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Whitney Way Thore Tells the Internet Trolls to Stay Away: 'I Take No Stock in Your Opinion' + MORE

Beauty and health are wonderful areas to dedicate one’s life. We have seen the simple addition of hair with Invisablend’s hair extensions and treatments cause an immediate increase in our client’s confidence and life enjoyment. We encourage you to do the little things that make you feel good and give you confidence. It will have a dynamic effect on your quality of life.

This Is the Tinted Moisturizer That Makes Whitney Port's Skin Look Flawless

– health.com

Whitney Port is a woman on the go, and she relies on a quick and easy makeup routine. With eight-month-old Sonny in tow, she has scaled back her 45-minute beauty regimen to one that takes just a few minutes.

“I rely on fewer items and things that serve a lot of purposes," she tells Health.

When it’s time to start her day, Port reaches for the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream from IT Cosmetics ($15; sephora.com and amazon.com).

"It has SPF 50 in it and serves a tinted moisturizer that's sort of like a foundation, so it hides any kind of bags or redness or anything that tired moms have," she says.

This isn't the first time Port has raved about her go-to CC cream. In a blog post on her site, Port shared even more information about her favorite product.

"It does a million things but I’m gonna spare you all the technical jargon and let you know it makes my skin appear as flawless as it possibly could,” she wrote in May 2017. “I apply a tiny amount with my fingertips after my moisturizer and it evens out my skin like no other tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used! I use the LIGHT shade. PLEASE try it. I promise you will be obsessed.”

Port applies all of her makeup with her fingers and uses a cream blush for her eyelids, cheeks, and lips. "It takes five seconds just to swipe it on," she says. She also trusts Dove’s dry shampoo ($4; amazon.com) to “save the day” when she doesn’t have time to wash her hair.

Port probably deals with fewer bad hair days now that she has a new, shorter ‘do. "Chopping my hair off was a good thing to help me with self-care," she told us. "I don't really have to do it anymore.”

Whitney Way Thore Tells the Internet Trolls to Stay Away: 'I Take No Stock in Your Opinion'

– www.health.com

Whitney Way Thore is done with the cruel comments she gets on social media.

The star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life enjoys sharing her life with her followers on Instagram and Twitter, but feels like the rude messages she gets invade the “home” she’s created.

Thore, 33, said that she chooses not to read the comments, but that sometimes it’s unavoidable.

“Being a public figure makes you especially vulnerable to other people’s opinions — and we all know that many people feel the need to incessantly say everything on their mind, usually unsolicited,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “These opinions can range from fairly innocuous but annoying (‘That outfit is really unflattering on you.’), to rude and pointless (‘You’re ugly.’), to abusive (‘You should kill yourself.’). Seeing these ‘opinions’ is something that will always happen if I want to engage on my own social media, where people who really get me and support me are.”

Thore said that she prefers not to delete the negative comments, but on the rare occasions she does, people accuse her of violating their freedom of speech, or being too sensitive.

The dancer said that much like she wouldn’t want someone who is attacking her to be in her physical home, she doesn’t want them in her digital home either.

“My digital spaces are also my home — they’re mine. No one is stopping you from shouting your hate (or opinions) into the ether. You can have your opinions about me as a public person, and as much as you think I’m asking for it, or it comes along with the territory, I don’t have to honor your unsolicited opinions,” Thore said.

She clarified that if she deletes someone’s comment, that means she’s kicking them out of her digital home.

“When you come into my space, I can make you leave,” she said. “This doesn’t mean I can’t handle a contrary opinion. It means I take no stock in your opinion and it’s unnecessary noise.”

This is the second time in two weeks that Thore has spoken out about the rude comments she gets on Instagram. In another post, she called out the “accusatory” messages she’s getting about her body.

“Recently I’ve gotten a lot of comments and DMs with an…accusatory nature, asking me questions like, ‘If you work out so much, why don’t you lose weight? What are you eating?’ and things like…’If you’re going to post workouts and not meals, that isn’t fair; we’re not getting the full picture,’ ” she said on April 8, before detailing the medical issues — from PCOS to disordered eating — that keep her from losing weight.

