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Meghan Markle’s Go-To Lash Serum Is On Sale Right Now

– health.com

Meghan Markle may officially be a Royal now, but she still keeps her beauty routine relatively low-key. She loves throwing her hair up in messy buns, isn't above doing her own makeup, and sticks to using eyelash serum for longer lashes instead of going the high-maintenance extensions route.

The Duchess also isn't opposed to sharing what products she actually uses, too. In an interview with Allure in 2014, Markle revealed that she wears by Revitalash's Advanced Eyelash Conditioner to enhance her lashes. "I also use Revitalash on my eyelashes, she told the publication. "And I swear they are as long as could ever be."

RELATED: Everything You Need to Know About Using Lash Growth Serums

As one of the OG lash serums on the market, Revitalash has a massive cult-following, which includes celebs like Markle. It's formulated with peptides, biotin, and botanicals that condition and strengthen lashes so they're stronger, less brittle, and don't break. In turn, lashes will look longer and fuller within 6 weeks of using it.

RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

Even though applying a lash serum is a lot quicker than using falsies and doesn't require the upkeep of extensions, many formulas hover around the $100 mark. They're not exactly cheap, so trial-and-error isn't wallet-friendly. Odds are that you might not marry into a Royal family, but you can get Duchess-approved lashes on a budget.

Revitalash usually costs $98, but until September 26, you can score a three month supply for 15 percent off by using the code "STYLE15" at checkout. Your lashes will thank you in a few weeks when you start to see its effects kick in.

This NFL Player Was Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Here's What That Means

– www.health.com

Yesterday on Twitter, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Travis Frederick revealed that he’s been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barré syndrome. The 27-year-old NFL player shared a statement detailing a weeks-long “examination and discovery process.” In the previous 48 hours, he wrote, he had undergone two treatments for the condition.

Frederick hasn’t missed a football game in the past five years, according to ESPN, but now he's facing some time off the gridiron. “My doctors have told me that it is not possible to determine a time table for a return to the field right now, but I am hopeful that I will be able to play as soon as possible,” he tweeted.

So what exactly is Guillain-Barré syndrome?

Guillain-Barré syndrome or GBS, occurs when the body mistakenly attacks its own nerves, specifically in the peripheral nervous system, which connects the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This can result in a wide range of nerve-related symptoms, including tingling, pricking, or pins and needles sensations; muscle weakness; difficulty walking, speaking, chewing, or swallowing; pain; and, in severe cases, paralysis, which can become life-threatening if breathing is affected.

The worst GBS symptoms are likely to emerge within the first few days and up to four weeks after a person notices that something is wrong, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). After that, symptoms usually stabilize, but recovery can progress slowly over a few weeks or even a few years.

Earlier this month, Frederick sought medical care for “stingers” in his neck. “I have been told that the illness was detected at a fairly early stage,” he tweeted. In general, most people don’t seek out medical attention until they’re already experiencing weakness on both sides of their body, according to the NINDS.

As with many autoimmune diseases, experts don’t fully understand what causes GBS, but it’s thought to be triggered by an infection or surgery. Campylobacter infections (a common cause of food poisoning) are thought to be the most common trigger of Guillain-Barré, according to the Mayo Clinic. The flu, Epstein-Barr virus (best known as the cause of mono), and even Zika have also been linked to GBS.

While many autoimmune conditions are more likely to strike women, men are more likely to have GBS, states the Mayo Clinic, although it can affect anyone.

RELATED: 9 Autoimmune Diseases Every Woman Needs to Know About

How is Guillain-Barré syndrome treated?

Frederick didn’t disclose details of the treatments he had this week, but Guillain-Barré syndrome is typically treated in two different ways to disrupt nerve damage.

