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Scientists Have Discovered a New Species of Human Ancestor

Introducing the Homo naledi.<p>Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society, and South Africa's Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation, have uncovered the largest single hominid fossil on the continent of Africa. The results, …

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Should I Do Cardio or Strength First in My Workout?

<b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do strength training first, your workout will be much more effective overall," Burke explains.<p>Why? It all comes down to the science of how your body uses energy. When you exercise, your body first uses anaerobic energy, …

Potential Love Interest Personality Traits

The next time you’re sizing someone up, these are the personality jackpots—and red flags—Tashiro says to watch out for:<p><b>He’s Not Only About Thrills</b><br>A new guy who’s spontaneous, fun, and a total adrenaline junkie has a trait called “novelty seeking,” says Tashiro. It’s awesome at the beginning of a …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

Makeup That Makes You Look Tired

<b>Mistake 1: You choose monotone colors</b><br>Creating definition between each of your facial features helps to make you look more awake. Instead of going for plain, one-dimensional color all over your face, subtly define your brows, eyes, cheeks, and lips.<p><b>Mistake 2: You use the wrong under-eye …

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6 Success Factors That Every Woman Should Know

Digital Vision<p>2. Look the part. . .of a woman.<p>Buh-bye, boxy pantsuits and pallid faces. If you happen to be a beauty junkie, don't abandon makeup in the boardroom.<p>In fact, a 2011 study found that women who wore makeup were perceived to be more competent. (This is a shift from a few decades ago, …

Foods Good for Skin

<b>Spinach</b> <br>Leafy greens like spinach and kale contain lutein, a plant compound that helps shield against UV rays, says Ward. And while you may not hit the beach this winter, your skin still needs protection year-round. Even a slight sunburn can make you drier and more irritated than normal. Because …

Bad Habits That Will Make You Gain Weight

<b>Avoiding the Scale</b><br>It's no secret that we aren't fans of judging health on pounds alone. But if you don't keep tabs on how your body is changing (and it always is!), it's easy for weight creep to get out of control before you even realize it's happening. So try stepping on the scale, slipping on …

Weightloss tips

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism<p>A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn<p>You exercise, and you try to eat right. But unfortunately you may still be slowing down your calorie burn—and your weight-loss efforts—without even realizing it. Lauren Slayton, M.S., R.D., …

The Best Breakfast to Eat for Weight Loss

By the end of the study, the large-breakfast group had lost two and a half times more weight and 4.6 more inches from their waists than the women who ate their largest meals in the evening. But it gets better: The big-breakfast eaters also had lower levels of bad cholesterol and higher levels of …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

How Your Personality Affects Your Sex Drive

Researchers surveyed 50 women who were seeking care for sexual dysfunction to see how their sex lives, personality traits, and coping mechanisms related to each other. They found that women who scored high on extraversion (those who were outgoing and energetic) and openness to experience (those who …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

<b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see muscle growth without injuring yourself or hitting a plateau.<p>Lifting heavy weights with lower reps builds dense, lean muscle—but constantly upping the heaviness will exhaust your body fast. That’s why lifting lighter weights with more …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Is Sleeping in Your Makeup Really THAT Bad? | Women's Health

<b>The answer:</b> The quick answer: yes, it really is <i>that</i> bad.<p>A survey over the summer revealed a third of women sleep with their makeup on at least two nights a week. Doing so can clog your pores and oil glands, says Gross. “When the makeup becomes impacted in pores, it can make them appear larger.” It …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

<b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often you exercise and the intensity of your workouts, give it between four to eight weeks for your muscles to get ripped, says Kawamoto. While that seems like a long time, there are other signs that show your exercise routine is working—like climbing a flight of stairs …

How Not to Quit Your Job

Here’s how it works: You select from a list of reasons why you’re quitting, as well as a list of options for your new career path. Then you choose someone to send the text to—your boss, S.O., or friends—and the iPhone app drafts a message based on your responses. They’re meant to be …

How to gain self confidence

<b>Get Moving</b><br>Research has linked any type of exercise—cardio, strength training, stretching—to greater body confidence. And it works whether or not your fitness level or weight changes, or whether your sweat sessions are mild or intense. Plus, just talking about a workout can up your self-image, says …

Does Working Out Make You Eat More? | Women's Health

So what keeps you from craving a post-gym energy fix? The researchers behind the new paper didn’t address it, but previous studies shed some light: A 2013 study from the <i>International Journal of</i> <i>Obesity</i> showed that tough workouts were associated with decreased levels of the hormone ghrelin (which …

6 Fascinating Facts About “Normal Men” | Women's Health

<b>66 percent of men say "I love you" to someone at least once a day.</b> <i>Awwww</i>.<p><b>37 percent of men say they wouldn't enjoy going to a strip club</b>—not even a little. (That's the same percentage of men who say they wouldn't enjoy playing golf. Go figure.)<p><b>24 percent of men say they've masturbated at work</b>, but 9 …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Oatbran Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller For Longer

For the study, researchers gave 30 healthy, lean women four different variations on biscuits and juice on separate days. The difference between the breakfasts? Some were fortified with more oat bran than others (and some weren’t fortified at all). After eating each breakfast, participants rated …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Definition of a Date

Surprisingly, men are slightly more confused than women when it comes to date night, and singles between the ages of 18-24 are the worst at figuring out what actually constitutes a date. Hey, anyone who's ever received a text that says, "I'm at this bar, you should come!" totally knows that …

The Strange Reason You're Exhausted

Still think that cup of coffee after dinner won't screw with your slumber? Here's the thing: The participants didn't report <i>feeling</i> like they'd gotten less sleep, even though they had. But we're willing to bet you'll start to feel pretty groggy and sluggish if you're getting less-than-ideal sleep on …

dangers of shapewear

"(Shapewear) presses on your stomach, so the acid can come up into the esophagus and cause reflux and heartburn," she says. And because the tight duds press on the diaphragm, they can restrict your breathing. Shapewear could also create a stress incontinence issue—a.k.a. leakage—for people who are …

The Weird Thing That Happens to Guys After They're Married

For the study, researchers analyzed data from Project EAT, which polled 1,853 adults. Turns out, the married men surveyed were 25 percent more likely to be overweight than those who hadn't tied the knot. (In case you're wondering, women's weights didn't differ based on their relationship status.) …