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The Best Stretches for Every Fitness Class

Not all cooldowns are created equal! Use this guide to stretch the muscles that need the most love post-spin, CrossFit, strength training, and more<p>We …

Jillian Michaels Workout: How to Get Sculpted Abs Fast

Exercise 1 Side Plank with Alternating Leg Raise<p>Get into a side plank with your hand directly under your shoulder and your bottom leg slightly in front of your top leg, then slowly kick your bottom leg forward as far as you can. Tap the toes of your bottom foot with your top hand, then repeat with …

3 exercises that are far more effective than trendy 'waist-cinchers'

If you’ve been intrigued lately by the waist cinching girdles making the news, listen up. For one thing, having a super skinny waist is not an indicator of excellent fitness. In fact, those waist “trainers” can make it impossible to train (let alone breathe and eat).<p>Here's a better approach: Work …

Juicing: say no to kale and yes to these other ingredients

With the kale craze still sweeping the planet, could it be that the most fashionable superfood in town is not as saintly as it seems?<p>In a world of so-called super foods and diets free of dairy and gluten, <b>juicing is more popular than ever</b>. Touted as the simplest way to detox and nourish the body, in …

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WhatSim sells a WhatsApp-only mobile plan on the cheap

Image copyright WhatSim.WhatsApp is now capturing a good deal of the world’s texting traffic, so an Italian company figured it was time to create a …

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10 Natural, Homemade Face Masks

Since fall is looming just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about cold-weather skin care. We just showed you how to make your own face scrubs, and now we’re rounding up our 10 favorite DIY face masks. Made with ingredients like fruits, yogurt, and eggs, these all natural masks are …

The Best Strong-and-Steady Workout Playlist

Certain things are better when speedier, no questions asked. Take the line at the DMV, for example. Or Amazon shipping. But when it comes to your workout, you don't want to do a rush job—that's a surefire way to sacrifice your form, says Debra Strougo Frohlich, co-owner and cofounder of Row House, …

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

<b>Keep Your Face Clean</b><br>That means cleansing twice a day with a pH-balanced cleanser, says dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. Consider using a facial brush like Clarisonic Aria Sonic Cleansing ($199, clarisonic.com) or the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System ($22, walmart.com).<p><b>Wear</b> …

The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

Exercise 1 Hand-Release Pushup<p>Start in a straight-arm plank position, your body elevated between your hands and toes. Line up your hands directly under your shoulders, just wider than your ribcage <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core stiff and squeezing your glutes, lower your chest completely down to the floor …

6 Sexy Ways to Use Lube

<b>2. Bring It Into The Shower</b><br>You might think that lube would be unnecessary in the shower or bath, but water can actually whisk away your natural moisture. Bringing in water-friendly silicone-based lubes will ensure you and your partner have a sexy, slippery time.<p><b>3. Use Flavored Lube During Oral</b><br>Lube …

5 Ways to Use Milk for Silky Smooth Skin

<b>Exfoliator</b><br>Milk contains lactic acid, which is a form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), the same ingredient in upscale chemical exfoliants. AHAs work to reduce wrinkles and boost collagen while smoothing skin overall—without irritating skin with gritty exfoliants. Simply soak a cotton pad in milk, and …

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 …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …