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Why Wait? Beauty Products That Offer Instant Gratification

Real beauty results — all the brightening, toning, glowing, and firming that you’re after — come with a long-term, apply-every-day commitment. Even …

Skin Care

10 products you'll use over and over again

Summer has arrived along with a new and super fresh crop of beauty products. Come on, girls, it's out with the old and in with the new! I don't know …

Makeup

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Exercise 1 Split squat with overhead press<p>Grab a pair of 8- or 10-pound dumbbells. Stagger your stance into a wide step, one foot forward and one back with hips squared, and hold the weights just above your shoulders, elbows close into your sides <b>(A)</b>. Leaning forward ever so slightly, bend both your …

Get Fit and Sexy—Fast!

Exercise 1 DYNAMIC KNEE RAISE<p>Stand on your left leg, knee slightly bent, and extend your right leg out to the side, toe touching the floor; extend both arms overhead, reaching over to your left side <b>(a)</b>. In one motion, raise your right knee toward your chest as you lower both hands to your knee <b>(b)</b>. …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

5 Beginner-Friendly CrossFit Workouts

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>It's nearly impossible to talk about fitness trends without CrossFit entering the conversation. This high-intensity workout program of constantly varying functional movements has swept the nation and doesn't appear to be going anywhere. “The great thing about …

Top Face Masks - How To Get Soft, Clear Skin

10 reasons you may be breaking out

Although we're no longer teenagers, we still break out now and then and we all know how much it sucks. The bright side is it's much easier to control …

Graduation Dresses For College - Cute Outfit Ideas

Your Biggest Hair Problems, Solved! Pro Solutions to Your Most-Pressing Issues

Damaged hair is an issue we're constantly facing -- if it's not from the color processing or heat styling, it seems like environmental elements like …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

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 …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …

Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back<p>Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

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 …

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 …

Workouts

Sculpt a Knockout Body

Exercise 1 Pushup-Position Alternating Dumbbell Raise<p>Start in a pushup position, legs extended and feet more than shoulder-width apart, with each hand resting on a dumbbell directly under your shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Brace your core, then raise a weight in front of you to shoulder height, keeping your hips …

Workouts

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

Although it's tough to undo hours spent sitting all day hunched over at a desk, the right exercises can help correct your posture. This workout, from Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and author of <i>The Body Reset Diet</i> strengthens the muscles in the back of your body (think your triceps, shoulders, …

Muscle

Move of the Day: Plank With Leg Lift

Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move so you can do each one back to back or individually. Performing this one move each day will add up and you will begin to see noticeable changes in …

Workouts

5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Exercise 1 Bent-over dumbbell rows<p>Pick up the heavy dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back (knees slightly bent) and hinge your torso forward, so it's approaching parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. (Keep your chest "proud" and don't let your lower back hunch forward.) Begin …

Women's Health

Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed!<p><b>Week 1:</b><br>5-minute warm-up jog or jump</b> …

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …