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7 Planning Tips To Help You Reach Your College Goals + Giveaway

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College & University

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Nutrition

How Intermittent Fasting on Keto Can "Accelerate Your Results"

If you're trying to decide between intermittent fasting and the keto diet, you may want to consider doing them together. Turns out, pairing the two diets can offer even more benefits than what each of them can provide individually. In addition to better aiding weight loss, experts say this …

Diabetes

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Holistic Medicine

Halle Berry Explains What She Eats to 'Live the Keto Lifestyle'

Halle Berry “lives the keto lifestyle.”<p>The actress spoke to PEOPLE exclusively at the opening of Avra Beverly Hills on Thursday about how she manages …

Coconut

5 Women On The Advice They Wish They'd Had BEFORE Starting The Keto Diet

All 🍗 all day.<p>Real talk: The keto diet is hard. Like, crazy hard. Not only do you have to avoid a ton of delicious foods (namely carbs), but you also have to load up on enough fat for it to make up 60 to 75% of your diet. That's a ton.<p>But if you ask people who've actually lost weight by putting …

Nutrition

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

There's plenty to like about the new Gmail.<p>Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can …

Apps

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

5 Foods That De-Bloat Your Stomach Faster Than Any Other

Ready for some sobering news? Your muffin top might be detrimental to your health. According to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store …

Nutrition

Everything you need to know about how weight loss affects your boobs

Spoiler alert: they will probably get smaller.<p>Buying smaller jeans when you've lost a few? Fun. Buying smaller bras? Not so much.<p>But, unfortunately for anyone who's ever asked the diet and workout gods to spare her boobs, breast weight loss is definitely a ~thing~.<p>So to answer all of your questions …

Fitness

How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

Like Facebook and Google, Apple has a really simple way to download a file that shows all of the information that Apple knows about you.<p>Apple has …

Personal Information

Getting Rid of Belly Fat Is Harder Than You Think — Here's How to Do It

I have this fantasy where I eat pizza and Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie for every meal but also have abs. I'm not talking, like, a six-pack, but just some nice abdominal definition. (You'd think I'd go all out since this is a fantasy version of myself, but IDK. I'm sure there's something to …

Nutrition

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Do I Care Too Much What Others Think? 8 Ways To Tell Your Self-Esteem Is Too Reliant On Validation

When it comes to how to have healthy self-esteem, it is a lifelong pursuit that involves collecting emotional data from the world around you to …

Self-help

What’s the Best Caribbean Island for You?

Whether you’re a beach bum, a diver, a foodie, or a golfer—there’s a Caribbean island just for you.<p>Of course, we all know the Caribbean is the …

Caribbean

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

The One Anti-Inflammatory Tea You Should Have Every Morning To Lose Stomach Fat Fast

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>We at SheFinds pride ourselves on providing readers with useful, well-researched tips and tricks to help them save time in their busy</i> …

Wellness

I Ran 2 Miles Every Day For 2 Weeks — Here’s What I Learned

In January, I told myself I want to run a marathon this year. Flash-forward to March where I began asking some important questions like, before running a marathon, should I first prepare for a half-marathon? What about a 10K? I know I can definitely run a 5K. *Googles if a 5K is an Olympic event …

Marathons

It's time to pick a better smartphone photo editing app

Ditch the stock Instagram filters for something more sophisticated.<p>Smartphone cameras have gotten fantastic over the past couple years, but many of them have also developed a distinct aesthetic. The iPhone camera, for instance, often compresses your highlights with its HDR function in order to keep …

Mobile Photography

5 Tricks to Finally Getting Your To-Do List Done

Ever notice that your to-list is never complete? It’s a common problem—but these strategies can help.<p>Stick to a Method That Makes Sense for You<p>If you …

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

The Ultimate HIIT Bodyweight Workout For Weight Loss

Whether you're new to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, or you've been doing them for years, here's a basic bodyweight HIIT workout you can do anywhere. You don't need any equipment to get in an amazing, heart-pumping, muscle-building workout!<p>This 20-minute HIIT workout involves 10 …

Workouts

5 Photo Editing Tricks You’ll Want to Use on Every Picture

Crop Skillfully<p>Eliminate anything that doesn’t help tell the story, says Tyson Wheatley, a New York City–based photographer with 623,000 followers on …

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

Holistic Medicine

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

How Do Different Age Groups Consume Online Content? [Infographic]

When planning a website for your business, half the battle is won if you can successfully identify your target audience: You can better customize …

Infographic: Tips for more purposeful, effective blogging

Business blogs are often perfunctory, boring, self-serving, utterly useless, jargon-choked word dumps.With that said, you <i>should</i> be blogging—just more …

Public Relations

The message behind this blogger's bikini photo will give you the chills

“That is the beauty of a new day, every day."<p>Body-positive blogger Sarah Sapora, who writes about her wellness journey on Sarah Plus Life, has racked up more than 150,000 followers on Instagram by posting motivational messages about self-love and personal growth. And she kept that inspirational …

The 5-minute guide to buying sponsored content from publishers

By Jerrid Grimm, co-founder and ceo, Pressboard<p>Sponsored content is seeing a massive surge in popularity among advertisers, ad agencies, and PR teams …

How to Lose Weight Fast - Quick & Easy Weight Loss Tips

No gimmicks, no lies — just 15 science-based nutrition strategies to jump-start your slim down.<p>Making small, specific goals is key to losing weight …

Fitness