“Where I am today is a woman who, just like you, is trying to be balanced, who is trying to be healthy (also mentally and emotionally), and who is just…doing her best…

Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown Just Launched a Wellness Brand

– health.com

Skincare and makeup are great—and while they can make a heck of a difference in your appearance, outer beauty also starts on the inside. Everything you ingest plays a role in how you look. Drink too many margaritas? Your puffy face is going to give it away in the morning. Binge on sugary snacks? You might notice a few new breakouts crop up. With this in mind, makeup artist Bobbi Brown set out to create EVOLUTION 18, a new line that embodies what she believes will help improve overall health.

If you've ever read one of Brown's eight (!) books, you know that her approach to beauty has a lot to do with this inside-to-outside correlation, and her line fittingly offers ingestibles like protein powder and supplements.

"I approached this line the same way I did my makeup line," Brown says. "I didn’t sit there and look at the trends or go with what the lab suggested, instead I started thinking of what was missing. These are supplements to give you a beauty boost from within. Using the purest (and most delicious) ingredients, EVOLUTION 18 was created for creating gorgeous skin and hair, strong bones and an overall glow."

The line includes four different products: a whey protein powder called Afternoon Chocolate ($66; qvc.com); a Vanilla Collagen Shake ($53; qvc.com) intended to be an evening snack; probiotics packaged in a convenient stick ($39; qvc.com); and a hair and nail growth supplement called Strength ($40; qvc.com).

If these products are anything like her makeup line, we expect them to fly off the shelves in no time.

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5 Easy Barbell Exercises for Beginners + MORE

Cardio is great—in fact, it’s a must. But there’s another beneficial component to physical fitness that many women are ignoring: weight lifting. And we’re not just talking about picking up those little 2-pound weights and doing a few bicep curls (though there’s noth.... More »

Your Water Bottle Could Be Making You Sick—Here Are the Best Ways to Clean It + MORE

That trusty reusable water bottle you carry with you keeps you healthy and hydrated, but only if it’s clean. And let's face it: Most of us don’t think to clean out our water bottles. More often than not, we take that last sip, refill it, and sip some more—on repe.... More »

Gretchen Rubin’s Daily Tricks for Staying Happy + MORE

What inspired you to write about the power of decluttering? Your space reflects you. It projects your identity to the world. If you look around and everything you own is useful or beloved, you may feel more integrated with yourself. Any advice for getting started? Adopt the one-minute r.... More »

This Woman Shared a Photo of the Cellulite on Her Thighs and Butt to Prove Instagram Is Not Reality + MORE

Cellulite is—wait for it—normal. It’s a simple fact that's now gone viral, thanks to 25-year-old Nienke Kampman. The dietitian from the Netherlands says she’s received an overwhelming response from women everywhere since she posted a series of photos on her popular Ins.... More »

What It Means If You Hear Laurel vs. Yanny, According to a Neuroscientist + MORE

Laurel versus Yanny is dividing the nation. It seems like we had barely settled down from the blue and black (or white and gold?) dress debacle, when YouTube star Cloe Feldman decided to publish a four-second video originally posted on Reddit by user RolandCamry. Within a coupl.... More »

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This Is the Tinted Moisturizer That Makes Whitney Port's Skin Look Flawlesshealth.com
Whitney Way Thore Tells the Internet Trolls to Stay Away: 'I Take No Stock in Your Opinion'www.health.com
Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown Just Launched a Wellness Brandhealth.com

Shop Sarah Jessica Parker's Favorite Eye Liner: 'I Always Have It' + MORE

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These Are the 6 Best Strength Exercises for Runners

– health.com

Strength training plays a key role in your development as a runner, helping to build muscle so that your body can handle the repetitive stress of all that pavement pounding. And the stronger you are, the faster you’ll go. "Running is all about creating force," explains Tamara Pridgett, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified trainer and All-American sprinter, who also recommends sneaking in some core work during your training. "The more force you can generate, when done with proper technique, the faster you’ll run—and to improve the max force we apply to the ground, one must lift weights." Here, her favorite run-strong moves.

