Mary Alarcon

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Jordan Spieth's Masters triumph shows that golf's future is now

They came at the kid in waves, the world's best golfers grabbing and clutching for four sweltering days, swarming him with green jackets and Claret Jugs and Wanamaker Trophies and glares.<p>Jordan Spiethtook their punches, all of them, sticking out his 21-year-old chin from the top of …

Golf

Are you promiscuous or faithful? Measure your index finger to find out

A new study of sexual attitudes reveals men and women are both just as likely to want a fling as they are a long-term partner<p>They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But when it comes to our attitude towards promiscuity, it turns out there is no such gender divide.<p>Both men and women …

Why You Should Ditch The Detox

It's a mistaken belief that the body needs detoxing, but make these small changes and you'll really spring-clean your health.<p>For several years now, men and women alike have fallen for the idea of a good old new year "detox": something to "rid your body of all the toxins" that have apparently built …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

The Best Diets for 2015

Resolved to get back on the weight loss wagon? These three new plans promise to put an end to deprivation and the one-size-fits-all approach.<p><b>DIET #1: DETOX (FOOD</b>) <b>DELIVERED</b><p>DL REVAMP: If the thought of detoxing fills you with dread, this could be the program to win you over. The latest offering from …

What Is Waist Training?

We investigate the new celebrity exercise craze.<p>With stars such as Kim Kardashian raving about its effects on Instagram, waist training—a workout done while wearing a tightly laced corset—is about to become the next big exercise trend. But what is it and how does it work? We caught up with personal …

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

The Top 10 Skin-Perfecting BB and CC Creams

The right beauty balm for every skin concern.<p>Multitask your makeup and skincare regimen with tinted treatments that pack a powerful punch. Laced with potent ingredients to repair damage, reverse the clock and protect against pollution and the sun, these are the all-in-one beautifiers that you'll …

Comfortable high heels in six easy steps

Flat shoes not your thing? Want a bit of height for a special occasion? Then you need some genuinely comfortable high heels, a style holy grail that the Guardian’s fashion editor has finally tracked down<p>Whoever said you had to suffer to be beautiful had not discovered Sargossa. We put this label in …

The Secrets to Thick, Shiny Hair

Six tips to guarantee your fullest, glossiest, most gorgeous locks yet<p>Soft, bouncy, voluminous tresses can be yours. Here, the latest breakthrough products, tools, and treatments to get the hair you want.<p><b>1. THE PERFECT SHAMPOO</b> <b>Living Proof</b> Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner ($24 each) can help …

How To Avoid Varicose Veins

In our new Monday afternoon column, we're tackling your burning beauty questions. Short skirt fans, listen up.<p><b>Question: Can crossing your legs cause varicose veins?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> It might, according to Dr. Heidi Waldorf, the director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. "Anything …

The Best Eye Creams for Fast Results

Our favorite formulas for fighting all the signs of aging, sleeplessness and skincare sins.<p>Our favorite formulas for fighting all the signs of aging, sleeplessness and skincare sins.<p>Daily Vitamins<p>Eye Illuminator<p>Wake Up Call<p>Botox In a Bottle<p>Skin Smoother<p>Collagen Booster<p>Instant Tightener<p>Dark Circle …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Case for "Megadating"

<b>Our guy columnist, Jake, has plans with three women this week. Is he a cad? Or should you be dating multiple people too?</b><p>First, an update: Phoebe* the actress and I broke up—turns out she really <i>was</i> too young. And now, on to the issue at hand: I'm dating several women at the same time right now. …

20 Bright Home Buys — For ANY Budget

In the sticky middle of summer, we aren't much interested in home DIY. There are far more important things to do, like get our sunshine on. That …

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

The magical beauty benefits of cucumber

Ok, I'm embellishing just a little. I used to steer clear of cucumbers because of what happens when they're drowned in a vat of vinegar for an …

Summer hair: The ultimate frizz-free regimen

<i>By The Beauty Experts at: L'Oréal Paris</i><p>Sun kissed skin, barely-there makeup, showing a little leg . . . we love everything about hot summer style. …

Hair Care

Flawless Skin Special: Turn Back The Clock

Whatever your age, when it comes to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion, these are high-tech treatments and dermatologist-approved tips to have amazing skin, every day.<p>Whatever your age, when it comes to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion, these are high-tech treatments and …

How To Keep Your Chest And Décolletage Looking Young

Maintaining the skin above the neck is a fulltime job, so it's easy to forget about what lies beneath. Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center Jeannette Graf offers her no-fail advice.<p><b>Sunscreen is key.</b> By nature, the skin on the chest is thinner and dryer than the …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

The Secret To Polished, Voluminous Hair

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>Flustered in the morning or desperate for a midday pick-me-up? Dry shampoo is the ultimate quick fix for tired or …

Are You Eating The Wrong Type Of Sugar?

Photographed By Alexandra R. Gavillet.<p>Strawberries, bananas, oranges, kiwi…the list goes on and on. Fruit is touted as a super-healthy snack option, …