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8 Shampoos That'll Help You Wash Your Hair Less

<b>Splitting Hairs</b> is our monthlong exploration of hair based on a survey of women across America. It’s like you brought a photo to the salon — we’re …

Hair Care

Wayne Goss’s Top 5 Products from The Ordinary

Don’t be fooled by its name—The Ordinary’sunconventional approach to skin care is turning the beauty industry on its head. Offering high-quality skin …

This classic coffee cake is what good mornings are made of

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>Coffee cake is a classic. It’s usually not flashy: A batter, maybe some fruit, nuts or crumble topping, perhaps a dusting of sugar. It’s so humble it can be easy to overlook when it comes to choosing a baking project. But a good coffee cake is always welcome.<p>This …

Dessert

7 Flu Shot Side Effects You Should Know About

No, it will not give you the flu.<p>The flu shot was kind of a crapshoot last year after a ton of people went under the needle but <i>got the flu anyway</i> because of a "vaccine mismatch," according to a commentary in <i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i>.<p>But yeah, that still doesn’t mean you should be thinking …

Public Health

15 Health and Beauty Products I'm Now Obsessed With Thanks to Instagram

A little over a year ago, Elite Daily reported those under the age of 25 spent more than 32 minutes a day surfing Instagram, while those <i>over</i> the age …

Skin Care

Strengthen the Most Important Leg Muscles with One Exercise

Some of the most important leg muscles, like the quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteals, can be strengthened with one important exercise: the weighted …

Exercise

12 No-Equipment Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

If you've ever skipped out on your workout because you were a) short on time, b) in a cramped space, or c) lacking your usual dumbbells or resistance …

Workouts

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

To My Children: I Should Have Told You This Sooner

As I wait for the phone to ring, I need to tell you something.<p>I should have done it sooner. Not because a regular scan and then a specialized scan …

Parenting

How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

Cleaning

13 Store Openings in Canada to Look Out for This Summer

If you’re in need of a serious retail refresh (same), you’re in luck. So many chic stores are opening up shop this summer and we got the …

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Workouts

These Little-Known Amazon Skincare Products Have Huge Followings

If we're being honest, Amazon is much more than an e-commerce giant; it's a community. Many consumers are repeat shoppers (with Prime, how can you …

People Always Tell Me I Have "Ageless Skin—These Are the Products I Trust

I know how easy it is to be swept up in fancy marketing and influencer- or celebrity-endorsed brands with cute packaging. But if you truly want …

The 5 Best Houseplants to Purify the Air In Your Home

House plants are seeing a resurgence. They're taking over Instagram feeds and are the subject of millennial trend pieces. Their popularity is with …

The Leggings Celebrities Swear By Because They Make Your Butt Look AMAZING

If there’s one person who is the authority on butts looking good, it’s <b>Jennifer Lopez</b>. The 48-year-old is literally aging backwards and her …

Jennifer Lopez

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

If You Want Strong, Toned Legs, Do This Trainer's Intermediate Kettlebell Workout

Who <i>doesn't</i> want strong, functional legs? If your goal is to build up your quads and achieve lean legs, this workout will help you get there. Marcus Martinez, kettlebell expert, creator of the Kettlebell Difference and Master Trainer at Onnit Academy, recently posted this kettlebell complex for …

Almond Buttercrunch Candy I Recipe

"This recipe has been in our family for years, and it is our favorite. It is delicious and addicting. Get ready to go on a diet after the …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Jillian Michaels Says You Should Lift Weights This Often For Fat Loss

You may have heard your fair share of claims that weightlifting can speed up fat loss and help you lean out faster. Well, that's not a myth. We confirmed with Jillian Michaels, health and fitness expert and creator of the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels App, and she agreed that lifting weights can …

Exercise

One Celebrity Trainer Reveals the 5 Moves You Need for the Best Leg Workout

Ever wonder how your favorite celebrities get their legs red carpet-ready? Thanks to Reese Witherspoon’s former trainer, Ashley Borden, <i>Real Simple</i> …

This Is My Favorite Full-Body Workout to Do When I'm Short on Time

When you're as busy as I am, you have no option but to be smart about how you train. Rather than spending a whole hour in the gym when I'm short on time, I've learned how to create brief yet highly effective full-body workouts so I know I'm getting everything I need.<p>I'm a kettlebell specialist and …

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

5 Bikini Trimmers And Shavers That Will Leave You Insanely Smooth

Peace out, ingrowns.<p>You've got your Prosecco, your short-shorts, and your cutest swimsuit. But then you look down and realize it's been months since you even glanced at your bikini line...<p>You could say eff it and go au natural, of course. But if trimming or shaving is more your thing, it's always …

The 6 Coolest Summer Haircuts Coming Out of L.A. Right Now

The wavy lob is as essential to California culture as hiking, In-N-Out, and complaining about traffic on the 405. But the most in-demand L.A. …

Christina El Moussa Just Debuted The Haircut You'll Want To Take To Your Stylist, ASAP

Her hairstylist breaks down EXACTLY what to ask for.<p>This year marks all kinds of new things for Christina El Moussa: new season of <i>Flip Or Flop</i>, new boyfriend (whaddup, Ant Anstead?!), and now, a new look to go with it. The HGTV star recently chopped off her long, beachy waves into an effortlessly …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

7 Dream Races to Put on Your Bucket List

As long as you’re training for a race, you might as well train for one that’s super fun, right? These incredible races around the world are serious …

Salty, Sweet Honey-Butter Shortbread Cookies As Addictive As Potato Chips

<b>In 2014, South Korea was introduced to what has since become one of the biggest crazes in Korean convenience store snack history: Honey Butter Chips.</b> These honey and butter–glazed potato chips, a product of Haitai Confectionery and Foods Co., Ltd., were nothing like Koreans were used to, or ever …