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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 …

12 Foods You Used to Think Were Healthy

<b>2. 100 Percent Fruit Juice</b><br>It's kind of hard to believe you used to have a big glass of sugar—sorry, orange juice—with breakfast every single morning.<p><b>3. Low-Fat Crackers</b><br>These might have had a slight caloric edge on the regular version. But that definitely didn't mean eating half a box in one sitting …

5 Ways He Wants You to Play with His Crown Jewels

<b>Do the Big W</b><br>Paget calls this move "The Big W" because it’s exactly as it sounds: You are literally making a W around his boys...with your tongue. "Get down on your stomach and have him open his legs wide," says Paget. "Then, start on one side and start licking your way to the middle of his balls. …

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 …

Shocking News About Anal Sex

While men in the study tended to correlate anal sex with pleasure and macho sexual achievement, women brought up a fear of physical pain and a damaged reputation. Male subjects often expressed that they wanted to have anal sex to mimic pornography and because it was more pleasurable than vaginal …

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Start baking Thanksgiving pies early! Make Magnolia's pumpkin praline, apple and more

As the "chief baking officer" of New York's famous Magnolia Bakery, Bobbie Lloyd knows a few things about making pies and other pastries — and she's letting us in on some of her secrets! Lloyd shared recipes for the bakery's pumpkin praline pie, caramel apple lattice pie, cranberry-pear pecan …

Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before Missed Period

Could You Be Pregnant? Early Pregnancy Symptoms<p>A missed period isn't the only way to tell if you're pregnant. Eight signs you may have a bun in the oven<p>Shutterstock<p>You Might Be Pregnant...<p>Pregnancy symptoms start <i>before</i> you miss your period. Have a hunch you're eating for two? Here are eight signs …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Best. Sex. EVER. 27 Women Share the Details of the Hottest Sex They've Ever Had

Try their tips tonight!<p>Every woman has one or two tricks up her sleeve that get her and her partner going every time. But knowledge is power, so by interviewing 27 real women and asking for theirs, we’re giving you 27 new tricks to try. Add them to your arsenal, and get ready for an amazing between …

The Scary Side Effect of Viagra

Popping the little blue pill might leave your skin susceptible to the big C<p>The same pill that gives you a lift in the sack could also raise something much more serious: your risk of a deadly form of skin cancer. Taking an erectile-dysfunction (ED) drug may increase your likelihood of developing …

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

14 Sex Myths—Busted!

<b>Myth: Condoms take the fun out of sex.</b> <b><br>Reality:</b> The correct condom can enhance sex for both partners. A survey by luckybloke.com found that 68 percent of men select the wrong size or shape condom. When they sampled a variety of condoms and found the ideal fit, their pleasure skyrocketed.<p><b>Myth:</b> …

The Reason She Fakes Orgasms

Why She Fakes It<p>Women confess the reasons they fabricate orgasms<p>Women who pretend to orgasm during intercourse are often trying to make you feel good or amp up their own arousal, a new Temple University study says. Or they're just tired. Check out this chart for some of the reasons women fake</b> …

5 Reasons She Hates Oral Sex

<b>2. You fail to provide notice.</b> Few women enjoy having an unexpected surprise launched into the back of their throats. “It's polite to ask a lady if she enjoys swallowing and to give her some notice before ejaculating,” says Cadell. If your partner’s not interested in sampling your spunk, ask if you …

Boost Your Libido for Hotter Sex

Discover the real reason you're not in the mood, and the best way to bring back your desire<p>By Andrew Daniels, Photography By Thinkstock<p>The thought seems unfathomable: Can a guy really grow tired of having sex? Sure, it's common to hear about women losing their desire to get dirty, but men can get …

6 Dirty Secrets She's Hiding from You

Her number of past partners might be higher or lower than she originally let on. How come? “She’s afraid you will judge her—and you probably will,” says matchmaker Rachel DeAlto, author of <i>Flirt Fearlessly</i>. “Having too few sexual partners makes her seem inexperienced and a prude, but too many can …

Can Your Penis Make Her Sick? | Men's Health

See how taking her to bed may leave her bedridden.<p><b>1. Orgasm Overload</b><p>Yep, you really can deliver <i>too</i> big of an O: “After intense, multi-faceted levels of stimulation—like clitoral, vaginal, sometimes even rectal, all at once—women can experience an autonomic nervous system overload,” says Jennifer …

The Beginner's Guide to Anal Sex: What You Need to Know | Men's Health

From the first conversation to anal sex itself, there are steps you can both take to lessen your partner's discomfort and make the whole experience of anal sex pain-free and fun for the both of you.<p>Your Anal Sex Checklist<p><b>1. Have “the talk.”</b><br>Broach the subject of anal sex at the wrong moment, and …

The Biggest Mistakes You Make During Foreplay | Men's Health

But, like all things sex-related, it’s easy to fall into the trap of sticking with what works and boring her with the same opening act over and over again.<p>Here are five common mistakes you might make during foreplay—and the fast fixes that will lead to hotter sex.<p><b>1. Focusing on Just One Spot</b><p>Being …

Is She Too Kinky for You?

Not necessarily. If the things that get her going are beyond your expertise, but still within your arsenal, then you’re fine. “It can actually be a great way for those of us who are more vanilla to break out of our shells and experiment with something new,” says Kat Van Kirk, Ph.D., a clinical …

The Right Way to Make a Threesome Happen

Spot the signs that say she may be willing, and learn how to put it into action<p>Like a hole-in-one or bumping into Bill Murray, threesomes <i>do</i> happen. In fact, a recent poll found 20 percent of people report having had the experience.<p>But unless you’re a nihilist porn star, you’re not just going to …

25 Real Women Share How They Lost Their Virginity

Because no matter what, your first time is always memorable (even if it wasn't so hot)<p>Despite what you see on TV and in movies, having sex for the first time is rarely romantic, pleasant, or sexy. Sure, it <i>can</i> be—in theory. But more often than not, it’s an awkward experience. So we asked <i>Women’s</i> …

How Often the Average Woman and Average Man Masturbate

<i>We asked a food editor to taste test these edible sex toys—here's what happened:</i><p>Studies have shown that there are tons of physical and mental upsides to masturbating: not only does it zap stress and anxiety, women who please themselves have higher self-esteem better body image, and a more active …

14 Things Every Woman Has Thought During Sex

<b>"I cannot believe I spent $89 on this lingerie and he didn't even glance at it before taking it off."</b> The store should offer refunds for inattentive boyfriends. That's it—it's all cotton all the way from here on out. Ugh, that's a lie…we love pretty lingerie.<p><b>"Wait, he wants me to put the condom …

What Your Brain Reveals About Your Sex Life

What they found was that people who reported having more sexual partners (about two or more in the last year) showed more brain activity than people with fewer sexual partners when viewing <i>all</i> of the sexual images—from the tame ones to the explicit ones. It suggests that those people with a higher …

3 Essential Facts About the Male Orgasm

<b>Use It:</b> Swipe your tongue back and forth over the frenulum, says sexologist Jessica O'Reilly, Ph.D., author of <i>The New Sex Bible</i>. Alternate this motion with slowly, sensually sucking the penis head.<p><b>Fact:</b> When he ejaculates, he feels six to 10 strong PC muscle contractions and a pumping sensation in …

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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …