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Lower Body Travel-Friendly Workout

Exercise 1 Glute Bridge<p>Loop a mini band above your knees and lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and the soles of your feet turned toward each other <b>(a)</b>. Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders, then drive your knees outward <b>(b)</b>. Pause for up to three seconds, then …

Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

<b>2. The Line Lift</b><br>Stuck in line at the store? Use the time to practice your balance. Lift one foot slightly off the floor and see how long you can stand on one leg, then try the other. Since you have to clench your abs as you do this, you’ll be getting a mini core workout as you wait.<p><b>3. The Phone</b> …

Workouts

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

6 Delicious Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts

6 Delicious New Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts<p>They may look intimidating to make, but this leafy green veggie is actually a snap to prepare<p>If you haven’t made your own Brussels sprouts, you’re seriously missing out—they’re loaded with nutrients, totally yummy, and a cinch to make. And if you have? …

Stop Muscle Cramps--Fast!

<b>Swig some pickle juice.</b><br>Weird but true: A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that sipping it can alleviate muscle cramps within seconds. Researchers think an ingredient in the juice ignites a neurological reaction that helps calm spasms.<p><b>If that doesn't work. . .</b><p><b>Fill up on</b> …

high-intensity interval training

7 High-Intensity Workouts that Take 20 Minutes or LESS<p>Trust us—they fit into even the busiest schedules<p>Thinkstock<p>We get it. On a scale of zero to 10, your motivation to work out over the holidays ranks a negative two. Plus, who has to time to squeeze in exercise during family time? The answer: you. …

Train Like a Beast

Exercise 1 Frog Squat Jumps<p>The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out <b>(A)</b>. …

At Home Exercise Equipment

<b>A Hand Towel</b><br>All you need to give your bodyweight routine an extra boost is one of these. Need proof? Try the 15-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Workout.<p><b>Cans of Soup or Sauce</b> <b><br>"</b>It's essentially the same thing as using lighter dumbbells," says Wolin. One of her exercise suggestions? Front Shoulder Raises: …

Women's Health

Truth Or Dare: The Sex Edition<p>In this game, everyone wins<p>When it comes to great sex, novelty and spontaneity are clutch. But it can be intimidating to suggest something new and different—even if you totally trust your partner. Problem solved. This naughty twist on truth or dare gives you tons of …

Get Rid of a Headache--Fast!

<b>Step 2: Chug water.</b><br>Just being mildly dehydrated can cause severe headaches, per a 2012 study in <i>The Journal of Nutrition</i>. Drinking down a full eight ounces of H2O may quell throbbing in minutes. RELATED: 10 Ways to Drink More Water <b>If that doesn't work. . .</b><p><b>Take a time-out.</b><br>Tightness across your temple …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

The Time You're Less Likely to Have an Orgasm

Is it possible that women are having more sex—but fewer happy endings?<p>iStock/ThinkStock.com<p>Wondering why you didn’t get off with that crazy-hot guy you just met at the bar? You’re not alone. According to a recent <i>New York Times</i> article, most women aren’t having orgasms from casual sex—and they’re …

New York Times

The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …

Workouts

13 Seasonal Sweet Potato Recipes to Eat All Day Long

Asking you to choose between potatoes and sweet potatoes would be like asking you to choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, or pumpkin and pecan pie. There's no right answer and luckily, it's not a decision you have to make.<p>But if we did, hypothetically …

Perfume for Your Closet: DIY Linen Spray

Perfume can perk you up, but if you’re behind on laundry, you’ll need more than a dab behind the ears! Thankfully, it’s easy to whip up a batch of …

Beauty

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Workout

A few months ago, I wrote an article about discovering the best exercise to complement your personality. And now it’s time to perfect your workout …

Exercise

5 Minutes to a Natural, Flawless Face

For us, no-makeup makeup products are as essential as red lipstick and mascara—we can never have too many! One of our favorite go-tos for beautiful, …

Makeup

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

Detox Foods: 8 Detox Superfoods for Fall

<b>1. Ginger</b><br>Tummy problems? Turn to ginger. Not only can this spicy root relieve your digestive system, it is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger might also boost the immune system, assisting in detoxification by promoting a healthy sweat, ridding your body of …

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Health

Could Your Thong Be Bad For You?

Courtesy of Getty Images<p>When it comes to rocking leggings and skinny jeans, thongs have become our best friend. But could your choice undergarments be bad for your health? According to a recent article on The Huffington Post, it depends. Not all thong wearers need to worry that their thong could be …

Clothing

50 Things Men Want You to Know Right Now About Dating & Sex

We took to the internet via Reddit and polled our male pals to get their straightforward answers.<p>We understand the importance of an quality sex tip: The key is to ultimately pleasure <i>yourself</i>, but while pleasing your guy in the process. So we took to the internet via Reddit and polled our male pals …

Relationships

Compact-Disc Makeup Palettes and Other Household Beauty Secrets

Sometimes we beauty enthusiasts spend shameful amounts of money on the brightest new colors and bling-iest products, and forget the folk remedies …

Makeup

Juice Your Way ... Out of a Cold!

Colds suck. Summer colds suck; winter colds suck. Colds especially suck when you absolutely, 100%, have to be somewhere and cannot just lie on your …

How To: Blotting Papers

Blotting papers have been used by Japanese women for hundreds of years because they really work: there’s no better way to eliminate shine throughout …

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We turned to Katrine Lieberkind a Danish-born, L.A.-based makeup artist to learn <b>how to properly clean our makeup brushes</b>! You might remember her as …

Makeup

Learn To Relieve Pressure And Strain From Your Body—It's Not How You'd Expect!

What if I told you that a simple tap, a few cue words, and being more aware, could help change the effects of years of pressure and strain in your …

How To Make Your Own Detangler

When I was a kid, I had really long hair. My mom would have me shampoo it, and then sit with me, using a torture device (comb) to untangle the knots. …

Nest Protect

Smoke alarms are a far from exciting, and really, most of us forget about them completely until they start chirping because a battery needs to be …

Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Todd and Diane of the White on Rice Couple pass along a recipe for Todd's grandmother's top-rated banana bread.</i><p><i></i><p>The biggest influence in my culinary life is my …