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Drug use falls but laughing gas trend revealed

<b>The proportion of adults who say they use illegal drugs has fallen to its lowest level since records began, a Home Office study suggests.</b><p>Just over 8% of adults - around 2.7m people - admitted taking an illegal drug during the last year, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales.<p>This …

Curves Ahead

Flaunt your best assets while leaving a little bit to the imagination. From retro cuts to peplum details, these picks are anything but modest!

Get Smarter - Point To Your Head (Yes, Really)

Throughout history, philosophers, writers and musicians have used the head versus heart metaphor to signify practicality versus emotion. On any issue – whether it’s government spending, Medicaid expansion or a career move – we talk in terms of following our head or our heart. Now, research …

56 Healthier Burger Recipes for Grilling Season

Summertime means grilling time, and we all know what that means: burger season. We love a good juicy burger just like the rest of 'em, but we'll be …

Cooking

10 Birth Control Myths—Debunked!

Learn the truth about these common misconceptions<p><b>Myth #1: The Pill makes you gain weight</b>Reality: The truth is, it might depend on your prescription. In 2011, researchers at the Cochran Database System Review analyzed 49 studies that compared a variety of birth control methods with placebos and …

Height Linked To Women's Cancer Risk? New Study Suggests Yes

Height does matter – at least it may when it comes to cancer risk. That’s the surprising news from a study published in the online edition of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention showing that the taller women are, the greater their risk for numerous types of cancer.<p>Looking at data from …

8 Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings can get to even the most disciplined healthy eaters among us. One innocent little bite of a birthday cupcake and suddenly you’re face …

Wellness

Why Mosquitoes Love Me, And Other Mysteries Revealed

Come summertime, some of us here at Shots are reminded, as we lounge on decks and venture into overgrown gardens, that we are irresistible to mosquitoes. As we gripe about our itchy, pocked limbs, we can't help but wonder just why they unfailingly devour us and pass over our friends and loved ones. …

Yoga on the Road

Anyone planning on traveling to faraway places, either for work or holiday, will fight to stay vibrant and refreshed, especially with multiple time zone changes. As a yoga teacher and a lover of traveling, I believe that practicing yoga on the road is important. It makes transit to the remote …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

Sleep Deprivation May Make You Doubt Your Physical Fitness

It may not be solid training or the perfect breakfast that makes you feel prepared for a big sporting event. It could be something as simple as how much you sleep, according to a new study.<p>Dutch researchers had 11 men perform a 20-minute cycling test in various conditions, including once after a …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday July 26th

Welcome to the third week of GWODs designed by Kelvin Gary and Katherine Simmons of Body Space Fitness!<p>Have thoughts on the new graphic design of …

Graphic Design

How Height Is Connected to Cancer

Jealous of your long-legged peers? Turns out they may not have won the gene pool after all.<p>New research published in the journal <i>Cancer Epidemiology,</i> …

Popular Weight Loss Plans That Could Be Bad for You

Your friend lost weight on the Paleo diet. Your mom slimmed down on the Military Diet. Your sister is reaching her weight loss goals with the <i>Wheat</i> …

8 Tips for Initiating Sex

One of the biggest lies we're told about sex is that it "just happens". This is how sex is commonly depicted in film and TV; no one has to ask for it …

Self-help

Can Stretching Make You Smarter?

Your yoga practice may be doing more for your body than combatting work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between strength workouts. New …

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (July 26-Aug. 1)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)<p>Even momentarily …

Relationships

15-Minute Workout: Core Exercises

Hit your muscles from all angles with this routine to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>Hitting your muscles from all angles is the absolute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>If your abs routine consists of crunches, crunches, and more crunches, you may still have some jiggle around the …

Sex Addiction Stumps Experts Hunting for Best Therapies

Celebrity sex addicts who race off to the nearest rehab clinic after scandal breaks may hope to cull sympathy for their "disease," but scientists now …

Yoga in the Pool Has Unexpected Benefits

I had seen the ladies of a certain age doing stretches with noodles in the pool at my local Y, so I thought I knew what water yoga was all about: …

Yoga

50 Food Tips That Will Change Your Life!

Our favorite food bloggers share their cooking secrets<p>Along with salt and pepper, the most important kitchen staple to have on hand these days is a Wi-Fi connection. Smartphones and social networking have done way more for the world of food than merely allowing us to ogle one another's plates on …

3 Ways to Burn More Fat With Exercise

If you feel like any extra calories you eat go straight to your belly or thighs, you're not imagining things. Those are usually the areas where you …

Exercise

Striving for Enough: Being Fat in a Thin World

When you're a kid, it's about eating enough. Your parents encourage you to eat as much as you can. I do it to kids all the time as a nanny. "Eat up your supper! Make sure you take three more bites of your vegetables! Come on, one more bite of meat!"<p>As an adult, it's about regarding food and …

The Best Songs to Work Out to, According to Glamour Editors! | Glamour

1. "I Love It"—Icona Pop (Jen Gobie, Photo Manager)<p>2. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"—Train (Kat Thomsen, Digital Managing Editor)<p>3. "Closer"—Tegan and Sara (Lindy Segal, Online Assistant Editor)<p>4. "Get Me Bodied"—Beyonce (Sophia Chabbott, Senior Online Fashion Editor)<p>5. "Girls"—French Horn Rebellion …

Hating On Fat People Just Makes Them Fatter

Don't try to pretend your gibes and judgments of the overweight people in your life are for their own good. Florida researchers have evidence that discriminating against fat people only makes them fatter.<p>"People often rationalize that it's OK to discriminate based on weight because it will motivate …

The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Hyman, M.D.<p>In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION COOKBOOK, Dr. Mark Hyman shares recipes that support the BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION lifestyle. In 1900, only two percent of meals in America were eaten outside the home; now it is over fifty percent. Dr. Hyman calls for readers to take back their health …

12 Surprising Facts About the Male Body

Bizarre but totally interesting details about his anatomy<p>Can't imagine what it's like to be a guy? Now you don't have to wonder—or ask him to explain why he likes it rougher than you do. Just read on for everything you never knew about the male physique.<p>The Average Erect Penis Is 5.57 Inches …

Birth Control FAQ

Consider all your contraception questions officially answered! Our medical experts weigh in on your urgent, awkward, and even embarrassing birth control dilemmas.<p><b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b>• If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do …