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Your Gnarliest Health Qs

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10 Surprising Foods That Help

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Ten major reasons you picked up the mag! What to read first? We have a few ideas.

Twenty-one women talk openly about their diagnoses. Join WH in stopping the bias.

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Next month’s your high-school reunion and Judy will not show you up.

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Take a vacay from the gym with these outdoor adventures— mega toning, majorly fun.

READ ME FIRST IF… You want baby-soft skin but gots no time for lotion.

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On Our Cover Gina Rodriguez photographed by Jeff Lipsky. Fashion editor: Gabrielle Porcaro. Hair: Paul Norton for Joico/Tracey Mattingly. Makeup: Carissa Ferreri for Dior Addict/Tracey Mattingly. Manicure: Karen Gutierrez for Formula X in Pyrotechnic/Nailing Hollywood. For Gina’s look, try Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Tree-hugger, Sephora Collection Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner Waterproof in Little Black Dress, Sephora Collection Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Black, Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Blush in Such a Peach, and Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Love You Too. House of CB London bandeau, Milly skirt, Ariel Gordon heart necklace, 1909 by Eric Weiner horseshoe necklace, Sydney Evan bar bracelet, Jennie Kwon bracelet and chain cuff, Meadowlark ring and star ring, Wwake ring.

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Our field guide to the best lengths, cuts, and styling tips for your body

She’s fought health issues, Hollywood stereotypes, and online haters. Crib her tips to owning your body, your happiness, your life.


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Fetching tips on how to style your go-to basic all week long

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BRANDED! Nike, Adidas, Puma, and all your other fitness faves reclaim athleisure—with big, bold logos meant to be seen.

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In general, it’s a no. But in the case of these labels, we’ll make an exception. A very stylish one. p. 156

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2016 FITNESS AWARDS Shoes, bras, tops, trackers—the most impressive wearable tech for your most effective workouts

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15-MINUTE WORKOUT Yoga master Kathryn Budig’s got the solution to your afternoon slump. Boost your energy in four moves, no caffeine necessary.

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FAST AND GLORIOUS Delicious meals that fight cancer, safeguard your heart, and amp energy. Plus: just 20 minutes to make. YASSS.

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ALL UP IN YOUR GRILL As more and more women hit the pit, barbecue gets easier and tastier—even healthier. Hoorah for the feminine touch!

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BREAKING DIABETES NEWS! Even young, healthy women are at risk for the disease. Learn the sneaky everyday habits that could increase your risk, then find out how to thwart ’em.

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YOU LOSE, YOU WIN 140 pounds gone! For this reader, it all started with a free trial gym membership. OUR LIPS AREN’T SEALED. P. 20

LOVE & SEX PMS: IT’S A GUY THING TOO So he’s been a moody d-ck? It could be his hormonal cycle—for real. How to soothe him during his time of the month.

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5 JUICY QUESTIONS WITH …comedian and SNL star Jay Pharoah

HEALTH

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YOUR BODY ON… GARDENING Plant flowers, grow creativity? Best. Hobby. Ever.

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In Every Issue 14 EDITOR’S LETTER A word from the Boss Lady

18 ADVISORS Indispensable expert tips 20 GET MORE WH Find out what’s going on in the Women’s Health universe. 24 ASK ANYTHING How stress hurts your workouts, plus other need-to-know answers 39 DISCUSS! From health to sex to fitness and more, the juiciest news and convo starters this month 132 BUY 5, DROP 5 Eat your way to a smaller size. 188 YOU: THE INSTANT EXPERT…on negotiation

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FRESH-AIR FUN The hottest workouts of the year are to be had outside, folks! See: fitness director Jen Ator toning up on the beach in St. John.

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HAT TRICKS Our “Branded!” story (fashion’s turn toward in-your-face athletic wear) really rubbed off on senior managing editor Sara Culley. Here she is rocking two mighty fine initials.

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We’re suckers for behind-the-scenes footage. You too? Take a peek at some of the inspo, moments, and B-roll that rocked this issue. It’s been real, May 2016.

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GUYS, THEY’RE JUST LIKE US! Man-pedis! Find out more ways dudes are getting in touch with their feminine sides.

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PLUM ASSIGNMENT That Insta of Karlie’s inky smooch? Inspired our take on how to reimagine classic spring looks. (Props to the Oscar de la Renta runway and to Elizabeth Olsen for the lush velvet hair ribbons.)

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Editors Elycia Rubin and Gab Porcaro hanging with our cover girl. Gina’s necklaces sum up the feel-good vibes.


WHAT ONE EXPERIMENT MEANS TO EVERYONE’S RETIREMENT.

The time between when people should start saving for retirement and when they actually do is known as the “Action Gap.” And it has a bigger effect than you might think. To better understand the impact, we performed a simple experiment. We asked a group of young people to use paint rollers to show us what age they think they should start saving. Then we asked a group of older people to indicate what age they actually did start. What we found was that there was often a years-long Action Gap between the two. But closing it up by even just a few years makes a huge difference in how much people can save over the long run. Which makes right now the perfect time to get better prepared for your retirement.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE

Every morning, when my 2-year-old son flutters his insanely long (read: unfair) lashes and opens his sweet hazel eyes, he mutters three letters. No, it’s not “Mom.” It’s “ABC.” As in, the ABC song, on the iPad. Elmo singing it. Mickey, Dora, every cartoon character imaginable singing it. India Arie and Usher too. The kid isn’t potty-trained yet but can spell his name and is starting to

FITNESS A new study shows that the phrases many instructors use on workout DVDs to motivate people are actually de-motivating (page 50). RELATIONSHIPS Men get PMS too! (Science says so.) And when they do, your choice of words could make things worse (page 135). WORK Negotiating your salary or a raise? Say the wrong thing and you might lose opportunities and thousands of dollars over the span of your career (page 188).

HEALTH How many times have you referenced a friend, family member, or coworker as “Oh, she’s just crazy!”? Seems harmless, but what if you were talking to someone with schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, or OCD? Those types of phrases play into a major stigma surrounding mental-health issues—a stigma that can result in serious physical and lifestyle repercussions— yet we don’t even realize we’re part of it (page 174). When you really think about it, language is one of the few things that truly binds us as human beings and connects us to future generations. If we don’t see it as precious or important, it has the power to tear us apart. We won’t let that happen. Let’s use our words to strengthen each other, uplift each other—and, of course, make our 2-year-olds proud.

AMY KELLER LAIRD Editor-in-Chief

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RUN. INFLUENCE. CHANGE THE WORLD. That’s the slogan of RUN10FEED10, a program that Women’s Health has hosted, in conjunction with the FEED Foundation, since 2011. The idea is this: Anyone who signs up to run a 10-K—in New York, San Francisco, or Chicago (or at any of our fun runs in cities nationwide)—feeds 10 hungry people in their hometown. To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’re ofering the option of a 5-K too! Also new this year: Download the app Runtastic and get access to training plans and the chance to win prizes. You want in, right? The events are in September and October, and they’re sold out every year, so don’t wait: Register at RUN10FEED10.com now.

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THE ENTREPRENEUR “I bring a jug of a Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail. Guests love how refreshing and crisp it tastes!”

ENTREPRENEURSHIP JENNIFER WALSH Entrepreneur; consultant; founder of The Beauty Bar and Pride & Glory EXERCISE SCIENCE RACHEL COSGROVE, C.S.C.S.

Certified strength and conditioning specialist; owner, Results Fitness, Santa Clarita, California; author, The Female Body Breakthrough CASSANDRA FORSYTHE, PH.D., R.D.

Exercise physiologist; author, The New Rules of Lifting for Women and Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet HEIDI POWELL

Certified personal trainer; cohost, Extreme Weight Loss; coauthor, Choose More, Lose More for Life FERTILITY SHEEVA TALEBIAN, M.D. Fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York FINANCE FARNOOSH TORABI

Personal finance expert; author, When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women; creator, SoMoneyPodcast.com

THE FERTILITY PRO “Homemade banana pudding—credit to my husband, who carefully follows the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. It’s sweet, decadent, and delicious!”

GASTROENTEROLOGY JACQUELINE L. WOLF, M.D. Associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; author, A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Stomach

GYNECOLOGY ASHLESHA A. PATEL, M.D., M.P.H.

System director of family planning services, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Chicago; director, The Dysplasia Clinic at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County; associate professor and assistant medical student clerkship director, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FRANK LIPMAN, M.D. Founder and director, Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, New York City; author, Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again

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GINA RODRIGUEZ ON… How she defines health, plus the childhood activity that taught her perseverance. Watch her video now at WomensHealthMag.com.

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Emi Jay hair ties “They don’t break your hair, and they come in neutral colors.” $3, emijay.com

Street Style: Fitness Edition

Epic Bison BaconCranberry Bar “They’re great for protein after a workout, and they’re grass-fed, which I love.” $2.50, natural grocery stores or epicbar.com

JANE JOURDAN, 27 Founder of healthy-lifestyle blog FitForBroadway.com

“My New York uniform is sleek black leggings and a basic top, so I like to put a little fire on my feet with bold shoes,” says Jane, who taps into her personal power with Pilates and boxing.

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Put your fiercest foot forward, like Jane does, with rad red sneaks (like the New Balance 574 Paint Chip, $80, newbalance.com). Post your killer sweatready style on Instagram using the hashtag #WHStreetStyle and you could be featured here.

Klean Kanteen 40-ounce water bottle “It’s stainless steel, so it’s environmentally friendly.” $29, kleankanteen.com

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“Having my tart cherry + chocolate tonic smoothie for breakfast because sometimes that sweet tooth strikes at 8 am. #WHStrong” —@thewellnessrookie_

Brazil Butt Lift DVD “The name is hilarious, but it’s a really great workout!” $52.85, beachbody.com

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“Got up early to make sure I could swim the qualifying time for the #swimrun. And the answer is yes I can. #WHStrong” —@brynncafaz

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COURTESY OF SUBJEC T (CAVALL ARI); GYM BAG: COURTESY OF VENDORS

The reality star turned designer turned mom of three shares her strengthtraining workouts in her new lifestyle book, Balancing in Heels (Rodale).* “I prefer weights to cardio, since I’m trying to put on muscle,” she says.

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Readers, you’re friggin’ all-stars! Keep posting those food and fitness triumphs by tagging your tweets and Instagrams #WHStrong.

Workout Bag? Find out what else—besides her breast pump—Kristin keeps in her Adidas by Stella McCartney Big SportsBag ($190, adidas.com) at WomensHealth Mag.com/Celeb WorkoutBag.

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A big one! If you break out in hives or have trouble breathing within a few minutes of eating wheat, you have a wheat allergy. Gluten is technically a wheat protein, but a true gluten intolerance (celiac disease is the most severe type) isn’t actually an allergy at all—it’s an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the small intestine, along with diarrhea, bloating, and fatigue. An allergist can test for and treat a wheat allergy, while an internist can ID gluten intolerance with a blood test and recommend a safe diet.

Rachael Ross, M.D., Ph.D., family-medicine physician and sexologist

Andrew Ordon, M.D., plastic and reconstructive surgeon TUNE IN to the syndicated series The Doctors during National Women’s Health Week (May 8 to 14), as the hosts and WH answer your questions and reveal extra tips and tools to help you put your health first. Check out thedoctorstv.com for more information.

THE SECOND MY HEAD HITS THE PILLOW, MY MIND GOES INTO OVERDRIVE. IDEAS?

Try tensing and releasing: Starting at your head, clench muscles for five seconds, then relax for 30 seconds; work your way down to your toes.

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Is there really a difference between a wheat allergy and gluten intolerance?


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Is there an easy way to find out if I have fertility issues before trying for a baby? Sadly, no, and here’s why: There are just so many reasons a woman might struggle to conceive, including erratic hormone levels, poor egg quality, uterine abnormalities, ovulation disorders, fallopian tube blockage…the list goes on. Those popular drugstore ovulation kits might—might—reveal whether or not your body is releasing eggs regularly, but they’re not foolproof and they don’t touch on any of the other above factors (hence, our advice is to skip them). And because the fertility tests an M.D. can run are expensive and invasive, most physicians won’t order them unless you’ve been trying unsuccessfully for more than a year, or six months if you’re over age 35.

O R A L H E A LT H

Ugh, another canker sore. Is something seriously wrong with me? Don’t worry. The most common causes aren’t scary medical conditions—they’re behavioral. The mini mouth ulcers can stem from stress that’s hampering your immune system, or from vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiencies that thin out the protective skin inside your maw. Acidic foods can also provoke canker sores, as can brushing your gums too aggressively. To quell pain and speed healing, dab a drop of honey on the spots up to four times a day (one study found this worked even better than OTC meds). If your sores last longer than three weeks or make it very diicult to eat, head to your doc or dentist for a prescription fix.

EXERCISE, SLEEP, OR NUTRITION—WHAT’S NUMBER ONE FOR CANCER PREVENTION?

Nutrition. One in three cancer deaths can be tied to poor diet. Go with grub that’s low in sugar and avoid processed meats when you can.

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IS YOUR TWIN SET RIPE FOR TESTING?

Is it true swallowing a few birth control pills works just like the morning-after pill? Depends. Emergency contraceptives like Plan B contain a high dose of synthetic progesterone, a hormone that stops your ovaries from releasing an egg (or stops an already-released egg from being fertilized). Certain pills also contain progesterone, but there’s a catch: Every brand has a diferent amount. Taking just one or two pills of a high-progesterone version could do the trick, but with another type, you’d need more. Confusing, right? You can call your physician for clarification, or you can stick with your quickest and safest option: an actual morning-after pill.

CANCER

In all likelihood, yes. The Afordable Care Act requires that most plans pay for annual mammograms for women age 40 and over—even though some doctors and medical organizations don’t agree on the best time to start screening “average risk” women. (For the record, some 85 percent of breast cancers occur in those who are considered “average risk” until their diagnosis.) Many ob-gyns still advise their patients to start at 40, but there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all guideline, so ask your M.D. what’s right for you based on your age, health, and family history. Whatever you choose, it should be covered. EIGHT HOURS BETWEEN (PEE) BATHROOM TRIPS: OKAY OR AWFUL?

Nothing wrong with a superhero bladder—as long as you’re drinking enough water to stay hydrated and your urine’s always a pale yellow.

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I hate middle-of-thenight hunger pangs but don’t want to pack on pounds by eating before going to sleep. Help! Here’s happy news: The grub you nibble in your PJs is not destined to be stored as fat—as long as you stick with the right snacks. Avoid high-sugar, high-cal fare like ice cream or chips (they can lead to restless Zs and set you up for overeating tomorrow). Instead, reach for bites rich in protein and healthy fats. Good examples: one cup of Greek yogurt (the stuf is also full of calming tryptophan) with a handful of blueberries, or an apple with one tablespoon of peanut butter.

THIS BITE IS RIGHT—RIGHT BEFORE BED.

FITNESS

Absolutely. It can mess with coordination, delay muscle recovery, even keep you from getting to the gym at all. Seriously: Three-fourths of people exercise less—and sit on their butts more often— when they’re frazzled, according to Yale University research. And yet…regularly sweating is one of the top ways to reduce stress in the first place. So don’t use hectic days as an excuse to skip exercising; just dial down the intensity. Try hopping on the stationary bike instead of doing run-till-you-drop sprints on the treadmill.

THE PULL-OUT METHOD: ACTUALLY LEGIT OR TOTAL BS?

It’s legit 96 percent of the time, but only if your guy withdraws at the exact right moment. (Chances of that happening? Yeah, much slimmer.)

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Vaginal queefs—are they normal? One hundred percent. You know how a toilet plunger builds up pressure and makes that funky sound? A penis going in and out of your vagina during intercourse isn’t too diferent. The “plunging” motion can leave trapped pockets of air inside the vagina, and when one slips out, that lovely farting noise comes along with it. It’s totally safe, though unfortunately, it can be pretty embarrassing! Just keep moving or laugh it away. SKIN

It’s a bummer, but there are no simple remedies. Permanent skin indentations can be erased only with a combo of laser treatments and dermal fillers (at-home creams help with discoloration, not scarring). First, fractional resurfacing lasers stimulate the production of collagen and elastin that can help flatten the scars. You’ll need at least five treatments, which can cost up to $1,000 a pop. Then dermal fillers (around $500 total) can be injected into the skin to add volume back to any remaining dents. Most fillers last only around six months or so, but the FDA recently approved a more permanent option called Bellafill that’s specifically designed for acne scars and can possibly last for more than a year.

WHAT’S UP WITH CERTAIN FRUITS MAKING MY MOUTH ITCH?

It’s called oral allergy syndrome. Raw produce and nuts often contain proteins similar to those in pollen. Cooking food can neutralize them.

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How can I get rid of my old acne scars?

WHOOPSIES! SOMETIMES NOISES JUST SLIP OUT.


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LET’S TALK ABOUT… APHRODISIACS My sex drive is dragggging. Anything I can do besides eat oysters? Not my thing. Supplements might help. New research from the International Society for Sexual Medicine found that maca root and ginseng show promise in upping sexual arousal. Women saw a change after taking up to three grams per day.

Nice! I’ve also seen natural libido supps with more exotic-sounding ingredients. Do those work too?

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What’s lurking in your love potion?

Here’s where things get scary. The same researchers found that products sold online contain ingredients with alluring street names that can be quite dangerous: Bufotenin (a.k.a. “love stone”) from the venom of Bufo toads is a poison that can be lethal; cantharides from dried beetles (or “Spanish fly”) can inflame sex organs and cause kidney failure; and— in the mood yet?—“mad honey” (from a flower in the Black Sea region) has been linked to low blood pressure, heart attack, and even death.

Holy. Crap. Okay, so stick with the common herbs. Got it. Right, but even herbs (maca and ginseng included) can cause negative side effects by interacting with medications and making existing conditions (like bleeding disorders) worse. Chat with your doc before popping anything. Source: Michael Krychman, M.D., executive director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine

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A Whole-Food Protein Bar Apple & Turkey Bacon Half a medium apple, diced + 2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing + 2 slices turkey bacon, crumbled

You know that protein is a primo snack choice: It fills you up, encourages muscle growth, and revs your metabolism. But bar options are often laced with faux fillers and sweeteners. Enter RxBars ($2.15 per bar, rxbar.com). The core unprocessed ingredients—fruits, nuts, and egg whites (which add a nice chewiness)—are boldly displayed on the front of the package. We have a sweet spot for Chocolate Sea Salt.

SO GROSS, IT’S GOOD These trendy flavor boosters sound funkified, but Jonathon Sawyer, head chef at Trentina in Cleveland, will have you eating your words.

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Curry & Peanuts 3 tablespoons curry sauce + ¼ cup crushed peanuts + 1 tablespoon cilantro

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Also called “fish sauce,” it’s made from fermenting fish in salt and ofers a nutty umami flavor that’s not “fishy.” Try it: Sneak a teaspoon of Red Boat (found at natural food stores) into chili or red-wine vinaigrette.

TURMERIC JUICE You can juice fresh turmeric root for an orange liquid that imparts a ginger-like flavor to sweet snacks. Try it: Add it to smoothies or yogurt to taste. No juicer? Blend four turmeric roots with a cup of water, then strain.

