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3 Products, 1 Mission: Brighter Eyes and Less Makeup in Minutes

Summertime is about embracing the whole “less is more” thing. Less time stuck inside, less clothing, and less primping in front of the mirror. But …

How Young Is Too Young to Get a Bikini Wax?

Last week, U.K.-based news outlet <i>Metro</i> reported on a controversy surrounding bikini waxes being offered to girls as young as nine (I repeat: NINE), and whether that constituted child abuse. According to the report, "Just one in 25 salons refused to carry out the procedure on a child." Crazy, right? …

Smoother, Softer Legs! The 3 Must-Have Shave Products of Summer

Unless you’re of the throwback ilk who doesn’t do hair removal (commune chic!), shaving one’s legs is a non-negotiable especially in the summer. When …

The 5 Fruits with the Highest—and Lowest—Sugar Counts

No, they don't have added sugar—but you should still have a rough idea of how much of the sweet stuff you're taking in.<p>Let’s start with this: Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. Still, you should have a general idea of how much you’re taking in each time you chow …

Nutrition

6 Foods You Should Never Put in Your Freezer

There's more than just taste on the line...your safety could be at risk, too.<p>It's the cardinal rule of freezers: Once it goes in, it's never going to taste quite the same.<p>But for some foods, a better rule would be: It will taste awful, make you sick, or explode all over your ice-cube tray.<p>So in the …

Cream Cheese

8 Surprising Must-Know Facts About Hairspray

Learn how to get the most out of your mist.<p>Hairspray is a styling staple, whether you’re using it to add volume and texture or to keep an updo in place. But how much do you really know about the beauty essential? We bet there's a lot you could learn.<p><b>There's a Major Difference Between Aerosol and</b> …

Hair Care

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Muscle

Your Boobs Age Faster Than You Do—How to Deal

If your girls could talk, they’d tell you that they could use a little more TLC

Women's Health

The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed withhealthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …

Food

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Exercise

5 Foods with More Vitamin C Than an Orange

The citrus fruit doesn't have a monopoly on this essential nutrient.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vitamin C has never been proven to cure the common cold. Still, it's a must-have nutrient: It's essential for the growth and repair of numerous body tissues, and it helps the body make collagen, the …

Nutrition

What EXACTLY Happens to Your Body When You Get a Bug Bite

Small creatures can cause major irritations. Learn what happens when a flying insect makes a meal out of you.<p><b>Before the bite</b><p>You're swatting like crazy, but your body heat and the carbon dioxide in your breath are luring critters—mosquitoes, gnats, other biting flies—toward you, from as far away as …

Insects

The Amazing Thing You Can Do for Your Body This Summer

#MotivationMonday wants you to take advantage of the warm weather.<p>We're not sure how it happened so quickly, but somehow we landed ourselves in August. Craziness, right?!<p>If you haven't already vowed to enjoy every bit of great weather you can this summer, now is definitely the time. One fantastic …

Women's Health

How to Cover All Your Bumps and Bruises—With Your Makeup

I may have been a ballet dancer at one point in my life, but I'm still a total klutz. I'm always finding bruises and scratches from running into the edge of my bed or tripping over my feet. Sometimes, I don't even know how I got the marks on my arms and legs—I just wake up that way. In the …

Beauty Basics: How to Apply False Lashes

Have you ever spent hours in front of the mirror trying to apply fake eyelashes, only to end up with them sticking out at strange angles, …

The Ultimate Guide to Brow Products: What to Buy, How to Apply

Face it: your brows are kind of needy. They demand lots of TLC, constant maintenance, penciling, threading, waxing, and on and on. These days, with …

5 Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Set your alarm, then start reaping the rewards.<p>You know that saying about the early bird catching the worm? Well, there's science to back it up: A growing body of research demonstrates that early risers have advantages when it comes to their energy levels, moods, and workout habits. We lay out the …

Sleep

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

No one will be able to tell the difference—promise!<p><i>This article was written by Gyan Yankovich and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We've all been there: You've stayed up way too late working, partying, binge-watching—basically, anything other than sleeping—only to wake with a face that …

Skin Care

8 Mistakes That Are Slowing Your Weight Loss

Read up to lighten up.

Weight Loss

Is It Ever OK to Skip a Meal Before a Workout?

What you need to know about food as fuel<p>Imagine this: You hit snooze a few times in the a.m., but wake up still intent on fitting in a morning workout—until you realize that there's now no way you're going to have time to eat a full breakfast, let it digest, then exercise, and still make it into …

Fitness

5 Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Rainy Days

Look put-together on even the worst of hair days.<p>We love just about everything about summer—but rainy, humid days can be a total bummer when it comes to styling your hair. Between the frizz and the thought of strands sticking to the back of your neck or forehead, it's enough to make you wish …

Hairstyling

9 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Relationship

Sometimes, improving your relationship is as simple as completing a to-do list.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>With the demands of everyday life, it can be hard to remember some of the simple things that keep our relationships strong. But if you make caring actions a …

Relationships

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Wax

A.K.A., how to make your next wax as painless as possible<p>Getting smooth skin for summer is great. Getting a nasty infection from a sketchy salon? Not so much. We spoke with Ladan Shahabi, M.D., a dermatologist and assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology at NYU, for …

Skin Care

7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

Cut them out to make your smoothie habit healthier.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>After dusting off the ol' blender a few months ago, you've been proudly making smoothies instead of downing enormous bowls of cereal or bagels for breakfast. You expected the pounds to just fall off, but they're …

Nutrition

6 Strategies to Banish Ingrown Hair for Good

Whether you want to prevent these trouble spots or get rid of the ingrown hairs you already have, we've got you covered.<p>"I wish I had an ingrown hair," said no one, ever. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to keep ingrown hairs from popping up in the first place—and to make them disappear ASAP if …

Skin Care

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …

Nutrition

13 Mistakes All Women Make at Least Once (and Why That's a Good Thing)

Because sometimes falling on your face actually results in this little thing we like to call personal growth

Bachelorette Party

5 Foods High in Probiotics That Aren't Yogurt

There are other ways to get your daily dose.<p>New research published in the journal <i>Hypertension</i> finds that people who eat probiotics usually have lower blood pressure readings than those who don't. Add it to the list of health benefits that come from consuming the live microorganisms (namely, …

Nutrition

50 Beauty Items That Are (Gasp!) Loaded With Bacteria

Seriously, so gross.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>If you're trying to steer clear of anything laden with bacteria, we have some bad news for you: Nothing that's part of your beauty routine is completely germ-free. Obviously, you can't avoid …

Dentistry