1. Barbell Squat

These help build strength in your legs and contribute to overall power when running. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, core engaged, and a loaded barbell or a heavy body bar on your back just below your neck (A). Push hips back to lower down into a squat, keeping chest up (B). Drive heels into ground to rise back up to standing. Do 3 or 4 sets of 10 reps.

2. Box jump

It increases power, which in turn improves your speed. Stand facing box, about 6 to 12 inches away. Bend knees, lowering down into a quarter squat, and swing arms back behind you; keep natural bend in elbows (A). As you drive arms forward, push through feet to jump up onto box, landing softly (B). Stand up, squeezing glutes to come to full hip extension (C). Step back down to start. Do 3 or 4 sets of 10 reps.

3. Dumbbell Power Clean

This is a holy grail exercise that focuses on both strength and power. Start in a squat with a dumbbell in right hand, arm hanging in front of body, back flat, and core tight (A). Pull right arm up, leading with elbow as the dumbbell scales the body, to come to standing (B). Flip wrist so palm is facing head as you drop back into a squat (C). Do 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps per side.

4. Kettlebell Suitcase Deadlift

The muscles used in a deadlift—glutes, core, hamstrings, quadriceps, trapezius—are the same ones used when running. Plus, this lift helps generate power and force, which is crucial. Stand with feet hip-width apart, kettlebells on outsides of both feet. Squat down to grip kettlebells (A). Maintaining a neutral spine, stand up, squeezing glutes at the top (B). Slowly and with control, lower back down to start. Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

5. Walking Lunge

Lunges simulate ideal running mechanics; if you can master proper form during this exercise, your running form will also improve. Start standing; drive right knee up to 90 degrees, keeping body long and in a straight line, with foot flexed (A). Step forward with right foot, lowering down into a lunge with each leg as close to 90 degrees as possible (B). Squeeze glutes as you step up and past the right leg with the left foot, lowering down into a lunge on the left side (C). Do 3 or 4 sets for 50 meters. Walk back to start for rest, and repeat.


Dermstore Is Having a HUGE Secret Sale Right Now

– health.com

Beauty lovers, we have a very important PSA for you: Dermstore just launched a secret sale with markdowns on many of our go-to brands, including Dermalogica, Perricone MD, Avene, and Peter Thomas Roth.

From now until April 17, use the code DSBEAUTY15 to get an additional 15% off already-reduced sale items for total savings up to 50% off. Many of these brands are rarely discounted, meaning this is kind of a big deal–and an unusual opportunity to stock up on pricey skincare, haircare, and makeup faves for a fraction of the original price. Note: The code isn't displayed anywhere on Dermstore's site, but we confirmed that it does work at checkout. Here, nine items we're adding to our carts ASAP.

Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Rescue

To buy: $68 after code (originally $100); dermstore.com

Vitamins K and C and kojic acid work to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines in this powerful, antioxidant-rich eye cream.

Dermalogica Daily Defenders

To buy: $41 after code (originally $69); dermstore.com

If you've been wanting to try Dermalogica, this is a great introduction to the brand. The three-piece kit includes their Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50, Antioxidant Hydramist, and Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen

To buy: $26 after code (originally $37); dermstore.com

This beloved Aussie brand is ideal for those with sensitive skin (derms rave about the baby formula, too), and now is the perfect time to stock up before summer hits.

Perricone MD Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer

To buy: $197 after code (originally $290); dermstore.com

Saving this much on Perricone MD is almost unheard of. Feeling splurge-y? Pair the brand's ultra-powerful anti-aging moisturizer with their Neuropeptide Instant Serum, which is also seriously discounted. What's more, when we added the moisturizer to our cart, we got two bonus gifts with purchase: Perricone MD's Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream and TULA Skincare's Purifying Face Cleanser.

