a diplomat. But in Lebanon, a country divided across volatile religious and sectarian fault lines, <b>even peeling a clove of garlic can become a</b> …