One is plasma exchange. This procedure involves drawing blood, separating out the plasma (the liquid part), then returning the remaining blood cells to the patient…

The Fitbit Charge 3 Is Here—and Has Some Incredible New Features

– health.com

In the market for a new fitness tracker? You're shopping at the perfect time: Fitbit just announced an update to their bestselling Charge 2 device. The Charge 3, which the company is calling their "most advanced tracker ever," is available for presale now and officially ships in a few weeks.

Preorder now: $150 and up; fitbit.com

The Fitbit Charge 3 has many of the features you've come to love about the previous Charge model: insights on heart rate, distance traveled, and calorie burn; smartphone notifications; and a sleek, durable interface. The new model is also water-resistant up to 50 meters and boasts a significantly larger touchscreen (it's about 40% bigger, but 20% lighter, thanks to aerospace grade aluminum). If you have an older Fitbit, you might also notice that the Charge 3 feels more like a smartphone; you can easily swipe between apps, and the backlit display automatically adjusts to different types of light.

But our senior fitness editor Rozalynn S. Frazier is probably most excited about the better-than-ever battery life. "A single charge should last you seven days, which is a game changer—especially for someone like me, who always seems to forget to plug in my device at night," she says.

Also cool, according to Roz? The ability to easily swap out bands. The Charge 3 offers three different types: silicone sports bands in four cheery hues for $30, woven bands in two colors for $35, and midnight blue or plum leather bands for $50. The different textures make taking your fitness tracker from a workout class to dinner and drinks totally seamless.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

ThirdLove Responds to That Inflammatory Victoria's Secret Interview with an Open Letter to the Brand + MORE

ICYMI, Victoria's Secret is in hot water this month following commentary from the brand's chief marketing officer Ed Razek, the creator of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, in his now-infamous interview with Vogue. Not only did Razek objectify women and offend plus-size and t.... More »

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Meghan Markle’s Go-To Lash Serum Is On Sale Right Nowhealth.com
This NFL Player Was Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Here's What That Meanswww.health.com
The Fitbit Charge 3 Is Here—and Has Some Incredible New Featureshealth.com

5 Major Hair Care Mistakes Your Stylist Wishes You'd Stop Making + 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.

5 Major Hair Care Mistakes Your Stylist Wishes You'd Stop Making

– health.com

Here's what two top New York City stylists have to say about your bad hair care habits, and how they're sabotaging the luscious locks you're meant to have.

A healthy head of hair can boost your confidence exponentially, but how much confidence do you have in your ability to actually keep your hair healthy? In fairness, hair is pretty delicate—and once damaged, very hard to "fix." Dyeing, heat processing, and even the environment can take a toll on your tresses. But there are a lot of everyday hair care habits that can help keep your mane in top condition. There are also a lot of things you can stop doing. Here, two top New York City hairstylists, Eliut Rivera of Eliut Salon and Siobhan Quilan of Art + Autonomy Salon, share the top hair care mistakes they've seen. If you're guilty of any of these? Cut. It. Out.

1. Putting your hair in a ponytail constantly.

"This will cause breakage, especially if your hair is highlighted," Rivera told us of one hair care faux pas: keeping your hair pulled too tight, too often. "A lot of time you can see the breakage on the crown area." Too much traction from severe pulling can even damage your hair at the follicle, causing a type of gradual hair loss called 'traction alopecia.' Eventually, the hair loss can even become permanent, according to hair loss supplement brand Viviscal.

Looking for a compromise? Amazon reviewers love these "ouchless" ponytail holders.

2. Spending all your money in the salon but skimping at home.

"People spend so much time and money at the salon, but then they don’t want to invest in quality products to keep up their hair at home," says Quinlan. She notes that a lot of drugstore hair care products are cheaper because they have cheaper ingredients that can often be harsher on your hair. "People are always shocked by how much of a difference stylist-recommended products make versus just whatever happened to be on sale. There are so many products options because there are so many different hair types and environmental [factors] that can affect your hair," she told Real Simple. "Most stylists really do care about your hair; they aren’t just trying to sell you stuff."

To maintain your salon-quality locks at home without blowing your budget, try stylist-approved Olaplex products.

