told a reporter on the red carpet at a Collider event. "Obviously there are differences between men and women, but deep down, the same ambitions, the same jealousies, the same fears — they may articulate and be structured differently, but we're all just folk. I don't understand anybody who can't write everybody."
Iron Man, Superman, Batman and Spiderman are just a few superheroes we’ve recently seen on the big screen. These do-gooding dudes serve as perfect role models for adolescent boys but heroines for their female counterparts are rare. And when we do see them? They’re hardly the pillars of strength portrayed by male heroes. One study published at Florida State University found that female superheroes are usually emotional, superficial, flighty and more likely than males to ask questions. Case in point: Sue Storm, Invisible Girl, from Fantastic Four and
- Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 5:06 PM EDT
told a reporter on the red carpet at a Collider event. "Obviously there are differences between men and women, but deep down, the same ambitions, the same jealousies, the same fears — they may articulate and be structured differently, but we're all just folk. I don't understand anybody who can't write everybody."There aren’t enough female superheroes in blockbuster films, says Avengers filmmaker Joss Whedon. "We're just people," he recently Read More »from Joss Whedon Answers the Call for Superheroines in Hollywood
- POPSUGAR Fitness | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 4:02 PM EDT
Source: 3 Running Mistakes to Avoid When Interval TrainingRead More »from 3 Running Mistakes to Avoid when Interval Training
There are tons of reasons runners should incorporate interval training into their workouts, not only to diminish belly fat but to also increase speed, save time, and build up endurance. Before hopping on the interval training train, be sure to avoid these mistakes to prevent injury and get the best workout you can.
Doing Too Much Too Soon
If you've never done speed intervals before, it's not the best idea to start doing two-minute sprints like you're a starving cheetah trying to catch a meal. The muscles used for sprinting are different than those used for long distance, so you need to train them safely. Start off with 10-second sprints at a moderate pace, and gradually pick up the speed and duration of your sprints. Eventually, these speed intervals will be super high intensity. You want to work so hard that you feel the burn and are huffing and puffing, but not so much that you feel out of control and need to stop running
- Real Simple Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 3:58 PM EDT
How do you deal with a friend who texts you constantly?Read More »from My Friend is Constantly Sending Me Texts. Is There Such a Thing as Texting Etiquette?
Real Simple's etiquette expert weighs in.
Tim Robberts/Getty ImagesQ. I have a friend who constantly sends me texts about things she finds interesting, such as beauty tips, recipes, factoids, and so on. While I'm sure she thinks of this as a nice gesture, I do not have the time to read these messages and I'm also hitting my monthly text limit. Worse, since she often sends group messages, every time someone else replies, I get those texts as well. How do I tell her that I want to be removed from her text list without hurting her feelings?
I.Y. New York City
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A. Want to get longer lashes overnight? Or learn my recipe for the best-ever Crock-Pot ribs? Guess not, huh? Well, I hear you. Many of us are getting increasingly blitzed by information via text, and we're losing a lot (think: time, sanity) in the process.
You could suggest that your friend contact you via e-mail or Facebook instead. But that may only
- POPSUGAR Fitness | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 3:39 PM EDT
Source: Fatty Fish and Other Foods That Help Prevent Breast CancerRead More »from Fatty Fish and Other Foods that Help Prevent Breast Cancer
If you want to lower your risk of breast cancer, eating less red meat and staying away from alcohol and cigarettes are all proven ways to lower your disease risk. But what you do put in your body can be just as important as what you don't.
Topping the list of foods you should be eating is courtesy of a new study that shows that eating fatty fish can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer later in life by as much as 14 percent. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, analyzed data from over 800,000 participants and 20,000 cases of breast cancer and found that those whose diets were high in oily fish had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Oily fish contains high levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are responsible for regulating blood vessel and immune system activity. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like mackerel, lake trout, tuna, and salmon are especially
- POPSUGAR Fitness | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 3:36 PM EDT
POPSUGAR FitnessSource: The Jawbone UP Challenge: Tech and Fitness Take on Wearable GadgetsRead More »from The Jawbone UP Challenge: Tech and Fitness Take on Wearable Gadgets
Fitness gadgets are having their moment in 2013, with companies eager to produce the perfect wearable tech device - something to help users get moving away from their desks, be active, eat right, and even sleep better. The POPSUGAR Tech and Fitness teams faced off in a Jawbone UP challenge to see if using the fitness tracker band could really motivate us to take more walks during the day, go to bed at a decent hour, and otherwise live a healthier lifestyle.
