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9 Motivational Habits To Get More Work Done In A Day

We often keep complaining about the lack of time for completing a project and always keep asking for an extension. Since it’s practically impossible …

Will Fitbit’s ‘magic number’ really step up your fitness game?

Fitbit reported its best-ever holiday sales this week, but investors are fretting because the wearable maker’s guidance for the current quarter is lower than expected. Some analysts are questioning whether Fitbit can hold its own against competition from Cupertino.<p>Apple Watch has proved to be a …

5 Superfoods to Jump-Start Your Weight Loss

<i>All the choices at the grocery store can be quite overwhelming, but thankfully dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health has some simple advice: put these foods in your cart for health and weight loss.</i><p>Feeling overwhelmed at the supermarket? There's a reason. The typical grocery store is …

Nutrition

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Happiness

Easy Ways To Loose Weight Without Starving Yourself!

Ok guys, these tips are not to discourage you from hitting the treadmill or swearing it out at the gym. However, you can nip your calorie intake in …

Nutrition

Feeling sick but still want to exercise? Let the 'neck rule' be your guide

It's that time of year again — the time for sore throats and sniffles, body aches and fevers.<p>It's also the time for throat lozenges, hot tea with lemon, chicken soup and long naps.<p>But what about sweating it out? What's a fitness fanatic to do when the gym emits its siren call? Will some …

Immune System

12 tricks to help you stick with your diet

If your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight but you’re already slacking, you’re not alone. According to a study from the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions but only 8 percent follow through.<p>But instead of beating yourself …

Nutrition

9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity | Inc.com

Innovation is a key to success in business. More than that, to innovate is to break the bonds of who you've always been and to open a door to real change. Every step you take can be toward reinvention, whether of how design a product, run a business process, or address important aspects of your …

Creativity

Our Beauty Editor Did My Makeup for a Week—Here's What Happened | Women's Health

Lauren Del Turco<p><b>Day 1: The Kylie Jenner-ish Look</b><br>(No, Jessica didn’t get her hands on <i>the</i> lip kit (cue angels singing); she just based the look off of Kylie’s heavy-on-the-highlighter and contouring dealio.)<p>Let me preface by saying that this photo doesn’t come even close to capturing just how many …

9 Top Beauty Bloggers Share the Trends They're Psyched to Try in 2016 | Women's Health

<b>Trend: Sexy Dark Lips</b><br>“I’m excited the spring runways proved that dark, vampy lips will still be on trend. The look is a nice contrast to the idea of lightness and renewal that the season brings. I love it because it’s elegant with an edge.”<p><b>Trend: Perfectly Imperfect Hair</b><br>“From messy knots to …

Is It Dangerous to Drink Too Much Green Tea? | Women's Health

Unfortunately, you’ve likely <i>also</i> heard about the downsides of the green stuff. Take the 16-year-old girl from the U.K. who was hospitalized for severe liver damage after drinking three cups a day of an herbal Chinese tea she ordered online.<p>Worrisome? The thing is, it’s likely that those cups were</i> …

What Is Water Weight, Anyway? | Women's Health

<b>How Water Weight Works</b><br>An estimated 50 to 60 percent of our total body weight is water, and how much we retain fluctuates in response to our eating habits. For example, indulging in salty foods can trigger your cells to sop up water like a sponge, says Rebecca Lewis, R.D. for HelloFresh. Similarly, …

11 Core Variations for Ultimate Abs Strength

Abs on abs on abs.<p>Jenn Pena/ Women's Health<p>Errbody wants <i>those</i> abs, but (as you may know) it takes more than just bunches of crunches to develop a strong core that looks sexy and feels rock-solid.<p>As it turns out, there are quite a few abs-sculpting moves you can use to strengthen your midsection …

