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Science Says This One Part Of Your Self-Care Routine Has A Huge Effect On Your Confidence

What do you love about yourself? Of course, personality traits should make up the bulk of those bullet points, but I’m actually referring to physical attributes this time around. For me, it’s all about the hair: When my strands are straight and frame…
By Julia Guerra

This Is The Best Yoga Pose You Can Do To Build Confidence Inside & Out

Confidence is all about believing in yourself, having trust in your capabilities, and embracing your perfectly imperfect self. And while some days are easier than other to immerse yourself in self-assurance and esteem, yoga can help a lot during thos…
By Georgina Berbari

I Lost Confidence In My Body During My Relationship, But Here's How I Got It Back

By the time my relationship ended, I felt less like I had a body and more like I was a meaningless, burdensome pile of skin who slept next to another pile of skin I once loved. For the last few months of our relationship, this partner hardly touched …
By Elyssa Goodman

Abigail Breslin Reveals What She Wishes She Could Have Told Her Younger Self – EXCLUSIVE

Growing up can be pretty hard — especially for a young woman. There's self-doubt, a lack of confidence, and not yet grasping the value of what makes you... well, you. Now, add in the fact that you're a young, rising star in Hollywood, and growing up …
By Karen Ruffini

I Secretly Brought My Friend On A First Date & It Boosted My Confidence About Dating

I am a woman rife with "scaries." I get the "Sunday scaries" every weekend when I remember Monday is mandatory. I get the "missed-call scaries" when I receive a call from an unknown number because what if they were calling to deliver the worst news e…
By Kimmy Foskett

Kyle Richards Knows What You Think Of Her & She DGAF — EXCLUSIVE

I'm a 25-year-old woman, and every day I struggle to find my place in the world, but also on the ~interweb~. It's hard to see so many Instagram models and influencers with beautiful skin, perfect hair, and flawless features that feel impossible to ac…
By Katie Corvino

Lili Reinhart Gets Real About Confidence & Her Words Are So Inspiring— EXCLUSIVE

Actress Lili Reinhart knows a thing or two about being true to yourself. At just 21 years old, the young actress seems to have the confidence of a wise, elderly woman who has lived, honey. Despite the usual pressures of Hollywood, Reinhart is grounde…
By Jamie LeeLo

Ashley Graham Dances Completely Topless In A Video & It's Confidence Goals

Do you have access to a cold shower while you're reading this? You're gonna need one. Supermodel Ashley Graham is back in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, but this time she left her bikini top at home. The video of Ashley Graham dancing tople…
By Jamie LeeLo

These Easy Spells For Love & Prosperity Will Help You Get What You Want In 2018

Curious about magic but you have no idea where to start? Fear not! You don’t have to be born with psychic gifts or talents in order to conjure magic into your life. Believe it or not, you have just as much access to the powers that be as even the mos…
By Roya Backlund

Yara Shahidi On How She Rebuilds Her Confidence In This Political Climate — EXCLUSIVE

Yara Shahidi isn't always confident. Despite being one of Hollywood's budding stars and starring in the upcoming Black-ish spinoff, Grown-ish, on Freeform, Shahidi has her moments of self-doubt just like anyone else. Shahidi spoke to Elite Daily abou…
By Kelli Boyle

I Lived Like Chrissy Teigen For A Week & It Affected My Clothes, Confidence, & Relationship

At this point, it’s safe to say that Chrissy Teigen is living da life. Fresh off the heels of announcing her second pregnancy, the Twitter queen's glow knows no bounds, and it got me wondering what would happen if I lived like Chrissy Teigen for a we…
By Pia Velasco

5 Essential Oils That Wake You Up & Inspire You To Tackle Your Day With Confidence

At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, I am becoming more and more convinced of the benefits of essential oils every freaking day. While at first, I was only using them to help me calm down and go to sleep, I have now also discovered essential …
By Annakeara Stinson

