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The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

Workouts

The 9 Best Exercises for Weight Loss, Ranked in Order of Effectiveness | Women's Health

And since we know that the calories burned during your workout aren't the only ones that matter, we spoke with New York City-based trainer Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., owner of TS Fitness, on how to modify your workout to ramp up the afterburn effect. That way, your body can continue to burn calories at a …

18 Ways To Actually Keep Your Closets Organized

You're still going to have to get rid of that sweater you haven't worn in three years.

A feminist artist has turned photos of her vagina into a scarf

For those who were looking for a more adventurous way to keep their necks cozy this winter, listen up: feminist performance artist Christen Clifford …

Women Share the Sex They’re Most Thankful For | Women's Health

<b>Learning New Tricks</b><br>“This year, I taught my boyfriend the most amazing sex move. I lied on my back with a pillow under my lower back and my legs up in the air. He held my ankles with one hand while he thrusted at an angle, and he played with me with his other hand. It hits my G-spot just right, and …

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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 …

19 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Like a Celebrity

<i>By Harley Pasternak M.SC&The Editors of Eat This, Not That!</i><p>If you’re famous or financially well off, you can basically buy yourself a better body—at …

35 DIY Container Ideas to Completely Declutter Your Home

Ever feel like you're in a heavy downpour of clutter? When the 'stuff' build-up reaches a dangerously high level, rein in your panic and bring out your creative side, with these life-saving DIY containers. Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway …

Is exercise making you fat?

Let’s forget all the diet trends, tips, hacks, advice—whatever you want to call it—for a moment. The formula for losing weight should be pretty …

The One Thing Diet and Health Experts Wish You Would Stop Doing

Trying to eat right and live a generally healthy life in a world of tacos and Netflix is a constant struggle. Compound that with all the diets, non-diets, and studies telling us that just about everything we do will shorten our lives and you end up with a bunch of confusion (and weird bone-broth …

Nutrition

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

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Those scones you love at Proof Bakery? Here's the recipe, plus five more recipes for scones

Scones are one of the basic pleasures in life. Like biscuits with a touch of added sweetness, the best scones are delicate and light, yet wonderfully rich. And if you've had the scones at Proof Bakery in Los Angeles, you understand the obsession.<p>Here are six of our favorite recipes, including the …

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12 Ways to Burn More Calories During ANY Workout

Calorie torching on-fleek.<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, your workouts aren’t just a great way to blow off steam after a tough day; they're also a key part of reaching your goal weight. So what’s going to give you the most bang for your calorie-burning buck?<p>As it turns out, a …

10 Healthy-Eating Myths That Nutritionists Want You to Stop Believing Right Now

How many of these are you currently falling for?<p>One of the most frustrating things about healthy eating is all of the conflicting nutrition info you can find floating around. One study says that fats increase your disease risk—while other research suggests that it actually decreases your odds of …

How Your Boobs Change in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

<b>Tons of Changes</b><br>Your breast size can fluctuate for various reasons in this decade, according to Lisa Jacobs, M.D., associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. First, you may be dropping the freshman 15, your metabolism may slow, or perhaps you’re otherwise settling into your adult …

These are the most rewatchable films ever, as broken down by gender

<b>Star Wars is the most rewatchable movie of all time.</b><p>That's according to new figures from <i>FiveThirtyEight</i>.<p>The website recently ran an audience poll …

Fluffy Starwberry Vanilla Scones with Lemon Glaze Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The first time I ate a scone was a pretty terrible experience. It was dry, crumbly, and tasted like baking soda. I never had the desire to make them because I didn't want to end up with a bunch of bricks. I finally built up the courage, and I couldn't be more pleased. These Fluffy …

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6 Breast Cancer Myths You Should Stop Believing This Instant | Women's Health

2. Myth: Breast Cancer Only Happens to Older People <b><br>Truth:</b> When it comes to age, breast cancer does not discriminate. Approximately 12,880 women in the U.S. under 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. BRCF researchers are studying the link between …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

Remember: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.<p>Juice fasting, low-carb, Paleo, the Master Cleanse—if you’re someone who struggles with her weight, you might always be looking for the hot new diet that will magically make it all easier. Sorry to break it to you, but staying slim and healthy is usually …

Nutrition

7 Signs You Need to Try Another Bra Size

Though Kaplan recommends getting professionally fitted for a bra once a year, you can assess how your goods look in your current bra with the pointers below from Kaplan. Are your boobs hanging tight—or are they ready for an upgraded boulder holder?

You Can Tell What's Causing Your Acne By Where You Break Out

<b>If you have: Cystic acne on the chin and jawline<br>Possible cause #1:</b> Stress <b><br>Let us explain:</b> The S word stimulates androgen hormones, which then mess with the oil glands, causing hormonal acne on your chin. And we're not helping ourselves: "Stressed people are tense and often can't leave pimples …

7 Surprising Ways You're Destroying Your Teeth

<b>2. Forgoing Brushing and Flossing</b><br>Obviously you know not brushing and flossing regularly isn’t the greatest for your teeth. But you probably don’t realize just how damaging skipping those twice-a-day brushing and once-a-day flossing sessions can be. According to the 2014 Delta Dental Oral Health and …

10 Things No One Tells You About Transforming Your Body | Women's Health

<i>(Looking to gain muscle and a sexy, toned body? In her book,</i> Lift to Get Lean<i>, Holly Perkins, certified strength and conditioning specialist, explains how you can score a slim figure in four weeks.)</i><p>If you're anything like me, you might have responded by saying, “Well, nobody is <i>perfectly</i> happy with …

The Back-To-Basics Workout That Never Fails

No complicated moves or fancy equipment -- just four classic, effective exercises you already know how to do.<p>Using 4 tried-and-true moves (pushups, squats, planks and jumping rope), this 16-minute routine works the upper body, lower body and core, and includes cardio—all the ingredients for an …

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