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Giving up sugar for an addict like myself was one of the hardest things I ever had to do — and I’ve been through two natural childbirths! Yep, I am comparing not eating chocolate, cupcakes, and ice cream to pushing a 7-pound, 11-ounce baby out of my vagina. It was almost that painful, but after
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Ericka McConnell A couple of years ago, my doctor warned that my blood sugar levels had been consistently high for two consecutive years (one year is a possible anomaly, two years is a pattern). So high, she was worried that I was on the cusp of being prediabetic. I got
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Recently at a good friend’s dinner party, while using her bathroom I noticed a stool next to the toilet. Her kids were way past the small-kid stage of needing a step in order to clamber onto the potty seat, so I made a casual joke about her needing it after one too many glasses of
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In October, CoverGirl made history by signing its first male spokesperson, the one and only James Charles. Today, it’s kind of doing it again, partnering with the Instagram-famous makeup artist Jazmina. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, her work definitely will. Jazmina’s renowned for creating innovative, optically impossible lipstick creations on her own lips;
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If you’re looking to burn calories, lose body fat, and gain muscle, this 45-minute workout designed by fitness instructor John Kersbergen is all you need to maximize your gym time and effectively lose weight in the shortest amount of time. It combines cardio with strength-training moves, so aside from decreasing body fat, it also tones
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There are no excuses for skipping this 20-minute workout; it requires no equipment, so no matter where you are, you can fit in a sweat session. Quick and effective, today’s workout in our Better-Body Challenge mixes classic cardio moves with bodyweight strength-training exercises to burn calories and build muscle. Print the workout, but keep scrolling
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When I went to my first CrossFit class, I expected to hate every second of it. At the time, I was a dedicated yogi who had never really lifted weights before and absolutely hated running, so I thought it wouldn’t be right for me. But it didn’t take me long to fall in love. The
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First of all let’s get one thing straight, honey: you’re on Maxine Waters’ time and you’d be wise not to waste it. Representative Waters—who did not come to play, is not here to play, and does not foresee playtime included on any future agendas—had to let Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin know about it yesterday. True
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For reasons likely based somewhere in branding-101, saying your favorite bra is from Spanx elicits a lot of reactions of the “huh, really?” variety. Yet there are no two ways about it: In a category that has a lot of boxes to tick (comfort, looks, and fit as the biggest trio), Spanx styles reliably perform
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Dear E. Jean: In 2008 I made a sex tape with my boyfriend at the time. The affair ended badly. We’ve not been on civil terms since—in fact, we’re not speaking. Now, with a more sensible head on my shoulders, I’m applying to be an elementary school teacher. If I were establishing a career in
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For those of us who are addicted to group fitness or personal training, a good trainer is a vital part of our workout success. We rely on their expertise on our journey to better health. Sometimes a trainer may seem a little mystical or at least unrelatable to mere humans as we stumble our way
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When doctors told Sherrie Rhodes that she had breast cancer, the diagnosis came as a complete shock. The only thing different that this mom of three had noticed was her breast “dimpling.” However, until recently, she didn’t know that this could be a worrying symptom of breast cancer. Sherrie first spotted the puckering on her
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Perhaps you’ve heard: Under President Trump, Planned Parenthood has been defunded—four locations closed in Iowa at the end of June—and will continue to be marginalized. So what’s fashion got to do with that? During NYFW in February, the CFDA partnered with Planned Parenthood, distributing pink “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” pins to participating designers, who
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Come summertime, arms, abs, and legs get all the attention. One of the lesser-talked-about areas worth focusing on? Hello, shoulders. Sure, warmer weather is prime time for bikinis, but what about those sexy off-the-shoulder shirts, dresses, and tanks? Not only will sculpted shoulders give you an extra oomph of confidence come date night, but as