Shawn A. Pigott

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3 Genius Ways to Ditch Popcorn Ceilings

Buh-bye, eyesore!<p>We love old homes, but that doesn't mean we need to live with '80s trends that quickly turned into modern nightmares. Give your rooms a makeover from the top down with these impressive DIY fixes for popcorn ceilings.

Home Improvement

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

What Your Front Door Color Says About You

It's a portal to your personality — not just your house.<p>It's a portal to your personality — not just your house.

Ralph Lauren

8 Signs Your House Is Just Waiting to Be Robbed

These seemingly innocent things might peg your home as an easy target.<p>The FBI reports that a home in the U.S. is burglarized every 15 seconds. And it's the little things that might be tipping them off. "The majority of thieves are impulsive and don't look much beyond the opportunities that they …

UNC Chapel Hill

FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed to increase a woman's libido.<p>The controversial decision was hailed by some doctors and advocates as a long-sought victory for women's health, but was condemned by others as irresponsible and dangerous.<p>The little pink pill, known …

Living Room Ideas – The Ultimate Design Resource Guide

Once inside your front door, the first room your guests and family members are likely to encounter is your living room. You host gatherings in your …

35 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

Get away from it all (without leaving your home).<p>There's inspiration to be found in even the most manicured landscapes or stately patios.


12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

Camouflage your home's ugly (but necessary) spots.<p>Camouflage your home's ugly (but necessary) spots.

Living Rooms

7 Tips To Rekindle Your Fitness Relationship

You know how on Facebook you sometimes see "it's complicated" under relationship status? That's how fitness is for many people.<p>It's as if, somewhere …

Taking the First Step With Fitness

Shares 252<p>Photo: DailyBurn<p>When priorities shift, motivation wanes, and life just…happens…fitness is often the first thing to go. We’ve all had to …

Get-Lean Tips for Workaholics

<b></b>Get-Lean Tips for WorkaholicsJordan Zimmerman, the force behind some of the most famous ad campaigns in history, may be one of the fittest biz …


5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

<b>Mistake #2: Insisting on Eight Glasses a Day</b> <br>It's time to kick this adage to the curb: The Institute of Medicine actually recommends 11.4 cups per day, although hydration needs vary from person to person. The exact amount of H2O you need is dependent on your size and weight. And since you can also …


What 200 Calories of 10 Different Foods Looks Like

Get a visual on potatoes, pears, raisins, and more.<p>If we asked you to picture what 200 calories of popcorn or raisins looks like, could you do it? Yeah, didn't think so. That's why a new app called Calorific is so genius: Since translating the calorie info on a nutrition label can be so difficult, …


6 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you're trying to slim down or shape up, hitting the sack is just as important as sweating at the gym. These six reasons are your best excuses to hit the snooze button and get more sleep.<p><b>It Stops Late-Night Snacking</b><br>The longer you’re awake, the more likely you are to consume calories you don’t …


17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

<b>1. Make friends with your scale.</b> 
If you want to lose weight, think of your scale as a friend, not a foe. Weigh yourself once a day, first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom and getting undressed (water weight and clothing can throw off the number). Track your results, and stay …


How Often Other Couples Have Sex, Fight, Go on Dates, and More

Now you know what goes down when you're not around. That's fascinating stuff, folks.

Rights & Freedoms

How to Find the Best Sunscreen to Avoid Aging Your Skin

Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. A new study finds the majority of …


What You Should Know About Swelling in Your Legs

If you notice swelling in your feet or legs, you should definitely tell your primary care doctor, says Cleveland Clinic Vascular Medicine specialist …


Five-Minute Abs Workout Video

And for tons more super efficient, total-body toning workouts, definitely pick up a copy of Jen's book, <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>.<p><i>*Video shot, produced, and edited by Jen Weaver,</i> Women's Health <i>associate video editor.</i>


Fitwall Workout Videos

<b>Loaded Beast Step</b><br>10 reps on each side<br>Begin on the balls of your feet with your knees bent, hips lifted over your heels and arms straight in front of you with palms on the ground (called "loaded beast" position). Use your arms to pull your body forward into a lunge position replacing your left hand …


The Slimmer in 7 Days Workout

Karen Pearson<p>How It Works<p>Need to get fit fast? We asked top instructors from 24 Hour Fitness club's sweatastic 24 S.E.T. class to give us their …

20-Minute Toning Workout

1 of 10<p>Make this the month you trim your tummy, strengthen your core, and gain confidence in your appearance.<p><b>The plan:</b> Complete these strength …

Bodyweight Exercise

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique<p>Pilates doesn’t just tone your muscles. If you do the right moves, it’s also a great way to burn calories. Ready to start sweating? Try these nine amazing exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>.<p><i>Adapted from</i> The Women’s Health Big Book of …


3 Ultra-Effective Exercise Machines You're Not Using But Should Be

<b>The Rowing Machine</b><br>Like the stair climber, this machine tends to just sit in most fitness centers, gathering dust—but it’s another overlooked gym gem! That’s because it works so many muscles groups at one time—your quads, hamstrings, glutes, back, shoulders, and core—which is really unusual for most …


The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

Although it's tough to undo hours spent sitting all day hunched over at a desk, the right exercises can help correct your posture. This workout, from Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and author of <i>The Body Reset Diet</i> strengthens the muscles in the back of your body (think your triceps, shoulders, …


5 Summer Foods for Your Best Beach Body

Enjoy these healthy summer foods that help you slim down and eat well this summer.<p>If you're looking forward to your beach vacation and want to make …

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

Home Decorating

The Unexpected Color Palettes of New Orleans' Homes

This photographer's shots just might inspire you to head to the paint aisle.<p>Rows of technicolor homes might not suit every city (we'd be certainly be surprised if every brownstone in Brooklyn was suddenly a "purplestone" or a "pinkstone" — though they do exist). But New Orleans is another story. …

New Orleans

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

Home Decorating