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Protein Powder Afficionados Are Literally Paying to Poop

Anyone who’s sucked down a scoop of protein powder knows that the quest for the perfect body can have some pretty smelly consequences. “Protein poo,” …

Nutrition

These Will Be the Most Influential Beauty Brands of 2017

Every year, we're wowed by incredible innovation, pretty packaging, and genius marketing strategies from our favorite beauty companies, but the past 12 months saw some particularly game-changing moments. We kept tabs on them all, from the impossibly viral launch of Too Faced Sweet Peach to the …

Makeup

7 Foods with More Protein Than a Chicken Breast

Because after a while chicken starts to taste like paper.<p>Shutterstock/Amanda Becker<p>We’re totally on team chicken breast. It’s incredibly lean! It’s got a ton of filling protein! But every once in a while, you might get bored of chowing down on the same old bird. (<i>Want to burn fat and still chow</i> …

Nutrition

Makeup and Skincare Gurus Weigh In On Spring Beauty Trends - PAPER

Natural beauty has taken a backseat to the Instagram look of the day: extreme contouring, face baking and meticulously painted-on eyebrows, among other trends taking over our timelines. But on the flip side, when celebrities like J. Lo and Beyoncé post a 'no makeup' selfie, the likes go through the …

Skin Care

7 Sexy Fall Fashion Trends

How to find the perfect platforms

As recently as two years ago, platform sandals were a bit take-them or leave them. I left them. I think I was scarred by the 1970s when plasticky platforms were all you could buy. Talk about a one-trend state.<p>Then came those horrible 2008 versions, with their brick-like soles and spindly heels. …

Clothing

Spring Shoe Trends 2016: See Which Style Your Zodiac Sign Should Be Shopping

Stressing over which new shoes to buy is a good problem to have, to be sure, but it's not fair to dismiss it as totally frivolous either. Unless you've got an unlimited budget, you're likely examining the spring 2016 season and thinking about both holes in your wardrobe and how much you can afford …

Iran’s elections gave a glimpse of the future – and a reason to hope

Iran's authoritarian regime allowed little choice in the recent election - but the outcome will still change the country<p>As the reformist rally at Tehran University came to an end, I suddenly realised what was missing. The occasion had opened with prayers and the national anthem, as you would expect …

South Asia

Leonardo DiCaprio's turn in 'The Revenant' proves it's time to stop holding his popularity against him

Success for an actor — yes, even one of the classic Hollywood mold — can be a mixed blessing.<p>For<p>Leonardo DiCaprio, "Titanic" was both the greatest thing that ever happened to his career — the film that cemented his status as a box office megastar — and the movie that threatened to imprison him in a …

The 10 Most Romantic Fragrances of All Time

There are thousands of fragrances that have come and gone, but only a handful have earned the title of being called the most romantic of all time. …

Beauty

4 Flattering Ombre Trends for Brown Hair to Try Now

Punk's not dead, and neither is the ombre hair trend—particularly for the brunette end of the spectrum. Instead of the super-contrasted effect that …

Hairstyling

Infographic: 8 ways to improve your brain power

Where’s that sharpness you once had? It’s time to get back in the game and improve that brain of yours. How? Simple, just follow these simple …

Infographics

The Best Deep Conditioner for Every Hair Type | Women's Health

Fine Hair<p>Stay away from oil-based deep conditioners that zap volume from fine strands and leave your scalp greasy. Instead, “look for keratin conditioners that are made of proteins to strengthen hair without adding weight,” suggests Garrison. Once a week is the perfect frequency for your hair …

21 Tattoos So Tiny, Even Your Mom Will Like Them

22 Tiny Wrist Tattoos That Are Almost Too Pretty for Words

We want them all.<p>If you're searching for tattoo inspiration, look no further than these tiny wrist tattoos, which are almost too pretty for words.<p>1. A little heart and a cross<p>2. A sun and a moon<p>3. A planet<p>4. A skyline<p>5. A rocket<p>6. A semicolon with a heart<p>7. An infinity symbol<p>8. The Deathly Hallows …

The Real Reason Why Iran Backs Syria

The execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia and the burning of Riyadh’s embassy in Iran has one again flamed Sunni-Shiite tensions and set the …

Middle East

Why Lip Oil Is the Next-Level Cure for Chapped Lips

Recently, before heading to the airport for a transatlantic flight, I grabbed a rogue bottle of Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil from my desk as an afterthought and stuck it into my coat pocket. Mid-flight, I woke, parched, pout dry to the point of splitting. I searched for my favorite balm, …

What Happens To The Body And Mind When Starvation Sets In?

What is it like to starve to death?<p>It's an awful question, but it's the question of the moment. In what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called a "war crime," thousands of people in Syria have been starving because both government and rebel blockades have kept food from reaching …

Immune System

8 InStyle Editors Reveal Their Style Crushes for 2016

In the fashion industry, you hear a lot about muses. Designers are often referencing them in their show notes or during interviews, and stylists and …

Little Big Town (Band)

A Timely Guide To Throwing Away Your Makeup

<b>Liquid Foundation: After 6 Months to 1 Year. The Specifics</b>.<p><b>Cream Makeup: After 6 Months to 1 Year. The Specifics</b>.<p><b>Lipstick: After 1 Year. The Specifics</b>.<p><b>Powder Makeup: After 2 Years. The Specifics</b>.<p><b>Eyeliner: After 3 Months (Liquid); After 2 Years (Pencil). The Specifics</b>.<p><b>Mascara: After Months. The</b> …

Beauty

Your personalised skin care routine

What’s your skin care routine like? Maintaining a healthy complexion can be tricky, especially when you throw in obstacles like dry, oily or ageing …

Skin Care

Historic Weekend in Tehran: Iran (Almost) Without Sanctions

I had not been in Tehran for the past 38 years, but had been a frequent visitor of the country when I was in charge of the Middle East for my bank, Societe Generale de Banque, in Belgium. As the lifting of the Western sanctions against Iran was approaching, I undertook the journey back to Tehran …

The sexy hairstyle that’s taking celebrities by storm

When hairstylist Orlando Pita sheared Amanda Seyfried’s heavy waist-length mane into a sassy, shoulder-grazing style in July, the petite, 5-foot-3 …

10 Amazing Beauty Tricks You Should Steal From Makeup Artists

By Faith Xue<p>Photo: Imaxtree<p>We imagine the mind of a makeup artist must swirl with brightly colored lipsticks and creamy (but never cakey) foundations, shiny glosses and powdery shadows, crisscrossing and intertwining into a kaleidoscope of shimmering colors. We imagine that's what it's like because …

Makeup

My whole life was based around travel. Here’s what happened when I stopped

SIX MONTHS AGO, I DID THE UNTHINKABLE: I gave up a dream job as a travel writer for a desk job at a startup in New York City. It was a challenging …

Buenos Aires

Is Iran Really So Evil?

Maybe it's time to stop the knee-jerk demonizing of Tehran.<p>The demonization of Iran is arguably the most bizarre and self-defeating of all U.S. foreign policies. Americans view Iran not simply as a country with interests that sometimes conflict with ours, but as a relentless font of evil. This is …

South Asia

Iran warmly welcomes sanctions' end, though long thaw ahead

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The announcement on Saturday that Iran had satisfied its obligations under a nuclear deal with world powers was expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in the Islamic Republic, free from years of harsh international economic sanctions.<p>The formal declaration in Vienna …