AGED BEEF FAT The butter sub, from the trim of aged beef, lends a meaty flavor to savory dishes. Your butcher can grind it for you (most have aged cuts in the back). Try it: Melt two tablespoons and toss with root veggies, like carrots, before roasting.

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“Makeup is a way to have fun and express yourself.” —Jessica Alba, actress, The Honest Company cofounder “Never pluck above your eyebrow line.” —@hazelinki “Moisturize your neck! She told me and my twin sister that when we turned 30, and we share the tip with friends when they turn 30.” —Gabrielle Porcaro, senior fashion and market editor

Source: Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat.com

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ANSWER: C. Yep, that is a bombshell. The fruity, floral scent warded of tiger mosquitoes for two hours—just as long as certain bug sprays from Of! and Cutter, says new research from the Journal of Insect Science. The finding debunks the old theory that all sweet scents attract the buggers. Study author Stacy Rodriguez says it’s not clear why the perfume repels the pests, but she’s currently testing it—and similar fragrances—to find out.

NO-SWEAT EXTENSIONS

Fake hair + fierce workouts? No longer a disaster, with nontangling 100 percent human “remy hair” and smarter ways to apply the add-ins. Find a fit for your sweat sesh: WO R KO U T Yoga, barre class, free weights

WO R KO U T Cycling, rock climbing, skiing

WO R KO U T Swimming, cycling class, hot Pilates

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TRY Clip-In Extensions (from $150, free self-application). The clips stay put but can stress your roots during high-impact activities like running or boot camp. Though not meant for daily wear, they can last for a year.

TRY Tape-In Extensions (from $700, application from $500). These are the only extensions that lie flat enough for helmets. Retighten every five to eight weeks (depending on sweat intensity); reuse for as long as two years.

TRY Sew-In Extensions (hair from $750, application from $500). Wefts are sewn in near roots, so perspiration and scalp oils can’t loosen them. Retighten every eight to 10 weeks; reuse for up to two years.

Source: Sarah Connor, Mane Addicts educator and extensions specialist

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In honor of Mother’s Day, one celeb, one reader, and one WH editor share the best advice they ever got from the lady.

Soft, sexy skin. We all want it. And now, with a growing crop of oils, butters, and sprays, there are more ways than ever to get it. You like it…lubricated Body oils loaded with rich veggie oils (such as olive) tackle dry skin better than watery lotions do, and lend a sultry sheen. Try Philosophy Amazing Grace Luxurious Multi-Use Body Oil ($28, philosophy.com). You like it…fast Dry oil sprays, like Acure Organics Dry Oil Body Spray ($13, acureorganics.com), take mere seconds to soak in and leave no residue, thanks to quick-absorbing oils such as jojoba and argan. They’re best at keeping normal (not scaly-parched) skin smooth and radiant. You like it… easy If you can’t be bothered with lotion, wet-skin moisturizers, like Eucerin In-Shower Moisturizer ($12.59, at drugstores), are your ticket. Crosspolymer technology helps hydrating glycerin bind, forming a nonsticky layer that won’t rub of on towels or clothes. Apply in the shower (post-cleanse, pre–final rinse) and you’re good to go. You like it…thick Body balms boast sturdy emollients like waxes and butters, so they’re the smartest salve for extremely dry skin (though they take a few minutes to work in). Skinfix Healing Foot & Leg Balm ($18, skinfixinc.com) contains aloe juice, beeswax, shea butter, and plant oils.

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ANSWER: C. A study at Baylor University showed that this visual trick may keep hungry eyes in check. Participants presented with smaller-than-usual servings of food on a big table—one that could seat up to eight—consumed less compared to when they were given typical portions on a small four-seat table. More empty space made the mini portions look normal, so there was less reaching for seconds, says author Brennan Davis, Ph.D. This ruse can come in handy when hosting parties: Arrange bite-size apps and desserts on large tables and you and your guests may be less likely to overindulge.

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Delicious Cruciferous Cauliflower rice is the new zoodles—and for good reason. A Harvard University study found that people who regularly ate the fiber-packed veggie weighed less over time compared with those who skipped it. If basic steamed florets don’t turn on your taste buds, try this recipe for cauliflower “fried rice” from Grace Young, author of StirFrying to the Sky’s Edge. •Place 4 cups small cauliflower florets (about 1 small head)

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in a large food processor; pulse until the flakes are the size of couscous. •Heat a large skillet on high, add a tablespoon each of vegetable oil and minced ginger, and cook for 10 seconds. •Add cauliflower and stir-fry for 1 minute (or until crisp and tender), remove from heat, and stir in ½ cup chopped scallions, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a squirt of Sriracha sauce. Serves 4.

Don’t believe everything on your feed! A real tweet about… “teatoxing” “I think I need to try another #teatox. Any suggestions? #weightloss” Ooh, we have one! Save your cash. While sipping plain tea has been linked to weight control, be wary of companies that claim their special detox blends will kill your appetite or shrink your belly. “There’s no proof that ‘teatoxing’ aids weight loss, and it could even be harmful,” says Sharon Palmer, R.D. That’s because these drinks often contain the natural laxative senna leaf, which can cause cramping, diarrhea (there’s the temporary “de-bloating”!), and serious intestinal trouble if used for more than two weeks. Basic brews: 1; detox teas: 0.

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A new study in the journal Self and Identity found that women who gave themselves a label related to their diet goals (like calling yourself a “fruit eater” if you want to up your berry intake) were more likely to hit those targets. Adding a healthy ID to your Instagram “Bio” section is an easy, nondorky way to keep your mind on your specific intention. Just make sure you choose one that emphasizes the specific action you want to take, not just the overall intention (“gym goddess” is too vague), says study author Amanda Brouwer, Ph.D.

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TUCKING YOUR PELVIS Anyone’s who’s stepped up to a barre knows the phrase and the form, which involves essentially tucking your butt under to remove the natural curve in your lower back. Instructors believe this position better activates the muscles you’re engaging, but some spinal experts say it’s risky—especially when you’re bending at the waist. “It puts a ton of pressure on your lower spine, which already sufers from sitting and poor posture,” says Steve Coppola, CEO and founder of Coppola Physical Therapy. The more bent-over tucking you do, the closer you may be to chronic back pain and disk injuries. Instead, keep a neutral spine throughout class, and always stretch your hip flexors afterward.

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Chances are, you don’t even know you’re committing them. Not your fault: The rules of the road can be pretty, uh, bumpy. To ring in National Bike Month, Bicycling editor-in-chief Bill Strickland separates fact from fiction on three common beliefs.* Never bike on the sidewalk. Bill says: “Truth. It’s called a sidewalk, not a sideride. Plus, zigzagging pedestrians makes a Tour de France sprint seem like a sane atmosphere! Stick to the shoulder.” Wearing headphones is totally fine. Bill says: “Nope—you’re safer without. If your jam is inseparable from your soul, go with earbuds—one in, one dangling, for some degree of audial awareness.” Always ride single-file. Bill says: “Where allowed by law, cycling side by side with a friend or partner is a grand pleasure, even a catalyst for intimacy. With a stranger, it gets real creepy real fast.”

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Your workout-DVD instructor could be squashing your spirit. A new study of popular videos found that one out of every seven motivational comments was interpreted as negative (even if the intent was positive). We translate (real) bummer quotes into inspiring talk.

IF YOU HEAR: “Did 15 pushups last time? I want 20 reps today. Push through it!”

THINK THIS INSTEAD: “Do as many as you can for one minute; make them your best.”

HERE’S WHY: Your energy and strength vary daily, afecting your performance. A time-based set encourages quality over quantity, reducing your risk for injury and frustration (and boosting your results).

IF YOU HEAR: “Those better be tears of sweat.”

THINK THIS INSTEAD: “Feel that heart rate revving up? Great!”

HERE’S WHY: You should associate exercise with fun, not misery. Also, not everyone sweats the same. A better marker of a bomb workout? Your heartbeat or shaking muscles.

IF YOU HEAR: “Say hello to your sexy J.Lo six pack.”

THINK THIS INSTEAD: “You are stronger with every rep.”

HERE’S WHY: Imagining the end result promotes social comparison and takes a toll on your self-esteem (which can make you bail on your eforts). Focus on your progress. Source: Brad Cardinal, Ph.D., lead study author and public health professor at Oregon State University This winning line comes straight from our 2015 Next Fitness Star Nikki Metzger’s Ignite DVD! ($27.95, rodalestore.com)

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Ef getting old! A recent Mayo Clinic study found that we lose about 10 percent of our cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) every decade after age 20. That means an activity like climbing three flights of stairs would increasingly feel like climbing many more, says lead study author Leonard Kaminsky, Ph.D. And losing your CRF—caused by normal declines in max heart rate and muscle mass, plus behavioral changes—beats obesity, smoking, and diabetes as a predictor of your risk for cardiovascular disease. Oof! Luckily, you can slow the slump by hopping on a treadmill, rower, or VersaClimber for 25 minutes three times a week, working at 70 percent (or higher) of your max heart rate.


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Hot and Bothered Here’s a nightmare for you: Skin cells, sweat, and other body gunk can block airflow through your bedding, efectively raising your body temp and disrupting your sleep. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say lack of Zs is a public health problem that’s been linked to diabetes and depression, make sure you can snooze easily every night with these spify tips.

your set. A soft, strong material, like Supima cotton, will hold up to frequent laundering, says Neil Parikh, cofounder and COO of mattress brand Casper. MATTRESS: A protective cover will catch

liquids and shield your mattress from allergy-aggravating dust mites (which, ew, nosh on your skin cells), says Philip Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at New York University School of Medicine. Look for one that blocks allergens (try the brand PureCare), and wash it with warm water and gentle detergent twice per year.

LET’S TALK ABOUT… THE PIZZA BOX SCARE Uh, what’s this I hear about my beloved ’za deliveries messing with my body?! The FDA recently banned a few polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from food packaging like popcorn bags, french fry containers, and pizza boxes. The chemicals in this family repel grease but have also been linked to thyroid disruption, obesity, and cancer.

PILLOWS: No matter the material, throw ’em in the washer every three months. To balance the load, clean two at a time in warm water, running the rinse cycle twice, then tumble dry on low with dryer balls to prevent clumps, says Parikh. Or avoid the bulky loads by investing in allergen-blocking pillow covers; wash them as often as your sheets.

Thank the puppy powers that be, Chrissy: It already exists! Bark’N’Borrow (free, available now for iOs, this fall for Android) lets you set up a profile with a photo and personal info, including why you love dogs and what breed and temperament you prefer. Your bio is vetted to ensure safety and that your interest is genuine, and once you’re cleared, you can connect with local pet parents to set up doggy dates via the app’s messaging tool. Owners get a break, and “borrowers” get paid in puppy kisses—and in stress relief: Recent research finds that spending time with a pooch eases anxiety. Excuse us while we arrange a bulldog snuggle sesh.

WEIRD STUFF THAT WORKS

Sheesh! So the ban has it handled? For the top three no-no chemicals, yes, but there are more than 2,000 PFASs around, and about 90 of them can still be used in materials that touch food, says Arlene Blum, Ph.D., executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. We need more studies to determine their risks, but experts say many of them could be problematic.

And they can transfer to my pie in the time it takes to get to my door? There’s not a lot of research on this yet either, but we do know that heat helps the process (microwaving popcorn for just a few minutes, for example, has been found to transfer PFASs from the bag to the kernels). The best thing you can do right now? Remove your hot grub from its container ASAP, suggests Blum. It’s hoped that this new prohibition will push food purveyors to look for safer alternatives.

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Painful peeing probably has you all, Antibiotics, stat! But a new German study found that two-thirds of women with a urinary tract infection recovered with ibuprofen alone—and were no more likely to get recurring infections than those who took antibiotics. How? UTIs often resolve on their own in about a week, and until then, ibuprofen can ease the burning—good news, says author Ildiko Gagyor, M.D., since taking antibiotics can lead to resistance, which may make future infections tougher to treat. The caveats: Ibuprofen users had slightly stronger symptoms that lasted one day longer, and the drug isn’t advised for complicated cases (pregnancy and kidney stones can up your risk for pyelonephritis, a serious UTI that spreads to your kidneys), says Ashlesha Patel, M.D., a professor of gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As always, talk to your doc.

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WEAR SOCKS, GET OFF The lights aren’t the only thing you should keep on during sex. One Dutch study found that women were 30 percent more likely to orgasm when wearing socks. Why? If your mind detects a threat to your comfort (e.g., cold tootsies), you can’t focus on feel-good sensations, explains neuroscientist and study author Gert Holstege, Ph.D. Slip on a pair like O’Sox ($13, o-sox.com), which are extra plush below the ankle—a sultry spot in reflexology.

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ANSWER: B! A recent OKCupid survey found that 51 percent of users jack or jill of a few times a week. Last year, only 33 percent admitted the same. One explanation: There’s been more female self-pleasure talk in pop culture, which may be encouraging more women to embrace the practice, says Nicholas Tana, director of Sticky: A (Self) Love Story, a documentary exploring the shame surrounding solo sex. If you need a little assistance, try Crave’s stainless steel Bullet vibrator (from $59, lovecrave.com). The recessed button ensures no erratic buzzing.

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A slow practice that helps you relax (one study found that tantric yoga led to a 24 percent decrease in the stress hormone cortisol) and become aware of your sensuality.

A combo of traditional yoga and acrobatics, this flow allows twosomes to use their strength, balance, and flexibility to achieve fun poses together.

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Couples who aren’t syncing sexually— it can foster a more sensuous connection.

Strained lovers who are fighting— it builds teamwork and trust.

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Yab Yum. With your guy sitting cross-legged on the floor, sit in his lap, facing him, and hook your ankles around his lower back. Touch foreheads, hug, close your eyes, and breathe in unison for two minutes at first (eventually you can build to 20 minutes). Try once a day for a few weeks to see the relationship benefits, says Dussault.

Double Downward Dog. Have your guy stand a few feet behind you as you both get into downward dog (his hands should be on the floor between your legs). Lift your feet onto his shoulders, and slowly walk up his back, stopping at his hips. Hold for five breaths, then have him drop his knees so you can walk of.

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ANYWHERE, USA—AREA WOMAN ANNOYED THAT MAGAZINE IS STILL TELLING HER TO APPLY SPF. Well, area woman, we’ll quit when the statistics stop looking so grim. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year. Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have risen by more than 700 percent among women ages 18 to 39 in the past few decades. That percentage is staggering. And unacceptable. But frankly, not that surprising when you consider that research shows nearly 43 percent of us still can’t decipher the amount of protection we’re getting from a sunscreen label. Now that we’ve slapped you with the bad news, how about some good? Like all the new ways you can fight back— from smart tech to simple diet tweaks. Take this quiz to spot any knowledge gaps before you step into the sun.

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1) False. A higher SPF protects longer, not better. Even then, the diference is minor. SPF 15, 30, and 50 block 93, 97, and 98 percent of rays, respectively. Choose 30, minimum, and reapply every two hours.

4) False. About 23 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs by age 18. In fact, you’ll still reach only about 74 percent by your 59th birthday. In other words, no slacking of, even when you retire to Boca.

2) B. SPF helps block only sunburn-causing UVB rays. To fend of skin-aging UVA and protect against skin cancer, you need a broadspectrum sunscreen. We like Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Lotion SPF 50 ($11, at drugstores).

5) Arm. Having more than 11 moles on your right arm is a sign that you have 100 moles or more on your body. Key info, since the higher your total mole count, the higher your melanoma risk.

3) C. Pregnant women and new moms are five times more likely to die of malignant melanoma than nonpregnant women, possibly because growing a baby weakens your immune system. African Americans are more likely to develop the disease in certain areas, such as under the nails, where it can progress further before it’s spotted. If you’re in either group, be doubly sure to get an annual skin check by a derm, and do a monthly self-exam. Moms-to-be: Use a sunscreen with zinc oxide or

6) B. Experts recommend a heaping nickel-size dollop for your mug—and it looks like a lot more than you’d think, right? (There’s a reason why derms say to slather yourself with the stuf.) Skimp and you won’t get the full SPF. Glob it on, then rub in until absorbed. 7) D. Oily fish like salmon are swimming in omega-3s, which help block the nasty efects of

UV radiation. Green tea is packed with antioxidants (which help protect against UV cell damage) and catechins (a chemical shown to reduce tumor cell growth); try sipping two to three cups daily. It’s unclear why cruciferous vegetables like broccoli lower the risk, but eat three weekly servings.

8) Lower. A recent study found java may protect against melanoma, and people who drank the most had the greatest benefit. Cafeine may be responsible, but since too much of the chemical can make you jittery, stick to one to two cups a day. 9) Depends. Gloss (even if it has SPF) can draw UV rays to your mouth. Opaque lipsticks containing titanium dioxide have more built-in protection; choose one with a broadspectrum SPF of at least 30 (rare, so check the label). Our fave: Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($28, suntegrityskincare.com).

Sources: Deborah Sarnoff, M.D., senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation; Justin Ko, M.D., M.B.A., director and clinic chief of medical dermatology at Stanford Health Care; Bernard Fox, Ph.D., the Harder Family Chair at Providence Cancer Center’s Earle A. Chiles Research Institute in Portland, Oregon; Thuzar M. Shin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

My UV Patch Our writer tests out the techiest new way to suss sun safety. Even if your sunscreen game is on point at the beach, it’s easy to forget that you soak up plenty of UV rays during everyday activities (like walking from one building to another). Enter La Roche-Posay’s new My UV Patch—a stretchable, onesquare-inch, heart-shaped sticker that changes color depending on how much UV radiation your skin absorbs, and gives feedback via a companion app. I slapped one on my hand while running errands and driving in my car. I scanned the patch a few times throughout the day and—thanks, daily sunscreen habit!—I stayed in the “no risk” green zone (orange is “moderate risk” and red is “high risk”). Bonus: The patch also served as a handy visual reminder to put sunscreen on my hands, an easy-to-neglect area. My UV Patch is free at select dermatologists’ offices; check laroche-posay.us to find a location near you.

High-Tech Treatments Skin cancer doesn’t immediately mean invasive surgery and radiation. Emerging options can also hunt down and eliminate specific types (and are usually covered by insurance). BASAL CELL CARCINOMA The most common form of skin cancer—about 2.8 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed annually—can show up as red patches, pink growths, open sores, or shiny bumps in areas that get the most sun exposure (e.g., face, shoulders, and scalp). Though it rarely spreads to other areas of the body, the cancer can be fatal if left untreated. Treatment: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) One study found this treatment KO’d up to 95 percent of basal cell carcinomas. Here’s how it works: A light-sensitive drug is applied to the skin, then a light or laser is used to “turn on” the drug, causing it to produce a type of oxygen molecule that’s toxic to cancer cells.

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SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA A growth of abnormal cells mainly caused by cumulative UV exposure, these cancers can appear as scaly red patches, raised growths, or warts that can crust or bleed, usually in areas that see tons of sun. The number of cases has gone up 200 percent in the past three decades. Treatment: Nanotechnology Chemo and radiation destroy healthy cells as well as cancerous ones. With nanotechnology, anticancer drugs are attached to tiny particles that target harmful cells while sparing normal ones. The therapy is relatively new, but it has shown promise in treating SCCs that crop up around the head and neck.

