42 Things You Should Definitely Avoid Googling When Pregnant

1. What does labor look like?

2. What does labor feel like?

3. Should I get an epidural?

4. Should I get a C-section?

5. Video: Epidural

6. Video: C-section

7. Video: Woman giving birth to twins, via C-section

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8. Does heartburn mean you’re having a boy?

9. Does heartburn mean you’re having a 10-pound boy?

10. Is there anything you can do not to have a boy?

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The Playlist That’ll Help You Run Your Fastest Pace Yet

Hey there, Ms. Speedy Pants

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Nike’s Zoom Academy shares a recent playlist.

We’re going to be totally honest here: Working for WomensHealthMag.com comes with some serious perks. Recently, one of the biggies was being invited to participate in Nike’s Zoom Academy, an eight-week program the shoe company created to help editors run their fastest mile ever. “The mile is just ingrained in American psyche,” says Nike trainer and running coach Joe Holder. “We gauge everything against the mile.”

While we had the good fortune of being able to train with Holder (we’ll be doing our final mile time trial at the end of August!), anyone can follow a similar plan—just download Nike’s Find Your Fast training program (or tag along with a Nike+ Run Club if you have one near you). Speed drills are a crucial part of Zoom Academy, but the music you listen to while you’re sprinting also plays a role, says Holder: The higher the beats per minute (BPMs) of the songs you’re listening to, the faster you’ll run—and research proves it. That’s why Nike partnered with Spotify to introduce a new feature on its Nike+ Run app: pace stations. Just enter the pace you want to run and a theme (“Taylor Swift,” for example—don’t judge), and Spotify will generate a playlist for you with the perfect BPMs to keep you at that speed.

The playlists Holder makes for the workouts he leads are pretty sick, too (he’s been known to throw a speaker in his running backpack and blast music during outdoor runs). Here’s the mix he made for a HIIT and run session:

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You can download the playlist on Spotify. Not ready to sweat this second? Sample some of the songs:

Nike+ Run Club has chapters nationwide.


Chris Pratt’s PDA Advice: ‘Keep It Classy’

…And other love advice from the happily wed <i>Jurassic World</i> star

Chris Pratt, a.k.a. the most loveable man on earth, recently sat down with Women’s Health to share some romantic words of wisdom. The 36-year-old star of Jurassic World, who is married to actress Anna Faris and is basically the best celebrity dad ever, had this to say when we asked him if he was a fan of PDA:

“Yes. But it’s a fine line,” he said. “Keep it classy. Don’t be gross. I don’t mind PDA; I do mind GPDA, which is Gross Public Displays of Affection.”

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We couldn’t agree more. But his advice didn’t end there. Check out his insightful response when we asked him if it’s ever okay to lie to your partner:

“Honesty is the best policy, but being mindful of someone’s feelings is also very important. It’s not okay to lie, but it is okay to protect your partner. And understanding the difference requires wisdom.”

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And if you had any question about whether his relationship with wife Anna Faris is anything short of perfect, here’s what he told us when we asked him if opposites attact:

“Well, scientifically it’s a fact, because you can look at the polarity of the water molecule and the capillary action of ice and water,” he said with a laugh. “It can be true in real life, too, but I don’t think it’s a rule. If you’re like Anna and myself, we’re very similar. We married ourselves because we have comparable egos and abnormally high self-esteem.”

All together now: Aww!

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For more insights from Chris Pratt, pick up the July/August issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands now.


The Move That Flattens Your Abs AND Sculpts Sexy Legs

Crop top or short shorts? How about both!

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Dumbbell Lunge and Rotation: It’s not nice to pick favorites, and with this super effective move, you don’t have choose between toning your abs and strengthening your legs. This two-for-one exercise engages your core—especially your obliques—as well as your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. I think we just found your new go-to move!

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DUP Method Review – Is Jason Maxwell & Mike Samuels’s Program Really Good? #diet #cardio

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