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This Is How Long You Really Need To Hold A Plank To See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think.<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold …

When In Decorating Doubt, Follow the 3/3 Rule

Sometimes the best way to decorate, particularly when you don't know where to start, is by looking at nature itself. Plenty of decorators will tell …

The Motorized Longboard Is the Vape of Transport and IDGAF I Love It

Electric personal transporters are mostly horrible. Segways are reserved for mall cops and helmeted tourists interested in experiencing both the …

Here Is How to Grow New Brain Cells and Improve Your Brain Health, Regardless of Your Age!

According to a neuroscientist, Sandrine Thuret, everyone can grow new neurons. She offers research as well as practical advice on how to support …

10 of the best snacks to eat if you're trying to lose weight

Trying to lose weight but can't stop snacking for love nor money? Luckily, snacking is an effective way of managing appetite levels and preventing overeating at mealtimes. So if you make sure the snacks you eat are healthy, they'll go hand-in-hand with your weight loss plan.<p>"Whether it be a …

Nutrition

The one supplement you should take every day, according to a neuroscientist

The magnitude of supplements available to take is enough to overwhelm the most health-conscious person out there, so what’s a low-maintenance human …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and cook times can make all the difference between soggy, lackluster potatoes and crispy, second-helping-worthy ones. If you're in need of a little …

The best foundation you can buy for beautiful skin

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Picking the right foundation makeup for your skin type and skin tone can be a real hassle, …

Skin Care

Aldi Is Taking on KitchenAid with This $60 Stand Mixer

Just in time for holiday baking season, grocery giant Aldi is going to start selling a stand mixer that is a fraction of the price of a KitchenAid. …

'Your journey never stops': The 11 things to know before starting a diet

When it comes to weight loss, most experts agree a healthy diet is more effective than exercise. People often work out more and more, desperately hoping they can eat whatever they want. But it’s a balanced diet that makes the real difference with your waistline.<p>That’s why people who successfully …

One Surprising Thing You Don't Have to Do Before Priming Your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a multi-step process that can give you great results — if you do it right! And according to Chris and Lexi Dowding of …

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Tips for Beating a Polygraph Test<p>A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine …

Thyroid Out Of Whack? Here's How To Lose The Weight You Gained

You're not alone if your hypothyroidism has helped you gain weight—here's what you can do about it.<p>Losing weight is no easy feat—but what happens when it feels like your own metabolism is working against you? For the almost 5 percent of people who have an underactive thyroid, and a slowed …

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

Bodyweight Exercise

This Is The Most Dramatic Ulta Beauty Sale Ever

<b>Update:</b> Sadly, the 21 Days of Beauty are officially over, but we've got a silver lining that beauty buffs can hang on to a little longer. Starting …

Beauty

The 16 Best Cheeses You Can Buy At Trader Joe's, According To A Cheese Expert

Bonus: They're crazy cheap.<p>As a former cheesemonger, I know one thing to be true: Cheese is a key ingredient in all of the best meals, from pizza to grilled cheese and of course, mac and cheese. But it's recently gotten a bad rap for its fat and sodium content. Womp, womp.<p>However, eating moderate …

What Pros REALLY Buy At Sephora

Shopping in a Sephora is a bit like letting loose in a beauty playground. You can walk in with a bare face and walk out totally camera-ready with …

The Secret to a Lasting Marriage? Here's What 1,500 Happy Couples Have to Say

Best-selling author and blogger Mark Manson asked his audience for advice. He got quite a lot of it.<p>What does it take to have a happy marriage that stays happy over several decades? It turns out there are some clear answers to that question.<p>Mark Manson is a blogger and entrepreneur who's best known …

Relationships

This Classic Move Sculpts Your Thighs Like Crazy

You can do it wherever, whenever.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Bodyweight forward lunge</b>: Whether you're a beginner or a pro, lunges should be the bread and butter of your …

We Asked A Makeup Artist To Demo The Best Ways To Use Color-Correcting Makeup

So you don't end up looking like a clown.<p>During a skin-mergency, there’s nothing more reliable than our trusty concealer. It defends us against the angry zits, dark under-eye circles, and unwanted redness that plague our complexions. But if you’ve strolled down a makeup aisle recently, there’s a …

Makeup Artist Patrick Ta Has an App, and I Followed His Best Tutorials

Right now, I have a saved collection of Instagram beauty looks that catch my eye as I'm scrolling—a virtual bow around my finger to remind me to test them out later. When I looked back through what I've flagged, I noticed an overwhelming number of pictures have a single makeup artist in common: …

Makeup

Cardio Exercises For Losing Belly Fat - Get Flat Abs in 30 Days Or Less | TODAY.com

Losing belly fat is very hard for some who misses the right idea of being fit. Some belly fat exercises may not that effective for you anymore. Most people lose fat but it's not even throughout the body. Can you imagine a lady walking in the park with flaunting legs and rosy cheeks with bulging …

This Sports Psychologist's Mental Trick Will Make You Want to Go to the Gym

I liken having to go to the gym to any involuntary activity in one's childhood—I kick, I scream… Come to think of it, <i>not</i> going seems like enough of a …

Fitness

This Drugstore Blush Has Been Pinned More Than 30,000 Times

There once was a time we believed affordable beauty products didn't work as well as expensive ones. These days, beauty junkies everywhere love a good …

Tip: The 20 Reps Method for Strength

Forget counting sets. Instead, think about weight and total reps. Here's why and how to do it.<p>The 20 Reps Method<p>For some reason, the average lifter …

7 Cabinet Paint Brands You Can Rely on for a Flawless Finish

Given the staggering cost of new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, it's no wonder that homeowners often look to painting as a cost effective alternative …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your mom always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, her advice was right (is she ever wrong?). Eating a balanced …

Kristina Dropped 102 Pounds by "Doing Zero Exercise" in the First Year

Kristina went to the doctor and saw 250 pounds on the scale. That, along with a friend's unexpected death, quitting her job, and getting accepted to her dream graduate school program across the country, inspired her to make a big change — so she did! Her weight-loss journey began in March 2014.<p>She …

5 Surprising Signs You Might Be Struggling With Depression

It's not always what you expect.<p>The inability to get out of bed. A crippled sense of self-worth. Constant dread and continuous isolation. Most people would be able to recognize the classic signs of depression at its worst. But these stereotypical markers hardly paint the full picture picture of …