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Grab Your Dumbbells For This Trainer's Quick (but Killer) Legs and Butt Workout

There's nothing we love more than a killer booty workout that's quick yet efficient. Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams blessed Instagram with a simple home workout that fires up the lower body with just two dumbbells and three moves. The sequence combines strength training with some …

Workouts

These 20 Workouts From Jillian Michaels Are Guaranteed to Tone You From Head to Toe

With countless years of experience in the world of fitness, Jillian Michaels is one of those trainers you can't <i>not</i> listen to. She's done it all, from training celebrities to helping everyday people turn their lives around on <b>The Biggest Loser</b>.<p>Although it's not likely we'll all be able to train …

Fitness

This Beginner Core Workout Will Give You a More Sculpted Stomach

Though it can be tempting to throw yourself into a fast and furious workout routine—especially this time of year when New Year's fitness goals run at …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

15 Psychological Facts About Love And Relationships That’ll Blow Your Mind

Love may be beautiful but it's also majorly unpredictable. Matters of the heart work in their own, unique ways. Try as you may, there's no figuring …

What Seasonal Affective Disorder Is, and How to Manage It

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a mood disorder related with changes in the seasons. And although it’s definitely possible to have a spring or summer version, most people associate it with winter.<p>Unfortunately, that winter association means many …

A Chill 10-Minute Bodyweight Workout For Active Recovery Days

This 10-minute bodyweight workout was developed by trainer Jared Kaplan, founder of Studio 26 in NYC (basically, the chillest fitness space ever). …

19 Places Animal Lovers Should Visit Before They Die

Swim with pigs, scope out sloths, watch seal pups play, and more.<p><i>Note: While these places are great to see animals, visitors should be respectful and cautious. Unless informed otherwise at the attraction, keep an appropriate distance from wild animals and don't feed them, no matter how freakin'</i> …

National Parks

These Energetic Yoga Moves Are Better Than A Cup Of Coffee

Go on, greet the day.<p>Step away from the morning java and step up to the yoga mat.<p>In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Rudy Mettia demonstrates a sequence that will wake you up and energize you for the day ahead. The poses are designed to get your blood flowing and work several muscle groups. …

Yoga

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?<p>A new study has raised hope for its use in treating mental health problems. The biggest review of the …

Mental Health

McDonald’s Gives Fresh Beef Patties A Tryout And That’s A Bit Of A Big Deal

McDonald’s has entered the “f*ck it, let’s try a bunch of things out and see what happens” point in its existence, and we’re getting some intriguing fast food developments as a result. There’s been new offerings, updates on menu staples, and the Golden Arches has regained its sales sparkle. (All …

Daily Dark Chocolate Can Help You Exercise Longer and Harder

Endurance EnhancerStudy says dark chocolate can boost your exercise performance.If you're skeptical about the benefits dark chocolate has to offer, …

Nutrition

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Yoga

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

8 Great—and Not-So-Great—Things Spicy Food Does to Your Body | Women's Health

2. Speeds Up Your Metabolism<br>One of our favorite effects of spicy food: It can do wonders for your waistline. Spicy foods are packed with a chemical called capsaicin, which speeds up your metabolism by increasing your heart rate and body temperature. Sign us up.<p>3. Makes You Sweat<br>Turning up the heat …

What No One Tells You About Life After Mental Illness

No one ever really "recovers" from a mental illness, but we need to get better at talking about how you get your life back.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>When I was 17, I developed an anxiety disorder that intensified when I moved to London at 21. It caused agoraphobia, claustrophobia, …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

Drug Addiction

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …