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Slim for Life: 10 Strategies to Lose Fat and Keep It Off

Jeff Harris<p>Use fat to burn fat.<p>Trying yet again to lose those last 10 pounds? We hear you. In fact, 50 percent of women say that within six months …

Fitness

Carrot Cake for Two

If you avoid baking a cake because there aren't enough people in your home to help you eat it, then we have the solution: Make just one slice. We've …

Dessert

The perfect cheese toastie: experts reveal their secrets

Is there anything more comforting than a perfectly made cheese toastie? But which bread to use: fashionable sourdough or a traditional slice of white? Which cheese melts best - and should you use a toastie machine, a frying pan or a grill? The questions are endless.<p>To help you out - and to mark our …

Recipes

The surprising things you shouldn't say to someone who lost weight

Trying to help a friend keep weight off after a diet sounds like a good idea, but certain kinds of advice may actually have the opposite effect, a new study from Greece suggests.<p>Researchers surveyed 289 people who successfully lost weight and kept it off for more than a year, and 122 people who …

Fitness

8 weight loss foods that you’d never have guessed could help you burn fat

Eat more to lose weight? That’s the dream for most of us looking to shed a few pounds.<p>But what if there were some foods you could eat more of that …

Snacking on These Foods Right Before a Meal Could Help You Lose Weight

Mom will NOT be pleased.<p>We’re about to ruin your appetite—and you’ll thank us for it. Researchers recently identified a snacking strategy that could help you avoid overeating and shed pounds.<p>For the study, published in the <i>Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics</i>, researchers analyzed 33 …

5 energy boosting foods you should add to your day

We all know that feeling, 3 p.m. rolls around and we get that midday crash. But we don’t need to reach for energy drinks or high calorie bars. Beat that midday slump without breaking the diet by using one of the tips below:<p><b>Sugar-free gum</b><p>That’s right. Research has found that chewing gum increases …

Nutrition

A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall

A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The long subway ride from DC's airport to Silver Spring was unusually pleasant. It had been about an hour …

Methamphetamine

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That'll Leave You Feeling Great

Because you deserve it.<p>There are a lot of great options at the breakfast table, but not all of them are going to fuel your day in the best way possible. As much as we love pancakes, waffles and French toast, those choices will leave you feeling sluggish more often than not. But if you choose …

7 Foods That Can Relieve Your Cold Symptoms

People have suffered from the common cold for centuries, and we’re still no closer to finding a cure. In fact, the common cold accounts for …

Harley Quinn Smith Says She Still Took an Uber Home After Nearly Being 'Kidnapped' by Fake Drivers

Harley Quinn Smith isn’t letting one unnerving experience dictate how she lives her life.<p>The 16-year-old <i>Yoga Hosers</i> star and daughter of director …

Comic Books

Imagined Celebrity Connections: Inside Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s Studio Visit

Plus, Gwyneth texts Kate Hudson about Nick Jonas, and Leonardo DiCaprio meets Jacob Tremblay.<p><i>Each week, Josh Duboff looks at the biggest celebrity news—and amuses himself by imagining how those celebrities might have reacted.</i><p><b>Nick Jonas says that he and Kate Hudson had a “beautiful …

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom romance heats up

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are Hollywood’s newest couple, and were seen cozying up over dinner at the posh Sunset Tower Hotel on Wednesday.<p>The singer and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star were cuddling at the hotel’s starry Tower Bar. They shared a celebratory dinner with a group that included …

Orlando Bloom

Kate Hudson's Diet Secrets: The Star Swears by a High-Alkaline Diet

Kate Hudson has learned over the years what it takes to look and feel great.<p>“Our bodies are one large chemistry experiment,” says the actress in this …

Nutrition

The #1 Food You Need to Eat to Burn Fat

You know you need to cut calories to lose weight (duh), but dropping pounds usually means not just losing fat, but losing metabolically valuable …

5 takeaways from the Iowa caucuses

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz made Iowa a boom-or-bust state -- and with the pressure on, he performed, overcoming Donald Trump's criticism of his Canadian birth and his overall demeanor and pulling out a victory.<p>Monday night's Iowa caucuses also produced a clear leader among establishment-type …

Government

Iowa sends New Hampshire a three-man race

Donald Trump is the ‘underdog now,’ says senior GOP operative.<p>WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Talk of Donald Trump’s unstoppable momentum is over. As the race for the Republican nomination speeds into New Hampshire today, the campaign has morphed into a three-man contest.<p>Ted Cruz won Iowa in such a …

Government

These jeans slim your thighs while hydrating your skin

A new design from Guess doubles as a beauty product.<p>In January, the company introduced Jeancare, denim that does more than just complete your …

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

Nutrition

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. Except it often doesn’t work.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. …

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health
Comedy

Joy review: Even Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper can't save this bland film

When <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i> came out it was a wonderful new surprise to the world. It introduced us to Jennifer Lawrence, a young super talent you …

David O. Russell

Shaun T's My Diet is Better Than Yours Blog - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>As an elite personal trainer and creator of the hugely popular</i> Insanity <i>program, Shaun T knows fitness. Now he’s hosting ABC’s new weight loss</i> …

Fitness

Lena Dunham: Why Are Women on Meds Depicted as 'Out-of-Control'?

"Meds didn't make me a hollowed out version of my former self."<p>Last night, Lena Dunham posted a close-up shot of various pills on her tongue. The actress, who has been outspoken about her experience with anxiety, OCD, and depression, simply captioned the photo, "Can I live?"<p>She then shared another …

Here's the transformation your body goes through when you stop eating meat

Cancer

The Best Diet For Sleep (You Might Lose A Few Pounds Too!)

Two birds with one stone, y'all!<p>If you want to sleep more soundly and possibly drop a few pounds, amp up your fiber intake and forgo the sweets and saturated fats.<p>A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that what we eat has a big impact on our quality of sleep. The …

5 Ways to Quit Replaying Your Failures

Refuse to beat yourself up or drag yourself down.<p>While self-reflection is helpful, rumination is harmful. Dwelling on your problems, magnifying your misfortune, and hosting your own pity party only increases your distress.<p>Perhaps you re-play a conversation you had with your boss over and over in …

Self-help

20 Best Soups for Weight Loss on the Day-Off Diet

This soup recipe is a perfect dinner option if you're on the Day-Off Diet.<p>This parsnip and leek soup recipe will be sure to cleanse your body on the …

Healthy Eating