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11 Signs You're OFFICIALLY in a Relationship

If he knows about your embarrassing toilet habits, then he's totally your boyfriend.<p>You've been dating that special someone for awhile now and established that you aren't seeing other people. You're calling each other pet names like "babe" and "honey," seeing each other every weekend, but you …

Relationships

After Shedding 210 Pounds, Jamie Morgan Participated In A Figure Competition

<b>Name:</b> Jamie Morgan<p><b>Age:</b> 38<p><b>Height:</b> 5'8"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 368 pounds (I was heavier, but only began tracking in January 2010.)<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> The drive-thru speaker crackles: "Welcome to McDonald's, can I take your order?"<p>Me: "Um, I'm ordering for my family, so I'll take two double cheeseburgers, one …

15 Things to Help You Be Happier and Healthier in 2015

It's hard to believe that we are close to saying goodbye to 2014. I feel like most of the days go by pretty slowly, but the weeks and the months seem to fly by. Now is a good time to start thinking about the New Year and some of the things you'd like to accomplish. If one of the things you'd like …

3 Tips to Melt Your Muffin Top in Weeks

These three tricks are simple and obvious—and if you stick with them, they'll work just as well as any diet out there (if not better)<p><b>Be a Dairy Queen</b>In an <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> study, dieters who had three servings of fat-free yogurt a day for 12 weeks lost more fat around their waists …

Nutrition

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …

Skin Care

How To Keep Relationships Stress-Free This Holiday Season

As amazing as it can be to have the entire family gathered together under one roof for the holidays, the constantly crowded space and additional expectations can leave us feeling far more stressed than anticipated. That's why therapist Kristen Brunner joined HuffPost Live host Caroline …

9 Ways to FINALLY Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Peace out, pooch!<p><i>This article was written by Hallie Levine and provided by our partners at Prevention.</i><p>Belly fat can make your jeans feel extra snug, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for …

Nutrition

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Relationships

8 Places You Should NEVER Take a #Selfie

Resist the urge to snap a shot in these places to avoid an #InstaFail<p>While it's totally cool to snap selfies in most places, there are certain situations where it's just not OK. Read on to find out where you should NEVER snap a selfie.<p>At a Funeral<p>Believe it or not, funeral selfies are a thing, …

Mobile Photography

Scientists Discover Why You Were Once So Skilled at Ignoring Your Mom

Tell her to blame your brain.<p>Does your mom still give you a hard time about what a crazy-emotional teen you were? The next time she gets snarky, tell her to consider recent research that shows that teens simply don't have the ability to process criticism from their moms.<p>For the research, more than …

Parenting

Want a Fabulous Life? 10 Things You Need to Be Doing

Having a truly fabulous life requires a bit of maintenance.<p>Zig Ziglar said it best when he said: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily."<p>Because when you shower, you will get dirty again, you will need to shower again.<p>When you …

4 Ways to Apply Moisturizer Better

Keep your skin soft and hydrated.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Putting on moisturizers and lotions seems pretty straightforward, right? Well, the truth is that it takes a lot more effort than lathering up every part of your body—properly …

Skin Care

5 Ways to Look Younger With Makeup

Find out what researchers have discovered is the key to turning back the clock<p>Women worry about wrinkles and struggle with dark spots. But a new study brings to light a more subliminal aging cue: a lack of contrast. Scientists at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania tweaked the tones of facial skin …

Makeup

5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight

There's little more inspiring than a dramatic health transformation. But in our typical narratives surrounding weight loss, we tend to focus on the obvious: the health benefits, the boost to self-esteem, the improved sleep.<p>And while it's true that losing a few extra pounds has a whole host of …

Nail Art for Christmas: The NO TOOL Guide!

The No Excuse Seven-Minute Workout

There are a million and one reasons why you can’t fit in a workout into your everyday life and while it’s certainly true that many people don’t have …