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I’m Obsessed With Amazon’s Insanely Comfortable Build-Your-Own Leggings + MORE

Hair extensions and hair treatments are just one way that Invisiblend Hair Studio helps to increase our client’s quality of life. A hair technician or hair salon specialist is more than just a stylist, they are a friend. A person to vent your week to, express your joy and life achievements, there is more than just beauty when it comes to our hair stylist.We hope the reviews and blogs and posts help your day go smother

Yes, Impostor Syndrome Is Real. Here's How to Deal With It

– www.health.com

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments?

If so, you’re in good company. These feelings are known as impostor syndrome, or what psychologists often call impostor phenomenon. An estimated 70% of people experience these impostor feelings at some point in their lives, according to a review article published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science. Impostor syndrome affects all kinds of people from all parts of life: women, men, medical students, marketing managers, actors and executives.

What is impostor syndrome?

Impostor syndrome—the idea that you’ve only succeeded due to luck, and not because of your talent or qualifications—was first identified in 1978 by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes. In their paper, they theorized that women were uniquely affected by impostor syndrome.

Since then, research has shown that both men and women experience impostor feelings, and Clance published a later paper acknowledging that impostor syndrome is not limited to women. (She also created an impostor syndrome test.) Today, impostor syndrome can apply to anyone “who isn’t able to internalize and own their successes,” says psychologist Audrey Ervin.

Impostor syndrome expert Valerie Young, who is the author of a book on the subject, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, has also found patterns in people who experience impostor feelings:

“Perfectionists” set extremely high expectations for themselves, and even if they meet 99% of their goals, they’re going to feel like failures. Any small mistake will make them question their own competence.
“Experts” feel the need to know every piece of information before they start a project and constantly look for new certifications or trainings to improve their skills. They won’t apply for a job if they don’t meet all the criteria in the posting, and they might be hesitant to ask a question in class or speak up in a meeting at work because they’re afraid of looking stupid if they don’t already know the answer.
When the “natural genius” has to struggle or work hard to accomplish something, he or she thinks this means they aren’t good enough. They are used to skills coming easily, and when they have to put in effort, their brain tells them that’s proof they’re an impostor.
“Soloists” feel they have to accomplish tasks on their own, and if they need to ask for help, they think that means they are a failure or a fraud.
“Supermen” or “superwomen” push themselves to work harder than those around them to prove that they’re not impostors. They feel the need to succeed in all aspects of life—at work, as parents, as partners—and may feel stressed when they are not accomplishing something…

I’m Obsessed With Amazon’s Insanely Comfortable Build-Your-Own Leggings

– health.com

One of the best perks of working at Health is that I'm lucky enough to test a lot of activewear. As a result, I've become very, very opinionated about leggings, and prefer different brands for different activities: supersoft Manduka leggings are my go-to for flights; Onzie leggings are lightweight, making them ideal for an outdoor run; and Visakai leggings, with their built-in underwear, help me flow through my weekly vinyasa yoga class.

Recently, though, I had the opportunity to try leggings from Core 10, Amazon's newest private athletic brand. The line includes both sports bras and tights, but it was their Build Your Own Bottoms that caught my eye. The tool lets you customize your own perfect pair of leggings by selecting the length, waistband, and style of your choice. Prices range from $59 for capris to $69 for full length. I went with the high-waist leggings in the 7/8 length.

To buy: from $59; amazon.com

My order arrived a few days before I was scheduled to go on a two-week vacation, and since I'd already packed most of the leggings in my regular rotation, I decided to debut the Core 10 bottoms on the five-hour flight. Let me tell you that they were incredibly comfortable—the perfect amount of stretch, a high waistband that sat comfortably on my midsection (no annoying digging!), and a fit that hugged my curves but never felt like my circulation was cut off.

RELATED: The 7 Best Workout Leggings With Pockets

They were so comfy, in fact, that I kept wanting to re-wear them throughout my trip, even though I had my other faves stashed in my suitcase. My Core 10 leggings carried me through multiple hotel gym workouts, a three-mile hike, and two flights (don't worry—I laundered them between wears).

There is one catch, though: The Core 10 line is a Prime exclusive, meaning you must have a subscription to the service to order them. If you aren't a member already, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here.

