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MOVING Forward
WHEN ABBY WAMBACH cocaptained the U.S. Women’s National Team to World Cup victory in 2015, the soccer player solidified her iconic status. She retired soon after and found herself standing on stages with other renowned athletes, often men. And that’s
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The Bucket Lister
ROAD TRIP ~360 miles Take seven days to see them in this order, arriving before 10 a.m. for lower temps and foot traffic, recs Michael Oswald, author of Your Guide to the National Parks. The Island in the Sky region offers some of the most interestin
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Play the Right Way
Like tough workouts, leisurely activities such as light swimming or golfing deserve a few minutes of dedicated warm-up time. Perform dynamic stretches that replicate the movement you’re about to do (arm circles, torso twists, respectively). Improving
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STANDING Out
EARLIER THIS YEAR, Allie Kieffer posted a picture of herself flexing on Instagram. The caption read: “Strong is empowering. It’s knowing you belong in the free-weights section of the gym, holding your own amongst grunting men. Strong is seeing the nu
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The Soul Seeker
GLOBAL GETAWAY India It’s hard to get more spiritual than Kerala, home of Ayurveda, the ancient holistic health system that’s still the main form of medicine in South India today. Book a wellness trip with bespoke operator Audley Travel (you design y
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Happy Meals
Luise Vindahl and husband David Frenkiel—the food bloggers behind the new cookbookLittle Green Kitchen—don’t cook a separate meal for their three children. Nope, no little ones’ meal followed by a grown-up dinner and dessert. Instead, they get creati
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The Foodie
ROAD TRIP Portland might be coffee goodness, but it’s a major player in the sustainable-food movement too. Must-visits, all dedicated to thoughtful, local sourcing: Farm Spirit, Tasty n Daughters, Bullard, and Ava Gene’s. See what Oregon pinot noir’s
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STRONG & SEXY
Being a health and nutrition correspondent means that companies frequently send me their products, and ask for my stamp of approval. Most of the time I dive into research, give the product a try, and send the company honest feedback about what they’l
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The Solo Adventurer
STATESIDE ESCAPE Tennessee You could fill a whole day—and step count—museum-hopping (Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium), following your ears (into Broadway bars featuring live jazz and country, a.k.a. honky-tonks), and eating (Martin’s BBQ
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You Grill, Girl!
“You’d never bake a cake or roast a chicken without preheating your oven. It’s exactly the same principle here.” —Elizabeth Karmel, author of Steak & Cake Basic but clutch: “Don’t overcook your meats. The best tool for rookies and pros—and everyone i
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Hot Take
HOT TOPIC Genes are partially to blame for these patchy pigmentation flare-ups, but heat (all forms of it—even Bikram or infrared saunas) acts as a catalyst too. “It can trigger and exacerbate melasma by causing inflammation and stimulating melanocyt
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Back Burner
Quick! Run through your day. If you’re lugging a heavy bag on one shoulder to work/meetings/errands, sitting at a desk, carrying around your kids, etc., we can make one guess: Your back—specifically, your upper back—hurts. You’re not the only one. Wh
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Plan of Action
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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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