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From loss and addiction to spiritual reflection, this meditation guru teaches the power of control

Biet Simkin isn’t your average spiritual leader. Sure, she is one of the leading meditation teachers and published author on the subject, but her path to higher consciousness came about through the school of hard knocks. With her edgy style and raw approach, Biet teaches that we can be both spiritual *and* still want the most from life without feeling guilty—whether it be wealth and the urge to shop at Barney’s or success and some damn good sex. She immerses her audiences in meditations that break down inhibitions, offer deep connections and showcase the profoundness of our humanity. So with that, let’s meditate on Biet.

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The Skeptics Guide to Reading Your Sign: A Q&A with Astrology Star Mecca Woods

If astrological signs and birth charts are too “woo-woo” for you, and you think that they have absolutely nothing to do with your path in life, then we ask you, give Mecca Woods a look. In her own words, you’ll find "no hocus-pocus, fairy dust, or Wizard of Oz-like gimmicks here. Just astrology—made plain and simple." You can thank your lucky stars now, because we’ve got some Mecca Woods wisdom comin’ your way.

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Daphne Zuniga Shares Her #1 Piece of Advice: “Never Stop Learning”

at just 56 years old, daphne zuniga has had quite entertainment career. she’s graced the big screen (Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs) and the small screen (Melrose Place), and only just recently found her two passions in life. Daphne has become unstoppable. And she had some lessons for us when it comes to constantly evolving in this thing call life. Ready, set, fangirl.

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A Trainer for the Heart, Mind, and Booty: Fitness Expert Kim Strother Shares the Workout of her Life

The name Kim Strother may not initially ring a bell, but don’t sweat it—you’ve seen her face and her work all throughout the fitness world. As a cover model, she’s appeared in nearly every major fitness mag you can think of, as a celeb trainer, she’s worked with some of the best and well-known booties in the LA and as one of the top fitness instructors in the country, she has graced the cardio rooms of some of the most prestigious gyms. We sat down with Kim to talk about what she’s all about and how she tackled the hard decision to surrender to the flow of life. Hint hint: Doing so will get you more than you ever could have asked for.

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The 10 women trailblazers who are inspiring us today.

When you think of the 4th of July, you may think of bbqs, fireworks and donning your best red, white, and blues; but we’ve got something else in mind. We’re blasting some Destiny’s Child and giving a shoutout to our favorite independent women (because it is called *Independence* Day after all!). These women are absolute trailblazers who are fierce, passionate, badass and ultimately paving the way for not just American women, but women around the world. NOTE: It was really damn hard to pick just 10.

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It’s Okay to Not “Find Yourself” Until You’re 30—This Younger Star Shares How the Show Transformed Her

We were first introduced to Molly Bernard on TV Land’s unsuspecting hit show Younger, where she currently plays the role of Lauren, a feisty redhead publicist. After debuting, the show quickly gained popularity, and consequently so did Molly’s character—one of the first pansexual characters publicly portrayed on television. We got the chance to chat with Molly about the struggles of being in Hollywood, the importance of self-worth, the reality of anxiety and the mentors that have helped her along the way.

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How LGBTQA+ Activist and OITNB’s Lea Delaria Stopped Giving a F*ck and Started Changing the World

Lea Delaria, most recently known for her role as Big Boo on Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black, is a comedian, actor, musician, activist and self-described “butch dyke.” But after talking with her, it’s clear that those descriptions only graze the surface. Ultimately, she wants to change the status quo and push the conversation further - and we were all ears to hear what she had to say! You’re gonna want to get to know the real, raw, and one-of-a kind Lea Delaria.

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This natural “birth control” is an option we couldn’t even conceive of—but it works

Have you ever forgotten to take your pill and subsequently freaked out? Have you ever thought about your IUD too much and realized you have a foreign object inside of you pumping you with hormones? Have you ever second-guessed using the most common birth control methods because of the short and long-term impacts or side effects? Welp, you’re not the only one. With so much new research being done around women’s healthcare, we, as women, have started to realize that the status quo may just not be good enough for us. We’re asking ourselves: “Is this the best we can do?” And that’s exactly what Elina Berglund, Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist and founder of Natural Cycles, did when looking for a more natural birth control method.

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Authentically, Megan Batoon.

With more than 1 million loyal followers on her own YouTube channel, a successful podcaster, and an MTV “Creator To Watch,” Megan Batoon has gone from college student focused on graphic design to modern-day influencer with her very own lifestyle brand. But how did she do it? All by trusting her gut, focusing on the things she loves the most and being her true, authentic self.

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A True Gem: How Samantha Wills Launched Her Massive Career At 21 Years Old

Samantha Wills launched her own business at just 21 years old. Starting with a few hundred dollars and a big leap of faith, she catapulted to international success and made a name for herself on the global stage. After 15 years (earlier this year), Samantha felt that her jewelry brand had done all that it was set out to do and decided to close her jewelry business to focus on her career as a speaker, writer and creative. While her jewelry business may no longer be operating, there is so much to be learned in her story and her immense success.. How she created success, stuck by it, believed that her path was continuing to evolve, trusting in herself and her intuition and once again reinventing herself.

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How Olivia Culpo Found Universal Happiness

At just 26 years old, Olivia Culpo has taken on the universe, literally. In 2012 alone, she went from representing Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant to being crowned Miss Universe. From modeling to acting to opening her own restaurant back home, Olivia is constantly evolving. And what inspires us the most? She is continuously using her platform to motivate her fans to find and feel the most beautiful versions of themselves. She is grounded, she is candid, she remembers the importance of family and friends, and she’s one of our fave ladies

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