People Are Shocked I’m a Dancer Because I Was Born Missing This Body Part

– health.com

This video is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace.

When Sydney Mesher tells people she's a dancer, they're often surprised, she says. The 20-year-old was born without a left hand, but that hasn't stopped her from pursuing her dreams in an industry known for its rigid body standards: "I get to be that person that kind of breaks that barrier, of that mindset."

Mesher’s left arm ends at the base of her wrist due to symbrachydactyly, a rare condition that causes the underdevelopment of limbs in the womb. "Growing up, I dealt with a lot of bullying," says the Portland, Ore., native. But she eventually recognized that the way people reacted to her was really all about them: "What's happening is someone's acting out of their own fear."

RELATED: Why This Ballerina With Panic Disorder and Depression Refuses to Apologize for Her Mental Illness

Mesher is currently studying dance at Pace University in New York City. "With dance you are constantly growing. There's no stopping point," she says. "There's always a place to be better." After college, she hopes to become a Rockette or a backup dancer for Lady Gaga.

“I’m very grateful that I’m at a time in this industry where we’re starting to accept different body types," she says. "I know I am different. Especially as an artist, it's so important to have those differences."

Her individuality shines through her work: "This is part of who I am. It’s not who I am, but it’s part of me. I want to share who I am and what I love, and celebrate that.” For more of Mesher's story, check out the video above. 

We want to hear about more #RealLifeStrong women. Nominate yourself—or a friend or family member—here. We’ll be sharing the most inspiring stories we receive in the months ahead.

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Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories? Here's What Science Says + MORE

Your time is precious — and limited. So when it comes to working out, it’s not uncommon to wonder: what exercise burns the most calories? Exercise scientists have rigorously studied the amount of energy people expend during different types of exercise, and they’ve determined w.... More »

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 »

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Incredible Biceps as She Says She's 'Feeling Like Superwoman' + MORE

  Jennifer Lopez doesn’t need a cape to look and feel like a superhero. On Wednesday, the “El Anillo” singer, 49, showed off her buff biceps in a clingy maroon dress and silver hoop earrings on Instagram. With her hair swept back, Lopez flexed her incredible arms as.... More »

11 New Year's Resolutions for Body Acceptance + MORE

I quit dieting at age 28 after realizing that it made my body image and eating issues worse. But after the birth of my second child—with a decade of solid body acceptance and recovery from binge eating disorder under my belt—I thought I was strong enough to dip my toe into dietl.... More »

Blake Lively Just Revealed the Exact Beauty Products She Uses Every Day + MORE

Blake Lively not only serves total inspiration for our wardrobes (chic pantsuits, anyone?) but also for our daily makeup look (hello, natural glow!). And if you're blonde, you've probably shown a picture of the star to your colorist, trying to mimic her gold, Rapunzel-li.... More »

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These Are the Beauty Products January Jones Uses Every Single Day

– health.com

If you're one of actress January Jones' nearly 600,000 Instagram followers, you know that she's quite candid. So when the Last Man on Earth actress posted two images of her favorite skin and haircare products with the hashtags #notanad and #theseareproductsiuseeveryday, we were excited to be getting her honest product recommendations.

Jones explains that these products are her go-tos for summer: "It’s summer!! Here are my fav skincare and hair care products for this time of year!" she writes. "I tried to put them in order of use."

First up: iS Clinical Super Serum Advance Plus ($148; dermstore.com), which is laced with anti-aging superstars vitamin C, a copper tripeptide growth factor, hyaluronic acid, and amino acids. It can be used on any skin type and helps with hyperpigmentation, acne, and free-radical damage. She follows this serum with another iS product, the brand's Hydra-Cool Serum ($90; dermstore.com), a great pick for those who suffer from redness or irritation, since the formula taps soothing centella asiatica to calm skin. Adding another serum into the mix, Jones includes Dr. Nigma Talib Hydrating and Plumping Serum No1 ($185; net-a-porter.com), which helps to plump up skin.

No skincare regimen would be complete without sunscreen. Jones' fave: Control Corrective Oil-Free Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($48; amazon.com). This is a hydrating moisturizer paired with micro-fine zinc to provide UVA and UVB protection. For a faux golden glow, she opts for Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil ($100; sephora.com). Jones' luxe taste continues with Sisley Floral Toning Lotion ($103; nordstrom.com); made from botanical extracts, the toning lotion is alcohol-free and safe for use on sensitive skin types.