Foreo Issa Toothbrush in Lavender or Mint

To buy: $101 after code (originally $149); dermstore.com

Yes, the newly released Foreo Issa 2 is amazing. But we're still in love with the OG model, and it would be silly not to buy it at this price. While you're at it, stock up on replacement brush heads.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

To buy: $3.40 for 2 after code (originally $4); dermstore.com

You can never have too many bottles of this cult-favorite dry shampoo. And the fact that you get a free gift with purchase—TULA Skincare's Purifying Face Cleanser, a $28 value—makes dropping the $3.40 a no-brainer.

WEI Millet Sprout Instant Smoothing Nourishing Mask

To buy: $40 after code (originally $60); dermstore.com

I'm in love with WEI sheet masks, but they're not cheap. So you can bet I'll be stocking up on this six-pack of their Millet Sprout masks, a soothing formula that helps fade discoloration and plump fine lines…

Shop Sarah Jessica Parker's Favorite Eye Liner: 'I Always Have It'

– health.com

From her perfectly highlighted hair down to her SJP shoes, Sarah Jessica Parker has been a constant source of fashion and beauty inspiration. And lucky for us the Divorce actress and shoe designer, revealed some of her secrets on Wednesday night’s after show for Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. And the truth is, one of her most major beauty tricks is simpler than you’d think.

Aside from her waves and a pair of glittery pumps, there’s one thing SJP is rarely seen without: eye liner smudged around her eyes in the most effortless-yet-perfect way possible. Sure, it might always look like the work of a makeup artist, but the star says it’s thanks to one go-to makeup item, the Caviar Eyeliner from Laura Mercier in Jungle. “I always have it,” she gushed about the olive green shade, which doubles as an eye shadow. “Because I don’t basically wear anything else. I don’t wear a base or anything.”

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And when it comes to fashion, Parker says despite playing one of the most fashion-forward characters on TV history (Carrie Bradshaw) she doesn’t know anything about trends — and she didn’t love Bradshaw’s iconic wardrobe.

“I don’t but I don’t care. When you’re working with someone like Pat Fields, you do anything. That’s the beauty of playing a character who has absolutely no concern about what other people think about the way she chooses to present herself. It’s like total liberation. So there’s like no arrow that hurt.”

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I Tried a Lash Lift—and It Gave Me The Lashes of My Dreams + MORE

Is lash envy a thing? Because I definitely have it. The same way some people might lust over another woman's hair or plump lips, I can't help but stare at a full, fluttery pair of lashes. I wasn't born with Disney princess eyelashes—you know what I'm talking about,.... More »

The On Cloudflow Running Shoes Are so Lightweight, You’ll Think You’re Barefoot + MORE

For the longest time, I assumed that supportive, comfortable running shoes built to withstand long distances and trail runs also had to be a bit clunky, heavy, and more closely resembling dad sneakers than sleek athletic shoes. But the new Cloudflow running shoes from popular Swiss brand On comp.... More »

5 Next-Level Push-Up Variations for Anyone Up for a Challenge + MORE

Push-ups are a classic, zero-equipment exercise with a whole lot of perks like serious chest, shoulder, triceps, and core gains–not to mention a visibly toned upper-body. Strengthening those muscles can help decrease symptoms like back pain, poor posture, and even not-so-perky breasts. But.... More »

10 Beauty Trends That Will Be Huge in 2019, According to Pinterest + MORE

So many unexpected beauty trends—from flannel hair to cleansing oils to jade rollers—took 2018 by storm. But believe it or not, 2019 is going to be jam-packed with even more glitz and glamour. Can you handle it? Pinterest, a destination for self-car.... More »

This Is the Easiest Way to Get an Anti-Aging Prescription + MORE

When it comes to anti-aging, there’s no greater tool than retinoids. We’re not exaggerating when we say they are the gold standard in preventing and reversing signs of aging. From plumping fine lines and fading hyperpigmentation, to increasing skin elasticity, there’s seemingly.... More »

