People Are Obsessed With This Korean Skin-Peeling Gel, But Is It Safe?

Last week, I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed when a video caught my eye. It was from Hello Giggles, and showed a young woman rubbing a Korean skin-peeling gel onto her face. As she rubbed, her skin balled up into little clumps and shed into her hands. Watching her skin peel away made me […]

What’s the Best Exercise to Lose Weight: Cardio or Lifting Weights?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio. So a few years ago, Duke University researchers took to […]

83-Year-Old Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout Is Super Hard

If you need any more proof that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a total badass, just take a look at her workout. In a new video from Politico, one unsuspecting reporter attempted to give the justice's regular routine a go. His verdict: "It nearly broke me." Twice a week at a gym inside the Supreme Court, Ginsburg, who turns […]

Lindsey Vonn Embraces Her Scars: ‘My Scars Remind Me That I Am Strong and Beautiful’

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Lindsey Vonn doesn’t feel the need to cover up her scars. The Olympic skier, 32, proudly shows a long scar on the back of her right arm in a photo she shared on Twitter on on Monday in which she wears the form-fitting black sleeveless dress she wore to attend […]

This Simple Thing May Indicate You’re at Risk for Dementia

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.  Older adults who begin sleeping more than nine hours a night might want to talk to their doctors about their increased need for shuteye: A new study suggests that it may be an early sign of dementia. But that’s not to say that every parent or grandparent who starts […]

Twitter has just revealed the truth about sports bras

This article originally appeared on HelloGiggles.com.  It’s one of those things that we don’t typically complain about. But, once said aloud, we can’t help but bond in misery that is taking off your sports bra after working out. Whether it’s of the revolutionizing Sweaty Betty brand or a generic one, this particular brassiere feels more like a contraption when mixed with sweat. And we’re not over exaggerating. […]

I Got Run Over by a Truck—Literally. Here’s What I Learned From Almost Dying

When I was a little girl, my parents told me it wasn’t a good idea to brag about something unless I was really exceptional at it. The advice kept me humble and grounded, and it's been the way I've lived my life ever since. So when I say I this, I hope you'll believe me: I am an expert at coming […]

‘I Swallowed a Balloon For Weight Loss and Lost 40 Lbs.’

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Dana Goossens, 29, lives in Illinois and participated in a recent clinical trial for a weight loss device called the Obalon Balloon System. Here’s her story: Like many Americans, I’ve tried all sorts of ways to lose weight. That’s been disheartening, especially since I’ve always been an active person. […]

If You Want to Avoid Dementia, Here’s What To Know

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  You’ve heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a new language or musical instrument or keeping a rich network of relationships with family and friends—tend to have lower rates of dementia and problems with […]