The next products seem to be for her nighttime routine. A favorite among the celeb set is aesthetician Shani Darden's line, and Jones includes yet another serum, the brand's Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum ($95; shanidarden.com) to help smooth fine lines. Ringing in at a cool $795 is Jones' next product pick: Sisley Supremÿa at Night Supreme Anti-Aging Skin Care (nordstrom.com). While you might expect it to be laced with diamonds, it's actually a powerful combination of plant-based active ingredients that hike up the price. The final product pictured is Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher ($95; sephora.com), which offers the benefits of both mechanical and chemical exfoliation—you can feel the grittiness of its lava powder sloughing away dead skin, but it also contains fruit extracts and lactobionic acid to stimulate cell turnover.

Next up: Jones' favorite hair products. To keep her strands bright blonde, she uses Philip B Icelandic Blonde Shampoo ($44; dermstore.com). It packs natural plum extracts, botanicals, and grapeseed oil to neutralize brassiness and illuminate highlights…

Busy Philipps Just Revealed Exactly What She Keeps in Her 'Face Mask Drawer'

– health.com

If, like me, you are a dedicated viewer of Busy Philipps' Instagram Stories, you've probably spotted the actress and current Health cover star share sheet mask selfies with her followers. But Philipps doesn't always reveal the brand of the mask she's wearing, so I was pretty excited when Philipps—who is taking over Health's Instagram account today—posted a video to our feed showcasing her impressive personal face mask stash.

"I love masking, and I have a whole drawer of masks, don't judge me," Philipps says in the video. "But I'm going to show it to you and show you some of my faves."

Want to channel Busy with your own face mask drawer? Here are the nine products she mentions in the video, plus where to buy them.

• "I love the Origins sheet masks. I love this Plantscription one [$42 for 6; nordstrom.com], but then I also love their Original Skin clay mask [$27; sephora.com] when I have time for that."

• "I love the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant [available for preorder; shoprescuespa.com], which is brown and smells kind of funny, so just keep that in mind."

• "Dr. Jart is one of my favorites. Soothing Hydra [$6; sephora.com] and Vital Hydra  [$6; sephora.com] are my two favorites."

• "I love the Charlotte Tilbury Dry Mask [$22; nordstrom.com], which is a little bit different 'cause it's dry."

• "I found this store in New York that had a ton of Korean masks that I haven't tried yet, so I'll try those." Pictured: Mediheal Foot Mask ($15 for 5; amazon.com), Jayjun Multi-Vita Tone Up Mask ($20 for 10; amazon.com) and Papa Recipe Bombee Whitening Honey Mask ($26 for 10; amazon.com).

The Surprisingly Easy Trick That Can Help You Use Your Phone a Little Bit Less

– www.health.com

The first thing I do in the mornings is look at my phone. That’s mainly because my phone is my alarm clock, but once my eyes are open and that screen is lit up in my hands, it’s an awfully short trip to checking emails and perusing headlines. There’s no reason for me to be doing this. My emails that early in the morning are mainly junk, and the headlines won’t change much before I’ve brushed my teeth and poured a cup of coffee, right?

My wife says I’m addicted to my phone. I disagree, but I can definitely stand to spend less time looking at it. I’m not terribly active on social media, but I do enjoy me some idle scrolling. And, wow, do these tech companies know how to keep those thumbs constantly swiping up. We’ve got a toddler, and while I think we’re pretty good about limiting her screen time, it would seem that technology has had its hooks in me from the start. So, I decided to try loosening my phone’s grasp on my attention by switching the screen to black and white.

RELATED: Why Turning Off Your Phone Can Help You Have More Sex

Changing the display to black and white is very easy. In your iPhone’s settings, choose General, then Accessibility. Next choose Display Accommodations, then Color Filters. Tap the toggle on and a list of filters appears. Choose Grayscale and you’re all set.

But no one wants to go through all this every time they want to turn color back on to check out an Instagram story. Clearly, you’re not going to always want your screen to be black and white—after all, there will inevitably be photos to view and videos to share—which is what makes setting a shortcut integral. In the Accessibility menu, tap Accessibility Shortcut and choose Color Filters. Now, pressing the home button three times will toggle your display to color, then back with another three.

