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5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

The 9 Stages of Binge-Watching a TV Show (PICS!)

You said you were only going to watch one episode of a new series. Here's how you inevitably end up watching the entire season over the course of one weekend.<p><b>Stage 1:</b>It's Friday night, and you're exhausted from a long workweek. You decide to curl up with a glass of wine and watch the pilot of that …

Shocking Benefits of Exercising on an Empty Stomach

<b>Exercising before eating may have fat burning advantages for some:</b><p>It's an ongoing debate within the world of fitness: should you eat breakfast before exercising in the morning, and are there any benefits to working out on an empty stomach?<p>Like with most questions about exercise, the …

5 Ways to Make Water Taste Better (So You'll Drink More of It)

Hate plain H2O? We've got you covered.<p>There's always a trendy new health drink, but you'll never do better than good-old water. H20 has a long list of health benefits, and it can even help promote weight loss.<p>That said, water can't boost your health if you don't drink up—which is hard if you hate …

The Best Necklines for Your Body Type

Some figure enhancers work their magic from the chin down

Clothing

Q&A: When's the Ideal Time to Eat a Pre-Workout Snack?

You know you've been baffled by this one.<p><b>The question:</b> "Whenever I don't eat much before my workout, I have no energy. But when I eat too close to my workout, I get a stomachache. What's the perfect medium?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Joan Pagano, a certified trainer in New York City and author of <i>Strength Training</i> …

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Disappointment is part of life, that's reality. However, with the right practice, you can conquer it! You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined. For some, this could be you, if you choose, …

5 Delicious, Healthy Greens You Should Be Eating That AREN'T Kale

It's time to turn over a new leaf.<p>Kale has reached celebrity status in the world of leafy greens, but don't dismiss these kindred bunches, which are power-packed with beautifying and good-for-you nutrients. <b>Collard Greens</b>Descendants of wild cabbage, collards are part of the brassica family (aka …

Weight loss: Is the secret in your bacteria?

<b>The search for the most successful way to shed the pounds seems never-ending.</b><p>Now researchers in China have looked at what impact gut bacteria have on people's weight.<p>They think that changing the type of bacteria found in the gut may be more effective at helping people to shed weight than cutting …

31 Ways to Have More Fun With Your Boobs Every Day

Your breasts called, and they gave us this itinerary<p>Let’s take a second to appreciate the wonder that is your chest. Seriously. Big or small or in between, your boobs are sexy, functional, and make you look pretty damn great in a bikini. So instead of just coexisting with your girls, why not get to …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

How to Burn More Calories While You Sleep

Nope, no one's invented a treadmill bed. You can stoke your metabolism in one (much simpler) step<p>If only you could work off the calories from that froyo you had earlier while passed out on the couch. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it may not be that far off: Turning down the thermostat …

15 Myths and Facts About Cellulite

Got cellulite? You’re not alone: The cosmetic condition affects nearly 90% of women at some point during their lives, even women who are otherwise …

Skin Care

The Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller Longer

Eat this in the a.m. to feel happy and satisfied throughout the morning<p>At this point, you probably know that it’s a really good idea to eat breakfast—it not only stokes your metabolism, but it also sets the tone for healthy eating throughout the day. And now, a new study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> …

Nutrition

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you're instantly rocketed back to your first dance and the corsage your date …

The 7 Best Weight-Loss Tips to Start Dropping Pounds Today

Odds are slimming down is on your radar right now—here are seven ways to take that first slenderizing step.<p>Are you in a get-healthy frame of mind today? If you answered yes, you're not alone—the beginning of the week seems to be a popular time for people to focus on their health, according to a …

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 …