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Practice Yoga At Home

<b>No more excuses about time!</b><br>Home practice doesn't mean you need a dedicated 90 minutes per day on the mat. That's what yoga studios are for. A home practice can be anywhere from 5 minutes to a full 90. Let go of any guilt surrounding the amount of time or calories you burned and just commit to …

Ways to Relax

• <b>Sip Green Tea:</b> Instead of turning purple with rage, get green with a cup of herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip.• <b><br>Nosh on Chocolate:</b> Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your …

Embarrassing yoga problems solved!

And that's not all: There are other equally OMG-inducing scenarios, too. Here, Nancy Elkes, a certified yoga and pilates instructor at Crunch in New York City, explains how to handle the most <i>ommm-</i>barrassing yoga moments.<p><b>You fart and everyone hears</b><br>See above re: the humiliation factor. But what …

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Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts

9 Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts<p>How to look flawless even when you have ZERO time<p>If your daily hair and makeup regimen rivals Beyonce’s, it’s time to lighten your load: An overblown beauty routine could be making you late in the morning and keeping you up longer at night. Use these time-saving tricks …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Yoga Class

<b>Mistake: Keeping Your Cell Phone On</b><br>Picture this: You’re deep in your savasana when a familiar ring tone starts blaring. Hey, it’s happened to the best of us… but even so, the shuffle of shame to your bag as everyone’s zen bubble bursts around you is pretty excruciating. Save yourself the agony and …

Working Out With Your Lazy Boyfriend

<b>The answer:</b> First, props to you for recognizing that this is an issue in the first place. “If working out is a big part of your life and who you are, you shouldn’t sacrifice that. After all, it’s part of what attracted your boyfriend to you in the first place, and you may end up resenting him later …

7 Tips For Weight-Lifting Newbies

<b>Ask an Expert</b><br>No idea if you’re doing a move correctly? “Nothing is going to substitute the cues of a good coach right in front of you,” says Boyce. See if your gym offers a free introductory session with a personal trainer since you may just need one hour of good instruction to get you</b> …

Wash Your Face in the Shower

<b>The answer:</b> Washing in the shower is definitely better. "The shower is a great time to massage a gentle cleanser into the skin," Gross says. "Deep cleaning the pores becomes easier and more efficient."<p>The shower acts as a giant steamer, which helps open up your pores. Plus sebum—the oily substance …

Commitment Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

A Fun Way to Kick Off Your Get-Fit Resolution<p>This January 1, celebrate with a runner's high, not a hangover<p>Shutterstock<p>Got big fitness plans for 2014? You might want turn in early on New Year's Eve. First thing on January 1, 35 cities across the country will host the second annual Commitment Day 5K …

More Proof That the “Thigh-Gap Trend” Is Ridiculous

Smith offers five foolproof ways to fake a thigh gap—including holding a soccer ball between your legs or even having your right thigh issue a restraining order against your left thigh. And while it’s meant to poke fun at this strange body obsession, it’s also kind of true: You just can’t get a …

Behind-the-Scenes with the Radio City Rockettes

5 Crazy Facts About the Rockettes<p>Take a peek behind the scenes of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular<p>While we investigated how the silly-strong Rockettes keep their cores so tight and toned, we also learned some awesome facts about the group. Prepare yourself to be impressed, then have a</i> …

6 Ways to Boost Your Body Confidence | Women's Health

Bad news for the less confident: It turns out that the women who were hung up on their bodies assumed that their friends were, too, and their body image concerns mirrored what they perceived their friend's concerns to be. The more they thought that their friend was dissatisfied, the more …

The Side Effect for Dieting

After just five days, the veggie-eaters' digestive tracts were home to bacteria types that make amino acids, the building blocks of protein, from plant sugars. Meanwhile, the meat-eaters' intestines appropriately started packing more protein-digesting bacteria. Why that matters? Some of the bugs …

How to increase your energy

<b>Your Breakfast is Too Small</b><br>A handful of berries mixed into a container of Greek yogurt may sound like the perfect healthy breakfast, but it can set you up to binge in the afternoon. Not only is it just not enough food, but it’s also lacking in some nutrients that are key to ensuring you feel full …

How to Take Amazing Food Pics

Websites such as Jezebel, USA Today, and the Huffington Post all covered Stewart's pics, posting tweets from people mocking her poor food photography skills. While her Twitter feed shows you how <i>not</i> to snap a food pic, don't let it discourage you from posting your own. Just try these tricks to make …