It seems counterintuitive, with screens boasting higher resolutions than ever, to actively negate one of your device’s primary selling points, but when you consider the subtle neurological factors at play, it’s a small—and easy—price to pay. Technology companies are aggressively competing for our attention. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously told Fast Company that his company’s biggest competitor was sleep (“And we’re winning!” he added). Think about that next time Netflix autoplays the next episode of your binge.

The Center for Humane Technology, founded by Tristan Harris, who previously served as Google’s in-house design ethicist, points out a number of more subtle tactics that tech companies use to keep you coming back to your phone. “Notifications appear in RED dots because red is a trigger color that instantly draws our attention,” according to its website. The Center argues that with just a few simple changes to your phone’s settings you can take back a portion of your time…

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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 »

These Women Are Smashing Their Makeup Because They're Sick of Insane Beauty Standards + MORE

A new feminist movement is sweeping Instagram, as some South Korean women are rebelling against unattainable beauty standards that have become a cultural norm in their country. The movement, called Escape the Corset, sprang up over the summer on YouTube and Twitter,.... More »

Julia Roberts Got a Gorgeous New Haircut That Everyone Is Freaking Out About + MORE

Julia Roberts just got a major hair refresh — and we’re loving it. The Academy Award-winning actress, 51, chopped her signature long waves into a textured shoulder-length lob that the internet can’t get enough of. With the help of longtime hairstylist Serge Normant, Rober.... More »

This 9-Week Squat Challenge Gave Me a Butt I'm Finally Proud Of + MORE

I’m not your average exerciser. I grew up playing varsity sports (soccer, swimming, more soccer). I played on a nationally ranked rugby team in college. And I now CrossFit six days week. I have shapely arms and a strong core–yet, I hate my tush. (And I hated .... More »

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Incredible Biceps as She Says She's 'Feeling Like Superwoman' + MORE

  Jennifer Lopez doesn’t need a cape to look and feel like a superhero. On Wednesday, the “El Anillo” singer, 49, showed off her buff biceps in a clingy maroon dress and silver hoop earrings on Instagram. With her hair swept back, Lopez flexed her incredible arms as.... More »

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These Are the Beauty Products January Jones Uses Every Single Dayhealth.com
Busy Philipps Just Revealed Exactly What She Keeps in Her 'Face Mask Drawer'health.com
The Surprisingly Easy Trick That Can Help You Use Your Phone a Little Bit Lesswww.health.com

7 Self-Care Tips That Will Make You Happier This Summer + MORE

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These 6 Spas and Hotels Are Offering Great Deals for Global Wellness Day

– www.health.com

Saturday, June 9, 2018 marks Global Wellness Day's seventh annual celebration of health and wellness around the world. This year, over 4,000 locations in more than 100 countries will recognize the importance of health and wellness by offering free and discounted activities—from yoga to massages—for the public to enjoy. 

Every year, GWD is dedicated to a specific theme and organization. This year, the Kids Project strives to decrease worldwide depression, obesity rates, and future crime rates by focusing on self-love, mindfulness, and breathing. Become a part of Global Wellness Day, and take advantage of what it has to offer, by attending a complimentary workshop near you. Here, six spas offering free activities, fitness classes, and special offers this weekend.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Activity schedule: 
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Wellness Warrior Bootcamp 
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Morning Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Yogalates
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Wellness Warrior Bootcamp 
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Sunset Stretch & Stroll 
7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Twilight Meditation 

To reserve a spot: Just show up! The spa attendant will point you in the right direction. 

Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Activity schedule:
9 a.m. – end: Two-mile group run around Boston Common
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.: Calming 50-minute yoga class

To reserve a spot: Call the spa at (617) 535-8820 or email mobos-spa@mohg.com  

Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Calif.

Activity schedule: 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Marina Spin
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Beach Yoga 
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Big Bay Kayak Experience and Nature Tour ($35 per person) 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Marina Spin 
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Aqua Fitness
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Foundry Athletics Mobile Gym Boot Camp 

To reserve a spot: Call the Sea Spa at (619) 628-8770
*Classes are $10 per class for the public; free for resort guests (does not include the Big Bay Kayak Experience) 

Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

Offer: Upgrade 60-minute treatments to 90-minutes at no additional cost 
How to redeem: Call to book at (949) 234-3206; Mention 'Global Wellness Day' when booking (valid on 6/9 only).

