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Action Hero Hot-Body Yoga

Build a slim, trim body like screen siren Kate Beckinsale with these muscle-sculpting mat moves<p>Strange as it sounds, Kate Beckinsale prepares for the physically demanding job of playing futuristic fighters and werewolf hunters with a yoga-based routine.<p>She also practices qigong, a discipline …

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Yoga Workout: Pump Up Your Yoga Practice

Looking for a new yoga routine? Try this workout, which combines strength training and yoga poses<p>The fitness world may have stumbled upon its new power couple: Yoga and weight lifting are emerging as complementary—not conflicting—practices.<p>This routine, created by New York City yoga instructor …

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Oxford's best foodie spots

Oxford is famous for its university and spectacular architecture, but few people know that its cafés and restaurants are world-class too<p>Oxford …

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

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5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

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Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Check out the MTV badass’ ridiculously effective routine.<p><i>Emily Schromm nabbed our second-annual The Next Fitness Star title with her sick moves and infectious energy. Test out her ridiculously effective routine, below, and don't miss out on ordering The Next Fitness Star DVD (sold by</i> Women's</i> …

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Now You Can Clone Your Pet into a Stuffed Animal

Because it's cuter than taxidermy.<p>Photos: Carters News Agency, via<p>From freeze-drying them to storing them in 3D-printed pet urns, there are a lot of ways to remember your deceased animal friend. Thanks to Cuddle Clones, the Louisville-based company that creates lifelike stuffed animals from images …

Milk Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream

Milk Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 31, 2013 124<p>I’d like to talk about embarrassing things in life.<p>This has all come …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

How to see the Northern Lights on a budget

How did Örjan, a gruff, weathered man in his 50s, explain his system for rating northern lights displays? A one out of ten, he said, was a faint …

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15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

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Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

This do-anywhere workout will tighten your bod and boost your jogs.<p>It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's …

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Coconut Curry Shrimp

As I lamented on Saturday, I completely forgot to throw a bunch of shrimp on the grill during our party on the Fourth, so wound up stuck with …

15 Minute Workout: 4 Isometric Moves for a Toned Body

These isometric moves build muscle and blast fat!<p>Fast and furious isn't the only pace that will score you the physique of your dreams.<p>In fact, slowing down—and even holding still—can make workouts more effective. When you rush through exercises without distinct pauses at certain points, you don't …

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56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

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Greek Butter Bean Salad With Tomatoes, Dill, and Oregano Recipe

Inspired by <i>gigantes plaki</i> (Greek-style baked beans), this flavorful salad features butter beans enveloped in a vinegar-spiked tomato dressing, with dill, oregano, and a touch of cinnamon.<p><b>Read more: Summer Bean Salads: Greek Butter Bean Salad With Tomatoes, Dill, and Oregano</b><p>Ingredients1/2 tablespoon …

Pork Meatball Vindaloo With Pearl Couscous Recipe

This vindaloo is made with pork meatballs, an array of peppers, juicy tomatoes, and a finishing sprinkle of cilantro. Serve it with pearl couscous, which stands up nicely to the bold sauce.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Homemade vindaloo paste serves as the fragrant foundation for a tomato-based Indian …

21 Days to Fit and Lean: Three-Week Workout Plan

This sensible-yet-butt-kicking plan will get you in the habit of working out—and you'll love the results so much that at the end of the three weeks, you won't wanna stop<p>Welcome to February—the month where weight loss and fitness resolutions go to die. (No, seriously—February 7 is actually known as …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Cakes > Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake<p>February 20, 2014 // 110 <i>Comments »</i><p>Anyone who grew up in the 1980’s has at some point …

Super Crumb Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake Recipe

<b>Note:</b>This crumb cake can also be made in a 13- by 9- inch pan. The result will be not quite as tall and the baking time will be about 25 minutes.<p><b>Read more: One Bowl Baking: Super Crumb Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Batter:</b>1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour1/4 cup (1 3/4 …

A Chewy, Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie That’s Just 106 Calories

Because you know you want one…<p>Really craving a chocolate chip cookie right about now…but don’t want to go AWOL on your resolution to eat better in 2014? We have the perfect solution for you: these slimmed-down chocolate chip cookies from Anjali Shah, a certified health coach and the genius behind …

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20 best apps for your new tablet computer

If you've unwrapped a brand new tablet and are looking for the best apps to start with, try these. All are available for both iPad and Android tablets.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p><b>BBC iPlayer</b><p>Watch TV shows from the Beeb, or download them offline.<p><b>Spotify</b><p>Stream a big catalogue of music, create and share playlists, …

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

Pan-Crisped Deviled Eggs on French Lettuces

Who would imagine browning deviled eggs to caramelize their edges and crisp their fillings? What a sensual turn with a hard-cooked egg.<p>We owe the …

Homemade Chewy Brownies Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 691

Sugar-dusted mince pie parcels

Want freshly baked, homemade mince pies without the hassle of lining tins? Try our easiest ever version<p>Ingredients<p>2 x 375g sheets ready-rolled …

Chicken Potstickers

<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: Molly Yeh from my name is yeh shares a dumpling recipe that pleases year after year.</i><p><i></i><p>There was a time when approximately half of my diet consisted of potsticker wrappers. …

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