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This Fitness Blogger's Photographs Show Just How Much Bloating Can Affect Your Body

You're not the only one who's been "with food baby" before.<p>If you've never been bloated before, then count yourself lucky. For many, certain foods (which are often unidentifiable in such a varied diet) as well as other outside factors lead to a dramatic swelling of the stomach—one that may make you …

4 Relationship Attachment Styles + What They Mean for Your Love Life

On one end of the relationship spectrum, there’s way-too-cute-to-handle signs you’re in L-O-V-E that could make Gwen and Blake’s super cute Billboard duet seem cold. On the other end, there are toxic relationships that can leave you feeling weak and broken-hearted. And while it might seem like …

Relationships

This Woman's Bikini Photo Went Viral for the Most Amazing Reason

Summer inspiration!<p>Like many women, Lesley Miller, a student at Rice University in Houston, has wrestled with body image issues all her life. According to <i>ABC News</i>, the college senior's struggles involved self-harming and eating disorders, and kept her from ever purchasing or wearing a bikini.<p>In a …

How hookup culture hurts young women

When I headed off to university back in the Stone Age, girls were still afraid of being called sluts. By the time I graduated, there was a worse label – "unliberated." It applied to girls who didn't have sex. And no one wanted to be that.<p>Sexual liberation – the idea that women are entitled to the …

Feminism

30 Interracial Couples Show Why Their Love Matters

Interracial relationships are beautiful.<p>This country didn’t always think so, however, since it wasn’t until 50 years ago that it became legal for mixed race couples to marry.<p>On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court struck down state laws which banned individuals of different races from marrying in the …

Relationships

5 Great Books To Read In June

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Tamera Mowry-Housley’s ‘Rustic and Elegant’ Wedding Anniversary Party

Five years after <b>Tamera Mowry-Housley</b> and her husband <b>Adam Housley</b> celebrated their dream wedding in Napa Valley, people were <i>still</i> talking about the …

10 common run problems and how to fix them

<b>1 Problem: A small decrease in performance</b><p><b>Symptoms</b> Generally fatiguing slightly earlier in a race.<p><b>Cure</b> Consume a sports drink. Even a small degree of …

Goal Setting

Rihanna Is Now the World's Coolest Trekkie

Rihanna just outed herself as the world’s coolest nerd with her latest design collaboration with Dior — a line of ultra-luxe sunglasses inspired by</i> …

Star Trek

Looking for Love: Interracial Relationship Struggles

You finally found that special someone to share your lazy Sunday mornings with and you can’t wait to take them on a romantic getaway. New …

North America

Stephanie Danler on "Sweetbitter" & Reducing Fiction to Essentials

By Jonathan Lee May 24, 2016<p><i>The first sentence of Stephanie Danler’s riveting debut novel is perhaps more an injunction than an imperative: “You will develop a palate.” Over the 355 pages of</i> Sweetbitter, <i>the narrator, twenty-two-year-old Tess, encounters a number of appetites. She arrives in New</i> …

Literature

I’m a Registered Dietitian. Here’s What People Get Wrong About A Plant-Based Diet

You may have heard the term <i>plant-based</i>, but are you confused about what it really means? Is it the same thing as being a vegan or a vegetarian? Does …

Cappuccino vs. Latte

Comparing two favorites<p>No comparison of espresso drinks would be complete without the cappuccino and latte. Each is Italian in origin and made with …

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

I Worked Out Until I Was 'Super-Skinny,' but I Wasn't Happy Until I Got Strong

Tatiana Arnold ditched the treadmill for a barbell and never looked back.<p>Photograph courtesy of Tatiana Arnold<p>The Lifestyle<p><b>Before:</b> 140 <b><br>After:</b> 120<p>As a kid, I took karate lessons, and in high school I played varsity basketballl. I was always on the move.<p>But when I got into a serious relationship, I …

I Tried an Instagram Fitness Challenge and My Body Changed Like Crazy

But it wasn't easy.<p>Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, also known as the Tone It Up Girls, could be your best friends, if your best friends happened to be ripped as hell. They are your trainers, your cheerleaders, your #goals, all in one. Picture two mermaids—that's them. Karena is the long-legged …

