3-Minute Read: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Burning More Calories
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. Maximize your calorie burn with minimal effort.
Okay, you do have to try a little. But the editors at Health.com have some pretty genius tips for amping up your burn without logging excessive gym time. Want more low-key tips to look low-key amazing? See how our senior editor Hallie transformed her body in three months with just a few lifestyle tweaks.
2. Okay—we are SO guilty of this concealer mistake.
Quick q: How do you apply concealer under your eyes? With a brush? With a dab or swipe of your finger? All wrong answers, sorry. In order to get the most natural, seamless look, it's time to start tapping on the product. Get the deets here.
3. Close your eyes, and imagine a world where you can pay whatever you want for your beauty products…
It's a reality with 100% Pure's new "pay as you wish" initiative, which allows you to literally pay whatever you want for its newest all-natural skincare launches, which debut tomorrow, September 8. Oh, and here's the kicker: Whatever money you do put forth is actually a donation to Forget Me Not Farm, a California rescue organization for farm animals.
4. Yo, New York yogis!
After dominating the yoga scene in other cities across the country, CorePower Yoga is finally (finally!) arriving in NYC. The first studio, which will open in early 2017 on the Upper West Side, promises to be super spacious, built with recycled materials, and to offer the same spa-like amenities found at other CorePower locations. And that's of course not to mention the array of classes the brand is known for, from candlelight hot yoga to its booty-busting Sculpt class, which incorporates weights and cardio blasts along with your downward dog and Warrior II.
5. Want to be happier? Heed the advice of this 98-year-old yoga teacher.
Often referred to as the "world's oldest yoga teacher," Tao Porchon-Lynch is also known for her larger-than-life smile—and she's perfectly happy to spread the joy. Learn her secrets for living your best life here. (Spoiler: It's pretty simple.)
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