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5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism in the Morning

<b>Exercise</b><br>That early workout doesn't just put a pep in your step: Exercising in the morning also helps boost your metabolism, more so than exercising at other times, according to previous studies. So lace up your sneaks and greet the sun to torch extra calories.<p><b>Add Intensity</b><br>A recent study found that …

6 Sex Tips You'll Only Hear From a Porn Star

<b>Go All Out for Role Play</b><br>Avoid the always-open costume shop that sells that generic French maid outfit for 50 percent off. "Something more elaborate shows that you're making the time and effort to dress up and do something special for your partner," says Drake, who has to prep for movies by wearing …

27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

<b>Do Cardio</b><br>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one study, researchers found that cyclers increased their metabolism for 14 hours after a tough 45-minute workout. "If you do just two to three vigorous bouts of exercise per week for 45 minutes, you could lose a pound of …

10 Things NOT to Do After You've Gained Weight

<b>Don't Mentally Punish Yourself</b><br>Punishing yourself by staring in the mirror with fury or calling yourself "fatty" or showing your friend your muffin top isn't going to magically melt the fat around your waist—and it's going to work against you. Research shows that people who practice self-compassion …

First Date Advice: 7 Ways to Ace a First Date

Here's what researchers noted about women based on the speed dates:<p><b>You're usually pickier than he is</b> One finding you'll love: The power is (mostly) in your hands. “Women are much more selective than men when it comes to dating,” says study author Dan McFarland, PhD, a sociologist at Stanford. …

6 Signs You Need to Rethink Your Weight-Loss Plan

<b>2. Three Words: Major Digestive Issues</b><br>"If you find yourself constipated, cramping, or have loose stools, you may be missing some key nutrients," says Middleberg. Or it could be that the food your diet consists of just doesn't agree with your system. Trust us—weight loss is not worth suffering (and …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

The 25 WORST Diet Tips Ever

<b>Fat Makes You Fat</b><br>It depends on the type of fats you're eating, says Tricia Psota, R.D., a nutritionist based in Washington D.C. "Fats in chips, cookies, and greasy foods can increase cholesterol and your risk for certain diseases. But good fats, like those found in nuts, avocados, and salmon, …

Feel Starved for Time? Here's a Surprising (and Easy) Solution

Photo by Scott King<p>Although I presumably spent most of my childhood daydreaming, I seldom do it anymore. Occasionally, I'll catch myself spacing out in the shower, just standing there, and I'll try to hustle myself back on track, lest I waste any more time or water.<p>Rarely do we just let ourselves …

Personal Hygiene

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …

12 Hot Sex Games For Couples

“My SO and I will occasionally play strip-videogames. Whoever loses a round has to remove an article of clothing. Then after the clothes, sexual acts are included for losses.” —<i>Cambriheed</i><p>“I happen to love Kinky Jenga.” —<i>Poly-Pocket</i><p>“Me and my girl were watching a movie on her couch. Every time it …

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9 Eating Habits That Are Derailing Your Weight-Loss Efforts

<b>Exercising Sans Carbs</b><br>Low-carb foods might help some women shed a few pounds—but they'll backfire if you're kicking it in the gym. "High-intensity exercise requires carbohydrate fuel, and high-intensity training is what sculpts your body," says dietician Susan M. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D., a scientific …

What You Need to Know Before a Casual Hookup

<b>Bring Your Own Condoms</b><br>"Condoms are not a suggestion, but a requirement," says Morse. It's safe to assume that this might not be his first casual rodeo, and it’s just plain smart to protect yourself, she says. So instead of worrying about whether he's got the goods to keep things safe, pack your own …

9 Guys Share the BEST Date They've Ever Been On

“Best date was at this little microlounge way out of my price range, but I had a gift card so I was able to splurge. We drank some of the most expensive drinks we had ever had and just connected about music and found that we liked a lot of the same artists. Nice conversation with a beautiful lady, …