MELANOMA This rare cancer (only 1 percent of cases) is behind the vast majority of skincancer deaths. Caused chiefly by UV exposure, most look like moles, though they often have irregular edges or change in size, shape, or color over time. Treatment: Immunotherapy Your immune cells have “checkpoint” proteins: They let friendly cells pass while attacking invaders. But some cancer cells look a lot like healthy ones and can slip past. This treatment disables those checkpoints, unleashing the full force of your immune system so it can ID and nuke cancer cells. The meds are so promising, experts say chemo for advanced melanoma will one day be a thing of the past. Q

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“Spring” and “fresh” are as synonymous as “Kanye” and “rant.” Rebelliously, the latest spritzers contain musk—a rich, animalistic aroma typically worn in colder months. “Musks are being paired with unexpected ingredients like florals and spicy or salty notes,” says Jan Fockenbrock, senior perfumer at Drom fragrance house in New York City. BULGARI GOLDEA ($112, saksfifthavenue .com) boasts musk in the top, middle, and base of the scent, but it’s far from pungent; blended with ylang-ylang flowers and jasmine petals, the overall efect is sultry and slightly ripe. ATELIER COLOGNE MIMOSA INDIGO ($250, ateliercologne.com) is a safron-sprinkled blend of musk and two other classic wintry notes—sandalwood and vanilla.

The Bronzer FIRSTBORN: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder NEW ARRIVAL: Benefit Hoola Dew The Hoola Soft-Matte Liquid Bronzer ($28, benefit cosmetics.com). The original is the best-selling bronzer in the U.S. Now, dewy-skin obsessives can get the same pluses (no orange or red tones, no shimmer) in liquid form.

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Flower crowns, we loved you…but we’re letting you go. Black velvet looks subversively lush against any hair hue. Keep it easy by securing hair in a low ponytail and concealing the hair tie with a BLACK VELVET RIBBON (no more than ⅜ of an inch wide) from a craft store. Complete the look by looping it into a half-bow (leave one bunny ear, pull the other through so it hangs loose), like hairstylist Guido Palau did on models at Oscar de la Renta’s spring runway show. Or rock a bold, fully wrapped ponytail like the one hairstylist Mark Townsend recently crafted for Elizabeth Olsen. Divide hair into three mini ponytails—one just below the crown, the next at eye level, and the last at the nape of the neck—and secure each with a small black elastic band at the back of your head (they should be stacked and centered, like a fauxhawk). Attach a 3/8-inch-wide velvet ribbon nearly twice as long as your collective ’tails to the topmost hair tie with a bobby pin. Take the loose end of the ribbon and wrap in a downward spiral, covering them completely as you move down, pinning the ribbon anywhere it’s gaping. Secure the end with an elastic. Q

The Hair Texturizer FIRSTBORN: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray NEW ARRIVAL: Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion ($42, oribe.com). If the original channeled the bedroom (exquisitely tousled waves some hilariously refer to as bedhead), this wet-hair version channels the beach for a piecey mane.

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GRAPHIC Comfy, casual—and beyond chic. Particularly when the maxi it’s paired with is kelly green. Boden skirt, $108, bodenusa.com; Ted & Mufy sandals, $180, tedandmufy.com

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START HERE If you were new to a cuisine, you’d check out its popular dishes first, right? Same for shorts. The three-inch-inseam chino is a customer favorite at Gap, J.Crew, and Old Navy. They’re short but not too short, cut loose through the hip, and available in a riot of colors.

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age 19, while studying acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Chicago native was diagnosed with a thyroid disease that eroded her energy and essentially shut down her metabolism. Though she had zero appetite, her weight ballooned and she was gripped by an exhaustion so crippling, she slept for 18 hours a day. To Gina, it seemed like a death sentence for a career that had barely begun. “Like, if being brown wasn’t hard enough, here’s another obstacle,” she says of the condition, which she eventually learned was Hashimoto’s disease. “Then I thought, How much greater is my story? This is going to be a journey of accepting who I am within societal norms of what a lead actress looks like. The second I stopped feeling like I wasn’t enough was the second I realized I was capable of doing anything.”

Sounds like the makings of a motivational poster— except Gina actually made good on it, and then some. After The CW show’s first season, Gina took home a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy. She saw the win not only as a personal triumph but also as a victory for women who, like her, don’t

see themselves fitting into some elusive beauty standard. “In our society, it’s easier to sell somebody the idea of not being enough versus ‘You are enough.’ It’s like we women consciously decide we’re going to be mean to ourselves,” she observes. “But you’re your own hero, not some image you can’t live up to.”

It’s a bit of game-recognizegame here, because Gina practically earned her B.A. in Bad-Assery. Though the 31-year-old is known for her unflinching optimism, she’s struggled with a debilitating health condition for more than a decade. At

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FITNESS The small changes have had a major impact: She feels healthier and more energetic. “For so long I was like a horse with blinders, fighting for my dreams to come true, and that was my only focus,” she recalls. “Now I have to be constantly balancing that with being good to myself, taking time to rest, and taking time for personal relationships. Balance is necessary—that’s how you have longevity.”

NOT SKINNY ENOUGH

Ever have that nagging feeling you’re not doing all you can to be the healthiest version of you? The pressure’s overwhelming, right? Gina’s been there too. When her thyroid problems first surfaced, she became so frustrated by her own body that she rebelled against the diagnosis by skipping her meds. “I would almost not be conscientious about my health because I wanted to be accepted the way I was—as curvy,” she says. Gina initially thought that by defying her illness she’d prove that top-tier actresses don’t need to be a size 2, but she ultimately realized that instead of making a social statement, the decision was just screwing with her well-being. She got on board with her doctor’s plan in her early twenties, but eventually her body stopped responding to the synthetic drugs that regulated her thyroid, so she turned to holistic, natural ones. “I’ve also had to buckle down and stop eating certain things that don’t do well with my body. Now I look at foods I’m allergic to, like strawberries and blueberries, and say, ‘You don’t play well with me, so I have to stop messing with you.’”

Gina rocks her figure proudly on the red carpet, but it’s far from a daily lovefest with her mirror at home. In fact, her struggles with body acceptance have been some of the biggest hurdles in her career. “This Women’s Health shoot was probably the most challenging one I’ve ever done,” she says. “I look back on other photo shoots, and even if I’m wearing something super tight, I’m not showing my skin or the real pieces of me—like that little bit of extra booty that hangs of the other part of the booty.” At the beginning of the day, she’d psyched herself up with a pep talk (“Today is a great day! You can do this!”), but her resolve started to falter as soon as she took a peek at the photos. “In my head, I was like, That’s ugly, that doesn’t look good.” It took her a minute (and a few deep breaths) to put her inner critic in its place. “I thought, Nope—not today. Your perfect is your perfect, not anybody else’s, and not this illusionary perfect curve.” She’s not just preaching this stuf in her own head either. On social media, she’s cutting through all the hyper-filtered crap to bring back a healthy dose of reality post by post. And if haters get in the way or start spouting negativity, she bites back fast and without hesitation. Case in point: When Instagram trolls attacked her toes—of all

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things!—she urged her followers (who she refers to as “warriors”) to say #NoToKeyboardCourage, the term she coined for the safety a person feels when they decide to take down someone online because they’ll never have to meet them in real life. Most of the time, though, Gina prefers playing ofense and taking a positive tack: “I’m trying to use my social media as a way to communicate that I’m flawed and that I’m okay with it,” she says with a wide smile. “It’s a

very strange feeling to be okay with a little cellulite or a little extra anything. I don’t look at it and feel terrified anymore, and my confidence changed because of that. I carry myself diferently.”

NOT LATINA ENOUGH The same platform that prompted her to take a stand about body image also inspired her to speak out about race, especially after commenters criticized Gina,

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A million fist-bump emojis for that sentiment, right? No wonder a few WH stafers legit cried when they found out Gina was going to be on our cover. Her empowering message is so contagious because it’s not just about her. Instead of tweeting at her followers, she engages regular folk in real conversation and genuinely cares about what they have to say. The actress has absolutely nothing to hide, and maybe that means she’ll never be Hollywood enough. But Gina is pretty familiar with the myth of not quite measuring up. Listen in as she dismantles four too-common refrains.


who is of Puerto Rican descent, for not being “Latina enough.” All because she made grammatical errors in a photo caption she’d written in Spanish. Now, almost a year later, the incident still makes Gina’s eyes roll. But while she views the slights with a sense of humor, she’s determined to do something about interLatino racism and lack of unity. In 2015, she used her Golden Globe acceptance speech as an opportunity to begin the conversation and call attention to the fact that the award symbolized “a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” A few months ago, she started #MovementMondays, a weekly post on her Instagram that highlights actors and actresses of underrepresented ethnicities. She’s also using her reach to encourage Latino audiences to understand how their spending (or lack thereof ) afects onscreen representation. “Every marketer, every studio I talk to wants to know how to cater to this demographic,” she explains, acknowledging that it’s a highly diverse group. “I want Latinos to understand

where their power lies. Think about how crazy a movement it would be if Latinos just stopped watching until they put a Latino or Latina lead in Fantastic Four or Robocop.” But Gina being Gina, she’s thinking even bigger: She wants to be the Latina Oprah. “Why not?” she says with a laugh. “You have to start with a dream. Oprah unified a community to feel their honor, their grace, and their power, and to fuel it positively. Latinos do feel segregated, even within the community itself, so let’s get together and show people how strong we are.” A big part of what’s enabled Gina to feel her own power is the education she received, and she knows it can do the same for others, which is what spurred her to join The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s board. The organization helped Gina and her two older sisters attend college, and she hopes to use the position to pay it forward. “It’s something that nobody can take away,” she says of the drama degree she earned in 2006. “I know I can enter a room and deserve to be there, and I would love children everywhere to have that same feeling.”

NOT SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH When you’re as driven as Gina is, there’s always more you want to achieve. And while it’s easy to draw motivation from comparing your accomplishments to those of others (a potentially dark and twisty rabbit hole many of us know well), Gina harnesses the strong work ethic instilled in her by her parents and turns her attention to what more she can do to improve her craft and, ultimately, to help others. In the midst of auditioning for Jane, Gina invited an actor friend from college—a single mom—to live with her in her one-bedroom apartment. Gina felt powerless: She could help with a place to live, but not with auditions or a job, and how was her friend going to find work if neither of them could aford to watch the baby or pay for child care? Gina recognized her friend’s dilemma as just one example of a larger issue and became determined to do something about it. Soon after she booked the show, Gina met Catalina Girald, who was launching a lingerie company, Naja, that

would employ single mothers in Colombia and help them learn a skill and earn money to support themselves and their children. “The timing was so serendipitous,” says Gina, who, as a cofounder, is making sure the company’s undergarments also reflect her stance on body image—every piece is designed to ensure women of all body types feel proud and sexy. Then there’s We Will, the nonprofit foundation she recently founded with her sisters to improve artseducation access and funding for underprivileged kids. Oh, and the book she’s writing about the life lessons she’s learned from her dad (the foundation name comes from a common saying of his). Kinda makes your head spin, huh? Thing is, each of these projects really puts the focus on others, and that’s what keeps Gina so grounded. “I realize this is amazing, this is wonderful,” she says, gesturing to the massive set around her. “But it doesn’t make me better than anybody. When people are like, ‘It’s crazy how humble you are!’ I’m like, no, no, no, no. I shouldn’t be applauded for being a good person. That should be standard.” Q

The Art of Kicking Ass Gina’s dad, Genaro Rodriguez, is a boxing referee who taught all three of his daughters how to own the ring, and Gina still sneaks in a few rounds whenever she can. Crib her tips, then get ready to ace Round 1. LOOK FOR A COACH.

“Boxing gyms can be terrifying, so finding a trainer might make you more comfortable. If you can’t, then scout the best person in the room and watch them.” BEFRIEND THE JUMP ROPE.

“It’ll help you with speed and stamina. If you can jump rope for one round, then you’re one step closer to fighting for a round.” PREPARE FOR BOTH ENDS OF A PUNCH.

“To land a punch, you want to hit downward—turning your fist so that your last two knuckles, your pinky and your ring finger, hit last. To take a punch, don’t flinch! It doesn’t hurt as much as you think it does. Just take it. It ain’t gonna kill you.”

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For the sporty type who wants to track everything: Wrist-based heart-rate monitoring guides you as you work out. (You can see a snapshot of your data right on the touchscreen without having to load the app. Love.) Vibrating smart alarms and alerts for calendar events, calls, and texts keep you connected everywhere else. $200, polar.com

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A sports bra that knows you’re tired. A sock that tracks your distance. It’s not a Back to the Future Part IV script. It’s a new reality show called your life, as wearable tech moves from your wrist to every inch of your bod. LIFEBEAM 2XU SMART HAT A heart-rate chest strap can rub and bug during sweaty workouts. Swap it for this sleek, dry-fit hat, which hides a heart-rate monitor to keep tabs on your intensity whether you’re running, cycling, hiking, or playing beach volleyball. $99, life-beam.com

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SENSORIA FITNESS SOCKS AND ANKLET Moisture-wicking? Obviously. Antimicrobial? Naturally. These guys up the sock game for runners: Textile pressure sensors monitor stuf like pace, distance, and how your foot hits the ground. Then the Bluetooth anklet—which, yes, is quite comfortable—transfers the info to an app. $199, sensoriafitness.com

ALTRA IQ POWERED BY IFIT If these sneakers could talk... Actually, they kinda do. With a razor-thin sensor beneath the insole, the kicks essentially coach you in real-time through the paired app, telling you how to improve form, foot strike, and cadence. $199, altrarunning.com

ATHOS CAPRIS These compression tights can track muscle activation (say, if your right quad fires more than your left during squats). How? They’re embedded with electromyography sensors, tech previously limited to sports labs. Sweet! $149, liveathos.com

PICS...OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN The wearable tech boom didn’t launch with a tracker—experts say it all began with GoPro’s cameras. More than a decade later, its best-ever photo and video quality capture crystal-clear images on the trail, the slopes, even the ocean. Clip one to your visor or throw one onto your bike handles, and as the name says, go! This model has a touch display that lets you preview and edit your shots right on the camera so you can put it on Insta, well, almost instantly. Hero4 Silver, $399, gopro.com

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Over the course of one year, this thing went through 1,826 prototypes, just to make sure every single detail was nailed. The result: It’s one of the most supportive bras we’ve ever worn, and it’s Mensasmart. An itty-bitty device inserted in the band carefully measures and records everything from your breathing rhythm to fatigue. $149, omsignal.com (available in June)

It logs and reports biometric data you used to have to get from your doctor (like real-time electrocardiogram and breathing volume) with an app that can show you how to optimize all the precise info to train smarter. $399, hexoskin.com


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Listen, (basic) buds: It’s been nice knowing ya, but we’re seeing other people. These headphones bring out the best in any workout.

JABRA SPORT COACH Doesn’t matter if you’re jumping rope or banging out burpees. These wireless puppies have a wing-tip design that won’t budge. Nice bonus: In-ear audio coaching guides you through customized circuit workouts—telling you when to rest, when to switch exercises. $150, jabra.com

PHIATON BT 460 Play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, adjust volume, and accept calls with a simple swipe on the side of these Bluetooth headphones that hug, not smush, your ears. $249, amazon.com

SONY SMART-B TRAINER Ditch the watch. Lose your phone. Strip away the chest strap. This headset has six diferent sensors that measure distance, pace, and heart rate, holds up to 3,900 songs (even auto-selects them based on beats per minute), and ofers premium training plans designed by Asics. $250, asicsamerica.com

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“Who’s a good boy?!” This vet-developed collar holds the answer, logging Max’s activity, heart rate, and sleep in a simple app. Pair it with the wellness plan customized to your pooch’s breed. $199 for collar, $95 per year for wellness plan, voyce.com

OURA RING UNDER ARMOUR HEALTHBOX It’s a scale! It’s a heart monitor! It’s a tracker! This multitasker connects every detail of your daily health (weight, nutrition, activity) and syncs them all up for a single snapshot so you can see where you’re at in reaching your goals. $400, ua.com

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Forget Santa. This sucker knows when you’re sleeping and awake. Slip onto your index finger and it’ll monitor your heart rate, body temp, and movement, then make suggestions for scoring quality shut-eye. $299, ouraring.com

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1 Downward Dog Twist

Starting on all fours, curl your toes under and straighten your legs as you lift and push your hips back into downward dog. Reach your left hand to the outer edge of your right leg. Rotate your rib cage to the right, keeping your right arm straight. Hold for eight breaths, then repeat on the other side.

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For extra-strength mood boosting, begin by setting an intention (like “stay calm” or “be present”) and adding in a few sun salutations—i.e., flow from standing to high and low plank to downward dog.

FIND YOUR ZENERGY

It’s a cutesy phrase, and yeah, we coined it. But if you’re crashing and need to pump yourself up fast, this yoga sequence is as serious as it gets.

2 Triangle

Starting in a straddle, turn your left foot to face to the left, then shift your right hip back. Reach your left arm forward and land your hand on your ankle or foot. Raise your right arm overhead as you lean your torso back. Hold for eight breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Still looking for your second wind after your third cup of cofee? Girl, namaste. Sounds counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to get amped is to slow things down. Way down. “One bout of yoga can dissolve physical tension and regulate your breath enough to have a profound efect on your spirit,” says yoga instructor Kathryn Budig, author of the new book Aim True. It’s legit: A recent study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that a single yoga sesh can instantly temper attention problems, that general “dragging” feeling, and even PMS-related bitchiness. How, exactly? “When we’re depleted or agitated, we subconsciously stifen our bodies to protect ourselves, and we tend to be shorter on breath,” says Budig. “Relaxing your body and opening your chest helps you breathe deeper and easier, so you feel, simply, less stuck.” This sequence, created by Budig, targets those tense spots—your hips, hamstrings, shoulders, and chest—and closes with an inversion (camel pose) that stimulates your central nervous system for a hit of energy. Use it whenever you need a pick-me-up, moving through the poses in order, three or four times. —Marissa Gainsburg

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Start on all fours, then lower your forearms onto the floor shoulder-width apart. Curl your toes under and lift your knees to straighten your legs. Walk your feet in as far as they’ll comfortably go without shifting your shoulders past your elbows. (Feel free to flow into forearm stand.) Hold for eight breaths.

4 Camel

Kneel with shins hip-width apart, hips stacked over your knees, hands on your lower back. Drop your tailbone, lift your belly, and curl your chest open. Roll back your shoulders and release your head back as you press your chest toward the ceiling. Reach your hands to grab your heels. Hold for eight breaths.

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Swing Into Shape Torches tons of cals. Builds core strength. Delivers the same aerobic benefits as runningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with little stress on joints. No wonder the kettlebell swing makes other gym moves jealous. But! Done wrong (and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done wrong a lot), your risk for injury shoots way up. Use our primer to master the motion and get more out of every session. By Laurel Leicht

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1 / Stand tall, holding the handle with both hands, feet firmly planted shoulder-width apart.

6 / Reverse the movement to bring the weight back between your legs, and continue as one fluid movement.

2 / Keeping your back flat, lean forward from your hips to bring the weight between your legs (until your forearms touch your inner thighs).

5 / Let the momentum carry the bell to about chest height, until your body is in a straight line, core braced.

