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The 8 Best Workout Moves for a J.Lo-Worthy Butt, According to Trainers

There's a moment in the cult-beloved film <i>Clueless</i> when Tai laments that her buns feel nothing like steel after a workout literally called <i>Buns of …

Workouts

Make Any of These 50+ Healthy, No-Bake Desserts and Everyone Will Ask, "Can I Have the Recipe?"

When turning on your oven is just not happening, whip up one of these healthy no-bake desserts. From vegan to low-carb to low-sugar to gluten-free, we have a recipe for everyone! The no-bake brownies (that taste like chocolate caramel!), low-calorie chocolate cherry ice cream, and frozen chocolate …

Healthy Eating

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Workouts

What Persian and Indian Women Know About Good Hair That We Don't

Impossibly glossy, long, lustrous, and unequivocally healthy-looking… We've yearned to know the deepest, juiciest secrets behind the gorgeous strands …

Hair Care

21 Brilliant Cooking Tips From Grandparents

Sometimes you need to listen to those with a lifetime of experience.<p><b>Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.</b>

Recipes

This Woman Maintains Her Booty By Ordering Two Meals Instead of One

The proof of effectiveness is in the pictures.<p>When Zoe Andersen, 27, (aka @ZoeHappyFit) moved from France to Los Angeles for work, she picked up on very different vibes than the ones she'd encountered at home. “In LA, I saw that most people there were into fitness, whereas it was not such a big …

Fitness

21 Healthy Ways to Put Your Slow Cooker to Work Every Day This Summer

If you actually want to take advantage of all those Summer relaxation vibes, don't put your slow cooker away. You can use it to get healthier by cooking meals without spending hot and humid days over a stove or grill.<p>Slow cookers aren't just great for Winter comfort foods like stews and soups. They …

Cooking

23 Foods the World's Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Defy your age by filling up on these longevity-boosting foods.<p>We’ve all marveled at those ridiculously amazing people who can still do back flips at age 90. Well, physician Steve Bowers, DO, and his wife Elizabeth Shimer Bowers went a step farther. They wanted to know what incredibly healthy people …

Nutrition

'What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?' Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech still resonates in 2018

“Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Frederick Douglass asked a packed hall of fellow Americans in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, a full 10 years before Lincoln would sign an executive order freeing enslaved persons in southern and bordering states. Douglass, who …

Black History

50 Must-Read Classic Memoirs by Writers of Color

Love memoirs? Want to read some older ones that can give you a glimpse into another time and place? Here’s the list you need: 50 classic memoirs by …

Books

Celebrate Independence Day with these 17 books by immigrant authors

It's no surprise that the Fourth of July is one of the most popular dates for immigrants to America to take their citizenship oaths. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and that's been the case for the entirety of the nation's history.<p>Immigrants have left their mark on every part of the …

Books

Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer

<i>This piece combines two interviews from 2015 and 2016</i>.<p>You sneak them into backpacks and let them commingle with the video games (hoping some of the latter's appeal will rub off). You lay them around the kids' beds like stepping stones through the Slough of Despond and, for good measure, Vitamix …

Kids

I Get Nonstop Compliments About My Skin—and I Owe It All to These 8 Products

My boyfriend was the first to notice the subtle but significant changes in my skin. Early morning light streamed through our bedroom window, and I …

Skin Care

You Don't Need a Gym to Lose Fat and Build Muscle — Try These 11 Equipment-Free Moves

The gym isn't the only place where you can lose body fat and build muscle. Weightlifting will allow to you achieve both goals simultaneously, but it isn't your only option if you want to get stronger. Using your body as a weight can and will help you turn excess body fat into lean muscle. …

Workouts

Grandma’s Butter Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Recipe (Never Goes Out of Fashion!)

This grandma’s butter cake with milk chocolate buttercream is so moist, simple, and delicious dessert experience. A classic grandma recipe that never …

Dessert

Shaun T Says These Are the Best Exercises to Build Muscle (Workout Included)

Believe it or not, if you want to build strength and improve your overall muscle tone, weightlifting isn't your only option. You can achieve both tone and strength by using a weight you're never without: your body. Squatting down to pick something up, standing from a seated position, and jumping …

Workouts

Squats Aren't Making Your Butt Bootylicious — Here's What Actually Works

When you think of having a bigger butt, one of the first exercises that will come to mind is the squat. Yes, squats are great if you're looking to increase your overall lower-body strength and size, but you're going to need to implement other exercises for a major transformation. When you perform a …

Workouts

How to Seriously Tone Your Arms With Just a Bath Towel

One of the easiest ways to fit in a ​workout is to recruit an everyday item in your home. That’s why a towel is of one of my most beloved workout …

Workouts

Kettlebell 101: A Beginner's Guide

If you've ever looked at a kettlebell and wondered, "What the hell do I do with that?", you're not alone! But rather than continuing to be intimidated by arguably one of the most valuable workout tools, it's time to introduce yourself to a kettlebell once and for all. Not only is it more versatile …

Workouts

12 Books to Read in Your 30s (They're Life-Changing)

Some books are particularly poignant at certain moments in our lives. They're the coming-of-age stories we turn to for insights on life, love, and …

Books

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

Workouts

Mom Nails Why We Need To Stop Acting Like Dads Are Incompetent

Because moms aren’t the only ones who should be held to a high standard<p>The “incompetent dad” trope is a familiar one, even now when dads are taking a …

Target Back Fat and Tone Up Fast With These 9 Exercises

As the weather gets warmer, your wardrobe gets small and it's all about showing some skin. And while you may not be able to see your back in a mirror, it will be on display with backless dresses, halter tops, and bikinis.<p>If you're looking to target back fat specifically, you will have to take a …

Workouts

26 Unforgettable Recipes That Have Been Handed Down Through Generations

There’s a reason these heirloom recipes have been passed down the generations. Check out these ageless family recipes from readers just like …

Cooking

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

Lemony ricotta. Marinated veg. Crunchy hazelnuts. It’s how I want to eat everything now.<p>When it comes to summer produce, zucchini never gets much love. I admit I was part of the problem...until I tried this marinated zucchini with hazelnuts and ricotta recipe. If all summer squash were seared, …

Recipes

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

How To Make Lemonade from Scratch — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

The Most Successful Ethnic Group in the U.S. May Surprise You

At an Onyejekwe family get-together, you can’t throw a stone without hitting someone with a master’s degree. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors …

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