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How to Lose a Pound By Next Week

In order to lose one pound a week, you need to burn 3,500 calories per week, or 500 per day. But exercise is just one piece of the weight-loss puzzle. If you make diet changes by cutting calories during any given meal, then you won't be bound to intense 500-calorie burning workouts every day—you'll …

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

It has a rep as an awesome arm and shoulder builder, “but anytime you bring weight over your head, you’re forced to brace your core, which makes abs muscles stronger,” says Cosgrove. Stand and hold a pair of dumbbells level with your shoulders, elbows bent, palms facing each other. Lift them …

Jack Gilbert's Experiments in Erotica

By Dan Piepenbring February 18, 2015<p>Department of Sex Ed<p><i>A poet’s misadventures in erotica.</i><p>GILBERTI’ve written prose. I’ve written several novels that no one has seen. Well, one was published.INTERVIEWER<i>My Mother Taught Me</i>, an erotic novel, wasn’t it?GILBERTIt’s about sexuality. You have to …

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12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

<b>Yellow Eyes</b><br>Eyes that turn a shade of yellow may be due to a condition known as scleral icterus, which could possibly indicate that your liver isn't functioning properly, says dermatologist Soheil Simzar, M.D.<p><b>Eye Bags and Puffiness</b><br>High-sodium foods and a diet rich in salt can promote water retention …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

<i>Get the tutorial at Hair Romance.</i><p><b>Hippie Braids</b><br>Boho braids are the epitome of summer style, and this look is so versatile, you can still wear it into fall, no problem. Best of all, it doesn't require any super-complicated braids—your skills definitely will suffice.<p><i>Get the tutorial at Barefoot Blonde.</i><p>…

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Can 36 questions help you fall back in love? Putting our marriage to the test

"To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This."<p>That was the seductive promise of the New York Times' "Modern Love" headline that exploded across social media this month, leading millions of readers to wonder if a scientifically-determined set of 36 questions could really lead to romance.<p>Are you looking for …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

6 Ways to Lose Weight While Hanging Out with Your Friends

<b>2. Form a Cooking Club</b><br>No more wine-soaked book nights! “Pick a featured ingredient or cuisine, and one night each month host a healthy cooking club," says Zeitlin. "Everyone makes a healthy dish within the theme you have selected and brings the recipe with them to share afterward." This has all the …

How to Lose 15 Pounds Without Dieting

<b>The research:</b> For the study, 10 "recreationally active" college-age women (so, not athletes) of normal body weight were given a high-protein meal (45 percent protein), low-protein meal (15 percent), or no food at all before walking on a treadmill. The women who ate the high-protein meal an hour …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

<b>Do Cardio</b><br>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one study, researchers found that cyclers increased their metabolism for 14 hours after a tough 45-minute workout. "If you do just two to three vigorous bouts of exercise per week for 45 minutes, you could lose a pound of …

The High Heel Survival Guide

Party season means countless occasions on which to wear all those sparkly, impractical, towering heels. Here, expert tips and products for getting through the night without winding up as the barefoot girl on the dance floor.<p>Party season means countless occasions on which to wear all those sparkly, …

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Holistic Medicine

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

<b>Collard Cooler</b><br>Using apples eliminates the need for added sugar, says Cavuto.<p>2 leaves collard greens<br>2 1/2 medium apples<br>1/2 medium cucumber<br>2 stalks celery<br>1/2 medium lemon, peeled<br>1/2 medium lime, peeled<p>Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add …

How To Keep Your Chest And Décolletage Looking Young

Maintaining the skin above the neck is a fulltime job, so it's easy to forget about what lies beneath. Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center Jeannette Graf offers her no-fail advice.<p><b>Sunscreen is key.</b> By nature, the skin on the chest is thinner and dryer than the …

8 Foods That Decrease Inflammation and Help You Lose Weight

Because eating these foods is so much easier than counting calories<p>Chronic inflammation can throw off your hunger mechanism and metabolism-regulating hormones, spur insulin resistance, and even cause you to hang onto water weight, says nutritionist Alex Caspero, R.D. What's more, research published …

The Back Pocket Pasta: How to Cook Dinner Using Only Pantry Staples

These "back pocket pasta" ideas make use of common pantry staples and come together in minutes—perfect for a weeknight dinner.<p>We're all about the art of a good 'gram, so when we noticed <i>Bon Appétit</i> special projects director <b>Colu Henry</b>'s recurring #backpocketpasta photos, we had to take notice. The …

Italian Food

25 Icons Who Travel in Style

Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.<p>Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.

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How To Banish Under Eye Bags

Because no one likes those pesky, puffy suckers.<p><b>Q: My under eye bags are out of control. What can I do to deflate them or at least minimize their appearance?</b><p><b>A:</b> First you have to figure out why you have them. Are they genetic (do your mom and dad have them)? Or are they cropping up because you …

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Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Saffron

8 Servings<p>Blind-baking the crust in this lemon buttermilk pie recipe is essential: It keeps it from getting soggy when the custardy filling is added.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>buttermilk pie dough<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted …

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