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7 Cool New Beauty Buys for Spring

Because the first day of the season is reason enough to treat yourself.<p>Because the first day of the season is reason enough to treat yourself.

Beauty

Bra Fitting 101 For Women With Small Busts

Every woman knows that having great bras is important; it's a necessity, not a want, and one that can be a bit costly these days. When choosing a great bra quality should be at the top of the list, but we all love to look and feel sexy. Who knows when we may need to "suddenly" toss our shirts off, …

Clothing

This Is Why You're Hungry All the Time

Your appetite is as complicated as you are.<p>One day you're like, "I'm fine subsisting on two crust-less cucumber finger sandwiches and a Shirley Temple because I am too genteel to feel hunger anymore." The next day, you are Goya's Saturn, except your metaphorical son is, like, two scrambled eggs, …

Derek Jeter

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

<b>Yellow Eyes</b><br>Eyes that turn a shade of yellow may be due to a condition known as scleral icterus, which could possibly indicate that your liver isn't functioning properly, says dermatologist Soheil Simzar, M.D.<p><b>Eye Bags and Puffiness</b><br>High-sodium foods and a diet rich in salt can promote water retention …

Binge-or-Treat? Find Out if You Have Binge Eating Disorder

It's the night of Halloween. The kids are tucked away, their overstuffed bags of candy from trick-or-treating sitting out on the kitchen counter next to the bowl of leftover goodies. For people with the little understood and under-treated condition of binge eating disorder, this is when the pretend …

Daylight Saving Time Ends -- Fall Back Into Your Workout Routine

I like to think of daylight saving time changes, both in the spring and in the fall, as a time to switch up your workout, much in the same way that many people switch their smoke alarm batteries.<p>The "fall back" is an especially opportune time to add or change a morning exercise plan because you …

Obesity Rate In U.S. Is Increasing, Report Shows

The U.S. adult obesity rate is rising, according to a new Gallup-Healthways report.<p>So far this year, the adult obesity rate in the U.S. is 27.2 percent, which is the highest the obesity rate has ever been at this point in the year since Gallup-Healthways started tracking it.<p>At this time last year, …

Time Out Tip Of The Day: September 17, 2013

Need a time out? You're in luck. In honor of Bliss' Triple Oxygen Month, HuffPost's GPS for the Soul has teamed up with Bliss spa experts to provide the best tips to take a rejuvenating time out each and every day for the month of September. We want to help you make the next 30 days a time of …

5 Habits That Will Improve Your Emotional Wellness

Do you monitor your emotional well-being and take action when you hit a rough patch? Let's be honest, most of us don't. Even if you did pay attention to your psychological health, would you know how to ease emotional pain when your feelings were hurt, how to boost your confidence when your …

Mental Health

Why You Aren't Happy Right Now (And the Simple Fix)

Have you found yourself feeling like certain life circumstances outside your control are holding you back from truly being happy and having it all? If only you had a 9-5 job you would be happy, or if only you had a spouse, or could get pregnant, or made more money, or had more vacation time, THEN …

Happiness

Exercise Intensity Matters More Than Duration In Keeping Weight Off: Study

Every little bit counts.<p>That's the message of a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion, which showed that even a few minutes of brisk physical activity can add up to protect against obesity.<p>"What we learned is that for preventing weight gain, the intensity of the activity matters …

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Proof That Fast Food Salads Are Anything But Healthy

<b>Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed foods that scream loudest in our food environment.</b><p>You wouldn't be amiss in thinking that a restaurant's salad is a more nutritious and healthful …

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weight lifting basics and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While …

Fitness

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

Training to Run Your First 5K

Running a 5K is an excellent goal for new runners. You'll get lots of motivation, as well as enjoyment, from participating in a race. A 5K, which is …