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4 / Swing the weight in front of you, keeping your arms straight but not locked.

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3 / Powerfully snap your hips forward and squeeze your glutes to stand.

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FITNESS MAJOR FORM FAULTS—FIXED! MISTAKE:

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Probably the number one offense is a general misunderstanding of what this exercise is supposed to do. “The swing projects energy forward, not upward,” says strength coach Dan John, a master kettlebell instructor. Translation: “It is not a squat or a front-raise movement—at all.” In fact, bending your knees too much kills the amount of power you can generate in your hips. FIX IT: As you’re swinging, think about moving your hips and butt back and forth, rather than moving the kettlebell up and down, and keep the handle of the weight higher than your knees at all times. (Here’s a quick self-test: Place a short foam roller about a foot or so behind you, then perform a set of swings; if you knock it over, you likely need to bend your knees less and hinge forward at the hips more.) MISTAKE:

YOU’RE BENDING YOUR ARMS Stop for a second and do your best T.rex arms imitation (scrunching them close to your body so only your forearms can move). Great, now never do that again. Experts see this arm positioning pop up often, and it can increase tension in muscles that should be otherwise relaxed (like your neck and back). FIX IT: During the swing, you want to let the kettlebell float away from your body with strong, straight arms, says John. “You can help maintain proper form by focusing on throwing the bell into the wall in front of you,” he says. That’s a hypothetical, people. No flinging kettlebells!

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“The mechanics of a swing are like a standing jump—the way you hinge at the hip and then explode forward,” says John. Key word: explode. If this exercise feels easy, you’re probably not doing it right. It’s not about moving your body with the momentum of the weight; it’s using your body to create the momentum of the weight. FIX IT: Focus on developing a quick burst of energy in the first half of the move: an aggressive hip extension when the weight is between your legs and a forceful contraction of your quads, glutes, and abs when you stand.

quarterback behind him). That tweak helps the first rep begin with power, so you’re not swinging back and forth trying to gain momentum, says Gentilcore. MISTAKE:

YOU’RE WEARING BULKY SHOES Feeling the ground with your toes helps you recruit your glutes and hamstrings; plus, overly cushy running shoes make it easy to rock forward, which can put your back at greater risk for injury. FIX IT: Training in minimal sneakers (or even barefoot) on a firm surface is best for both safety and performance.

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YOU’RE GOING TOO LIGHT Choosing a challenging weight not only ensures you’re getting the most bang for your results buck but can also help reinforce proper form. “Going too light can make the swing movement feel weird and potentially change your mechanics,” says strength and conditioning specialist Tony Gentilcore. “You could end up ‘muscling’ the weight up with your arms rather than getting that momentum going from the hips and the weight of the kettlebell, which could overextend your lower back.” Ten to 15 kilograms (about 22 to 33 pounds) is a safe weight for newbies to try. FIX IT: Try a “hike” start when using heavier weights: Rather than holding the weight to start, place the kettlebell on the ground in front of you, then grab the handle with both hands and hike it back between your legs (like a football player snapping the ball to the

1 / AS A WHOLE ROUTINE Do 10 swings, then 10 reps of a body-weight move (e.g., alternate pushups and squats), completing as many rounds as you can in 15 minutes. Doing this interval workout with little rest will keep your heart rate sky-high to improve cardio and torch major calories, says Gentilcore. 2 / AS A SWAP Replace moves like deadlifts or jump squats in your regular routine with the swing. Or do it at the end of your warm-up before lifting: Swings activate the nervous system, which helps prep your body for heavier loads (which can boost strength and power), says Gentilcore.

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SINGLE ARM Research shows gripping with one hand ups the core-chiseling factor: “Your abs have to fire more to keep your upper body from rotating.”

3 / AS EXTRA CREDIT Tack this high-intensity finisher onto the end of your session to spike metabolism and fatburning potential: Do 10 swings every minute, on the minute, for five minutes. Sound easy? Try it. Then we’ll talk.

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SKIER By swinging two bells (like you’re holding ski poles), “this version takes more coordination, stability, and motor control than a traditional swing.”

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SHUFFLE When the bell goes up, alternate stepping one foot to the other. “You’re bringing the weight with you as you move laterally, so this becomes more of a core exercise.” Q

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YOUR BODY ON… GARDENING So many reasons to get down and dirty—even if you’re just tending a few houseplants.

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than you might think: 30 minutes of gardening torches around 170 of the little suckers—as many as 30 minutes of shooting hoops would! It’s a workout that also engages your bis, tris, and shoulders, netting you some ripped guns.

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Plant lovers are typically glasshalf-full types (see “Ya Dig?” at right). All that optimism translates to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol—which, in turn, means less anxiety, a cheerier disposition, and a higher sense of self-worth. Bring on those zinnias!

Plants don’t just cause cortisol to fall. After a short seven minutes around greenery, your blood pressure dips. Couple that with the above fitnessboosting benefits, and say hello to a (much) healthier ticker. People who garden for around two hours a week reduce their heart attack chances by 27 percent.

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Being near plants is like fertilizer for your rapport with others. Research shows that gardeners can be more compassionate toward family, friends, and strangers (even up-in-your-business

neighbors), and they’re better able to build lasting social bonds.

Allergies It’s no secret that dirt is…dirty. And teeming with bacteria, which is a surprisingly good thing when it comes to your body’s defenses against allergens. When absorbed into your skin or inhaled by your lungs, “healthy” soil bacteria may help reinforce your immune system’s anti-inflammatory capabilities, aiding you in fighting allergy symptoms like sneezing, an itchy throat, and wheezing. —Jessica Migala Sources: Charles R. Hall, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Teresia Hazen, Legacy Therapeutic Garden Program, Portland, Oregon; Daphne Miller, M.D., University of California at San Francisco

Ya Dig? Gardening is in your blood, even if your thumb isn’t green. Scientists say humans are innately attracted to plants—we all feel happier when we’re in the (literal) weeds.

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Oddly enough, the repetitive nature of gardening (water, prune, weed, repeat) sparks neural connections that enhance creativity. And nurturing a seed from sprout to plant bolsters brain areas that deal with learning, attention, and memory. The more you garden now, the sharper your mind will stay: Daily diggers can slash their dementia risk by 36 percent.


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Breaking Diabetes News! Your attention, please: Startling research shows that common daily behaviors are putting even fit women at risk for the type 2 epidemic. Learn how to play D-fense.

While overall diagnoses of type 2 diabetes (T2D) are falling for the first time in two decades, they’ve tripled (!) in people under age 45 since 1990. (What’s more, some 86 million other Americans have prediabetes, a precursor to the full-blown illness—most without even knowing it.) “Even if you exercise often and eat well, you need to protect yourself against lesser-known factors that can increase susceptibility,” says Betul Hatipoglu, M.D., an endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic. And those factors can hide in actions you take every day. Five lifestyle tweaks will help neutralize stealth threats.

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Understanding how diabetes works can help you fight it. Normally, your pancreas (a gland behind the stomach) secretes a hormone called insulin after you eat. Insulin ferries converted food sugars through the bloodstream to power your cells. T2D happens when your pancreas stops making enough insulin or your body becomes resistant to it—leaving those sugars, called glucose, to build up. Over time, that surge overwhelms your blood vessels and organs.

THE RISK:

GETTING MEAGER ZS Clocking too little time in bed can hijack all your body’s systems—including the food-toenergy process (see “The ABCs of D,” above). A study found that people who slept for five or fewer hours per night during a single five-night stretch became 20 percent more insulin resistant. Lose sleep on the reg and you’re more likely to develop T2D. Outsmart It: The best move is what sleep experts have evangelized forever: Snooze for seven to eight hours a night, says Josiane Broussard, Ph.D., an integrative physiologist at the University of Colorado. If you hit a rough patch, catch up ASAP: Insulin sensitivity in the study members normalized after three consecutive nights of solid shut-eye.

53 percent increased risk for T2D, per the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Along with fighting of infection, the antibiotics mess with your gut bacteria, which can up your insulin resistance. Outsmart It: If you need to pop that Rx, reach for two sixounce cups of plain yogurt each day you’re on the meds. Spooning the stuf helps level out gut bacteria; in fact, even people not on meds can slash their T2D odds by 18 percent with one daily serving. THE RISK:

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If it’s stored in plastic, that is. When the containers get hot, they can shed chemicals like BPA into your grub. These nasties may trick your body into thinking it’s producing ample insulin—when in reality, your blood glucose levels can rise unchecked, says Andrea Gore, Ph.D., a pharmacologist at the University of Texas at Austin. Outsmart It: Even BPA-free

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SPENDING TOO LITTLE TIME OUTSIDE Gotta get that vitamin D, folks. Researchers in Spain recently discovered a link between diabetes and D deficiency (your doc can do a blood test to check your levels). “The nutrient seems to play a role in insulin production,” explains Hatipoglu. “When D is low, insulin may not function well.” Outsmart It: Your body makes its own D only when your bare skin is exposed to direct sunlight for an average of 30 daily minutes. To get the recommended exposure but avoid the repercussions (like skin cancer), break up that half-hour: Sneak in five minutes walking to your car, 10 minutes trekking to lunch— it all counts. Also chow on D-rich foods such as salmon and mushrooms; D-fortified milk can help too. Or ask your doctor about a supplement. Q

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) In the past, some patients needed to prick their fingers several times a day to measure their glucose levels via at-home blood tests. CGM trumps that process by imbedding a tiny sensor in a stomach blood vessel (insertion by a doc is fairly ouch-free) that keeps tabs on glucose 24/7. It zaps data to your smartphone, alerting you when your blood sugar is dangerously high or low. Covered by some insurance policies

Inhalable Insulin The Rx med comes in a device that looks a lot like an asthma inhaler—and for many diabetics, it’s a welcome alternative to sticking themselves with up to five insulin shots a day. Users breathe in the powdery stuf before eating; it’s quickly absorbed through the lungs and acts like natural insulin. Covered by some insurance policies

Yes Health The app and online program was designed to give diabetics real-time access to registered dietitians and fitness trainers. Patients can, for example, snap and send in photos of their meals for instant nutrition feedback. $15 per month on iTunes

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You’ve heard it can lead to heart disease and stroke, but it turns out that each successive hour you spend on your butt—even if you’re a gym fanatic—also raises your T2D chances by 22 percent. When your muscles are inactive for long stretches, your cells have a harder time sopping up glucose, leaving it to build up in your blood, says researcher Julianne van der Berg, a Ph.D. candidate at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Outsmart It: Simple: Stand up and move for five minutes every hour. Set that fitness tracker alarm to remind you to take a walk around your oice, or invest in a standing desk—going vertical engages the muscles that suck up the most glucose, says Hatipoglu.


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Say hi to fungi! They’re a top source of riboflavin, which can help lift energy levels. 3 portobello caps, sliced 1 pint button mushrooms, quartered 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 cups shredded kale 4 cups baby spinach 1 cup bean sprouts 1 red beet, peeled and diced ½ cup torn basil leaves ¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds

1 / In a blender, combine all dressing ingredients except grapeseed oil, and puree. With the motor running, drizzle in grapeseed oil until smooth. 2 / Heat the broiler to high. On a baking sheet, toss mushrooms with 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Broil about 5 minutes. Stir and broil 5 more minutes, until caramelized. 3 / In a large bowl, combine mushrooms, greens, sprouts, beet, basil, and seeds. Toss with dressing. MAKES 4 SERVINGS Per serving: 350 cal, 27 g fat (3 g sat), 22 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 630 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 9 g protein

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These peas can be eaten pod and all, so you’ll spend no time shucking—and more time savoring the fish’s lean protein and heart-healthy omega-3s. Dressing: 1 Tbsp freshly ground black 1 Tbsp low-sodium pepper soy sauce 1½ tsp kosher salt 1½ tsp red wine vinegar 2 sushi-quality ahi tuna steaks ½ tsp toasted (4 oz each) sesame oil 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 tsp grated fresh ginger ½ lb sugar snap peas, cut into 1 tsp honey thirds 1 clove garlic, 2 watermelon smashed and radishes or minced 6 daikon radishes, ½ tsp Dijon mustard halved and thinly ½ tsp toasted sliced sesame seeds 2 tsp toasted ½ cup canola oil sesame seeds ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped

1 / In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all vinaigrette ingredients except canola oil, and shake. Drizzle in canola oil and shake again. 2 / Combine pepper and salt. Pat tuna dry with paper towels and season both sides. 3 / Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place tuna in the pan and sear without

moving it for 2 minutes. Flip, and repeat. Set aside to cool, then cut into cubes. 4 / In a bowl, combine tuna, peas, radishes, and sesame seeds. Add mint and dressing, and toss to combine.

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A mandolin is ideal for rapid-fire slicing of paper-thin radishes; it’s also easier on your fingers than a knife.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS Per serving: 400 cal, 34 g fat (2.5 g sat), 9 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 970 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein

*Note: Consuming undercooked seafood may increase your risk for food-borne illness.

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This meal racks up more than a third of your daily dose of vitamin A—yet contains less than 100 calories per leafy bowl. 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 cup diced beefless tips (such as Gardein) 1 cup cooked, cooled wholegrain couscous ½ cup plus ¼ cup scallions ¼ cup peanut or Szechuan sauce (such as San-J International) 12 large butter lettuce leaves

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If you’ve got leftover chicken or beef, tuck it into these roll-ups in lieu of the beefless tips and serve ’em cold— it’ll save you a step (and a pot).

1 / Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high and brown beefless tips for 5 minutes. Add couscous and heat through, about 3 minutes. 2 / Lower heat to medium-low, add ½ cup scallions, and cook for 30 seconds. Add sauce and stir until heated through. 3 / Fill each lettuce leaf with 3 tablespoons of the mixture and top with remaining scallions. MAKES 4 SERVINGS Per serving (3 wraps): 190 cal, 6 g fat (1 g sat), 23 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 460 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein

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It's a one-dish wonder with cancerthwarting manganese and 20 percent of your daily iron—no meat required. 1 can reducedsodium black beans (15 oz) ½ tsp garlic salt 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup canned fireroasted corn 1 avocado, diced 16 pickled jalapeño slices ½ cup salsa ½ cup crumbled tortilla chips Dressing: 1 roasted red pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp lime juice 1 tsp agave nectar Dash of hot sauce

1 / In a blender, puree all the dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt. 2 / In a small saucepan, combine beans, their liquid, and garlic salt. Cook over medium heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

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With a knife tip, cut a grid of crisscrossing lines in each half of a pitted avocado, then scoop the flesh out. Voilà—diced!

BEEFSTEAK

FANCY FOODS Imagine if Julia Child had opened a drive-thru. It’s happening with today’s well-known chefs of haute cuisine. WH advisor Keri Glassman, R.D., maps out her top picks.

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The build-your-own-style menu is heavy on fresh produce, whole grains, and chef José Andrés’s house-made sauces. KERI’S ORDER:

“The yogurt dressing on the Naked Bowl—squash, potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, cabbage, and broccoli—is especially virtuous and low in sugar.”

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3 / Divide beans, rice, corn, avocado, jalapeño, salsa, and tortilla chips among 4 shallow bowls. Drizzle with dressing. MAKES 4 SERVINGS Per serving: 440 cal, 15 g fat (2.5 g sat), 66 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 950 mg sodium, 16 g fiber, 12 g protein

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Top Chef Masters alum Franklin Becker serves up cold-pressed juices and sides that change with the season.

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1. SPINACH Can’t get no satisfaction from leafy greens? Give spinach a chance. Research shows that compounds called thylakoids cause a dump of satiety-boosting hormones to flood your system. Fresh ways to fill up: Pulverize it in a food processor, then stir into hummus or another dip. Or defrost and drain frozen chopped spinach and mix into meatballs.

2. COTTAGE CHEESE It’s got a Granny rep, but 28 grams of protein per cup should be enough to silence any haters. That protein, BTW, is known as casein, and because it takes a long time to digest, it holds hunger at bay for that much longer. Fresh ways to fill up: Blend it with garlic powder, lemon pepper, and oregano for a quick veggie dip; or swap it in for milk in a smoothie to add creaminess and heft. One combo we love: 1 medium banana, ½ cup cottage cheese, ¼ cup frozen strawberries, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, and water to thin.

4. WALNUTS

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It’s not just the shells that are tough— the cell walls of these nuts resist digestion, so you absorb only about one-fifth of their fat. Plus, the jaw-pumping action required to eat them may help crack hunger, since research has found that chewing can trigger your body’s fullness cues. Fresh ways to fill up: Toast a handful and tuck them into chicken and veggie quesadillas for a little added crunch. Crush and sprinkle them on flatbread or pizza along with feta and beets as a topper.

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3. APPLES A new reason to get that apple a day: It contains a fiber called pectin, which animal studies have found may release hormones that control satisfaction. It’s so ace, in fact, that in one Penn State study, people who munched the fruit 15 minutes before lunch ate nearly 200 fewer calories at their meal than those who hadn’t snacked beforehand. Fresh ways to fill up: Swap in a few slices for jelly in your next PB&J, or layer them on a turkey, Swiss, and arugula combo. Or, for a quick side, chop and add to cooked quinoa along with walnuts and diced scallions.


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Unlike most cereals and yogurt, eggs don’t come with a complicated ingredient list because they don’t have one. They’re just “eggs.” And at 20 cents a serving, eggs are one of the least expensive sources of high-quality protein there is.

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Let’s not forget that on top of tasting good, eggs are free from chemicals and preservatives with no added hormones. Not only that, they are fresh as most eggs leave the farm within 24-36 hours of being laid.

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5. EGGS

8. KIDNEY BEANS

Corny joke alert! For pure protein, you can’t beat these. One study followed two groups: Both consumed an equal number of calories, but one ate two eggs and toast with low-cal fruit spread at breakfast while the other dined on yogurt and a bagel with cream cheese. The egg group went on to consume 164 fewer calories at lunch. Fresh ways to fill up: Crack one into soup or tomato sauce and poach, or use as a sunny-side-up topper for pizza, pasta, or salad—the yolk makes a great vitamin-rich sauce.

Meat gets all the paleo glory, but beans pack a similar protein punch, plus a fiber high-kick. (One review found that people were 31 percent more satisfied after any meal that included beans.) As one of the top beans for fiber, kidneys get a gold star. Fresh ways to fill up: Make them snackable: Toss well-dried canned beans with olive oil, smoked paprika, cayenne, and garlic, spread on a baking sheet, and pop in a 400°F oven until crunchy, around 45 minutes. Or sauté in a little oil with garlic and onions, add chili powder, and mash.

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You’re not imagining that stick-to-yourribs sensation: This whole grain has soluble fiber up the wazoo, and when it mixes with liquids, it slows digestion and delays the onset of hunger. Less-processed oats like steel-cut and rolled fill you for longer than instant varieties. Fresh ways to fill up: Try savory toppings, like marinara and mozzarella, on your usual bowl, or substitute oatmeal for rice in risotto.

Fiber isn’t the only stay-full secret of these whole-grain kernels: Air-popping means a three-cup serving (without butter) rings in at a mere 100 calories or so, and research from Penn State supports the idea that high-volume snacks will quell hunger longer. Fresh ways to fill up: Crush and sprinkle on casseroles or mac ’n’ cheese, or use it as a froyo topping to zap cravings with a salty-sweet hit.

