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What Happened When I Tried Meditating Every Day for a Month | Women's Health

I was a believer; I just wasn't a regular. Over the next 12 months, I dabbled, "om-ing" with sporadic inconsistency. There was always something more pressing that pushed a regular practice to the backburner: I was too busy, too stressed, too tired, too wired, too swamped, too everything. But the …

The 9-Minute Workout That’ll Flatten Your Belly | Women's Health

And that’s exactly what this nine-minute workout helps you do. It comes courtesy of Idalis Velazquez, who’s the creator of <i>Women’s Health’s</i> newest fitness DVD, <b>ALL IN 18</b>.<p>The routine uses a mix of 10 exercises, done in rapid succession, to strategically increase your heart rate and burn calories while …

How to Pull Off Public Speaking Like a Boss Lady | Women's Health

<b>Know Your Audience.</b> The best speakers command the room within the first minute. To do that, find out exactly who you'll be speaking to, then look for a relevant funny stat or news item to launch with—and tie it back to the crowd. It'll instantly peg you as an authority, says Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, …

A Step-by-Step Guide for Getting Your Guy Pumped About Using Sex Toys Together | Women's Health

We're eternally grateful to our vibrators for helping us get off time and time again—but finding a way to convey that enthusiasm to your human partner in the sack can be awkward.<p>While our survey of Men's Health Facebook followers found that about half of guys have used sex toys with their partners, …

Easy Food Swaps That'll Help You Banish Bloat for Good | Women's Health

Blackberries contain polyols, which are incompletely absorbed by your gut. Strawberries are low in polyols, so you'll get that tart berry bliss (and dose of vitamin C) without the sickening symptoms. <i>(Reset the way you eat—and lose weight—with Women's Health's The Body Clock Diet!)</i><p>Sarah C. Rutherford<p>…

Do This Intense Yoga Workout for Seriously Ripped Abs | Women's Health

But when Peterson says “core,” she doesn’t just mean chiseled abs. You can think of your core like your central powerhouse, extending from your diaphragm down to your pelvic floor, and from the deep and superficial abdominal muscles around to your sides to the muscles surrounding your spine, she …

10 Weight Plate Exercises That Tone Pretty Much Every Inch of Your Bod

The tool isn't nearly as intimidating as it looks.<p>Amanda Becker<p>If you're not totally sure how to tackle full-on barbell training, the less intimidating weight plate might be your new best friend. Grab one that feels heavy enough that it will be tough to maintain proper form during your last few …

How to Use Your Butt Cheeks (and His) for Hotter Sex | Women's Health

So what can you do to bring your (and your partner’s) cheeks into play during a sack sesh? Allow Queen to explain:<p>Squeeze Them<br>A good old ass grab can have a lot of sexual power. And your cheeks are wonderful for grabbing onto while thrusting (giver <i>and</i> receiver can enjoy this), says Queen. But to …

Scientifically Proven Fact: If He Leaves You for Another Woman, You'll Be Better Off | Women's Health

For the study, researchers from Binghamton University and University College London conducted an anonymous online survey of 5,705 people in 96 countries. According to their findings, having your guy leave you for another woman can help you grow as a person, and even increase the odds that you’ll …

We Finally Know Which Woman Will Be on the New $20 Bill | Women's Health

As reported by <i>Politico</i><i>,</i> Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill this afternoon.<p>Originally, the Treasury planned to put a woman on the $10 bill. But that was before Lin-Manuel Miranda was all <i>syke,</i> and created a little Pulitzer Prize-winning …

How to Wash Your Hair Less Without Feeling Gross | Women's Health

RELATED: Whoa: Should You Be Conditioning BEFORE You Shampoo?<p>Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to ease yourself into washing your hair less.<p>Go from Once a Day to Every Other Day<br>It’s all about baby steps. If you're used to washing every day, Rhys recommends switching to every other day. If …

5 Ways to Make Your Abs Workouts More Effective—and Less Painful | Women's Health

For example, your hip flexors may take over and—coupled with the fact they may be tight from sitting all day—become overworked. Or, you’re pulling on your neck or arching your back in an effort to hold yourself up or lift your legs, rather than actuallyengaging your core. <i>(For more tips on how to</i> …

How Eating Healthy Snacks Can Impact Your Sex Life | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>A survey of 1,000 women revealed that a third of us feel less sexy after snacking and 70 percent of us judge ourselves when we snack. (Not exactly something that makes you feel frisky, …

Court Rules Oral Sex Isn’t Rape Even if the Victim Is Unconscious | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter, So This Happened, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>The ruling was unanimous across the court, and it all came down to the language of the state’s legislation. Language, people! Not the fact that there was a case in 2014 where a …

