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Leg Day, Every Day
Wide, grippy leg panels anchor this breathable pair in place without the squeeze effect. $90, castelli-cycling.com These sleek and stretchy full-coverage bikers have a leatherlike sheen that makes every booty pop. $125, heroinesport.com Soft, laser-c
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Post-sweat Skin Hacks
“You can’t apply makeup on still-perspiring skin,” says makeup artist Mali Thomas. If you’re hot after your shower, splash your face with cold water or blast it with the cool shot on a blow-dryer. “It instantly refreshes and hydrates skin, and it’s a
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Do You Need a Rest Day?
YOU DID A NEW, INTENSE WORKOUT YESTERDAY. Once your body gets used to a technique, it can repeat it several days in a row with few to no issues. But if you shock your muscles with a new way of training, it’ll cause enough physical stress that you nee
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Ticked Off
Theresa Epperly was getting ready for bed after a cookout in the summer of 2015 when her throat started to close up. The 38-year-old’s lips swelled and a rash sprang up across her skin. At the ER, doctors diagnosed idiopathic anaphylaxis—medical-spea
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TURN UP THE heat
SUMMER IS A TIME FOR FUN. Cue bright colors, steamy flings, and of course, exciting workouts. Everyone wants to look their best come the season of skin, and the key is to challenge your bod in fresh ways. Enter the kettlebell: a functional, bell-shap
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Powerhouses
Your mitochondria aren’t exactly something you spend much time thinking about. Then again, neither was your microbiome just a few years ago. But emerging research suggests that the bean-shaped structures in your cells could be just as important as th
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Seventy
When trying a shade on (a.k.a. swatching), look for one that disappears into the rest of your skin. See that bottom swipe? No? Perfect—we have a winner! COLOR CARE Turns out the tone of your skin not only dictates your foundation shade but can also a
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All the Beachside Eats…
Sandwiches just might be called sandwiches because their contents can slip out onto the…well, you know. A smarter option: Spoon hummus onto a large collard green leaf (or two), then add cucumbers, spinach, sliced cherry tomatoes, and grilled chicken
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Brief Summary Of Important Patient Information About DUPIXENT® (dupilumab) Rx Only (DU-pix’-ent) Injection, For Subcutaneous Use
What is DUPIXENT? • DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used: – to treat adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies
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But First, Breakfast
page 141 I just don’t like breakfast foods and often forgo them since I can’t find a savory option that seems satisfying. Psst! These waffles are sort of like lunch, and they offer a hit of iron and fiber from chickpea flour. Serve them with a light
Women's Health3 min readFood & Wine
Lose Weight, Feel Great
Being a health and nutrition correspondent means that companies frequently send me their products, and ask for my stamp of approval. Most of the time I dive into research, give the product a try, and send the company honest feedback about what they’l
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Breakthrough
TENNIS PLAYER AND ENTREPRENEUR Bethanie Mattek-Sands 9 The number of major tennis titles she holds, including 5 women’s doubles Grand Slams, 3 mixed doubles Grand Slams, and an Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles CELEBRATE SMALL WINS “The a-ha moment
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Time to Pet-Set
Book way in advance. Most flights allow only a few pets on a plane, so the sooner you buy your flight, the better. Call the airline first to ask about their specific policy (for size, ID, etc.). FYI, JetBlue has a great one (called JetPaws). Ask your
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“I Discovered Triathlons After A Tough Cross-country Move.”
Shortly before Christmas 2017, Antonio, my boyfriend of almost four years, got an amazing job offer in San Jose, California. We lived in Boston at the time and totally loved our life. I had a great marketing job and many friends nearby in the city, a
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Sea Change
You swim in it, kayak on it, lounge by it, and generally think about escaping to it year-round. So celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 by supporting brands dedicated to water preservation. Welcome to the blue beauty revolution. Our oceans are at ris
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Fear Factors
There were dozens of reasons why I didn’t want to jump off the back of the boat, grab on to a rope, and balance on a wakeboard in the Atlantic Ocean. Among them: sharks, freezing water, and a wayward bikini top. Mostly, I was simply terrified. But I
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Wet Hair, Do Care!
Just one strand of dry hair is stronger than copper wire of the same diameter. You can thank the protein-rich inner cortex for that strength. But when you add water—from showering, swimming, or sweating—a chemical change occurs that makes hair weaker
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Your Calling Is Calling
What did you geek out over as a kid? Early interests can spark ideas you can translate into a new career. (I led spiritual youth groups when I was 13, so it’s no coincidence that this evolved into my life’s purpose!) If you enjoyed volunteering to cl
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What We’re Sweating
“Feeling a thick, sticky antiperspirant under my arms when I work out? Ick, I hate it. That’s why I’m loving this serum formula. It goes on smoothly—its texture is like a fancy face primer—and dries stat.” —Marta Topran, beauty director Dove Dry Seru
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How to Survive 52 Weeks of Weddings
If there’s any movie that has become seriously outdated over the past couple of years, it’s Wedding Crashers. The hookup culture and silly humor still relate (sadly for the former, happily for the latter), but the idea that there’s a wedding season?
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“I Will Boost My SPF With Antioxidants.”
SKINTENTION YOUR MONTHLY MANTRA FOR HEALTHIER, HAPPIER SKIN Your sunscreen game? Pro level. Now it’s time to take it up a notch. (Yes, there’s more to sun protection than just SPF.) To really guard your skin, you have to address the two main issues w
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Rise and Shine
If the term morning sex sounds like an oxymoron, then no offense, but you’re in need of a wake-up call. Don’t worry, though…it’s a fun one. “Most couples habitually have sex at night, because that tends to be when it’s most convenient,” says Vanessa
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Blaze Your Own Trail
74 Percentage of Americans who live within a one-hour drive of a national scenic or historic trail. So accessible! Source: National Park Service “I really regret that hike…” said no one, ever. Hiking may be one of the most fun ways to get moving, not
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Own Your Morning
The Ultimate A.M. Guide Every single one of us has 24 hours in a day (yes, even Beyoncé). And how you handle the first few can set you up for success in the rest, making you more proactive and better able to deal with what’s thrown your way, research
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So You Wanna Go Wild?
Don’t let anything rain on your outdoor parade (a.k.a. hike). Though it weighs just five ounces, this waterproof jacket will keep you warm and dry when it’s pouring. It also stuffs effortlessly into an internal pocket, making it easy to stow when the
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