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The Fit Five: Bulk Up With Body Weight

Fitness enthusiasts around the world have always advocated for body-weight exercises, but to the beginner and even some seasoned lifters these …

Are Bed-Time Carbs Bad?

<b>Q:</b> <i>Are carbohydrates bad to eat before bed?</i><p><b>A:</b> Across the fitness and nutrition spectrum, carbohydrates have been demonized as instigators of weight …

Nutrition

How the Gym Can Make You GAIN Weight

Yeah, you read that right<p>You’ve been working out for months—so why is the number on the scale going in the wrong direction? Many people actually gain weight despite going to the gym, according to a recent survey by Forza Supplements.<p>The U.K.-based company polled 1,000 people on their diet and …

3 Wavy Hairstyles to Try While You Sleep

<b>Get more overnight hairstyling Ideas with tips from PopSugar!</b><p>Sure you can blow-dry or diffuse your strands every morning. But not only does that cut into your coveted snoozing, the added heat can damage your strands. Save time (and your hair's integrity) by shampooing and air-drying at night …

5 Reasons Your Workouts Aren't Working

In the pursuit of a ripped six-pack and bulging biceps, more might not always mean better. In fact, working harder in the gym may set you farther …

Exercise

5 Super Drinks That Will Help You Be Immortal

Forget smartphones, immortality is the hot new thing in the tech business. From Oracle boss Larry Ellison to Google cofounder Sergey Brin, billionaire tech executives are spending millions to avoid a date with the Grim Reaper. While the work being financed largely involves man-made solutions like …

Nutrition

The Perfect 24-hour Day for Fat Loss and How to Maximize Your Life

Can Fish Oil Combat Junk Food’s Effect?

You stay on track with your diet during the week, but the weekend comes with its own set of temptations. A night out with the guys or kicking back …

Nutrition

Bob Harper Puts Emphasis on Diet

Many people think that just simply exercising will help you lose some pounds and keep you fit, but celebrity trainer and CrossFit advocate Bob …

Weight Loss

September 2013 Fitness Breakthroughs

8 boredom-busting smoothie recipes

Strawberry and banana smoothies? Sure, they’re tasty, but you’ve been there and done that a hundred times over.<p>So, it’s time to step up your smoothie …

The better-skin diet: 8 best foods for a healthier-looking complexion

Just how the right combination of lean proteins, vitamin-rich vegetables, and wholesome carbs can fuel your muscles, the right foods can also improve …

Nutrition

Is Mind Control Possible?

Mind control is an unsettling thing, generally reserved for horror films or sci-fi flicks. Thing is, University of Washington researchers may have …

Left Brain-Right Brain Myth Debunked

It’s simple—If you’re logical, detail-oriented, and fairly analytical, then you’re said to be left-brained. On the contrary, if you’re more …

The Brain

September 2013 Nutrition Breakthroughs

Nutrition

Cheat Sheet: How to Keep Vegetables Fresh Longer

Some people shop impulsively for shoes. I shop impulsively for vegetables. I wander through the Union Square Greenmarket at lunchtime and find myself …

10 Things I Learned During My First 3 Years of Running

1. It gets easier<p>I don't mean the runs themselves are always easy, but running gets easier. It's so much easier to lace up my shoes and head out now …