Do you jump out of bed before your alarm even goes off, feeling entirely well-rested? If you’re like most people, yeah, no. But life doesn’t have to be a series of sleepless nights and drowsy, caffeine-fueled days. We asked the experts which alternative sleep aids work and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of them.
A lot of us need some encouragement — and sometimes downright nagging — to exercise. This is where a significant other comes in really handy. A January 2015 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at how likely people were to change their habits for the healthier, like quitting smoking, starting to be active, or losing weight, in relation to what their partner did. What they found was that people were more successful in adopting new, healthy habits if their partner did it, too.
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A job where you get to work from home, lying on your couch, in sweatpants sounds like a dream right? Maybe even the dream? Well, according to recent research, you shouldn’t just be fantasizing about it. An experiment conducted with Chinese travel agency Ctrip found that employees who worked from home were more productive and reported higher work satisfaction than those who worked in the office, the Harvard Business Review reported.
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Banks made a business out of instructing aspiring models—and critiques herself with an equally unforgiving eye. The founder of Tyra Beauty, a new makeup line, looks at her highs and lows.
Like cocaine, sugar boosts the levels of pleasure molecules in your brain, including serotonin and dopamine, which feels good—at first. Over time, your brain adapts to the higher levels of those neurotransmitters, and you need more to feel the same effects. Sugar crash? You betcha. And what’s more, a sugar habit is also bad news for your skin.
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Every week starting today, we’ll be combing through all of the beauty steals, deals, and discounts out there to let you in on the best scores of the moment. Even better: Some of the deals will be exclusive to allure.com readers, so you won’t be able to find them anywhere else. (Yeah, we’re awesome like that.)
Eye-brightening liners, radiant skin in a jar, and the coolest pastel polishes of the season. We love these products so much, we included all five in this month’s Beauty Box. Want in? Get all of the details on joining this members-only sampling service here.
Here’s a sampling of products representing the best of what’s happening in Korea right now. And they’re all right here in the United States.
M.A.C. has a knack for joining forces with the coolest, most creative people from the fashion and beauty world. And its latest collaboration—with Isabel (the woman who designed Michelle Obama’s 2009 Inauguration Day dress) and Ruben Toledo—is no different. In fact, it may be one of the coolest, most creative collections we’ve seen from M.A.C. (and that’s saying a lot). Here’s a look at each and every bold, colorful, smile-inducing piece in the line, which launches February 5.
The first step of all: Apply a moisturizer with SPF to help concealer glide on smoothly.
Then use concealer only where you need it, like on undereye circles and blemishes, advises makeup artist Ana Marie Rizzieri, who created the look in these photos. Try a creamy formula, like Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, in a shade that matches your skin tone. “Choosing a shade lighter is a myth,” she says. “Too-white circles under your eyes look like you wore goggles while tanning.” Apply in little stripes with a pointed concealer brush. Then blend using your ring finger for the lightest touch, and don’t tug on delicate undereye areas, Rizzieri instructs.