Do This to Look 10 Pounds Thinner by the Weekend

Belly bloat happens to nearly everyone -- and when it strikes, it can make you look three months pregnant (cue the awkward questions), even if the number on the scale doesn't change, says Dr. Roshini Raj, MD, co-founder of Tula probiotic skin care line and board-certified gastroenterologist and internist.   read more

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7 Superfoods You Should Be Adding to Your Coffee

If you're a coffee lover, you know exactly how you like your morning cups to be made (black; cream and sugar; cappuccino-style, etc.), and you're obsessive to the point of being fanatical about your java. I hate to say it, but as a fellow person dependent on coffee, that's so boring. At this point even using almond milk instead of cream is kind of basic.   read more

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6 Best Beauty Boosting Supplements and Drinks -- and the Worst

Sure, cutting out McDonald's will help clear up your complexion, eating omega-3-packed fish will strengthen your hair and exercising an hour a week will help with cellulite -- but seriously, who has the time or energy for all that?   See supplements

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15 Healthy Picnic Recipes for a Gorgeous Summer Spread

One of the best things about summer: eating outdoors (preferably in the park, on a blanket, with a chilled bottle of wine). Summer is picnic season, and while classic picnic fare is fine for an impromptu gathering, we prefer our picnic dishes to be next-level, Instagram-worthy affairs. Anyone can slap together a basic cheese plate, but these easy, healthy recipes are the kind that taste as lovely as they look against a checkered blanket. Want to put your fellow picnickers to shame without blowing your summer diet? From inventive new recipes to nutritious takes on traditional picnic cuisine, these are all the picnic food ideas you need to have the best summer spread on social media.   read more

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How to Lose Baby Weight Like a Celebrity

Is it just us, or does it seem like every woman in Hollywood has recently given birth? From superstar singers like Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood to mega movie stars like Blake Lively and Kristen Bell, we've been inundated with paparazzi snapshots of adorable baby bumps.   Get their secrets

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10 Slimming Snacks to Stash in Your Beach Bag

Even if you're armed with your shades and sunscreen, you won't totally be able to enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on the shore if you're interrupted by your grumbling stomach. But there's no need to spring for the pricey -- and calorie-filled -- fare being sold on the beach. The supermarket is full of healthy, low-calorie snacks that require no refrigeration and easily fit next to your SPF of choice. Feast your eyes on nine tasty, low-calorie snacks to help you stave off hunger this summer -- without blowing up your bikini-ready bod.   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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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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Why You Need to De-Germ Your Gym Bag ASAP

Avoiding illness at the gym is a bit like driving defensively: You need to anticipate that other people will make mistakes, leading to dangerous (read: germ-y) situations. But while most of your attention is focused on the germ-ridden elliptical machines and free weights, you're completely overlooking a sneaky, disease-harboring source: your gym bag.   read more

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

The Beatles made it popular in the '60s and celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow do it on the regular, but practicing meditation has some serious physical, emotional and spiritual benefits in addition to upping your hipster cred. Luckily, you don't have to travel to India or have your own television network to practice meditation.   read more

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