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It's that time of year again, and we're ready to reveal our seventh annual POPSUGAR 100. Thanks to your millions of votes, we've put together this list of our top 100 stars across music, movies, TV, politics, and more. There are plenty of old favorites this time — like Johnny Depp, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Middleton — but you might also be surprised to see which celebrities are making their POPSUGAR 100 debut thanks to a particularly huge year.
The POPSUGAR 100 is unlike any other fan voted contest out there. This year the four categories — Fresh Faces, Game Changers, Phenoms, and Classics — allowed for a new variety on the list. We are so proud of the 100 that you, our readers, selected. We have the people who are changing the our world as women, like Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, and Jenna Lyons, alongside the stars we've loved and admired for years such as Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Check out where all your favorite stars ranked!
— Additional reporting by Ivana Dukanovic and Lauren Turner
Kimberly Snyder, clinical nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution, says a plant-based diet is optimal for clear skin, renewed energy, and weight loss. We asked Kimberly what one food she recommends for weight loss and why, and she suggests her signature recipe for the Glowing Green Smoothie.
Kimberly explains all the benefits of her Glowing Green Smoothie and why it is a big hit among her clients:
"In one delicious drink, we get the fuel to not only lose weight, but rejuvenate our skin, fight aging, and increase our energy. It's so easy; it's so simple; and it has worked for all my clients, from Hollywood stars to busy moms and schoolteachers.
I often work as the nutritionist on different movie sets, and this amazing thing happens when I do: I start making the Glowing Green Smoothie, and the next thing you know, you look around and all the actors and directors and producers are drinking it every day, because they love the way it makes them feel."
View the Glowing Green Smoothie recipe here.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common ailment among women in their 20s and 30s — 75 percent of women suffer from symptoms. While cramps, lower back pain, and belly bloating can be uncomfortable, one of the worst parts of PMS is when a mood swing strikes. Mayling Kajiya, plant-based-nutrition expert and founder of Girl Uninterrupted, shared some of her tips for making sure PMS doesn't take over and how to support your body's needs during this time.
Know when you're due: It seems simple, but knowing when your cycle is starting can be your best defense against major PMS mood swings. Mayling explains that anticipating your time of the month and knowing why you feel horrible will help you understand what your body is doing. When irritated feelings arise, you'll be able to connect them to your hormonal changes and not feel as out of control of the situation.
Get to the gym: When you're feeling "crappy, crampy, or annoyed" before your period, Mayling says "skip the Midol" and head to the gym or yoga class to feel better; working out is a natural painkiller, she adds. Even after a light workout, your mood will be lifted, and as a bonus, you'll feel less bloated because you worked up a sweat.
Keep reading for what to eat when PMS strikes.
During the Summer, practicing yoga in an already hot and humid room can make breathing unbearable — especially when the guy next to you forgot his deodorant. If you're not used to practicing in high temps, then you'll need to take these precautions to get through a class without passing out.
- Before class: Take a shower and twirl your wet hair up in a bun. Eating cooling foods, such as salads and fruit, can also help.
- What to wear: Skip the cotton and wear yoga clothes made of lightweight, breathable material designed to wick moisture away from the skin. You'd think sporting less clothes, like spandex shorts and a sports bra, would be the perfect outfit for a sweaty practice, but you may want material to cover your body. Slip on your regular tank top, but wear leggings on the bottom that cover your calves. Loose shorts or pants tend to trap heat, so make sure they're skintight. Pants or capris won't make you feel that much hotter than shorts, and they'll help absorb your perspiration, keeping puddles of sweat off your mat.
- How to hydrate: Make sure to drink water throughout the day to prevent dehydration during class. Also, bring an insulated water bottle with ice water with you; be sure to sip your chilled water every 15 minutes or so to cool yourself down and prevent overheating.
- How to handle your slip-and-slide mat: Some mats become dangerously slick when wet. When it's really hot and humid, sweat may pour off your body like a leaky faucet, so invest in a rug or mat towel. It'll absorb dripping perspiration and offer a stable surface you can grip without slipping. Don't forget to bring along a hand towel to wipe sweat off your face and arms.
For more tips on enduring your hot and sweaty Summer yoga class, keep reading.
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Tomorrow marks the official start of Summer, which means warmer weather and shedding clothes. But you don't have to panic at the thought of getting back into a workout routine if you've slacked off. Start anew with these trainer tips for getting back into a healthy routine.
It's common sense: The thing about living healthfully is that a lot of it is just common sense, says celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. When you can make a few healthy changes, do it. It doesn't take much thought to know that moving around more burns more calories than sitting all day, or that you can get your exercise for the day by walking to the store instead of driving.
Every little bit counts: Harley also says that remembering this can also help you make the common sense decision. Instead of thinking of exercise as a huge daunting, boring task, think of your goals in smaller increments. When you walk around, every step or healthy food choice helps you to your goal.
See more expert tips after the break!
If snacking all day is the downfall to your weight-loss goals, it's time to revamp your habit. These store-bought snacks are easy to stash in your desk or office kitchen fridge; when you feel like nibbling, grab one of these instead of heading to the vending machine!
Kale chips: One of our June Must Haves, the Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips are a serious contender when it comes to potato chip alternatives you may actually prefer over the fried stuff. They come in several addictive flavors, and while each chip is loaded with spicy, sweet, or salty goodness, you'll be happy to know that there's nothing but recognizable (and mostly organic) ingredients in each. Each one-ounce serving (half a bag) is 160-170 calories.
Energy bars: Some protein bars can be full of unpronounceable ingredients — which is why KIND bars are a great alternative. These 200-calorie bars are chock-full of healthy fats and protein so you can curb hunger healthfully. Try the dark chocolate nuts and sea salt flavor for a filling snack that also satisfies your sweet tooth.
Yogurt: If your afternoon isn't complete without a sweet treat, then this coffee Chobani Bite, made with dark chocolate chips, will become your new best friend. At only 100 calories per serving, it's just the right amount of sweetness and chocolate to keep you away from the candy bowl.
When you're craving something sweet, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a piece of delicious fruit. Packed with essential nutrients like vitamins, fiber, and even protein, too much of this snack can actually be a good thing! If you're watching your weight or just curious which fruit gives more for less, keep watching to see what 100-calorie portions of your favorites look like.