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The Twist back - easy half-up hairstyle tutorial

Growing out your fringe/bangs? You’ll love this simple twist back style to tame your front layers.<p>If your hair is also prone to frizz, this easy …

Gossip Girl Ponytail - Take 2!

Gossip Girl Hairstyles - The Blair Waldorf Twisty Ponytail...again<p>Photo courtesy Google<p>Have you ever completed something that just isn't your best …

Hair Tutorial // Pretty Ponytail with a Twist

I actually created and planned this hair tutorial last week then randomly watched the Elie Saab Spring Couture show and realized my creation was a …

Tuck And Wrap Bun Or Ponytail - Easy Hairstyles

Twisted Ponytail | Day 28

For day 28 we have the prettiest bohemian twisted ponytail. I’m absolutely in love with this hairstyle because I can chase my kids in it, cook, …

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>Shutterstock<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

<b>The Trainer:</b> Tony Gentilcore, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts<p><b>Why This Move Is Awesome:</b> The major perk is that it targets your abs and prevents "cheating" by keeping your lower back in a neutral …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

The Ultimate Medicine Ball Workout

We love our basketball here at the corner of Durham & Chapel Hill. The frenzy put us on to this terrific Men's Health article highlighting a UNC Tar …

175 DIY gifts you can make instead of shopping on Black Friday

If the idea of fighting your way through Best Buy is giving you a headache, opt for something a little craftier.<p>There's no need to elbow your way …

A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Exercise 1 Box Jump<p>Stand in front of a sturdy box or bench with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Brace your core and soften into a slight squat in preparation for the jump <b>(B)</b>. Using your arms for assistance, jump high onto the bench <b>(C)</b> so that you land in a downward fashion, landing on …

The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

Exercise 1 Squat, Lunge, Curl<p>Stand with your arms at your sides and squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Push back up to the starting position. Then take a giant step forward with your left foot and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground. Push up onto your …

Skinny Jeans

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Exercise 1 Narrow-Stance Goblet Squat<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell vertically in front of your chest, both hands cupping the dumbbell head <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your chest up and your core tight, sit your hips back and squat as low as you can <b>(B)</b>. Press through your heels to …

Standing Flat-Abs Workout

<b>1. Dumbbell Side Bend</b> (need two 5- to 10-lbs dumbbells) <b><br>2. Standing Core Stabilization</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>3. Bow Extension</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell)<p>Can't get enough abs exercises? Check out 10 abs exercises better than …

Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

7 Workout Moves That Will Whip You Into Shape in No Time

These seven exercise moves from a pro trainer will help you get your ass where it needs to be — just in time to slip into your favorite mini skirt or leather pants.<p>When it comes to fall fashion, yes, there are lots of layers, but there are also leather pants, tight dresses (hi, holiday parties), …

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

TRX Total Body Workout - Legs, Chest, Back, Arms

This is a guest post written by Matthew Denos.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of bodyweight training. It's no frills, convenient and the …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

How to make a snow globe out of a mason jar

Shake up your holiday gift-giving with a fun, personalized present that anyone would love.<p>The holidays are a great time to bust out your craft …

Skip the Squats and Do These 15 Booty-Sculpting Moves Instead

Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt exercises out there! Mix up your routine, and try out the following moves that tone and lift your derrière. Who knows? You might say "so long" to squats (for now) and find a new favorite exercise in the bunch.

The Up-Against-the-Wall Workout

Exercise 1 Shoulder Climbers<p>This one’s a real back blaster, from shoulders to glutes to hamstrings (with a little quad as well). <b>(A)</b> Squat down, back to the wall. <b>(B)</b> Roll your shoulders back and up, while you press slowly up with your legs—your aim is to “climb” the wall, with your upper body …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Do This Workout for a Flat Belly!

<b>Reverse Lunge with Twist & Pull</b> <b><br>Targets:</b> butt, thighs, core, shoulders, and upper back<p>Stand with your arms extended forward at chest height, holding one end of the band in each hand. Step your left foot back, and lower into a lunge. Twist your torso over your right leg, and pull your hands farther …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

Six Pack Abs Exercise With Top 7 Exercise Ball Variation | Core

Exercise ball helps as a great core workout when you use it to do crunches and other ab exercises.<p>Ball exercise builds the upper as well as lower …

15-Minute Hot Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Reverse Wood Chop<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees bent, and hold a medicine ball outside your right knee <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your arms straight, brace your core and stand as you raise the ball diagonally above your left shoulder <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

Hump Day Snack: Mini Pumpkin-Pie-Slice Cookies

It's one of the sad-but-true facts of Thanksgiving that slices of pie just aren't very portable. To save possible pie-induced tears when dinner ends, …