Zeel 

Offer: Receive $20 off any at-home, on-demand massage through June 
How to redeem: Use code ZEELGWD18 at checkout on zeel.com (valid from 6/1 – 7/1)

The Spa at the Setai by Themae in Miami Beach, Fla.

Offer: Receive 20% off the Himalayan Hot Stone Massage 
How to Redeem: Call to book at (305) 520-6900; Mention 'Global Wellness Day' when booking (valid from 6/9 – 6/30).

14 Stages of Being Sore After a Workout

– health.com

14 Stages of Being Sore After a Workout1. You just finished your workout, feeling good but exhausted.

But as your body cools down, you realize the next 12-72 hours are going to be hell.

2. You've got some serious stiffness going on. It's not too painful—yet. But you know what's coming.

You hydrate, refuel, and settle in for some beauty (and recovery) sleep. (Which is super important for weight loss, FYI.)

3. You roll over in the middle of the night and realize that EVERYTHING HURTS.

Nothing can save you now. (Except for these sore-muscle treatments. Maybe.)

4. In the morning, you go to swing your legs out of bed and happily yank off the covers, but…

Then you realize you feel like you got hit by a truck. LOL JK I'm staying right here.

5. But you have to go to work/class/adulting, so you slowly peel yourself out of bed.

This may include slowly moving one limb at a time or rolling like a log straight onto the floor. (Fingers crossed your feet catch you).

6. All your normal tasks are extremely difficult.

Getting a coffee mug off the top shelf suddenly seems impossible. And bending down to put your shoes on…LOLOL.

7. Once you get moving a little, it's not so bad. And then you come to a staircase, and it's all over.

Just leave me here to die.

 

8. And you walk like…well, like this.

This has got to be the sexiest thing ever.

9. You're so sore that you can't even think about working out for a few days.

Active recovery can mean laying on the couch, right? Yoga is NOT gonna happen.

10. Cue hours of foam rolling. It hurts so good.

Praise the heavens for foam rollers. Although that creepy trainer is definitely mistaking your "ow" face for an "O" face.

11. You will do almost anything to get someone to give you a massage.

Like, unmentionable, terrible things.

12. And you hope that when you get up the next day, you'll feel like a human being again.

But actually you feel even worse. So it's another day of death.

13. Eventually, you start to feel mobile again.

After hurting so badly, just being able to move feels like the best thing in the world.

14. But, naturally, you go back to the gym and it starts allllll over again.

Hello, vicious #gainz cycle.

 

This article originally appeared on Shape.com.

7 Self-Care Tips That Will Make You Happier This Summer

– www.health.com

Practicing self care is something you should be doing 365 days a year. But we get it—sometimes work, relationships, and everyday hassles take up all your free time. Now that summer is approaching, however, incorporating self-care into your routine has become a little bit easier.

Vacation days give you breaks in your routine, warmer weather allows for more outdoors time, and summer's carefree, slow-mo vibe means fewer distractions from giving yourself the TLC you need and deserve. "Self-care may mean different things to different people, but I consider it anything that you do to make yourself feel and function at your best," says Mia Finkelston, MD, a family physician who treats patients via the telehealth app LiveHealth Online.

RELATED: 15 Ways to Add Self Care to Your Workout Routine

Give your physical and mental health a boost this season by embracing these simple, restorative self-care moves.

Try a workout switch

If you're not already very active—or feel a bit bored by your current routine—this is the time to commit to a new exercise plan. "Since the mornings are bright, consider exercising or bike riding first thing, either alone or with a friend," says Finkelston. Or delve into an activity you love that doesn't quite feel like exercise, such as gardening. The combo of a fresh experience and some physical movement is sure to re-energize you. 

Clean house

Take 5-10 minutes a day to tidy up a part of your home you spend much of your time in. What sounds like a chore will actually help dial back stress and make you feel more comfortable in your space. That's because clutter in your house can translate into mental clutter, weighing you down and potentially increasing anxiety and depression. Organizing and cleaning, however, help you feel less overwhelmed, like you've come out from under.

