Allure magazine's annual "Nude" issue will hit stands on April 29th, but we already know which stars dropped their skivvies. read more
Color us disappointed, but not really surprised: Women are now able to purchase a "thigh gap" -- that much-coveted space between the thighs that signifies a certain level of "sexy thin." read more
Some doctors are now prescribing psychotropic mushrooms (in controlled environments) to treat extreme cases of anxiety. [The Atlantic] read more
Mars. Venus. It's long been established that men and women are on different playing fields for most of what we do in life. They see things one way, we see them another. That's the deal. read more
Are your friends making you fat? Maybe...
Drs. Walter Willett and Malissa Wood are the authors of Thinfluence: The Powerful and Surprising Effect Friends, Family, Work and the Environment Have on Weight, and they say that in order to maintain your weight, you may have to get rid of some toxic friends. read more
The season of shorts and bikinis is about to begin, and you're probably thinking about cleaning up your diet and ordering some self-tanner. Fun! read more
You carry your little miracle around, all safe and cozy, for nine months, and what do you get in return? (Aside from the heart-melting blob of cooing, gurgling adorableness who becomes your ... everything.) If you're like most women, you get a brand new body -- one with stretch marks, a new human's worth of sagging skin around your belly and, post-breastfeeding, deflated boobs that hang dangerously close to what used to be your waistline. read more
As the saying goes, "fake it until you make it." But when it comes to smiling that's not exactly true. A new study from Northwestern University has found that pretending to smile actually makes us feel worse than if we hadn't smiled at all. read more
Hay baths, as in the stuff you feed horses, are a new spa trend at the Hotel Heubad. For $45 you'll be covered in all the fermented hay you can handle, but even THINKING about that is just making us itch. The stuff is supposed to give you added energy and verve. We will pass. [The Cut] read more
Serena Williams is a fitness pro, but that doesn't mean she always sticks to a strict diet. The tennis champ admits that she sometimes has a hard time eating healthy. read more
Whether you're a diehard nature girl or you're the godmother of your plastic surgeon's children, taking good care of your body is the best way to stay beautiful for life. Eating well and exercising are always a great step in the right direction, but what do you do for your mother's cellulite that has taken up permanent residence on your thighs or a sunburn that just won't quit? Whether chronic or temporary, these beauty issues can put a serious crimp in one's positive body image. Before you get bogged down with the minute imperfections that your best friend swears she can't see, visit the body guide at Total Beauty for expert advice.
Here you'll find articles and galleries on everything from the best beauty products to skin treatments to self-tanner. Using our tools, you'll be able to take care of yourself with confidence. Some of our suggestions are not only effective, but they're fun, too. Treat yourself and your friends to a spa day at home, complete with homemade masks, scrubs, spa water, and treats. Find the best body wash and lotion to toss into your gym bag or take on a trip. Keep your skin soft and supple, even during the harsh winter months. Everything you need to stay beautiful year round can be found right here at Total Beauty.
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