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How to Know When It's Time to Phase Out an Unhealthy Friend
How one dietitian decided to take a step back from her lunch dates with a certain friend.
Old-School Diet Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Once and for All
Sorry, but breakfast doesn't actually "kick start your metabolism" the way you think it does.
An Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse Gave Me Abs...and an Awful Stomach Ache
I broke the one obvious diet rule and tried a cleanse I found on social media.
The Best Way to Successfully Quit a Bad Habit for Good
This doctor says no.
Two Floss Alternatives for Thread Haters
Because if you stop destroying your gums, you won't end up in that dreaded dental chair.
12 Hair Habits Distressing Your Strands
The way you wash, dry, style, and live could be what's causing your hair despair.
11 Ways Your Morning Routine Can Make You Sick
Chances are, you're making at least one of these mistakes.
10 Terrifying Reasons to Stop Nail Biting—For Good!
From lip warts to serious infections, nail biting can lead to a whole lot more than a ruined mani!
Every Hour of TV You Watch Increases Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Luckily, there's an easy way to avoid this fate—and you may already be doing it!
The Dirtiest Item in Your Kitchen
Hint: it's not the sponge.
You Really Need to Stop This Dangerous Gym Habit
What you're doing in the shower may be more harmful than you think!
8 ‘Healthy’ Food and Lifestyle Alternatives That Aren’t
Healthy peanut butter and turkey burgers aren’t doing you any favors. Find out when to stick to the originals.
3 Ways to Stay Healthier While Watching TV
Those House of Cards marathons might do more harm than you thought. Minimize damage without swearing off the remote.
6 Ways to Clean Your Place Like a Germ Expert
When it comes to germs, chances are you're cleaning all wrong.
Why Your Phone Is Teeming With Germs
Your phone is covered in bacteria, a new study shows. Find out what you're doing with it that's so dirty.
4 Ways Expressing Yourself Boosts Your Health
Bottling up stress or anger may feel like the right thing to do—but it can seriously backfire.
7 Zero-Calorie Factors That Derail Weight Loss
These weight-loss saboteurs are more common than you think!
Confessions of a Snack-a-Holic: How I Broke My Habit
Shape's Nutrition Editor spills about her munching habit—and shares her secrets on how she reined it in.
3 Negative Personality Traits That Have Positive Benefits
Pessimistic? Selfish? You could live longer, be happier, and find more success.
That Girls Night Out Cigarette Isn't a Harmless Habit
Even health-conscious Gwyneth Paltrow admits to smoking socially, but taking just one drag can put your health at risk.
Secondhand Smoke Might Be Making You Gain Weight
That myth that cigarettes can help keep you slim? A new study blows smoke at it.
The Worst Drinks for Your Body
It's easy to grab one of these diet disasters when you're thirsty or tired, but after reading this, we guarantee you won't be tempted again.
4 Bad Habits May Cut 10 Years Off Your Life
4 simple habits can help you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle well into your senior years.
One Man Hopes to Change the Healthy Food Community, Why Your Brain Loves Junk Food, and the FDA Just Approved the First Personal Robotic Exoskeleton
One man’s mission to change eliminate waste and hunger, plus our fave fast food and robots are coming!
9 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Superfood
Sweet potato fries, buttered popcorn, and more ways to ruin a perfectly good powerfood.