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15 Organizers You Didn't Know Your Bathroom Needed

Tidying up doesn't have to be about yet another plastic bin.<p>Tidying up doesn't have to be about yet <i>another</i> plastic bin.

Hair Care

What to Do During Pregnancy to Make Losing the Baby Weight Easier

Set yourself up for success now!<p>When you're pregnant, it may seem like the most logical course of action is to devour whatever you want (after all, you're eating for two!) and worry about the weight gain <i>after</i> your bundle of joy is born. But taking a proactive approach can make getting back to your …

Weight Loss

Help! Is my quinoa killing the planet?

I was a very unsophisticated and sheltered child when it came to food – the first person in my family to buy a bulb of garlic, or go to university. It was there, in 1998, that I first heard the words couscous and hummus. When I got to London three years later, my mind was blown by supermarket …

Food

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

19 Foods That Aren't Actually Food

Just because it looks like a blueberry doesn't mean it is one.<p><i>This article was written by Mandy Oaklander and provided by our partners at Eat Clean.</i><p>"Everything in moderation" is usually pretty sound advice, but let's face it: There are some things you should just not put in your mouth. From …

Nutrition

The Right Way to Get Rid of Earwax

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax is one of those bodily fluids that's usually out of sight and out of mind—that is, until you put a Q-tip into those ears and, well, you know. It's not pretty. But if you're self-conscious about the gunk in there, the last thing you should be doing is popping cotton …

Dry Skin

9 Eating Habits That Are Derailing Your Weight-Loss Efforts

The worst part: You probably think they'll help you drop more pounds.<p>The occasional dietary splurge isn't what really thwarts most women's weight-loss efforts. It's the so-called "healthy" weight-loss strategies we use, convinced they'll help us cut calories, slim down, and get healthier—only to …

Nutrition

How Much Sex Should You Have When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant?

The answer, surprisingly, is not exactly. “The general guideline for couples with no known fertility issues who are ready to become parents is to have frequent sex, which is defined as sex every day or every other day,” says Elizabeth Fino, M.D., assistant professor of ob-gyn and reproductive …

How To Make an All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner Using Citrus Peels

(Image credit: Gina Eykemans)<p>Oh, how I love the glorious citrus season that erupts during California winter! The weather is still brisk when I go out …

Delivery Room Nightmares: 5 Births That Make Yours Look Like a Disney Movie

Thankfully, they all turned out okay in the end.<p>Bringing new life into the world is no joke. Even in the best scenario, blood and pain are involved on some level. (You can’t really say the same for anything else that ends up with such a lovely outcome!) Whether you’re gearing up to have your first …

Pregnancy

5 Skin-Care Products That You Should Never Use Together

Avoid these combos to save your skin.<p>With the list of "must-have" skin-care products growing by the minute, the list of ingredients you're putting on your skin is growing, too. It's no surprise that some just don't go together. Here, David Colbert, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist, points …

6 Weight-Loss Foods Everyone Should Eat

Eating well helps you function at your peak, mentally and physically, and these foods are full of nutrients that help your body bounce back from the biological effects of stress. What better way to spoil yourself?<p>Dark Chocolate<p>This go-to mood booster has more polyphenols than some fruit juices and …

Nutrition

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

Learn how to stop abusing your tresses and get gorgeous hair<p>If you want shiny, gorgeous hair—and, really, who doesn’t?—then you should pay close attention to how you treat your strands. How you wash, dry, and style can seriously affect the health and appearance of your locks. Are you making these …

Hair Care

The Maximum Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Cue one big collective sigh of relief.<p>Of course you try your very best to stick to a relatively healthy diet and exercise plan. But some days, you're bound to go overboard—after all, you're only human. Perhaps it’s that time of the month and you just can’t stop munching; perhaps you had one too …

Fitness

5 Hormones That Mess With You Every Month

Mood swings, crazy cravings, and irrational crying fits? Yeah, you know what we're talking about.<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a</i> …

Women's Health

Everything You Need to Know About Vaginas

Get ready to get up close and personal with your nether regions.<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a whole lot. To help you better</i> …

Women's Health

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Nutrition

Your Guide to Your Lady Parts

Do you really know which parts go where…and do what? Check out this helpful map to your anatomy.<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a</i> …

Women's Health

6 Things That Are Seriously Screwing With Your Sleep

The habits to avoid so you can actually get some shuteye tonight<p>You know most of the major offenders—a late-afternoon latte, your neighbor's yappy dog, allergies that won't quit—but there are a few other sneaky obstacles that can make it harder to get a good night's sleep. We rounded up the top …

Mad Men

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

Nutrition

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Cleaning

Should Pregnant Women Run Marathons?

A running expert explains why she doesn't think you should train for long-distance races when you're expecting.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Hadfield and provided by our partners at Zelle.</i><p>I don't believe pregnancy is the time to train for or complete long-distance events. (Please be gentle and …

Marathons

17 Things You Shouldn't Ever Say to a Pregnant Lady

It's not nice to make an expectant mom cry

Pregnancy

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

Hair Care

4 Foods You Should Avoid Now If You Want to Get Pregnant Later

Calling all future moms: It's time to edit your grocery list.<p>These days, it seems like almost anything can mess with your fertility, including everyday habits like staring at your smartphone and over-stressing. But can what you eat <i>now</i> affect your fertility—even if you don't anticipate getting …

Nutrition

7 Ingredients Nutritionists Always Avoid

If you see these ingredients on a food's label, stay far, far away from it.

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

The 13 Biggest Fitness Myths

Clear up these common misconceptions ASAP for a more effective workout<p>What you don't know about fitness can hurt you—and interfere with your fitness goals. For a safer workout with awesome results, forget everything you think you know about exercise, and read on to get your fitness facts …

Exercise

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

7 Harmful Diet Lies You Probably Believe

You'll want to revamp your diet after reading this.<p><i>By Kelsey Miller of Refinery29</i><p>As a culture, we go through phases with our diet preferences—low-fat gave way to low-carb, dairy-free begat gluten-free, and eggs (poor eggs) are either omega-rich wunderkinds or insidious cholesterol bombs, depending …

Nutrition