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I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

Why Traditional Chinese Medicine May Be the Best Path to Flawless Skin

Growing up in Hong Kong, Cecilia Wong was well schooled in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from a very early age. “TCM is very much engrained in my culture,” Wong says. Over the years, the skincare guru picked up a plethora of tricks from her mother, such as acupressure, pearl powder, and herbal …

Skin Care

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Exercise

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Your Step-by-Step Guide To Finally Becoming A Runner

It's easier than you think.<p>Here’s the thing about running: If you want to become a runner, the only thing you really have to do is, well, run. One step, two steps, three steps, voilà: You’re a runner!<p>Easier said than done, right? "Sometimes the hardest part of a run is the first step,” says Corinne …

Did You Know Feng Shui Could Help You De-Stress? Here's How

It's easy to feel stressed in December. Between end-of-year deadlines at work, trying to find the perfect present for everyone on your list, or …

9 Simple Master Bedroom Furniture Upgrade Ideas

Are you bored with your old master bedroom and want to put a twist to it? Then it may be time to give your room the ultimate makeover and have it …

Create a Farmhouse Family Room + How to Style an Open Floor Plan Room

Hi Friends, this is Kristin from Postbox Designs Interior E-Design. I’m back this month with a custom designed Mood Board just for you Remodelaholic …

Home Decorating

How to Get Out of Debt: 7 Tips From People Who Did It

Debt doesn’t have to be a way of life.<p>Take it from those who’ve been there. Whether it was dealing with credit cards, student loans, car loans or …

If You Can Do This Abs Exercise For 1 Minute, We'll Be Seriously Impressed

You can do it anywhere, but it's far from easy.<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. This week's exercise is courtesy of</i> Furthermore<i>:</i><p><b>Slide-through:</b> Sliding discs are perhaps the most underrated pieces of fitness …

Recover and Refuel With This Beginner Yoga Stretch Session

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Yoga

The Best Retinoid Products—and Why You Should Use Them

Why Retinoids (Still) Rule<p>It’s no shocker that the number of anti-aging products appearing on shelves has skyrocketed over the years. (Between 2007 …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

6 Mind-Blowing Flat Iron Hacks That'll Save You So Much Time When You're Getting Ready

Let's get one thing clear right away: We are too busy to spend time stressing out about our hair. There are jobs to go to, friends to catch up with, …

How to cheat your way to skiing like a pro

You know the feeling. You’ve been looking forward to your ski holiday all year, you get to the resort, the snow’s perfect, the sky is blue. And then you just can’t do it. In your head and your heart you’re carving perfect tracks on piste, or skimming through powder, but in reality your legs are …

How broccoli protects your gut

Broccoli is now known to improve gut health; new research has uncovered a potential molecular mechanism to explain this protection — which is good …

How to air-dry your hair (depending on your hair type)

Without it looking like a frizzy mess.<p>In case you hadn't heard, 2017 is all about being kind to your tresses. Which means less time spent tonging, straightening and blow-drying and more time embracing your hair's natural hotness.<p>But while that's all well and good, there's no denying that giving up …

Hygge Is The Hair Color Trend We're Still Talking About

2017's biggest hair color trends were not at all what we expected. Blame America's latest obsession with the Danish concept of hygge, because this …

6 Foolproof Ways To Get A Flat Belly After 40, According To Fitness Pros

Spoiler: Only a few of their suggestions involve breaking a sweat.<p>While 40 may feel like the new 30, there’s one truth about reaching the fourth decade of your life that’s a bit of a buzzkill: It becomes far more challenging to maintain a flat belly.<p>As we age, we lose muscle mass, which causes our …

Here's What The Ingredients In Energy Drinks Actually Do To Your Body

You'll be surprised how few of them actually supply energy.<p>The energy drink industry pulls in roughly 9 billion dollars annually, so it’s obvious that many of us turn to these sugary drinks when we need a jolt of energy. But what exactly is in those shiny cans that gives us wings?<p>We’re here to …

Nutrition

27 Running Tips To Help You Become A Better Runner

We humans rose to the top of the food chain because our big brains helped us out-smart both predators and prey. Stands to reason, right? But it might …

Best online fashion boutiques

From catwalk collections to mongrammed pyjamas, we bring you our favourite websites for online fashion shopping.<p><b>1stdibs</b><p>An astoundingly good source of vintage clothes and jewellery, from extremely rare fashion finds to precious costume jewels, from specialist dealers across Europe and America.</b> …

I Tried Marilyn Monroe's Crazy Lip-Contouring Trick

And all I can say is: wow.<p>Contrary to popular belief, Kim Kardashian is not the pioneer of contouring. In fact, it's none other than Marilyn Monroe, …

Paint your walls these 2 colors if you're trying to sell your home

Real estate giant Zillow scoured more than 32,000 photos from home listings to see how paint colors impacted average sales prices.<p>What they found out may surprise you. It turns out homes with walls painted shades of blue or light gray tend to bring in more in resale dollars than those with white …

Home Decorating

11 Low-Carb Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

No cardboard-like granola bars in sight.<p>When you're doing the low-carb thing and a case of the munchies strikes, it can be challenging to come up with snacks that are as easy to make as they are to throw in your purse.<p>On top of that, these noshes should also do your body a solid in the nutrition …

I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine and was blown away by how well it works

It isn't.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle.<p>The app is a great introduction to a trendy type of fitness routine called interval training, and it's ideal for weekends or days when I can't make …

Exercise

How Do You Pick Your Best Photos Over the Duds? One Pro Explains His Culling Process (VIDEO)

Whether you photograph portraits in the studio or wildlife in the field, a daylong shoot usually results in the onerous task of culling through …

The human mind is hardwired to worry — here’s how the philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius can help you overcome it

Maybe for the first time in my adult life, I don't feel like I'm wasting much of my time. I feel unusually prepared to do difficult things.<p>It was a short personal essay by Elif Batuman, about how reading Epictetus helped her through a strained relationship, political turmoil in her country of …

Self-help

26 BDSM Fantasies You Might Not Want To Read In Public

Warning: Lots of explicit detail ahead.<p>In case you didn't know, BDSM includes sexual and nonsexual acts that fall under the umbrella of bondage and discipline (B&D), dominance and submission (D&S), and sadism and masochism (S&M). <b>And just a heads up, since it's not always present in fantasy:</b> …