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

It was time to go with the flow.<p><b>The Insertion</b><br>I squatted over the toilet and spread open my lady lips with my left hand while squeezing the bell-shaped cup (it's about the length of a tampon, minus the string, and the diameter of a small banana) into a U shape with my right. But when I tried to …

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 | Women's Health

Photograph courtesy of Yulady Saluti<p>Yulady Saluti<p><b>Her story:</b> "I've had 26 surgeries in the last 11 years. The majority of these surgeries related to a colon-rectal tumor. The other surgeries were as a result of breast cancer. I've been knocked down 26 times, but I have <i>chosen</i> to get up 27 times. In …

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 …

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8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

When you reduce your carb intake, the first thing you notice is how quickly, even magically, the weight falls off. But it’s not fat you’re losing. It’s water. “When carbs are stored in the body in the form of glycogen, each gram of carbohydrate stores three to four times its weight in water," says …

Nutrition

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 …

Clothing

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 …

The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop

Photo 1/182<p>I Shell Out for This Magical Glycolic Acid Serum<p>I can’t believe I’ve been writing about beauty for over four years and I only just started …

Massaging This Body Part Is Guaranteed To Help You Poop

Because constipation is a super-common complaint—up to 19 percent of us deal with it, states the study, and it strikes more women than men—researchers decided to look into alternative ways to ease that plugged-up feeling besides eating more fiber-rich foods and scoring more exercise. Pregnant women …

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

We weren’t.<p>The second our son arrived, Chris and I immediately stopped working as a team. It was like a wedge had suddenly been driven between us, and we couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it.<p>We battled over <i>everything</i>. It seemed like everything that I thought was right, Chris felt was wrong—and …

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

Before I got pregnant, I was a solid A-cup (on a good day). I'd always dreamed of having larger boobs, and pregnancy was my big chance. When I popped out to a full C-cup while carrying my son, I was beyond psyched. I showed those babies off as often as I could: low-cut tank tops, shirts with major …

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 …

Nutrition

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

That first well-intentioned diet led to 10 years of struggling with my weight. I found myself constantly dieting and then binge eating when I just couldn’t hack it anymore. This up and down led to countless fluctuations in the number on the scale and ultimately, more and more weight.<p>At my heaviest, …

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

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 sentiment, we're …

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

When I reached my teens, I started to notice stretch marks on my legs and hips, and I had to keep buying bigger clothes— and not because I was getting taller—but I tried to just ignore it. Then, I got to college and discovered the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. My plates (yes, more than one plate) …

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 …

You Might Have Sleep Apnea Even If You Seem Healthy and Aren't Overweight

Physicians call the culprit "obstructive sleep apnea," a syndrome characterized by the repeated collapse of a person's airway during sleep. Breathing becomes extremely labored and can stop altogether for as long as a minute. As oxygen levels drop, adrenaline and blood pressure surge.<p>Eventually the …

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 …

The 25 WORST Diet Tips Ever

<b>Fat Makes You Fat</b><br>It depends on the type of fats you're eating, says Tricia Psota, R.D., a nutritionist based in Washington D.C. "Fats in chips, cookies, and greasy foods can increase cholesterol and your risk for certain diseases. But good fats, like those found in nuts, avocados, and salmon, …

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, …

Diabetes

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. …

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 …

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

"I don't even remember the brands, but I use a women's body moisturizer so my skin doesn't feel scaly, especially in the winter. Hand moisturizer to keep my hands looking young—they're the first thing people notice to decipher if a person is older—and face moisturizer to keep my skin tighter and …

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 …

Fitness