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Eat mindfully. The idea behind mindful eating is pretty basic: If you take the time to truly savor what you are eating, without distractions, then your body will tell you when you're full and what it's craving. The hope is that mindful eating can lead you to a balanced, healthy diet that also includes your favorite treats. "If you pay attention...
If you take birth control pills and are sick of visiting your doctor just to get prescription refills approved, or you’d like to start but can’t find a doctor you trust, there is a better way. These apps and websites have your back. Oral contraceptives are safe enough that groups like the American Association of Family Physicians and the American Congress of Obstetricians...
Studies link insufficient sleep to some pretty scary consequences, including an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even some cancers. Experts still don’t fully understand why not getting enough sleep is connected to all of these conditions, but new research published this month adds one piece to the puzzle: Not getting enough sleep may cause changes to gut bacteria that could...
It's no secret that the "most wonderful time of the year" is also often the most stressful. The holiday season may bring lots of joy, but it can also mean coming face-to-face with financial strain, tense family relationships, and endless to-do lists. Friends, don't fret: There's hope. You can make things a bit easier by taking extra care of yourself during...
Spending so much time on the couch your skin might fuse with the upholstery. While downtime is good for both your body and mind, too much of it can be damaging. “People living a sedentary lifestyle tend to be less healthy,” women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D., tells SELF. As a general rule, you should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or...
I’ve been high exactly one-and-a-half times in my life. The first occasion was when I hit a bong during girls’ night in, prompting me to eat an entire tub of hummus and become completely consumed with the irrational notion that I looked like Robin Givens. (I look absolutely nothing like Robin Givens.) The fractural portion refers to the time...
Bras can be many things—sexy, supportive, confidence-boosting, confidence-crushing, liberating, restricting—but one thing they're not is unmentionable. This week, ELLE.com is exploring all things bras, from how we wear them (or don't) and how we take care of them (or don't) to how we feel about them and how they make us feel. Here, we look at the trials of post-breastfeeding bra-shopping.  Sometimes I...
You may think that wine is the elixir of life, but the truth is that booze can increase your risk of certain cancers because — 🚨 science lesson🚨 — alcohol creates a carcinogenic byproduct when it's metabolized. But experts hadn't linked alcohol to skin cancer, in particular, until now. A large new study published in an American Association for Cancer Research journal...
The beauty of living in New York City — the big apple! the city that never sleeps! — is that you can live very comfortably here without ever setting foot outside of your apartment. It's great! And now a bodega in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood has made that mission to never leave home all the easier by adding...
When Ali Vincent won the fifth season of The Biggest Loser, she lost 112 pounds to become the show's first woman winner. But years later, she's opening up about how, and why, she gained back nearly every pound she lost. Back in April, Vincent opened up on Facebook shortly after the anniversary of winning her season. She revealed that she weighed...

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