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Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found.<p>The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as containing <i>Acacia rigidula</i>, a shrub native to Texas. …

5 Abs-Sculpting Mistakes You're Probably Making

<b>Mistake #2: You do too many crunches.</b> Anyone who's gotten me started talking about ab exercises knows that crunches aren't my favorite. My personal philosophy is that, while these muscles are designed to flex and bend, you're better off training them to <i>resist</i> those actions (like you do with planks) …

3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners

Shares 18.4K<p>Photo: Twenty20<p>Just because you’re new to fitness doesn’t mean high-intensity interval training isn’t for you. Otherwise known as HIIT …

7 Tax Time Retirement Savings Tricks

What if you could boost your retirement savings, courtesy of Uncle Sam? Some of the most generous provisions of the tax code are incentives to save whether via a workplace 401(k), an Individual Retirement Account, a Roth IRA, or one of many retirement plans for the self-employed. Yet year after …

Retirement

10 Tips For Success In The 1099 Economy

The classic 20th-century ideal of employment — one full-time job for every worker — is dying. That Uber driver who just shuttled you to your next appointment might spend some part of his week developing new clothes to sell in his Etsy shop, and the rest of his time offering his copy-editing …

Entrepreneurship

Your Complete February 2015 Financial To-Do List

It's February! The month when hearts, kisses and huggable stuffed animals abound -- and you're constantly reminded: All you need is love.<p>But we think there's something else you need, too. (Hint: It's green, not pink.)<p>You got it: money! And not <i>just</i> cash -- you'll also need the knowledge and skills …

This Scary Video Shows How Easy It Is to Fake Weight-Loss Before-and-After Photos

Don't let them fool you.<p>Buzzfeed/Youtube.com<p>If you're trying to lose weight, before-and-after photos can be crazy-inspiring. But unfortunately, some companies pushing weight-loss products create fake before-and-after shots to increase sales—and it's surprisingly easy to forge these photos. Just …

How to Eat Well When You're Totally Broke

Tips for getting healthy on a budget.<p>One dollar will buy you 1 cup of grapes — or 10 packages of ramen. Unfortunately, the cheapest food is usually the worst for you. But it is possible to be healthy on a budget, says chef Ellen Damaschino of No Kid Hungry's Cooking Matters program. We gave her $30 …

7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

Cut them out to make your smoothie habit healthier.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>After dusting off the ol' blender a few months ago, you've been proudly making smoothies instead of downing enormous bowls of cereal or bagels for breakfast. You expected the pounds to just fall off, but they're …

Nutrition

Step-By-Step Guacamole

At the Rosa Mexicano restaurants in New York City, guacamole is prepared tableside in a traditional molcajete. The result is one of the best …

25 Fat Loss Tips Based on Science

There are so many fitness experts, doctors, nutritionists, and diet groups out there that claim they have the magic pill, potion, or best …

Fuel economy

The formula for healthy living sounds simple enough: Exercise + diet = weight loss. The 'exercise' in this equation is usually variable—you may swear …

10 New Rules of Lean Eating

Our expert nutritionist shares his advice for melting fat faster—and easier—than ever

Nutrition

The Big Impact of Your Little Financial Choices

When a person starts looking at their personal finances and seeking to make changes to improve things, most personal finance books and websites …

Personal Finance

How much damage can one little rate hike do? Brace for a wild ride in the stock market this year

Wall Street has a saying: “The trend is your friend until it ends”. In other words, enjoy rising stock prices while you can, because what goes up must come down. And after a year when the stock market has risen higher than ever, the idea that it has to come down has people pretty worried.<p>The first …

Stock Markets

Fidelity Funds: The Fund You Must Have in Your 401k

<i>Fidelity Investor</i> members, CNBC anchors, members of the World MoneyShow audience and others often ask me the same question:<p>If I could own only one …

Beginner Strength Workout

It takes a lot of courage to start something new. I love nothing more as a trainer than to see individuals surprise themselves by lifting more than …

Workouts

5 Essential Tips For Weight Training Beginners

Stepping into the gym for the first time can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a complete novice to working out. However, it should be …

Workouts

Calorie-Torching Combo: Cardio and Strength Training

To burn mega calories and build metabolism-boosting muscle mix cardio bursts into your strength training. And this workout does just that with a 1:1 ratio of cardio to strength training. The cardio portion is jumping rope, but don't worry — you won't have to do all those minutes back to back. The …

New Year Health Tips with Luke Copeland

<i>Wanting to get in shape for 2015 but not sure where to start? StyleNest has teamed up with Luke Copeland at Speedflex, a circuit-based HIIT training</i> …

Exercise

Health Tips For 2015

In fitness and health circles, the words “simple” and “easy” are often used interchangeably. But don’t mistake any of these five simple tips as easy. Successful long-term health improvements — whether fitness, diet, or lifestyle related — are born out of a few simple habit changes that are repeated …

Fitness

Former contestant reveals the brutal secrets behind The Biggest Loser

Her best friend staged a mini-intervention. “She said, ‘Hey, I love you, but you’re super-fat right now,’” Hibbard recalls. The pal encouraged …

Don’t skip these steps when planking, piking and crunching

Core training is an exercise trend that is here to stay. People everywhere are planking, piking and crunching with the best of intentions, limited only by imagination. There is only one problem: Many workout enthusiasts seen precariously planking on exercise balls may have missed a step.<p>We live in …

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism in the Morning

Burn even more calories first thing in the a.m.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Want to turn your body's fat-burning potential up a notch? Check out these five ways to wake up and increase the calorie burn.<p><b>Exercise</b>That early workout doesn't …

Fitness

The Absolute Best Workout to Combat Belly Fat

Stomach pooch, you're going down.<p>Crunches, balance boards, yoga for your core—you could devote your life to exercises that supposedly target your abs, yet still watch your waistline spread. So what’s the smartest approach for targeting this trouble spot? A new study suggests daily weight training. …

Exercise

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

Weight Loss

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Get the facts to make the most of your fitness journey.<p>At the end of a rough day, the rhythmic swooshing of the elliptical, whir of a bike, or patter of feet on the belt of a treadmill might sound like music to your ears—for stress relief, cardio is tops. It's also, of course, awesome for your …

Exercise