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Build Speed In 20 Minutes With A HIIT Treadmill Workout

Running burns calories. There’s no doubt about that. But to really blast fat, running in one pace just won’t cut it.<p>To burn the most calories in the …

8 Ways to Get Great Abs—Without Crunches

Not only can you do crunches everyday for years without seeing any dramatic results, but you can also cause neck and back strain, fitness experts …

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

This Is Michelle Obama's Workout Routine

Drew Angerer—EPA<p>Pete Marovich—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Evan Vucci—AP<p>Andy Wong—Pool/AFP/Getty Images<p>Andy Wong—Pool/Getty Images<p>NBC/Getty Images<p>Olivier …

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Booty Pop

But walking tomorrow might have to be optional.<p>It's never too late to tighten up your lower half. Start with this routine, designed and demonstrated by CosmoBody trainer Astrid McGuire to fire up your hamstrings and quads, and give your butt a noticeable lift.<p>All you need is one light and one heavy …

Why The FDA Action Against KIND Bars Doesn't Mean They're Unhealthy

KIND Snacks, the company behind fruit, nut and grain bars (tag line: “ingredients you can see & pronounce”) have been asked by the Food and Drug Administration to strip any mention of the term “healthy” from its packaging and website, as well as the “+” symbol.<p>Why? It turns out that the FDA …

Dear Well-Meaning (But Ignorant) Parents: This Is What Your Teens Are Really Doing on the Internet

I’ve been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I <i>must</i> say something. Folks, stranger …

Social Media

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, and look hella good from behind.<p>So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to …

Junk Foods, Empty Calories And How To Control Hunger

Hunger sucks! It’s annoying, distracting, and leads to a whole lot of really unhealthy, junk food binging. But eating is a necessity of life and it …

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Onions

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

How to solidify your form for a rock-solid core<p>When you really think about the plank, it’s kind of amazing how <i>not</i> moving while supported by your forearms and toes requires so much muscle coordination. In fact, as Bruce Kelly, C.S.C.S., owner of Fitness Together in Media, Pennsylvania, points out, …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

The 6 Most Effective Strengthening Moves For Amazing Body Confidence

<i>Photo by Ryan Lane/Getty Images</i><p>When you feel strong, you feel confident. When you feel confident, loving your body comes a little easier. So let's go back to the start of the chain reaction: strength training. One session with a set of dumbbells will give you a burst of energy and boost your …

The Secret to a Massive Squat

Overcome these sticking points and watch your numbers skyrocket<p>The bench press, squat, and deadlift are called the “big three” for a reason: they’re the exercises that all others are measured by.<p>Indeed, each of those lifts hit nearly every muscle in your body. And because you can substantially load …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

8 healthy foods that are also inexpensive

If you’re on a tight budget, it can be difficult to eat healthy— and no, it’s not a myth that healthy food is more expensive. In fact, the high cost of nutritious food is one of the most common reasons people report overindulging in fatty, salty junk food.<p>But difficult is not the same as …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

PhotoMath Brings Its Awesome Math Equation Solving App To Android

PhotoMath is a nifty little app. You point your phone camera at a math equation, and it will give you the answer and show you all the steps to solve this particular equation. Following its huge success in the App Store, the app is coming to Android.<p>When I first played with PhotoMath before the team …

Apps

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

Phones

Signs your boyfriend will never propose marriage to you

You know that feeling you get when suddenly every one around you seems to either be planning their wedding or getting proposed to. But then, you have …

Darkchild's Many Productions, Ranked In Terms Of Genius

Everything is subjective, of course. But your opinion is wrong.

It sounds like Samsung's next Galaxy phone will finally be metal instead of plastic

It looks like Samsung's next Galaxy phone will finally ditch the cheap-feeling plastic of its predecessors.<p>In a new teaser trailer for its upcoming phone — likely to be called the Galaxy S6 — Samsung teases that "metals will flow" while cutting to a bunch of cryptic, artsy shots of liquid metal.<p>The …

Phones

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You're Sick

When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken …

Do This Workout for Kickass Pushup Form and Cleavage You'll Want to Flaunt

Get strong, look sexy? Done and DONE.<p>It’s a plain, unfortunate fact: Women tend to be particularly weak in the upper-body “pushing” muscles. These include the chest (pectorals), arms (triceps), and shoulders (anterior deltoids). Part of the reason why we’re prone to less-than-stellar pushing …

Here’s what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

But Andrew is braver than I am.<p>Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can't say that I'm following in his footsteps this year, but if you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here's what you can expect over the next 40 days.<p>Sugar: natural reward, unnatural fix<p>In neuroscience, food is …

Neuroscience

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

6 Stretches to Relieve Your Tight Lower Back and Hips

From super career women in heels to baby carrier loving moms, from runners to CrossFit women, tightness and pain in the lower back and hips are …