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With an audience of 13 million, SELF puts the power in a woman's hands to live her most awesome life—emotionally, physically and socially. The founder of the Pink Ribbon and an ASME National Magazine Award winner for excellence in journalistic achievement, SELF is published by Condé Nast, home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands.

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The One Thing Pedicurists Want You To Know

(5) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 9:41 AM

By Hannah Morrill, SELF
The pros who work on your toes get real.

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(Photo: Dave Yoder/WWD)

When you sink into the pedicure chair, the goal is to sit back and relax. But one thing could be standing in the...

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"I Had A Stroke at 38 Years Old"

(11) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 12:04 PM

How one woman turned a life-changing event into an opportunity to thrive. As told to Kristin Canning

By Kristin Canning, SELF

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(Photo: Courtesy of Merideth Gilmor)

I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom...

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7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Hot Yoga

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 1:09 PM

The super-sweaty lessons every yogi needs to learn
By Laurel Leicht, SELF

I'm not a yogi by any means (my flexibility, or lack thereof, is laughable), but I've flowed through enough Vinyasa classes to know my way around Warriors and Chaturanga. Still, when I walked into a...

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5 Relationship Red Flags That Don't Have to Be Dealbreakers

(3) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Don't write him off just yet.
By Jenna Birch, SELF

Has he entered his third decade of life without a solitary long-term relationship? Or are things only so-so in bed -- because he clearly needs a little schooling? "Eek. Red flag!"

Okay, not so fast. Having a...

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The One Thing Your Waxer Wants You to Know

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Spa pros tell it like it is.
By Hannah Morrill, SELF

No one knows you quite like your waxer. And when you're face up on the table, you're most likely thinking about yourself and your pain levels--not what your waxer is thinking or feeling. Here's a little...

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How to Eat Healthy at... Starbucks

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 10:38 AM

It's not just great for iced lattes. You can grab a quick, healthy lunch for under 500 calories at the ever-present coffee chain with these Self-approved picks.

By Stephanie Clarke, R.D., and Willow Jarosh, R.D., SELF

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Photo: Cathy Crawford

If you're...

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The Surprising Behavior That Actually Rekindles Love

(11) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 8:54 AM

How one unlikely element can strengthen your relationships.

By Jen Doll, SELF

I'm what you might call a "hyperresponsive texter." When I get a message, I send one back almost immediately -- a habit drawn from work. I also hate to seem rude. So I always text back,...

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The One Thing Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Doing

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 8:28 AM

Healthy eating advice straight from the pros.

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF
Main Photo by Romulo A Yanes

From food bloggers to television shows to Pinterest boards, there's an overwhelming amount of nutrition information, everywhere you turn. How's a normal person supposed to identify the difference between...

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The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You'd Stop Doing

(105) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 9:50 AM

The difference between good and bad skin comes down to this.
By Hannah Morrill, SELF

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Photo: Delphine Achard

You know to wash your face after the gym and wipe off your makeup before you go to bed at night....

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3 Steps To Truly Unwind On Vacation

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 8:33 AM

How to power down, reboot -- and make sure work doesn't get in the way.

By Madeline Buxton, SELF

Vacation starts now... right after you answer that one quick email. But before you know it, you've spent the whole morning in your hotel room.

Sound familiar?

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Is It Time to Break Up With Your Friend?

(8) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 1:59 PM

When a best pal betrays your trust, should you just move on? One SELF editor found a new way forward.
By Tatiana Boncompagni, SELF

The sun was hot and high in the sky as I dropped a clump of berries into the bucket between my feet. I...

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The One Thing Trainers Wish You'd Stop Doing

(8) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 10:20 AM

These habits could hold you back from seeing results.
By Amy Schlinger, SELF

If you've hit a plateau and are no longer seeing results from your workouts, it's not because you ate too much at lunch, or because you are just not an early riser. Sure, diet...

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What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

(22) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 11:43 AM

We'll have what they're having.
By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

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(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)

There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of...

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How to Eat Healthy At... Chipotle

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 5:26 PM

Treat yourself to Mexican today for less than 500 calories. Bring on the tacos!
By Willow Jarosh, R.D., And Stephanie Clarke, R.D., SELF

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(Photo: Courtesy of Chipotle)

Chipotle is known for their local produce, GMO-free menu, ethically-sourced protein--and...

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5 Signs It's Time To Switch Up Your Workout

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 10:16 AM

Could changing it up be what you need to get stronger, fitter, faster? Take the test now.
By Amy Schlinger, SELF

A regular workout routine is important for your body--but not if it's keeping you from seeing results. "Your body eventually adapts to the training requirements...

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8 Things No One Tells You About Doing Yoga

(295) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 10:18 AM

The essential lessons every yogi should learn.
By Alison Feller, SELF

I have always been a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. I was a competitive dancer through college, and once I got hooked on running and Spinning I was all cardio, all the time. But yoga? Never.

Then...

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One Stretch to Wake Up Your Body

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM

It feels amazing first thing in the morning--trust.
By Amy Schlinger, SELF

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Photo of Jenn by Jay Sullivan

Bring your body to life first thing in the A.M. and give your muscles a natural caffeine-like boost...

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The 6 Most Common Running Pains and When to See a Doctor

(2) Comments | Posted May 24, 2015 | 9:39 AM

Aches are common (and totally normal) after a hard workout. Here's how to know whether yours might be a sign of something more serious.
By Meg Lappe, SELF

Longer daylight and summer hours at the office mean more time for running pre- and post-work. Unfortunately, it...

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Stop Everything and Do These Stretches

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 2:59 PM

Start your weekend off right by giving your muscles some much-needed attention.

By Bari Lieberman, SELF

Stretching: You know you need to do more of it, but something always seems to come up, right? Like making that delicious new smoothie recipe you...

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10 Ways to Guarantee You Get Up for That A.M. Workout

(4) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 8:25 AM

By Lucy Maher, SELF

Tempted to press snooze? Don't.

"Exercising early in the morning jump-starts your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours and energizes you for the day," says Jennifer Sherman, a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor and Head Coach at Peloton Cycle in New York City. And...

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