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These Are the 6 Best Strength Exercises for Runnershealth.com
Dermstore Is Having a HUGE Secret Sale Right Nowhealth.com
Shop Sarah Jessica Parker's Favorite Eye Liner: 'I Always Have It'health.com

This Fitness Blogger Clapped Back at People Who Called Her a ‘Bad Mom’ for Working Out + MORE

Beauty and health are wonderful areas to dedicate one’s
life. We have seen the simple addition of hair with Invisablend’s hair
extensions and treatments cause an immediate increase in our client’s confidence
and life enjoyment. We encourage you to do the little things that make you feel
good and give you confidence. It will have a dynamic effect on your quality of

7 Women Who Are Embracing Their Facial Hair to Prove a Point About Beauty Standards

– health.com

Female beauty standards have evolved a lot recently. But one stigma continues to endure: facial hair. While it's totally normal to have a little or even a lot of fuzz on your chin, upper lip, or between your brows, most women still opt to hide or get rid of it by shaving, waxing, plucking, or bleaching. Yet increasing numbers of women are rebelling against the hair removal norm and instead are proudly letting it grow out naturally.

RELATED: I Tried Sugaring After Shaving My Bikini Line for 8 Years—Here's Why I'll Never Go Back to Razors

The ladies behind this female facial hair movement are tired of all the time spent on maintenance, and they hope to spread a message about acceptance and self-love. Here's what they say about their “excess” facial hair and why they've put down their razors once and for all.

Sophia Hadjipanteli

"When you live in a world where the next best thing is just a scroll away, it can be really intimidating for people who have not entirely developed their self-confidence yet," the model told Health. "We end up hiding things online and only show what we think will have the best response. This is definitely a cycle I fell victim to until I started the #UnibrowMovement."

Nova Galaxia

“Women shouldn’t have to shave if they choose not to, but what about those of us who have way more hair than what is considered socially acceptable?” she wrote in a blog post for Graceless. “What about us women with dark, thick tummy and chest hair? What about us women who are fully capable of growing a big, bushy beard?”

Scarlett Costello

“Preferred eyebrow half,” she captioned this fierce and proud image of her unibrow.

Shelly Riner

“I've always had a lot of dark, coarse hair all over my body: on my arms, my legs, my armpits, you name it,” she told Health. “I'm the type of person who generally doesn't care what others think of me, so making the choice to let my hair grow wasn't earth-shattering.”

Little Bear Schwarz

“Yes, I have a beard due to my polycystic [ovarian] syndrome,” she told Health. “But it’s not in and of itself deleterious to my health, nor is it a ‘mistake,’ a ‘joke,’ a ‘tragedy’ or a subversion TO or a detraction FROM my womanhood. On the contrary it is beautiful, natural, and the crowning glory OF my womanhood.”

J.D. Samson

“Before I was proud of my facial hair, I tried to mask it as much as possible,” Samson told Marie Claire last November. “I definitely took the advice of my mother and sister about when I was supposed to bleach it.”

Femina Flower

“Can i call myself super human if i have quite the cutest little nose hairs, a baby mustache surrounded by rather shaping facial hair (i swear its coming in nice), hella blemishes, and unplucked eyebrows that resemble those furry caterpillars we've always been afraid of having on our faces?” she captioned this Instagram photo.

This Fitness Blogger Clapped Back at People Who Called Her a ‘Bad Mom’ for Working Out

– health.com

Sia Cooper, the blogger behind diaryofafitmommy.com, posts regular (and sometimes hilarious) updates on how she stays committed to fitness while raising young kids.

While Cooper has a devoted following, she also has critics who call out the way she mixes gym time with kid time. Fed up with the negativity, she took to Instagram to address the haters who claim she’s not doing motherhood “correctly.”

