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The Health Benefits of Running, According to Science!

<i>If you've been waiting to finally get out of the gym rut, now is the perfect time to plan out an outdoor weekend run! No matter the incentive, these proven health benefits from our friends at Shape should be enough to get you up and running.</i><p>Looking for inspiration to lace up and hit the roads, …

The Trick That Helped My Lungs Stop Burning on Runs

If you're anything like me, running is not a sport that comes easily. In fact, I don't remember any sport that came easily to me. It wasn't for a lack of health — I've always eaten pretty healthy and had an adventurous lifestyle. I was never particularly sedentary, just not athletic. The reason …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Healthy Eating

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

<b>Frozen Chicken Breasts or Salmon Filets</b><br>You don’t even have to buy the frozen kind—you can buy them fresh and then freeze them yourself when you get home. When it’s mealtime, just defrost one in the microwave, and then broil, bake, or stir fry it as you wish. The protein in the chicken and the omega …

10 Foods That Make You Look Tired

If you constantly look tired and you’ve done every makeup trick in the book to look more awake, the foods below may be the culprit. Read on and change your diet to get rid of those under eye bags for good!<p><b>Salt:</b> While some salt in your diet is necessary, foods with a high salt content tend to …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

How to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a growing concern since they’ve become more common in recent years and are extremely difficult to exterminate. While hotels are high on …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Score big on summer essentials from grills to sandals!<p>Disney World's "no alcohol" rule is no longer.<p>Say goodbye to overflowing pasta pots, …

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Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Make sure those honey-baked hams and lamb roasts are cooked properly.<p>It's the coffee chain's first location in any national park.<p>Here's how one busy …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Siri Daly makes crowd-pleasing pork chalupas and easy mac & cheese in a slow cooker.<p>"Fixer Upper" fans will finally be able to get their breakfast …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

In honor of International Women's Day, McDonald's has decided to turn its iconic golden arches...<p>Jennifer Garner's "pretend cooking show" has at …

21 Things to Pack for a Trip to a Developing Country

Traveling to a place where creature comforts are as common as snow and ice? Don't let "roughing it" ruin your warm-weather escape this month. If you're destined for a place where it's easier to buy a goat than a bottle of Purell, or where the locals think that "Samsonite" is the name of an American …

Cold Remedies: Never Get Sick Again

<b>Raise Your D Levels</b><br>Supernutrient vitamin D strengthens bones, fights inflammation, and boosts your mood. Turns out, it can also help slay infections. In a national study, people with low D levels were 36 percent more likely to catch respiratory ailments. Other current research shows that, when …

Couples Workout Moves

Couples' Workout Moves That Make You Feel Closer<p>Because the pair that sweats together stays together<p><i>Women’s Health</i> Next Fitness Star Stacie Clark co-owns a gym with her husband in Plymouth, Minnesota—so she knows a thing or two about working out as a couple. Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so …

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5 Steps to Glowy Skin (Yes, Even in the Winter)

<b>Get a Believable Bronze</b><br>Ditch dark self-tanning products and gel formulas for a gradual self-tanner lotion—like <b>St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Firming 4 in 1 Body Lotion</b> ($40, sephora.com)—which can make your complexion one to two shades darker after each use, says Sophie Evans, a St. Tropez …

How dangerous is a blow to the head?

<b>As Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition after a ski accident, experts warn that even a seemingly minor head injury can have major consequences.</b><p>Any knock to the head can be dangerous, although thankfully most are not.<p>The brain is a delicate, blancmange-like organ that is …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

How to Wash Your Face: 10 Face-Washing Mistakes

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes<p>Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

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11 Tips For Conquering Your Gym Anxiety

Last week, we came across a Reddit thread that struck a chord. User beaniebambino was looking to tackle a trip to the gym. Beaniebambino wrote:<p>Well, here I am... I'm a little nervous to go to the gym today. I'm morbidly obese, and I've never been there before. Part of me says, "Who cares if …

Ways to reduce stress

7 Things That Are Secretly Stressing You Out<p>Keep calm and read this article<p>Feeling especially tense these days? It's easy to blame it on your job or your in-laws, but you may be shocked to discover that these sneaky culprits could be stressing you out, too. Read on for the random things that might …

10 Tips for Resolving Conflict

<i>Photo credit: Sheldon Wood via Compfight</i><p>"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." -- William James<p>Conflict is a normal and natural aspect of relationships. As human …

Kiwi: Superfood for Sleep?

Kiwi is a standard presence in fruit salad. But does it have a place in your own kitchen's fruit bowl? Loaded with Vitamin C, kiwi has potent antioxidant properties, which help boost immune system function and enhance cell protection and repair. Studies point to the high-fiber, potassium-rich kiwi …

7 Ways You’re Brushing Your Hair Wrong | Women's Health

<b>Brushing from the root to the tip.</b><br>Starting at the root and pulling the hair down to the tip pulls the hair out of the follicle, snapping it. Instead, work your way up by starting to comb a few inches up from the bottom, taking out tangles, then moving up a few inches, removing more tangles and …

Women Flirt when Fertile

Previous research found that men pay special attention when women are ovulating (around day 14 of your cycle if you're not taking hormonal birth control). So researchers wanted to find out if this might be due to the fact that women are actually the friskier ones at this time. The study looked at …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

An Easy New Way to Eat Less

Why? While previous studies have suggested that having a color contrast between your food and your dishes is key (presumably because it helps you be more mindful of each bite), this study suggests something else may be at play, too—after all, chocolate chips contrast with white plates more than …

Hangover Facts

If you were knocking back bourbon instead of, say, vodka, your head might be pounding a little harder. In general, darker hard liquors (and most beers and dark wines) contain more congeners, chemicals that may exacerbate hangovers. Smoking cigs also multiplies the misery.<p><b>Liver</b><br>It can detox only one …

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>iStock/Thinkstock<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 …