Stella Ogake

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Academia or parenthood or …?

My Ph.D. thesis is killing me and I want to have kids!<p><b>Dear Cary,</b><p><b>Thank you for doing what you do. Your thoughtful and sensitive answers to people's questions are something that I look forward to reading each week. I've been holding this question in for a while now. Over the past six years, after</b> …


Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations:<p><b>1. Canned Tomatoes</b><p>Many canned foods contain BPA, a toxic chemical linked to reproductive and neurological abnormalities, such …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.


3 Steps to Become a Runner

Running is one of the most efficient, accessible workouts—and hitting the road could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and lean body. Here's how to get started<p>If you're thinking you want to start running, just know you'll be in good company—and a lot of it. It's arguably the most popular form …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p>These no-gym-required fat burners—paired in supersets (two moves done back-to-back without resting in between)—will get you into killer condition fast.<p><b>What to Expect</b> You'll do this total-body routine on three nonconsecutive …

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Print It: Pilates Workout Routine

This fresh spin on the traditional sculpting routine produces jaw-dropping results: a slimmer, stronger body<p>The combination, of cardio and Pilates, keeps your heart rate up (so you blast more calories) while keeping your muscles engaged (so you're constantly strengthening and toning). Looks like …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

<b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so damn effective? Because it hits your entire core—not just your ab muscles but the muscles that …

7 Ways To Win At Making First Impressions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all blown first impressions before and we’re still standing. That means they aren’t important, right?<p>Wrongo-mania.<p>First impressions often times</b> …

I Lost Weight: Marqus Taylor Lost 160 Pounds -- And Plans To Lose At Least 120 More

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Marqus Taylor<p><b>Age:</b> 30<p><b>Height:</b> 6'0"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 510 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> I've been a heavier person since childhood. I was never one to be active or exercise. As I got …