RELATED: A Model Needed to Breastfeed Her Son in the Middle of a Shoot—and Now It's a Gap Ad

In her post, she listed the many reasons she’s been deemed a “bad mom," including working out during pregnancy, working out while having kids, caring about her looks and health, working out in Target, and taking time for herself. All of this hate prompted her powerful mama bear reply.

“I’ve learned that the true ‘bad moms’ out there are the ones who constantly tear other moms down by judging them,” she wrote, captioning a photo of herself drinking wine in a sports bra and “bad mom” written on her arm. “Those moms are the ones who are truly insecure and have strong feelings of inadequacy because why else would they do that? Misery loves company.”

After addressing her critics, she ended the post on a positive note, making it clear that there are no “good” or “bad” moms.

“We all are running in the same race and doing the best that we can," she went on. "Motherhood is not a one size fits all—what works for one family may not work for the next. So who are we to judge another mom’s choices or reasoning? Being a mom is hard enough and if all the following make me a 'bad mom' then I’ll gladly wear it proudly!”

RELATED: This Mom Breastfeeds While Doing a Yoga Handstand—and Her Photos Have Sparked Controversy Online

Cooper is known to speak out on social media, particularly about body positivity. Last month, she put up a cheeky before-and-after image to let her followers in on a trick influencers use to make their normal-size butts look more prominent. 

“It’s amazing what a little bending forward, hiking up your underwear, arching your back, and sticking your booty out can do,” she wrote in that post. “A picture is just a split second. We all look different from different angles.”

What Almost Losing My Leg Taught Me About Grit and Grace

– health.com

Still riding the high that came with nailing a pre-marathon tempo run just an hour earlier, I was completely thrown by a sudden onset fever, torrential sweating, nausea, and searing pain in my left ankle. Considering I was attending back-to-school night for my two teenage daughters, Adair and Taylor, when the symptoms hit, not embarrassing them by vomiting or fainting in one of their classrooms was my primary concern. And, once I was home—and after a full-on internet searching session—I decided it was "simply" a stress fracture.

When I finally visited an orthopedic surgeon friend a couple days later, he was justifiably irritated with my flippant diagnosis and delayed treatment, but also confused. An X-ray and MRI showed no injuries, so he took fluid from my engorged ankle and cultured it over the weekend.

It was Labor Day weekend 2016, meaning I had plenty of time to writhe in pain—I birthed two babies and this was worse—and be frustrated that I didn’t have the energy to crew for friends in The Grand Traverse, an ultra trail race from Crested Butte to Aspen, Colorado. I was actually supposed to be running with them. Nothing made sense.

Tuesday morning dawned with a text from my doctor saying, “You need to come in today.” Denial was at an all-time high, so I tried to delay the visit using deadlines, my husband being out of town, and my kids as excuses. Yet my doctor’s insistence was raising a red flag (as if the pain, need for crutches, and listlessness weren’t enough), so I drove myself the hour to his office and hobbled into an exam room around noon. Things got serious quickly: My diagnosis was a staph infection in the ankle joint, and it was spreading up my leg towards my knee.

At this point, the doctor was fairly certain he could save my leg (WTF!) if he went in and flushed out the infection, and so I began massive doses of antibiotics and was admitted to the hospital that day for observation.

Yet I balked. My husband wouldn’t be back until Thursday. The kids were home alone and I had the car. I didn’t like taking medicine. He cut through my feverish haze by explaining that if I postponed treatment until Thursday, I would definitely lose my leg. And waiting until Friday would be the final nail in my coffin, literally. So at 3 pm, I entered surgery.

RELATED: I Lost My Leg in the Boston Marathon Bombing—and Then Trained to Run the Race

When I awoke, I immediately looked toward my foot. It was still there! But little did I know, surviving treatment and surgery was the easy part. Living again would be the real test.

