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Not the Griswolds: How to Do a Grand Canyon Vacation Like Cindy Crawford and Her Family

Cindy Crawford shared a photo from her family vacation on Instagram captioned #notthegriswalds [<i>sic</i>], and though they’re at the Grand Canyon, one of the most visited attractions in America, no truer hashtag has ever been posted. Even dressed down in their hiking-friendly gear, Crawford and husband …

What to see in Alaska: 8 must-see destinations by cruise ship

Cruise passenger Steve Trabun has sailed through Alaska's Inside Passage three times. And he can't wait to go again.<p>"The scenery is spectacular, and the wildlife is amazing," said Trabun, who lives in Spokane, Wash., and enjoys sailing with Princess Cruises. "Alaska is absolutely incredible. This …

Here's The Secret To Saving Almost $400 On Your Next Plane Ticket

Fortunately, we just got a lot more science to offset the art.<p>The good folks over at Expedia have just released a study on when you should buy your next plane ticket.<p>Using data from Airline Reporting Corporation, Expedia determined that "while it's impossible to guarantee when travelers can find …

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What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

Your Guide to Your Lady Parts

<b>1. Vagina</b><br>It's the guardian of your reproductive parts: Its acid balance keeps harmful bacteria at bay. But it can also be accommodating: Shaped like a three-to four-inch-long tube sock, it can expand lengthwise (up to six inches) and widthwise (up to five inches) during sex or childbirth. Two vag …

Women's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Sex, and Weight Loss Tips for Women

"Waking up every morning with a healthy body is the best gift I could have possibly given myself."<p>Yes, it's different than your regular sign.<p>Like taking things slow? There’s an app for that.<p>Christine Jo Miller is getting a re-do on the <i>Steve Harvey</i> show.<p>If you <3 carbs, avoid West Virginia at all …

150+ Designer Kitchens for Every Style

Allow these culinary hot spots to stir up major inspiration for your own home.<p>We've gathered all our best cooking hubs in one place – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

Exercise 1 Rocking Down Dog<p>Start on your hands and knees. Pull your butt up to the ceiling while you straighten your arms and legs <b>(A)</b>. Lifting at the heel, pedal your feet up and down <b>(B)</b>. Alternate feet and try to get your heel to the floor. Pedal 10 times per foot.<p>Exercise 2 Calf Stretch<p>Stand at …

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Foods That Disrupt Sleep

5 Foods That Are Keeping You Up At Night<p>Stop eating them before bedtime to clock extra Zzzs<p>If you’re having trouble falling—or staying—asleep at night, your diet could be to blame. Steer clear of these top sleep saboteurs, and you should be getting a good night’s rest in no time, says dietitian …

The Grocery List That Will Help You Drop Pounds, Build Muscle, and Gain Tons of Energy

Kirsch mixes and matches these ingredients to create healthy meals that maximize weight-loss results. Stock up to prepare for the Challenge.<p><i>David Kirsch is a wellness visionary with over two decades of experience in uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body, and spirit.</i> …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …

4 Moves for Lean Legs and a Tight Butt

A stronger bottom half starts here.<p>Shutterstock<p>You can target all the muscles that make up your bum and your legs—your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips, inner thighs, calves—in this four-exercise workout. Basically, if you don't want a super-tight butt and hella-toned legs, stop reading now.<p>Yeah, we …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

<b>It’s More Common in Women Than in Men</b><br>How unfair is this? Women's skin collagen is arranged in parallel rows, like pillars. This pattern lends itself to the compartmentalization of fat, which makes cellulite visible, says Schulman. Men's collagen, however, is arranged in an X-pattern. This creates …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Chocolate</b><br>No joke! In one study published in the journal <i>Nutrition</i>, higher chocolate consumption was associated with low abdominal fat. Study authors didn't speculate on the mechanism behind this, but previous research suggests that the antioxidants in dark chocolate may help increase your …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

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5 Amazing New Ab Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Photo: CosmoBody<p>Bikini season may come and go, but a strong core is always in style. The thing is, you won't get an awesome set of abs by doing basic crunches. (And basic sit-ups won't get you there, either.)<p>Changing up your routine, though, can shock your abs into submission. Try the moves below …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

"Sugar can act like poison in high doses—and the amount in our diets has gone beyond toxic," says Robert Lustig, M.D., a neuroendocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. The typical American now swallows the equivalent of 22 sugar cubes every 24 hours. That …

Why You Should Definitely Sleep Naked Tonight

While this isn't exactly a scientific study, it does make sense that naked cuddling could boost relationship satisfaction. After all, a recent study found that couples who snuggle post-sex have happier bonds, while another study found that the closer you sleep to your partner, the better your …

The 10 Rules of Packing

When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone even lighter. Let’s …

The Best Way to Cut Mangos

The injury-free technique you need to start using ASAP.<p>Mangos taste amazing, but they're a tricky—and potentially dangerous—fruit to dig into. (Mango cutting-related accidents actually send lots of people to the ER!) Blame the awkward shape of both the fruit and the pit inside of it.<p>To avoid a …

The STD You May Have and Not Even Know It

But it's not necessarily their fault they're in the dark. Most of the time, chlamydia has zero symptoms. "In men and women, it can trigger signs such as abnormal discharge and pain, especially during urination, but the most common symptom is actually none at all," says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

Pro Secrets for a Perfect At-Home Pedi

In a perfect world, we’d all get regular pedicures every two weeks. But in real life, most of us end up stretching it, with a month or more between …

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