Splurge on new summer gear

Tidying your home up also means purging things you don't want or need. With this in mind, Finkleston suggests changing out your bedding—no need for a heavy comforter this time of year!—and donating old clothing to a local charity. If your budget allows it, treat yourself to summer-themed items that make you feel well and good. New sandals and shades, perhaps?

RELATED: 10 Self Care Moves You Can Do at Your Desk

Get out of town… or plan a staycation

Whether it's a beach weekend or a trip abroad, vacation is all about resetting and refueling. "Taking a vacation can reduce stress and may also lower cortisol levels, which decreases the risk of heart disease," says Finkelston. "Meanwhile, the experiences you have while traveling, especially if you are discovering new places and interacting with different people, translate to knowledge, and exercising your brain is an extremely important part of maintaining your overall health."

If you're strapped for cash, don't underestimate the power of a staycation…

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Blake Lively Just Revealed the Exact Beauty Products She Uses Every Day + MORE

Blake Lively not only serves total inspiration for our wardrobes (chic pantsuits, anyone?) but also for our daily makeup look (hello, natural glow!). And if you're blonde, you've probably shown a picture of the star to your colorist, trying to mimic her gold, Rapunzel-li.... 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 »

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 »

These Women Are Posing in Nothing but Glitter for a Surprisingly Powerful Reason + MORE

Your body is uniquely yours, and that’s what makes it beautiful. One Instagram account, Positively Glittered (@positivelyglittered), has found a creative (and sparkly) way to showcase that. The page features naked women of all shapes and sizes covered in the colors of the rainbow with glit.... More »

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Woman Committed Suicide 4 Years After Doctor Allegedly Removed Her Ovaries Without Her Consent

– www.health.com

A U.K. surgeon is under investigation after he allegedly removed a woman’s ovaries without her consent. The woman committed suicide four years later.

Lucinda Methuen-Campbell, then 54, went to the private Spire Hospital in Bristol, England in 2014 for surgery to repair a bowel disorder. The surgeon, Anthony Dixon, allegedly decided to take out her ovaries during the procedure because they were “in the way,” reports BBC News.

Methuen-Campbell told BBC News before her death that Dixon never mentioned anything about removing her ovaries before the surgery, but if he had, she at least would have been “vaguely prepared.”

“He said he thought he’d done me a favor. And he said, ‘I thought you know, a woman of your age wouldn’t really need her ovaries,’ ” Methuen-Campbell previously said. “I said ‘Why did you remove them?’ and he just said ‘They were in the way.’ ”

She added that while she was in pain from the bowel disorder before the surgery, what came after was much worse — both from the removal of her ovaries and from what she believes to be a botched surgery.

“My life is absolutely ruined but you know, I can’t say that it’s Mr. Dixon [that’s] ruined my life,” she said.

Four years later, in January 2018, Methuen-Campbell committed suicide. The assistant coroner, Aled Gruffydd, believes that the pain she was in following the surgery led to her decision to take her life.

“The operation on Mrs. Methuen-Campbell was unsuccessful and made her pain worse and it affected her mental health,” he wrote in his report, according to BBC News. “I’m satisfied without doubt that she intended to take her own life. The pain she was in led to her taking her own life.”

Her son Angus, 19, also believes that the surgery led to her suicide.

“She was in a great deal of pain after the operations and she was very upset that her ovaries had been removed,” Angus said.

Methuen-Campbell’s partner, Philip Chatfield, added that she also underwent a follow-up operation that “made things even worse.”

“The pain continued to get worse and nobody seemed able to solve the problem,” he said.

Dixon is now suspended from two hospitals in Bristol, and under investigation by the U.K.’s National Health Service for his surgery methods, according to BBC News. In a statement to PEOPLE, Spire Hospital confirmed that he is restricted from working.

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by Lucinda Methuen-Campbell’s death and offer our sincere condolences to her family at this extremely difficult time,” they said. “Mr. Dixon is currently suspended from practicing in our hospitals, and we have been fully supporting and cooperating with North Bristol NHS Trust while it conducts its investigation into his practice. Due to these on-going investigations, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage…

How This One Workout Led to a 17-Year-Old’s Diagnosis With a Deadly Illness

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One teenager in Houston, Texas, said a weightlifting session gone wrong led to his hospitalization. Last Thursday, 17-year-old Jared Shamburger talked to ABC affiliate KTRK about how he felt “super duper sore” after a 90-minute strength-training workout at the gym.

