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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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Meet Your Squash Squad
Summer’s got a solid rep for its gorgeous produce—looking at you, corn, peaches, and tomatoes!—but the real stunners come out once the leaves start to change. Introducing winter squash, which, despite its name, is actually harvested in the fall. This
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Fertility’s Gold Rush
SHE’S RECEIVED FERTILITY TREATMENTS at four clinics in three states. In her effort to exhaust all options, she’s sampled almost every intervention recommended: immunology testing, assisted hatching, supplements, acupuncture, intracytoplasmic sperm in
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Hot and Bothered
If inflammation were a person, we’d picture her as a confident power woman, AirPods in and belting Mariah Carey’s “Why you so obsessed with meeee?” That’s because the wellness world is hooked on everything anti-inflammatory—from spa treatments to ada
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get FIRED UP
The only actual warm-up mistake you can make is not doing one at all. But if you’re looking to build muscle, boost your range of motion, and start your workouts off on the right foot (read: ready to m-o-v-e), crank out a dynamic warm-up first. This t
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Balancing Act
I’m a fashion director, so bodies and the clothes we put on them are quite literally my business. That said, it wasn’t a fashion trend that changed my attitude toward my own body—it was trying to have a baby. I struggled with fertility from 2014 to 2
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Holed Up
Anyone who has Instagram will tell you that ears are having a moment. Or more specifically, your little listeners are transforming into a fashion statement. Like piling rings on a finger and playing with new placements, “ear stacking” involves adorni
Women's Health4 min readFood & Wine
The Need For Speed
Unless you’ve been living on a deserted (kitchen) island, you know about the Instant Pot—the all-in-one appliance that can do everything from hard-boil eggs to sauté veggies to cook fall-off-the-bone ribs in under an hour. It does the work of a slow
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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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