Ashley Pelletier

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Have Eczema, Psoriasis, or Sensitive Skin? Avoid These 5 Ingredients

In the first installment of our two-parter on dealing with psoriasis and eczema, we covered methods for soothing irritated skin. Now let’s talk about …

Skin Care

What's Your Ideal Hair Color?

Does the thought of coloring your own hair make you nervous? With vast color ranges and a wide spectrum of finishes, the idea of lightening or …

5 Easy Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW

In a perfect world, just talking about your fat-melting goals would burn mucho calories. Since that doesn't work, here's a plan that does<p>A new Gallup survey found that a full 51 percent of adults are hoping to drop pounds—yet only about half of them say they are truly doing something to downsize. …

Fitness

The Best Cereal for Weight Loss

Not only does it stop cravings, but it’s also totally delicious<p>Oatmeal has been trendy with foodies and celebs for a while now, thanks in part to its rep as a low-fat, high-protein superfood. But here's another reason to boil some water and make yourself a bowl tomorrow morning: Oatmeal can help …

Nutrition

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

24 Food Swaps That Slash Calories

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters</i><p>When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. "While complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, focusing on small simple changes makes healthy eating more manageable and sustainable over the long term," says Kelly Pritchett, RD, Ph.D., a spokesperson for the …

26 Tweaks To Help You Lose Weight & Feel Great

Little adjustments create healthier habits that help you feel better, look better, lose weight, and can become spontaneous over a period of time. …

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

Weight Loss

5 Common Body Goals That Are Unrealistic

Not everyone can achieve a thigh gap or V-cut abs. Learn what’s possible with the right fitness and nutrition strategy and what’s all genetic before …

Cameron Diaz

The Worst "Healthy" Snacks for Weight Loss

You'll never guess how many calories they really pack<p>Snacks serve many purposes: They can bust you out of a mid-afternoon slump, give you a pre-gym energy boost, or tide you over until lunch. Since snacking can easily add up to a sizeable component of your total food intake each day, it's smart to …

Healthy Eating

16 Simple Healing Foods

Cure for: Stress or anxiety<p>Next time your buttons get pushed, reach for a banana, says Molly Kimball, RD, a certified specialist in sports dietetics …

Save Over 1,000 Calories With These 5 Simple Portion Swaps

A new study published in the January issue of the <i>Journal of Nutrition and Behavior</i> sheds some more bad news for foods consumed outside the home. The researchers from Drexel University reviewed more than 2,600 menu items from restaurant chains and reported that a typical adult meal (comprised of an …

DIY Health Tests

Should you do your own health screening for high cholesterol, HIV, and more?<p>Today you can self-test for everything from high cholesterol to chlamydia. And as wait times for doctors' appointments grow longer, it's tempting to turn to the drugstore aisle instead. But should you really go for a DIY …

Medicine

The 6 Best Ways to Measure Body Fat Percentage

[caption id="attachment_65621" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Twenty20[/caption]Whether your priority is looking good in a bathing suit or …

10 simple weight loss tips

Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and nutritionist for the Chicago Cubs, is trying to change the meaning of the phrase, "Treat yo'self."<p>Most people treat themselves by indulging in a gallon of ice cream or by lounging around the house, watching TV. Blatner wants "treat yourself" to mean …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

Nutrition

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

Weight Loss

Your A-to-Z Guide to a Flat Belly

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're just still hungry. …

Nutrition

17 Best Ways to Fire Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

When you’re looking to give your body a boost, you know turning to a solid weightlifting session, afternoon bike ride, even a a quick 30-minute HIIT …

Fitness

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<b>Natural metabolism boosters that help increase your metabolism levels, rev up your calorie burn for faster fat and weight loss.</b><p>If you’ve been trying …

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36 Reasons Why Shaving Your Legs Is Actually The Worst

It's inevitable... As a girl, society basically expects you to shave your legs. While the first time you shave your legs it's really exciting, as you get older it becomes more of a chore. These are the many thoughts that run through every girl's mind when she has to shave.<p>Wow, I think it's time to …

CNN exclusive: Amanda Knox says, 'I did not kill my friend'

If she had been at the scene of the crime, forensic evidence would prove her guilt, but Amanda Knox says there is nothing -- no DNA, no hair, no footprints, no handprints -- to show she was there.<p>Knox spoke in an exclusive interview with CNN on Thursday, two days after an Italian court released an …

Why Walking Makes You More Creative

That's what Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L. Schwartz found in a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.<p>Study participants who went for walks saw an 81% increase in tests measuring <i>divergent thinking</i>, a thought …