10 foods so basic you almost forgot they were healthy

Whole grain pasta: Rich in fiber Sweet potatoes: Packed with vitamin C, B6, potassium and vitamin A Frozen vegetables: Easy to cook vegetables with different vitamins Whole grain bread: Rich in fiber Yogurt: Think probiotics,vitamin B, potassium and magnesium Can of low sodium beans: Lots of protein, complex carbs, fiber and minerals Nuts: A handful of omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fat…

Rock the at-home workout

Long story short, you don’t need a fancy gym to start working out. Go ahead, rock the home workout with these easy steps. Designate a space your “gym space” It could be a corner of your room, your basement or even a section of your living room. Declare it your personal gym space. This is where…

“Unmanageable” hair? Embrace it

You may see frizz and fuss. But we see beauty. If your hair is wavy, curly, frizz or just acting”difficult” here are some tips to help you feel and look amazing. Rock the half ponytail You could do it high or low. Leave strands to frame your face, or pull it all back. Shape your…

A body-positive fashion campaign you’ll love

While the fashion world is finally becoming more inclusive, highlighting women of all backgrounds and shapes – “plus size” and “straight size” models are rarely in the same campaigns together. One campaign called the All Woman Project wants to change that. The campaign was started by models and body-positive activists Charli Howard and Clementine Desseaux….

Michelle Phan: How to build your self-confidence

YouTube star Michelle Phan, while known for her cool make-up tutorials, got real about self-confidence in one special post. She starts of with an amazing insight, that confidence is a muscle. It has to be exercised daily, she says. Check out her great tips here. After watching, share your thoughts! Which tip from Michelle did…

6 ways to make mornings less miserable

We all want to wake up better rested and ready to take on the day. But then we hit snooze. Getting into a good sleeping rhythm is hard! But here are 6 ways to make it much easier. Get sh*t done the night before Throw your outfit on a chair. Pack your bag before with your…

Demi Lovato opens up about addiction and recovery

At Demi Lovato’s worst point, she couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without using cocaine. For years, the award-winning musician battled bullying, addiction, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and self-harm. And she’s made it her mission to talk openly about it and break the silence around these very real problems.   In a recent interview, Lovato told Refinery 29…

Make a face scrub with natural ingredients from your kitchen

Natural skin care doesn’t have to be pricy. Make a great face wash or scrub with ingredients right in your kitchen cabinet! If you have sensitive or very-dry skin, Lumiere recommends the oatmeal, sugar or plain yogurt recipes here. Suga Suga! Mix with olive oil or almond oil. Pour one fourth cup of sugar into…

Fashion student petitions for more plus size models

Parsons fashion and design student Nayyara Chue petioned for more fuller-size mannequens after finding that her school only had one, Runway Riot reports. Chue is demanding size 18-24 mannequins for all the students. “The average woman in the United States is a size 14. As a visionary generation, upcoming designers at such a prestigious institution…

5 things to do right now if you’re feeling down

We’ve all been there. You wake up feeling overly-tired, sad or irritated. Maybe there’s a reason, maybe there isn’t. Recent studies show that people who are more prone to depression have a harder time moving from one thought to another. Sometimes the best cure is doing something that gets your mind out of the grey…