A Mediterranean-style diet, rich in vegetables, fish, and olive oil, has been promoted as a tool for weight control, and researchers have now shown that it might also have cognitive benefits. A study of older people has found that this type of diet correlates with improved memory, thinking, and other mental abilities. A Mediterranean diet... [Continue Reading]
There's no doubt that my constantly styled mane is thirsty, and with summer practically at our doorstep (Oh, hello there, summer!) I've been a bit stressed that my hair will get seriously dehydrated. While serums and deep conditioners prove effective during the winter months, in the summer, we need something more to pull off that sleek, sexy, shampoo-commercial look, right?
Hey, we're all guilty of the grocery-store grab: Those items that wind up in your cart when you're standing in a long line. Candy bars, sodas, exotically flavored gum -- we all know they are money wasters, but somehow they sneakily make their way into our hearts anyway.
If there was an award for legs we most want to steal last night at the Billboard Music Awards, Ke$ha would have easy snagged the trophy. The pop singer, who is touring across the country this summer, showed off her hard-earned bod on the carpet last night in a slit-up-to-there LBD from Givenchy. Show More Summary
Grace Song, ballet dancer and star of Fame High, a documentary following the lives of students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), stopped by the SELF offices just a few weeks ago. Song opened up about her experience...Show More Summary
You don't need to go to salon to get salon-style results. Here, three essential tricks to keep in your pocket, before you start polishing.
Adorbs alert: A Miami teen took to YouTube to ask NBA star Dwyane Wade to her prom. After first telling her he couldn't swing it, he shows up (with roses!) and totally makes her night. [Sports Illustrated] With millions of apps available for download, it's easy to miss out on some of the best ones. Make sure you're set with the top 25 free iPhone apps. [Mashable]
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting my second live Pregnancy Magazine Google Hangout about breastfeeding basics that specifically focused on those first few important days after your baby is born. I was joined by fellow experts Corey Colwell-Lipson, LMFT, ATR-BC Margarita Marasigan, RN, CCE and Leslie Schilling, MA, RD, LDN. We talked about what challenges […]
Bored with your typical, bland veggie burger? This Meatless Monday, spice things up a bit with these freekeh burgers with chipotle mustard. Freekeh is a roasted green wheat with a smoky, nutty flavor. It has fewer calories and THREE times as much fiber as rice, plus protein and antioxidants. Show More Summary
Guys, we've told you before and we'll tell you again: Sunscreen alone is not enough to keep sun damage away. (Cue minor freakout for moi, as I am currently in Mexico.) What helps? Bolstering that awesome new SPF with a combination of antioxidants -- specifically, a serum infused with them that you apply prior to your sunscreen. Show More Summary
Ever get tired of running or biking the same route over and over? Of course you do. And don't even get me started on the rowing machine at the gym -- you're literally just staring at a screen of numbers the entire time. But a company...Show More Summary
Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna all won big at last night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Here's the scoop on everything that went down. [Billboard] If you overindulged this weekend, you can debloat right now by passing on dairy, gluten and gum. Easy enough, right? [POPSUGAR Fitness]
It's late Sunday morning, andI'm betting a few people are waking up late with a bit of a hangover from a night out. Drink some water -- it will help.... Read Full Post
I really like writing up meal ideas. I try to pick out dishes that are easy to make, taste great together and are good for you. Some dishes are low... Read Full Post
Think that cutting out fat is an easy way to trigger weight loss? Think again! These fatty foods are proven to help you slim down. [Refinery 29] A few things Millennials are turning to the Web to ask: "How exactly do you use Pinterest?" And, uh, "What's twerking?" Here are the other top questions millennials are scratching their heads about. [Mashable]
SELF's on-call doctor, Harry Lodge, M.D., gets to the bottom of all your big health questions. This month, Dr. Lodge looks at creamy, raw egg-based beverages. The majority of eggs are safe, so I wouldn't worry too much about drinking egg-white cocktails. Is there a small chance that salmonella could be lurking? Yes, but small.
We're stoked to share our fave story of the week from our sister mag Lucky! If we were playing a word association game and you said "cutoffs," we'd have a zillion things to blurt out: triangle bikini tops, beach towels, Dazed and Confused, summer concerts, white tank tops, Britney Spears in the early '00s. Show More Summary
Remember theme parties in college? They ranged from regular (blacklight) to raunchy (i.e. Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes). Now, spin and cycling studios are taking the fun and outrageousness of theme party culture into the gym. "At Flywheel, we're always looking for ways to exceed our riders' expectations. Show More Summary
Salads are an easy go-to lunch or dinner, but after a while greens get a little boring, right? The good news is that there are plenty of healthy (and tasty!) salads that don't involve a single leaf of lettuce, like this Wheat Berry Salad...Show More Summary
OMG, you guys: I am OFFICIALLY DONE WITH MY SEMESTER. Which means, for all intensive purposes, it's summer in my world, which, as I mentioned yesterday, means it's time to start updating your makeup for the warmer (and more humid) weather. Show More Summary