• by Christa Lee

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    There are a few career-changing celeb haircuts that-even years later-continue to inspire us. And ever since Victoria Beckham first debuted her angled bob back in 2008, we've kept a close eye on the designer's beauty look. From sleek and straight to tousled and sexy, she's managed the artful feat of keeping her hair consistent, but interesting.

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    In honor of her birthday today, we asked Moroccanoil's global creative director, Antonio Corral Calero, to dish on just what makes this particular style spawn so many copycats:

    1. "The Victoria Beckham bob is classic, but still feels fresh and modern because of the long layers and sharp angles in the front. It can work for women of any age, which is what makes it so versatile," says Calero.

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    2. "It's easily adaptable to all face shapes. Your stylist can play around with the length and the layers depending on the shape. If you

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  • One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure. One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure.

    By Jennifer Brown, PhD, Everyday Health

    Sometimes medication is simply not enough to control high blood pressure - or so doctors thought. But in their search for why some patients don't respond to treatment, a team of researchers found many were in fact not taking their drugs at all, based on levels of the medications in their urine samples.

    Lead investigator Maciej Tomaszewski, MD, and others make the case for using a simple urinanalysis to check whether patients with "resistant" hypertension actually take the drugs they were prescribed. The results of their research at the University of Leicester in the UK were published this week in the journal Heart.

    Barriers to Getting Hypertension Under Control

    High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke - two good reasons to get it under control. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, yet many physicians believe it is preventable by effectively treating its

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  • by Christa Lee

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    We've seen basically every braid idea under the sun at this point-but to actually recreate the cool looks? Now that's the tricky part. A fishtail braid might seem crazy-complicated, but thanks to the simple tricks from Fudge Urban brand ambassador Lou Teasale's brand-new beauty book The Craft, it turns out a fishtail braid is actually so easy to do.

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    Read on for Teasdale's genius tips on getting this great warm-weather style as found in her book, available this week on Amazon.

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    Step 1: Braids work best on second-day hair, but if time isn't on your hands, sprinkle a thickening powder like Fudge Urban Powder Styler all over your hair to create texture. Split the hair into two big sections, straight down the middle, instead of the three you need for a standard braid.

    Step 2: Take a thin strand from the outside of the right section and cross it over to join with the left

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  • Things that make guys insecureBy Frank Kobola

    We're less like Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal and more like Vince Vaughn in real life.

    1. Not having enough hair. Are we losing our hair? Can we grow a beard? We need to look like Robin Williams at the start of Jumanjior we are not a man.

    2. Having a lame "how we met" story. You're never going to have a meet cute like they do in the movies. Unfortunately, there's no way to spin "we were drunk at a frat party" into something anywhere as good as Jack saving Rose's life, let alone Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore meeting next to a dumpster in The Wedding Singer.That's way too much pressure.

    3. Being short on money. Blame the whole hunter/gatherer society aspect, but men still feel like they need to be able to provide for our family. Unless we're making Soulja Boy-buying-a-plane level money, we're always going to feel like we can do more.

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    4. Aging. No guy wants to get to the point where their whole body

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  • See? No socks.10. I went yesterday--don't muscles need time to recover because of lactic acid buildup and electrolytes and slow- and fast-twitch fibers… maybe I should fall into a Wikipedia hole of these kinesiology-related terms instead.

    9. I'm too hungry to work out right now. I'll go home, prepare dinner, eat, clean up, and then go to the gym.**

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    8. I don't want to wash my hair. Or shower.

    7. My favorite instructor is out, and the sub is never as good. Do something else there? How dare you; you know Wednesday night is kickboxing night.

    6. I forgot socks. No, you can't buy socks anywhere and everywhere.

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    5. There's a new episode of The Mindy Project on for the first time in weeks. DVR? Watch it at the gym? I still watch TV like it's 1955, thank you very much.

