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9 Self-Help Books For Women That Will Legit Make Your Life Better

Crush it.<p>Ain’t no shame in needing a little bit of help—even if it's just from a book. But so many self-help books for women are...well, bad. (No, I don't want to read a step-by-step guide on how to attract a man, kthxbye.)<p>The best self-help books these days thankfully come from experts in their …

The 10 Best Beach Reads For Your Next Vacay

Screw body surfing.<p>For me, reading equals relaxation—which is why, as a rule, I always bring a minimum of two books along with me on every single vacation. (It's also why my carry-on bag always weighs at least 20 pounds...)<p>What goes better with your shades and your SPF 50 than a super-juicy book? …

Mum hails 'miracle' cream from high street store that cured her baby's agonising eczema within hours

A mum has hailed a miracle cream that she claims cured her baby's severe eczema which left him in a 'hot mess' - unable to sleep and scratching until …

Julianne Hough Is Proving Redheads Have More Fun With a New Amber Hair Color

Red alert! We’ve long loved watching <b>Julianne Hough</b> play with her hairstyles (who can forget that cute chin-length bob she sported a couple years …

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher

You'll be dripping sweat and feeling the burn from your head to your toes.<p>High-intensity interval training isn't all about burpees and jumping jacks. This HIIT workout created by Annie Mulgrew, the program director at CITYROW in New York City, takes you from the rowing machine to the floor for …

This Is THE Best Move For Working Your Biceps

...and shoulders...and abs.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Underhand bent-over row</b>: Any row can give you a great upper-body workout, but this variation is all about the biceps. …

Sculpt Your Whole Bod with Just 3 Dumbbell Moves

We’re all about these combo exercises.<p>We're taking it back to the basics for this super-simple dumbbell workout that will challenge your entire body in just three moves.<p>The beauty of this workout lies in its combo moves, which work your upper and lower body at the same time to boost efficiency. …

Workouts

Exactly What This Dermatologist Uses to Keep Her Acne and Rosacea in Check

If they're good enough for a top derm...<p>Ever wonder what derms use to keep their skin glowing and gorgeous? Yeah, us, too. That's why we started skin-fessions: a monthly column in which pros spill their skin-care routines. This month, Shirley Chi, M. D., dished on how she keeps her acne, rosacea, …

This Teen Opened a Time Capsule on Her 18th Birthday: Find Out What Was Inside

This might even beat a new car. For Abby Van Metre’s 18th birthday, she received a time capsule filled with notes from loved ones written nearly two …

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Score a Cardio and Abs Workout at the Same Time with This One Move

Add this to your routine for strong abs and endless endurance.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Mountain climber:</b> If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting the mountain climber, …

Exactly How to Lift Heavy Weights to Sculpt Muscle and Get Seriously Strong

Because what does it even mean to lift heavy, really?<p>There's a time and a place for three-pound weights. (Um, like when you're blow-drying your hair.) But lifting <i>heavy</i> is what will actually help you build muscle, turbocharge your metabolism, and prove to yourself that you are, in fact, a badass.<p>So …

Exercise

9 Deadlift Variations That'll Help You Sculpt That Booty

#NoSquatsNecessary<p>Lunges and squats are cool and all—but if you're ready to mix things up in your quest for J.Lo-worthy glutes, make the deadlift your new go-to move.<p>While deadlifts may look intimidating if you've never done 'em before, just play by these rules: Position your feet hips-width …

See What 9 Different Nutritionists Eat for Dinner

Spy on their super-healthy (and super-delicious) suppers.

Cooking

19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes

Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.<p>There's a difference between "portion size" and "serving size." A portion is the amount you pile on your plate, while a serving is a standard measurement of food, such as a cup or an ounce.<p>…

30 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

Mind = blown.<p>Getting through a day without a snack is like getting through a day without checking your phone—impossible and boring AF. That's why you need an arsenal of snacks to grab when you need a fix—go-to mini meals that will satisfy your cravings, keep you full, and clock in at 200 calories …

Healthy Eating

11 Incredible Weight-Loss Transformations You Have to See to Believe

These inspirational ladies showed their scales who's boss—and have the photos to prove it.

The Scary Ingredient Pregnant Women Should Avoid

And you've probably come into contact with it today<p>You already know the "what to avoid while pregnant" list runs the gamut (buh-bye wine and sushi!). Now, that list is getting a little longer: Pregnant women should steer clear of the common antibacterial ingredients triclosan and triclocarban, …

Pregnancy

21 Ways to Deal with Sadness

Depression gets a lot of press and attention these days. But sadness is a different thing. Sadness is the feeling that comes from an unhappy event. Now, if you don't deal with it, sadness can become chronic and lead to depression. This is why you might want to learn to deal with it when it comes. …

8 Kettlebell Moves That'll Sculpt Your Entire Body

...and FAST!<p>If you love yourself some kettlebell exercises, this workout is for you. (And if you've never tried them out, this workout is for you, too!) Kettlebell exercises are awesome because, thanks to the fact that their weight isn't evenly distributed, they make your stabilizer muscles work …

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Meet the newer, safer—but just as body-transforming—alternative to high-intensity interval training.<p>Amped-up Pilates reformers. Trampoline cardio. Underwater cycling. You can find fitness classes with all kinds of different bells and whistles right now—and new ones are popping up every day. In this …

6 Strategies to Banish Ingrown Hair for Good

Whether you want to prevent these trouble spots or get rid of the ingrown hairs you already have, we've got you covered.<p>"I wish I had an ingrown hair," said no one, ever. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to keep ingrown hairs from popping up in the first place—and to make them disappear ASAP if …

Skin Care

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps

8 Quotes from 'The Notebook' That STILL Make You Feel Things

Oh, Ryan Gosling—we'll never stop loving you.<p>You're about to feel <i>really</i> old: The film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestseller <i>The Notebook</i> is celebrating its 10-year anniversary today! And in honor of Noah and Allie's love story, we've picked our eight favorite moments from the movie. Just try to …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

4 Drug Combinations That Can Be Accidentally Lethal

These common combinations can be accidentally lethal<p>Nearly 28 percent of adults ages 20 to 59 hold multiple drug precriptions at any given time, per CDC data. In some cases, double (or tripling) up is necessary—but the wrong combo could have critical consequences, says epidemiologist Leonard …