7 Ways To Build Your Confidence In Your 20s So You're Ready To Conquer Your 30s

Confidence is not the easiest quality to wear every day when you're facing the complexities of the world. We need it though, so we can get through life as gracefully and original as possible. Don't sleep on the impacting results of wearing and conque…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

This Video About How Everyone Is Legit The Worst Will Make You Confident Around Your Crush

When you have a crush on someone, you can't help but put them on a pedestal. Their personality? The perfect mix of kind, funny, and compassionate! Their insecurities? Non-existent — you've never met someone so confident. Their job? The absolute COOLE…
By Alexia LaFata

Fitness Blogger Shows That Posture Can Change Appearance

Raise your hand if you've been guilty of commenting "goals" under one of your fav fitness Instagrammers' photos. I know I have -- and even if you haven't literally commented, everyone's feed has likely been, at one point or another, flooded by "trans…
By Georgina Berbari

Demi Lovato Proves She's The Queen Of Body Confidence With Crop Top Selfie

Hey ladies, give your heart a break, because what's wrong with being confident? Yes, those are Demi Lovato lyrics and it's definitely a bit of a stretch but seriously, what's so wrong with being confident? Demi Lovato posted a selfie in a crop top an…
By Caroline Cook

Insane Chart On How The World Views Trump Vs. Obama Says So, So Much

In just a few months, President Donald Trump has essentially turned the United States into the smelly kid in the sandbox who no one else wants to play with. Simply put, Trump is extremely unpopular across the world, and America's image is suffering a…
By John Haltiwanger

How To Build Up Your Confidence When You Think Your Body Is 'Flawed'

All my life, I've been big... or bigger than most people. I'm not obese, but I've never been skinny. I grew up taking a lot of dance classes, and when you went to them, your weight was constantly something to talk about. The struggle was real. I was …
By Rachel Chapman

Demi Lovato’s Body Image Advice Will Make You Want To Post A Selfie ASAP

You wouldn't know it just by looking at her, but singer Demi Lovato spent years battling an eating disorder. The 24-year-old superstar recently stated she's "feeling better than ever," but that doesn't mean she doesn't need to give herself a body ima…
By Adam Silvers

Fierce Lady Gaga Songs To Help You Remember How Great You Are After A Breakup

Gather 'round, all you Little Monsters out there! Today marks the 31st birthday of visionary leader and all-around music icon, Lady Gaga. Gaga has helped the world get through a lot, whether through her words in a speech or lyrics to a song. She empo…
By Sean Abrams

6 Ways To Turn Your Awkwardness Into Confidence, As Told By Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is the GOAT when it comes to giving zero fucks about what anyone has to say. She literally lives her life out loud, gambles on her own individuality and lets the chips fall where they may. Nothing about her has ever been up for compromise, …
By Marquaysa Battle

5 Empowering Ways Red Lipstick Can Boost Your Confidence And Help You Succeed

Ah, red lips. According to color psychology, red is the color most associated with passion, action and energy. Red represents confidence, lust and in some cultures, it represents luck. No wonder there's something so sultry and divine about a woman wh…
By Fernanda Calvo

10 Gorgeous Insta Celebs Who Prove Confidence Is The Key To Sexiness

It's that time of year again! Spring is near, so sandy beaches, tropical drinks, cute bikinis and of course, warm weather Instagrams are in our forecast. We love when our favorite celebs flaunt their superhuman curves of all shapes and sizes on socia…
By Ericka Smith

Doing These 8 Little Things Every Day Will Seriously Boost Your Confidence

Confidence plays a major role in countless of our daily interactions, whether you realize it or not. Your confidence affects your personal satisfaction, how you speak with others and even the choices you make throughout the day. It may not surprise y…
By Anna Johansson

How Going Vegan Made Me A Happier, More Confident Version Of Myself

I was once vegan for three years, and I highly recommend it. It doesn't matter how long you choose to transition to a vegan diet: It's something you need to try at least once in your life... even if it's just for a week. Transitioning over to a vegan…
By Sheena Reyes

