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A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking | Women's Health

Still, it's often what women are gaining—not losing—that keeps them coming back. "There's something very healing about the physical forward motion," says Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record-setting long-distance hiker who completed a thru-hike of the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) in 46 days …

10 Things No One Tells You About Transforming Your Body | Women's Health

<i>(Looking to gain muscle and a sexy, toned body? In her book,</i> Lift to Get Lean<i>, Holly Perkins, certified strength and conditioning specialist, explains how you can score a slim figure in four weeks.)</i><p>If you're anything like me, you might have responded by saying, “Well, nobody is <i>perfectly</i> happy with …

Ultimate travel list

Is the list of places you’d like to visit becoming a little unwieldy? Ours was – which is why we’ve whittled them down from thousands to a definitive rundown of the planet’s most unforgettable sights.<p>Not only that, we’ve made the bold move of ranking them in order of brilliance, based on a highly …

Loneliness

Top 8 German Christmas markets

Through a mouthful of mulled wine and piles of presents, Penny Walker tracks down Germany's unmissable festive markets<p><b>Germany</b>'s Christmas markets …

The Tush Toner You Need in Your Life ASAP | Women's Health

SO…ARE YOU IN?!<p><i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i>

9 Times You Should Tell a Guy Exactly What You Want

No use beating around the bush.<p>It’s kind of crazy that even after millions of years of human evolution (and thousands of hours of Hugh Grant rom-coms), we still haven't figured how to read each other’s minds. It seems especially unfair considering that all we really want to do is make each other …

10 Signs You Really Need a Vacation

Because we all need some time off every now and then.<p>You probably wouldn’t hesitate to call in sick if you had the flu. But would you take a day off …

American Psychological Association

Workouts You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less That Are Actually Effective

We've got awesome moves for when you have very little time to exercise.<p>Best news ever: Even quickie workouts have plenty of benefits. (Science says so!) Knock out one—or all—of these drills faster than you can think of an excuse not to.<p>For more quick workouts, check out our Shape-Up Shortcuts …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

22 Men Dish on the Hottest Oral Sex They’ve Ever Received

It never hurts to give your guy some incentive to return the favor…<p>There are lots of great reasons to have guy friends, but one of the biggest ones is that they are amazing advice givers. Since you’re not dating them, they have no problem telling it exactly how it is—and from a dude’s perspective, …

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

<b>1. Your Conflicts Include Criticism and Contempt.</b><br>Instead of saying, "Please unload the dishwasher," it sounds more like this: "Do you have some sort of mental condition? Or are you just too stupid to remember to do what I asked?" Notice how the criticism is not about the task—it's about the person. …

11 things you need to know about Airbnb before you book

1. Everyone's got to start somewhere.<p>Don’t be afraid of rejection. I've spoken to many disgruntled users who don't like that hosts can simply reject or, worse, ignore their requests. Think of it like online dating – there are other fish in the sea. If you're ever rejected, it'll usually be because …

Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>1. Twilight–Te …

Hiking

Choosing the Right Travel Backpack for You

Travel

11 of the Most Stunning Aerial Safaris in Africa

<b>Take a helicopter, hot air balloon or scenic flight over Africa's desert, plains and thundering falls for unforgettable views of the iconic destinations.</b><p><b>BOTSWANA</b><p><b>1. A Scenic Helicopter Ride over the Okavango Delta</b><p>Believed to be the world's largest inland delta, this region is flooded by the Okavango …

Wildlife

Nine of the Most Striking Sacred Sites in Asia

<i>Some of the world's most incredible ancient sacred sites are found in Asia. Here are just a few of the most interesting and beautiful.</i><p><b>1. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar</b><p>This giant golden pagoda in the city of Yangon is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country. The temple is said to house …

Asia Travel

The Northern Lights - in pictures

A solar storm on Tuesday contributed to a display of the aurora borealis that reached into unexpected latitudes of both the northern and southern hemispheres<p>GuardianWitness: did you see the northern lights last night? Share your photos

Northern Lights

Solo Travel As A Woman: Safety Tips And The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women.<p>But while …

Buenos Aires

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Art

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

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11 Things Every Woman Should Tell Her Gyno

<b>If You've Had Unprotected Sex—Even Once</b><br>So you slipped up and didn't use a condom a while back, but since then you've gotten your period and haven't noticed any signs of an STD. You're in the clear, right? Not exactly. Some STDs, like Chlamydia, are often completely symptomless, while others like …

National Geographic Travel

26 Best Marathon Signs from Spectators

Marathons call for motivation—and studies show that positive messages can help! These inspirational signs are proof<p>Straight and to the point! Plus: …

Marathons

These Are The Ballerinas And Ballerinos Of Instagram

American Ballet Theater icon Misty Copeland has over 402,000 followers on Instagram. To compare, athletes like Venus and Serena Williams have 89,500 and 992,000 followers, respectively. Michael Phelps has 462,000. Danica Patrick has 26,900.<p>Of course, ballet is easily the most photogenic of the …

Most disturbing children's poetry: your examples

A selection of children’s poems has gone gone viral on Twitter after they were published in The Los Angeles Times. Is your child the next Sylvia Plath – or more of a McGonagall? Our readers have been sharing their verses with us – here are some of the best<p>Goodbye to innocence? Comedian Shelby Fero, …

Literature

6 Signs He's Probably Cheating on You

However, your gut’s not necessarily foolproof. After all, you might be confusing fear and insecurities for intuition, says Nelson. Not sure which one you’re feeling? Read through this checklist and see if any apply to your current squeeze. While checking off one sign alone isn’t reason to call in …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

<b>THE SITUATION:</b> <b>You used to weight train like crazy, but for the past several months, all you’ve fit in is a few sessions a week on the treadmill.</b> <b><br>THE EFFECT ON YOUR BOD:</b> In this case, your aerobic health should be in good shape, though you may notice that your strength and muscle tone have diminished …

“Better Call Saul” humanizes the smooth-talking “Breaking Bad” sidekick in a surprisingly solid spin-off

Vince Gilligan’s new antihero origin story has more in common with “Mad Men” than “Breaking Bad”<p>I’m surprised how much I liked “Better Call Saul.” We might as well start there.<p>“Better Call Saul” isn’t exactly supposed to be good. It’s a spin-off of a beloved television show, “Breaking Bad”; and …

TV

Euro slump: 13 destinations where you'll have a cheaper holiday

'Eat Pray Love' Author Elizabeth Gilbert's Advice On Heartbreak Is Perfect, Of Course

Elizabeth Gilbert knows a thing or two about heartbreak. <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, her memoir the about the soul-searching journey she took post-divorce, was read and loved by millions.<p>That devastating divorce may be years behind her (Gilbert is now happily married to second husband Jose Nunes), but that …

Relationships