Nicole Washington-Hydara

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Ring The Alarm

Ok sure, chances are her driver needed to stop at Walmart for something and she decided to see what all of the hype was about inside these Walmart …

The Time When You're MOST Likely to Flirt

Hint: It's not happy hour<p>It's not just you—every woman has nights where she's just not in the mood to flirt and others where she's practically on the prowl. So what gives? Blame it on your cycle. Women flirt more during the high-fertility phase of their cycle, and they particularly focus on flings …

Relationships

U.S. FDA approves Novo Nordisk's drug for rare blood clotting disorder | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it has approved Novo Nordisk’s drug Tretten to prevent bleeding in patients with a rare blood clotting disorder.<p>Patients with congenital Factor XIIIA-subunit deficiency do not make enough of the Factor XIII protein that is important …

9 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

Try these tricks for a little less "bah, humbug" and a lot more festive fun this season

Decorations

The Most Difficult Thing About Giving Up Junk Food

I can still see myself in elementary school, doing my best not to cry. The class had erupted in laughter over something I'd said. But what? Oh, that's right. I'd called my dad "Daddy." I'd forgotten that wasn't cool. We were too old to use such a little-kid term of endearment.<p>It still stings to …

The Craving That's Hardest to Resist

Key word being hard, not impossible<p>Sugar's been getting a lot of bad press lately, and this news won't help: New research in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> shows that sugar is like a drug, hijacking the brain's reward system to bring on an onslaught of cravings.<p>For the study, scientists …

Nutrition

4 Abs Exercises from the Crazy Fit Rockettes

Try these moves to get some kickin’ core muscles<p>When you think about the Rockettes, the first word that comes to mind is probably “kicks.” Truth: The Rockettes do a whole lot of kicking in the <i>Radio City Christmas Spectacular</i>. Truth #2: The Rockettes are insanely fit—they have to be in order to do …

Workouts

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees

You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do three sets of 20 reps for each move.<p>1. …

Ohio State University

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

4 Beauty Tricks to Make Those Gorgeous Eyes Pop

Turn heads with these simple tips<p>While the eyes might be the window to the soul, they can also capture the attention of the hottie across the bar. In case you missed it: A recent study showed seventy percent of men notice your eyes before any other trait. Try these four tips from <i>Women's Health</i> …

Makeup

The 13 Best Fitness Lessons from 2013

ICYMI: It was a pretty awesome year for fitness

Fitness

Drink Up: Egg Nog Contains as Many Calories As a Doughnut, and Other Liquid Calorie Facts You Need to Know

Calories that come in liquid form are harder to track than those in food, but we’ve done the math for you.<p>Below are some of your holiday favorites, …

3 Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day

Cut them out before they ruin your day<p>So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some things are out of your hands—but other little morning habits could be …

Nutrition

Why Giving Freely Is the Answer to Holiday Stress (Regardless of Your Budget)

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>"Giving is like love. To experience its full reward, it must be offered freely."<p>This is one of our "12 Holiday Thoughts" -- and perhaps one of the most powerful. And I'm not just talking about the gifts themselves -- but of the expectations and fears and all of the other things tied up …

How To Reduce Damage From A Week Of Too Much Eating And Too Little Exercise

Daily exercise can mitigate the effects of overdoing it around the holidays, a small new study suggests.<p>The Journal of Physiology study showed that people who exercise on a daily basis are less affected by the negative health effects of one week of overeating, such as poor blood sugar control and …

5 Healthier Takes On Your Favorite Christmas Breakfasts

We <i>could</i> try to tell you to, say, top your oatmeal or your Greek yogurt with some festive red and green fruit... but then we'd officially be worse than the Grinch.<p>Because we know Christmas morning is only once a year, and you just want to enjoy your favorite dishes in peace, here are some simple -- …

Which Should I Do First: Cardio or Strength Training?

Find out if your workout order matters<p><b>The question:</b> Should I start my workout with strength or cardio?<p><b>The expert:</b> Exercise physiologist Marta Montenegro, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT<p><b>The answer:</b> Where to begin? For most women, the right answer is at the weight racks.<p>See, when it comes to slimming down and …

Exercise

Weight loss surgery safe, beneficial: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bariatric surgery results in substantial weight loss and can turn back some diseases related to obesity, a new study finds.<p>There is some risk of complications, but death rates appear to be lower than previously thought, researchers reported after reviewing about a …

How to Stay Focused During a Workout

Use your mind to sculpt a better body<p>When boredom or fatigue strikes during a workout, you might try to distract yourself by flicking on the TV or chatting up your treadmill neighbor. But tuning in–instead of checking out–may be the smarter tactic.<p>Just ask yoga teachers. At the beginning of class, …

Self-help

Your Holiday-Themed Workout Playlist

We wish you some merry fitness<p>Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means… It's officially holiday music season! Turn on the radio, and you'll hear "Silent Night." Head into a department store, and you'll get an earful of "White Christmas." Holiday music lovers are basically in heaven right now.<p>But …

Women's Health

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

Amid Obamacare late rush, government says 'don't worry' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it was still processing thousands of sign-ups for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law on Tuesday as Americans made a final rush to obtain medical coverage in time for New Year’s Day.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

5 Meals That Make You Feel Amazing

5 meals that'll soothe your mind and body<p>When I was younger, I relied on chocolate and sugar to give me boosts throughout the day. Sure, I had some dips in my energy level, but I didn't see a huge downside.<p>Then I started eating more vegetables, protein, and whole grains, and a lot less sweet stuff. …

Food

How Your Horoscope Can Affect Your Weight (Seriously!)

To see whether beliefs about fate affect people's odds of gaining weight, the scientists recruited 180 shoppers and instructed them to plug their zodiac signs into a horoscope website. Regardless of their sign, study participants were told, "This is not a favorable day for you" and were then asked …

10 Reasons You Should Have More Orgasms

Aside from the fact that they feel amazing

Immune System

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex

Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s Health and Women’s Health</i> …

David Copperfield

How To Do A Perfect Plank

Your guide to mastering the abs exercise.<p>Things that feel like forever: Waiting for the hottie you met last weekend to message you back; boiling pasta; holding a plank.<p>But even though it may not be super exciting, this simple bodyweight move is really effective—not to mention, one of the best ways …

Workouts

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …

Healthy Eating

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

Melissa Vidal Lost 100 Pounds Without Dieting

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Melissa Vidal<p><b>Age:</b> 26<p><b>Height:</b> 5'6"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 260 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> It started my first year of college. I was overwhelmed with change. I found …