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New 'happiness gene' discovered

The secret to happiness is one of life's biggest questions. And while circumstances do play a big role in how happy — or depressed — you are, new scientific research finds that so does DNA. A new study published in the Nature Genetics journal, says researchers discovered three genetic variants...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:55pm

How to advance your career when you’re pregnant

Telling your friends you’re pregnant is definitely something to look forward to. But telling your boss is typically a bit more anxiety inducing.Allyson Downey, author of “Here’s the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood” (out today) was...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

How healthy are these Instagram snacks really?

Sometimes the #fitspiration that pops up in your feed is spot-on. But other times it’s deceiving. A post-work out photo of someone chugging Vitamin Water? Little does that selfie-taker know that Vitamin Water is loaded with sugar. And some premade smoothies — that, granted, look delicious — can...

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:10pm

This household product put over 62,000 kids in danger

A common household staple is putting young children in danger every day — and it isn't a cleaning chemical you might think of, like bleach. A new study published today in the Pediatrics journal says roughly 20 percent of children ingest laundry or washing machine detergent pods.Related: Should your...

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 7:48pm

Where to do a Prince themed workout this weekend

Prince's untimely death has fans all over the city mourning. It's a sad, sad weekend. While you may want to park it on the couch, turn off all the lights and drink heavily, that isn't going to make you feel better. What will make you feel better is getting together with other Prince fans and...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:23pm

Suicide rate way up for the first time in 30 years

According to new data from the National Centre for Health Statistics, suicide rates in the U.S. are up for the first time since 1986 — and not by a small percentage. Currently, the suicide rate is 13 per 100,000 people. In 2014, the most recent year the study included, 42,773 people in the U.S....

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:56pm

Boxed Water: Trendy gimmick or sustainable solution?

Boxed Water was born Instagram-ready. First, the font, Smart Sans, is a trendy sans serif. Second, it comes in a carton, triggering memories of school year milk drinking days for the nostalgia generation of now. Go to a music festival like SXSW, or a Fashion Week event, and chances are you’ll see...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:00pm

What will happen to Prince's unpublished memoir?

It was less than a month ago that Prince announced at a New York City concert that he was writing a memoir that Random House would publish. Tentatively titled, "The Beautiful One," the book was meant to be his life story, in his own words. But with his untimely death confirmed just moments ago, the...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:04pm

Quiz: What type of runner are you?

Let’s face it, runners are a weird subsect of people. But there are a lot of different types of runners, each weird in their own ways. Comedy writer and runner Mark Remy wrote a whole guide, “Runners of North America,” highlighting the strange habits of various runners — everyone from the Newbie...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:56pm

Instagram party boy lands book deal

Poker player and playboy Dan Bilzerian has racked up more than 16.7 million Instagram followers with his posts of scanitly clad women and lavish lifestyle. And now, he's giving his followers a more in-depth look into his life with a new book.Related: Jack Antonoff lands big book dealRelated: Holly...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:12pm

@SoSadToday starts an important conversation about depression

In the middle of a particularly difficult depressive episode, Melissa Broder tried out an unusual type of therapy: creating an anonymous Twitter account called @sosadtoday to disclose her dark inner thoughts to the world. “@sosadtoday is lifting me up so much,” explains Broder, “and revealing one...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

Watch 'The Girl on the Train' trailer

Paula Hawkins' novel "The Girl On The Train" was the most talked about book of 2015, and now, the movie trailer for the film adaption is finally here — and it doesn't disapoint.Related: How a morning commute inspired 'The Girl On The Train'In case you haven't read the book, the emotional thrilleris...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

Physique 57 and NYC Ballet partner to hold a free barre class

Normally, Physique 57's barre classes cost $36 per class, but next week you can attend one that's 100 percent free. The fitness studio is partnering with the New York City Ballet and the Central Park Conservancy in celebration of International Dance Day.Related: Equinox just announced an amazing...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:08pm

Why does flexibility matter anyway?

We’re told it’s important to be flexible as early as elementary school. Remember the sit and reach test as part of the Presidential Fitness Test? As adults, yoga is touted as the thing to do. But what if cardio is more your thing? Or what if you generally live a healthy lifestyle already? What good...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

Piers Morgan gives the Beckhams parenting tips

David and Victoria Beckham seem to have plenty of pride in their children, but Piers Morgan thinks they also seem to have no shame. He's taking issue with the Beckhams' recent posting of a video of youngest child Cruz Beckham singing, calling the over-share "shameless." Related: Katie Holmes is...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:15am

Katie Holmes really, really loves Suri's birthday

How much does Katie Holmes love daughter Suri Cruise's birthday? She'd make it a national holiday if she could. Like, literally. In an Instagram post giving her daughter — with ex-husband Tom Cruise — a b-day shout-out, Holmes revealed that it's "my favorite day of the year," followed by a rather...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:06am

Iggy Azalea bans personal questions

Australian rapper and controversy-magnet Iggy Azalea has a new album due out in June, and she's looking to prep any folks who might be interviewing her on her upcoming press tour. Her main message? Let's keep things professional.Related: Iggy Azalea responds to Macklemore' 'White Privilege II slam...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:57pm

O.J. Simpson has a crush on Kris Jenner

O.J. Simpson could be up for parole next year, and he's apparently centering all of his post-prison plans — and romantic pursuits — around one reality TV-friendly family. “O.J. has had a crush on Kris [Jenner] forever,” author Ian Halperin tells the Sun. Related: Any ideas what Beyonce has planned...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:06pm

3 sexy books to give your week a tantalizing boost

Ever fantasize about a guy in a Jane Austen novel? Wonder if Shakespeare had a fetish? Do you have a secret celebrity crush? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the books on this list are definitely for you. It’s not every month so many good, sexy reads hit the shelves, but April ushers...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

Equinox just announced an amazing partnership

It's no secret that Equinox is more luxe (read: pricey) than the average gym, but then again, it's more than just a place to jump on the treadmill. There's the spa, the long list of classes, personal training and now, a new way to treat yourself post-workout.Related: Equinox set to open 5 new NYC...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:00pm