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This Vintage 'Friends' Interview With Oprah in 1995 is Gold

The hairstyles. The clothes. The awkward comments about not being famous.<p>Let's take a little stroll down memory lane. In 1995, <i>Friends</i> was just coming to the end of its first ever season. Plus, YouTube was still a decade away from being invented and the internet was, for most of us, a magical new …

How Many Calories Do These 10 Food Swaps Actually Save You?

Find out if small changes can actually turn into a big weight loss.<p>Yes, if you rid your fridge and pantry of everything except fruits and veggies, you’ll probably lose weight. But—as you may have experienced first-hand—drastic measures usually aren't easy to stick with for the long-haul. What is? …

Weight Loss

This Motivating Workout Playlist Will Keep You Going for an Entire Hour

The mix comes courtesy of yoga studio Lyons Den.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Lyons Den shares a playlist from a recent class.</i><p>You know those yoga classes you go to where you feel super relaxed aftward—but you …

New York City

11 Easy Things You Can Do TODAY to Jumpstart Your Weight-Loss Journey

Getting going is the hardest part. Here’s how to make it easier.<p>As the sun comes out, so do our weight-loss aspirations. Unfortunately, after a winter of seemingly non-existent energy, tons of comfort eating, and sluggish workout sessions, it's easy to put off change. Every day, we say "I'll start …

Fitness

Rae Morris Talks About Going Pro and What It Takes to Overcome Your Fears.

Makeup Artist Rae Morris is one of those women whose passion and enthusiasm are infectious. As a makeup artist, mother, author, educator (and more), …

Red Carpet

Makeup for Beginners: Skin Preparation

For the professional makeup artist, preparing the skin properly is the most important part of makeup application. But for people at home, …

9 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up in 30 Seconds

Because who has time to be bummed out?

Happiness

The 20-Minute Pilates Workout for Any Fitness Level

All the straps, springs, and moving parts of a typical Reformer class make Pilates seem almost scary compared to those yoga classes full of …

6 Empowering Mantras Everyone Should Try

Keep the positivity going: Pin them, tack them up around your bathroom mirror or desk, or make them your iPhone background so when you check the time, you see these as a sweet little love letter to yourself.<p>We already know the incredible benefits of meditation, and using a mantra can be a simple, …

Long EyeLash Envy? Maybe You Should Try Lash Extensions!

<i>Before and after eyelash extensions</i><p>I was born with short, thin and super-straight eyelashes so I’m naturally jealous of everyone who has lashes that …

Cleansing Water: A Makeup Artist’s Best-Kept Secret

When makeup artists and models hit Paris for fashion week, the runway shows aren’t their only destination. They also flock to Parisian pharmacies to …

Forget Blotting—Learn the Real Trick to Red Lipstick That Stays Put!

You know when you do a bold red lip perfectly, walk out the door feeling hella fine, and then sip a coffee an hour later and immediately feel your …

Three Easy Ways To Apply Foundation

Just because you wear foundation, doesn’t mean you have to wear it like a mask. Here are three of the best ways to apply liquid foundation—targeted …

New to eye liner? Here’s how to pull off basic eye liner looks.

Like many of you, I love eye liner. I love the precision and perfection of a well-drawn cat eye with liquid liner; I love the smudgy bedroom eyes …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Although we feel safest when we stay within our comfort zones, avoiding new challenges serves as the biggest obstacle to living a full and rich life. Learning to recognize when you avoid change because of the discomfort involved in doing something new could be the first step in a long journey …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Tuesday, February 17th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

13 Questions You Need to Stop Obsessing Over

We're always running across lists of questions we should be asking our doctors, financial advisers, parole officers and so on. And I like those …

Get Glowing Skin: The Right Way to Apply Highlighter

Perri Goldstein loved the idea of accentuating her bone structure with highlighter—but she had to cake it on for it to show on her fair skin. Dior …

4 Questions to Help You Let Go And Allow Life To Happen

<b>“If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be</b> …

New York City

Banana Coconut Smoothie

Banana Coconut Smoothie from Marla Meridith• 1/2 cup canned Whole Coconut Milk (or low fat)<br>• 1 Frozen Banana<br>• 1/2 cup Banana Fruit Nectar<br>• 1 serving your …

Here's an Easy Way to Burn More Calories

I come bearing (more) good news for my fellow caffeine lovers. We've already reported this month that a recent study found people have a 20 percent lower risk of developing melanoma if they consume an average of four cups of caffeinated coffee a day. And if you're suffering from hair loss, caffeine …

The 8 Things About to Take Over Beauty

Last year was an interesting time for skin care. We found ourselves looking to new products, unexpected ingredients (what's up, snail slime) and unfamiliar routines. Argan oil had its moment in the sun; Korean beauty products (and their formidable 17-step regimens) made their way into Western …

Skin Care

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

Yoga

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism in the Morning

Burn even more calories first thing in the a.m.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Want to turn your body's fat-burning potential up a notch? Check out these five ways to wake up and increase the calorie burn.<p><b>Exercise</b>That early workout doesn't …

7 Makeup Mistakes You’re Making

Master these easy fixes for a gorgeous face.<p>With makeup getting smarter by the day, it’s no surprise that the tips and tricks for the best ways to apply it are, too. We asked Chicago makeup artist Krystyn Johnson what mistakes she sees women making and exactly how to remedy them. Whether it …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Hips

Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, December 15th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

The Best Hair Trends For Spring 2015

Start growing out your bobs and lobs because long hair is back and it's cooler than ever. Here, our favorite trends from the Spring 2015 shows.<p>Whether embellished, slicked back, pulled high and tight or worn down in loose waves, the hairstyles on the spring runways all had one thing in common: …

A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Feel awesome before tomorrow’s big feast!<p>Bored with traditional cardio like running on a track or using the elliptical? The moves combined in this six-move sequence make for an incredible calorie-burning alternative. Bonus: They’ll also tighten up and tone your muscles.<p><b>The Workout:</b> Perform each …

Workouts

12 Beauty Hacks To Try Now

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, try these beauty tricks using a toothbrush.<p><b>1. Spray the bristles of an old toothbrush with hairspray to help tame flyaways.</b><p>Since the bristles of each toothbrush are positioned so close together, they act as a super-tiny boar bristle brush. Spray the head of the …