Cassandra Couoh

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Why Cutting Down On Sugar Is So Challenging -- And So Important

We understand that too much sugar in our diets can have significant consequences when it comes to our health. However, that knowledge doesn't make warding off resilient cravings any easier.<p>In her latest book, <i>Sugar Impact Diet</i>, celebrity nutritionist and fitness expert and HuffPost blogger JJ Virgin …

20 Gifs That Explain How Things Work

Sometimes you just need an image to help you understand something. And if that image is in motion and shows you something that you otherwise would …

10 Things All Women with Muscle Know to Be True

Funny how lifting a little can change your entire world view<p>Muscle is a pretty neat thing. Once you start building it, it completely changes your outlook on what it means to be fit—and for the way better. Here are 10 funny, awesome, and totally legit facts of life every muscle-wielding woman has …

Exercise

4 Ways to Burn More Fat

It’ll be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Boosting your metabolism and torching fat doesn't have to be a struggle. We tapped nutrition and fitness experts for their top straightforward tips to help you see real …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

3 Tips For Getting Warm on Cold Mornings

These days I live in mild San Francisco, but I spent the first 23 years of my life in Chicago, a city where a windchill of -20ºF (that's -29ºC) turns …

5 Popular Exercises You're Wasting Your Time On

When is the last time you did something just because you saw everyone else doing it? Like many things in life, just because something is popular, doesn't make it the best choice.<p>This is also true of the exercises we perform at the gym. Chances are, you've done (or still do) some of the exercises …

Workouts

5 Skin-Care Products That You Should Never Use Together

Avoid these combos to save your skin.<p>With the list of "must-have" skin-care products growing by the minute, the list of ingredients you're putting on your skin is growing, too. It's no surprise that some just don't go together. Here, David Colbert, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist, points …

Skin Care

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

How to Part Your Hair for Your Face Shape

One of the easiest ways to change your look is switching how you part your hair. While many of us find a natural part and stick with it for years, …

Hair

6 Signs Your Diet is Too Extreme

You’re shedding pounds, sure, but is your health taking a hit?<p>Constant hunger pangs aren't the only tip-off that your weight-loss plan has crossed over into potentially dangerous territory. If you've recently started a diet, check out these signs that you could be harming your health or setting …

The REAL Reason Your Skin Is So Oily

Plus, how to tame the slip 'n' slide that is your forehead<p>Oily skin can be super frustrating. Unfortunately, here’s some not-so-fair news about your complexion: The oiliness of it is determined by genetics, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research …

5 Sneaky Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

These five things could be distracting you from your hunger cues. Here's how to stop 'em<p><b>Your Thermostat</b>If you're not careful, the layers you put on this winter could be permanent. Research has found that people tend to eat more during prolonged cold temperatures than during hot periods because it …

The Mystery Of Sleep

We spend so much time asleep, there must be an important reason for it -- or so the thinking goes. Sleep lies somewhere between bodily function and behavior -- we need it, we can't function without it, and yet we have some control over the circumstances in which it happens.<p>The curiosity surrounding …

6 Foods That Help Fight the Flu

They're the next best thing to getting your flu shot<p>Getting your flu shot isn't the only way you can help prevent the flu. What you eat can also help lower your odds of coming down with a nasty bug, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. Check out her favorite …

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Workout

A few months ago, I wrote an article about discovering the best exercise to complement your personality. And now it’s time to perfect your workout …

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Your Skin’s Biggest Nightmare

One too many dirty martinis, a long work day, a too-busy schedule that knocks you out as soon as you get home, and then, the inevitable happens: you …

Skin Care

Gel Makeup Is Way More Versatile Than It Sounds!

We are always on the prowl for versatile makeup that also lasts throughout the day. It’s a lot to ask for, isn’t it? These days, not really. Lucky …

Makeup

Space-Born Jellyfish Hate Life On Earth

Space babies get major vertigo on Earth after a microgravity childhood.<p>A warning for future space colonizers: Babies born in space might not ever figure out how to deal with gravity. Jellyfish babies, at least, have to deal with massive vertigo on Earth after spending their first few days in …

Crystals

How To Make Your Own Detangler

When I was a kid, I had really long hair. My mom would have me shampoo it, and then sit with me, using a torture device (comb) to untangle the knots. …

Hair Care

Juice Your Way ... to Shinier, Healthier Hair!

Today, we’re juicin’ our way to healthier, shinier hair. Give your hair optimal nutrition from the inside out, so it can be its most gorgeous self …

Hair Removal At Home Made Easy!

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a good DIY beauty treatment. And yet: if there’s one personal care to-do that’s trickiest to do at home, it’s …

Look Younger Longer With This Helpful Eye Care Timeline

Mom was right, all along. It turns out that (s)mothering on eye creams is spot on, even from an earlier age than you might imagine. Using a targeted …

Rock This Look: The Gothic Glam of Tying Tiffany

Since she was a little girl, music and travel have been intertwined for Tying Tiffany. “My love for music comes from singing along with my dad during …

Big zit? Don’t panic! Try This Must-Have Emergency Coverup Tip!

Uh-oh. You have a zit. A big one. Right where no one could possibly miss it. Ugh. Ok, deep breaths. I am here to teach you the one makeup trick you …

Eye Makeup

Why Is Grapefruit Good For Your Skin? Find Out Here!

As a food, grapefruit isn’t for everyone. Some find the citrus fruit’s sour notes too overpowering for snacking. Even if you don’t like eating it, …

Soap or Shower Gel: What’s The Difference?

While you’re beauty shopping, trying to figure out which products to buy can be a daunting task, even for basics like picking a body cleanser. …

Skin Care

4 Easy Ways To Stay Fit

We all have ups and downs when it comes to our fitness routines. Sometimes we work out every day, and sometimes we fall off the bandwagon and it’s …

Juice Your Way ... Out of a Cold!

Colds suck. Summer colds suck; winter colds suck. Colds especially suck when you absolutely, 100%, have to be somewhere and cannot just lie on your …

Immune System