Why Confidence Is The Only Thing You Need To Have Better, Hotter Sex

While the tantalizing feeling of him running his fingers over the small curve of my back could be seen as a major gesture of admiration, all I thought about was how bloated I felt last night after eating too many French fries. Affection and human tou…
By Kayla Brock

Here's Why Giving Your SO An Ultimatum Isn't Selfish, It's Confident

I have learned and experienced many things during my dating life, but I never thought I'd reach the point of ultimatums with a guy. I never wanted to be that type of woman. In my head, an ultimatum meant throwing a tantrum, stomping your feet, wanti…
By Desiree Johnson

How Joining A Sorority Made Me Confident In Dating

Going up and talking to people has never been easy for me, so moving back to New York from California on my own meant that I had NO FRIENDS for a while. So once I started college, in my very first semester of freshman year, I got this brilliant idea …
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Ariel Winter On Big Butts, Confidence And Her Haters: 'You Can Unfollow Me'

I walked through the oversized, chestnut doors of Ariel Winter's suite at The London Hotel in New York City on Thursday morning and caught my first glimpse of her sitting by the window, legs crossed and hands relaxed in her lap. She stood when she sa…
By Katie Corvino

I Found Self-Confidence After Realizing I Had Gotten Used To Body Insecurity

For as long as I can remember I've played sports. You name a sport, I've probably played it: volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer and even lacrosse. Even though this made my social life practically nonexistent, it forced me to exercise every sing…
By Samantha Short

Model Who Lost Her Leg To Toxic Shock Explains What Confidence Really Means

Lauren Wasser is a survivor. She wasn't born with a particularly tough skin, either — she's earned it. Today, Wasser can be seen in modeling campaigns for brands like Nordstrom and Kenneth Cole. In 2012, however, she was laying feebly in a hospital b…
By Emily Arata

Ariel Winter Is Back At It Again With The Self-Confidence In Tiny Shorts

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to another week where the weather's too hot and your deodorant doesn't matter. Trying to find a way to escape the sweltering summer heat? Well, follow Ariel Winter's lead and don your bod with some short denim shorts, …
By Kelli Boyle

Ariel Winter In Tiny Jean Shorts Has The Confidence All Of Us Should Have

Denim shorts season is coming to an end, but we still have a couple of weeks left to rock our summer bods in them. And that's exactly what "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter did in Los Angeles on Thursday with daisy duke shorts and a belly-bearing cro…
By Talia Koren

'Here' Singer Alessia Cara Says Early Hair Loss Helped Her Build Confidence

For women, hair is very often everything. You're supposed to wax it off your bikini line, legs and underarms, but treasure and preserve the kind growing from your scalp. It's a trophy, a mark of femininity and, sometimes, vanity. It's not a subject w…
By Emily Arata

One Zumba Class Can Give You More Confidence Than Years At The Gym

This story starts with Zumba. For those who don't know, Zumba is basically moving to fast music for the sake of fitness. It's a great source of cardio for people who love a good dance party. But it's a little bit more awkward for those who lean on th…
By Emily Christoforou (Rorich)

12 Ways To Fake Confidence, As Told By Someone Who Fakes It All The Time

Tonight during my drive home, speeding down the speed trap that is San Vicente, I realized I am a writer. I am a writer. Not just a blogger or pubescent poem curator. But a writer. I've been published, and now I have a job that pays me to write copy.…
By Jordan Cross

Why A Pole Dancing Class Was The Only Thing I Needed To Regain My Confidence

Over the past year, I've thought a lot about who I am, who I want to be and how I can get there. Subsequently, I've also thought a lot about growth that is deliberate and intentional. My mindset is this: Instead of simply growing up and letting my ex…
By Rachel Hook

Mindy Kaling Says She Thinks 'Confidence Should Be Earned'

