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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9 White Lies You Need to Stop Telling Your Docs

It starts out innocently enough. "I don't smoke ... " That's technically true -- you just forgot to tack on " ... Monday through Thursday," right? If completing that checklist in your doctor's office means lowballing your vices or glossing over certain unsavory details in your past, those little white lies could lead to major medical issues (yes, we're talking about the c-word).   read more

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10 Acupressure Cures You Can Do at Your Desk

You've popped the ibuprofen, but your headache is still pounding; you've chugged Pepto-Bismol, but you still feel like you're going to hurl; you've tried your trusty hangover cure, but you still feel like you got hit by a car. If supplements have failed you, it may be time to listen to your chi and go au natural with acupressure.   read more

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7 Best and Worst Sugar Substitutes

Remember the '70s? Disco. Wooden platform sandals. And, everyone's favorite no-calorie sugar substitute: Sweet N' Low. Finally, we could wash down our cake with a can of Tab and still fit into our favorite bell-bottom jeans. That is, until researchers found out that our new go-to sugar substitute was linked to cancer and made us rethink those promising pink packets.   See sugar substitute

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The Foundation of Your Beauty: 10 Tips for a Healthy Glow

Introducing part one of our three-part series, The Foundation of Your Beauty, designed to help you feel gorgeous from the inside out.   read more

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10 Teas to Help You Burn Fat, Slim Down and Sleep Better

Green tea is great for you, this we know. But there are also teas to help boost your burn at the gym, stop you from grabbing that candy bar at 3 p.m. and even chill you out when you're feeling stressed. Rather than reaching for your morning coffee click through for our top 10 teas to help you drink your way slimmer, happier and healthier. No detoxing necessary.   read more

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