Christina Quintero

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5 Surprising Things That Are Making You Look Tired

Avoid these everyday pitfalls that can cramp your style<p>Has anyone ever said you look tired? It’s another way of saying you look like hell. Saggy eyes, dull skin, and bloodshot eyes are all dead giveaways that you’re hungover, sleep deprived, or mistreating your body in another way. But a late night …

Napping on the Job

During my college days I had a love affair... with napping. During my first semester, I developed a "power up" ritual -- a 30-minute nap followed by a 20-minute jog (and, occasionally, by a RedBull). This ritual would turn the drowsiest of days into opportunities for evening productivity and/or …

6 Powerful Steps to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Worry -- it's what keeps many lying awake at night and is what annoyingly gnaws away at people as they try to work, enjoy life, and relax. Unrelenting anxiety and fear can be debilitating and drain you of energy -- emotional and physical. For many people worrying has become habit and automatic. And …

Understanding Stress: Beyond Reduction, Management and Coping

Sometimes it appears as if "stress" is the cause for all that ails us. We are told everything from sleep and laugh more to get massages, exercise, and deep breathe. So how come we're all still so stressed?<p>Everyone's talking about stress these days. Each day I hear people say "I'm so stressed," and …

6 Things Your Tongue Tells You

There’s no need to wait until you’re in a dentist’s chair to open wide. Regularly inspecting your tongue in a mirror can help you detect issues in …

The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Relationship With Healthy Food

<i>Adapted from The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings For Healthy Foods in Three Easy, Empowering Days</i><p><i>"You picked the veggies, rice, and beans over a piece of pizza? You've got to be crazy! How do you have the willpower and discipline?"</i><p>Over the years, these are some of the hundreds of remarks and …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

8 Foods With Surprising Health Benefits

You won't believe the crazy things this grub can do.

Nutrition

7 Sneaky Things That Ruin Your Sleep—and How to Avoid Them!

For National Women's Health Week, we beg you—get more sleep on a regular basis! Here's how to start.<p>Your weight, mood, memory, longevity—you'd be hard-pressed to find a single aspect of your health that doesn't depend on getting enough shut-eye. So we asked Travis Stork, M.D. and Jannifer Ashton, …

4 Healthy Foods You Never Thought to Stir Fry

Apple stir-fry, anyone?<p>There's nothing like a good stir-fry for a quick and healthy meal—just throw together your favorite superfoods in a wok or skillet, add some heat, and you're done! That said, it's easy to get bored with staples like chicken and broccoli—so we rounded up some new ideas from …

3 Basic Steps to Change Your Energy and Transform Your Life

No matter what you're doing, if the energy in your life, relationship or self is stagnant and negative, things aren't likely to change. We're incredibly energetic beings, literally made up of the same material as the planets, stars and universe. The energy that's generated in an interaction, …

19 Signs You Need to Get Laid, Like, Yesterday

How many of these hilarious and not-so-subtle giveaways can you check off?<p>Dry spells are never fun, but hey, they happen! And sometimes for good reason—like maybe you just got out of a long-term relationship and need some time to heal on your own. In other circumstances, you <i>know</i> when you need to …

Q&A: You're Doing Core Exercises Like Crazy—So Why Don't You See Muscle Definition?

The REAL secret to a taut, toned stomach<p><b>The question:</b> "No matter how many core moves I do, my stomach still has no definition. What am I doing wrong?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and author of <i>Turbulence Training</i><p><b>The answer:</b> Core moves can tighten and tone muscles…but on their own, …

Diet Advice You Can Easily Follow (and Actually Works)

5 expert-approved ways to tip the scale in your favor<p>You see them all the time—infomercials, emails, and Facebook posts that claim to have the secret to dropping those stubborn winter pounds so you look better on the beach this summer. They pitch a “breakthrough” diet or a metabolism-boosting …

9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

5 Delicious, Healthy Greens You Should Be Eating That AREN'T Kale

It's time to turn over a new leaf.<p>Kale has reached celebrity status in the world of leafy greens, but don't dismiss these kindred bunches, which are power-packed with beautifying and good-for-you nutrients. <b>Collard Greens</b>Descendants of wild cabbage, collards are part of the brassica family (aka …

6 Food Myths That Are Completely False

The truth about white veggies, fat-free salad dressings, and more<p><i>By Alice Park for Time.com</i><p>Nutrition advice comes so fast and furious, sometimes it's hard to keep track of what’s good for you and what’s not. Oftentimes, when that advice is boiled down to a hard-and-fast rule, that rule glosses over …

Eczema May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk, Study In Mice Suggests

For anyone used to the discomfort of eczema, some welcome <i>good</i> news: The skin condition seems to reduce skin cancer risk, according to new research. The preliminary study, conducted in mice, suggests that the immune system response caused by eczema may limit tumor formation, possibly by shedding the …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …