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Menstrual Cups Are Having a Moment—Here’s What It’s Like to Wear One

Thinking about ditching tampons and trying something new?<p>"You have to try it," insisted my hippie sister. The topic wasn't dyed armpit hair or making jam; she was gushing about her affair with menstrual cups—reusable, soft, silicone vessels (free of plastics, BPA, and dyes) that collect rather than …

Menstruation

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

These Women Defy the Stereotype That Yogis Only Come in One Shape and Size

The practice really is for everyone.

Yoga

What Really Happens to Your Breasts After Pregnancy

Many were left bewildered when <i>Page Six</i> reported back in July that supermodel and über human <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> had supposedly sneaked into a Parisian plastic surgeon’s office in a burka to have some “work” done on her breasts. The alleged work would seem out of character for the hardcore yogi and …

Pregnancy

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8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

The good, the bad, and the constipation<p>The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or carbs in …

Carbohydrates

Summer Outfits Without Shorts

For many of us, shorts are a summer wardrobe staple. For others, they're the absolute worst.<p>So if you fall into the latter camp that shuns cutoffs and the like, fret not. There are tons of terrific casual summer outfits that you can rock from this weekend through Labor Day. Here are 12 non-shorts …

The Best Raven-Haired Beauties of All Time: From Elvis to FKA twigs

It was just a few weeks back that <b>Alexander Wang</b> sent a troupe of inky-haired models down his fall runway, setting off a wave of raven-haired mania that call to mind the goth-punk magnetism of <b>Siouxsie Sioux</b> and <b>Robert Smith.</b> Not that the sudden resurgence of obsidian hair only draws on …

Kendall Jenner

The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop

Photo 1/205<p>This Fast-Absorbing Sunscreen is Practically Perfect in Every Way<p>I'm a sunscreen fanatic and am always searching for a new one to love... …

Massaging This Body Part Is Guaranteed To Help You Poop

Take matters into your own hands.<p>If you've ever had an issue going to the bathroom, you know that sometimes you're willing to try <i>anything</i> to get some relief. Fiber, stool softeners, cleanses—whatever, bring it on.<p>But there's one thing you probably haven't tried, and it might be the key to get …

Research

Real Talk from 6 Women About the Tolls Their Newborns Took on Their Marriages

"It was like Armageddon in our house after our son was born."<p>I’m going to be completely honest: I didn’t think my marriage was going to survive after I had a baby.<p>Friends and family had warned me that my husband, Chris, and I might hit a rough patch after our son arrived, but I laughed it off. …

5 Ways to Make Your Armpits Pretty

'Cause its almost summer and that means sleeveless everything.<p>Now, before we begin let's start off with the disclaimer that armpits are armpits are armpits and they can only get <i>so</i> pretty. But, if you're rethinking your decision to wear that super cute strapless dress for fear of armpit …

The Crazy Stuff That Happens to Your Boobs When You Have a Baby

From small to big to hella droopy, an in-depth look at breasts' post-pregnancy identity crisis<p>Let's get real: Your boobs basically go through a war when you have a baby. They can grow up to several cup sizes, change shape, and start spouting milk like crazy—sometimes at completely inappropriate …

How many almonds should I eat in a day?

If you step into my kitchen, you'll find lots of almond products: almond milk, almond butter, almond flour, almond yogurt, and raw almonds (both whole and slivered). And because almond has replaced so many other ingredients in my life, it tends to be one that I eat most often—think two or three …

How Refusing to Diet and Starting to Live My Life Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

Jamie Mendell's inspiring story is proof that you have to transform your outlook before you can transform your body.<p><b>Before:</b> 160 <b>After:</b> 120<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I went on my first diet when I was 17. Although I had a perfectly healthy body, I started to notice it changing—my boobs getting bigger, my arms …

Fitness

4 Skin Geniuses Reveal Their Holy Grail Products

The top skin-care pros share their secrets and favorite products.<p>In our 10th annual celebration of the world's top makeup, hair, and skin-care pros, we share their secrets—from the season's most flattering lipstick shade to the one easy trick for bombshell hair—no appointment required. Today: skin.</b> …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

It's just so easy.<p>How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's …

