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This Guy Lost 30 Pounds In 3 Months By Following These Simple Tips

"Three months before my wedding, I had a realization: I don't want to be an obese groom."<p>Three months before my wedding, I had a realization: I didn't want to be an obese groom. This was not hyperbole. My 5'9'' frame tipped the scales at 231 pounds, which meant I easily qualified as obese, …

Workouts

What to Wear to All of Those Summer Weddings Right Here

Wedding dress codes come with a lot of stipulations — don't go too short, don't go too flashy, and please, <i>please</i> don't wear white (ecru, eggshell, or cream!). But besides the obvious dos and don'ts, the "what to wear" to your friend's wedding isn't always an easy question to answer. Thankfully, we …

Clothing

15 New Books You Must Read in May

From feminist theory to fish-man fantasy, this month's crop of new releases has something for every taste.<p>Whether you're looking for an escapist fantasy to drown out your pre-summer ennui, a poignant look at aging, or an examination of America's complicated relationship with race, May's new …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

16 Interior Design Predictions for 2018 (And What’s on Its Way out)

Quick: Name the design trends you’ve been hearing about over and over again in 2017. It’s pretty safe to say that millennial pink will top that list, mid-century modern is still kicking around, and, for better or for worse, shiplap became something of an HGTV-ified cultural phenomenon the way …

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15 Double-Duty Moves That Work Your Abs and Booty at the Same Time

Looking to do a quick workout? Then you need multitasking moves! We've rounded up all our fave exercises, both with weights and without, that do …

Fitness

Lamb advertising campaign's success lies in the laps of the gods

Newest spring lamb ad features a table of deities – Jesus, Muhammad, Moses, Buddha and friends – tucking into an afternoon barbecue<p>Its edgy advertising campaigns for lamb have offended vegans and Indigenous groups in the past. Now Meat & Livestock Australia has produced a spring lamb campaign full …

Tom Cruise

Romee Strijd: the Victoria’s Secret angel’s pre-show workout

Standing at 180cm, with slender curves, made-to-measure abs and toned legs for days, it is hardly surprising that <b>Romee Strijdfigures among the</b> …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Torch 400 Calories in 40 Minutes With This Bodyweight Workout

Ready to kick your workout up a notch or two? Try this 40-minute workout designed to burn around 400 calories. It's a bodyweight workout, so you have no excuses! To keep your heartbeat revving, you will need to push yourself, but you got this. Grab a towel and a water bottle, then press play and …

It's Official: The Layered Rug Trend Is Here to Stay

Double the rug, double the cozy.<p>One sure way to cozy up a room? Roll out a rug. And if you're feeling especially daring, make it two or three. Layering rugs, whether on carpet or hardwood floors, is a smart and simple way to give a room texture and take on another trend: pattern-mixing. Sure, the …

From Pyramids to Peacocks: A Milan-Based Fashion Maven Heads to Mexico

The Milan-based fashion designer and purveyor of vintage wares, J.J. Martin, has an eye for design. So it’s no wonder that the owner of the cult-favorite store La Double J. would appreciate a chic hotel. Martin traveled recently to the Tulum’s Hotel Esencia, ostensibly for a pop-up shop of her …

16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Joyce Carol Oates, R. L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they’re most thankful for. Here’s what</i> …

Christian Louboutin and Sabyasachi Mukherjee just made your dreams come true

Christian Louboutin and Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s collaboration wasn’t just a fleeting association; as the designers gear up for a second coming of …

Fashion (India)

Found: the brand to solve all your party wear woes

At this time of year, when you maybe seeking out that elusive party outfit, which won’t cause you a very non-festive case of same-dress-nightmare, finding undercover niche brands is key.<p>One Amsterdam-based label, which is making quiet waves into our consciousness is Scotch & Soda- which has …

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Fitness

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4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

Succulent Manicures Take 'Green Thumb' To A Whole Other Level

Best of all: You can still plant the succulents.<p>The growing popularity of succulents likely hasn’t been lost on you. Succulents are sprouting up in terrariums, wedding bouquets ― even jewelry. The low-maintenance plant is ubiquitous in hip households and cool girl Instagram shots.<p>But if you’ve …

12 Decorating Tips for the Ultimate Maximalist

Interior designer Sasha Bikoff on the art of more is more.<p>You've heard the design creed "less is more" countless times over — too many times over. Even Coco Chanel's creed of dressing advised women to remove one item before leaving the house in fear of looking overdone. For your living space, the …

Artist's Persian rug paintings will make you do a double-take

Jason Seife recreates the intricate patterns using paint and pen<p>Artist Jason Seife’s work, recreating the intricate designs on Persian rugs in paint and pen, involves an impressive level of skill. Designboom profiled his work reproducing Persian carpets on canvases.<p>Based in Miami, Seife has …

Art

Ekà’s slow take on garments will remind you what luxury truly means

Rina Singh of Ekà is a champion of slow fashion. Her garments are the opposite of trendy or sexy, but you will often find models backstage exclaiming …

Clothing

Art Underfoot: Traditional Textiles by Nancy Kennedy

<b>Nancy Kennedy</b> takes inspiration for her handwoven rugs from a number of sources. Her designs incorporate styles inspired by the American West and …

Design

Almost Every Power Woman Has Broken This Fashion "Rule"

One fashion rule that's definitely outdated? Never rocking the same look twice. Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, and Anna Wintour all approve of rewearing old outfits, sometimes styling dresses and suits with the same shoes and bags multiple times. The secret to pulling this off like a total boss? …

4 Flat-Belly Exercises That Target Your Lower Abs

It's an area that tends to be most women's "trouble spot" and one that can feel impossible to target: the lower abs. But there are plenty of moves you can incorporate into your workout routine that are very effective at giving you a flatter low belly, says Rachel Straub, MS, an exercise …

Why Is Uniqlo Cashmere So Cheap Yet So Great?

When it comes to buying good, affordable basics, there’s really no better place than Uniqlo. You can get a pair of jeans for under $40, a crisp white …

What the ‘Jacquard’? Fall Fabrics Defined

Fashion’s far more than just walking the walk; it’s also about talking the talk. How many times have you found yourself trying to describe a unique garment, but not being able to adequately express its majesty? Never? Well, lucky you! For those of you that <i>have</i> been in this situation, I feel you, …

Exclusive: Watch an Intimate Interview with Legendary Designer Yohji Yamamoto

Plus, a talk with his Y-3 compatriot, Lawrence Midwood.<p>Yohji Yamamoto's influence on the fashion world should not be underestimated. The revered designer and master tailor first started making clothing in 1977, debuted in Paris in 1981, and has been an integral part of the fashion world ever …

A Documentary Focusing On The Perfection In Japanese Denim

Like many Black Americans I was introduced to the perfection of Japanese denim by Hip-Hop. After I heard Jay Z say "these ain't Diesel, these is Evisu" on the Just Blaze produced, Blueprint 2 bonus track Show You How in 2002, I started investigating denim brands. Two years later I bought my first …