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A way to one-up blueberries! Raspberries have more fiber per serving than almost any other fruit, and they’re so filling that one study found just 65 calories’ worth of berries (around 1 cup) eaten about one hour before dinner caused women to consume less at their meal. Fresh ways to fill up: Make this your jam: Mash one cup raspberries with one tablespoon chia seeds, one tablespoon water, and honey to taste. Or halve berries and mix with chopped cilantro, garlic, onions, and lime juice for a fruit salsa to spoon over grilled fish or chicken.

Carbs with staying power? They do exist. One study found that people who had eaten rye bread for breakfast felt less hungry than people who had eaten other wheat breads—even up to eight hours later! Reason? A fiber in rye flour may have a more stabilizing efect on metabolism compared with that in whole wheat. Fresh ways to fill up: Dice a loaf and toast with a little olive oil and garlic powder for homemade croutons, bread salad, or stuffing. Snack on rye crisps (such as Wasa or Ryvita) with almond butter and banana slices.

HUNGER (AND MIND) GAMES

1 / EAT AND BELIEVE. It sounds kind of hokey, but research in the journal Appetite found that just thinking a food will be filling makes it so. Recalling past satisfaction from eating it can afect how full you feel now.

Your belly isn’t the only body part dictating how much you nosh— your brain’s got a say too. Research ofers up three mental tricks to silence tummy rumble.

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2 / SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. Or menu, or cookie jar, or anything, really. Science shows that the very act of putting something away can give you a sense of closure and make whatever you’re eating hit the spot.

3 / NO INSTAGRAMMING BETWEEN MEALS. The constant social media barrage of food may be stoking hunger: According to research, our brains evolved to expect a hit of energy from simply seeing grub. Q

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RYE SPY Much of the so-called rye bread sold in the U.S. is made with mostly whole-wheat flour, so read labels carefully. We dig the hearty Scandinavian brand Mestemacher (available at Walmart).


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YOU LOSE, YOU WIN

“I escaped emotional eating once and for all.”

methods for Tips: Molly’s achieving her goal.

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273 lbs AFTER

140 lbs As a child, MOLLY ORI used food to cope with her parents’ divorce and her mom’s schizophrenia. Raised by her dad and grandma, Molly ate indiscriminately (bowls of pasta as a snack). Her weight swelled to the 200s in her late teens, and by 22, she hit 285 pounds. That number shocked the Deerfield, Illinois, resident into starting a strict diet program in which she tracked portions. But the plan was too rigid to stick to for more than a month or two, and she kept losing and gaining the same 15 pounds. In January of 2015, the now-litigation manager decided she needed to make a real change and found help in the most basic of offers: a free trial from a local gym.

Find a support system. Molly uses Weilos (free, iOS and Android), an app in which people share motivational posts and selfies of their workout progress to inspire each other.

January 2015 At 273 pounds, Molly starts working out daily (one hour on the treadmill, followed by strength training with five- to 10-pound dumbbells). She sets a long-term goal of 133 pounds (healthy for her 5'4" frame) with micro-goals to stay motivated. She eats foods she likes, but in smaller portions.

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Switching to an interval program on her gym’s cross-training cardio machine and adding more floor exercises helps her lose 25 pounds by month’s end.

She repeats (even beats!) the 25-pound loss in March and, now at 219, swaps takeout for cooking—three meals of lean meat, veggies, and fiber-rich carbs like sweet potatoes.

Know the ratio. “It’s 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. You can’t eat crappy foods and then work out and expect to see change.”

September 2015 Molly visits her sisters, and their pride in her progress (down to 190!) motivates her. She ups the level of her cardio and weights (leg-pressing 150 pounds) and her squats and crunches. As Thanksgiving approaches, Molly’s scale is at 148.

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Molly supplemented her regular routines with exercise clips on Facebook, including WH’s own fitness videos.

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March 2016

The holidays mean less gym time and more fatty foods. Her weight creeps back up to 155. After the New Year, Molly resumes her diet and exercise, hoping to weigh 143 for a trip on February 3.

A few weeks before her 24th birthday, Molly is just seven pounds shy of her goal. “I want women to know you don’t need gimmicks—just tell yourself that you can do it and you can.”

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Buy 5, Drop 5 Put these power foods on your plate and eat your way to a smaller size. By Keri Glassman , R .D.

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In a food processor, combine 2 Tbsp toasted pistachios, ⅔ cup parsley, and ½ small shallot, and pulse. With the motor running, slowly add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp orange juice. Stir in 1 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt. Spread over 2 thin slices of toasted baguette.

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Pistachios People who got 20 percent of their calories from these monounsaturated fat–filled dynamos lost nearly an inch from their waists in six months.

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PMS: It’s a Guy Thing Too So he’s not exactly shedding a uterine lining. But tears? Yes. Tantrums? Thrown. Hungry? Beyond. WH is here with solutions.

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“Man periods.” Sounds like an Urban Dictionary entry, right? But PMS for the penis set is not just a cultural phenomenon. It’s a real condition, and one that nearly a quarter of men admit to experiencing every month, according to a UK survey. Even science backs it up: Your guy’s hormones can fluctuate just like your own, says psychotherapist Jed Diamond, Ph.D., author of The Irritable Male Syndrome, who has been studying the condition for over 40 years. So if your SO barks at you for leaving your wet towel on the floor, you can be mystified, or you can use our intel to understand, and soothe, his four biggest mood triggers.

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LOV E >> SCENARIO #1 As your guy is driving to the park, you offhandedly point out that he should take the next exit. He totally blows his lid and calls you a control freak. Excuse you?

ask if there’s something bothering him. “A light touch communicates an added level of compassion. It shows that you truly care about him and want to resolve the issue at hand,” says LoDolce.

WHAT’S BEHIND IT: Must be

spring. Men’s testosterone levels tend to spike in the fall and plummet in March, April, and May, a dip that can cause irritability and aggression (in both men and women, by the way). “That may sound counterintuitive because testosterone is the primary male hormone, and we assume guys would be more aggressive when they’re pumped up with it,” says Diamond. But it’s actually low levels that can mess with his mojo and cause irrational outbursts. HELP HIM OUT: “It’s tough because his anger is being directed at you, so you feel instantly defensive,” says clinical psychologist Michelle Brody, Ph.D., author of Stop the Fight! An Illustrated Guide for Couples. “But he won’t come down from his anger unless he either feels validated or has space to cool of.” Wait five minutes to let the tension settle, suggests dating coach Adam LoDolce, founder of SexyConfidence .com. Then try a brief touch, putting your palm on his leg or holding his hand, and

>> SCENARIO #2 Half an hour after dinner, you walk into the kitchen to find hubby munching on the leftovers you had saved for the kids’ lunches. He then asks if you bought any more Chunky Monkey ice cream.

“NO, IT’S NOT A CHEAT DAY, BABE. I HAVE MY PERIOD.”

WHAT’S BEHIND IT: Has he

been trying to cut down on carbs? Because low levels of serotonin—a brain chemical that regulates appetite and feelings of well-being— can be the side efect of a paleo or gluten-free eating plan. “These diets are so popular among men now, and low serotonin can make him both ravenous and cranky,” says Diamond. Another depleter? Lack of good ol’ sunshine. HELP HIM OUT: Serotonin

also helps control impulses, so in the moment, your guy may really not be able to stop himself from eating. Making him feel bad about that won’t help. So simply scope out the food he’s hoovering: If it’s healthy, let him munch. But if it’s strictly desserts and junk food, make sure to stock the

fridge with lower-cal grub until your man’s Hulk side subsides, suggests LoDolce. And if he shoos you out of the kitchen (with a “Lay of me, I’m starving!”), “it might help to remind yourself that he’s not really mad, he’s just hungry, which makes anyone irritable,” says Brody.

>> SCENARIO #3 While standing in front of a full-length mirror, he pokes at his gut and says he doesn’t want to go suit shopping…or to your friend’s wedding. Nice. WHAT’S BEHIND IT: “Belly fat has a hormone in it that converts testosterone to estrogen,” says Diamond,

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THE TOP FIVE SYMPTOMS MEN MOST OFTEN SEE IN THEMSELVES:

THE TOP FIVE SYMPTOMS WOMEN MOST OFTEN SEE IN THEIR PARTNERS:

THE TOP FIVE SYMPTOMS BOTH SEXES SEE EQUALLY:

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ANGRY BLAMING GRUMPY UNLOVING CRITICAL

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DIAMOND BELIEVES THE SYMPTOMS THAT MEN AND WOMEN SEE EQUALLY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE MOST EASILY EXPRESSED BY BOTH SEXES TO SIGNIFY THAT THEY’RE UNDER STRESS. “IF YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THAT THESE REALLY AREN’T THE RESULT OF ANYTHING YOU’VE DONE TO YOUR PARTNER, IT’S EASIER TO BE EMPATHETIC.”

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his worries (has the “You’re not fat!” retort ever worked with you?). “When someone’s feeling extra sensitive, their perceptions can be of, but flat-out denying those just makes it worse,” says Brody. Instead, approach the problem in practical terms and help him find a solution, LoDolce says. “If he’s focusing on his gut, suggest he cut down on beer. His arms, do more curls at the gym.” Yes, he knows these things—but bringing the issue down to a simple, can-do level often makes the most sense to guys. What also doesn’t hurt? Telling him exactly what you find incredibly hot about his bod.

Men are from Mars? Pssh, what planet are you on? We asked WH readers on Twitter to dish on their guys’ “feminine” behavior.

“ “ “My husband owns at least 60 pairs of sneakers, everything must match down to his hats with outfits!”

HELP HIM OUT: Don’t merely dismiss

Guys with Girl Problems

“STEALS ALL MY BRUSHES AND COMBS FOR HIS BEARD!”

“so if he has actually put on a few pounds, that could be threatening his feelings of attractiveness on several levels—not just feeling fat, but also feeling less energetic and less sexual.” Right now, James Bond he is not.

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“ALWAYS packs more when traveling than I do. Toiletries and shoes included.” —@vivcan2

“My husband LOVES bath bombs! I must say I enjoy having a nice smelling husband!!!” —@JeriRudolph

“1 inch of hair and he spends 30mins BLOWDRYING! #manproblems” —@SLBriscoe

>> SCENARIO #4 He comes home all psyched about the new sound system he just bought for the TV—his third expensive impulse purchase this month. WHAT’S BEHIND IT: All-caps stress. “The higher a man’s stress level, the lower his testosterone,” says Diamond. That dip can raise his anxiety and make him feel like he’s losing a sense of control, which can poke a hole in his masculinity. Buying a big-ticket item (like tech or sporting gear) can bring back his feelings of power. HELP HIM OUT: Seeing your guy spending recklessly can be alarming. “In a quiet moment, talk about why this impulsive behavior makes him feel better,” suggests Brody. If he admits to feeling stressed or bummed out lately, bring up other, less costly ways to boost his happiness, like going for a long drive, learning a new physical skill (like surfing or boxing), or trying a meditation class together.

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He’s got PMS, you’ve got blue balls. Wait, what? You know it as the excuse your guy gives you for why he “must” have sex after you’ve turned him on, but experts now say women can experience it too. “It’s caused by temporary fluid congestion from arousal,” explains Octavia Cannon, D.O., an osteopathic ob-gyn. “You may not see a color change, but your labia can ache if it fills with too much blood without a release.” Although it doesn’t cause any long-term harm, “blue labia” (not an official name) pain and discomfort can be alleviated with a warm bath or shower. But the best relief will be an orgasm, either enjoyed solo or with your partner, says Cannon. Two can play this game now! Q


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A Month of Hot Sex Tired simply thinking about it? Relax, we’re talking quality, not quantity: Science says the happiest couples get busy but once a week. So mark your calendar and take advantage of everything May has to offer. By Jamie Hergenrader

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Date: THURSDAY, MAY 5 Time: 7 P.M. Location: A LOUNGE Agenda: It’s Sexo de Mayo! Swap the margs and tacos for a booth at a sultry locale away from the crowds. Order some wine and finger food, like shrimp cocktail and a charcuterie plate. Feed him a bite of prosciutto, or simply lick cocktail sauce of of your finger. Be slow and deliberate, says sexologist Patti Britton, Ph.D., cofounder of SexCoachU.com. Why It’s Hot: Mouth play can boost your own arousal (the lips have many nerve endings) as it turns your guy on, says Britton. Not being able to mount each other in the booth will heighten the sexual anticipation—by the time you make it home, you’ll be raring to go. Afterward, you won’t be able to see prosciutto without blushing.

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Date: SUNDAY, MAY 8 Time: 1 P.M. Location: YOUR CAR Agenda: After Mother’s Day brunch, leave the kiddos at Grandma’s or peace out from your parents’ and drive to a secluded spot with your man. Mama’s day means mama’s way! Move to the backseat and straddle him, guiding him to kiss your neck, fondle your breasts, or stimulate your clitoris while you control the motion. The feels! Why It’s Hot: This opportunity brings back memories of when you were teens seizing a rare moment to be alone. “Your adrenaline and the thought of getting caught causes a feeling of aliveness,” says clinical psychologist Megan Fleming, Ph.D., a sex and relationship therapist. “It’s an erotic experience that lets you step outside your usual limits.”

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Date: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Time: 6 A.M. Location: IN BED Agenda: How many times have you heard the tip to wake him up with a BJ? Morning wood, yeah…we get it. Well, flip that on its, um, head and wake him up to the sounds of you masturbating. Your moans can be a new, tantalizing surprise as he watches and listens. When he can’t resist any longer, have him give you a hand. “Solo sex is a great start to partner pleasure,” says Britton. Who needs a cuppa joe when you can have a big O? Why It’s Hot: Expect a happy nooky daze all day—studies show that oxytocin, the love hormone, is released after sex, which heightens your bond. Plus, waking up earlier to make time for one another allows you to focus more deeply on each other’s needs, says Fleming.

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Date: SATURDAY, MAY 28 Time: 2 A.M. Location: THE POOL Agenda: Memorial Day weekend means vacationing at the beach or partying at a friend’s pool. When everyone else is asleep, head out for an adult swim. Have your guy stand about waist-high in the water while you face him. Put your arms around his neck and your legs around his hips while he (and the buoyant water) holds you up. Whisper in his ear what you like and let out soft moans to make the naughty experience even more sensual, says Fleming. Why It’s Hot: Doing it in H2O feels much more freeing because it’s so diferent from a land-locked hookup, says Britton. And experts say that a noticeable change in temperature (ooh, chilly!) can help intensify your orgasm.

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For those of you still shaking your head at the idea of preplanning sex, know this: Our experts agree that it won’t kill the excitement. “You plan a vacation and you don’t enjoy that any less,” says Megan Fleming, Ph.D. Touché. In fact, thinking ahead gives you an event to look forward to (“Hot Date with Hubby” is more fun than “Dentist Appt”) and the ability to make sure you’re rested up for it, says Lauren Streicher, M.D., an ob-gyn professor. Let’s face it: “In today’s busy world, if it’s not seen as a must-do, it won’t happen,” says Patti Britton, Ph.D.


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What’s harder: getting dumped or doing the dumping? Doing the dumping. You gotta think about how you’re gonna say it, make sure there’s no sharp objects around, be cautious. It’s like committing a murder: You gotta plan it out.

> Perfume or nothing? Perfume! It’s such a turn-on. > Bad habit? Spotty communication. > Guilty pleasure? Watching people trip. Never fails to make me laugh. >Desert-island must-have? My phone, so I can take pictures of myself having fun! [Laughs] F-ck the water, I don’t need that. F-ck food, we’ll figure it out.

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The most romantic gesture you’ve made for a woman was… I took a lady to a spot in Virginia on the water. It was a first-kiss type of thing, right under the stars. I actually started conversing with some geese, and I talked them into coming closer. I don’t know how I did it—I was Dr. Dolittle, and it was hella romantic.

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So you’re a magician too! Maybe I should just go to Rome. Isn’t that where romance stems from? Everybody puts efort into their relationships there. I hold a door open for a woman here, and she’s like, “Really?” And I’m like, “Yeah!” She’s like, “I’ve never experienced this.” And I’m like, “But you’re 28. You should have.” —Faye Brennan

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Fast Talk > Blonde, brunette, or redhead? All of them.

How do you handle a breakup? I turn into even more of a workhorse, and before I know it, it’s like, “Damn, you’re a cartoon [character] with three animated movies coming out!” I’m like, “I am? Shoot. I gotta thank heartbreak!”


GREETINGS FROM...YOUR NEXT VACATION! YOU'LL RELAX, TAKE TONS OF TOURISTY PICS, FALL OFF THE WORKOUT WAGON. UM, YEAH, ABOUT THAT LAST BIT: A GETAWAY IS ACTUALLY THE BEST TIME TO REDISCOVER FITNESS. THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR ITINERARIES WE’VE MAPPED OUT. THEY'RE LOADED WITH PHYSICAL BENEFITS, BUT THEY DON'T SCREAM “ACTIVE TRAVEL’S DA BEST!” WE PROMISE YOU’LL COME HOME FITTER, MORE ENERGIZED, AND WITH A RAFT OF EXERCISE INSPIRATION. TRY CAPTURING THAT ON A POSTCARD. BY MARISSA GAINSBURG

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Take a leap of faith this summer and you’ll have the time of your life.


Straight up or on the rocks, the outdoors can be your own playground—or (free!) gym.

SOMETIMES, TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS, YOU’VE GOTTA GET A LITTLE DOWN-TO-EARTH. Challenging, exhilarating, the stuf of bucket lists—for some women. For others, we ofer this: Go climb a tree! Not being snarky. Your clutch workout partner just might be a big old sap. Take Primland Resort in Virginia, which partners with the Blue Ridge Tree Climbing company to ofer guests 2.5-hour guided expeditions up 100-foot oaks within the Blue Ridge mountains. It’s more than just a workout: “Hoisting your body weight up a piece of nature helps you realize your actual strength, which so many of us underestimate at the gym,” says exercise physiologist Phil Watts, Ph.D., a professor at Northern Michigan University. Because you’re laser-focused on negotiating the tree’s trunk and limbs, you can’t obsess about how much it’s taxing your muscles.

(That’s all you can think about during a biceps curl, right?) Plus, climbing is second nature: Throw back to when you were a fearless little scamp tackling jungle gyms and monkey bars. Looking for a more subtle climb? Seek out terrain with any kind of height or rocky scale—say, a day hike loaded with boulders or of-path detours that’ll have you jumping over logs or side-stepping huge rocks. All of this is so important because, as adults, we tend to walk a straighter line. Even most of our exercise staples (running, biking, squats, lunges) have us moving in defined, one-directional paths. Any type of climbing helps free us up and lean us out. When you move on a wider variety of angles, you can activate more and smaller muscles—the ones that are crucial to total-body fitness but get missed in many standard exercises, says Watts.

MORE PLACES TO GO! •Smith Rock State Park in Bend, Oregon, has almost 2,000 rock-climbing routes for every skill level packed into a small location, so you can switch courses quickly. Look up Chockstone Climbing Guides for customized singleor multi-day trips. •Mount Mansfield’s Long Trail in Vermont is a 2.3-mile trailhead with a 2,800-foot elevation gain and an intense final half-mile climb up superrocky terrain. Plan on a four- to six-hour round trip. If you need a place to stay, the route starts in Stowe Mountain Resort’s backyard, FYI. •Want a city spot? Tree Climbers International in Atlanta started it all.

