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Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; …

Nutrition

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington

On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, …

Donald Trump

Everything You Need to Know to Run Better, Faster, Stronger, Longer

Rain or shine, indoors or out, you are piling up the miles, getting ready for next month’s 10K. But your performance doesn't seem to be improving, …

The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever

What if all it took to improve your running immeasurably was a few minutes marching in place?<p>In a 2011 New York Times Magazine feature, Christopher McDougall, author of <i>Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen</i> experimented with just that.<p>"I was …

Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet the Best for You?

And what exactly is inflammation, anyway?

Nutrition

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

4 Basic Calculations Reveal the State of Your Finances

A few simple math problems to measure your financial health.<p>An older survey revealed that almost 40% of Americans described math as their least …

What You Need to Know to Understand Your Paycheck

The amount of money you expect to get and what actually shows up on your paycheck can be very different.<p>If you're like most people, at some point …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

Yes, the Republican Party has become pathological. But why?

We’re not going to fix American democracy until we can explain why the GOP went crazy.<p>In response to a recent essay I published here on Vox about the dangers of our current hyperpartisanship, Jonathan Chait offered some pushback. Whereas I lay blame for our current dysfunctional polarization on the …

Political Science

Paul Ryan’s postcard tax return is really dumb

Cutting millionaires’ taxes is neither necessary nor sufficient to simplify tax filing.<p>As Republicans rally behind a big push for tax cuts, expect to hear one idea over and over: that a major goal of reform is to make the tax code so simple you could file your taxes on a postcard.<p>Paul Ryan floated …

Finance

Here's What Happens When You Eat Nothing but Fruit for a Week

I always thought the word <i>fruitarian</i> was like the word <i>chocoholic</i>—a cutesy term used to describe someone’s food preferences but not actually a real way …

The 8 Limbs & 4 Types of Yoga

The Spiritual Side of Yoga<p>Despite its amazing growth in popularity, many serious practitioners of the ancient art of yoga see it as nothing more than …

Yoga

The Easiest Vegetables to Grow Indoors

Want fresh produce all year long? Grow them at home! Check out this list of eight easy-to-grow vegetables.<p>There's nothing quite like freshly picked …

Gardening
Retirement

Why The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

How Immigrants Can Plan a Comfortable Retirement

Planning a comfortable retirement can be a complex process. That’s especially true for immigrants, who often face legal hurdles that people born in …

Buying a home comfortably and affordably

What makes up a monthly mortgage payment?<p>A monthly payment isn’t just the principal and interest payment on your loan, but also taxes, insurance and, …

7 ways to live within your means now so you can enjoy retirement later

Living within your means can be difficult. It requires planning, discipline and awareness of what your personal financial limits are.<p>Load …

How to Season Your Food Without Using Salt

Salt is everything when it comes to cooking and baking—but it's not the only way to add flavor to a dish. There are many other ingredients you can …

32 Vegan Lunches You Can Take to Work

Whether you follow the "vegan before 6 p.m." routine, you're taking a Beyoncé-like vegan challenge, or you're animal free through and through, it …

They say runners need flexibility, but you may be surprised at the latest thinking

For years, runners have believed that their sport makes them too tight and that they should turn to yoga to lengthen their muscles, become more flexible and thereby develop into better runners. It turns out, though, that the opposite may be true: Coaches and physical therapists now say that bending …

Marathons

The Myth of Flexibility and Yoga

One of the most common notions people share with me when they learn I teach yoga is that <b>they think they must be flexible to do it.</b> It seems the …

Treating plantar fasciitis with ultrasonic energy

<b>DEAR MAYO CLINIC:</b> Is it true that plantar fasciitis sometimes can be treated with ultrasonic energy? How does that work?<p><b>ANSWER:</b> Yes. The treatment …

Plantar Fasciitis