The ‘I Hate My Legs’ Guide to Summer Styles

Peel off my skinny jeans and you’ll find some colorful secrets: blue ropy veins, red spider capillaries and brown spots. (As for those wobbly inner thighs that even my killer spin classes can’t seem to firm up, let’s not go there.) Every morning when I open my closet, my summer dresses glare at me accusingly from their hangers. And I’m still not ready to discuss wearing shorts — although I have to say the new cut-off Bermuda-length jeans do beckon. …

Compression Socks Are Now … Hip?

These definitely are not your grandma’s compression stockings. Suddenly, those tight, thick hose that help improve blood circulation are the newest hip-and-healthy trend. My grandma, who wore compression hose back in the day, would be stunned to hear that companies are now making compression tights and knee-high socks in chic colors and fun patterns to appeal to both fashion-conscious travelers and hard-core runners. >> 23 Fabulous and Famous Grandmas Here’s the New York Times on the trend among fashionistas: In preparation …

Hemorrhoid Help: 7 Things You Should Know

No one likes talking about hemorrhoids, but they’re obviously a problem for a lot of us: In 2012, more people searched Google for information on hemorrhoids than any other health condition. That’s not really surprising, considering that the National Institutes of Health says half of all Americans over the age of 50 have hemorrhoids. And 75 percent of people will suffer from them at some point in their lives. (Women often get them during pregnancy and after childbirth.) So what …