9 Next-Level Mason Jar Recipes for Your Best Lunch, Ever

We get it: It's way easier to hit up the local salad bar or raid the communal snacks in the office kitchen than to pre-make something to nosh on for lunch -- even though packing a lunch is almost always the healthier option (and, in the case of eating out, cheaper, too).   read more

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Korean Diet Secrets for Youthful, Wrinkle-free Skin

We talk a lot about Korean skin care. We look to them for the latest and greatest in all things beauty -- from the newest rendition of BB cream to the latest way to hydrate skin. But after pilfering products from their medicine cabinets, we might want to raid their refrigerators, too. Studies suggest that their glowing, poreless skin might be less about their revered 10-step skin-care regimen and more a product of their low-glycemic, vegetable- and seafood-based diet.   read more

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9 Workouts for Better Sex

Let's talk about sex. Sometimes, especially as women, we have a rough time fulfilling our potential for pleasure. "It comes down to energy and inhibitions," says sex therapist and author, Dr. Jane Greer, PhD. "For women, inhibitions flow from feeling uncomfortable with our bodies." She says that insecurity is the primary reason why women struggle to enjoy sex. Luckily, there's an easy cure: Exercise.   read more

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10 Annoying Habits That Drive Gym-Goers Crazy

The gym should be a happy place. According to science, exercise creates feel-good hormones and helps you live longer. But those warm and fuzzy vibes quickly vanish when you encounter a superchatty treadmill neighbor, grunting weight-hog or another equally annoying fellow gym-goer.   read more

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What I Learned From a 6 a.m. Rave

It's 6 o'clock in the morning. Ungodly, unfamiliar 6 o'clock in the morning. I'm sitting in the backseat of my Uber ride -- a conspicuous Kelly green Scion -- sipping a papaya Vitamin Water and coasting toward Downtown Los Angeles. Eyewitness News plays on TV screens imbedded in the back of each headrest, a feature my driver tells me he added extra. He offers me Tic Tacs and tissues. I deny both. I am trying hard to focus on the horizon, to stay awake, to prepare myself.   read more

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How to Work out at Work Without Looking Crazy

For our ancestors, "work" was related to basic survival -- hunting for food, toiling away under a blazing sun or lugging water from a source miles away. Sitting, when it happened, was used as a way to recuperate from the tough physical labor required to survive. These days, it's hard to find a job that doesn't involve sitting in a chair and click-clacking away at a keyboard for eight hours a day. But instead of the cushy office chairs leaving us well-rested, our sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll. The truth of the matter is, it isn't just your imagination -- your desk job is slowly killing you.   read more

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Can Pickle Juice Cure a Hangover?

In Mexico, it's tripe soup. In Japan, it's salted plums. And in the United States, aka the Home of Intellectual Giants, it's rabbit poop tea. It would seem that there's no solution for "curing" a hangover that doesn't involve swallowing something totally nasty and/or inflicting additional suffering upon your wizened, wasted body. So we're here to help you sort hangover-cure fact from fiction. We consulted with Nicolette Pace, a dietician/nutritionist, and conducted our own (very unscientific) study to find out what weird hangover remedies really work. Here are the hangover cures that soothed our symptoms -- and the ones that sent us to the ninth circle of hangover hell.   read more

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What's the Best Exercise for Your Age?

Most of us have an arsenal of serums and creams to fight wrinkles -- so why aren't we taking the same all-in approach when it comes to tackling another major pitfall of aging: a slowing metabolism?   See workouts

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14 Clean-Eating Instagrammers With the Best Food Porn

"Eat clean, train mean," may be a mantra you've pinned multiple times, but outside of Pinterest, the lure of a cheesy, carb-loaded pizza after a long day of work may be nearly impossible to resist -- especially if you have to pass a pizza joint on your way home. The reason? Researchers at Cornell University found that women ate more chocolate when it was nearby and in sight. The good news? Researchers say this same principle applies to good food as well as bad. Keep healthful images close (as in, right on your smartphone) to inspire better habits. Here, the best Instagram accounts you need to follow for serious healthy-eating inspiration (it's food porn you won't feel guilty about recreating).   read more

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24 Fitness Mantras More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

You've kicked off your shoes, slumped onto the couch and turned on "Real Housewives" -- again. This, after you promised yourself you'd hit the gym after work. But when trash TV, leftover pad thai and a glass of pinot beckons, there's no way you're trading all that for a sports bra and treadmill. Hey, who are we to judge? We've all been there.   read more

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