Still not grasping the severity of my condition, I asked the good (I’m still here after all) but decidedly humorless infectious disease specialist how all the meds I was taking would affect my training for the New York City Marathon. I felt myself shrinking into the bed and falling into a black hole of hopelessness as she explained not only should I never expect to run or race again, it was time to find a new hobby…

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Surgeon Will Pay $3,000 Fine for Removing Kidney He Mistakenly Thought Was a Tumor + MORE

A Florida surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine, as well as perform hours of continued medical training, after removing a woman’s kidney during what was intended to be back surgery. According to court records, Maureen Pacheco, who checked into Florida’s Wellington Regional.... More »

This Woman Felt 'Electric Shocks' in Her Legs. It Turned Out She Had a Parasite in Her Spine + MORE

A 35-year-old French woman went to the emergency room after feeling "electric shocks" in her legs. For months, she had been experiencing worsening symptoms, which made it difficult to ride her horse and had caused repeated falls. But at the hospital, she got an answer she probably w.... More »

Trying to Be Happy Is Making You Miserable. Here's Why + MORE

The Declaration of Independence guaranteed Americans the right to pursue happiness, and we haven’t stopped looking for it since. But despite the college courses, research labs and countless self-help books dedicated to that search, only 33% of Americans actually said they were happy in a 2.... More »

A Doctor Told This Woman She Was ‘Too Fat To Run’—Here’s How She Proved Him Wrong + MORE

What would you do if you were out for a Saturday morning run, training hard for your next race, and all of a sudden a car drives by and throws a McDonald’s cup at you? What about if a group of young boys comes up behind you and smacks your butt, giggling as they run away? .... More »

Prepping for a Destination Race? Here’s What You Need to Know

Many say that the best way to see a new city is to run through it—I’m a big believer in this concept. From 5Ks on the West Coast to half marathons down South to international marathons (I recently ran 26.2 miles in Tokyo!), traveling for races has given me the opportunity to see the .... More »

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7 Women Who Are Embracing Their Facial Hair to Prove a Point About Beauty Standardshealth.com
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What Almost Losing My Leg Taught Me About Grit and Gracehealth.com

You're Going to Want to Order These $7 Beauty Boxes from Target ASAP + MORE

Beauty and health are wonderful areas to dedicate one’s life. We have seen the simple addition of hair with Invisablend’s hair extensions and treatments cause an immediate increase in our client’s confidence and life enjoyment. We encourage you to do the little things that make you feel good and give you confidence. It will have a dynamic effect on your quality of life.

You're Going to Want to Order These $7 Beauty Boxes from Target ASAP

– health.com

Over the past few years, Target has become a major beauty mecca. Whether it's introducing new exclusive brands or expanding their natural offerings, they're unstoppable. Not to mention, in addition to being able to buy quality products at the mass retailer, you also don't have to worry about shelling out a ton of cash. The latest in their lineup? A selection of incredible beauty boxes that ring in at only $7 each and require no subscription commitment. We don't think they'll be staying on shelves too long.

Right now, there are five boxes to choose from, each with a theme that ties all of the products in the box together (each box contains six to eight sample-sized products). For example, the Define and Shine box ($7; target.com) is geared towards those with curly hair and features brands like Camille Rose Naturals, TGIN, Mielle Organic, and Jane Carter. As a bonus, you'll also find coupons for some of the brands so you can purchase a full-sized version.

If you're a mask lover—and let's face it, who isn't?—you'll love the All the Masks box ($7; target.com). You get five full-sized sheet masks that would ring in at about $15 if you bought them separately. Make a night of it and use the Masque Bar and Luminizing Charcoal Mask to purify, followed by the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Mask or Yes To Carrots and Kale Single Use Paper Mask for a boost of hydration to leave skin looking glowy. Or, have a girl's night and share the box of masks—either way, the value is incredible.