3. Masking your face but not your hair.

Masking is having a moment. All you have to do is scroll through your Instagram feed to find everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Drew Barrymore slathering hydrating honey, detoxifying charcoal, and soothing aloe all over their faces. Quinlan says you should be giving your tresses the same TLC—after all, hair is made of a lot of the same stuff as skin, most notably keratin. "Everybody says they don’t have time [for deep conditioning masks]," says Quinlan, so she suggests mutlitasking. Just mask your hair before any activity that lets you wear a bun for an hour and shower afterward, like a workout…

I Tried a Naked Yoga Class—and Actually Loved How It Made Me Feel

– health.com

I’ve done a lot of strange things in the name of journalistic intrigue—run-commute for two weeks, become a morning person, brush my teeth with charcoal, put my Tinder profile in the hands of a sexologist. So when I recently announced to a table of 12 over sushi that I'd be taking a coed naked yoga class, the crowd was less than surprised that I'd sign up for something so, well, out there.

But the truth is, I didn’t sign up for naked yoga because an editor suggested it. I signed up for naked yoga because I wanted to be the type of person who signs up for naked yoga.

My dinnermates chirped about who they thought that type of person would be: “A bunch of hippy-dippy liberals with bushes!” said one friend. “Big dicks. Only dudes with big dicks would take naked yoga,” said another.

I pictured something a little less Woodstock and a little more empowering. I signed up anticipating free-spirited, bold urbanites who didn’t let anything hold them back–not their free-flying bits, not the wafting stank of crotch sweat, and definitely not a broken heart!

See, my confidence had taken a mega-hit after getting broken up with earlier this summer. While journaling and stacks on stacks on stacks of self-help books were serviceable, naked yoga seemed to promise immediate gratification. “Ready to open the door to self-kindness and healing?” the website of Naked in Motion asks. “We offer you the opportunity to shed your clothing, and along with it, judgments about your appearance, limiting personal beliefs, and critical self-talk.”

Um, hell yeah! I thought when I read the class description. Ready to embrace my inner so-over-my-ex goddess, I reserved my mat.

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But in the two hours leading up to the class, excitement and self-congratulations at my own daring were replaced with fear and self-annoyance: What the F had I gotten myself into?

I messaged my gym-mates and texted my nudist-beach-loving buds.

Dude… should I have gotten a wax?

I packed turquoise underwear, is that embarrassing? Should I have packed black, instead?

WTF do you wear to arrive to a naked yoga class? I’m wearing a black dress and a jean-jacket–does that sound too try-hard?

Their responses were mostly the same: “OMG, I can’t believe you’re doing this. Let me know how it goes.” At 6:50 p.m. sharp, when the doors to class would open, I got in the elevator that led me up 11 flights with a middle-aged man in khakis.

When I got into the space, I realized my expectations had been a little off. Instead of immediately stripping when I got in the door, I gave Willow, the founder of Naked in Motion, my name, and joined my classmates who sat fully clothed and crossed-legged in neat rows facing the windows…

Beauty Lovers are Applauding Urban Decay for Showing Models With "Real Skin" on Instagram

– health.com

In this age of Photoshop and FaceTune, it’s rare to see major beauty brands advertise products without altering the texture of a model’s skin. There are companies who agree how important it is to show un-retouched skin, but few actually do it. However, Urban Decay shared a series of Instagram photos featuring models with “real skin,” and beauty lovers are praising them.

In reality, we’ve become so accustomed to seeing perfect skin on advertisements, in magazines, and on Instagram that people are cheering the a brand for showing models with skin texture, freckles, and—wait for it—pores. By letting the makeup shine on its own without the aid of filters, you can see how incredible the products really are.

Even if Urban Decay didn’t realize they would get this kind of response, it’s clear that people want to see more of this. And while they can still improve their Instagram feed, we’re glad the brand is taking steps to highlight people who aren’t naturally flawless.

