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3 Tricks For Tousled Waves That Make A Huge Difference

In theory, a beachy wave is one of the world’s easiest, most fuss-free styles. But in reality, it takes a little finessing to get the tousled look …

Hair

DIY Winter Citrus Beauty Recipes

We've already shared our passion for DIY lemon recipes, but this week we're taking a look at other members of the citrus family. Contrary to their …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

The Easiest DIY Beauty Gifts

When you need a gift for the product hoarder in your life, a homemade beauty treat can be the perfect thing. They're fun (and often simple) to whip …

Low-Calorie Cheesecake Recipe

<b>Mini Cheesecake Recipe</b><br>Makes 12 servings<p>For the crust:<br>1/2 cup finely crushed graham crackers (about 7 graham crackers)<br>2 Tbsp butter, melted<p>For the filling:<br>8 oz low-fat cream cheese<br>1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese<br>1/4 cup sugar<br>1/2 tsp vanilla extract<br>1 orange, zested<br>1 egg<p>1. Preheat the oven to 350° F, …

10 Things You Need to Stop Wearing Immediately

<i>Maggie Cassidy is a blogger for "Unwritten" and is a sophomore pursuing an English degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.</i><p>Out with the trashy and in with the classy. Since autumn is actually here, and winter will soon be approaching, it's time to rid your wardrobe of things that have …

The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge

The name Hundred comes from the number of arm pumps and breaths required as you hold the position with your core muscles engaged. We’ll show you the step-by-step instructions, below, taken from our new book <i>The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> by our friend and Pilates instructor Brooke Siler. But …

23 Beauty Buys For $5, $10, and $15 (Or Less!)

Even if you have just a little cash burning a hole in your pocket, it’s easy these days to brighten up your beauty routine with some new goodies. …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

10 Hot Cocktails To Keep You Warm

Sure, you’re bundled up in layers of cozy-cute outerwear, but sometimes, it really is what’s on the inside that counts. To give that mantra a yummy …

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 …

23 Facial Moisturizers for Every Budget

Our favorite high-tech hydrators at every price point.<p>These face moisturizers go way beyond just, well, moisturizing. Here, our top picks for the formulas that fend off UV rays, shrink pores, boost radiance, and dissolve dark spots.

Perfume for Your Closet: DIY Linen Spray

Perfume can perk you up, but if you’re behind on laundry, you’ll need more than a dab behind the ears! Thankfully, it’s easy to whip up a batch of …

Housekeeping

How To Make Your Own Detangler

When I was a kid, I had really long hair. My mom would have me shampoo it, and then sit with me, using a torture device (comb) to untangle the knots. …

Hair Care

Your Skin’s Biggest Nightmare

One too many dirty martinis, a long work day, a too-busy schedule that knocks you out as soon as you get home, and then, the inevitable happens: you …

Skin Care

Try a Slimmed-Down Duffin Recipe

<b>Duffin Recipe Makeover</b><br>​Makes 12 regular-size muffins<p>For the duffins:<br>1/4 cup unsalted butter<br>1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce<br>1/2 cup granulated sugar<br>1/3 cup packed brown sugar<br>1 large egg<br>2 large egg whites<br>1 tsp vanilla extract<br>2 2/3 cups whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour<br>1 1/2 tsp baking …

Healthy Cooking Tricks

7 Genius Healthy Cooking Hacks<p>Step up your good-for-you chef game with these seriously simple tips<p>In the middle of a serious food rut? Good news: You don't have to eat salad after salad to get all of your nutrients in—and no one knows that better than our favorite healthy cooking bloggers. We got …

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 …

Learn To Relieve Pressure And Strain From Your Body—It's Not How You'd Expect!

What if I told you that a simple tap, a few cue words, and being more aware, could help change the effects of years of pressure and strain in your …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the <i>Women's Health Big Book of Exercises</i>. …

Workouts

Fabio Viviani's Pasta Recipes

So get your stovetops ready, ladies...<p><b>Risotto with Pumpkin and Walnuts</b><br>Serves 4<p>5 Tbsp butter<br>1 small onion, diced<br>Salt and pepper<br>2 cups Arborio rice<br>1 cup red wine<br>2 quarts vegetable stock<br>2 cups pumpkin, skin and seeds removed, diced into 1/4-inch pieces<br>1/3 cup pear juice<br>1/2 cup candied or regular …

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

The Best Anti-Aging Cream for Your 20s and 30s

“In your late 20s to mid-30s, you enter a pre-aging,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Kavita Mariwalla, who works with La Roche-Posay as part of the brand’s Derm By Your Side Q&A video series. At this stage, you might start to notice lines around your eyes and mouth, or dark spots from sun damage. …

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We turned to Katrine Lieberkind a Danish-born, L.A.-based makeup artist to learn <b>how to properly clean our makeup brushes</b>! You might remember her as …

Compact-Disc Makeup Palettes and Other Household Beauty Secrets

Sometimes we beauty enthusiasts spend shameful amounts of money on the brightest new colors and bling-iest products, and forget the folk remedies …

Mad About Mauve: The Mauve Lipstick Review

Mauve can be a tricky color. Is it pink or purple? Plum or beige? Brown, maybe? Well, it’s sort of a mix of those, which makes it the ultimate color …

7 DIY Crayon Lipsticks to Make Now

Around here, we love DIY beauty goodies and lipstick in equal measure. After seeing DIY crayon lipstick recipes around the web, we decided it was …

Makeup

Obsessed: The Facial Oil We Can't Get Enough Of

If you're interested in beauty, you've probably heard the words “squalane” and "squalene" bandied about by now. Squalene (with an "e") oil was first …