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13 Things You Should Know About Burning Calories When You Work Out

Science-approved ways to actually increase your calorie burn regardless of your fitness level.

Fitness

How This Woman Turned Her Love of Nail Polish into a Company

Think you love nail polish more than anyone you know? Meet Aja Frierson, a woman who turned her love of color and the practice of painting her nails into an entire company. That’s right. Being a nail polish maker is a real thing, and naming each bottle of polish is a real task on this brilliant …

How One Woman Conquered Her Sweet Tooth and Lost 125 Pounds

It is possible to stop your cravings—find out how.<p><b>Before:</b> 290 lbs. <b>After:</b> 165 lbs.<p>When her well-meaning but strict mom eliminated sweets in their house, a preteen Caitlin Gallagher would sneak in fistfuls of candy bars from school, gobble them up, and trash the evidence. So began a lifelong battle …

Fitness

10 Behind-the-Scenes Things You Don't Know Until You're a Bride

Unless weddings are really, really your jam — uh, like us here at BRIDES — then there's a lot of random stuff that you probably won't know until you plan a wedding yourself. How many of these did you know and what can you add to the list?<p>1. For the bouquet toss, you don't actually toss your …

These 9 Dancing Baby Videos Will Make Your Heart Explode

Clearly, this three year old is a seasoned professional. During his performance on a Chinese talent show, he demonstrates the best robot you've ever seen.<p>The king of Salsa dancing wears himself out, and it's really stinking cute.<p>This Shakira fan just can't contain her moves to the couch and has …

21 Ways to Have WAY More Fun with Masturbation

<i>Check out 14 mind-blowing facts about orgasms in our animated video:</i><p><b>2. Get Your Girls In On the Action</b> <br>Here's a little known secret: Nipplegasms exist! So get your breasts involved—you just might surprise yourself.<p><b>3. Invest in a Sex Toy</b><br>You've heard of the infamous Rabbit but have you heard about …

These New Tampons Are a Total Gamechanger

And they're chic. Seriously.<p>While there's just no glamorizing menstruation (the word itself and what it stands for), there's also no reason why it should still be something that we just don't really talk about — especially when there are things worth thinking about and talking about. Case in point: …

Pasta recipes: the best quick and satisfying dishes

Pasta is the ultimate storecupboard staple. With just a handful of ingredients and a bag of pasta, you can whip up a simple, satisfying and delicious meal in minutes.<p>These recipes will inspire you to get a little more creative with pasta, whether it's to impress a crowd or for a cosy TV dinner for …

Recipes

12 Food and Nutrition Myths We Could All Do Without

1. Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day<p>This is a myth that even the most educated nutritionists fall victim too. The idea is that if we eat many small …

15 Ways to Get Rid of Cravings in 15 Minutes or Less

What to do when a candy bar is calling your name...<p>We’ve all been there: An image of a red velvet cupcake pops up on your social media feed, and now you’re desperate for creamy frosting deliciousness. Or you walk by your office vending machine, and suddenly a bag of potato chips is calling your …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

Healthy Food Blogs: Here Are The Ones You Should Be Following

We've rounded up the best healthy food blogs to follow whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just looking for some recipe inspiration...<p>We’ve picked …

5-Minute Workouts

While these routines provide a fast way to blast some calories and give you an effective dose of cardio training, the real benefit may be psychological. Research shows that when men skip a workout, there’s a 62 percent chance they’ll miss an exercise session the following week.<p>So use these 5-minute …

Raw Till 4 Diet: Health Benefits, Concerns And Meal Plan

<i>Correction: This article was previously published without referencing 'Freelee the Banana Girl' as the creator of the Raw Till 4 diet. This has now</i> …

Do These Contacts Make Me Look Prettier?

Science says they should.<p>I was an awkward teen in biology class when a girl who managed to bypass the weirdness of puberty waltzed into the room with <i>violet</i> eyes. This was at the height of the colored contacts phenomenon, and as our classmates gawked in amazement, I cursed my own muddy irises. I …

After losing 50 lbs in 3 months, this is the iPhone app that will help keep me on track

This past January, I shared the story of how I lost 50 lbs in just three months, and I wrote about how technology helped me do it. More important …

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

Nutrition

5 painless ways to cut calories without giving up your favorite foods

If the mere thought of cutting calories makes you hungry, you're not alone. The good news: You don't have to give up all the foods you love in order to lose weight. In fact, depriving yourself only leads to binges and guilt...and then the cycle repeats itself.<p>Cutting back on a little bit here and …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

A solid snooze can be yours in one minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, holding your eyes wide open, counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p>What is it?<p>The 4-7-8 …

Yoga

Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

If you've ever walked out of the house without your phone and wallet — as I did yesterday — you might have wondered: Am I starting to lose it?<p>Even if you're too young for any real concern about dementia, this kind of precursor to a "senior moment" can be rattling.<p>But a new study suggests we're not …

Holistic Medicine

9 Ways to Wake Up with Absolutely Gorgeous Skin

With spring finally here and the dreaded chill behind us, this transition is a great time to revive your dehydrated skin. Getting some major overnight moisture will not only rev up your dull winter skin, but it will also help keep any premature signs of aging at bay. We've rounded up the newest and …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

Fitness

How to Hide Blackheads, Under-Eye Circles, and All Your Other Annoying Skin Issues

Not to worry: We had a couple of makeup artists break it down for us to make sure we use our faithful friend to our best advantage. Here are the right shades and application techniques (plus, product recommendations) to cover up <i>all</i> your facial foes.<p><b>Pimples</b><br>First off: Don’t pop or pick at your …

Never Accidentally Oversalt Your Food Again

Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even something as simple as salting your food.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Below, assistant web editor Christina Chaey tells digital food editor Dawn Perry about a recent incident involving way too much salt. Here's Perry's advice for</i> …

Onions

A Woman With Skin Cancer Posted A Graphic Selfie To Warn Against Tanning

Tawny Willoughby, a 27-year-old from Alabama, shared a picture on Facebook showing what skin cancer treatment can potentially look like. The picture has since been shared by nearly 50,000 people. WARNING: Some may find the image disturbing.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on …

Cancer