Mindy Kaling had some advice for young women while speaking at Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday. Moderator Alicia Menendez asked Kaling what she wants young women to know about confidence. Kaling said: The truth is,…
By Alexandra Svokos

Why Mastering Self-Confidence Is All About Facing The Unknown

By the time his senior year of high school rolled around, Bob Mathias had developed into a talented track athlete. He could run fast, jump high and throw far. Given his wide-ranging talents, his high school coach suggested that Mathias try a decathlo…
By James Clear

I Was Dressing Room-Shamed And It Destroyed My Body Confidence

The dressing room attendant was pursing her lips in that way older sisters do when they're about to share news you don't want to hear. “It's pretty, but I think it might a little, uh..." I stared at her, waiting for her to tell me the color didn't go…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

7 Ways Being A High School Virgin Actually Boosted My Confidence

High school was more like one long, dry spell for me. It was four long years that I had to endure a severe lack of genital stimulation (from another person, at least). I somehow managed to be trapped in a building full of eager girls my age without e…
By Chris Brown

6 Ways Aries Prove There Is Nothing More Attractive Than Confidence

Everyone knows Aries men and women are a magnificent bunch of people who have enough confidence for the entire world. We exude fabulousness and coolness thanks to a few specific traits that — you know, being the first astrological sign and all — we w…
By Brittany Wright

5 Ways My Confidence Skyrocketed After I Deleted Snapchat

It's no secret we're a generation completely addicted to Snapchat. At any given moment, there's an opportunity to Snap. We're more obsessed with optimizing the chance to upload the moment than we are with the moment itself. Is this Snapchat story-wor…
By Emma Orlando

How Taking A Naked Yoga Class Gave Me A Newfound Confidence In My Body

“So, is this your first time?” a naked, brown-haired man with a tattoo of a colorful peacock asked me as my naked body wiggled its way into a thong. As much as I tried to look away, I couldn’t avert my attention from his junk. OK, that sounds weird o…
By Sheena Sharma

Empowerment From Within: Why True Confidence Means Knowing Your Value

When you hear the word "confidence," you probably think of specific people. These people capture the attention of an entire room just by walking through the door. They can grab a microphone and move a crowd. You think of the captain of your high scho…
By Dan Scotti

'Bearded Woman' Wrote A Moving Letter To Young Self On Self-Confidence

Harnaam Kaur's powerful letter to her younger self is an inspiring and emotional essay on how to have self-confidence through inner beauty. The 24-year-old, plus-size model and anti-bullying advocate was born with polycystic ovary syndrome, a conditi…
By Eitan Levine

Confidence Vs Arrogance: Why You Shouldn't Care What Others Think Of You

“She loves herself” and “she's fake” are phrases I have heard about myself a little too often. I’m not a nasty person, nor am I someone who likes to kick over the beehive. I am, however, someone who is very happy to speak her mind. I hate to break it…
By Stina Sanders

What We Can All Learn From Kanye West's Excessive Self-Confidence

Hate him or love him, Kanye West is the definition of Marmite. Whether he's onstage wrestling Taylor Swift for awards, telling everyone he's the greatest thing since Walt Disney and Steve Jobs, or using Twitter as a blog, you've got to hand it to hi…
By Stina Sanders

How To Regain Your Confidence And Become The Best Version Of Yourself

When was the last time you felt like you weren’t where you thought you’d be in life? Maybe, the ideal life you envisioned isn’t coming to fruition, or perhaps, life’s curveballs have set you down an unexpected path. Whatever it is, these thoughts of …
By Belyn Lai

It's Not You, It's Me: Ladies, Stop Mistaking Validation For Confidence

Whenever a woman shops at Victoria's Secret, it's impossible for her not to eye those intriguing lingerie sets hanging effortlessly on the mannequins. You know the ones: They come in a variety of bold colors, and the lace is strategically placed to p…
By Alexia LaFata