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These Tunes Are Music To Your Cats' Furry Ears

When you leave the house, do you ever turn on some music to keep your cat company?<p>What kind do you choose? Tom Jones crooning "What's New Pussycat?" A ballad by Cat Stevens? Perhaps Al Stewart's "The Year of the Cat"?<p>Nonsense. Cats don't to want to hear humans singing about them, says composer and …

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The Must-Try Tip for Thicker Lashes

Make your eyes really stand out<p>Chances are, you know how to apply mascara—but do you know how to sculpt richer, look-at-me lashes? You will after watching this video, in which <i>Women’s Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia demonstrates her super-easy brush trick. All you need is 30 seconds to learn how to …

How to Make Shaved Legs Last Longer

Because shaving can be the worst.<p><i>This article was written by Michelle Grossman and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>We all know how tedious shaving our legs can be—one second they’re smooth, and the next, stubble is already popping back up. For most of us, shaving is a struggle and not …

8 Foundation Hacks You Need to Know

Your most flawless face, one trick at a time<p>Foundation seems simple enough. Apply your base, and move on. But there's a reason they call it foundation—it has the power to bring your entire makeup look together with a flawless, strong base. It may not be the most exciting step, but it deserves your …

10 Gifts for Every Guy You Know

Dad, bro, handsome S.O.: These rugged man gifts crush it.

6 Genius Eyeliner Hacks You NEED To Try

These are life-changing!<p>Few things in the beauty world are more frustrating than the moment when you ruin your entire eye look with one poorly applied stroke of eyeliner. Next time, try one of these tips from Chicago-based makeup artist Paula Heckenast to up your eyeliner game.<p><b>Smudge With …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

7 Sneaky Beauty Tricks to Get That “Natural” Look

How to nail that fresh-faced glow without loading on the products

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your only options, though. "Developing the …

Textbook theory behind volcanoes may be wrong

In the typical textbook picture, volcanoes, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian islands, erupt when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep …

Anxiety and sleeping pills 'linked to dementia'

<b>Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's, research suggests.</b><p>A study of older Canadian adults found that past benzodiazepine use for three months or more was linked to an increased risk (up to 51%) of dementia.<p>NHS guidelines say the drugs should be used for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Spying cell towers may be spread across US

There are at least 19 bogus cellphone towers operating across the United States that could be used to spy upon, and even hijack, passing mobile phones.<p>So says Les Goldsmith, head of ESD America, a company that imports and sells tightly secured mobile phones that can detect "baseband" hacking …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Illinois Is First State To Ban Microbeads

The Land of Lincoln says no to the synthetic exfoliants, which often end up in waterways.<p>Illinois has become the first state to ban microbeads, the small plastic bits often found in soaps and many different types of cosmetic products. The law, signed this week by Governor Pat Quinn, bans the …

Mysterious, Giant Half-Mile-Long Crack Splits Ground In Mexico

Scientists in Mexico are puzzling over a giant fissure that has split the ground in the northern part of the country.<p>The crack, which runs for nearly two-thirds of a mile, measures close to 30 feet deep and is just more than 15 feet across at its widest spot. Locals found the geographical oddity …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

The Eyeliner Trick That Will Completely Transform Your Look

You won't believe your eyes.<p>Women's Health <i>recently announced our 2014 Beauty Award-winning products. Now we're partnering with the social beauty platform Preen.Me to source the most gorgeous makeup looks created with them.</i><p>It's no secret that eyeliner can turn tired eyes into your most flattering …

Cats React To Magic Tricks Like The Disinterested Jerks They Are

We've already seen how dogs react to magic tricks with almost the same level of amusement as we do. But how about man's other, less enthusiastic best friend, the cat?<p>This might not come as a <i>huge</i> surprise, but cats simply don't give a $#!% about magic.<p>Penguin Magic has proven with this video that …

The Best Foods for Your Heart—and Why You Should Care

If you’re a generally healthy 20-something, chances are the only time you really worry about your heart is when you’re going through a breakup. (Hey, …

Holistic Medicine

Make Your Hands, Feet, Butt, and Legs Look FLAWLESS—With Tips from 'Body Part' Models Who KNOW

If certain areas on your physique could use a tune-up, you've come to the right place. We asked four "parts" models whose livelihoods depend on being blemish-free and toned to share their secrets for keeping bareable bits in prime condition.<p>Summer clothing is like the zoom feature on your camera: …

Job Hunting and Your Body: How to Walk Into Your Next Interview With Confidence, Even When You Don't Love How You Look

<i>"I'm so fat, I'm practically bulging out of this suit. I can't believe I've let myself go like this. I look like a slob. There's no way they're going to hire me for the job."</i><p>You don't need a psychologist to tell you that thoughts like those are very harmful when it comes to your self-esteem... and …

Live Well: Avoid television after work and get a good night of sleep for clear memories

Live Well: Every week, The Telegraph rounds up the best of this week's scientific studies and developments which will help you live a happier, healthier, longer life<p>In the next instalment of our Live Well series – a summary of health news and advice published in the paper and online – this week we …

How Soda Destroys Your Body

You may never hit the vending machine again.<p><i>This article was written by Mike Smith and Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>It seems like not a month goes by without a new study condemning sugary, bubbly sodas, but seeing all the data in one place does not paint a pretty …

3 Delicious Coffee Smoothies That'll Definitely Make Your Morning Better

The secret to a better smoothie? Cold-brewed java.<p>What if you could combine your two a.m. obsessions—coffee and smoothies—into one drink? Now you can, thanks to these buzz-worthy coffee smoothies developed by Grady Laird, owner of Grady’s Cold Brew, a New Orleans-style iced coffee concentrate maker.<p>…

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Could You Be Pregnant? Early Pregnancy Symptoms

A missed period isn't the only way to tell if you're pregnant. Eight signs you may have a bun in the oven

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

How to Pick a Realistic Goal Weight

Find the right target—for you.<p>Lisa Marie Presley is flaunting a new, slimmer figure—and says she's finally back at her "happy" weight, which is the same amount she weighed as a teenager, according to a recent interview the star did with <i>People</i>. We're all about breaking out the high-school jeans, but …