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physiology expert Gina Battaglia, Ph.D. “You get a cardio workout that feels super easy but works all your muscles.” While there are no definitive stats (yet), many pro swimmers train with a snorkel to increase their lung capacity. That’s a perk that can help you perform better in any activity—say, you’re a runner looking to break from pounding the pavement but still want to keep your cardio on point. Among sea turtles and calm waters aplenty, Caneel Bay Resort in St. John is home to some of the best snorkeling in the world—so much so that they lend you the gear upon check-in. We asked the resort why. Their response? Submerging yourself in a new environment stimulates all the senses.

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“A snorkel eliminates having to hold your breath and come up for air, so you can swim for a longer time. You get a cardio workout that feels super easy but works all your muscles.” MORE PLACES TO GO! •Kayak the freshwater trails along Lake Superior’s south shore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Insta-worthy snapshot: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, where you can paddle by colorful sandstone cliffs and waterfalls, then relax on a secluded beach. •Key Largo, Florida Keys—which many locals say has clearer waters and more marine life than its more popular neighbor, Key West. Visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first undersea park in the U.S. Reserving a private snorkeling charter keeps you out of the crowded areas.

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in a sec.) Experts are touting, more loudly than ever, the benefits of walking and how much it plays a role in your overall health and fitness. No, for real, stick with us on this one. They call it “non-exercise activity thermogenesis” (there’s the NEAT acronym), which is basically anything that burns calories outside of working out. Though we’ve been conditioned to equate fitness with huing, puing, and getting sweaty, research shows that upping your daily NEAT totals is key to increased energy and a slimmer waistline. Regular walking at a speed of at least three miles per hour reduces your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, treats depression, and reverses age-related bone loss. Throw on a weighty backpack or add an incline (stairs, hills, ramps) and you’ll boost the cal-burning, metabolismhumming benefits by up to 12 and 70 percent, respectively. Oh, and one study suggests that even if you move at a

leisurely pace, logging 10,000 steps per day may be equivalent to 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise—so, really, at this point, is there anything sadder than exercising in a dusty hotel gym? You don’t need to head to the woods for this stuf. Many cities are making it easier to get around all day on foot by creating more walkable and bikeable paths and improving street safety. “A walkable city gets people out and connecting with each other,” says Eden Dabbs, spokesperson for Portland, Oregon’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. (Portland has won awards for its eforts.) “It also reduces pollution, traic, and noise, and it’s a great way for visitors to hit all the cofee shops and boutiques they might miss whizzing by in a car.” While you can wander the many parks and downtown areas on your own, you can also sign up for one of Portland Walking Tour’s themed guided walks, or complete the famous 4T Trail, which involves a four-mile trail walk and train, tram, and trolley rides to see some of the city’s best views.

MORE PLACES TO GO! •Take advantage of Montana’s scenic Glacier National Park’s 700-plus miles of trails among the snowy Rocky Mountains. Head to the Iceberg Lake Trail in Many Glacier for a 10-mile round-trip day hike, which takes about six to seven hours, or tackle Pitamakan Pass from the North Shore Trailhead for a strenuous two-day, 15-mile adventure and stay overnight at the Oldman Lake campground. •Chattanooga, Tennessee, is home to the Walnut Street Bridge, one of the world’s longest pedestrian overpasses, at about half a mile. Stay in the Riverfront district, cross the bridge, then explore the North Shore for local eats, breweries, and shopping.

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thought: Man, I’d love to learn how to snowboard. (Or play tennis. Or golf. Or surf.) But unless you’re living in a dream locale for that activity—and you’re #blessed with free time—good luck. That’s why there’s no better time than vacation to take up sportspecific lessons. Two things working in your favor here: Being away from home is more conducive for learning (think: access to mountains with snow). Number two, you’ll retain physical skills better when you’re able to practice on back-to-back days, says Graef. (Even if it is just a

week.) Why? Consecutive reps and practice help form new muscle memory, and during REM sleep (the deep stuf you get more of when you’re on vacay) your brain processes info into longterm memory, where you can access it the next day...or years later. And whether or not a few tennis lessons turn you into the next Serena, you’ll still walk away with benefits you can put to work in your daily life. “Just attempting an unfamiliar activity, especially a physical one, zaps your brain out of autopilot, which challenges it and, in turn, strengthens it,” says Graef. We’re talking sharpening your memory,

“Just attempting an unfamiliar activity, especially a physical one, zaps your brain out of autopilot, which challenges it and, in turn, strengthens it.”


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refining your hand-eye coordination, and accelerating your ability to learn pretty much anything. But let’s be clear: You don’t have to think “sport” so much as “mentally stimulating physical activity you’re not already awesome at.” That could mean dance lessons, or fly fishing, or even Hula-Hooping. Or a personal fave of ours at the moment: aerial adventure courses, which are blowing up thanks to shows like American Ninja Warrior. At Flagstaf Extreme Adventure Course in northern Arizona (about 25 miles north of popular getaway destination Sedona), you’ll spend three or so hours swinging from ropes, crossing wobbly bridges, and climbing hanging nets as you work your way through a series of five adult courses that scale progressively in diiculty. It’s not about what skills you leave with—it’s a fun, active day trip that pushes you a little (or a lot) outside your comfort zone. Which, as Graef points out, can kick-start a domino efect: “When you get back home, you’ll find yourself wanting to try everything.”

MORE PLACES TO GO! •For beginner-friendly fairways but PGA-grade scenery, opt for the Sanctuary Golf Package at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, about 25 miles from Charleston, South Carolina. •Novice surfer? Find solid waves minus the riptide in Dana Point, California, or Cocoa Beach, Florida. •Learn how to ride rough at Canyons Village in the mountain-biking mecca known as Park City, Utah.


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DO IT: Starting with Superset 1, do one rep of each move, then two reps of each, then three; continue alternating moves in this ladder pattern until you’ve reached 10 reps of both moves. Perform the cardio burst for 30 seconds, then climb back down the ladder, from 10 reps of each move to one rep. Rest for up to 60 seconds, then follow the same pattern for Superset 2.

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SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT! We’re challenging you to spend time outside every day this month. Whether you’re chilling in the park or sweating on the trail, tag your moments in The Great Outdoors with #SunsOutGunsOut and we might feature your photo on our Instagram account. Q

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BBQueens For decades, “man the grill” was taken literally. But recently, a host of women chefs has broken through the cast-iron ceiling, encouraging barbecue aspirants everywhere. We’re happy to learn from three smokin’ champs. T I F FA N I FA I S O N , S W E E T C H E E K S Q , B O S TO N “I think women are 100 percent better at barbecuing because they’re more patient. You want a slow, consistent fire, not the world’s biggest flame.” “You can’t make bad meat taste good. I look for ‘never-ever’ beef—that means zero added hormones—halal chicken, and heritage-grade pork.” “The key to grilling is just leaving the meat alone. Don’t move it, don’t touch it, let it be.”

TA N YA H O L L A N D , B ROWN S U GAR K ITCH E N , OA K L A N D , C A L I F O R N I A “Longer isn’t always better. A set of tongs that feels comfortable in your hands—even if they’re short—gives you better control.” “Whenever you work with raw meat, cross-contamination is an issue. Use separate plates for cooked and uncooked food.” “With sauces and rubs, less is more. A light rub can go a long way.”

ERIN O’SHEA, PERCY STREET BARBECUE , PHILADELPHIA “Fight your impulse to go to the hottest grill spot. Indirect heat cooks meat slow and evenly— too-high temps scorch the outside and leave the inside raw.”

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Gas grills are fast and neat— and have no place in authentic BBQ. Tame the flames, kick some ash. 1. Take your lumps. Precoated briquettes and lighter fluid are easy to ignite, but both release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can have adverse health efects in high concentrations. Look for 100 percent pure charcoal made from real wood, sans fillers. 2. Light it up. A chimney starter (see “Hot Stuf,” below) is the easiest way to get this party started. Set one on your grill’s lower grate (remove the top grate for now), fill it with charcoal, shove some newspaper underneath, and light with a match. Then step away; it’ll smoke wildly at first. 3. Spread ’em. It’s not go-time until the suckers start to glow. Using a kitchen glove, pour out the hot coals from the chimney, then space them out with tongs. 4. Top it off. Place the top grate back on the grill, and use tongs to wipe it with a paper towel soaked in canola oil to keep food from sticking.

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Char Wars It’s true—those blackened bits of grilled meat contain compounds that have been linked to cancer. The chief ofenders, heterocyclic amines (HCAs), form when animal tissue browns at high heat—so it happens during roasting and frying too. BBQ uses low, indirect heat, so it actually minimizes these nasties. And research has found that marinades, rubs, and mops (sauces used to baste meats as they cook) made with herbs like mint, thyme, basil, and oregano help prevent HCAs from forming.

CHIMNEY STARTER Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter, $18, weber.com

“Don’t forget to clean your grill. Excess ash can clog up airflow and make everything take even longer.” “Rubs work best on fattier cuts like pork ribs, while marinades help infuse flavor into leaner meats.”

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Ribs

ChiliRubbed

The Rub 3 Tbsp packed brown sugar 2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp chili powder ¼ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp ground dried thyme ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp onion powder

The Ribs 2 racks baby back ribs (4 lbs) ¼ cup 100% pure apple juice 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 cup apple wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Nice rack! And by nice, we mean juicy, falling-of-thebone, and plenty healthy too, thanks to an antioxidantspiked spice rub and a low-cal mop sauce.

1. Combine all rub ingredients and massage onto the ribs. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

repeat. Cover the grill and cook the ribs until the meat begins to pull back from the ends of the bones, about 45 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, mix the apple juice, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce to make a mop sauce.

4. Rotate the ribs 180 degrees on the grill, brushing the tops again with mop sauce. Add more charcoal if needed and grill about 45 minutes more. Brush tops of ribs with more mop sauce and continue to cook until meat is tender, about 1½ hours more (total grilling time =

3. Sprinkle the soaked wood chips directly over the hot coals. Place the ribs on the cooler side of the grill, bone side up, and brush with mop sauce. Flip and

around 3 hours). Transfer ribs to a cutting board and cut to serve; discard any remaining mop sauce. MAKES 8 SERVINGS Per serving: 340 cal, 23 g fat (8 g sat), 6 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 630 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 27 g protein

Charcoal setup

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TOMATO & VINEGAR Perhaps the defining sauce for BBQ, its high acid content cuts through meat’s fat in the most tongue-tingling way. Me-made: Whisk together ¾ cup white vinegar, 2 Tbsp each hot sauce and tomato paste, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, and 1 tsp each molasses and red pepper flakes. Refrigerate overnight. Premade: Dinosaur Bar-BQue Sensuous Slathering Bar-B-Que Sauce, $4.50, dinosaurbarbque.com

Cherrywood Pulled

Chicken

Charred chicken skin can register some of the highest levels of carcinogens, but with this recipe, you’ll discard all that—and most of the fat too. Embrace the sloppiness! The Marinade 1½ cups plain low-fat yogurt 3 medium cloves garlic, mashed to a paste 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp cumin The Chicken 2 chicken halves (2 lbs each) 1 cup cherry wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes 1. In an extra-large zip-top bag, combine the marinade ingredients. Add the chicken halves, making

sure they are completely coated. Seal and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. 2. Sprinkle the soaked wood chips directly over the hot coals. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the hot side of the grill, skin side down (discard marinade). Cook until grill marks form, about 4 minutes. Flip, transfer to the cooler side of the grill, and cook, covered, rotating 180 degrees occasionally for about 45 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh reads 175°F.

3. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. Remove and discard skin. Pick all meat from the bones and shred it using two forks. To serve, mix 1 cup sauce (see “Awesome Sauce,” at right) with the shredded meat and reheat if needed. MAKES 10 SERVINGS Per serving (chicken only): 110 cal, 3 g fat (1 g sat), 1 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 130 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 19 g protein

Charcoal setup

CAROLINA GOLD Having pork? This mustardbased alternative to red sauce is a perfect partner. Me-made: In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together ½ cup yellow mustard, ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp honey, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp each garlic and onion powder, and ¼ tsp smoked paprika. Premade: Tangy Lillie’s Q Gold, $8, lilliesq.com

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FRUIT SAUCE The natural sweetness lets you dial back on brown sugar. It’s great with poultry. Me-made: In a saucepan over medium heat, cook 2 chopped plums, 2 chopped plum tomatoes, ¼ cup chopped red onion, 1 clove crushed garlic, and 2 Tbsp water until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup currants, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1 tsp chili powder, and ½ tsp salt and cook until sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 1 tsp red wine vinegar. Premade: Tart American Spoon Cherry BBQ Grilling Sauce, $11, spoon.com


Cedar Plank

Smoked Salmon

Salmon did planking before it was a thing. Cedar keeps the fish from getting burned or blackened and infuses it with delectably earthy flavor. The Rub 2 Tbsp light-brown sugar 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin ⅛ tsp kosher salt ⅛ tsp black pepper The Fish 6 salmon fillets (6 oz each, skin on) 2 cedar planks (7" x 12"), soaked in water for 1 hour 1. In a bowl, combine all the rub ingredients. Sprinkle over the fillets.

When it’s not drowning in mayo, slaw delivers tons of fiber for few calories, and a crispness that so beautifully balances BBQ’s smoky depth. It’s also totally versatile, as these round-the-world versions prove. All recipes make 8 servings.

SALVADOREAN Combine ½ small head shredded green cabbage, 1 large grated carrot, and ½ thinly sliced yellow onion. Whisk together ½ cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup water, 1 tsp dried Mexican oregano, ½ tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp brown sugar, and ½ tsp red pepper flakes, and pour over cabbage mixture. Toss to coat, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (preferably at least a day) before serving.

CARIBBEAN In a large bowl, stir together ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 Tbsp honey, and 1 Tbsp white vinegar until smooth. Add ½ head shredded green cabbage, 1 shredded medium carrot, 1 minced medium onion, 1 cup pineapple chunks, and ½ cup unsweetened toasted coconut flakes, and toss until coated.

Arrange the fillets on the soaked cedar planks, leaving about an inch between pieces of fish.

fish rest on the planks for 5 to 10 minutes before brushing with sauce (see “Awesome Sauce,” at left) and serving.

2. Place the planks over the cooler center of the grill, with the thickest sections of fish closest to the coals. Cover and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, until the thickest part of each fillet registers about 135°F on an instant-read thermometer.* Remove from the grill and let the

MAKES 6 SERVINGS Per serving: 380 cal, 23 g fat (5 g sat), 7 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 260 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 35 g protein

Charcoal setup

MEXICAN In a large bowl, whisk together 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice; 2 Tbsp olive oil; 2 cloves garlic, minced and mashed to a paste; ½ minced habanero chili; 1 tsp ground cumin; and ½ tsp each kosher salt and black pepper. Add ½ head shredded red cabbage; 1 small jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks; ½ sliced white onion; and ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, and toss. Let sit 20 minutes at room temperature to meld the flavors.

ASIAN Whisk together 2 Tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste), 2 Tbsp water, 2 Tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp grated fresh ginger, 1 tsp kosher salt, and the whites of 2 chopped scallions. In a large bowl, toss ½ head shredded napa cabbage, 1 sliced mango, and the scallion greens. Massage the dressing into the salad until coated. Let sit 20 minutes at room temperature to meld the flavors. Toss with 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds before serving.

GREEK Grate half a peeled, seeded cucumber and combine with ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup crumbled feta, 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill, 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, and 1 clove mashed garlic. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the remaining cucumber half and toss with 1 head shredded romaine lettuce, 1 pint halved cherry tomatoes, ½ sliced red onion, ¼ cup chopped kalamata olives, and dressing. Q

salad tossed with parsley, white wine vinegar, and cumin Collard greens sautéed with thinly sliced garlic in olive oil

*Fish cooking temperatures are based on Women’s Health test kitchen preferences. Consult with USDA guidelines regarding safe minimum cooking temperatures.

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It’s all lavender-scented massages and rosepetaled foot baths...until you rip a fart or get accosted by product pushers. Turn down the Enya, tune in to this insider intel, and relax. BY JESSICA CHIA

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We humans have been spa-obsessed for ages (hello, Roman baths). Long enough to know that stock images of hot stone–laden backs, soft smiles, and dreamily closed eyes are just that: stock images, not reality. And they don’t quite nail the hilarious irony of the spa experience: Something that’s supposed to calm us down can wig us out. Especially in 2016, when there are more options than ever. (Day spas! Resort spas! Medi-spas! Gym spas! Korean spas!) And then there are all the stress-y questions: How much to strip? How much to tip? Ack, what if I get my period the day of my treatment? Somebody, help! Chill, woman, we’re going to quiet all those thought bubbles so you can get your Zen on—for real.

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Awk-WarD ! Your most common Qs, on a scale from confusing to cringe-worthy “How much am I supposed to tip exactly?” A gratuity of 20 percent is standard. If your service was awful, you can skip the tip, but fill the spa’s management in on what happened, says Zach Thomas, spa director at Island Spa Catalina, a resort spa on California’s Santa Catalina island. That way they’ll know something was up with their service, not your manners. Whatever you give, use cash. (Tips on plastic will be taxed.) “I got a coupon for a spa and they offer free champagne. Can I indulge?” A glass of bubbly probably won’t hurt, but any more than that might make you more sensitive to pressure during a rubdown. Skip heavy meals and cofee while you’re at it. They’ll just make you less comfortable on the treatment table and dampen your (expensive) experience.

“I didn’t shave my legs and my bikini line is out of control—will my therapist get skeeved?”

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Nah. “I work with hairy men all the time so a stubbly woman isn’t that big of a deal,” Gruver says. “Same thing with the bikini area—frankly, I’m not normally close enough to the groin to notice.” If you booked a body scrub, that’s more reason to let fuzz be: All

the friction and diferent oils can sting freshly shaven skin. “What about moaning during a massage? That’s okay, right?” A little, sure. But if your sighs reach orgasmic levels, it can make your therapist

uncomfortable. “Some of the sounds clients make could be the soundtrack for really good porno,” Gruver says. “The craziest one was the woman who would say ‘Ay yi yi caramba Jesus Christ!’ Personally, I thought it seemed kinda long.”

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“The whole disrobing thing: How naked are we talking?” Full nudity is ideal for massage and body treatments. You can wear disposable undies—or your own—but it’s easier for your therapist to work the lower back, hips, and glutes if you don’t, says Kathy Gruver, a massage therapist in Santa Barbara, California. For facials, strip all clothing above the waist (most facials include neck and chest massages).


I said stay away from the scalp! Oily roots, ugh.

FyiS on faCiaLs Your aesthetician isn’t just smearing on luxe creams and poking around your pores. Today’s facials involve intense acids, scrubs, lights, and lasers. Cool, but complex—and exactly why you need to ask yourself these if’s.

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It’s a powerful exfoliating ingredient, so stop applying it at least three days prior to your facial or your aesthetician may have to hold back on the acids or scrubs that’ll give you the glowy look you’re going for. Schedule them after your facial. Fake tans tint the top layer of your skin and will be ruined with serious exfoliation. Lash extensions can get messed up too; oils and steaming break down the glue that keeps them on.