People are happy to see “real skin” on Urban Decay’s Instagram, and we don’t blame them.

Hopefully, this will help people think twice when they reach for the FaceTune app, because these models look stunning without it.

Scars, peach fuzz, freckles, sun spots, lines—this is part of what makes us unique.

We hope that more brands take note. The praise people are giving Urban Decay for these photos are proof that people want to see more of this on their Instagram feeds.

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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 »

I Tried the Maelys Booty Mask That Khloe Kardashian Swears By for a Toned Butt + MORE

I'm no stranger to a booty mask or any product that promises to tone and tighten. Scrubs and creams that claim to smooth, tone, and leave your cheeks with a healthy glow? I've tried them. Brushes and massagers that exfoliate and blast cellulite? Been there. If it’s.... More »

This Is the Legging Trend You'll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2019 + MORE

The biggest legging trend for 2019 will look pretty familiar to anyone who lived in Adidas track pants back in the '90s. Workout tights that take a cue from the brand's iconic tri-color side stripe are everywhere right now. And while the original is still cool, we're also seein.... More »

ThirdLove Responds to That Inflammatory Victoria's Secret Interview with an Open Letter to the Brand + MORE

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7 Concealers Makeup Artists Swear By + MORE

[brightcove:5480338449001 default] Concealer: the life-changing beauty product that can bring you from Walking Dead status to walk-the-runway-ready in a couple of swipes. And as any woman who has ever tried to cover her dark circles or acne marks knows, concealer comes in so many formulas that it.... More »

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5 Major Hair Care Mistakes Your Stylist Wishes You'd Stop Makinghealth.com
I Tried a Naked Yoga Class—and Actually Loved How It Made Me Feelhealth.com
Beauty Lovers are Applauding Urban Decay for Showing Models With "Real Skin" on Instagramhealth.com

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

My Day Job as a Fitness Trainer Helped Me Build Confidence as an Artist

– www.health.com

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

On the streets of industrial Brooklyn, it's not unusual to see construction workers wielding blowtorches. But refreshingly, behind one of those welder's masks is painter-sculptor Kennedy Yanko.

Seven years ago, Yanko was living in the dressing room of a basement apartment and working as a personal trainer, as she tried to make her mark on the competitive New York art scene. “[Fitness] was informative to the work that I was doing as a painter,” she says. Training taught her the discipline and endurance she needed to continue refining her artistic process, she explains.

Today Yanko runs her own art studio in Bushwick, where she reshapes found industrial materials into striking painted sculptures. Her work has been featured in the contemporary art fair VOLTA NY, and in Mashonda Tifrere’s Art Lead Her, a platform that celebrates and promotes female artists around the world.

RELATED: This Instagram Artist’s Illustrations About Life and Mental Health Will Help You Feel 'Normal'

With success has come pressure, of course.  “Every day is an adventure and is constantly changing. However, when I make work that feels powerful to me, it’s a driving force that dissolves any lingering anxiety,” she says. Also helpful: meditation. Yanko relies on her meditation practice to relieve stress, and hone her artistic intuition. “I feel like I have more clarity in my life, and my decision-making is quicker,” she says.

Then there are the physical demands of her job. Once she’s found her materials, Yanko will torch them, pound them with a sledgehammer, and do whatever else it takes to get the look she wants. She then incorporates her flowing signature paint skins, to contrast the enduring quality of the reshaped industrial artifacts.

Whether it’s learning how to weld or working with demolition teams, Yanko seems to thrive when subverting gender stereotypes. “I think if you’re trying to make your way in a male-dominated field the best thing to do is, not to separate yourself,” she says. Though she feels that when it comes to her art, being a woman is actually an advantage in this day and age. “People are interested in what females are doing. They want to see what’s happening on the other side—and they need to.”

Yanko currently has an installation on display at BRIC called “Feel For,” which combines moss with the ceilings of old tenement buildings.

For more of her inspiring story, check out the video above.

