Amanda Callisto

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Dealing with Anxiety & Bipolar Disorder

It’s been more than a week since my anxiety cycle began. I’ve been super wired. I have to remind myself to breathe and take time to close my eyes and …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

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6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

5 Foods With More Sodium Than a Bag of Chips

<b>A 6 1/2" Whole-Wheat Pita</b> <br>Pitas come with a health halo—especially when they're whole-wheat—and they can be a good source of fiber. But they also come with a heavy dose of sodium: 284 milligrams in just one pocket. <b><br>MORE:</b> 7 Meals That Slash Your Sodium Intake<p><b>2 Tbsp Reduced-Fat Italian Salad …

Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows

Genes examined in study are not sufficient or necessary to make men gay but do play some role in sexuality, say US researchers<p>A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on …

A London vacation for under $1,000

London is one of the most-visited cities on earth, and it’s also one of the most expensive. But thanks to several new discount flight options, the …

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Drop Anxiety and Depression

Exactly how the practice does this is a bit of a mystery, says study coauthor Madhav Goyal, M.D. Anxiety and depression are rooted in your mind. And it’s possible the focus and discipline required for meditation helps train your brain to tune out negative emotions or symptoms—or at least their …

Cinnamon Buns From Scratch

It all started with a Facebook post from a friend sharing the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Buns recipe. (Yes, Laurie, it's all your fault!) I've wanted to make cinnamon buns for ages, but now I was downright obsessed. I studied the Pioneer Woman's recipe and it looked yummy, but it made seven pans of …

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Guys You Meet at the Gym Video

This Hilarious Spoof of the Guys You Meet at the Gym is Totally on Point<p>Exhibit A: The sauna suit dude<p>We've all judged the guy who carries a one-gallon jug of water around the gym, laughed at the wannabe Hulk who screams during each rep, and dreamed of ways to punish the dude who seems to hoard …

Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least

It's time to tune up your training routine. This article will rate exercises for each muscle group from "beast" to "least." Here is the scale:<p><b>Beast</b> - …

Functional Fitness - Are You Doing It Right ?

It’s absolutely funny how the fitness industry tries to make things sound so scientific and complicated. In fact a lot of the terms used for certain …

5 Mistakes That Are Costing You Gains

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Adam Bornstein <b><br>Occupation:</b> Fitness author, editor, coach, and consultant <b><br>Blog:</b> www.bornfitness.com <b><br>Coauthor:</b> Engineering the Alpha<p>The …

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15 Money-Saving Tricks From Real Brides

With weddings becoming more and more expensive — according to CostofWedding.com, U.S. couples spend an average of $25,656 on their big day, and that figure doesn't include the cost of a honeymoon — brides are constantly looking for ways to achieve their dream day for less.<p>Although weddings can be …

Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Stationery

<i>By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly</i><p>Your wedding stationery does not start and stop with your invitations. Oh, no. There are so many other paper pieces to consider before (save-the-dates), during (menus), and after your wedding (thank you cards). So before you part ways with your stationery designer, make …

Traditional Charleston Wedding

From the Bride… <i>Our wedding day was filled with so much love and happiness! Jason and I met 7 years ago in Raleigh, NC, where we went to college and</i> …

30 Unexpected Wedding Costs Brides Forget to Budget For

<i>Photo Credit: Still Frames Photography</i><p>Sticking to your budget is one of the trickiest parts of planning a wedding -- especially because there are so many hidden costs. To help you out, we checked in with wedding vendors and financial experts across the country to uncover the top items that couples …

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Berta Wedding Dress Collection Winter 2014 (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of an exclusive first look at Israeli bridal designer Berta‘s stunning new wedding collection for winter 2014.<p>If you missed Part 1 you …

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Thank Your Guests With These 7 Brilliant DIY Projects

Whether it's in stationery after your honeymoon or in the creative place settings at your reception, there are tons of way to make sure your guests …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Exercise 1 Grand Pliés<p>Because this move is wider than the average squat, your inner thighs get in on the action. Stand with your feet wider than hip width, toes turned out <b>(A)</b>. Squat down as low as you can while keeping your chest high and letting your arms hang down in front of you <b>(B)</b>. As …

The war over “Wolf of Wall Street”

Does Scorsese’s would-be masterpiece glorify greed and debauchery or attack them? And how do we know for sure?<p>Here we are again: How does Martin Scorsese feel about Jordan Belfort, the debauched penny-stock tycoon played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who never quite receives his just deserts in “The Wolf …

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

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The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

Christina McDowell, daughter of a business associate of Jordan Belfort, accuses Martin Scorsese of glamorising financial fraud<p>• The Wolf of Wall Street - first look review • News: Scorsese heckled at Academy screening<p>The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in …

7 Tips For Weight-Lifting Newbies

<b>Ask an Expert</b><br>No idea if you’re doing a move correctly? “Nothing is going to substitute the cues of a good coach right in front of you,” says Boyce. See if your gym offers a free introductory session with a personal trainer since you may just need one hour of good instruction to get you</b> …

Muscle Facts

7 Fascinating Facts About Your Muscles<p>Because knowledge is (muscle) power, people<p>Your muscles aren't just fibers and nerves. They're complex tissues that help you move and, in the process, torch calories and fat to give you a lean, fit figure. So do yourself a favor and get to know them—they're a …

Should I Do Cardio or Weights First?

<b>The answer:</b> Where to begin? For most women, the right answer is at the weight racks.<p>See, when it comes to slimming down and shaping up, strength training and cardio work best in that order. Here's why: When you start your workout with weights, by the time you get to the treadmill or bike your …