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LOVE YOUR heart
Research into the potential impact to our health when consuming grapes suggests that the whole grape—which contains over 1,600 natural plant compounds, including antioxidants and other polyphenols—offers a range of intriguing health benefits when inc
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NEXT-LEVEL Beauty
KNOCKOUT After scientists discovered heat-conducting graphene in 2004 (then won the Nobel Prize in physics for it), it began to be used in high-tech cars, batteries, touchscreens, and now, hot tools. Use this graphene-infused flat iron at a lower tem
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The (Before) Baby Blues
It didn’t take me long to get pregnant once my husband and I started trying. And I felt prepared: I’m a physician, and I was organized, mentally ready, and in great shape when I first saw the two little pink lines. My close friends assured me that wi
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Breakthrough
ENTREPRENEUR AND MOM Alli Webb 100+ The number of Drybar locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is opening 20 to 25 more this year and also hopes to increase its international footprint in the next few years, says Alli. “There is a par
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Ace the Apology Game
Owning up to your error can benefit your mental health. When you genuinely apologize, you can let go of negative emotions like stress and remorse and rebuild your self-esteem, says Elizabeth Cohen, PhD, a clinical psychologist in New York City. Hmm,
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Ready, Set, Stretch
Start on all fours. Extend right leg out to side. Sit hips back until butt rests on left foot (a), then press hips forward until body forms a line from head to knee (b). That’s 1 rep. Start on all fours. Hover left knee off floor. With control, circl
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“Bungee Jumping Pushed Me to Go After My Passion and Start a Business”
Four years ago, I felt chained to my desk. I had worked in IT for 16 years, at times clocking 80-hour weeks. I was turning 38 soon, completely burned out and over it. I needed a vacation. I’d seen clips of New Zealand in a TV show, and it looked beau
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Dude, Where’s My Sleep?
Even if you’ve never heard of acute insomnia, chances are, you’ve experienced it—a loss of sleep, or worse Zs, lasting several consecutive evenings. The usual suspect, as you’ve probably guessed: stress. Anxiety about, say, a presentation can cause a
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Reveal Your Inner Winner
So you want to quit your desk job and write a novel. You could call your mom, who’ll ask more questions than you’re in the mood to answer. You could text your brother, who’ll respond with, “Cool, but is that a good idea?” You could tell your best fri
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Rethink Comparisons
“Comparison is one of the—if not the—top sources of paralysis for people,” says leadership expert Erica Ariel Fox, author of Winning From Within. Perhaps you see your friend’s baby announcement on Facebook and wallow in how, being single, you are so
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Visualize Your Future
Literally on paper, sketch out exactly how you want your life to look in, say, five years, zeroing in on details. Who is in the drawing? What does your home look like? Where are you going when you leave the house? What are you gushing about on the ph
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Shake It Up
IF YOU LIKE Popcorn YOU’LL LOVE Popped water lily Water lilies have seeds, and when roasted, they turn out puffed and airy. One serving of the aquatic plant has three grams of protein, amino acids, and half the fat (or less) of most popcorn—plus, it’
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Yes, New Friends!
Megan S., a 30-year-old physician’s assistant, hasn’t made a new friend since grad school. “Now that I’ve moved across the country, it’s back to the start,” she told me after we matched on Hey Vina!, an app that helps women find their squad. While it
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Gardening for Fall? Groundbreaking!
Small lair, don’t care! Go for an herb garden, placing pots of thyme, rosemary, and sage near a south-or west-facing window. Trim the plants evenly and often to keep them from becoming leggy (too many stems, not enough leaf bunches), then use the cut
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Build Assurance
1 Treat every intention as a promise, starting with the little steps. Like: Don’t hit snooze—you’re cheating yourself out of sticking to the promise of a wake-up time that your last night’s self made. And squeeze in even the quickest workout on days
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It’s All In The Genes
My mother had her work cut out for her when it came to protecting her only daughter, me, from sunburns and skin cancer. For starters, I’m paler than any white-sand beach I’ve ever stepped on. And when I was a child, every time she tried to reapply my
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Game Changers
THIS GADGET HYPERVOLT, $349 If I won the lottery, I would do one thing immediately: book a standing appointment for a weekly massage. Running, pullup training, crunching over my laptop…it all makes me sore! And I love working out the kinks. But I liv
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Out of Thin Hair
If you’re in the process of shedding weight or seriously revamping your eating habits, pounds—or your former ways—might not be the only thing you’re losing. Let us explain: At any given time, 90 to 95 percent of your follicles are in the anagen (grow
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Booty Boost
This exercise might just be the best part of waking up… your posterior chain. These muscles run along the backside of your body, says Angela Gargano, CPT. Because it targets your largest, most powerful muscles, this take on the OG good-morning move i
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Liz’s Letter
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF @lizplosser I think back to my first job at a health brand 15 years ago, and oh boy, the wellness world has evolved so much. Back then, I was a sleuth on a mission to uncover the most undercelebrated products, tech, ideas. Today, our
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The Great Weight Debate
Weight training is like eating your veggies: You know it’s good for you, but with so many varieties to choose from, how do you pick what’s best?! Is lifting heavy the way to go? Or maybe working with fewer pounds for longer amounts of time? Perhaps s
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Flying High
Desert heat can suck all the moisture from your skin. Rehydrate with Vaseline Intensive Care Calming Healing Lotion ($6, at Walmart). “I’ve always, always wanted nothing more than stability,” the 25-year-old actress tells me while seated at Café Pari
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