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10 Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

For when you've got Zara and H&M fatigue.<p>We’ve all been there before: the sheer excitement over an inexpensive, on-trend find at Zara only to discover that a million other women have already scooped up the same exact item. When it comes to affordable fashion finds, the options can sometimes seem …

Clothing

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it …

Here's What To Watch This Fall Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

It's fall which means two things: it's sweater season and television is back in full swing.<p>Not only are your favorite shows returning in the coming weeks (get all the premiere dates here), but there are plenty of others to look forward to as well. With multiple rom-coms, comic-book adaptations and …

7 Vegetables You Should Definitely Grill This Summer

Chef Rich Landau shares his best tips for grilling vegetables.<p>Summer: Burgers. Steaks. Hot dogs.<p>Stop. As great as those staples of summer grilling …

Zagat

A breathtaking sunset at Neist Point Lighthouse in Scotland. See more of our favorite submissions to the Traveler Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1hxdklY #TPC2014 Photograph by Stefano Coltelli/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Peter Iredale Shipwreck Is The Perfect Place To Channel Your Inner Pirate

If your childhood dreams of becoming a pirate are still alive and well, you must make a visit to the remains of the Peter Iredale Shipwreck.<p>The wreck remains date back to 1906, when the four-masted Peter Iredale ship, bound for Portland, Oregon, ran aground at Clatsop Spit. Three of the ship's …

World’s 10 Most Ethical Destinations 2014

<i>While we’re on the topic of ethical travel, here’s an interesting list I’d like to share with you.</i><p>Every year, the non-profit organization Ethical …

Roomer Launches iOS and Android Apps for Booking Unwanted Hotel Rooms

Roomer, a service for people to buy and sell unwanted non-refundable hotel reservations, has just launched its first native mobile apps for iOS and Android.<p>Available now, the company said the first iteration of the app only allows prospective travelers to search and book discounted hotel rooms, …

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

5 Foods With More Sodium Than a Bag of Chips

<b>A 6 1/2" Whole-Wheat Pita</b> <br>Pitas come with a health halo—especially when they're whole-wheat—and they can be a good source of fiber. But they also come with a heavy dose of sodium: 284 milligrams in just one pocket. <b><br>MORE:</b> 7 Meals That Slash Your Sodium Intake<p><b>2 Tbsp Reduced-Fat Italian Salad …

Warning Signs: The 7 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore<p>Learn what health symptoms your body has that are warning signs you should take note of<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>A few days after Melissa Daly broke her ankle, the calf above it became tender. Within a week, her foot was dark purple. She saw her doctor, who …

Immigration groups turn to anger

Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans.<p>After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.<p>A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups …

Obama Could Legally Stop Immigrant Deportations

The White House is deporting more than 1,100 illegal immigrants per day. Why Obama can—and should—stop sending away would-be Americans.<p>Currently, …

Exercise Moves from the Crazy Fit Rockettes

Exercise 1 Marching Bridge<p>Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the ground hip-width apart. Keep your shoulders flat, and keep just a little bit of space between your back and the floor—no arching or tucking. <b>(A)</b> Engage your core, then slowly lift your hips, rolling up through the spine …

Yoga for Great Abs

Eight yoga moves to tighten your torso

Workouts

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge

The name Hundred comes from the number of arm pumps and breaths required as you hold the position with your core muscles engaged. We’ll show you the step-by-step instructions, below, taken from our new book <i>The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> by our friend and Pilates instructor Brooke Siler. But …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

The Literary Origins of Halloween

'It was a dark and stormy night...' as Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton began his 1830 novel Paul Clifford (and, in doing so, gave us perhaps the most famous -- or infamous -- opening line of them all). In honor of Halloween, I thought I'd share some of the season's most eye-wateringly ghoulish literary …

The Best Gastropubs In NYC

Bars are as bountiful as Starbucks in New York City, but there are a few that raise their drinks — and their dishes — to an art form. So don’t just …

Bowled Over: 5 Soup Recipes You've Gotta Whip Up

With all due respect to booze, our idea of a proper "liquid lunch" is to enjoy a bowl of hearty soup. Whether it's mum's minestrone or a …

Lululemon complaints stretch beyond quality to customer service

Lululemon is having some trouble putting overexposed behinds behind it.<p>The trendy yoga retailer, which recalled pants made of its proprietary Luon material earlier this year after customers complained they were too sheer, still faces a steady stream of complaints about thinner, more sheer fabric …

Customer Service

Banksy Thrift Store Painting Sells For A Whopping $615,000

Bidding on Banksy's re-worked thrift store painting has finally come to a close this week. The second-hand artwork, originally purchased for $50 and altered to include the figure of a Nazi officer, sold for an impressive $615,000.<p>The original painting left the shelves of New York City's Housing …

Definitive Proof Animals Are Kind And Considerate Creatures

Except for the fact that they're, y'know, the exact opposite. But this is what happens when you put GIFs in reverse.

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