Sonia Rajeev

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Clown Contouring Is A New Make-Up Technique And It’s The Best Thing Ever. Fact.

Beauty blogger BellaDeLune is about to blow your mind with her mad make-up skills.<p>It’s widely understood that contouring is one of the trickiest …

Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors

If you have pets, kids or a clumsy housemate, chances are that durability is a top priority when it comes to choosing finishes in your home. And …

Go Au Naturel in the Bath With Beautiful Stone

Using natural materials is all the rage in design. In bathrooms, for example, rocks and stones plucked from the great outdoors are finding their way …

15 Creative Backsplashes Full of Character

A distinct backsplash can bring so much to a kitchen. In addition to its primary function of protecting a wall from kitchen splatters, a backsplash …

6 Reasons Women Fake Orgasms

Any of these sound familiar?<p>In (uncomfortably relatable) sex news, researchers identified a whopping six different reasons that women fake orgasms, according to a pair of surveys of over 350 women, published in the <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i>. Even weirder (slash, more interesting): their reasons …

Better Posture: 6 Ways to Straighten Up

Slouchy looks good on bags and boots... on you, not so much. Here's why bad posture can derail your fitness goals—plus, head-to-toe fixesu're after.<p>Slumping your shoulders doesn't just make you resemble one of our long-extinct ancestors—if you don't stand up straight, no amount of exercise will …

Quiet Anxiety, Depression without Drugs

All it takes is a little time and focus<p>Mind over mood: Just 30 minutes of daily meditation can lower anxiety and depression levels up to 38 percent—about the same amount as an antidepressant, finds a review study from Johns Hopkins University.<p>From a sense of panic to heart palpitations and poor …

How Much Post-Workout Protein Do You Really Need?

If you want to maximize your muscle growth, consume THIS amount of protein after exercising<p>Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, but you don’t need to gulp down a carton of raw eggs like Rocky to get the maximum benefit. Consuming 20 grams of protein after your workout should do …

Is Your Tobacco Addiction All in Your Head?

Your mind can get hooked on cigs just like your body can. Beat the brain-sapping effects with these tips<p>If a non-smoker tells you to put your butt out one more time, you’re going to extinguish your cig where the sun don’t shine.<p>Sound familiar?<p>No matter how well you understand the payoffs of kicking …

Dove Men+Care Launches “Expert Shave” Line

Luxury skincare line will debut at the Sundance Film Festival<p><b>Dove’s</b> new shave line aptly named “<b>The Expert Shave</b>,” is ready for its close-up. The elevated offering is making its debut with a pop-up barber shop during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. There, it will …

Skin Care

The Gadget That Could Transform Your Meetings

You won't ever need to type up notes again<p>Say goodbye to plain old pen and paper. On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Gregg Stebben hits the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and chats with Bryan Rodrigues, the vice president of marketing for Livescribe. The company's digital …

Q: How should I maintain my eyebrows?

Tackle that unibrow with these 3 tips<p>Hey Michael,<p>Thanks for reaching out on this hairy topic. With each year that passes, you probably notice more hairs sprouting out of areas you thought were safe and smooth. Eyebrows grow bushier with age, too, so one day you may find yourself staring at your …

The Fastest Way to Text

This new tech could be a big time-saver<p>Who needs a phone to text? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Gregg Stebben hits the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and chats with Mike Vandenbos of Zipwhip, whose app allows you to send texts from your computer or tablet through the …

CES

How Money Screws with Your Morals

Learn the key to being a more honest man—while still pulling in a big paycheck<p>Money probably isn’t the root of all evil. But it can definitely lead to some wicked behavior, shows a new study from Harvard Business School.<p>When people were primed to think about money, 88 percent cheated and kept funds …

Princeton University

What's the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga?

Brooke Siler, author of the Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, answers your biggest Pilates questions<p><b>Q: What's the difference between Pilates and yoga?</b><p>A: Pilates moves are held for only about three seconds, so it's most like Vinyasa yoga. Pilates has more lying, sitting, and kneeling moves—and …

5 Ways to Look Younger With Makeup

Find out what researchers have discovered is the key to turning back the clock<p>Women worry about wrinkles and struggle with dark spots. But a new study brings to light a more subliminal aging cue: a lack of contrast. Scientists at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania tweaked the tones of facial skin …

Makeup

"What Should I Wear to Pilates Class?"

Brooke Siler, author of The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, answers your biggest Pilates questions<p><b>Q. What Should I Wear to Pilates Class?</b><p>Comfortable clothes that are form fitting but not restrictive—you don't want your pants falling down your legs when they're in the air or your shirt to slip …

When It's a Good Idea to Listen to Your Guy's Advice

Hey—He May Have a Point<p>As a close couple, you probably share a lot of things–the occasional bag of chips, a <i>Game of Thrones</i> obsession, and on really good days, the shower!<p>But there's one thing you probably don't willingly accept when your man offers it: his advice. A series of studies done by the …

5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Go from "om" to "OMG!"<p>Use these yoga-inspired moves to pleasure-boost you next sex session—whether you are a dedicated yogi or have never done a single downward dog.<p><b>Pay attention to your breath.</b>This oft-repeated yoga-class instruction is worth remembering when you're in bed, too. During foreplay, …

Los Angeles

Drew Barrymore's Tips for a Pretty, Feminine Beauty Look

Our cover model shares her beauty tips for achieving a floral and romantic look reminiscent of a cabbage rose<p>"This look is feminine, pretty, and romantic," says Drew.<p><b>STEP 1:</b> Brush a pinky-peach powder blush along your cheekbones (<b>1 - Flower On the Glow Blush/Bronzer Duo in Beachy Keen,</b> $10, …

5 Steps to Glowy Skin (Yes, Even in the Winter)

(Yes, even in the winter)<p>Let's be honest: Pasty isn't a good look. Good thing you can safely restore a head-to-toe glow when the sun goes into hiding.<p><b>Reveal Brighter, Softer Skin</b>Low humidity outside plus heat inside can leave skin dry and rough. Use a grain-based exfoliating body scrub in the …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks—the Workout Plan

Strong is the new sexy. Follow this workout plan for six weeks straight to get the body you want<p>Define your shoulders, flatten your abs, and perk up your posterior with this program created by Kellie Davis, strength coach and coauthor of <i>Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and</i> …

My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far

Wearable tech has a single large challenge: it's wearable. Many people don't want to wear their gadgets, and if they do, they want that thing to be perfect, stylish, useful, and non-annoying. Most wearable tech right now fails at being any of that.<p>And so, welcome to 2014. Can any gadget emerge that …

Mixed-Media Coats at Pre-Fall 14

Take your toppers mixed up.<p>The coat game is a year-round affair in this post-climate change world, and in turn designers have been coerced to get more creative. The emerging approach for Pre-Fall 2014 is all about a fabrication mix and match. Balenciaga's Alexander Wang melded leather and knits for …

Why Fashion Week's Smaller Venues Will Not Affect Bloggers

But it will affect a lot of people.<p>The late December announcement that William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake Partners' acquired IMG Worldwide Holdings Inc. for over $2.3 billion immediately began a conversation on what that might look like for Fashion Week in February. <i>WWD</i> contextualized the …

Lucy Mecklenburgh reveals fab abs in Twitter selfie

<p><b>Lucy Mecklenburgh</b> is kicking of the New Year with more of her fitness regime, and encouraging the rest of us to do the same.<p>The <i>TOWIE</i> star has shown …