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Don’t Think You Have a Yoga Body? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

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Just five breaths in downward dog felt like an eternity for Dana Falsetti when she first started attending yoga classes in 2014. “I remember feeling really defeated…. I think that’s a common thing for any beginner,” she says. Her shoulders felt weak attempting to hold her bodyweight — and her ego took a hit, too. “It was sort of a double whammy — I can’t do any of these poses and I’m also sort of the fat girl in the room.” RELATED: Crow Pose, Made Easy: 3 Moves to Pull It Off After years of struggling with her weight, which…

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile

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Citrus and acidic food “Although lemons, grapefruits, and citrus juices don’t directly cause cavities, like soft drinks, they contain acids, which cause erosion of the tooth enamel, weakening the tooth and making it prone to decay,” says Meinecke. Waiting to brush, rinsing your mouth with water, or chewing sugar-free gum can help. In particular, consider xylitol, a natural sweetener found in plants and fruits that was FDA approved as a food additive in 1986. Found in sugar-free gum, mints, and toothpastes, xylitol can inhibit the cavity-causing oral bacteria. “Dentists will often recommend patients chew at least two pieces per day…

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The Best Apps for Weight Loss

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Meal Snap ($0.99;; for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) This app analyzes a pic of your plate, then gives you a ballpark calorie range. We tried it on a steak, rice, and roasted asparagus plate at the local steakhouse, which clocked in at between 329 and 434 calories (a nicely modest splurge). Why didn’t anyone think of this before?

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

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It’s that time of year, the season of pumpkin everything has arrived! I’m in full-on pumpkin mode right now and have been enjoying pumpkin in dishes from pudding to smoothies and my most favourite, pumpkin pie overnight oats. All you need is 2 minutes in the evening to wake up to these fall-inspired, healthy and super easy pumpkin pie overnight oats! If you follow me on social media, you know I eat overnight oats a lot: cookie dough overnight oats, brownie batter overnight oats, coconut berry overnight oats, protein overnight oats with loads of fruit…but my most recent oats in a jar…

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12 Horrifying True Stories of Doctors Behaving Badly

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A lot of the time, doctors say and do just the right thing and we leave happy. This story is about the other times—the ones when a highly-trained MD blurts out something so rude, cruel, clueless, or shocking you want to send them back to Bedside Manner 101. My personal favorite WTF moment was when I went to a very young gynecologist complaining of a urinary tract infection and she said, “I’d expect this more from my patients in their 20s who are still having lots of sex.” Okay, Dr. Gross-Stereotyper! Who doesn’t, incidentally, know much about UTIs!  Then there was the moment, mid C-section with son #2, when I overheard my OB instruct…

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What I fell in love with in September

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Everyone & their cat have been writing blog posts about how important it is to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn. I guess. In Europe. In America. In Australia. In Asia. In Africa. Well, not in the UK. It’s been the same shitty weather the whole summer and I have been wearing coats and jumpers all year around. I mean, really?! The only routine I will be adapting to autumn is my skincare – the weather is crisper, the air is dryer and it’s slightly windier. These have been my skin saviours this month – plus a few more bits…

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