Built with an accelerometer, the hypoallergenic rubber UP ($130) - available in small, medium, and large sizes - monitors daily activity like walking and running and breaks that activity down by total steps taken, pace, distance, and calories burned. The data is then synced to UP's iOS and Android apps - which also include a nutrition database to record meals and snacks - by inserting one end of the band into the phone's headphone hack. For the less
Source: Tips For Running in the Summer Rain
Has your neck of the woods been slammed with crazy amounts of rain? Some people think it's easier than running in the heat and humidity, so if you don't let a little sprinkle hold you back from your outdoor runs, then keep these tips in mind.
- Wear bright-colored clothes or a waterproof headlamp so other cars and people can see you.
- Don't wear cotton shorts or pants that will absorb the rain. Go for lightweight bottoms made of fabric that will repel water.
- Cotton socks are a no-no. Find ones made out of wool or some other wicking material. Also steer clear of puddles - wet feet can cause blisters.
- Get yourself some waterproof sneakers to use specifically for rainy runs.
- If it's really coming down, then wear a raincoat or some kind of waterproof layer on top that will repel the raindrops so the water beads off you and doesn't get absorbed into your clothes. Extra water weight makes moving harder.
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We all know that skipping breakfast won't help you lose weight, but when it comes to working out, there are plenty more misconceptions that rarely get questioned. So we pumped some top trainers for the real story.
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Reprinted with permission of Hearst Communications, Inc.Read More »from 5 Common Workout Myths Debunked
Make sure your Fourth of July festivities include pet safety measures.There's no doubt about it, Fourth of July means celebrating. And if you're among the 46 percent of American households that own a dog, you probably let your pet join in on the summer festivities, too. Spending holidays with your pet is a plus, as long as you take steps to avoid Fourth of July pet safety threats. Avoid these Fourth of July pet safety mishaps:Read More »from Top 4th of July Pet Safety Mistakes
PLUS: Top 10 Pet Threats Lurking in Your Home
Mistake #1: You accidentally invite your pet to happy hour.
Your cat is not beyond sampling a white Russian, and dogs have been known to lap up beer without hesitation. Even small amounts of alcohol can cause major pet health problems, though, including coma or death. Make sure drinks are kept out of pets' reach.
Mistake #2: You don't enforce a strict purse policy.
For many people, Fourth of July means hosting a party. But if you allow your guests to set their purses down in your backyard, you could be setting up a pet poisoning. Common medications could kill your pet; even the
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 12:28 PM EDT
Texas Republican Congresswoman Jodie Laubenberg.If we believed everything politicians said about women's reproductive health, then rape kits would be abortions, our bodies could magically shut down pregnancy if we were raped, and fetuses would be masturbating up a storm in utero. There's so much misinformation spewing from some politicians' mouths, we actually worried that some people might believe it. So we decided to separate fact from fiction in this Complete Idiot's Guide to Women's Health. For the love of your uterus, please read on!Read More »from 8 Biggest Misconceptions About Abortion and Women’s Health
By Michelle Ruiz
1. The Jodie Laubenberg Theory:
The Republican state congresswoman from Texas believes rape kits = abortions, arguing against an exception for rape and incest in Texas' sweeping abortion ban by saying: "In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out."
Rape kits are not abortions. Rape kits collect physical evidence from a victim following an allegation of rape or sexual assault. According to RAINN, rape kits, commonly
Bryan McCay/FITNESS MagazineBy Jessica CassityRead More »from How to Run in the Heat Safely
Baby, it's hot outside -- but what's a devoted runner to do? "Match your workout to the weather by slowing down during exercise and seeking shade afterward," says Samuel N. Cheuvront, PhD, a research physiologist at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. To beat the heat, heed his 411.
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Pick sunrise or sunset.
Your best bet on a hot day is to head out in the early morning or evening, when your shadow is twice as long as you are tall. According to the National Weather Service, exposure to direct sunlight can increase how hot it feels by as many as 15 degrees.
Mind the 90-degree line.
"When the mercury is above 90 -- the temperature of the surface of your skin -- you'll gain heat from the air around you, and your body heat will have nowhere to go," Cheuvront warns. At that tipping point, you'll sweat more and your body temperature will rise rapidly, making you more susceptible to heat-related
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