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46 New Drugstore Beauty Products We Can't Shut Up About

We've always loved drugstore beauty products for their prices (anything extra we can add to the cart while buying toilet paper and still come out under $20 is clutch). But as of...

Skin Care

Eating Well May Count More Than Exercise for Weight Loss: Study

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Medical Daily.<p>We've all heard that to lose weight we need to do two things: eat less, exercise more. This makes …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

This Is the Best Diet for Weight Loss in Your 30s

If you've recently celebrated a milestone birthday, you may be wondering what the secret behind the best diet for weight loss in your 30s? It's no …

Nutrition

12 Simple Ways to Start Exercising Again After a Break

If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is beating yourself up for being lazy, it’s time to forgive and move on. We asked weight loss …

Five Tips for Optimal Protein Intake When Trying to Improve Your Body | Poliquin Article

Protein foods have a profound effect on changing your body composition.<p>Protein builds muscle in the absence of exercise, and the effect is enhanced …

How eccentric muscle training can make you stronger and leaner quickly

Are you trying to get in shape for a big sports event or race? Do you want a bikini beach body this summer? Try eccentric muscle training – there’s a …

Muscle

13 Home Office Decorating Tricks to Increase Productivity

<i>By Yanic Simard, Houzz Contributor</i><p>A great home office balances the rigors of work and the relaxation of life in your most familiar and comfortable surroundings. But so often these spaces can end up feeling a little too "office" and not enough "home," or vice versa. And that's not good for business …

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This Exercise Works Your Glutes, Hamstrings, and Lower Back All At Once

All you need is a bench and your body weight to do it<p>The reverse hyper works your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back all at once.<p>Unfortunately, most gyms don’t have reverse hyperextension machines.<p>But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to …

Workouts

The 10 Biggest Running Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Whether you're a fitness runner or a sub-three-hour marathoner, you’ve probably committed one or more of the ten crimes listed below. But don't worry, these errors are easy to correct. We recruited renowned coaches Dr. Jason Karp, and Dr. Matt Moran to keep you running happy and injury-free.<p>#10: …

Running

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

15 Mistakes Smart People Make in Retirement

Neglecting to plan for long-term care can be a big threat to your nest egg.<p>Americans make plenty of mistakes when it comes to planning for …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

I Tried an Instagram Fitness Challenge and My Body Changed Like Crazy

But it wasn't easy.<p>Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, also known as the Tone It Up Girls, could be your best friends, if your best friends happened to be ripped as hell. They are your trainers, your cheerleaders, your #goals, all in one. Picture two mermaids—that's them. Karena is the long-legged …

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

Healthy Eating

7 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Get results on demand.<p>Shutterstock<p>Muscles aren't built in a day—but that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to 12 reps—you force a ton of blood into your muscles’ fast-twitch or power fibers. Long story …

A 30 Minute Treadmill Workout That’ll Burn Fat In Overdrive

When you hop on the treadmill at the gym, you want to make sure your run is as efficient as possible. Consider this 30 minute treadmill workout …

The best leg workout you can do in less than 25 minutes

Training the lower body is the ultimate foundation for improving overall strength, muscle endurance, and athletic performance. Big, compound, …

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

Workouts

12 Incredibly Underrated Exercises You Should Probably Be Doing More

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p><i>Credit: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock</i><p>It's not difficult to find articles touting all the magical benefits of burpees, planks, and squats. I'm not saying these aren't good exercises. They are! But sticking to staples like these during your workouts gets old in a hurry, and is more likely to …

Be More Successful: 8 Steps to Find and Leverage Your True Strengths

We all hope to improve on our weaknesses, but sometimes the best approach is to do a lot more of what you already do best.<p>Are you as successful as you would like to be? (Depending on how you define success, of course.)<p>If you're like most people, the answer is, "Probably not." Not because you're …

The Only Exercise You Need to Feel *Sexier* in Any Bathing Suit

Here's how to target the areas your swimsuit reveals most — with one move.<p>There's absolutely nothing you have to do to get ready for bikini season. All you have to do is put one on and you'll look amazing — that's just how it is. But, if you're inclined to work out with wearing a bathing suit in …

How to gain muscle like a bodybuilding champion

Hitting the gym hard and a muscle-building diet harder but still don’t have the physique you were hoping for? Well here’s the secret: if you want to …

Fitness

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

There’s a huge problem with how we treat depression

She suffered from bipolar disorder, which meant that she cycled between explosions of boundless energy and black holes of suicidal despair.<p>Despair brought her to our unit.<p>Her long chart chronicled how previous psychiatrists had emptied the armory: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, …

5 Delicious Recipes To Help Ward Off Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy body, healthy mind.<p>Maintaining a quick mind is one of the most important parts of successful and healthy aging. Playing brain games like solving crosswords or puzzles, as well as physical activity, like table tennis, have all been touted as ways to keep your cognition sharp as a …