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How Did You Know That You Wanted to Be a Doctor?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Andrew Young Shin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology -- Stanford University</i><p>Last week, I was covered in blood. The tubing connecting my patient to the life support machine spontaneously ruptured and blood was hemorrhaging …

The 3 Building Blocks of Fitness

<i>By Natalie Gingrich Mackenzie,</i> SELF<p><b>Consider this your get-fit trifecta. All you need to tighten and tone is a smart combo of these three fitness fundamentals.</b><p><b>BLOCK 1: CARDIO</b><p>Pretty much any activity that gets your blood pumping is cardiovascular. When your heart rate rises, muscle cells break down …

5 Career Blunders You Didn't Realize You Were Making

<i>By Libby Kane</i><p>Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers.<p>Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, fail to meet our deadlines or do anything else to jeopardize our jobs or careers … knowingly.<p>It’s that “knowingly” …

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Marathons

The Ultimate Photo Recap of Beyoncé’s Beyoncé

Years from now, when my children ask me to tell them the Beyoncé surprise album release story one more time, I’ll have the details down to a science. It was December 13, I’ll begin, and I was supposed to go to a party, when it hit me that the only party I really wanted to go to was the Couch Party …

The Drugs That Cost More Than Your House

From $20 bottles of Advil to $700 stitches, the cost of health care only seems to be growing. In the January issue of <i>Vanity Fair</i>, Marie Brenner explores whether the prescription contraceptive NuvaRing is costing women the highest price of all—their lives. While this allegedly potentially lethal …

2013: The Year in Photos

Snapped<p>This is the year we caught our first glimpse of the royal baby, spied on Putin in the deep sea, watched Hillary get grilled on the Hill, and …

7 Graphs That Show the Gender Divide Young Women Are Facing in the Workplace

This month, a video by Pantene that calls out sexist double standards facing women in the workplace went megaviral. The minute long ad aims to break …

How To Prep For a Marathon

BAZAAR's senior shopping editor Megan Reynolds shares her experiences training for a marathon<p>It's been close to two weeks since I ran the Nike Women's half marathon in San Francisco and aside from some serious sore legs, the experience was truly inspiring. The camaraderie that comes along with …

Calm Before the Storm: A Pre-Holiday Detox

Founder of the SLVRBK mat and holistic health professional, Steven Macari, teaches you how to boost your immune system before the holiday insanity.<p>A pre-holiday detox will boost your immune system and help you stay healthy during that hectic holiday season. It will also help you come out of the …

Wellness

GP visits: Millions wait a week or longer

<b>Millions of patients in England wait a week or longer to be seen by their GP surgery, official NHS figures reveal.</b><p>The Royal College of General Practitioners, which analysed the data, says it expects the delays to worsen.<p>It says demand is growing due to a rising population, yet fewer trainee doctors …

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How to Stay Focused During a Workout

Use your mind to sculpt a better body<p>When boredom or fatigue strikes during a workout, you might try to distract yourself by flicking on the TV or chatting up your treadmill neighbor. But tuning in–instead of checking out–may be the smarter tactic.<p>Just ask yoga teachers. At the beginning of class, …

GlaxoSmithKline May Be Motivated By Scandal, But Changing Compensation Schemes For Docs And Sales Reps Is The Right Move

GlaxoSmithKline’s decision to stop paying doctors to speak about their products and to change sales representative compensation so that it is not tied directly to prescription volume is seen by some as a desperate attempt to deflect attention from recent scandals, including a $3 billion settlement …

The Great Recession Is Dead: 10 Steps For Success In 2014

It’s over. The Great Recession is officially relegated to Wikipedia and academic studies. The financial problems are fixed. Even Bernanke is looking for historical analysis of his efforts as Yellen arrives and the Fed shifts gears. Kiplinger’s employment/unemployment analysis shows an advancing …

Shine On: Chic Silver & Gold Holidays Shoes

This season, our idea of the perfect festive sole comes in a lustrous metallic.<p>This season, our idea of the perfect festive sole comes in a lustrous metallic.

Footwear

Parents May Be Your Secret Weapon For Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

A recruiter at a well-known Fortune 10 company told me this story: She was getting ready for a phone interview with a new college graduate. But when she dialed into the conference number at the scheduled time, instead of the candidate, there was an older woman on the line.<p>The female caller …

Plus Size Barbie On Modeling Site Sparks Debate Over Body Image (PHOTOS)

"Plus-size" models (or any models above the super-skinny norm, for that matter) serve a dual purpose: They showcase plus-size clothing for a growing market... and they also provide women with a more diverse range of bodies to look up to.<p>So if we have plus-size women modeling clothes, why not have …

The Easiest Eyeliner Trick Ever

Cat eyes are as crazy-hot now as they were back in the ’50s and ’60s. And for good reason: the timeless look makes your lashes look thicker and your …

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page

Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages.<p>Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using …

Leadership Lessons from Young Female Entrepreneurs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Watch out world, there is a new breed of entrepreneur.<p>Millennial female entrepreneurs are disrupting industries, creating innovative products and ultimately, changing the world. The thing that I admire most about my fellow …

Entrepreneurship

Underwear Company Highlights A Huge Double Standard Between Men And Women

Their new ad makes a persuasive point by highlighting a double standard between men and women.<p>In the ad, titled, "The Naked Truth," a gorgeous model seductively strips.<p>But when she gets down to her underwear, they are tattered and dowdy.<p>Then, these words flash across the screen:<p><b>"Don't like what you</b> …

Moms Who Cut Back at Work Are Happier

The doing-it-all discussion ignores the fact that the happiest women are making sacrifices at work to spend more time at home<p>Two facts are often obscured in the public conversation devoted to women, work, and family. First, the vast majority of married mothers don’t want to work full-time. Second, …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Chia Seed Breakfast Porridge

Chia seeds are great to include in your diet any time of year, but in winter they can be used to make a delicious, nutritious porridge that's easy to …

Test-Drive: Is Waterproof Nail Polish Worth the Hype?

Ask any manicurist and they'll tell you: Water is the enemy. The wetter you get your freshly polished hands, the faster the lacquer will fade, shrink, or chip. So when I heard that Sally Hansen claimed that their new Triple Shine polish had a special polymer blend that withstands water (and also …

Heart Rate Training: Is It Right for You?

Tracking your heart rate tells you exactly how hard- or how easy- you're running.<p>A heart-rate monitor can be a helpful tool in training. Tracking your heart rate with a monitor (which reads your pulse via a sensor built into a chest strap) tells you precisely how hard—or easy—your heart is …