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5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss

It takes more than a solid routine to burn extra calories.<p>Getting stronger is a beautiful thing. It’s what helps you see more definition and build more metabolism-boosting muscle. But according to new research in <i>Current Biology</i>, it also causes you to burn fewer calories during each workout.<p>For the …

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Star Wars new female character 'extremely significant', says producer

Kathleen Kennedy, one of the US film industry’s most senior women and the producer of the next instalment of the Star Wars franchise, has said that a new female character will be “extremely significant” to its plot in an interview in which she called on the industry to do more to promote women.<p>The …

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Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: 10 Bold Predictions For 2015

For your fantasy football draft prep, it's important to roll the dice at least once if you want your team to succeed. Don't look at these ten predictions as complete lunacy, but as gut instincts with supported data. If you believe that one, or more, of the following forecasts is plausible, then use …

Fantasy Football 2015: 2-Round Mock Draft and Top Team Names

Fantasy football draft season is in full swing, so maybe you've had your draft already, and maybe you haven't.<p>But, either way, seeing someone else's mock can be helpful as you try to sort through the value of each player. Knowing each player and his situation well can give you a leg up at draft …

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The Top 10 Workout Songs for July 2015

<i>Flickr: The Q Speaks</i><p>While January is the month when most folks make their fitness resolutions, July might be the best time to act on them. The sun comes up earlier and a stays out later -- providing more opportunities to get out and active. So, if you've been slacking on your commitment to …

The 20-Minute Workout That'll Help You Get a Dancer's Body

You'll love this strength-training workout from Julianne Hough's trainer.<p>Want to score a body like Julianne Hough's? This 20-minute workout, developed by Julianne's trainer, Astrid Swan, torches cals and keeps Ms. Hough confident on the floor. And now, it's yours: Mix it into your routine two or …

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Stylish Tips to Avoid Freezing from the Office AC

It’s summertime, so naturally your office decides to blast the air conditioner so high that it feels like the Ice Age. Rather than resigning yourself to the cold and just shivering at your super organized desk, try putting on a few light layers that will help acclimate you to the confusing climate. …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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Exactly How to Use Kegels to Make Your Orgasms Stronger

The fix? Try to start thinking about your vagina as another important muscle that needs your attention on a daily basis. Morse recommends beginning with exercises once a day for just five minutes. Simply clench the pee-stopping (pubococcygeus) muscles deep inside your vagina. Keep them tense and …

Why Is Golf So Freaking Difficult?

There's a big difference between watching the US Open and actually getting out there and playing the game<p>I finally broke up with golf as a sophomore in college. We’d had a good five years together.<p>My dad and I had some of our most heartfelt talks walking the front nine at our local club. And my …

8 Reasons Why You Can't Poop—And How to Fix That

No need to be embarrassed, we're here for you.<p>Constipation isn't the easiest thing to talk about, but if you're stopped up, you're not alone. This common health nuisance has affected around 80 percent of people at some point, according to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. So …

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17 Fitness Tips That Will Actually Make You Psyched To Work Out

Insightful fitness gems from people who do this for a living.

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