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Celebrity Photographer Deborah Anderson Talks Inspiration, Sensuality and Desire

Deborah Anderson has had the privilege capturing celebrities and glamorous locations around the world. Born in London, Anderson’s creative destiny …

Search Engine DuckDuckGo Integrates Bitcoin Price Quotes

Privacy-loving search engine DuckDuckGo has started displaying price quotes on bitcoin-related search queries.<p>Launched in 2008, DuckDuckGo is a …

Welcome to the Golden Age of DIY Photo Books

In the late aughts, like many photographers, Phillip Buehler was working on a promising book and searching for a publisher. Since 2001, he’d …

How the “Navy SEALs” of trading are taking on Wall Street’s predatory robots

<i>Editors’ note: This article was originally published on October 25, 2013. It explains how IEX—the firm profiled in</i> Flash Boys<i>, Michael Lewis’s book about high-frequency trading published today—works to neutralize the advantages high-frequency traders enjoy in the markets.</i><p>A plague of predators are …

How to copy a hedge fund billionaire’s investment plan

I realized the pop culture phenomenon that is the activist investor had taken a new turn when a friend showed me an iPhone app at a party. iBillionaire lets you track the investments of “billionaire investors” whose names you know (Carl Icahn, David Loeb, David Tepper and David Einhorn among them) …

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7 Stuffing Recipes For Every Diet

It can be challenging enough to feed the Thanksgiving crowd even before you get into the nitty-gritty of your guests' dietary restrictions. But because breaking bread together is so obviously central to the day's celebrations, it can feel exclusionary to force vegetarian or gluten-free guests to …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

6 Ways to Boost Your Bedroom Confidence

Because nothing kills a ladyboner quite like performance anxiety

7 Common Beginner Yoga Fails (And How to Avoid Them)

Plus, how to look like a seasoned yogi<p>I’ve been practicing yoga for years, but even I know that yoga can be especially daunting for the uninitiated. Being new in a yoga class is like entering a new dimension—to boldly go where no non-yogi has ever gone before. But here’s where you’re in luck: I’ve …

"I Have Dry Skin—So Why Do I Also Have Acne?"

We ask a dermatologist what gives<p><b>The question:</b> How come I have dry skin and I also have acne?<p><b>The expert:</b> Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City<p><b>The answer:</b> People with acne usually have well hydrated, oily …

7 Practical Tips for Reducing Stress

<b>Deep Breathing vs. Shallow Breathing</b><p>Breathing deeply can help to reduce your stress and provide oxygen to your brain to help you focus. Most people do not know how to "deep breath" and so they end up breathing shallow breaths which can cause hyperventilation.<p>Place your hand on your stomach and push …

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The Newest Superfood That Helps You Live Longer

Move over, chia seeds<p>Eat more, live longer. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? Well, according to a new landmark study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>, if you reach for nuts, the deal is yours. People who eat nuts on the regular seriously slash their risk of heart disease, …

19 Signs You Need To Unplug From Your Smartphone

Are you attached to your digital devices? If the thought of being disconnected makes you sweat, you're not alone. Americans are spending more time than ever with their screens, logging an average of more than five hours per day.<p>So how do you curb your addiction? Whether you're addicted to Facebook …

New Recommendations to Doctors for Treating Sleep Apnea

For adults with obstructive sleep apnea, using CPAP therapy or other airway-opening devices are one of the best courses of action to treat their sleep disorder. Overweight and obese adults with sleep apnea should also be encouraged and helped to lose weight as part of treating sleep apnea.<p>These are …

Okay, Let's Talk About Eyebrow Bleaching

Miley did it. Here's why you shouldn't<p>For some unknown reason, my eyebrows grow in a lot lighter than my hair. They border on translucent, actually. In an effort to correct nature's obvious mistake, I've been dying them brown to match my locks for years. So, one look at Miley Cyrus' newly bleached …

The Real Reason You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Clock more Zzz’s before you burn out<p>It’s time to give your Twitter refresh button a break: Web browsing throughout the day may cut into your sleep time, according to a new study conducted by the Technology Policy Institute.<p>Researchers collected data from the American Time Use Survey, which tracks …

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

Intensive (Self) Care

<i>By Becky Karush for meQuilibrium</i><p>The ranks of family caregivers are growing every year -- two out of every five adults are caring for a loved one who is sick or disabled, according to a recent report from the Pew Research Center. November is National Caregiver's Month, and it's an excellent time to …

10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.<p>Good problem solvers use a combination of intuition …

The Best Playlist for a Long Run

Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Aside from brunching over Bloody Marys, my other favorite thing about weekends is the fact that I get to go on a realllly long run. (Don’t worry, I go before brunch!) I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, right near Central …

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5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …

7 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes

No need to slave over the stove for hours tonight—just grab a crock pot instead<p>Too busy to cook? Then you <i>need</i> a slow cooker. Just throw a few ingredients in the crock-pot, let them cook while you're at work or out and about, and dinner's ready when you are. Not sure what to make with one? Try any …

7 Tips for Super-Soft Lips—Even in Cold Weather

Cold-proof your pout with these expert tricks<p>Love crisp fall weather but hate how it dries out your lips? Don’t worry, we’ve got the fix. We consulted <i>Women’s Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia for her best tricks to keep your pout super kissable all winter long:<p>Make a simple lip scrub<p>Use a pinch of …

Why Your Face Turns Red When You Drink

"The Flush"—explained!<p>You probably have at least one buddy who suffers from "The Flush": After a few drinks, he looks like Violet Beauregarde just before the Oompa Loompas rolled her out of Willy Wonka’s gum room. His red face might be an allergic reaction—or it could be a warning sign of impending …

6 Ways to Get Back on Track After Overeating

Went overboard with the pizza last night? All is not lost on the diet front—really!<p>Maybe you looked up last night and realized you ate all of the wings instead of saving half like you meant to. Or maybe, despite your best intentions, you overdid it with the Thanksgiving leftovers or the holiday …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

The Psychology of Success

<i>"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."</i> -- Maya Angelou<p>In life, we are each dealt a different hand of hardships and blessings. It would appear that life is not fair in her dealings, but I believe we are each given the exact hand we need to learn the lessons of …

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …

Facts on Fat

Do you just gravitate to foods labeled "low-fat" while food shopping? Given the bad rap fat is getting with the Food and Drug Administration's recent announcement to eliminate added trans fat from use in processed foods and restaurants, your inclination may be justified. But don't forgo all fats …

3 Ways to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone More Easily

If a fairy godmother could make something in your life appear that's not currently appearing, what would it be?<p>A better job? A new relationship? Greater peace with yourself?<p>Well, if you find that fairy godmother, tell her I'd love her to wave her magic wand over me, too, and make my life change …