The Cost of Becoming a MILF

Most new moms stick to abdomen-obscuring outfits in the weeks following their deliveries, but for celebs like Chrissy Teigen, crop tops and cutoffs will do. Just weeks after giving birth to daughter Luna, the model mom hit dinner with hubby John Legend in black short-shorts and celebrated her first Mother's Day clad in a belly-baring top that made many of us wonder how she bounced back so quickly.   read more

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20 Secrets to Getting People to Like You

Everyone wants to be liked. From the day we start school to the day we enter the workforce, we yearn for approval. Even the most cynical types secretly care about how they are received. If you don't believe that, science backs it up. Psychologist Abraham Maslow points out that humans are social creatures; we need each other to survive. As a result, the need to feel love and belonging are programmed into our DNA.   read more

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16 Massage Horror Stories That Will Make You Cringe

A massage is supposed to be one of life's simplest and most relaxing pleasures. But put nakedness, body oil and strangers in a dim room, and something's bound to go wrong eventually. Scroll through to read all about the painful rubdowns, reflexology gone wrong and not-so-happy endings that have us cringing. May these embarrassing massage moments serve as cautionary tales for the next time you book your bodywork.   read more

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Is Your Poop Abnormal?

Ever had a poop throw you for a loop? The kind of poop that leaves you looking down at the toilet, thinking, 'How did that come out of me?' Or perhaps you consistently churn out the same kind of stool over and over again, but don't really know if it's normal because, well, you don't really spend a whole lot of time comparing it to other people's poo. Alternatively, you may not even take a peep at your poop because, ew, it's poop.   read more

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Feng Shui Your Life

Practitioners of the Chinese art of feng shui believe that the placement and state of objects in a space affect the energy, fortune and health of the people around them.   read more

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7 Crazy Things You Didn't Know Caffeine Is Doing to Your Body

With a Starbucks on virtually every major city block, it's pretty clear that Americans love their coffee. Real estate trends notwithstanding, a 2013 National Coffee Association survey found that 83 percent of American adults drink an average of three cups a day. That's a whole lot of lattes.   read more

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What's Your Astrological Power Cleanse?

You've made up your mind: It's time to go on a cleanse. The problem? You have no idea which of the hundreds of detox programs out there is right for you. We feel you. TBH, plugging "detox programs" into Google and sifting through the results is stressful enough to send you right back into the arms of that sinful pint of Ben & Jerry's. Well, it's your lucky day, because the planets have finally aligned -- and they're going to choose your cleanse for you.   read more

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We Tried 10 Weird Hangover Cures. Here's What Happened

So you drank too much. We've all been there (plenty of times). Welcome to the hell otherwise known as a hangover. Whether you're suffering from a throbbing headache, an upset stomach or an all-around feeling that you'd be better off dead, you need a hangover cure stat. But how far are you willing to go to feel better?   read more

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9 Quick-and-Easy Energy-Boosting Hacks That'll Make You Feel Awake AF

Did you hit the snooze button a few times this morning? If you sleepwalk through your mornings or your head bobs come 3pm, you've got company. In a 2013 survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council, 48 percent of Americans admitted they don't get enough sleep. And when it comes to coping with extreme fatigue, many of us simply reach for that (umpteenth) cup of coffee.   read more

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9 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth -- Fast

If you smile into the mirror and are self-conscious about your not-so-pearly-whites, you're probably wondering how to whiten teeth fast. Because, honestly, when you barely have the energy to remove your makeup at the end of the day, time is of the essence.   See smile saboteurs

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