3 Reasons to Watch Porn Together

<b>It Can Turn You On Big Time</b><br>We don't have to hit you over the head with a hammer to let you know that porn is incredibly stimulating—for both genders. But more often than not, people use it solo to help them masturbate. "When you watch it together, though, it can be a very powerful trigger for …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

<b>Mistake #2: Insisting on Eight Glasses a Day</b> <br>It's time to kick this adage to the curb: The Institute of Medicine actually recommends 11.4 cups per day, although hydration needs vary from person to person. The exact amount of H2O you need is dependent on your size and weight. And since you can also …

11 Tips to Make Running Easier

<b>2. Look Ahead</b><br>Keeping your eyes focused on a target in front of you can actually make your runs seem shorter and easier, according to research from New York University. You'll likely perceive your target as closer in distance than you would have if you were taking in everything else around you.<p><b>3.</b> …

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The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

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5 Habits People Who Successfully Lose Weight Have in Common

<b>They Track Their Food Consistently</b><br>…And you don't even have to do it for very long to see results: According to MyFitnessPal data, 88 percent of users who log their meals for seven days lose weight. "A lot of times we eat even without even realizing it," says Penner. "[Logging] just kind of brings …

8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

<b>Wrap Your Burger in a Lettuce Boat Bun</b><br>“One crisp piece of lettuce has about five calories, while the typical burger bun packs close to 250,” says Bogden. Considering that most white-bread buns don’t even taste all that good and provide little more than simple carb starchiness, it’s a no-brainer. …

Weird Facts About Cheating

A new study claims that women are more likely to cheat on their man if he has big balls. (Yep, you read that right.) Researchers from the University of Oslo studied monkeys, grasshoppers, and sea urchins specifically—and they found that a female is more likely to have other sexual relationships if …

The Best Ages to Move in Together, Get Married, and Have Babies

Hey, we get it. No one wants to be told when to make major, life-changing decisions—or that you're jumping the gun too soon. Of course, it's up to you and your partner to decide whether you're ready to take the next step, whenever that might be. But these rule-breaking celebs got us thinking about …

Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

10 Ways to Make Girl On Top Even Hotter

<b>2. Drop It Like a Squat</b><br>Straddle your guy in a squat-like stance to give yourself more power to control thrust angle, depth, and strength, says Ava Cadell, Ph.D., author of <i>NeuroLoveology: The Power to Mindful Love & Sex</i>.<p><b>3. Bring Reinforcements</b><br>Your vibrator is a solid choice, but you can do …

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 …

The Grocery List That Will Help You Drop Pounds, Build Muscle, and Gain Tons of Energy

Kirsch mixes and matches these ingredients to create healthy meals that maximize weight-loss results. Stock up to prepare for the Challenge.<p><i>David Kirsch is a wellness visionary with over two decades of experience in uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body, and spirit.</i> …

How to Seduce your Partner

30 New Ways to Seduce Your Partner<p>Keep him guessing with these sexy moves<p><i>By Amanda Chatel for YourTango</i><p>There's nothing hotter than having the control to properly seduce your partner except, maybe, getting the goods that come at the end of your top-notch seduction skills.<p>Want to get his …

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7 Surprising Facts about Masturbation

<b>All women masturbate</b>—at least, in this sample. All 20 of the women reported that they had masturbated at least once in their lives, though their answers ranged from just a few times ever to at least once a day.<p><b>Sex toys are in.</b> Overall, 18 of the 20 women reported using sex toys either solo or with …

Brunch

The 9 Best Portable Snacks

9 Healthy Foods That Are Super-Portable<p>Our motto: Never be starving.<p>Our health and nutrition editors vetted hundreds of submissions, soliciting expert advice from nutritionist judges Karen Ansel, R.D., Rachel Meltzer Warren, R.D., and Kerry Nveille, R.D.—and these were our favorite grab-and-go eats.<p>…