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The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

“I Had a Mini-Stroke at 24”

It took a big health scare to get one woman to slow down<p>At 24 years old, I never saw this coming.<p>About three months ago, I was standing in my kitchen making dinner when my vision went blurry. My heart was pounding. I had intense chest pain. My knees buckled. Suddenly my left arm and left leg went …

The Trick That'll Help You Eat Healthier

Changing the number on the scale could be as simple as changing your frame of mind<p>Food-lovers, rejoice! Enjoying the food you eat can actually help you stick with your diet. According to a new review in <i>Trends in Cognitive Sciences</i>, the trick is focusing in on the things you love about healthy fare, …

The Scary Thing That Happens to Your Body After a Weekend of Drinking

Aside from getting the urge to inhale the greasiest brunch ever<p>If you often knock back a few too many margaritas on Saturday night, you may be risking more than just a wicked hangover. Even moderate drinking over the weekend can lead to oxidative stress, or damage to your DNA, according to a new …


The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

6 Reasons the Scale Won’t Budge

Gain some know-how, lose the weight

OFM photography competition: show us your packed lunch

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>What did you pack for lunch today? Whether you rustled up a clever salad, built a doorstop sandwich or put together a delicious three course extravaganza, we want to see it.<p>Observer Food Monthly is offering the chance to win a signed copy of The Little Book of Lunch. …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

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