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Meditation can Grow Your Brain in Just 8 Weeks

A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can …

12 Erotic Photos From "Fifty Shades of Food"

The ultimate in food porn.<p>After photographer Bryan Regan read the <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> books years ago, he took some inspiration and decided to spice up his photos. He started using sex toys on his favorite foods.<p>"While visiting the local grocery store for the project," writes FeatureShoot, "his …

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

Non-violence

Alien Star Missed Us by Less Than a Light-Year, Scientists Say

Astronomers say a red dwarf star and its brown dwarf companion passed within a light-year of our own sun 70,000 years ago, moving through the comets in the outer reaches of the Oort Cloud that surrounds our solar system.<p>The star is known as WISE J072003.20-084651.2, or Scholz's star. Today, it's 20 …

Astronomy

Tiny Hamsters Go on a Romantic Italian-Themed Valentine's Day Date, Obviously

If you're still torn about what to do for Valentine's Day this year, why not take a tip from this super-adorable hamster couple, who are celebrating this year with a romantic Italian-inspired spaghetti-and-meatballs supper at home...in an elaborately constructed diorama with a mustachioed human …

37 GIFs That Perfectly Illustrate How Much We Hate Our Periods

...Even though there aren't enough GIFs in the world to describe the struggle<p>Periods don't just suck—they suck in a million different ways. Your emotions tailspin, your cravings multiply, your hormones are all over the place…and that's not even taking into account the pain and blood you have to …

Women's Health

The Terrifying Moment During Katy Perry's Halftime Show You Didn't See

*Shivers.*<p>While you were busy obsessing over #LeftShark, a far more sinister act was going down during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. And no, I'm not talking about the possible shade-throwing.<p>If you'll draw your attention past Katy Perry, past her dancing beach friends, and past the ocean …

Left Shark

18 Things You Do When You're Alone—But Would NEVER Admit

<b>2. Eat peanut butter out of the jar by the light of the refrigerator.</b> Or cream cheese. Or yogurt. Or cold leftover pizza. You're not picky as long as you've got that mood lighting.<p><b>3. Ignore serving sizes completely.</b> Who says you can't have three quarters of a frozen pizza all for yourself?<p><b>4. Talk</b> …

The Greys’ Apartment

Welcome home Mr. and Mrs. Grey. Explore Christian and Ana's lavish penthouse and get an exclusive look into their world.

Blizzard 2015: 250-Mile Stretch of Northeast Braces for Storm

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday afternoon, with more than 2 feet of snow expected to create "paralyzing, crippling" conditions, forecasters said Sunday.<p>It's part of a storm system that's expected to pummel the Northeast from Philadelphia all the …

10 Iconic Movie Kisses Hilariously Reenacted by Real People

With gender roles reversed!<p><b>1. Romeo and Juliet</b>Star-crossed meets cross-dressed.<p><b>2. Titanic</b>"I'm the queen of the world!"<p><b>3. Sixteen Candles</b>Oh, those awkward teen years!<p><b>4. Clueless</b>"So OK, I don't want to be a traitor to my generation and all but I don't get how guys dress today."<p><b>5. Dirty Dancing</b>Nobody …

You’ll Never Believe This Crave-Worthy Rice Bowl Has Less Than 500 Calories

We’ve actually had dreams about this dish—it’s that amazing.<p>There are the foods that you can't stop thinking about because they're so delicious—and then there are the ones that can help you lose weight. When those two circles inersect, though, is where the real magic happens. This portobello, …

Food

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

Workouts

Westford Teen Dies In Skiing Accident At Nashoba Valley

WESTFORD (CBS) – A 13-year-old Westford boy died in a skiing accident Saturday afternoon at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, according to the Middlesex …

The Trick to Mastering a Real Push-Up

And toning your whole upper body at once.<p>Don't be that girl who cheats on the push-ups while everyone else in your fitness class pounds out a set. It won't help you learn the proper move, which, when done right, can tone your core, arms, chest, and back all at once.<p>Use these modifications to …

10 Exercises You Can Do Without Getting Out of Bed

Don't get up. Really!<p>Don't want to get up extra early to log a morning workout at the gym? Fine, stay in bed. You can still transform your body with exercises you can do right on your mattress. Choose a few of them, or complete every move, and perform as many reps as you can in 30 seconds. You'll …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

Healthy Eating

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

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 the muscles in your glutes and …

Skinny Jeans

The Plank Workout That Will Tone Your Abs, Sculpt Your Tush, and Strengthen Your Arms

Still doing bunches of crunches? Seriously?<p>We don't like to play favorites, but...for planks, we'll make an exception. "They are, without a doubt, the best core exercise there is," says trainer David Kirsch, who works with Kate Upton and Liv Tyler. The harder-than-they-look poses in this workout …

Workouts

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

Workouts

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help

What to Put on Your Fridge—Instead of a Sexy Model Pic—to Help You Lose Weight

Contrary to popular belief, she WON'T help you get a bod like hers.<p>It’s 8 p.m. You feel hungry, but you might just be bored. You’re not really sure, so you reach for the fridge door just to check out your options—and then she stares you down. You know who she is. The hot, perfectly fit supermodel …

Fitness

How to Pull an All-Nighter and Actually Get Sh*t Done

Chugging Red Bull is not the answer.<p><b>1. Time It Wisely</b> <br>Pull your all-nighter when you have nothing on the next day so you can just sleep it off. Also, Mondays tend to work well because you'll already be pretty well rested from the weekend (depending on what you got up to, of course...)<p><b>2. Take a</b> …