The other three boxes are Wakeup and Makeup ($7; target.com), BeYOU(tiful) ($7; target.com), and Treat Yourself ($7; target.com). The makeup box includes Honest Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes, e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Face Palette, and Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara in Black, along with a few other staples. BeYOU(tiful) is a little sampling of everything, including OLLY Undeniable Beauty gummies, L'Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser, and Simple Water Boost Micellar Makeup Remover Eye Pads. Finally, the Treat Yourself box is perfect for your #selfcaresunday, thanks to goodies like ME!Bath Bath Bomb, Dr. Teals Pink Himalyan Foaming Bath, and Bodycology Free & Lovely Coconut & Rose Body Butter. If you like what you try and need to restock, head to Target.com/BeautyBox to order any of the products that have been included in the boxes.

Even if you bought all five boxes, you're going to make out with awesome savings and a ton of new products to try and fall in love with. Think of all the other Target goodies you can fill your cart with using the money you have leftover! Plus, have we mentioned that these would make great gifts for Mother's Day?

The $11 Brazilian Hair Treatment That Finally Made Me Love My Hair

– health.com

You’ll be amazed by how quickly your hair will change when you start using this product.

The natural texture of my hair can be summed up in one word. Unmanageable. My hair isn’t straight or curly. When I let it dry naturally, it tends to puff out and get super frizzy (kind of like a troll doll). In a quest to tame my hair, I’ve tried lots of different products, but nothing worked. Then I discovered the Brazilian company Novex and their Keratin Deep Conditioning Treatment Cream, which had rave reviews. Since it was under $11, I bought it right away.

And here's the thing: It's amazing! There's never been a product that’s worked so well on my hair before. I noticed that styling it was instantly a lot easier. My curls look bouncier. When straightened, my hair stays straighter and smoother longer. The product calms my frizz, but it’s also super hydrating. Since Novex came into my life, my hair feels softer and way, way healthier. Before I dreaded styling my hair—now I enjoy it.

This conditioning treatment hasn’t failed me yet, and I've been using it for over a year now. If you have hair that’s not-so curly and not-so straight this is the perfect product for you. The added plus? You can use it as a quick 3-minute treatment or a 15-minute treatment, if you need deeper hydration. Either way you see results. Take it from a girl who’s pretty much tried it all, this product will change the way you do things.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.

Kelsey Wells Posts a Powerful Before-and-After to Show How She Made Pregnancy Stretch Marks Fade

– health.com

Fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is sharing her advice on making pregnancy stretch marks less visible. After bringing home baby Anderson, her Instagram posts have shown her strong, stretch mark–free core. And everyone wanted to know her secret.

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“I posted this pregnancy photo awhile ago and since have received hundreds of comments/messages from you babes asking about my stretch marks and how I got rid of them,” she captioned a before-and-after photo set. “I didn’t develop any stretch marks until the end of my third trimester, but WOW then I developed A LOT in what seemed to be overnight. I had them on my hips, across my stomach, the inside of my thighs, the back of my thighs, and on my breasts.”

Every day, Wells said she massaged her skin with Bio Oil or coconut oil at night and used a moisturizer each morning. Post-pregnancy, she switched it up by applying Mederma for about six weeks in addition to her oil and moisturizer ritual.

“Over the FOUR YEARS since then, I have continued to keep my skin very well hydrated, and though it took TIME (literally years) my stretch marks are now very faint now and some have faded completely. At first I was very concerned with getting them healed, but as I began to live a healthy lifestyle they bothered me less and less.”

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Wells said that more important than her physical appearance was her body positive approach to managing her pregnancy skin changes. She made it clear that she's not suggesting all women with stretch marks should try to make them go away. It's great to embrace them, she wrote, but if they bother you, this is what worked for her.

“Whether you have them or not, whether they’re faint or not, whether you choose to [embrace] them and be proud of what they represent or choose to seek methods to help them heal, my best advice is to BE KIND TO YOURSELF!” she wrote. “Because when we are caring for our bodies properly we begin to better appreciate and LOVE them — STRETCH MARKS, CELLULITE, SCARS, BIRTH MARKS, AND ALL. LOVE YOURSELVES BABES!”

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Kelsey Wells Posts a Powerful Before-and-After to Show How She Made Pregnancy Stretch Marks Fadehealth.com