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10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

These Infographics Show the Problems With Calorie Counting

You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you’ve had, then calculate the number of calories you’ve burned to offset …

Infographics

8 places to travel while the US dollar is still strong

The US Dollar is peaking at the moment, which is great news for Americans travelers trying to decide where to travel.<p>For years we've had to watch our wallets in the expensive cities like Stockholm, Paris and Sydney —but 2015 saw the dollar's value steadily increase.<p>Now a trip to Europe is teetering …

South Africa

Dieting? Calorie-counting? Four of the best food-tracking apps

How MyFitnessPal, Lose It, Noom Coach and HAPIcoach could help you towards healthier eating habits in 2016<p>“Never mind the calories, it’s time to eat more turkey / pour more sherry / wolf another chocolate orange. I’ll eat healthily in January though … ”<p>The traditional British approach to Christmas …

The ‘Gym Wildlife’ Parody Trolls Everyone Who’s Ever Set Foot In A Gym

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A relationship expert explains why happy couples cheat

For the past 10 years she has traveled the world working with couples who, as she says, "have been shattered by infidelity."<p>The word "infidelity," Perel says in the TED talk "Why Happy Couples Cheat," can mean many different things.<p>"The definition of infidelity keeps expanding," Perel says. …

TED Talks

Does rinsing fruit before you eat it actually do anything?

Of course we all know that we’re supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before we eat them. But how much can just rinsing under the tap really do?<p>A lot, it turns out.<p>Adding a little “mechanical action” on the surface—that is, rubbing while you rise—can help, but while that works for apples, …

How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

In the fight against weight gain, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.<p>The holiday season and weight gain trends this time of year often direct focus to specific foods to eat in order to maintain weight. Questions regarding how often to eat are largely ignored.<p>Cultural influences …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

An uncomfortable view on what really makes a CEO successful

First, are most people in the C-suite there because they're tremendously talented and intelligent — or are they only decently talented and intelligent, and their success is fueled by other factors?<p>And second, is it possible that a company's success or failure has virtually nothing to do with its …

CEOs

Weighing the options for monitoring your body fat

If you want to lose weight, your Apple Watch can help you sustain healthy habits, but it can’t actually monitor your progress. For that you need to step onto scales.<p>Any scale will measure your weight, but that is only part of the story. Whether you are dieting or bulking up, it is just as important …

Body Fat

Fitness Truths: three reasons you're not burning fat

If you’re hitting the gym each week and still not seeing results, there could be a few things you are just not getting right.<p>Before you start looking at the nitty gritty of your fitness plan - are you taking the right supplements or timing your carbs perfectly after your workout? - look at the …

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

Personal Finance

How to get single-digit body fat

At a fitness conference last spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana. I knew Nadolsky was preparing for a bodybuilding contest.<p>I knew drug-free bodybuilders get obsessive …

11 Foods You Always Avoid That Don’t Necessarily Mess with Your Weight

No, they don’t instantly make your jeans tighter.<p>Whether you’re debating ordering dessert or slipping into a <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i> marathon, it helps to remember this: everything in moderation. Yes, indulging in the following items with abandon can make your skinny jeans become the jeans that …

3 Reasons You're Not Ripped

Shutterstock<p>You almost never eat French fries or donuts or Dairy Queen Blizzards, and pizza is only for cheat days, so you’ve ruled out a crappy …

The latest 'gay gene' study gives no comfort to homophobes

The likes of Vladimir Putin might welcome a study which finds sexual orientation may not be fixed from birth. But they are ignoring the science<p>Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

Leslie Beck: Protein-rich foods that are good for your heart

Eating more foods rich in certain amino acids – the building blocks of protein – may be as good for your heart health as cutting sodium, getting more exercise and quitting smoking, rang headlines about a study published this month in the Journal of Nutrition.<p>Previous studies have linked higher …

25 Commonly Used Phrases That Can Hinder Your Success

What you say and how you say it can have a big impact on your success. Unfortunately, what seems like an innocent phrase in the workplace can lead …

How Likely Are You To Poop During Anal Sex?

And what to do if it does happen.<p>If you’re gearing up to have anal sex for the first time, you’ve probably got some questions. Chief among them: Am I going to poop during the act?<p>Ready for it?...Yep, it might happen. But, before you freak out, rest assured that there are things you can do make it …

Muscle

Fitness : How to Get Big Forearms Fast.

The muscles that run along your forearms control movement at the wrist and they’re recruited during most upper body strength training exercises. For …

7 Ways You're Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals

Does this sound like you? You eat healthy foods most of the time, you work out, you take your vitamins and supplements, and yet you’re still not reaching the goals you’ve set out for yourself. You feel like you’re doing all the right things, but the weight just won’t come off. No, it’s not your …

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

Why People Choose to Cheat Even When It Might Destroy Their Relationship

In popular culture affairs are portrayed as the ultimate, unforgivable relationship sin. The person who cheats is thought of as untrustworthy at best and, at worst, as downright evil. Yet, affairs happen all the time in relationships. In our work, we have found cheating to be more of a symptom …

Relationships

You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

14 Ways To Lose 5 Pounds in A Week

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, nutritionist-backed tips to drop 5 lbs fast—the healthy way.<p>Cosmo has come up with a fat-torching plan that really will subtract up to 5 pounds from your bod in seven days—without starvation, bizarre supplements, or cutting out entire food groups. How? It's all …

3 Reasons You're Not Benching Bigger Numbers

Overcome these sticking points, and watch your bench press numbers skyrocket<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> This is Part 3 of a three part series on how to increase your strength in the “big three”: the barbell squat, deadlift, and bench press. In this story, you’ll discover three techniques for eliminating your …

3 Retirement Rules Of Thumb That Really Work

(<i>This article previously appeared on RealDealRetirement.com</i>.)<p>We’re always told not to rely on rules of thumb for retirement planning. They’re too general, have too many exceptions and produce less-than-optimal results. All of which is true.<p>And yet, rules of thumb can also be helpful, especially if …