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This gut-healthy breakfast will completely change your mornings

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about gut health. And for good reason: Experts say that what’s going on in your belly is directly …

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

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How to Wash Your Face: 10 Face-Washing Mistakes

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes<p>Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

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The Challenge That Secretly Carves Your Abs

In this week’s challenge, you’ll perform a pushup and a ladder drill without resting in between exercises. “During the pushup you have to use your abs to help hold your body in a straight line,” he says. “But in the ladder drill, you do just the opposite, and use your abs to help turn your hips to …

Late Bedtimes and Lack of Sleep Linked to Increased Anxiety

“It’s not just how much sleep you get, but <i>when</i> you go to sleep that matters,” says study author Jacob Nota.<p>The researchers aren’t sure yet how shuteye and worrying are connected, but suggest that it could be a vicious cycle. Bedtimes that aren’t aligned with the natural light-dark cycle outside may …

Is Conditioner Necessary?

Since you’re not buried under as much oil and sweat as you are in the summer, consider washing your hair every other day, which will also help tame flyaways. Just rinse your mane with water after working out at the gym. Or, if you have oily hair, condition it at the ends, which are the areas most …

Is Yoga Good for Your Heart?

“We think yoga is beneficial to your heart because it combines exercise and relaxation,” says Hunink. That mind-body relaxation element might also make yoga better at reducing stress and anxiety compared to other fitness activities.<p>But many guys avoid yoga because they think it won’t give them as …

Do You Have a Low Penis Self-Esteem?

Even men who aren't worried about their size are often deeply concerned that their dicks are ugly or weird, smelly or bad-tasting. Guys with foreskin sometimes feel like freaks; guys without it wonder if sex would be better with it.<p>Then there are the aesthetic anxieties about scars, curving, …

Why Women Love Creative Men

(Want more research-backed ways to turn her on? Discover how to Use Science to Become More Attractive.)<p>People all over the world list creativity as a desirable quality in a mate, the study authors say. But guys who dabble in what the authors call “aesthetic” forms of creativity—basically, anything …

The Fastest Way to Get Bigger Arms

After you’re done with the curls, immediately transition to perform 10 triceps kickbacks to sizzle the backside of your arm instead of resting so you get <b>The Muscle Pump That Will Make Your Arms Grow</b>. That’s 1 round. Perform 3 rounds total.<p>Durkin blazed through this guns of glory challenge in just 3 …

The Jerry Springer Men's Health Interview

I'm as disappointed as you. I was <i>so</i> ready to revile him, to hammer him with questions that would force him to break down weeping in recognition of his own obviously repulsive gapers-block nature. Instead, it was a thirty-minute conversation with a contemporary P.T. Barnum who has done little more …

Why Knowing Yourself Helps All Your Relationships

<b>Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis</b><p>One goal common to many types of psychotherapy as well as psychoanalysis is to learn about yourself, who you are …

What the People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents, and you probably feel like you want to convey a sense of who you really are. But if you focus on unnecessary …

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 …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's Health gets a portion of the …

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How To Talk About Your Workout Routine Without Making Everyone Else Feel Lazy

<i>In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so many of us, it can be hard to know how to integrate our new regimes into our well-mannered lives. Enter</i> <b>Mind Your Manners</b>, <i>our just-in-January series on</i> …

How Stress Kills Our Ability To Feel Compassion

Stress isn't just bad for our physical and mental health -- it may also inhibit our ability to empathize with others, according to new McGill University research.<p>The study, recently published in the journal Current Biology, found that a drug that blocks stress hormones can increase the ability of …

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The Cost of Gluten-Free

So, you went gluten-free. But now your morning bagel is on the "forbidden" list and you only have a leftover sandwich in your fridge for lunch. Plus, you spent 30 minutes of your break reading food labels at the grocery store but didn't buy anything because you left your nutritionist's list of …

4 Reasons You Should Devote More Time to Self-Care

<b>It enhances your beauty.</b><br>A self-care practice has the power to amp your glowiness as well as any product could. Are you sleeping at least seven hours a night? Staying hydrated? Do you take mini time-outs to reduce your stress and manage your cortisol levels by, say, meditating or getting a massage? …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

How to Stop Over-Analyzing Every Conversation

During every conversation I have, I analyze everything about the other person. I'm looking at their eyes, watching body language, and listening for …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Coconut milk, cocoa, and overripe bananas make tasty (and wholesome) frozen treats for hot summer days. Ready the Dixie cups and Popsicle sticks!<p><i>Get the recipe at Je Suis Alimentageuse.</i><p><b>Banana Bread and Almond-Butter Cocoa Sandwich Cookies</b><p>Bananas, almond butter, and cocoa? Seriously, your taste buds …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun - And May Exist On Alien Worlds Too

Scientists have discovered that the life-giving water of Earth predates the formation of the Sun - and there could be a lot more of it out there.<p>Water is essential to life on Earth and likely indicator for alien life as well, which is why so much of the world’s space missions and astronomical …

Better Yourself by Understanding Why You Don't Like Certain People

Try as we might, there's always somebody either at work or in our personal life that we just don't care for. By identifying their main quality that …

3 Big Reasons to Try Mindfulness

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”<p>– Thích Nhất …

16 Simple Things I Do Daily

In no order, I do the following 16 simple things daily to improve my physical and mental health:<p>1. Walk 10k steps.<p>2. Drink from a water fountain every time I see one.<p>3. 100 sit ups.<p>4. Take stairs instead of elevator/escalator/moving walkway.<p>5. Take nutritional supplements, multivitamins and calcium.<p>…

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The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

You can pick and choose what level you want to work at, too. For each movement, there are three progressions. The higher the level, the harder the move. Be smart, though: Choose a level that challenges you, but allows you to keep proper form throughout the entire movement.<p><b>Exercise 1</b><p><b>Pushup</b> …

5 Things You Should Know About Detoxing Juices

<b>Green Tea</b><br>It's chock-full of antioxidants known as catechins, which studies have shown may help reduce belly fat and lower the risk for melanoma.<p><b>Liquid Veggies</b><br>If you really want to flood your body with vitamins and antioxidants that will destroy age-causing free radicals, juicing is the way to go. …

3 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Hard Butt She'll Want to Grab

Want a desirable derrière? Use these exercises to hit your glutes from every direction<p>Sitting all day can cause your glutes to grow weak and your butt to sag—and that's a turnoff for the ladies. Unfortunately, reshaping your backside isn't as simple as getting out of your chair and squatting more, …

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