7 Signs You’re Totally Addicted to Sugar | Women's Health

<b>1. One bowl of ice cream just won’t cut it anymore.</b><br>As with addiction to other substances, people who are truly addicted to sugar find themselves needing more and more over time in order to feel satisfied, says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Jennifer McDaniel, RD, who specializes in …

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Women's Health

According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist and faculty member at Columbia University, there are three primary pillars of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, motivation to rationally look at a problem and find a solution, and the ability to develop social skills. Luckily, you can …

These 5 Gentle Moves Are Your Sexual Secret Weapons

Get ready for goosebumps.<p>Shutterstock<p>Tickling: an annoying method of torture or a sex ploy so hot it transforms your life in the bedroom? Actually, it's both, says Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of <i>She Comes First.</i><p>One theory suggests humans became ticklish to respond to bugs crawling on our skin, says …

You're Most Likely to Reach Orgasm in This Sex Position, Say the Facts | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>Here are five juicy nuggets from the review that could help you get to O-town easier tonight:<p><b>Size doesn't matter.</b> But we're not talking about the peen. The actual size of your clitoris …

Going Veggie? 9 Ways Ditch Your Meat Cravings for Good | Women's Health

RELATED: 7 Nutritionist-Approved Rules for Ordering Chinese Takeout<p><b>Know why you're doing it</b><br>“If you’re doing it for animal cruelty, you’re likely most interested in meat substitutes that remind you of beef, like seitan, whereas if you’re doing it for health reasons, you’re going to be more …

Gina Rodriguez Wants Women to Be Their Own Heroes | Women's Health

Women's Health<p>“I’m trying to use my social media as a way to communicate that I’m flawed and that I’m okay with it,” Gina tells <i>Women’s Health.</i> “It’s a very strange feeling to be okay with a little cellulite or a little extra anything. I don’t look at it and feel terrified anymore, and my confidence …

Romance Is Dead: This Is the Real Reason Why Humans Are Monogamous | Women's Health

For their research, scientists used computer-modeling techniques to simulate the evolution of different mating behaviors in human populations based on demographics and disease transmission. They discovered that, as hunter-gatherers started settling in one place and living in larger populations, …

What to Drink on St. Patrick's Day (If You Don't Love Whiskey or Beer)

Not a whiskey fan? We can help.<p>When it comes to drinking on St. Patrick’s Day, there are two options: Guinness or whiskey (we refuse the recognize …

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7 Easy Easter Desserts for Busy Easter Bunnies

Hop to it with these deliciously simple Easter treats.<p>Easter desserts don't have to be complicated. From five-ingredient macarons to refreshing …

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7 Festive St. Patrick's Day Desserts

The best desserts to devour on St. Patrick's Day.<p>Man cannot celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Guinness alone. After a filling dinner of corned beef …

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6 Meditations to Get You Through the Most Annoying Parts of Your Day

That stressful email will NOT ruin your mood.<p>Shutterstock<p>You’re on your way to work, minding your own business, when someone sneezes all over you on the train or a minivan comes flying into your lane. Accordingly, you almost lose your sh*t, before reminding yourself that you’re a civilized human …

5 Physical Signs Your Eating Habits Need to Change | Women's Health

1. You Are Completely Wiped All the Time <b><br>The possible culprit:</b> low iron levels.<br>Iron is an essential mineral that keeps your energy levels high—it helps transport oxygen throughout the body, aiding your body in functioning at its best. But when levels are low, energy can lag: Your body isn’t able to …

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Your Mad Libs Guide to Phone Sex | Women's Health

Let’s get it on:<p>I'm getting so excited just thinking about you right now and what you're __(-ing verb)__. <br>Can you undo one of your__(noun)__? Can you feel me __(-ing verb)__ at you? Are you starting to get __(adjective)__ and __(adjective)__? <br>I'm feeling so __(adjective)__, are you feeling …

Doing This Very Simple Thing Could Help You Cut 1400 Calories Weekly | Women's Health

For their study, published in the <i>Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics</i>, the researchers looked at the drinking and eating habits of more than 18,000 Americans (or 18,311, if details turn you on) who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2012. Those …

If the Sound of Chewing Makes Your Skin Crawl, You Could Have This Condition | Women's Health

With misophonia, not all sounds cause reactions—and we’re talking about different reactions than the ones we <i>all</i> might have if someone dragged fingernails across a chalkboard.<p>People with the condition can suffer from side effects ranging from getting super stressed, anxious, or upset, to feeling …

What You Need to Know if You’re Drinking Lemon Water for Weight Loss | Women's Health

But you won’t lose weight <i>just</i> by drinking lemon water, because life isn't fair. And there isn’t any evidence to support the hype that it enhances digestion or detoxifies the body—no matter how many famous people tell you the opposite.<p>With all of that out of the way, there are a few other factors …