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30 Women Who Kicked Ass In 2013

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6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

What does your coffee order say about you?

As scientists discover that the secret to a perfect cup of coffee may lie in your tap water minerals, your order may reveal more than you realise<p>Coffee lovers don't just have to worry about the type of beans and method of making coffee - researchers have discovered that <b>water can spoil your cup,</b> …

Waitrose: Lemon and blueberry cake recipe

Silvana Franco shows you how to bake this lovely caraway-flavoured lemon & blueberry cake<p><b>Video by Waitrose</b><p><b>Preparation time: 15 minutes</b><p><b>Cooking time: 1 hour</b><p><b>Serves: Cuts into 16 slices</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>175g butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing</i><p><i>175g caster sugar</i><p><i>Grated zest and juice ½ lemon</i><p><i>3</i> …

What's living with you?

An invisible world of microbes<p>On a recent morning, Noah Fierer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found himself standing 1,000 feet above the farmland of eastern Colorado. He was perched near the pinnacle of the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory, …

Sexy is a State of Mind

How to rock more confidence from the inside out<p>Here is some breaking news that could halt your self-trash-talking. Research shows that harping on your imperfections is a surprisingly unhealthy habit, one that can actually alter your physical appearance. In fact, a new study found that normal-weight …

You Can Now See What It's Like to Have Sex With Yourself

There's an app for that—but would you use it?<p>Ever wanted to get inside your partner's head in the heat of the moment? Now there's an app for that. Glance allows you to record your time between the sheets from every single angle—even your partner's POV.<p>The app, which was created at the Wearable Tech …

6 Fascinating Facts About “Normal Men”

A new survey reveals what guys think about strip clubs, saying “I love you,” getting manicures, and more<p>Of course, there is no one definition for what constitutes a "normal" guy. But that didn't stop <i>Esquire</i> from polling 1,032 men across the country on their behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes on …

The Devastating Truth About Fruit Loops

Brace yourself for some seriously shocking breakfast news<p>You may be worried about GMOs and artificial sweeteners in your cereal (good for you!), but guess what: There's other trouble brewing in breakfast cereal land. According to Reddit's Today I Learned series, Froot Loops use the same flavoring …

This Heartwarming Video Will Change the Way You Think About Your So-Called "Flaws"

Find out how selfies can help improve your self-esteem<p>We do it when we're having a great hair day, when we're out with our friends, and sometimes just when we're bored. Whatever your reason for snapping selfies, we doubt you do it to overcome your insecurities. But maybe you should.<p><b>MORE:</b> These …

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10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Is Meghan Markle Actually A Vegan?<p>2<p>6 Paxil Side Effects You Should Know<p>3<p>The Vegan 'Fake Meat' You'll Actually Want To Eat<p>4<p>Jazz Jennings Is 'Going To Have A Vagina' Soon<p>5<p>Are There Any Benefits To Personalized Vitamins?<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Next9 …

6 Ways to Boost Your Bedroom Confidence

Because nothing kills a ladyboner quite like performance anxiety

The Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller Longer

Eat this in the a.m. to feel happy and satisfied throughout the morning<p>At this point, you probably know that it’s a really good idea to eat breakfast—it not only stokes your metabolism, but it also sets the tone for healthy eating throughout the day. And now, a new study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> …

What Happens When You Don’t Use Shampoo for 5 Years

She didn't wash her hair for 5 YEARS. See how it turned out!<p>You’ve heard that you don’t have to wash your hair every single day and that suds-ing up too much may even strip the healthy oils from your scalp. But, um: What about not shampooing your hair for almost <i>five years</i>?<p><b>MORE:</b> 7 Ways You’re …

The Strange Reason You're Exhausted

It has nothing to do with what you did last night<p>Even if you're dragging at 5pm, you may want to avoid that late-afternoon latte. Consuming caffeine even six hours before bedtime can lead to significant sleep disturbances, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine</i>.<p>In this …

Is Shapewear ACTUALLY Crushing Your Organs?

The real deal on the health risks that everyone's talking about<p>So many women swear by the belly flatteners and thigh tighteners in their lingerie drawers. But could those pieces actually be leaving you worse for the (shape)wear? That's one of the big questions of the week after the <i>Huffington Post</i> …

The Weird Thing That Happens to Guys After They're Married

Sound familiar?<p>Well, here's an unexpected side effect of saying "I do": Married men are more likely to gain weight than single guys, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Families, Systems, & Health</i>.<p><b>MORE:</b> What Scares Men Most About Wedding Planning<p>For the study, researchers analyzed data …

Ask the Guy Next Door: When Guys Don't Kiss You During Sex

Clint Carter shares a revealing peak inside the male brain<p><b>Does it mean something when a guy won't kiss you during sex?</b> <i>—Kate, Baltimore, MD</i><p>If this is a first-time hookup, he's trying to keep it casual by avoiding your lips--a sign that you shouldn't expect this fling to last long. But if you're …

Top Ten: The Ultimate Hot-Sex Bucket List

Ditch your stale no-pants dance for these steamy moves

3 Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day

Cut them out before they ruin your day<p>So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some things are out of your hands—but other little morning habits could be …

5 Signs He's Falling In Love With You

Women’s Health's Guy Next Door tips you off to the dead giveaways<p>Men aren't always the best at expressing our emotions. It's not that we <i>can't</i> talk about our feelings—we just don't even stop to think about them very often. Emotion, especially the lovey-dovey stuff, is kind of like elevator music to …

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Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Chocolate gingerbread brownie bars with fudgy icing

These luxurious bars are based on a classic flourless cake, so they're rich and light in equal measure<p>Ingredients<p>400g dark chocolate, broken into …

How He Feels When You Don't Have an Orgasm

Spoiler alert: not good<p>Good news on the orgasm front: Guys want you to have more of them. Men really get off on women crossing the finish line during sex, according to a new study published in <i>The Journal of Sex Research</i>.<p>For the study, researchers from Western University had 24 undergraduate women …

Pesticide Residue Found On Nearly Half Of Organic Produce

At least, according to one Canadian study<p>Well, this is scary: Nearly half of all organic produce sold in Canada contains pesticide residue, according to a new Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News analysis.<p>The report, which looked at data supplied by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, also found …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

Is It Better to Wash Your Face in the Shower?

Find out if the shower trumps the sink when it comes to cleansing<p><b>The question:</b> I wash my face in the shower to save time in the morning. Is that better or worse for my skin?<p><b>The expert:</b> Dennis Gross M.D., founder of 900 5th Dermatology in New York and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare<p><b>The answer:</b> …