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Slow Cooker Dakjjim (Korean Braised Chicken)

Ingredients<p>1 medium size chicken cut up (about 2.5 pounds of cut pieces)<br>• 2 medium potatoes, cut into large chunks<br>• 1 medium carrot, cut into large …

Every reason you have for not exercising—busted

It’s not that you don’t want to exercise, honestly, but some days it seems nearly impossible—work obligations, a gym bully and a host of other …

Fitness

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Sarah Wilson, author of the new book I Quit Sugar, explains what happened when she stopped eating the sweet stuff.<p>I first quit sugar back in January 2011 because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimoto's, and a big part of why I've stuck to the sugar-free program is that it's made such a …

Will Exercising at Night Disrupt Your Sleep?

New research shows how a late-night workout might affect your time between the sheets.<p>In this era of 24/7 gyms, you can squeeze in your workout any time of day—even at midnight, if that's what your schedule allows. This is a good thing if you're crazy-busy (and really, who isn't?)—but you've …

You'll LOVE This 50-Minute Cardio Playlist

These tunes from Cycle House will get you pumped up to sweat.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Cycle House shares one of its latest playlists.</i><p>If you're anything like us, you already feel pretty freaking amazing …

Los Angeles

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

It doesn't even involve exercise!<p>"Rise and shine" isn't just something you should say in the morning to drag yourself out of bed. According to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, actually <i>doing it</i>—i.e., getting up and catching a …

Before and After Weight Loss Success Story: "I went from a size 14 to a 4!"

Jaclyn Helling, 29, shares her weight loss transformation story<p><b>BEFORE:</b> 186 lbs <b>AFTER:</b> 130 lbs<p>Jaclyn Helling, a 29-year-old fund-raiser from Lenexa, Kansas, was heavy for as long as she could remember. Her childhood pastime of vegging in front of the TV with takeout grew into a grown-up habit. As a …

5 Drinks with More Calories than a Brownie

Solid foods aren't the only things that could be to blame for your tight jeans.<p>If you thought dessert was bad for your waistline, just wait until you read about these five drinks that pack more calories than a large brownie (which the USDA has listed as being 227 calories). Seriously, these will …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Maya Angelou's Incredible Life

You already know that Dr. Maya Angelou's life was too rich and vibrant to be summarized -- indeed, her vast wealth of experiences filled seven iconic memoirs. But her journey was more fascinating than you could ever imagine. Here are just a few of the moments that made up her life:<p><b>1. Maya Angelou</b> …

The Best Way to Maintain Weight Loss

The pounds will NOT come back. Pinkie swear.<p>Anyone who's ever lost weight knows that the hardest part isn't, in fact, dropping pounds. It's keeping said weight <i>off</i>. After all, once you don't see visual proof of your efforts every day, it's harder to find the motivation within yourself to continue. …

Weight Loss