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Monday, May 21, 2018

What healthy people really eat for breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but only if you do it right. You can supercharge your morning with a superfood or feel like you're running on empty. The choice is up to you. Here are 10 food tips that every healthy person knows will prepare them to seize the day.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Things Healthy People Do Every Day

Small changes for all 365 days of the new year.
We all know that health is a lifelong work in progress. But even though you can never check wellness off your list of resolutions—Darn it!—you can accomplish small things every day to feel good and fend off problems. Experts say these day-to-day habits add up

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The untold truth of Adam Sandler

Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Adam Sandler has had a considerable impact on the shape of comedy today. You know him from his early days on Saturday Night Live, his oft-repeated songs, and movies that have had up-and-down responses from critics and audiences alike. So, what's really going on behind that goofy — and sometimes frighteningly angry — big-screen persona?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Things you should never put on your face

How many beauty products do you use in your skincare and makeup routine? According to The Telegraph, the average woman uses 16 — per day. It's no surprise, then, that the beauty industry is booming.

While these products may be selling at a steady pace — global sales should reach $130 billion by 2019 — that doesn't necessarily guarantee their safety. Believe it or not, cosmetics — including skincare products — are "very lightly regulated" by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to Fortune.

Although cosmetics are required to contain labels, companies can cry "trade secrets" to avoid having to share what they've used. Additionally, anyone who's anyone can sell these products. Steve Xu, a resident physician in the department of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, confirmed to Fortune that no documentation, pre-market approval, or registration is even required. Yikes!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What happens to your body when you give up caffeine

Coffee is glorious. Enjoyed by billions for its miraculous abilities to pick up and wake up, it's a uniter. People in the Middle East like it (Arabica beans!), people in South America like it (Colombian beans!), people in the U.S. like it (there's a Starbucks every 15 feet). But once in a while there comes a time when some poor soul must give up not just coffee, but its active ingredient, caffeine, in all its many forms. And there are good reasons to quit coffee and the like: it can destroy your stomach's lining, deprive you of sleep, or send your blood pressure sky high. Caffeine is a highly addictive substance, and your body goes through quite an ordeal when you try to break that dependence. Here's a look at what happens to your body when you quit consuming coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks.

How To Apply Makeup Perfectly

Ladies, makeup is not a mask, it’s a form of art and more importantly – it’s a form of expression. It can be a hell lot of fun to try out different things because you have all the creative freedom to experiment with what you like best. Do you also feel that makeup is an extension of your personality? Of course, each one of us has our very own style and preferences but the basics of nailing your makeup – in whatever kind you like – be it simple or intricate are the same.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11 Models Breaking Barriers and Changing How We View Women's Bodies

Tess Holliday isn't the only model transforming the beauty industry

When it comes to shattering societal beauty norms, Tess Holliday is the queen. For a couple of years now, Holliday has been revolutionizing what it means to be a supermodel and has followed her dreams into a successful career. In 2015 alone, she was named one of the top plus-size models by Refinery29Vogue

The truth about anti-aging creams and serums

Anti-aging products make up a huge part of the skincare market. From serums to cream, there are shelves full of topical products making all sorts of claims to reverse or prevent signs of aging. But do these really work? It's hard to believe something as simple as smoothing on a cream can produce any major results. So we talked to three dermatologists to get their take on anti-aging creams and serums and if they actually work — and we have good news! All three unanimously agreed that yes, anti-aging topical products do in fact work. However, there are a few things you should know before purchasing to guarantee real, longer-term results.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Healthy ways to lose weight without dieting

Trying to lose weight is, for most of us, vexing, exhausting, and filled with contradictory information. In a 2016 article published in The New York Times Magazine, author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt notes that there's a robust body of research showing that "in the long run dieting is rarely effective, doesn't improve health, and does more harm than good." The crux of the issue, Amodt writes, is the fact that each person has what's referred to as their body's "set point" — a certain weight range that "varies from person to person, [and] is determined by genes and life experience." The brain will engage in all sorts of tactics to bring the dieting body back into its set point range, and this is why diets so often fail.

How to best care for your lady parts in summer

For most of us, summer means sun's out, fun's out. But the heat, humidity, and heavy, clingy, and wet air can be miserable on your body. You sweat. You feel sticky and icky. The elements this time of year can be especially uncomfortable for your lady parts.

There are plenty of annoying and localized skin problems when it gets all sorts of balmy or just straight up hot as all get out. Luckily, there are equally as many techniques and products that allow you to properly care for your lady parts and to remain comfortable and fresh "down there" during the stifling summer months.

These are the signs that you're healthy

In the last ten years or so, I've become increasingly interested in health and wellness. In light of my own health issues, I've wanted to learn as much as I can about how to be as healthy as possible, and how I can assess my own health outside the doctor's office. As it turns out, though, there's a ton of conflicting information out there.

The rise and fall of Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck's Hollywood career has played out like a rollercoaster. After winning an Oscar for Good Will Hunting in 1998, the Boston-raised actor slowly, painfully plummeted to rock bottom (2003's Gigli). Three successful stints as a director have helped reverse his misfortunes, but his high-profile divorce from Jennifer Garner has once again put his future in jeopardy. In light of that scandal, we're taking a look back at his long, but shaky, career as an actor and director.

The real reason Meg Ryan's career was ruined

At one time, Meg Ryan took top billing with classics like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. But over the years, her presence in Hollywood has become pretty much nonexistent. The real question is this: why has the star's career taken such a turn for the worse? Let's look at a few reasons why Meg Ryan might be losing sleep over her career.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Whatever happened to Dolph Lundgren?

In 1985, it took four words—"I must break you"—to rocket Dolph Lundgren to international stardom. As Soviet killing machine Ivan Drago, the towering antagonist of Rocky IV, Lundgren made a serious impression; of course, in the years since, it's been revealed that he only got into movies on a lark, as his Masters' degree in chemical engineering probably would have opened up employment options for him in a different field. Fortunately, Hollywood has been pretty good to him, and if you've ever wondered whatever happened to Dolph, you may be surprised to know that he never really went away—and that, thanks to an old friend, his profile may soon be higher than ever.

What You Didn't Know About Melania Trump

Although Donald Trump has made quite a show for himself, his current wife, Melania, has mostly kept to the background. We're taking a closer look at Trump's right-hand woman, from her childhood, to their first run-in, to their marriage today.