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Ask beforehand how long any lingering redness will last, and whether or not any stinging can be soothed if it becomes too much. Certain peels can’t be “shut of” once they’re applied to the skin, even if you wash them of. And pop an OTC painkiller to make extractions easier to handle.

Source: Aesthetician Joanna Vargas of Joanna Vargas Salon in New York City

TalK aBouT bAd TimIng What to do when the clock or the calendar just doesn’t seem to be on your side

CALL ’EM! Booking online means you might miss out on plum service. “If we have popular therapists whose regulars typically come in the evenings, we’ll put blocks on that time frame to make sure their regulars can get in,” says Agnieszka Lachuev, spa manager at the Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa. If you see an unavailable appointment online, call to make sure it’s truly taken.

Aunt Flo drops in the day before. If every woman canceled because of her period, it would upend the entire spa’s schedule. Just slip a new tampon in when you change into your robe or wrap, says Lidia Tivichi, an aesthetician and founder of Maris Duran Boutique in New York City. No one’s shocked by your dangling string. You have to pee midservice. No biggie. Flag the feeling to your aesthetician before it’s urgent so she can prepare to pause at a good point (not, say, mid-application of a mask). And when you go, make it snappy so it doesn’t cut too much into the service. Pee time is money, honey.

You’re feeling under the weather and it’s too late to cancel. Alert the spa about a minor cough or allergy-related sniles, but always cancel for fever, nausea, cold sores, or a sunburn. Cold sores can spread to your eyes and nose, while sunburns prohibit steaming, extractions, and exfoliation, Vargas says. You are running late and hope they can fit you in. If you’re going to be more than 25 minutes late, your only move is to call, apologize, and pay the no-show fee. If it’s 20 minutes or less, says Vargas, call ahead to see if they can still squeeze you in for an edited-down version of your treatment.

This Treatment, That Spa Should you get a body wrap at a medi spa or resort? And what can you trust the gym spa for? Who better to ask than Kelly Atterton, a beauty consultant in L.A. who has been professionally reviewing spas for nearly two decades. Dream. Job. > Get a massage at a day spa. You can’t go wrong with massages anywhere, but day spas charge less than their more extravagant hotel counterparts. > Get a high-tech facial at a medi-spa. High-tech meaning anything involving lasers or peels. “Whether it’s a photofacial or a chemical peel, you want it to be done by the person who’s doing it the most,” Atterton says. “The person at the resort spa may have that machine, but they’re not using it as often.” > Get a body treatment at a hotel/resort spa “When you’re all scrubbed down and lubed up, you just want to hang around in your bathrobe,” she explains. “It ruins the effect to pull on your clothes and drive home.” > Get finishing touches at a gym spa. Full-service gym spas tend to excel at services that’ll show off your bod and muscles, like waxes and spray tans, Atterton says.

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So greasy, have to shower. No flip-flops. So gross!

Ah, the fresh smell of… seaweed.

“Full-day spa package.” Like R&B singers promising to “make love all night long,” it sounds better in theory than it is in reality. Instead, these shorter combos max out every minute of your spa session the right way. Facial + reflexology There’s a decent amount of downtime during a facial. Your aesthetician skips out while your face marinates in a mask; adding on a foot treatment means she’ll stay put.

the sauna for 15 minutes before a rubdown. All rev up circulation, which helps loosen your muscles so your massage therapist can get right down to the deeper knots.

Hydrotherapy + massage Either soak in a tub, linger under a Vichy shower, or hit

Mani-pedi + scalp massage If you’re getting both hands and feet tended to, there’s

not much to do except sit there and stare into space. Throwing in a massage makes the experience less mindwander-y, more relaxing. Tip: If you do end up booking a marathon multitreatment session, follow this order: body treatment, massage, facial, waxing, mani-pedi, Atterton says.

Soothed Bod, Messed-Up Mane

A great massage turns muscles to mush...and hair into Medusa-like twists. Three fixes! OPTION 1: HANDS OFF

OPTION 2: DRY MASSAGE

OPTION 3: OILS AND ALL

Before the service starts, tell your massage therapist or facialist you’d like your hair untouched. Then pull your hair into a high bun or topknot and secure with bobby pins instead of an elastic so it’s out of the way and won’t become creased.

If you want the scalp rub but don’t have the time to shower and blow-dry after, ask your massage therapist to do any head work without using oil. Afterward, make the most of your newfound texture by pulling it back into a tousled chignon.

Don’t reach for dry shampoo; your hair could end up looking even more grimy. (It’s meant to handle a few days’ worth of sebum, not an oil spill.) Triage the sitch by brushing hair back into a smooth ponytail or low bun—both look quite chic slightly slick.

Source: Shannon Stish, hairstylist at the Westin La Paloma Resort’s Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

Difficult People Watch out! These spa characters can commit etiquette crimes too. How to dodge them— with class, of course. THE CHATTERBOX So your massage therapist’s dropping more play-by-play commentary than Bob Costas at the Olympics? Say, “This feels great—I’d like to just relax and enjoy it.” If you’re lying faceup, close your eyes to drive the point home. THE PRODUCT PRESCRIBER Your facialist insists your skin needs a pricey new set of potions and goops. Say “I’d like to see how my skin feels as the day goes on—if I really like it, I’ll come back to get the products.” THE BEAUTY SHAMER A pointed criticism of your “huge” pores? Not cool. If someone pressures you to fix something you’re fine with, or makes you feel badly about yourself, that’s a red flag. Alert management and leave, says Amy Wechsler, M.D., a dermatologist and psychiatrist.

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Just When You Thought You’d Figured It All Out… Korean super spas appeared! Many bathhouses are tricked out with mud rooms, LED rooms, clay rooms, unmerciful postsauna scrubdowns— and unspoken rules that Alicia Yoon, founder of the U.S. Korean-beauty site Peach & Lily, downloads here.

Fifty bucks for this wet-fishhands foot rub? DUDE.

Please don’t notice my toe hairs. Please don’t notice my toe hairs.

> Prepare for Nudity Though the spa issues a T-shirt-and-shorts ensemble for you to wear in any of the coed areas, you’ll roam the spa entirely in the buff in the women’s locker room and adjoining baths. (Some spas simply won’t allow a bathing suit in the baths.) “But it’s not weird if you want to bring a dry towel to place on any of the stools or seats in the spa,” says Yoon.

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> Tie Up Hair If yours isn’t closecropped, pull it up before you hop into any of the baths. “People usually wear a topknot or ponytail,” says Yoon. “No one ever leaves their hair loose just swimming around everywhere—it’s a little icky.” > Snack Sensibly Once you pay for admission, you can stay all day (or night, at a 24-hour spa) if you like, so it’s not unusual to see people buying—and eating— snacks like baked eggs, yogurt, or fruit in the locker room. But it’s not a freefor-all: “Just because people eat there does not mean you can eat anything anywhere,” Yoon clarifies. Got a piping hot bowl of Korean soup? Consume anything that’s more than a snack in the separate dining area, at a table.

MinD yOur maNis & PedIs Five tips for your most fabulous 10s and 20s

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Book last-minute appointments—or walk in— on weekday mornings or afternoons, when nail salons are least busy, but schedule at least two weeks in advance before any holiday or long weekend. (Find promos via their Instagram or Facebook accounts.)

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Call ahead if you’d like a special service, such as gel polish removal, callus care, or custom nail art. Tip: Request a manicurist who can cater to your long nails or is as anal about getting the shape as perfect as you are, the same way you’d ask for a colorist who’s amazing at highlighting dark hair or a hairstylist who’s ace at cutting curls.

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Don’t obsess over the right polish. If you still can’t decide after five minutes, bring a few top choices to the manicurist’s station so she can swatch them for you after she gets started, or ask

her if she has any suggestions (she’s likely seen the hues on every skin tone). If you don’t like the color after seeing it brushed on a finger or two, it’s fine to ask her to switch. If you ask after she’s applied the lacquer to all 10, it’s rude.

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Always look your manicurist or pedicurist in the eye as you exchange introductions. It’s more polite than sitting down and wordlessly ofering your hands or feet, and he’ll be more motivated to do a great job if he thinks you’re noting his name to request him in the future.

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The most unexpected thing that gets under nail techs’ skin? Excessive apologizing for unshaven legs or “gross” feet. Barring a fungal infection or an ingrown nail—which, hello! go to the doc already!—they’ve seen it all, and having to tell you more than once that it’s fine (it is!) gets old. Q

Sources: Nadine Abramcyk, founder of Tenoverten nail salons in NYC; Nina Werman, owner of Valley nail salons in NYC

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Which of These Women Has a Mental Illness? BY CARRIE ARNOLD INTRODUCTION BY AMY KELLER LAIRD PHOTOG R APHS BY MACKENZIE STROH

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All of A them. Despite common misconceptions, they’re not violent. Or “crazy.” And, no, they can’t just “get over it.” They’re your mothers, daughters, sisters, best friends, work wives, celebs, and Instagram stars. They’re also me, the editor-in-chief of Women’s Health (there I am, at right) and someone with diagnosed obsessivecompulsive disorder. And they’re you: Per an exclusive survey conducted by Women’s Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 78 percent of women suspect they have a mental illness; 65 percent have been diagnosed with one. Whether we have OCD or anxiety or bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, all of us share one common challenge: stigma. It shrouds mental illness, leaving patients to sufer alone and in silence, fearful of repercussions. Grave repercussions that include an increased risk for chronic medical conditions (such as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s), lost earnings (a collective $193.2 billion a year), second-rate health care, and a high incidence of suicide. These disheartening realities have led Ken Duckworth, M.D., medical director at NAMI, to now refer to mental health stigma as outright “discrimination.” The fallout, he says, is startlingly similar to that from other forms of discrimination like racism. (For example, nine out of 10 people with a mental illness say they have been discriminated against because of it— not only in their social relationships, but also at work and school, as well as by doctors and the police.)

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Other experts, including psychologist Patrick Corrigan, Psy.D., of the Illinois Institute of Technology, liken the stigma surrounding mental illness to another form of discrimination: pre-2000s homophobia. He says a big part of the solution is the same: to come out of the closet. But when WH set out to do just that— photograph women revealing their stories about how stigma has afected their lives— it almost didn’t happen. The first veteran reporter we hired to write the story e-mailed a few weeks in saying that she had “pulled my hair out 24 hours a day” trying to line up women we could photograph, but it wasn't possible to find people who’d risk the stigma of speaking in a national magazine. She had never bailed on a story before, she told us, but just didn’t think this one could be done. Another part of our original plan fell through: soliciting more volunteers from the WH staf who would want to share their own experiences living with mental illness. Doing their due diligence, our HR team alerted us to potential complicated legal issues—

“My OCD centers around germophobia; I wash my poor hands a lot. People try to relate by saying they’re ‘soooo OCD’ too. The intent is empathetic, but it downplays my legit medical issue.”


Gender Gaps because of any real or perceived workplace stigma stafers might face—so we dropped that idea. Our public relations folks also initially expressed concern that if I, as the head of this magazine, were to come out publicly about having OCD, I might be seen “diferently” in the industry—or be judged by my peers—and that I would have to accept that risk if I moved forward. All these factors support the very reason this story needed to happen. Now, Women’s Health joins pioneers like Demi Lovato and Lena Dunham and Lady Gaga, who have come forward to talk honestly about mental health, as well as health-care organizations and grassroots campaigns whose aim it is to break taboos by putting real faces to medical diagnoses. We hope you, too, are with us. —Amy Keller Laird

about someone who doesn’t fit in, and they’ll call them ‘schizo,’” says Allie Burke, a 29-year-old Los Angeles novelist with schizophrenia. “It’s very hurtful.” “People don’t mean to do harm,” says Theresa Nguyen, L.C.S.W., senior director of policy and programming at Mental Health America. “But they don’t stop to think about how what they’re saying sounds to someone who actually has a mental health disorder.” Or how flippant use of such words causes mental health language to lose its potency and makes patients seem little more than self-indulgent or weak. (The evidence: In our WH-NAMI survey, 67 percent of women with a mental illness have been told to simply “snap out of it.” Forty-three percent said that even their loved ones have treated them as if they were “damaged” or “broken.”) The shaming—subtle or overt—has become so pervasive, many people with mental illness now blame themselves for conditions they have no control over getting. Nancy Mendez-Booth, 44, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after her son was stillborn. Like many other women in our story, the New York writer held herself accountable. PTSD, she thought, was reserved for “war veterans who had seen their buddies blown up. I felt like a fraud, like I wasn’t worthy of the diagnosis.”

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HARM’S WAYS When a woman at Rachel Star Withers’s North Carolina church found out that Rachel had schizophrenia, she told Rachel she didn’t want her around her kids. It stung, but in a way, Rachel, 30, understood. “When I was diagnosed,” she says, “all I knew was schizophrenia was what serial killers had.” Turn on the news and you’ll see why. “It feels like the only time we talk about mental health is in relation to a mass shooting,” says Duckworth. Yet while some gunmen do have mental issues, the majority—three out of four—don’t; in fact, research shows that mental illness was a factor in fewer than 5 percent of all U.S. violent crimes or gun killings in the past decade. Instead, studies have found that people with mental health disorders are disproportionately more likely to be the victims. Still, the stigma endures, and not just because of the media. It’s fed by conversations we have every day: We now rightly cringe when hearing derogatory uses of words like retarded but casually throw around insane or crazy as go-to descriptors for anything we consider outside the norm. “I’ll hear people talking

PATTERNS OF POOR CARE Day after day, layer upon layer, stigma from all sides can devastate patients’ already fragile health. Studies show it prevents two in three women from seeking treatment for their mental health issues— and without professional support, people tend to self-medicate with alcohol or turn to suicide (women attempt to take their lives three times as often as men). Yet, in a troubling catch-22, looking for medical care doesn’t guarantee you’ll get it. The 2010 Afordable Care Act’s requirement that insurers must cover

Due to a mix of hormones, cultural pressures (e.g., “having it all”), and a higher risk for physical and emotional abuse, at least twice as many women as men are struck by these five disorders. Big life stressors like career changes, bad breakups, or car accidents are often the triggers; talk to your doctor if you suspect you’re affected.

Depression Symptoms: Near-constant sadness, sleep or appetite changes, and hopelessness Treatments: Antidepressants, especially a class called SSRIs, can ease symptoms. Just as efective, per new research: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy that challenges negative thinking. Learn more: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (dbsalliance.org)

Anxiety Symptoms: Racing thoughts, excessive worry, and restlessness Treatments: CBT helps patients replace harmful thoughts (“I must be perfect”) with more realistic ones (“Mistakes aren’t the end of the world”). SSRIs can also help alleviate symptoms, often within 12 weeks. Learn more: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (adaa.org)

Panic Disorder Symptoms: Repeated, out-of-the-blue episodes of fear, accompanied by a rapid pulse or sweaty palms Treatments: Therapists can teach patients calming belly breathing; M.D.s may prescribe fast-acting meds that boost brain-calming neurotransmitters. Learn more: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (adaa.org)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: Flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety Treatments: Exposure therapy, in which a therapist walks patients through traumatic memories; one type adds eye movements that weaken emotional recollections. Learn more: The PTSD Foundation of America (ptsdusa.org)

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms: Extreme emotional reactions (especially to feelings of abandonment); self-destructive behaviors like unsafe sex Treatments: A form of CBT that teaches alternatives to dangerous reactions, such as hitting a pillow with a Nerf bat. Learn more: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org)

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mental health care has helped, but it’s also put psychiatrists in such high demand that only 20 percent are accepting new patients. And among those who are available, only around half accept insurance, compared with nearly 90 percent of other specialists. The result: More than half of respondents in our WH-NAMI survey said the high cost of treatment has kept them out of therapy. Even women with covered psychiatrists are at risk for stigma—this time, from M.D.s themselves. In one study, a significant number of mental health professionals said they would be unwilling to live near or work with someone who has a psychiatric disorder. And research has found that people with a mental illness receive worse overall medical care, including wrong diagnoses or undertreatment, than “normal” people do because of physician bias. All of this puts women with mental health conditions in a deadly place: People with severe mental illness die an average of 10 to 20 years younger than the rest of the population (they’re more likely to smoke and drink heavily, and have difficulty navigating the health-care system). And as with so many medical issues, it’s the disadvantaged who sufer most. “Too many people do not have access to treatment— especially those who live in areas without a lot of resources,” says Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City, who is spearheading a nearly $1 billion mental

health efort that includes aid for underserved city neighborhoods. It is a crucial endeavor, since living in poverty seriously increases the risk for mental disorders in the first place.

NOW YOU SEE ME When Jolene Cannady developed depression and PTSD after being raped at age 16, talking about it made her friends uncomfortable. So she never did. Until, decades later, when her daughter admitted that middle school bullying had led her to make a suicide plan. To lend her daughter courage, Jolene, 40, began speaking publicly about her own condition. So far, it’s worked—because sharing stories is the first step in fighting stigma. “It helps others see the person, not just the illness,” says Corrigan. The more patients reveal their diagnoses (in chats with friends, on social media), the more the culture at large understands that a mental disorder doesn’t automatically preclude a successful career, meaningful relationships, or a happy life. Of course, as WH learned in reporting this story, “coming out” isn't always easy. The average woman, says Corrigan, can start by opening up to her most supportive friends or family members. Via letter, e-mail, or face to face, try to explain some noticeable symptoms (mood swings, fatigue) and refer

people to legitimate websites for more information (see “Gender Gaps,” page 177). Be specific about what you need and don’t need (“When I’m down, I just need someone to listen to me vent” or “Please don’t tell me not to worry so much”). The onus isn’t just on patients—it’s going to take more than the people afected to create social change, says McCray. She encourages everyone to take a Mental Health First Aid class to recognize the signs, symptoms, and challenges of mental illness, and to learn how to talk about them (see “How to React,” below, for more details). You’ll also find out what you can do in a crisis. “It’s like CPR,” says McCray, “only instead of learning how to do chest compressions, you learn what to do when someone is having a panic attack or talking about suicide.” And that’s the goal: more knowledge, more awareness, more talking. Fewer misconceptions, less stigma, less discrimination. We know we’re not going to wipe out the latter with one story. But that isn’t stopping us—or any of our experts or brave women sources—from fighting to ensure that all aspects of women's health get equal attention and respect. Because mental illnesses are just that: illnesses, not moral failings or shameful secrets. They’re no diferent from cancer. Or heart disease. Or allergies. And when’s the last time you heard of anyone being judged for those?

how to react When someone confides in you about a mental illness, the right response is often...no response at all. “The first step to helping is just listening, without any interruptions or judgment,” says Betsy Schwartz, M.S.W., vice president of the National Council for Behavioral Health (she also works with Mental Health First Aid). After that, learn what—and what not—to say.

Right Away

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> Never brush aside someone’s revelation with suggestions (even if they’re well intentioned) such as “Just try to be happy” or “Can you shake it of?” > Instead, acknowledge you’ve heard her. Respond with “It seems like you’ve been having a hard time lately.” Or “Thank you for sharing with me. It must have taken a lot of courage to speak up.” > Ask how you can support her and ofer help (babysitting during therapy appointments, taking over laundry or grocery shopping), but don’t automatically assume you know what she needs.

