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These Are the Ugliest Colors to Paint Your Home, According to Science

After intense research, the Australian government thinks it found the world's ugliest color. In fact, it's using the repellent hue to discourage people from smoking -- and other governments may be following suit.<p>So what horrific shade could possibly be so bad it might turn people off from the …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

5 Stability Ball Exercises for a Crazy Strong Core

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When was the last time you used a stability ball at the gym? Sure, shiny new gadgets and machinery might look fun, but some machines can be more trouble than they're worth. (We're looking at you, seated crunch machine!)<p>The '90s called and reminded us …

Workouts

What Old People Know About Sex That You Don't

I'd like to share a revelation with you. It took me months of pondering my interview data from hundreds of long-married elders, but I finally got it. It's about sex and older people -- not something younger folks think about a lot. However, when I have given talks to 20- and 30-somethings about my …

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Is it better to get 30 minutes of exercise or 30 minutes of extra sleep?

Here's a simple quality-of-life question: If you had 30 minutes of extra unexpected free time in your day, would you use it for sleep or exercise?<p>I asked this last week to friends and colleagues, and they all said the same thing: "Who in the hell has these 30 minutes of free time, and are their …

Navigating A Japanese Drugstore

To people from Tokyo, the drugstore is probably more of a necessary pit stop on the way home from work. To me—an American tourist—it’s a destination …

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

Holocaust documentary whose horrors remained unseen reaches cinemas – after 70 years

In 1945, Alfred Hitchcock advised on a film that would catalogue the atrocities uncovered in concentration camps by Allied troops. Now the Imperial War Museum has completed the film with previously unseen footage<p>Skeletal figures, too weak to move, wait limply for help. At gunpoint, blank-faced SS …

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …

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3 Ways to Make Any Abs Exercise Harder

These tricks will help you train the most important part of your core that you’re not working<p>Performing a tougher core routine isn’t just about adding seconds to planks or reps to abs wheel rollouts.<p>New science from the Postural Restoration Institute shows that how you breath during core exercises …

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use in these …

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5 habits of vegetarians you should steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: …

13 Gourmet Slow Cooker Recipes You Won’t Believe Came Out of a Crock Pot

<i>Pictured: Slow Cooker Pork Enchilada recipe from CHOW</i>I'm not gonna lie. I'm kind of a snob about slow cookers. For me, cooking is a meditative, …

Cooking

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

39 Crock-Pot Recipes That’ll Last You All Week

Cooking for one means dinner can easily become yet another turkey sandwich or bowl of cereal. Yawn. Instead of letting the single life rob you of …

Cooking

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Anatomical Deltoid Training

<i>Interested in more exercise science? Check out anatomical tricep training and anatomical bicep training.</i><p>Anatomy<p>Similar to the triceps, there are three heads to the deltoids; the anterior, the middle, and the posterior.<p>The anterior deltoid starts (originates) on the anterior surface of the clavicle …

How to Get the 'Afterburn' Effect in Your Workout

Get smart about your workout and you'll burn calories long after your sneakers are off<p>Many workouts tout the effect of burning extra calories even …

6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Marriage

Know what you’re really getting into before you say “I do.”<p>For something most of us have either done or plan to do someday, getting married sure comes with a lot of myths. We can credit old-school mindsets and princesses living “happily ever after” for most of them. Here are six of the biggest …

What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Children?

The tragic tale of Marie Antoinette's death during the French Revolution is the stuff of legend. But while the story of Marie Antoinette ends with …

20 French Phrases You Should Be Using

As much as 30 percent of the English language—or roughly one in three English words—is believed to be derived directly from French. It’s a …

5 Signs He's Falling In Love With You

Women’s Health's Guy Next Door tips you off to the dead giveaways<p>Men aren't always the best at expressing our emotions. It's not that we <i>can't</i> talk about our feelings—we just don't even stop to think about them very often. Emotion, especially the lovey-dovey stuff, is kind of like elevator music to …

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Hollywood 'It Girls' and Their Tragic Downfalls

Heavy is the head that wears the "It Girl" tiara.<p>History has no dearth of young women who burst onto the scene, captivating audiences and artists …

Banana Bread How I Love Thee: Let Me Count the 15 Recipes

Banana bread is one of the most versatile snacks: You can have it toasted with butter for breakfast, or frost it with cream cheese and bake it in a …

10 geek sins that will get your geek card revoked

Here are 10 of the worst transgressions for any geek. Doing any one of these will put your geek credentials at risk. Do two of them and your geek …