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The One with the FRIENDS 20th Anniversary Rant!

The 20th Anniversary of the series premiere of FRIENDS inspired this piece.<p>I love Friends … like a lot. I quote it all the time and if someone else …

Weight-loss success: He lost 225 pounds - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to share? Tell us how you did it, and you could be featured in our weekly weight-loss story on CNN.com.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Throughout high school, Tevante Clark felt ashamed about being overweight.<p>It wasn't just his hefty size that depressed him, but the …

Why ab workouts are a waste of time - CNN.com

Bad advice and outdated research could be putting a kink in your workout efforts. Here are some fitness myths that have proved to be just that.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. …

Junk food does more than make you fat, and other studies you missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p>Junk food does more than make you …

What they don't tell you about losing weight - CNN.com

At her heaviest in 2011, Shannon Britton weighed 486 pounds. This photo was taken 10 days before her gastric bypass surgery on November 23.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><i>Editor's note: Shannon</i> …

15 diseases doctors often get wrong

When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you'd hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and conditions as their patients.<p>"A lot of symptoms are …

Low-carb diets similar to low-fat for weight loss

Anyone who's ever attempted to lose weight knows the frustration of trying -- and failing at -- different diets.<p>But a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet can produce significant weight loss results.<p>People should …

The 10 Best Beauty Looks of the Week: Good as Gold

With the fall equinox upon us, this week’s best beauty looks found an endless summer in sun-kissed golden highlights as seen in **Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’**s knot, **Gisele Bündchen’**s braid, and **Beyoncé’**s of-the-moment angular bob. At the beach and on the red carpet, <b>Zoë Kravitz</b> and <b>Emma …

Los Angeles

How to Get a Supermodel Body: An Insider's Guide to Who Trains Who

New York Gyms<p>For all of their genetic advantages, most supermodels approach their fitness routines with the intensity of a professional athlete. After all, one doesn’t yawn one's way onto the cover of <i>Sports Illustrated</i> or maintain a year-round bikini-ready body without hours of hard work and …

Fashion Modeling

Cara Delevingne's Deconstructed Glamour: Why Party Hair and Makeup Is Always Better At the End of the Night

At last night’s <i>GQ</i> Men of the Year Awards, there was <b>Cara Delevingne</b>—and then there was everyone else. Wearing a vamped-up take on Burberry Prorsum’s fall runway makeup and the house’s sheer lace dress, the model kicked off the night on the red carpet channeling a vintage silver-screen heroine with …

Royal Opera House

Are You Bored?

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?<p>On our morning …

For Some, the Key to Losing Weight Is Slowing Down

<i>by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCCS</i><p>While some (especially athletes) thrive on fast-paced, high-intensity workouts, others find the key to weight loss and overall fitness is actually a more sustainable approach: slowing down.<p>I've been a fitness trainer for 12 years, but it wasn't until my wife and …

Weight Loss

How Fruit Impacts Your Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Yet another reason to load up in the produce aisle.<p>Of course you know that fruit is good for you, but new findings show it's even heart-healthier than everyone previously thought. Eating fruit every day can slash your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40 percent, according to research …

Holistic Medicine