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Turn Your Pantry Into A Sephora

With her flawless skin and shiny hair, S.W. Basics Founder Adina Grigore looks a lot like one of those women who was born without a skin worry in the …

Skin Care

10 Ways to Get a Bodacious Butt

Get a backside that's even better than a Photoshop job<p>When Kim Kardashian shared this post-workout butt selfie on Instagram, the Internet pretty much freaked out. After rumors flew that the pic was Photshopped, Kim responded in an extended tweet last week saying, "It sucks when people make up …

Workouts

3 workouts for beginners: Get in shape anywhere with this fitness plan

If you want to get serious about getting in shape but don't know where to start, I've got the workout plan for you!<p>Here are the first three workouts you can do to #StartTODAY: Each one builds upon the one prior. These workouts are upper-body and lower-body focused, and are really good for someone …

Workouts

Beauty Chemistry: Homemade Face Masks

What if I told you that you could make great face masks in the privacy of your kitchenette? What if I told you it was really, really easy? What if I …

DIY Diet Water

I am sure you have seen all the healthy waters online and wondered just how to get started and make your own. Well here is a quick recipe I use. I …

The Delirious Happiness of Free Market Choice

In 2007, Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point,” gave a TED talk on psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz. According to Gladwell, Moskowitz has “done as much to make Americans happy as perhaps anyone over the last twenty years.” His work and subsequent fame was in the food science …

Grover Norquist Calls Out Republicans For Not Taking Credit For Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON -- Grover Norquist would like Republicans to shut up about how bad the economy is, and instead take credit for the recovery.<p>The prominent anti-tax crusader hasn't turned into a bullhorn for President Barack Obama's economic policies; he still thinks they're a drag on jobs and wages. But …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Epsom Salts (They're Not Just for Baths!)

I'm not an athlete, I'm not a bath person, and I'm not an 82-year-old, so I've never really felt the need for Epsom salts in my life. But it turns out there are a ton of other ways to use them beyond the standard sore-muscle bath soak. So if you're in need of a little R & R in this …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

Nutrition

The No-Equipment Move That Tones Your Legs and Butt

Sculpt a lean, strong lower body with just one exercise!<p><i>This article was written by Linda Melone, and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Here's your fitness challenge of the day: the squat jump! It's an anti-aging power move that takes toning your lower body to a whole new level.<p>Any sort of …

Anti-aging

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Tone, tighten and lift your backside with this muscle-sculpting circuit workout.<p>Newsflash: Squats aren't the only secret weapon when it comes to sculpting a strong and lifted backside. Whether you have Beyoncé-level aspirations or would be happy to just give your skinny jeans a little more to cling …

Workouts

10 At-home Workouts to Build Muscle in Under 20 Minutes

You put in long hours at work, or maybe even work overnight shifts. You’re tight on money. You want to spend downtime with friends. A hurricane or …

30-Minute Workout: Get Total-Body Toned with this No-Equipment Circuit Workout

Get a full-body calorie-blasting burn without any equipment—anytime, anywhere<p>Ready to sweat, fit chicks?! Check out these supersets for a crazy intense all-over toning workout.<p><i>Women's Health</i> Senior Fitness Editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through these supersets. …

The Exercise That Targets Your Legs, but Works Your Core Twice as Hard

Work one leg at a time to blast your entire body<p>When you think "total-body muscle builder," it's not likely you think of a single-leg exercise, but the single-leg straight-leg deadlift will hit your lower-body, core, and upper-body all at once.<p>"You'll use your hamstrings and glutes to hinge …

Bodyweight Hypertrophy: 10 Ways to Build Muscle

One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that bodyweight exercises cannot be used to build muscle.<p>Resistance is resistance, whether it …

5 Workout Moves That Will Change Your Body

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

Well, what are you waiting for?<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you're looking for a way to burn more calories without much more effort, you've come to the right place. Here's how you can boost your fat burn ASAP:<p><b>Do Cardio</b>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one …

Nutrition

The Fat-Burning Food That Works for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Fuel your workweek with this easy and versatile ingredient.<p><i>Michele Promaulayko is the former editor-in-chief of</i> Women's Health <i>and author of</i> 20 Pounds Younger.<p>By now, we've all heard about—and maybe even tried—the exalted quinoa grain. But until I started tapping into the great minds of …

Recipes

A Passion for Now: How 10 Minutes Will Improve Your Work and Your Life

It can be difficult to slow down and focus on the present moment, but more companies are making it a priority for their employees. Here's why you should too.<p>There's only one thing that we all have in common: No matter our social status, job, emotional state, or geographical location, we are all …

350,000 students struggling with English in California

<b>The debate over how best</b> to provide a quality education to students learning English shows no signs of cooling down in California.<p>In the first review …

Single-arm Lunge

Hold a dumbbell and raise your right arm, keeping your elbow close to your ear <b>(a)</b>. Step forward with your left foot, lowering until your thigh is parallel to the floor <b>(b)</b>. Push off your left foot to stand. That's one rep.

Women's Health

The Big WHY for 72 Hour Survival Kit Items

Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Hike Like a Pro With These 6 Tips<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel Tubing<p>Rockets Class<p>Recently I bought …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Fitness

I tried out three DIY hair treatments, and here's what happened

Full disclosure: I have never been an advocate for DIY hair treatments. But this week, I’m diving head first into some of the most popular recipes …

Hair Care

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

Exercise

7 DIY health cures anyone can do

Somehow the most non-threatening body problems almost always turn out to be the most frustrating. Sure, your cramps, stress headaches or yeast infections aren't going to kill you, but man, what a hassle! Wouldn't it be nice to solve them yourself, once and for all?<p>Well, you can, with the right …

White House says Gruber's wrong, attacks GOP

The White House is denouncing comments from key Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber that a lack of transparency and the stupidity of voters helped in the passage of the health care law and is instead pointing a finger at Republicans.<p>“The fact of the matter is, the process associated with the …