We want to hear more amazing stories about #RealLifeStrong women. Nominate yourself—or a friend or family member—here…

This New Retinol Alternative Is Perfect for Anyone With Sensitive Skin

– health.com

As much as we love over-the-counter retinol and prescription retinoids—the powerhouse ingredient is often hailed by dermatologists as a holy grail anti-ager—we know that these products aren't easy to add to your routine.

They don't always play well with others, for one; you shouldn't use retinoids when also using exfoliants, drying agents, or benzoyl peroxide, since the combination can cause irritation. Retinols and retinoids are also not safe to use during pregnancy. And they can trigger some frustrating side effects (like red, peeling skin) when you first start using them, particularly if you have sensitive skin or conditions like eczema and rosacea.

If you've been hesitant to jump on the retinol bandwagon for any of these reasons, take note. One of our favorite skincare brands just launched an alternative to retinol that's perfect for anyone with sensitive skin or any other disqualifier who still wants to fight signs of aging.

Ole Henriksen's Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum ($58; sephora.com) just launched a few days ago, but it's already amassed an impressive five-star rating on Sephora.com. And for good reason: The serum is packed with potent anti-agers, including AHAs to exfoliate, red algae to firm, edelweiss stem cell to soften fine lines, and the brand's new star ingredient, bakuchiol—a natural retinol alternative derived from the babchi plant. Bakuchiol helps tackle a host of complexion concerns, including uneven skin tone and wrinkles, but without some of retinol's more irritating side effects.

Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum can be applied day or night. For an extra dose of moisture at nighttime, though, you can follow with the brand's Transform Plus Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème ($55; sephora.com). This is a heavier night cream packed with nourishing ingredients (bakuchiol, along with red algae, glycolic and lactic acids, and extract of hibiscus flower, lemon, sugarcane, and chamomile) to help you wake up to softer, brighter-looking skin.

"Bakuchiol has recently been known as an ingredient that has similar effects as retinol," says New York City–based dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD. "Studies have shown that [it] helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles, helps with pigmentation, elasticity, and firmness." 

As for the gorgeous lavender hue of both products? The color actually helps counteract redness and impart an instantly noticeable glow. Also good: Unlike retinol, both formulas are safe to use during pregnancy, and like all Ole Henriksen products, they smell completely amazing.

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

– www.health.com

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 2017 survey.

A new paper may help explain why: We’re trying too hard.

The research, published in the journal Emotion, found that overemphasizing happiness can make people more likely to obsess over failure and negative emotions when they inevitably do happen, bringing them more stress in the long run.

“Happiness is a good thing, but setting it up as something to be achieved tends to fail,” explains co-author Brock Bastian, a social psychologist at the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences in Australia, in an email to TIME. “Our work shows that it changes how people respond to their negative emotions and experiences, leading them to feel worse about these and to ruminate on them more.”

The study involved two separate experiments. In the first, a group of Australian psychology students were asked to solve 35 anagrams in three minutes — but, unbeknownst to them, 15 couldn’t be solved. Thirty-nine of the students completed this task in a room decorated with motivational posters, notes and books. The proctor in this room was also told by the experimenters to speak cheerfully, and to off-handedly mentioned the importance of happiness. Meanwhile, another 39 students completed the same test in a neutral room, with a neutral proctor. A third group of 38 students completed a solvable task in a room that emphasized happiness similarly to the first room.

Afterward, the researchers asked all students to do a breathing exercise, during which they were periodically asked about their thoughts. Compared to the other two groups, students who performed the impossible task in the “happiness room” were more likely to think back to their failure and get stuck on these negative thoughts, which was in turn associated with feeling more negative emotions. Those who completed the impossible task in the neutral room and those who completed the solvable task in the happiness room did not differ significantly in how much they thought back to the exercise.

In a second experiment, the researchers asked about 200 American adults how often they experienced and thought about negative emotions, as well as their views on how society perceives those emotions. Participants who said they felt like society expects them to be happy, or looks down on emotions such as anxiety and depression, were more likely than other respondents to stress about feeling negative emotions, and to experience reductions in well-being and life satisfaction as a result.

“When people place a great deal of pressure on themselves to feel happy, or think that others around them do, they are more likely to see their negative emotions and experiences as signals of failure,” Bastian says…

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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 »

4 Ways the Keto Diet Can Affect Your Workouts + MORE

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet continues to be the trendiest weight-loss plan around. Maybe that's because following keto is relatively simple: by cutting way back on your carbohydrate intake while eating lots of fat and a moderate amount of protein, your body goes into a state .... More »

Everything You Need to Know About HIIPA: The Exercise Trend for People Who Don’t Have Time to Work Out

Let’s face it: On some days, you just don't have the time to spend a full hour clocking miles on the treadmill or pumping weights at the squat rack. You already have one thousand other things on your to-do list, and unfortunately, working out doesn’t always make the cut. We g.... 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 »

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I Tried Khloe Kardashian's New Activewear Line, and Here's What I Thought

– health.com

If a Kardashian decided to come out with a line of kitchen tools, it would inevitably have a waiting list a mile long, not to mention the frenzy that ensues any time the famous clan posts about a "secret project." The latest in the mix? Khloe's new collection of activewear from her size-inclusive denim brand Good American—and I was lucky enough to try it before it made its way to the masses.

The 41 piece collection—called Performance—drops today, and includes tops, bras, leggings, hoodies, jackets, and jumpsuits in a mix of black and white fabrics with glossy and matte finishes. All pieces are designed for sizes XS to 4X (they refer to them as size 0-7, respectively). The line also features next-level features such as four-way stretch, antiperspirant and anti-pilling materials, UV protection, and cooling properties. And as if the clothes themselves weren't enough to win you over, the campaign features confident fitness pros from a variety of backgrounds including fitness trainer Emily Skye, MMA champion Mackenzie Dern, and model Candice Huffine.

For its launch, the brand held a workout class with New York City-based trainer Akin Akman, who is known for his butt-busting boot camp workouts—and this one didn't disappoint. Upon pulling on the GA Icon Biker Shorts ($65; goodamerican.com) in preparation for class—a style I wouldn't ordinarily choose—I felt totally comfortable. The compression fabric and high waisted design held everything in place, and the extra-long length didn't make me feel self-conscious, or as if I was trying too hard to follow a trend. I typically exercise in full-length tights, but the GA shorts now have me sold on the above-knee length. 

I felt great doing all the moves, from burpees to leg lifts, and I was impressed that the fabric didn't feel like it was riding up. Best of all, my legs weren't chafing as they sometimes can in shorts that are cut higher. Another selling point: The fabrics are thick enough that you don't have to worry about anything being see-through, but they're also not so thick that they're restricting. While I'm into the shorts, there are also leggings in cropped or full length varieties—some have mesh cutouts and others say 'Good American' down the leg.

On top, I wore the Making Moves Tank ($49; goodamerican.com), which is a bit of an oversized sleeveless shirt made of a lightweight fabric that's breathable and kept me cool despite all of the sweat-inducing moves we were making in class. There are also zip-ups and hoodies, all of which are fitting for any type of workout. For example, there's a wrap top that could be perfect for barre class, while the Electric Feel Crop Top ($95; goodamerican.com), a long sleeve crop top that I also tried, is perfect to pair with high-waist leggings if you want to show off your midriff…

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

– health.com

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 doing the same mighty, multi-tasking exercise over and over again can get a little boring.

Luckily, push-up variations abound. “Once you’ve mastered the basic push-up, incorporating different push-up variations will help engage and strengthen different parts of your body,” says certified strength and conditioning specialist Laura Miranda, also a doctor of physical therapy and the creator of PURSUIT. Some will work your biceps or triceps more, while others will work your core and quads. “Adding variation means you’re strengthening your entire body in new ways” she says.

Below, Miranda demos five push-up variations that go way beyond the classic (and that means they’ll help sculpt your arms even faster). Whether you’re sick of standard push-ups or are just looking for new, creative ways to work your chest, triceps, shoulders, back, and core, try these moves below.

And don't be intimidated if they look challenging at first: If you’re not quite ready for these next-level moves, Miranda offers easier variations that’ll get you rocking the real thing in no time.

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Narrow Grip Ball Push-Up

How to do it: Grip a medicine ball in front of your body in push-up position with your hands directly under your shoulders. Keeping your body in one long line and your elbows by your sides, squeeze your core and lower your body until your chest touches the medicine ball. Then, exhale as you push back to start. That’s one rep. Aim for five to 10 reps.

To make it easier: Place the ball on an incline–like on top of a bench–so that your grip is the same, but the angle of your body is different. "Doing push-ups on an incline reduces strain on your body while keeping the integrity of the movement and prepping your body for the more advanced move,” Miranda says. You can also grab a larger medicine ball. "The bigger the ball and the wider your feet, the easier this movement will be," she says.

Why it works: "This push-up variation is similar to the Chaturanga push-up that you do in yoga because you're keeping your elbows and triceps as close to your body as possible,” Miranda says. This placement puts a greater emphasis on the triceps muscles. Plus, using a medicine ball, which is less stable than a flat surface, requires you to engage your core and improves overall stability and balance.

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The Cricket

How to do it: Start in a high plank position with your hands flat on the floor about shoulder-width apart, wrists stacked under shoulders…

Woman, 18, Hospitalized After Attempting Viral 'In My Feelings Challenge' Based on Drake Song

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Anna Worden, 18, had to be rushed to the intensive care unit after she became one of the many who have been injured while attempting the popular “Kiki Challenge,” according to reports.

The craze — which incorporates a choreographed dance to Drake’s hit song, “In My Feelings” — has gone viral since late June as celebrities like Ciara popularized it over social media.

But the innocent challenge soon turned dangerous when thousands of people began to record themselves hopping outside of moving cars and performing the dance as the vehicles travel down the road.

Videos of the risky dance have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Instagram and YouTube.

Worden told WQAD that she decided to participate in the trend as she drove around with friends near her home in Bettendorf, Iowa, on July 23.

“We were over by the round-about, and I thought it would be a fun idea to do the ‘Kiki Challenge,’ ” she told the news station.

But Worden, a lifelong dancer, was quickly knocked unconscious after stepping outside of the car.

“I tried, and the last thing I remember was opening the door,” she told WQAD. “So apparently I got out and tripped and fell and hit my head.”

Emergency personnel transported Worden to a nearby hospital, where she was then airlifted to the intensive care unit in Iowa City. Doctors determined that the young woman had fractured her skull, and was experiencing blood clots in her ear and bleeding in her brain, WQAD reported.

“I had five minutes to give her a kiss and not know what was going to happen,” Worden’s father, Mike Worden, told the outlet. “I will always remember that.”

After regaining consciousness in the ICU, Worden reflected on what led her to the hospital.

“That’s when it hit me like ‘Wow, I’m actually in the University of Iowa hospitals because I tried to do some little challenge everyone’s doing now,’ ” she said, “and I’m the one that got majorly hurt.”

Of the thousands of Kiki Challenge videos that have been posted, there is a growing subset of videos that show failed attempts at the dance, which include cars crashing into poles and being hit by other vehicles. In short, many things can go wrong in those few seconds that it takes to do the dance, and police around the country have warned against participating in the challenge as injuries continue to mount.

“We have some thoughts about the #InMyFeelings challenge. #Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly. Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle,” the National Transportation Safety Board tweeted.

Worden is re-learning how to walk, and is now warning others about the risks they take when jumping outside of a slowly moving car.

“Be more careful about the challenges and fads that are going around,” she told WQAD…

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