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5 Ways Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight

Not even including that it makes you feel full.<p>Water may very well be the most underrated nutrient—especially when it comes to weight loss.<p>Sure, “calories in versus calories out” is still a thing, but how much water you drink plays a huge role in determining what side of that equation you come out …

20 easy food swaps to help you eat healthier

Think you eat well? The truth is, most of us could do a lot better. Some 87% of American adults fall short on the recommended intake of veggies, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 92% of us are missing the mark on whole grains. But you don't need radical meal …

The 10-Minute, Equipment-Free Workout You Can Do Anywhere, Anytime

You might think a personal trainer would rely on elaborate devices and intricate moves for her workouts. You would be mistaken. Personal trainer Rosie Hulbert, 43, has a degree in exercise physiology and has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years—yet she relies on basic moves she can …

5 Keys to a Perfect Warm-Up

Without a proper warm-up, you risk injury, less-than-optimal performance, or slowed progress (aka plateauing). Try this dynamic warm-up before your …

Smart storage solutions for small apartments

Without cupboards and spare rooms, it's not always easy to find hiding places for all of your belongings. The solution? A little bit of creativity. …

Gorgeous Midcentury 'Petal House' in Napa Valley Asks $1.7M

With terraces and views on all sides<p><b>Location:</b> Napa, California<p><b>Price:</b> $1,698,000<p>Charming midcentury architecture and a breathtaking wine country atmosphere come together in the 1962 "Petal House," designed by Walter Thomas Brooks, a California architect who found architectural inspiration in the …

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

18 Habits Every Woman Should Have by the Time She's 30

Call your mom!<p><i>Sometimes those lists decreeing all these things we "MUST do before age 30" or "should NEVER say after age 20" get a little dizzying and arbitrary. (Which is why this parody of things you shouldn't own after age 30 is so great.) But this list below, from our friends at Cosmo? Sure,</i> …

7 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Here's how to greet yourself with a sweet scent each time you open the door.<p>There's just something about a special scent — you're not always totally aware it's there, but when you walk into a room that has a certain smell, you're immediately hit with a memory of a time or place. (Remember how …

19 DIYS to Make Your House Smell Amazing

Who doesn’t love coming home to a nice-smelling space? A good home fragrance acts like an accessory and adds character, making your space feel extra homey. However, constantly buying candles and air fresheners can start getting expensive, and lots of them are actually polluting your home with …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

3 Ways to Use Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sensual Skin Enhancer

Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sensual Skin Enhancer is one of the beauty world’s all-stars and a serious multitasker to boot. If you haven’t heard of it, this …

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