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The Secret Trick to Nailing the Perfect Cat-Eye

It's so much easier than you think.<p><i>This article was written by Ally Marie Corliss and repurposed with permission from Birchbox.</i><p>Let's face it: For those of us without steadfast, surgeon-like hands or a professional makeup crew on call, inky, jet-black liner is intimidating. One false tug is all it …

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Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

7 weeks to beauty

<b>Go for gold.</b> For an Instagram-like radiance in real life, apply a gilded liquid luminizer all over your face with a fluffy brush, says Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty. Put one pump in the palm of your hand, run the brush through it, and then swirl all over your skin. …

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

Exercise 1 Rocking Down Dog<p>Start on your hands and knees. Pull your butt up to the ceiling while you straighten your arms and legs <b>(A)</b>. Lifting at the heel, pedal your feet up and down <b>(B)</b>. Alternate feet and try to get your heel to the floor. Pedal 10 times per foot.<p>Exercise 2 Calf Stretch<p>Stand at …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

The Look-Great-in-Heels Workout

Exercise 1 Straight-Leg Calf Raise<p>Begin by standing on the top of a stair or step bench with dumbbells in hand and feet hip-width apart. Allow your heels to extend off the bench so that you are on the balls of your feet. Stand with a long, tall spine and abs drawn inward. Rise up onto the balls of …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.<p>There's no reason to cut snacking out of your life just because you're trying to shed belly flat—but you <i>do</i> have to be smart about it. The saying "abs are made in the kitchen" exists for a reason. Enhance your efforts at the gym with …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

The Move That'll Give You a Rock-Solid Core

This simple exercise packs an abs-sculpting punch.<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Rock 'n' Roll Core:</b> Brace yourself (and your …

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7 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger and Brighter

<b>Highlight The Browbone—But Not with Highlighter</b><br>Adding a highlight under the tail of your eyebrow on the highest part of your eye socket—the brow bone—will give mega-lift to your eye by drawing the attention up, says Forte. While you can definitely use the same shadow you would use on the inner …

5 Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy Sex

<b>Some Positions Are Better Than Others</b><br>If you're up for it, woman on top and doggy style are great positions throughout your entire pregnancy, says ob-gyn Alyssa Dweck, M.D., coauthor of <i>V is for Vagina</i>. (Just make sure you choose a twist on doggy style where you won't be hitting your bump or putting …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …

9 Things That Impact Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Because knowing your risk is one of the best things you can do for your breasts.<p>You've heard the statistics—that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. But what that stat doesn't tell you is that your risk of breast cancer is probably different from your best …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.<p>Snoop Dogg and Jason Derulo wrote a song about it, your significant other can't get enough of it, and the #belfie is officially a thing. Basically: The booty is kind of a big deal. So we asked six trainers for their go-to …

Get Strong, Safely

<b>Do it right.</b> Consult a pro early if you have questions about an exercise. Proper form should:<p>. . .look effortless, not uncomfortable. People shouldn't be wondering if they need to request backup for you.<p>. . .never hurt. Note: Soreness and pain are not the same.<p>. . .match how our bodies are meant to …

Women's Health

Want to get in seriously great shape? All it takes is a DVD player and 15 minutes a day. And we can prove it to you, with <b>The Women's Health 15-Minute Belly, Butt & Thighs Workout DVD</b>. It's destined to be a top new fitness trend of 2012.<p>Why? Because it uses cutting-edge science to help you burn more …

The Eyeliner Trick That Will Completely Transform Your Look

<i>Vanessa A is wearing</i> Women's Health<i>'s Beauty Award Winner Cargo Texas Liquid Eyeliner in black, one of the 14 best beauty products to look hot after hours.</i><p>The thing is, you can only achieve this effect when you wield the eyeliner wand correctly. So we asked <i>Women's Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

The Two-for-One Exercise You NEED to Try

It's a smart way to work your upper and lower body at the same time.<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Glute Bridge</b> …

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Exercise 1 Squat Thrusts with a Pushup and a Hop<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Bend at the waist, lower your torso down to the floor, and, in one fluid motion, place your hands on the floor <b>(B)</b> and kick your legs out so you end up in a pushup position <b>(C)</b>. Reverse the movement …

8 Kicks We Love to Run In

Whether you're a beginner runner or a regular marathoner, we've got a pair for you.<p>There's nothing quite like that giddy feeling you get when you head to the store to buy a shiny new pair of running shoes. The only downside? The sometimes overwhelming number of options can leave you feeling …

Protect Your Twin Set: Prevent Breast Cancer

<b>Get into Downward Dog</b><br>Sure, too much buoyancy can be annoying (e.g., your chipper coworker who's always upbeat), but the power of positive thinking goes well beyond a can-do attitude. Optimistic women may be 25 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those who see the proverbial glass as …

You've Been Cutting Cake Wrong Your Entire Life

"You're not maximizing the amount of gastronomic pleasure you can get from this cake," says British author Alex Bellos. He took to YouTube to show us all the proper cake-cutting procedure—and since it hit the site three days ago, it's already gotten more than two million views. Apparently, this …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

<b>Remember It Takes Time</b><br>When you're watching your calorie intake and exercising regularly, it's safe to lose about two pounds a week. That may not seem like much, but over time, those little bits of weight loss will add up. You didn't gain all that weight overnight, so don't expect to lose it that …

8 Products That Even Skin Tone

Unfortunately, sunscreen is only one part of the equation. A new article in <i>Dermatology Times</i> explains that nanoparticles in air pollution can result in the same type of skin aging seen with chronic exposure to UV light ("facial dyspigmentation"). It points to a study sponsored by L’Oréal that …

The Food You Should Avoid If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

In 10 years of follow-up, the study authors recorded 847 gestational diabetes cases. Specifically, they found that women who had fried food seven or more times per week more than doubled their risk of gestational diabetes compared to women women who chose the fried option less than once per week. …

Kettlebell Cardio Workout

The Strength-Training Workout that Doubles as Cardio<p>Combine the two—and get out of the gym faster!<p>Shutterstock<p>Swinging kettlebells doesn't just pump up your biceps. Kettlebell workouts can raise your heart rate enough to count as cardio, according to a small new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and</i> …

12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

<b>You'll Lose 40 Percent More Fat</b><br>If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading: When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups—no exercise, aerobic exercise only, or aerobic exercise and weight training—they all lost around 21 pounds, but the lifters shed six more …

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to cues we send it all day with the wrong foods. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes your cravings almost irresistible. But if you tune …

Stop What You're Doing and Watch This Adorable Muscle-Flexing Baby

You'll hit 'repeat,' we're sure of it.<p>via YouTube<p>Let's be honest for a second: We all flex in the mirror from time to time to check out ourselves and our muscle-building progress. Some of us even take selfies of ourselves doing it.<p>But no one—NO ONE—will ever look as adorable flexing as Hadley, the …