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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …


11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …


Tutorial: Retro sundress from a men’s shirt

Tutorial: Retro sundress from a men’s shirt<p>Lola Nova refashioned a large men’s button up shirt into this smart retro style sundress. Amazing! She …

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …


10 Ways to Ease PMS Symptoms and Period-Related Pain

Follow these tips, and pretty soon they'll be just like any other time of the month<p>Unfortunately, you can't really "cure" PMS, let alone having your monthly period. But that doesn't mean you can't take steps to take the edge off of their symptoms. Follow these must-try tricks, and you'll hardly …

Women's Health

Make Your Hands, Feet, Butt, and Legs Look FLAWLESS—With Tips from 'Body Part' Models Who KNOW

<b>Take it outside.</b> "As kids growing up in California, we never watched TV. When the sun was out, we were too. I loved playing outside and running, and I try to keep that up in my day-to-day life now. I run long-distance, I'm a horseback rider, and I enjoy gardening, too. I love to keep my body going."<p>…

Skin Care

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.<p>Snoop Dogg and Jason Derulo wrote a song about it, your significant other can't get enough of it, and the #belfie is officially a thing. Basically: The booty is kind of a big deal. So we asked six trainers for their go-to …

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11 Ways to Keep Your Vagina Happy and Healthy

Your vagina really (really) wants you to read this.<p>You might think you know everything about keeping your lady parts in tip-top shape, but you could be wrong. From douching to ditching your annual exam, there are tons of common misconceptions about what you <i>should</i> do to maintain a healthy vagina. …

Women's Health

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

"<b>Nuts</b>—they're high in fiber, and nut eaters are generally healthier." <i>—Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute</i><p>"<b>Cauliflower</b>. At just 25 calories per cup, it's a calorie bargain. Plus, it's super versatile, so you can use it as a low-carb …


The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed with healthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …


11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

Skin Care

The New Workout That's Better Than Spinning

Is rowing replacing spinning as the workout du jour?<p>With rowing studios like CityRow, RowZone, Brooklyn Crew, and GoRow quickly cropping up in NYC, New Jersey, LA, and Chicago, is rowing kicking spinning to the curb and becoming the new workout craze? According to celebrity trainer Hannah Davis, …


40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …


4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.


7 Genius Ways to Use Quinoa You Never Would've Thought Of

<b>Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Meatballs</b><br>If you own a crock pot, then you've <i>got</i> to try this tasty twist on spaghetti and meatballs.<p><i>Get the recipe at 365 Days of Slow Cooking.</i>


10 Quotes That Will Get You Through Any Difficult Time

P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll …