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The Only 7 Step Process You Need to Follow to Go After What You Want in Life

Everything you want in life can be yours. You might not believe this. Most people believe that what they see in their lives today is their current …

Watch Bernie Sanders Make a Trump Supporter Question Her Stance in Just 2 Minutes

Bernie Sanders proved that he can find a peaceful resolution with just about anyone — including supporters of Donald Trump, whom the Vermont senator has fiercely criticized. At a town hall meeting on Dec. 12 titled "Trump Country" — hosted by MSNBC's Chris Hayes — Sanders spoke with a group of …

4 Steps to Let Go of Stress, Negativity, and Emotional Pain

<b>“It’s not the bite of the snake that kills you, it’s the poison left behind.” ~Tom Callos</b><p>Have you ever taken it to heart when someone said or did …

A famous yoga teacher reveals some simple moves to help you sleep better

In fact, more than 25% of the US population doesn't get enough sleep, while 10% suffer from chronic insomnia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Insufficient sleep puts us at risk of heart disease, obesity, depression and other chronic diseases and conditions.<p>But as it …

Yoga

8 Sneaky Ways To Debloat In Just One Day

Feeling like you ve suddenly turned into the Michelin woman is the opposite of fun. Whether you re actively trying to lose weight or are pleased with your current physique, bloating can completely throw you off. In the worst case scenario, it might send you into a panicked thought spiral about …

Nutrition

I Went A Year Without Sex. Here's How It Changed My Life

On Valentine’s Day last year, I sat sobbing in my bathtub. I was sad to be single, wondering if I’d ever meet someone, and longing for a deeper …

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Alzheimer's Disease

These Are the Concealer Hacks Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

It's no secret we love a good beauty hack. (Seriously though—from lipstick to mascara to hair spray, we've rounded up a treasure trove of experts' tricks.) Up next in our quest for the best beauty routine ever: concealer. Read on to find out the tricks that nine makeup artists think every woman …

4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, exciting and pleasurable life.<p>You don't have to suffer and keep having the same challenges in your life day after day.<p>I hear people complaining and …

Happiness

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

20 Small Things People Who Enjoy Being Alone Do That Bring Great Joy

We all have what tickles us. But for those who enjoy spending time alone, they can have specific preferences on how they spend their time.<p><b>1. They</b> …

Happiness

One Woman’s Pancake Rampage Is A Fitting Lesson In Deplorable Restaurant Etiquette

A too-good-to-be-true pancake deal turned out to be exactly that, at least where a Chicagoan was concerned. Natasha West visited a local Denny’s (on November 6) under the impression that purchasing one $4 all-you-can-eat pancake fest could legitimately feed a whole table. West proceeded to divvy up …

Put On Blast: Mom Reveals Son’s Adopted Immigrant Past After Reading His Racist Facebook Post

Mom Reveals Son’s Adopted Immigrant Status After Reading Racist Facebook Post<p>Facebook is full of foolishness. Inflammatory fake new articles, debates …

Social Media

The best vitamins to fix your 14 worst vices

Beneath the veneer of every health-conscious woman lurk a few nasty habits. After all, nobody's perfect. And though you can't pop a pill for every peccadillo, there are some adjustments—right in plain sight in the vitamin aisle—that can minimize the impact of your dirty little secrets. Of course, …

Wellness

13 signs someone is lying to you

A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people l ied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.<p>Luckily, fibs are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.<p>Dr. Lillian …

Body Language

9 Beauty Icons You Can Easily Be for Halloween

by Deven Hopp<p>As much as we'd like to be the one who goes all out for Halloween -- full face paint, crazy costume, the works -- we just aren't. We'd rather take the holiday as an opportunity to switch up our standard beauty look and pay tribute to our favorite beauty icons. When else can we walk …

Makeup

What Makes a Man Realize "This Is the Person I Want to Marry"

Not all guys love sports, but when it comes to marriage, many of us unknowingly approach it with a sports mentality. If there's one thing we've learned over the years — either from our jock days or watching too many movies that end with the winning punch, jump shot, or touchdown— it's that we need …

The healthiest things you can order at 12 fast-food chains

And while eating pizza and burgers everyday is probably not a great idea, you don't have to completely swear off joining your friends for a quick bite every once in awhile.<p>We've compiled a list of fast-food items from our favorite chains that'll fill you up and keep you energized without weighing …

Healthy Eating

Nutritionists and Dietitians Dish on What They Would Never, Ever Eat

There are foods that should be eaten in moderation (think, ice cream, cookies, cake, cocktails), and then there are foods (or maybe I should say "food-like products") that should probably never be eaten all.<p>No doubt, items in the latter category may have a certain "tasty" appeal (honestly, who …

Nutrition

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

20 Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

When you lose weight, your body fights back.You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort.However, weight loss may slow …

Fitness

Things not to say to someone with anxiety or depression

As many of my close friends and family know, I have dysthymia (mild chronic depression) and generalized anxiety. That means I am regularly sad and …

7 Makeup Tips I Learned From a Makeover With a M.A.C. Artist

Sure, most <i>Allure</i> editors can rock a bold red lip like it's nothing or do a smoky eye with, well, their eyes closed, but I'm not one of them. I've become so dependent on my day-to-day routine of smearing on some foundation, quickly tracing some eyeliner on my upper lids, and hastily brushing on a …

5 Ways to Tell if You're Ready for a New Relationship

After my divorce was final, I thought I was ready to date again. I was looking forward to starting the next phase of my life--the "happily ever after" phase. I was looking forward to falling in love again.<p>My first few post-divorce dates were awful. I didn't know what to say, and I didn't know how …

Relationships

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

Slavery myths: Seven lies, half-truths, and irrelevancies people trot out about slavery—debunked.

A certain resistance to discussion about the toll of American slavery isn’t confined to the least savory corners of the Internet. Last year, in an …

Black History