12 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

1 of 14<p>Metabolism, or how fast your body burns calories, plays a key role in helping you lose weight and keep your body in tip-top shape. But don't …

Tracee Ellis Ross on Dining Solo, Dating Fearlessly, and the Secret to Glowing Skin

"You're not going to meet a new friend of any kind at home in front of the TV with your DVR," says the Black-ish actress.<p>Tracee Ellis Ross—<i>Black-ish</i> star, NAACP Image Award winner, cereal aficionado—still does her own food shopping. "I actually really love going to the supermarket," says Ross, who …

Massy Arias is Latina Magazine's May 2016 Cover Star!

<b>Instagram fitness icon Massy Arias Is built like a superhero, but her true strength springs from her plain old, regular girl, vulnerable, generous heart.</b><p>The scene at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Exposition Center is straight out of the celebrity handbook. A long line of hyped-up admirers waits for …

What Happens To Your Body When You Take A Break From Working Out

Getting back to the gym after taking a small hiatus can feel like lifting weights for the very first time. And if you've ever tried to run after taking some time off, you know how painful that can be. The change is real, and pretty discouraging — physically and mentally. But how much is that really …

Muscle

The 7 best science-backed fitness apps

Fitness apps that help you get and stay in shape abound, but we sifted through the masses to pick out the best, science-backed, BI-tested apps out there.<p>The best part? For most of these, all you need is some floor-space or a solid pair of running shoes.<p>Here are the seven that made the cut:

Apps

The obscene moral hypocrisy on Brussels: Why are terror attacks against civilians in the Middle East ignored?

The hundreds killed in the Middle East in the past few days don’t get a fraction of the attention dead Europeans do<p>When a bomb emblazoned with "Made in USA" massacres civilians in the Middle East, scarcely a single tear is shed. When Westerners are subjected to the same terror people in …

Middle East

Adult Dorms Could be the Future of City Living

It’s no secret among young adults that the price of housing in cities such as San Francisco and New York is likely to ravage a fresh college grad’s …

Real Estate

Why the 'Disease Model' Fails to Convince Americans That Addiction Is a Health Issue

<i>By Maia Szalavitz</i><p>These days, everyone from Obama's "drug czar" Michael Botticelli to former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie strenuously emphasizes that addiction is a disease, not a sin.<p>Such proclamations have been earnestly made for over two centuries now, starting with physician …

Drug Addiction

Ask LH: I'm Fit, So Why Do I Suck At Running?

Dear Lifehacker, Today I decided to go for a run on my lunch hour. Despite having regularly done cardio on an elliptical (80 rpm average on level 12 …

Exercise

Fitness trackers reveal the damaging pitfalls of the modern approach to self-improvement

Kaila Prins was excited when her office held a fitness challenge using the Nike Plus app. Employees would compete to see who could log the most miles—and Prins was determined to win.<p>But she was also deeply unhappy with her body, having already spent years dealing with anorexia and orthorexia. …

Wearable Tech

How I Overcame My Country's Cultural Bias Toward Women

Women’s education is emerging as a top priority of the international development community, yet gaps in education exist on a global scale—as …

Mountaineering

The 7 Best Things to Eat and Drink After Your Workout

You can do better than a Snickers bar.<p>Hitting the gym is just half the battle. Can't seem to put on more muscle? Too exhausted to come back the next day? Chances are, the problem isn't your fitness routine—it's what's on your plate. Below, seven powerhouse foods to make your workout count.<p>Whey<p><b>In</b> …

Nutrition

Higher education will be on-demand

Transportation is moving to an on-demand model. This became crystal clear to me when my wife said “Let’s get the kids an Uber account instead of …

Education

10 Easy Things You Should Always Do in Your Internship

Don't be a know-it-all.<p>Congrats! You got the internship. But don't think that just having a company's name to put on your résumé is going to be enough to land you an amazing job one day. Positions at companies in any industry are highly competitive and many interns are missing out on opportunities …