Carol McGee

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Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It's a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to …

The Best Ways to Keep Your Pubic Hair in Check

A regular waxing habit can cause other kinds of wear and tear over time too. "One of the biggest issues I see is that when women have been removing hair from their labia for years, they can develop an eczema-like condition," says Jennifer Gunter, M.D., an ob-gyn and director of pelvic pain and …

The Simple 5-Part Practice to Encourage Self Acceptance

5<p>SHARES<p>If you struggle with body image or disordered eating, this practice helps you tune in to what you need to feel physically and emotionally …

Bulk Bin Snack Bars

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals that anyone can make -- whether you're in your first apartment or feeding a hangry family.</i><p><i>Today: A sticky, satisfying snack made from the assorted</i> …

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12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

<b>You'll Lose 40 Percent More Fat</b><br>If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading: When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups—no exercise, aerobic exercise only, or aerobic exercise and weight training—they all lost around 21 pounds, but the lifters shed six more …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

13 Pieces of Yoga Apparel You’ll Love Wearing—Even If You Don’t Practice Yoga

Stylish options that are perfect for the studio or running errands<p>Recently, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported that yoga apparel sales spiked by a whopping 45 percent in 2013—while yoga participation increased by just 4.5 percent in the same time period. The <i>Journal</i> attributes the discrepancy to "yoga …

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

5 Office Yoga Poses (That Won't Freak Out Your Coworkers)

It's no surprise that sitting at a desk all day is not good for our health. So instead of feeling fidgety with discomfort, try these five yoga poses for a midday feel good stretch that will leave you tension-free and energized. Not to mention your co-workers will be able to continue their …

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4 Spices That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Ground Ginger</b><br>Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties help to promote insulin sensitivity, says London. This helps reduce fatty acids in the blood and normalize blood-sugar levels, both of which promote weight stability. London suggests sprinkling ground ginger onto Asian-inspired stir-fries or mixing …

10 Summer Foods You NEED to Eat Right Now

<b>Gazpacho</b><br>Sick of salads? Try gazpacho. It has all the nutrient powerhouses of a salad—such as tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Plus, it’s super-refreshing (and definitely a great way to beat the heat).<p><b>Grilled Pineapple</b><br>Fire up the grill, and throw on some pineapple! Unlike your …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

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Make Your Glutes Burn!

The Uncommon Exercise That Will Make Your Glutes Burn<p>It'll also wake up your backside and help you lift more weight during all other lower-body moves<p>By Kelsey Cannon, Photography By Corbis Images<p>A <b>miniband</b> might not be the first tool you reach for when building a stronger, more powerful lower body, …

7 Things That Sound Enough Like 'I Love You'

<i>This post originally appeared on Reductress.com.</i><p>Romance has never been easy. And no matter who's playing, at some point they'll be faced with saying those three little words that often leave you vulnerable, unsure, and possibly invested. Here are a few phrases that sound enough like "I love you" …

Homemade Vanilla Bean, Blackberry, Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Almond Coffee Syrups

<b>my favorite coldbrew coffee</b><br>First things first: coarsely grind the coffee beans! Yeah, this is annoying. For a year I’d try to make coldbrew coffee …

We're genetically linked to our friends

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "You've got a friend in me."<p>A new study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests friends may be more than just people you lean on when you're not strong; they might actually help you carry on -- genetically …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Healthy and Portable Fridge-Free Snacks

<b>1. Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds</b><p>Autumn means pumpkin-flavored everything, but why stop when the trees are finally bare? Instead of grabbing another Pumpkin Spice Latte, bake a sweet or savory batch of pumpkin seeds. They make a quick, crunchy snack that's packed with vitamins.<p><b>2. Dark Chocolate Coconut</b> …

9 Under-150-Calorie Frozen Treats You'll Love

<b>Jeni’s Cantaloupe and Sun Tea Sorbet</b> <i><br>120 calories per half-cup</i><br>Jeni’s newest summer sorbet combines two super-seasonal flavors: black tea and smooth, refreshing cantaloupe. As an added bonus, each serving contains 30 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 35 percent of the vitamin …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …

Five So Bootyful Workouts

It’s been the subject matter of many billboard hits and even has its own Instagram selfie hashtag (#belfie). With celebrities like JLo and Kim …

The Only Move You Need for Instant Stress Relief

Calmness and clarity from one simple yoga pose? Yes, please!<p>Welcome to one of my favorite yoga poses! Legs-up-the-Wall is an amazing cure-all posture. It relieves stress, combats insomnia, soothes tired legs, and brings all-over relief to an overworked body and mind. Use this posture anytime you …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

8 Things You Should Never Wear to the Gym

<b>100 Percent Cotton Clothing</b><br>Steer clear of workout wear made with 100 percent cotton fabric. This fiber may seem like a cool and comfortable option, but because cotton absorbs moisture and is slow to dry, your sweat will literally stick with you. Aside from weighing you down, damp cotton duds can …

Yoga: Poses to Tone Your Arms

Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists. Walk your hands a few inches in front of your shoulders. Curl your toes under, lift your hips, and straighten your legs. Push into your palms …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

The Scuttlebutt: A Sandwich to End All Sandwiches

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: The sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- and why you should serve it at your next party.</i><p>Moving from one neighborhood to another is like a breakup, an amputation, …

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How to Make Perfectly Flaky Biscuits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's brunch season, which means only one thing -- it's time to perfect your</i> …

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