    4. I have a headache. Well, I think I have a headache. I feel like I could have a headache that would probably get worse if I

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  • There's nothing better than a bucketful of popcorn and your favorite movie. But before you hit the butter pump, give something new a try. Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli shows us three ways — both sweet and savory — to get creative with everyone's favorite movie snack.

    Simple popped corn:
    In a 2-3 quart saucepot, combine 1 teaspoon canola oil, 1/4 cup popcorn kernels, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Shake the pot to coat the kernels with the oil, cover, and place over high heat until you start to hear popping, 2-3 minutes. Keep the lid on, lower the heat, and gently shake the pot back and forth over the heat until the popping stops. Transfer the popcorn immediately to a bowl, leaving any unpopped kernels behind. Makes 4 cups. Season with salt to taste.

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    Dark chocolate and caramel popcorn:
    In a medium saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon sugar, then melt over medium heat until it turns caramel-brown (careful, it will be extremely

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  • Most of last year's 2M finishers were females(Newser) - Female runners are making half-marathons the sport's most popular distance race, reports Runner's World. It takes note of new stats from Running USA showing that a record 1.95 million people finished a 13.1-mile race last year, which marks a 6% increase from the previous year and an astonishing six-fold rise since 1990. Of last year's finishers, 61% were women, up from 53% in 2004.

    "Runners, it seems, are divided between people committed to running for maybe 40 minutes and people ready to hoof it for more than two hours," observes Rose Eveleth at Smithsonian. "If you fall somewhere in between, well, maybe it's about time you try for 13.1 miles. Everyone else is."


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  • by Lexi Petronis

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    Since you're going to spring-clean your house anyway--or at least that's the plan (I have yet to tackle my closet before the sheer volume of what's in there tackles me)--why not spring-clean your health too?


    According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the environment of your home can negatively impact your health. Indoor air quality, water purity, and potentially dangerous toxins and chemicals can all lead to possible illness or injury.

    Says Joel R. Cooper, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician practicing at 21st Century Family Medicine in Glendale, Ariz: "By setting aside a few hours one weekend this spring, we can make simple changes inside our homes--from steps to ensure we're breathing clean air to properly disposing of expired medications--that can help lower our risk of becoming sick or injured."

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    That's why the AOA suggests these tips--they're little things you can do to help

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  • Photo: Courtesy of Larry CarrollA father whose toddler recently passed away has taken his grief to social media with a powerful Fundly campaign, inspiring parents to not only cherish their own children, but also honor his late daughter, too.  

    April 3 was a typical evening — Larry Carroll, a 39-year-old Los Angeles-based reporter was home with his 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter Savannah (nicknamed Savvy), his 5-year-old son, and his wife, who is currently eight-and-a-half months pregnant. "I put Savannah to bed in her crib, and she had a bit of a fever but everything else was normal,” Carroll tells Yahoo Shine.

    However, the next morning, he didn't hear his little girl waking up for their usual 6 a.m. breakfast of peanut butter toast. “She would lick off all the peanut butter and hand the bread back to me,” says Carroll. When he went to check on Savannah, he discovered that she had passed away in her crib during the night, from causes not yet known.

    That day was a blur and by night, Carroll was wired with adrenaline

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  • But is napping the cause, or just a symptom? It's unclear(Newser) - We all know how important it is to get enough sleep-but a new study suggests that daytime napping may actually increase your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at more than 16,000 British adults over a 13-year period, and found that those who slept for an hour or more during the day were almost a third more likely to die prematurely, the Daily Mail reports. Specifically, they were more likely to die from lung diseases, and researchers say napping could contribute to respiratory ailments by triggering inflammation in the body. However, the researchers note that napping may simply be an early sign that your health is in danger, rather than the cause of the problem, the Independent notes.

    In fact, one expert who did not take part in the study suggests, in people with serious lung problems, the naps "may not have hastened death but delayed it." And he notes that the findings show that 85% of people who napped less than one hour a day were at no higher risk of a

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