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8 Foods that Pack on Muscle

4 Scientific Steps To Facing Your Fears

In his book The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver, Robert Biswas-Diener shows how we can use science and research to be more brave.<p>He …

Self-help

Pidgin, patois, slang, dialect, creole — English has more forms than you might expect

There are probably as many terms for different kinds of English vernacular as there are vernaculars themselves: pidgin, patois, slang, creole dialect and so on.<p>But while we usually think of the vernaculars as oral versions of the English language, they're making their way into the written word as …

Top 20 Foods For Memory, Concentration And Energy

Even the smallest changes in our diets can have a huge impact on the brain’s functions, whether we talk about <b>concentration</b>, <b>memory</b> or <b>energy</b>.<p>The role …

Nutrition

Thinking Matters: Critical Thinking Is Crucial for Success

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom" -- Isaac Asimov<p>Critical thinking, the ability to ask effective questions and formulate original solutions, is not an optional skill in the 21st century. Innovation is needed to solve the …

How To Reduce Belly Fat In One Month

Reducing belly fat and getting a nice and defined midsection is perhaps the top fitness goal for most people. People across the world try everything …

The Secret to Super-Tight Abs

Why doing crunches and planks isn't always enough<p>You've been working your core since high school and still can’t see your abs. It's a common complaint: The elusive six-pack is one of women's most frustrating fitness conundrums. But—get this—the solution isn't planking for hours on end. It's burning …

The Most Effective Cardio Workout for Your Body

Use this technique to get the workout it needs<p>What if your workout gave your body exactly what it needed? And what if you could clearly measure the results, and even get instant feedback?<p>Well, you’d probably get better, faster.<p>You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart …

Is Gluten Making Us Fat?

The truth about gluten, the food industry, and your belly<p>Turkey and tomato on wheat. Whole-grain pasta. Healthy, right? Maybe. But more and more people believe these foods are parts of a potentially disastrous trap. They claim that sluggishness and weight gain can be blamed on an insidious …

The Grocery List That Will Help You Drop Pounds, Build Muscle, and Gain Tons of Energy

Our four-week training plan with celebrity trainer David Kirsch begins Monday. Here are the foods he suggests you stock up on between now and then.<p>Starting this Monday, October 6, WomensHealthMag.com and celebrity trainer David Kirsch are kicking off <b>Tone Every Zone: The David Kirsch 28-Day,</b> …

The 20-Minute Workout That Will Bust Your Gut

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

How did English become the language of science?

Permafrost, oxygen, hydrogen — it all looks like science to me.<p>But these terms actually have origins in Russian, Greek and French.<p>Today though, if a scientist is going to coin a new term, it's most likely in English. And if they are going to publish a new discovery, it is most definitely in English.<p>…