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Uti
If you’ve never suffered the misery that is a urinary tract infection, consider yourself lucky. About half of all women will have at least one in their lifetime. And when the temp goes up, so does your risk of having a very uncomfortable situation: U
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In The Deep End
OLIVIA MUNN IS HOT. It happens quickly, this transformation from banana-toast-eating starlet to passionate activist. Her tone changes, her posture straightens, and she appears lit from within. She wants the rest of Hollywood to realize that merely re
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Simmer Down Now
Not all sweating sessions are created equal. Planned ones (read: a boxing class) can boost your mood, while unplanned drippiness can wreck it. In fact, multiple studies have linked rising temps to rising tempers, creating a phenomenon we atWH like to
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Shelf Help
Shhhh! Reading together in silence is taking off. With more than 40 chapters across the U.S., Silent Book Club holds monthly meet-ups in bars, coffee shops, and parks, where an hour of quiet reading is bracketed by 30 minutes of socializing. (The fir
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MIND THE (orgasm) GAP
The big O can boost your mood, help you sleep better, strengthen your immune system, improve your relationship, and more. But it makes everyone—and we mean everyone (doctors, universities, government agencies)—flinch. WH investigates why women are ge
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A TV Star’s First Act
Melanie Liburd tugs at heartstrings every week on the hit NBC series This Is Us, playing pragmatic filmmaker Zoe. But off camera, the London-born actress prefers a drama-free start to her day. “My wiener dog, Mr. Winston, is my alarm clock. He wakes
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“A Chance Encounter Shifted The Course Of My Career And Happiness”
In 2014, when I was 27, I got off the train one evening in Queens, New York, to walk home after a long day at my stressful job as an events director at an arts company. For weeks, I’d noticed a neighbor cleaning out the green space between our neighb
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Skin Smartie
“I’m a big advocate for water, water, and more water! The dry heat dehydrates me much faster, so I double up on my water intake—I aim for at least a gallon a day—which makes a huge difference in my skin. To keep it interesting, I switch it up with sp
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Create a Relaxation Station
A top reason summer shacks feel inviting? They feature casual hangout spots all over. “Having lots of comfy seating and game, coffee, or eating tables is a magnet for socializing and connection,” says interior designer Mitzi Beach, author ofDesign Sm
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Gut Feelings
I’m that coworker who’s already settled at her desk when you arrive at the office on time. The reason? Less an early-bird-gets-the-worm mentality (sorry, team) than a gets-thebathroom one. As staff pile in, I’m cross-legged in my chair, shoes off: th
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Welcome To The abs lab
It’s time to get centered But there’s more to a badass core than six-pack abs and countless crunches. It’s actually essential for the extra-fun things you’ll do over the next few months—from running and surfing to refilling the ice bucket with anothe
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How To Suds Safely
Hot water can melt away the moisturizing lipids on your scalp, says Mary Lupo, MD, a dermatologist in New Orleans. Aim for lukewarm. If your body gets red, the water is too hot. If you’re worried about drying out your ends, coat them in conditioner p
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Lurking for Love
We’d met only once, but within a week, I’d found a news article applauding his work, the Zillow value of his parents’ lake house, and his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook. And not because he told me details on any of these facts, but because I was on a missi
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Breakthrough
MODEL AND ACTIVIST “We all go through horrible things in life. It’s about the choices we make—either to beat it or let it defeat us.” “Why did this happen? I believe it’s because God gives his strongest duties to the strongest soldiers. He knew that
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What Are You Excited About This Summer?
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As you can see, warm weather activities—like fly-fishing!—make mevery happy. There’s even research on how merely anticipating a vacay results in a mood boost. But you know what? The real, actual vacation part is pretty darn awesome. E
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Sky-High Skin Care
TRAVEL TRIP-UP The humidity level on a plane? Less than 20 percent. The ideal condition for your skin? Forty to 50. “When the air is dry, it goes on a mission to find moisture,” says celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau. And since your skin holds wat
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The Fling Effect
If you’ve ever had a summer romance, you know the exhilarating sensation of a no-strings-attached affair. And if you haven’t, you can probably imagine the fluttery feeling that comes with a short-term infatuation (thank you,Grease, and every Nicholas
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Hit the Lights
Ever since NASA began studying light-emitting diodes (LED) in 2000 to help astronauts reset their circadian rhythms, LED has been a hot topic of research. That’s because it not only helps space travelers sleep but also results in more youthful-lookin
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You Have Arrived
When you add up the gas, the flights, the rooms—the everything—travel can seem like a downright splurge. (We know, we feel it too.) But it’s time to think of wandering the world as the ultimate investment. Much like your workout classes or farmers’ m
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Alex Morgan
“During the day I wear the Colo-rescience brush-on sunscreen to protect my face. At night I’ll use the Dr. Gross Peel Pads and Indie Lee Squalane Oil.” “We [the USWNST] decided to file the gender discrimination lawsuit because we’ve grown as a team,
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The Mermaid
GLOBAL GETAWAY Archipelago, Ecuador If your knowledge of these 19 volcanic Ecuadorean islands begins and ends with Darwin’s finches, heads up: Modern-day water-obsessed explorers are flocking to the colorful, largely uninterrupted shoreline. Since vi
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“The Sugar Slide Is Real.”
MARTA TOPRAN, BEAUTY DIRECTOR Follow my journey on Insta @martatopran. A year into my health journey, I started really feelin’ myself. I was getting up at 6:45 a.m. every day and crushing it at the gym, I was buying jeans in a size I hadn’t worn sinc
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Fighting to Play… …and Playing to Win
What started as a whisper (psst, we’re kicking ass, see?) and grew into a bewildered buzz (uh, anyone noticed we’re getting paid less than the men?) and then an exasperated WTF is now officially an all-out roar. Female athletes are done asking nicely
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The Mountain Mama
GLOBAL GETAWAY Japan Your goal: Climb the 12,388-foot Mount Fuji, the country’s highest and most sacred peak. If you’re in good shape, the up-and-down will be a full-day hike. You can summit in about five hours via the Fujinomiya Trail, a steep 2.3-m
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USING HER Voice
THE LAST TIME we saw Aly Raisman in the gymnastics arena was at the 2016 Olympics, where she completed a stunning floor routine, then burst into tears, knowing she had avenged her loss of an all-around medal four years earlier. In that moment, the li
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The History Buff
ROAD TRIP Boston Salem Cape Cod Massachusetts ~160 miles Boston’s past is everywhere. Here’s your itinerary: Stroll Hah-vahd Yahd to see the oldest university in America, walk Boston Common (the nation’s oldest public park), and, before biking to Cha
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