Health & Beauty

5 Coffee Hacks to Feel More Awake Than Ever

Photo: Twenty20 Coffee, thanks to its caffeine jolt and hot health benefits, remains the beverage of choice for millions of Americans every morning. And the energizer isn’t losing its steam anytime soon. In fact, the number of coffee consumers continues to rise, according to a survey conducted by the National …

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Olympic Preview: Meet 3 Team USA Skiing Hopefuls

Photo courtesy of The North Face Consider your favorite activity of all time — the one you could do all day, every day. Then imagine being #blessed enough to spin that into your dream job. That’s exactly how freeskiers Maddie Bowman, Aaron Blunck and Devin Logan feel about spending time …

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How Exercise Changed These 7 People’s Lives

Photos (clockwise from top left): Stephanie Laska / PowerBar, Heather Laptolo / Michael Lambert, Mike Ergo / Tony Svensson, Krista Meinert Exercise has countless benefits. Of course, there’s the weight loss and muscle gains — the aesthetic changes that people tend to notice the most. Then, there’s the physiological advantages …

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5 IT Band Stretches Every Runner Needs

Photo: Twenty20 Two words most runners have heard throughout their training: IT band. That’s because running easily irritates this thick piece of fascia (aka connective tissue), which runs from your hip to your knee. In fact, the telltale tenderness is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners — …

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8 Exercises Trainers Never Do (And What to Do Instead)

Photo: Twenty20 Heading into the gym with a solid workout plan is a surefire way to have a successful, efficient sweat session. But figuring out exactly what strength exercises to do can get a little tricky. While certain exercises (think biceps curls and crunches) seem like easy, familiar choices, they’re not …

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6 Nutritionist-Approved Breakfast Ideas to Start Eating Clean

If you’re trying to eat clean, breakfast can be a minefield. Standard fare is often grab-and-go choices like bagels and muffins, or sugary options like waffles and doughnuts. The bad news is these processed, starchy foods can wreak havoc on your blood sugar and metabolism. That’s why it’s important to …

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32 Makeup Tips That No One Told You About

With a few suggestions and tricks, you do not have to be an expert to have amazing looking makeup. It has taken me years to discover my face shape, what colors flatter me, just how much to use, and ways to use it so that it looks beautiful and natural. …

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Easy 5K and 10K Run-Walk Training Plans

Photo: Pond5 If you’ve got zero running experience, the thought of tackling a 5K or 10K can be pretty nerve-wracking. But even if you haven’t logged a mile since middle school, you can still cross the finish line happy and injury-free. Just try adopting a run-walk training strategy, says Denise …

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Push Through Any Workout with These Trainer Mantras

Photo: Twenty20 We’ve all been there: You’re at the end of a workout class when the instructor says you have another set of burpees to do. Your muscles and your mind want to scream “no” as soon as the words come out of her mouth. You can’t possibly push through another …

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