Set Your Intention

Experts say intention setting can be a powerful tool in any fitness discipline, not just yoga. "It zeros in on something you can connect to emotionally, and unlike a long-term goal, you can make good on an intention in a single session, which is very satisfying," says celeb trainer Brett Hoebel. In …

Drew Barrymore's Top Beauty Tips

<b>STEP 2:</b> Blend a creamy plum-colored blush onto the apples of the cheeks. Try Flower Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby in Raisin the Roof ($10, walmart.com).<p><b>STEP 3:</b> Layer a pink lipstick (<b>4 - Dior Addict Extreme Lipcolor in Cruise,</b> $31, dior.com) under a red gloss. Try BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie …

How to Be Happier: 12 Happiness Myths

12 Happiness Myths—Debunked<p>It <i>doesn't</i> come from success, it <i>can</i> be bought, and other shocking truths about achieving bliss<p>Digital Vision/Thinkstock<p>A few things—like chocolate, chick flicks, and clean sheets—are almost guaranteed to boost your mood. But when it comes to achieving true happiness, there …

Wearable Fitness Trackers

Their popularity stems from how cool-looking, easy to use, and tricked out they've become. Thanks to improved technology, monitors can now do things like wirelessly sync to your mobile phone, track stuff beyond steps (like hours and quality of sleep), and alert you when you're being lazy–all of …

Natural Beauty Tips

7 Sneaky Beauty Tricks to Get That “Natural” Look<p>How to nail that fresh-faced glow without loading on the products<p>It’s ironic that nailing the “natural” look often takes a crazy amount of time and products. Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case. Bobbi Brown makeup artist Cassandra Garcia says …

10 Reasons to Work Out

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look<p>Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best in those adorable gym selfies you …

Weight Loss Tips

The 9 Most Helpful Weight-Loss Tips of 2013<p>Check out the most fascinating science-based tricks from the past year<p>From the <i>no-way!</i> to the <i>say-what!?</i><i>,</i> we kept you posted on the weight-loss news of 2013. Now we've rounded up the most brilliant tricks from the past 12 months so you can take them with you …

Easy Ways to Lose Weight

<b>Ditch the guilt:</b> Recent research shows beating yourself up about eating something indulgent can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Instead, look at treating yourself as a celebratory—not shame-inducing—event.<p><b>Ignore the scale:</b> Numbers go up and down and stall in a plateau all the time, which can do …

How to Eat Fruit: 4 Tasty Ways to Eat More Fruit

<b>Squeeze Pouches</b><br>Fruit purees make it simple to get your recommended daily allowance on the go. Look for 100 percent--fruit varieties without high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives.<p><b>Leathers</b><br>These chewy strips of dried, pureed fruit may have added sugar, but as long as it isn't the first ingredient, …

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercises

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees<p>You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do …

Weight Loss Journey

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>That October, she and Gabe started taking walks and doing daily workouts they found on Pinterest. In nine months, Brittany dropped 30 pounds. That summer, they were wowed by an ad for a cardio-yoga DVD program that featured a disabled spokesman who had shed half his weight and regained …

How to Survive Your Holiday Hangover

Photo: Popperfoto<p>So... you're probably going to be hungover tomorrow. It's the holidays! There will be cheap/too much champagne. You will drink it. So to prepare for the next day, we'd suggest you arm yourself with our handy hangover infographic, culled from scientific studies, GOOP (Gwyneth knows …

Everything I Watched While Drinking With My In-Laws Over the Holidays

Photo: Sam Urdank/Netflix<p>Because the holidays are all about wearing nothing but your Christmas jammies, nursing an always-topped-off glass of wine, and arguing with loved ones over what movie to watch (before inevitably passing out on top of the family dog), a tabulated breakdown of every …

Kristen Wiig Life Stalked Olivia Newton-John

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' actress reveals her 'unhealthy obsession' with the 'Grease' star, the allure of smoking, and gifting Katy Perry a lock of hair<p>Photo: WireImage<p>In <i>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty</i>,Walter (Ben Stiller), a <i>Life</i> magazine photo archivist, uses his crush on colleague Cheryl …

22 Ways To Wear Your Mid-Length Hair

There's more to this cut than meets the eye.<p>Mid-length cuts are universally flattering but that doesn't mean the length is a bland. Tailor the look to your individual style in the form of romantic half-ups, choppy beach waves, or one-sided curls. Here, 25 ways to wear the in-between hairstyle.

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