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A Beginners' Guide for How to Lose Weight

• <b>Calories per day:</b> Losing weight is all about creating a calorie deficit. One pound equals 3,500 calories, which breaks down to 500 calories a day. Do a combo of exercise and cutting calories to reach 500, and you'll lose a pound a week. You can meet with a nutritionist or your doctor to find a more …

Fitness

5 Ways to Decompress

<b>Listen Up to Shut Up</b><br>If sitting still makes you want to dig your nails into the chair, then you're probably nowhere near ready for silent meditation. Instead, buy a mind-body relaxation CD, on which a trained professional talks you through a guided meditation session. This will allow you to focus on …

Yoga

The Easy Trick for Healthier Grocery Shopping

A quick crash course on the Guiding Star program: It gives packaged foods and beverages somewhere from zero to three stars, based on information from products' Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists. Any foods that earn stars are then given tags on grocery store shelves that display their …

The Insanely Effective 15-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Can you really get an effective workout in only 15 minutes? You bet your abs you can! Maximize every second of your precious time with this simple plan that's as effective (if not more!) than most hour-long training sessions. The secret is that it combines two proven …

The Single Habit That Helps Me Eat Healthy and Save Money

For me, the secret to consistent healthy eating comes down to one routine I've built into my life. Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't …

Healthy Eating

The RIGHT Way to Eat Out with Friends While Dieting

Trying to lose weight? You don't have to swear off dinner outings altogether—just follow this tip<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, grabbing dinner with friends can seem like the fastest way to undo all of the hard work you've put in eating right and hitting the gym. After all, a …

Fitness

Rock legend Lou Reed dies aged 71 - reports

American Rock legend Lou Reed has died at the age of 71, according to a report in Rolling Stone magazine. There has not yet been any comment from spokespeople for Reed or his family.<p>In the 1960s, Reed’s Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in bands in rock – by fusing art and music …

The Most Important Thing to Do Before You Get Married (Have The Money Talk)

If you're about to tie the knot, you've got plenty of things to plan for: the wedding, your honeymoon, and moving in together if you haven't already done so. Another thing that's not on every newlywed's radar, but also has to be planned for, is your financial future. The best way to decide how your …

Personal Finance

Luke Grimes Joins Fifty Shades Of Grey

While all the <b>Fifty Shades</b> hoopla has been around who will (and in one case, will not) be playing the leading pair, the movie also needs a supporting …

Movies