Here's Your Inspirational Quote from Roald Dahl

6 Things You Need to Know Before Trying Hot Yoga | Women's Health

<b>1. Begin as a Basic Yoga B*tch</b><br>"If you're new to yoga, look for a beginner workshop or start with a private session to nail down proper form," recommends Bassett. Since practicing in the heat is an extra challenge in itself, you don't want to walk into class unsure of whether you need to modify a …

Try the Jump Lunge to Get High

(And tone your lower body.)<p>Beth Bischoff/ Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Here's this weekend's move:</i><p><b>Jump lunges</b>: If you're ready to crank your strengthening workout up a notch, allow us to show you …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

Are You Happy? This Quiz Will Tell You

Now is a great time to figure out if you are authentically happy or just pretending to be. Here is a quick quiz that will help you figure out where you stand.<p>It's a new year, and usually with a fresh start comes a fresh perspective and renewed energy towards work, life and relationships.<p>However, …

Happiness

Want to Lose Weight? Try This Surprising Food

Next time you eat a banana, you might want to hang on to the peel<p>Besides the annoyance of searching out a trash can at a charity ride rest stop, we're guessing you seldom spend much time thinking about banana peels, let alone consider eating them. But this overlooked "food waste," a culinary staple …

Nutrition

18 Reasons Why Your Diet Isn't Working

These mistakes could be costing you pounds.<p>Not every diet strategy works. (Exhibit A: Your old one.) Follow the wrong rules, and you could end up gaining just as much weight as you set out to lose.<p>To keep you on track (and the numbers on the scale moving in the right direction) avoid these common …

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

6 Insightful Reflections on How to Change for the Better

<i>By Meghan Rabbitt</i><p>We all want to evolve. That desire is what drives most of us to work toward becoming better versions of ourselves. Year after year, we painstakingly peel back the layers to get to the heart of who we really are and who we aspire to be. But as anyone who has ever spent time feeling …

Meditation

Five Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga

Yoga is a practice. One I began not too long ago, with the intention of getting into shape. Yet, the practice has brought about drastic changes in my everyday life both physical and especially mentally.<p>I am a married mother of two, a teacher and writer--the chaos of life builds up pretty quickly. …

Yoga

We’ve Created Your New Beauty Routine

you’re welcome.<p>Now that we’re just over a week into 2016, your “new year, new me” transformations should be well underway. But while you’re busy rocking your new hairstyle/wardrobe/bod (because the New Year’s package at your gym is too clutch), why not show your skin some love and update your …

A commonly used supplement may be doing more harm than good

Doctors, patients, and the media have been enamored with vitamin D supplements for decades.<p>As well as their clear benefit in curing severe vitamin D deficiencies, endless headlines hail their magical ability to reduce a vast range of conditions from dementia to cancer.<p>Medical specialists such as …

Prostate Cancer

How This Woman Fought a Stubborn Weight-Loss Plateau—and Won | Women's Health

After her disks healed, Tamar knew she had to do something—so she joined Weight Watchers, started walking her dog more, and eased into cardio DVDs four times a week. But when it came time to try on her wedding dress in March 2013, Tamar could barely fit into a size 20, even though the scale said …

Does drinking more water keep the weight off? Experts weigh in

Like many people, Carmen Electra made a change for the new year, one she says changed her body overnight, made her skin healthier, helps her feel fuller and keeps the weight off. And, the best part — it’s so easy anyone can do it.<p>What did the actress host of “Ex-Isle” do?<p>She started drinking …

Weight Loss

The hottest fitness trends of 2016

Cryochambers? Matcha? Meditation? So 2015. If you haven't tried an infrared sauna, dandelion coffee, or a sound bath, don't worry, just about no one has. But they're the workout and nutrition trends you need to know right now.<p><b>Status Sport</b><p><b>2015:</b> Surfing <b><br>2016:</b> Rock climbing<p>Golf was the default way to …

Santa Monica

Can normal people wear catwalk beauty trends?

Let's be honest: catwalk beauty trends can seem a little, well, out there.<p>In the past few seasons we've seen everything from gold lipstick to …

Beauty