Recipes

How I Lost 30 Pounds—and Then Gained it All Back

A.K.A. what NOT to do after you reach your weight-loss goal<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b>After:</b> 122 pounds <b>Now:</b> 144 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I was never a fit person growing up. In fact, even as a kid I had a pot belly that people loved to rub. When I was about 8 years old, my parent’s marriage and finances were on …

Fitness

I Haven't Shampooed My Hair in 6 Years

Peace out, 'poo<p>The first time I heard that not washing your hair is a <i>thing</i> was when I ran into an old friend, who I had remembered as having bushy, dry, wavy hair. But this time, her hair was really shiny and smooth. She looked amazing! When I asked her secret, she told me it was because she had …

How Sleep Apnea Could Be Killing You (Even if You're Not Overweight)

If you're lean and strong, you may be the next victim of a hidden health threat that's strangling men in their sleep<p>Shortly before lights-out, a 20-something sleep technician named Dara rigs me up with a bewilderment of wires and sensors: half a dozen electrodes on my crew-cut cranium; air-pressure …

10 Healthy-Eating Myths That Nutritionists Want You to Stop Believing Right Now

How many of these are you currently falling for?<p>One of the most frustrating things about healthy eating is all of the conflicting nutrition info you can find floating around. One study says that fats increase your disease risk—while other research suggests that it actually decreases your odds of …

Healthy Eating

The 25 WORST Diet Tips Ever

Because there are BETTER ways to lose weight<p><i>This article was written by Stephanie Castillo and repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You know you can't believe everything you read. And still, you haven't eaten an egg yolk since the nineties, and you can't touch a French fry without being …

Weight Loss

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Why Face Masks Were Made for Saturdays: Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes, and More

What is it about models and face-mask selfies? For starters, when supernaturally (and consistently) good skin in the face of long-haul flights and pre-dawn call times is part of the job requirement, nothing beats the instant pick-me-up of a dose of purifying clay or a supercharged moisture balm. …

Bella Hadid

The French Girl Beauty Rules: Makeup Artist Violette Shares Her 8 Essential Secrets

Violette Makeup Artist<p>As the fashion flock settles down in Paris for the last leg of the spring 2015 collections, that age-old question resurfaces once more: What <i>is</i> it about French women? The country’s unofficial motto—to bear the torch for a kind of covetable, casual cool that relies heavily on …

Beauty

Career Confession: I'm 10 Years Out of College and I Still Have No Idea Where I'm Going

And I know I'm not the only one.<p>A friend recently asked me about my career path and whether I thought I had found my dream job. Instead of being able to come out and say a definitive yes or an outright no, I settled on an unresounding (and unimpressive) "maybe."<p>I'm 10 years out of college and I'm …

Warm Snow Boots: Shearling Lined Winter Boots For Winter

Yesterday in NYC was one of the coldest days I can remember—halfway through the day, my iPhone read 16 degrees and I'm afraid to find out whether the temperature dipped much further into the depths of freezing. Nikki rounded up some of our favorite tips to stay warm while still looking pulled …

Guys Shamelessly Dish on 13 Women’s Beauty Products They Love

So THAT’S where your Creme de la Mer went…<p>Even though it can be a total time-suck, all the primping and pampering that comes with being a woman is actually pretty awesome. To use one of our favorite The Little Mermaid songs for inspiration, we've got mascara and bod scrubs aplenty, we've got …

Forget a Facialist: All You Need for Flawless Skin Are These 8 Foods

If we could turn back time.<p>You can go to extreme measures for youthful-looking skin, like spending a month's rent on a fancy treatment and drinking human blood à la Pharrell (we kid). <i>Or</i> you could simply rejuvenate your grocery list.<p>As any esthetician worth her salt will tell you, a tailored diet …

I Weighed 268 Pounds at 20 Years Old—but Being Skinny Was Even Scarier

Declared morbidly obese, Andie Mitchell vowed to reach a healthy weight. But, as she discovers in this exclusive book excerpt, numbers on a scale didn't tell her whole story.<p>My motivation for losing weight had always largely been vanity. The health warnings I'd read in magazines seemed like idle …