> Check in on how she’s doing, but don’t make each conversation about her illness. Talking about everyday things (books, the news, your dating lives) shows that you see her as more than a diagnosis. > Watch your words. Avoid using ofensive slang like nuts, psycho, or insane in casual conversations. Work on reframing your thinking—and separating the person from the condition—by saying, for example, “a person living with depression,” not “a depressed person.” > Learn as much as you can about her disorder. Taking a Mental Health First Aid class (find one at mentalhealthfirstaid.org) will teach you how to encourage people to seek professional help, and to identify and deal with a crisis situation, stat.

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Nanea Hoffman, blogger

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

“When I was growing up, if you had ‘problems’ like mine, you prayed them away.”

“After I was diagnosed, my mother said, ‘You’re so nice. How can you have this disorder?’” Amanda Wang, documentary filmmaker

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Laura Oceane, actor

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

“I feel like people are scared of me. A couple of months ago, I met with a casting agent who had read my writing about my illness. She said, ‘How can we rely on you? Are you stable?’”

Kat Kinsman, food writer

ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDER

“When I told certain friends that my parents had taken me to therapy, they were shocked. In their world, you just didn’t talk about it.”

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coming full circle When one family member is living with a serious mental illness, it touches everyone, in both predictable and unexpected ways.

Raquel Tucker noticed the hopelessness, mood swings, and insomnia in 2005 but was afraid that Raquel her family and National Guard Tucker, 42 colleagues would lose confidence in “I’ve always been the strong one, her if she mentioned them. She stayed so I was mortified Raysa would see I silent for years, until her once strong wasn’t showering or eating much. But the marriage started to collapse under the first thing she said was ‘I’m here and I love weight of her unhappiness. Raquel you.’ It was just what I needed to hear. A few confided in her husband, Lee, who days later, my psychiatrist suggested urged his wife to see her internist. She electroshock therapy (ECT). I was scared, but was diagnosed with depression. Raysa’s support gave me the courage to try it. Several times a week for the next few months, I Medication and therapy helped for a went to the hospital and, under anesthesia, while. But after her son was born in had electricity delivered to my brain. My 2009, Raquel’s symptoms intensified. depression isn’t cured, but knowing I She went back to her doctors don’t have to keep my struggles and, for the next four a secret is a huge relief.” years, tried myriad Raysa Lee treatments. Still, Emma, 41 Tucker, 39 her depression “The anger I felt with Raquel for “Knowing Raquel’s problem had roared not confiding in me evaporated as a name helped save our marriage, but soon as I saw her. My sister, who was progressively I still missed the fun-loving woman I always organized and put together, looked louder. Last thought I had married. At first, I agreed to flat, and her house was a mess. All I knew about April, Raquel keep her diagnosis a secret; but to hear her ECT was what I’d seen in movies. I was terrified of speak about suicide, down to how she might do told Lee she’d the side efects—but I was more scared of the it...I don’t even have words for that. Watching my made a plan alternatives, so I encouraged Raquel to try it. It wife endure the side efects of the ECT—memory to take her was hard to leave her two weeks later. The only loss, fatigue, and headaches—was frightening. own life. thing that got me on a plane back to Miami But as she improved, I knew we had done the Petrified, Lee was her promise to visit. Now Raquel right thing. This experience brought our will call me if she’s struggling. It’s called Raquel’s family together, and Raysa’s support tempting to try to fix it, but I sister, Raysa, and showed me that we shouldn’t know she just needs me begged her to be ashamed.” to listen.” come to Hawaii. Raysa left on the next flight.

In Sickness and in Health Writer Meirav Devash on how her husband’s PTSD first challenged, then bolstered, their marriage

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> WHEN I MET EDDIE, he was a New York City police officer, trained to take down a threat. Then he spent nine months recovering remains at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. His drinking started immediately—whiskey after his shift, to neutralize the taste of ash and death—and was followed by night sweats and panic attacks. Two years later, he was diagnosed with PTSD and panic disorder. Sometimes it’s tiresome to always consider someone else before yourself. I’ve attended weddings alone and have bailed on girls’ nights so I can sit on the couch with him. I miss visiting our friends in Brooklyn and Queens (Eddie avoids bridges and tunnels). But coping with PTSD has also uncovered parts of my husband I had no idea existed. My “tough guy” does yoga, meditates, and graduated from culinary school. His perseverance for even trying every day makes me swell with pride. That’s courage. The same courage it took to walk into a pile of rubble and search for bodies he didn’t want to find. I don’t think of Eddie’s diagnosis as a burden; I love him as he is. When he jumps out of bed at 5 a.m., drenched in sweat, I squeeze his hand as a signal that I’m there and everything is going to be okay. In return, he’s given me the best gift—he does the same for me. I’ve got my own mental issues that wax and wane, and when I’m feeling overwhelmed and unlovable, he reminds me that we’re in this together.


Afraid to Ask? Risa Sugarman, blogger

DEPRESSION

“When I was admitted to a psych unit, a nurse told me, ‘You don’t look like a patient.’ I asked her, ‘Well, what am I supposed to look like?’”

Priyanka Wali, physician

DEPRESSION

“During a psychiatry lecture in med school, I started asking third-person questions about depression— I was too scared to admit that this was me.”

Don’t be. There are no “dumb” questions when it comes to mental illness, says Joe Parks, M.D., senior medical advisor to the National Council for Behavioral Health. He addresses WH readers’ concerns.

Q A

Can I pass my mental illness on to my kids?

Mental disorders are a complex combination of nature and nurture. Genes play a role, but children can also pick up behaviors from you that may increase their risk. The best way to protect your family is to get treatment for yourself.

Q A

Will I get progressively worse or, if I get better, relapse?

Untreated, people do tend to get worse. But with the right care, full recovery is possible—even in severe cases. You might hit bumps along the way (about half of people diagnosed with depression will relapse, for example), so call your doctor the second you’re worried. The sooner you get help, the more efective it will be.

Q A

Is medication really just masking my symptoms?

Medications for mental illness function the same way as, say, blood pressure meds do: by stopping symptoms. And you wouldn’t necessarily say those drugs are “masking” hypertension. For unknown reasons, some people’s mental disorders will come back after tapering of drugs, while others may never appear again.

Q A

Insurance doesn’t cover my meds. What can I do?

Visit needymeds.org for a list of programs that help patients pay for medications. Similarly, many drug companies are now partnering with charities to help people cover Rx costs; find a list at pparx.org.

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paychecks and prejudice “It’s illegal for a workplace to discriminate against someone because of a mental health condition,” says Betsy Schwartz of the National Council for Behavioral Health. “But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.”

To wit, more than half of our WHNAMI survey respondents said their diagnoses made them the subject of oice gossip. Around 30 percent suspect they’ve been passed over for promotions, and nearly one in six believe they were fired as a direct result of having a mental illness. The painful truth—despite the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which vows to protect people against just such treatment—is that stigma is alive and thriving at work. As these four women reveal, tolerance is especially low in competitive fields or industries unforgiving of “weakness.”

Job Survival In an ideal world, revealing a mental illness at work means you’ll be met with support. In the real world, that’s not always the case. Take these steps to make sure disclosing helps, instead of hinders, your career.

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EDUCATION: Sarah Fader

> When grade-school teacher Sarah revealed her

anxiety and PTSD at work, the environment turned hostile. “My coworkers were nasty,” she says. “One of them kept notes about things I did that she didn’t like.” Nine months later, she was fired; her employer didn’t give a reason. (Perhaps this is why two-thirds of educators with mental illnesses hide them from their employers.) Traumatized, Sarah didn’t sue. But the experience haunts her. “Whenever I apply for a job, I’m scared to check that box that says I have a disability,” she says. “I’m afraid that I will be discriminated against—and the reality is that I will be.”

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THE MILITARY: Mandy Eagler

> Several close calls with bombs in Afghanistan left Mandy with PTSD. She forced herself to act as if everything were okay. “I was terrified they’d find a way to kick me out. The mentality was: Buckle up, you’re a soldier.” (Per a recent survey, more than one-third of active-duty military members think pursuing mental health treatment would harm their careers; 21 percent of those who did seek care said that’s exactly what happened.) When a fellow vet took his own life, Mandy sought help from military doctors. She’s still waiting on a promotion she applied for before starting treatment.

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THE FOOD INDUSTRY: Kat Kinsman

> Fast-paced kitchens are a macho mecca with no place for frailty, says Kat, a food writer and the author of Hi, Anxiety. People—especially women— in the industry who show their struggles are dismissed as “hysterical” or “weak,” she says. So it was a surprise when she came out with her own depression and anxiety—and chefs flooded her in-box, desperate to talk about their own conditions (anecdotally, mental disorders and suicide hit restaurant workers hard). “Everybody is sufering, and nobody is talking about it,” says Kat, who launched Chefs WithIssues.com, a site that aims to de-stigmatize mental illness in the culinary world.

MEDICINE: Priyanka Wali

> In medical school, long hours and the pressure to be perfect chipped away at Priyanka’s

well-being. But she was afraid to see school psychiatrists about her depression and suicidal thoughts; they were the same doctors who were grading her psychiatry rotation. “I was paranoid they’d use it against me,” she says, knowing that mental illness can be a career ender for M.D.s (docs with certain psychiatric conditions can lose their medical board licenses). Even her then-boyfriend, a fellow med student, said using antidepressants was a sign of weakness. She ended up finding a more expensive, of-campus therapist.

> INTERVIEWING? No

> ON THE JOB, speak

> THE ADA can’t protect

need to ofer up your diagnosis. Studies show companies are reluctant to hire candidates with mental disorders. And it’s hard to prove your health was what took you out of the running, says Chad Saunders, a California attorney who specializes in workplace discrimination.

up if you need help. Request a meeting with both your direct manager and HR to outline, specifically, what you’d like your workplace to provide (e.g., a flexible schedule so you can get to therapy sessions). Recap everything in an e-mail so you have a permanent record.

you against abusive colleagues, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will take on workplace harassment cases. Document everything, then file a complaint at EEOC.gov. (Last year, 41 percent of all harassment cases came out in the employee’s favor.)

> ONE FINAL NOTE: The ADA gives you the right to “reasonable accommodations” (that flexible schedule) to help you do your work. However, if your illness renders you unable to do the job you were hired to do, your employer has the legal right to let you go.


Aleksandra Stone, photographer

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

“People have gone out of their way to say, ‘What have you got to be depressed about?’”

“mental illness” The phrase itself can be emotionally loaded—and afect diferent people in diferent ways. All of the experts interviewed for this story, and many of the patients, have no problem using the term. But in our WH-NAMI survey, the respondents didn’t all agree, saying the phrase made them feel…

34% 33% 21% 12%

Embarrassed or defensive; it implies a defective mind. Validated; it helps people know these are real medical diagnoses. Neither positive or negative; it’s just a medical term. Scared; it sounds so serious and final.

Bottom line: “No term is perfect,” says psychiatrist Ken Duckworth, M.D. If you’re talking to someone who has been diagnosed, take her lead in language and ask if you’re unsure.

Ruth White, university professor

BIPOLAR DISORDER

“I ask my new social work students for three words to describe mental illness. I can’t remember a single time someone gave a positive word.”

Paige Bellenbaum, nonprofit director

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

“Every time I’m in an article talking about my PPD, there are people in the comments section who say that I’m a terrible mom and that my son should be taken away from me.”

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“I get trolled pretty hard on social media. People say, ‘Oh my god, you’re schizophrenic, why don’t you go kill yourself?’” Allie Burke, novelist

SCHIZOPHRENIA

“I was afraid to tell my family—I thought the only thing they would see was a damaged little girl.” Mandy Eagler, student and soldier

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Kimberly Zapata, blogger

DEPRESSION

“At first, my diagnosis felt like a scarlet letter; it meant I was weak and pathetic. Someone else would be able to handle this.”

“When I was a kid, my family used to make fun of me for turning the lights on and off a number of times. Even after I was diagnosed, it took them a while to see my OCD as a real problem.” Meghan Ross, marketing coordinator

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

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Screen Psychology Four shows are changing the way Hollywood portrays mental illness. Our experts explain.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) Character: Rebecca Bunch Doctors’ notes: Rebecca’s negative self-talk and insomnia are on-point examples of depression. Her use of singing to purge painful emotions is actually a useful coping mechanism.

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Girls (HBO) Character: Hannah Horvath Doctors’ notes: An accurate representation of how disruptive obsessive-compulsive disorder can be (see: when Hannah accidentally pops her eardrum, then feels compelled to burst the other one so they match).

You’re the Worst (FX) Character: Gretchen Cutler Doctors’ notes: Gretchen’s negative thoughts (“My brain is broken”) and the way she pushes friends away reflect how a person with depression may feel that she is worthless.

Homeland (Showtime) Character: Carrie Mathison Doctors’ notes: Carrie’s mile-aminute speech is typical of someone with bipolar disorder during a manic phase, as is her inability to appropriately care for her infant daughter during a depressive episode. Sources: Nancy Mramor Kajuth, Ph.D., psychologist in Pittsburgh; Paul Puri, M.D., psychiatrist in Los Angeles; Holly Peek, M.D., psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital

let’s shut down stigma Changing the dialogue around mental illness is going to take more than a handful of meaningful conversations (though that’s a great start!). Here, five ways to support the effort, in person or online.

1. Volunteer Your Time May is Mental Health Month; sign up to help at community mental illness screening days, awareness talks, and charity walks. Find local events at nami.org.

2. Use Your Vote Urge legislators (by e-mail or phone) to support reform, including these bipartisan bills: >The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015–2016. It was drafted by senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to increase access to behavioral health programs and bolster grants for mental health services. >The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. A proposal from representatives Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tx.), it would increase funding for suicide prevention and improve access to mental health care.

3. Open Your Wallet WH is partnering with the beauty brand Philosophy on national events throughout May. Check out philosophy .com for details, or shop any of its products and a percentage of your purchase will go to the Hope & Grace Fund, which supports mental health community organizations.

4. Tune in Live WH is bringing you exclusive interviews and chat sessions about mental health on Facebook Live. Head to our Facebook page.

5. Be Social This month, WH, NAMI, and our partner groups at right are overlaying our social media profile pictures with the graphic below. To get the image, visit the WH Facebook or Twitter page. Then share, in words, pictures, or videos, how you are more than your mental illness or how you support awareness, using #WhoNotWhat.

CLINTON FOUNDATION Together with partners around the world, the Clinton Foundation helps people and communities build stronger, healthier, and more resilient futures. clinton foundation.org, @ClintonFdn LOVE IS LOUDER An online movement, started by actress Brittany Snow, that supports people who feel mistreated or misunderstood because of their diagnoses. loveislouder.com, @LoveisLouder BRING CHANGE 2 MIND Founded by Glenn Close, the group works to de-stigmatize mental illness. bringchange 2mind .org, @BC2M MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA A community-based nonprofit that addresses the needs of those living with mental illness. mentalhealth america.net, @MentalHealthAm THE JED FOUNDATION A national nonprofit working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. jedfoundation.org, @jedfoundation Q

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NEGOTIATI N

Put on your big-girl pants: Sharpening your haggling tactics can pay off in major ways.

Salary Trying to land a new gig? Look to the left column below. Angling for better pay at your current job? To the right, please.

Before You Open Your Mouth

Before You Open Your Mouth

Figure out what others in your industry are earning for the title you’ve been offered. You can find ranges for various industries on glassdoor.com, indeed.com, or salary.com (check at least two for consistency). Call a headhunter for insider info. They might know that the company where you’re interviewing offers cash bonuses. Consider what other benefits you’d take (extra vacay, more 401(k) match) if the employer won’t budge on the number.

Know why you deserve a raise. Have you saved thousands for the company? Implemented time-efficient systems? Rehearse the convo with a friend, preparing those specifics as well as comebacks to rebuttals (three common ones below!). Schedule time on the calendar to discuss (this is not a “Hey! Got a sec?” chat).

The guiding rule here is that you want the other person to be the first to throw out a number. Because if you do, that figure usually becomes the max. If they do, it’s just a baseline. And don’t let your past salaries come into play, especially if you didn’t broker in those instances. If your would-be boss pressures you for the info, counter with this: “I was surprised when I realized I’ve been underpaid for my previous positions. What did you have in mind for this title?” Once they respond, you can bust out your research to assess (and potentially counter) their new offer.

Internet, Cable, & Credit Card APRs There’s a glut of savings to be had here. Proof: When an MIT class of 42 students negotiated their own phone bills and credit card rates, they saved $15,000 as a whole!

Before You Open Your Mouth Myrateplan.com compares prices for phone, Internet, and TV bills. For credit card APRs, knowing your credit score helps determine a reasonable rate (annualcreditreport.com), and bankrate.com shows other companies’ APRs.

Okay, Now Let’s Talk Tell the rep that as a loyal customer, you need a lower

rate. Early into the convo, ask, “Where are you based? How’s the weather there?” Representatives get many rude calls, and the humanity is appreciated. Mention specific competitor prices based on your research, and confess that you’re struggling with bills. (The human thing goes both ways.) If they can’t help, talk to a manager. Still no luck? Ask to cancel your account. Most times, they’ll cave.

Lead with your contributions. If your boss is pro-raise, again, get her to give a number first. She said no outright? Here’s how to respond. “It’s not in the budget right now.” “We just gave you a raise.” “You’re not ready for one.”

Gently prod by asking: “Any way the company can address that?”

You say: “Thank you, but that no longer encompasses the job I’m currently doing.” Ask, “What can I do to be ready?” and set a date to reevaluate your performance.

New Car “Sleazy” and “car salesman” are often used in the same sentence. Precisely why you need to be ruthless here.

Before You Open Your Mouth Search edmunds.com or kellybluebook.com by model and features (e.g., heated seats). Shop the last few days of the month when they need to meet goals. Even better if it’s rainy (you could be their sole sale) or at the end of a model year (look for TV ads), when they’ll want to swap the older version for the new.

Okay, Now Let’s Talk Start with “What’s the best you can do?” They’ll say the sticker

price, which includes their cut from the manufacturer plus the dealership cost (both add up to a few grand). Point out that they only have gray, but you want the car in white (it seems like you’re taking a hit, so you deserve a discount). They’ll try to woo you with a lower monthly rate, but don’t bite—lower rates take longer to pay off, ultimately costing you more. Counter with the overall price you want. If they stand firm, tell them you can’t make that work, and prepare to walk away. They’ll probably stop you with a lower offer.

And Now, a Few Words About Shopping The price tag is almost always negotiable. At a farmers’ market? See if they’ll shave a bit off the price of that produce if you take a larger haul home. Big chain? Ask about discounts for nurses, teachers, or members of the military. Employees at many chains are told to give a 10 percent cut to those who even inquire. At a vintage store and have eyes on that boho dress? Tell the salesperson you absolutely adore it but can’t afford it at the current price. You’ll likely strike a sympathy nerve and get it for less. Sources: Ed Brodow, author of Negotiation Boot Camp; Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest and author of Financially Fearless; Katie Donovan, founder of Equal Pay Negotiations; Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., Harvard professor and author of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

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Okay, Now Let’s Talk

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