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Is Your Gut Sabotaging Your Sleep?

<b>By Well+Good</b><p>You can eat well, rock your workout, and maximize your spiritual well-being, but if you're only clocking five fitful hours of shut-eye a night, your otherwise-healthy routine isn't helping you as much as you think it is.<p>So it's too bad that falling asleep (and staying asleep!) is so …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Layer Cakes

Layer cakes are as much a craft project as they are a baking project. It's a process that requires time and patience, but the reward is totally worth …

The Ideal Aromatherapy Scent for Your Zodiac Sign

It's all in the nose...just kidding. It's all in the stars.<p>If your birthday indicates what kind of personality type you'll have, it stands to reason that specific scents appeal to those signs—and can influence or enhance your mood. We talked to astrologer Amy Zerner to get your perfect astro …

40 Quick and Easy Home Organization Tips To Clear The Chaos

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful. Instead, there are several ways to take each of the main parts of the house and …

16 Skin-Perfecting Powder Cleansers For Every Budget & Skin Type

While certainly not new, powder cleansers are having a big moment right now — and for good reasons. To wit: To say they’re tried-and-true is a bit of …

I Drank 'Science-Based Functional Beverages' for a Week

Dietary supplement beverages continue to flood the market. Here’s what it’s like to drink “functional tonics” for a week.<p>The dietary supplement market is now a $37 billion industry, so choosing products isn't so easy given the number of supplements flooding shelves. One "wellness" supplement that …

The Healthiest Weight Might Actually Be 'Overweight', Massive Study Finds

Wait, what?<p>A study spanning almost four decades and involving more than 100,000 adults in Denmark has found that those with an ‘overweight' body mass …

7 Weight Loss Foods That Make Dieting Less Miserable

Sure-fire weight-loss tips for a natural diet boost.<p><b>1. Broccoli.</b> When brainstorming what to have for dinner, think about filling half of your plate with brightly colored vegetables like broccoli. It's low in calories, and high in water and fiber content to help you feel full, plus it ups your …

15 Natural Beauty Product Winners from the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

The ballots are in. The votes are counted. The winners are ready for their drumroll. Presenting the 16 natural beauty products — which are free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, talc, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, toluene, and chemical sunscreens — that Allure …

Here Are the 48 Best Beauty Products of 2016

Find your new beauty essentials, no matter what your look.<p>THE FASTEST<p><b>Fastest De-Tangler:</b> Nothing glides through unruly strands better. consider this compact brush your new on-the-go essential. <i>Tangle Teezer Compact Styler in Gold Rush</i>, <i>$20, tangleteezer.com</i><p><b>Hair Treatment:</b> Undo months of heat damage …

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21 Gorgeous DIYs That Only Look Expensive

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DIY Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub

<i>Our DIY blogger is Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, one of the best maker blogs we know.</i><p>I love to give gifts from the heart. This Mother’s Day I wanted make something my mom would really appreciate. She loves to pamper herself and is a bit beauty obsessed, like myself. I decided to make a homemade sugar …

The Best Flowers to Plant for Your Astrological Sign

You're destined to grow these otherworldly blooms.<p>You rely on your horoscope to enlighten you on everything from when to move to what cocktail you should be drinking. Now, astrologer Kim Allen is breaking down how the stars can also guide you to your best garden yet.

The 15-Minute Workout That’ll Leave You Chill AF | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Downward Dog Twist Dolphin<p>Starting on all fours, curl your toes under and straighten your legs as you lift and push your hips back into downward dog. Reach your left hand to the outer edge of your right leg. Rotate your rib cage to the right, keeping your right arm straight. Hold for …

The Amazing 37-Minute Workout

Sarah Kehoe<p>Introducing Kettlebells<p>We've all seen odd-looking workout equipment (foam rollers, countless ab devices...). But kettlebells you've gotta …

6 Indie Beauty Brands We're Obsessed With

Powered by crystals, Kundalini, and whatever happens to be in the herb garden.<p>The entrepreneurs behind the lushest, most eye-catching indie brands are ushering age-old beauty rituals into a new age, with crystals, Kundalini, and whatever happens to be in the herb garden.

Tips for a Raised-Bed Vegetable Garden

Raised-bed gardening is a great way to grow vegetables -- especially if the garden soil is poor or compacted or has poor drainage. And there's no …