“Everything hurt,” he said. “It hurt to the touch. It was swollen.”

After a call to his doctor, Shamburger was hospitalized for five days with rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo, a condition in which muscle tissue breaks down so severely that the contents of the muscle fibers leak into the bloodstream and cause a kidney blockage. Unchecked, it can lead to kidney damage and even death.

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While Shamburger is expected to make a full recovery, this alarming condition is something we’ve seen before. In January 2017, a University of Oregon football player was also hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis after enduring a tough “military” style workout. Vijay Jotwani, MD, a primary sports medicine physician at Houston Methodist, explained how rhabdomyolysis happens.

“It’s a product of pushing well past your limits,” he told Health in a previous interview. “You’re working hard, feeling the burn and go that next step—and another step, pushing far past the point of pain. Later you have extreme muscle pain and swelling—much worse than delayed muscle soreness. You may also have dark colored urine. That’s because the [protein] myoglobin from your muscles has flooded in your bloodstream and your kidneys are overwhelmed.”

Rhabdomyolysis is not a common diagnosis, but it is known to affect those who do grueling workouts, such as the kind army recruits or CrossFit devotees take part in. If you push yourself hard during intense workouts, be aware of the symptoms and how you can avoid rhabdomyolysis. Part of rhabdo-related kidney damage is caused by dehydration, so staying hydrated is crucial. And if you develop severe muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and/or dark colored urine, go to the hospital.

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Shamburger’s mother Judy said the “mama bear” in her kicked in when her son explained his condition. "If he hadn't caught it, if he hadn't told me, if we had just gone out of town about our way, I can't even imagine,” she told KTRK. “And I don't want to, about what could have happened."

Teen Whose Father Ran Over His Leg with Lawn Mower Thriving 14 Years After Accident

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On a sunny April afternoon in 2004, Brett Bainter came home from work around 3:30 p.m. and found his almost-4-year-old, Jake, riding his green bike in circles in the family’s driveway.

Jake’s babysitter was still there and it was a nice day, so Brett decided to mow the lawn. Brett reached a dead-end at the side of the house, but when he reversed the mower to turn around, he felt a bump. He didn’t know that Jake had gotten off his bike and followed him.

Brett accidentally ran over his son’s leg. Now, 14 years later, Jake is thriving — and his family is reflecting on the split second that changed their lives.

The aftermath

“That haunts me still. I looked down and his upper torso was coming out of the mower deck,” Brett, now 51, tells PEOPLE. “I lifted the mower off of him and I scooped him up and I had him in my arms. I was screaming more than he was. But he was screaming a lot.”

Jake was hospitalized for 28 days immediately following the accident. Over the next four years, he underwent 15 surgeries to try to save his leg.

Then, at age 9, Jake decided — and proudly announced to his classmates — that he was going to become an amputee. But the morning of his amputation, February 19, 2008, his parents were still on the fence about whether they were making the right choice. They asked God to send them a sign.

And they got one: Driving to the hospital, Jake spotted a biker on the side of the road with a prosthetic leg. Brett quickly made a U-turn and the family stopped to talk with Bill Hansbury. Then 71, Hansbury had lost his leg to a MRSA infection only the year before, after a lifetime of athleticism.

“I knelt down and talked to Jake,” Hansbury, who was on a 30-mile bike ride that fateful day, tells PEOPLE. “I told him, ‘If I can do it, you can. You’re seven and I’m 10 times older than you. If I can do it, boy, you can fly.’ ”

Hansbury visited Jake in the hospital, and helped coach his parents through his recovery. “He was like another dad,” Jodi Bainter tells PEOPLE now. “We love him. He’s family.”

Making connections

The years that followed brought many other changes.

Jodi began using a blog to document Jake’s journey, and in 2012 self-published a book called Make it Morning. As a result, she became a frequent resource for other parents whose children were injured in lawn mower accidents.

“I was tired of talking to these families after their kids were already amputees,” Jodi says.

So in August 2015, she started a foundation called Limbs Matter, which aims to encourage parents to keep their children indoors while they mow the lawn.

“That’s an important message for parents of young children,” says Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

One child is admitted to the emergency room every hour for lawn mower-related accidents in the U…

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