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Score a Super Strong Back with This No-Equipment Move

You might be lying down, but that doesn't make this exercise easy.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Superman:</b> You know you need a strong back to prevent injuries and aches, but are …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

Home Decorating

9 Nifty New Uses for Paper Towel Holders

This kitchen essential is surprisingly handy in just about every room.<p>This kitchen essential is surprisingly handy in just about every room.

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The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

How To Clean Silver Jewelry

Are you ignoring your gorgeous artisan jewelry (you know, that piece that you <i>had</i> to have at the craft market?) because it's tarnished and you just …

10 Foods That Make You Look Younger

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The Seriously Simple (But Not Totally Obvious) Trick to Getting Beachy Waves

No dip in the ocean required<p>Celebs like Blake Lively and Jessica Alba (along with pretty much every single Victoria's Secret model) have perfected the mussed-up, bedhead look—but you don't have to be an A-lister to get tousled waves. In the video below, <i>Women's Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia gives …

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How to Get a Butt You Can Bounce Quarters Off Of

Kathryn Budig shows you how to combine yoga and martial arts to get a rock-solid booty.<p>If you’re all about working your badonk these days but you’re getting a little tired of doing hip raises for all of eternity, we’ve got your back—well, your bum.<p>We asked <i>Women’s Health</i> yoga contributor Kathryn …

Yoga

A 5-Move, 5-Minute Workout Video That Will Sculpt You All Over

Total-body toning, right this way<p>If you thought five minutes was only enough time to pump out some measly crunches, you totally thought wrong. In the exercise video below, <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts,</i> leads you through a five-minute</i> …

Workouts

Dr. Oz Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Diet: Lose 9 Pounds In 2 Weeks Without Exercise

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 rapid weight loss diet helped viewers lose 8 to 20 pounds in 2 weeks. Dr. Oz said his Total 10 rapid weight loss diet helped two …

39 Crazily Easy DIY Wall Art To Decorate Your Walls

When you move into a home the last thing you want is boring walls, decor is an important element in a home, wall art transform a ordinary and …

Wall Art

Take the #Gimme5Challenge to Strengthen Your Body with Just Five Basic Moves

So freakin' simple. So freakin' awesome.<p>Hop off the treadmill, grab a seat, and check this out: Cardio is not the most effective way to reduce body fat. Without strength training, your weight-loss efforts will simply produce a smaller version of you. Is that truly what you want? Or do you want to …

Workouts

21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster and Lose Weight

From the editors of Redbookmag.com, medically proven moves that'll burn fat—and help you drop some pounds.<p><b>1) Stock up on green tea</b> Green tea isn't known only for its cancer-fighting benefits: It may help boost your metabolism, too. People who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Weight Loss

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 …

Hips

10 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Gorgeous Skin And Hair

No need to chug the stuff!<p>People are literally obsessed with apple cider vinegar. Just open up Instagram—I challenge you to find someone who isn't drinking it for better digestion or more impressive weight-loss results. (Although tbh, you should take all those claims with a grain of salt.)<p>Don't …

Antiinflammatory

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

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z redirected 6 Marriage Milestones That Will Make or Break a Couple

Plus, tips that will help cement your bond<p>Remember that whole line in wedding vows about for better or for worse? Well, they weren't kidding about the worse. Every couple goes through their fair share of trying times, but the interesting thing is that the difficult stuff brings certain duos even …

Gung Ho

36 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

Repeat after me: no more takeout.<p>The weeknight hustle is real.<p>After getting home from work or a workout, it’s can feel damn near torturous to spend more energy scrounging up a meal, especially a healthy and still tasty one. (That’s probably why clicking through a delivery app seems so …

Food

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

Museums with free admission days<p>Museums, Science and technology<p>Adler Planetarium<p>Museum Campus<p>Illinois Resident Discount Days offer free general …

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9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

The Only Move You Need for Instant Stress Relief

Calmness and clarity from one simple yoga pose? Yes, please!<p>Welcome to one of my favorite yoga poses! Legs-up-the-Wall is an amazing cure-all posture. It relieves stress, combats insomnia, soothes tired legs, and brings all-over relief to an overworked body and mind. Use this posture anytime you …

Yoga

The Most Anticipated PS4 Games for 2015

The following titles should be very familiar to most PS4 gamers out there, after all, they've pretty much been endlessly hyped in various trade shows (some for years now).<p>Yes, 2015 could indeed be a banner year for Sony's leading console in terms of significant and stunning upcoming PS4 …

The Strength-Building Yoga Pose That Tons of People Do Wrong

Learn how to do Chaturanga the right way—and get super toned while you're at it.<p>Chaturanga is the yoga version of a traditional pushup, and it's frequently done incorrectly. Since it's used in every vinyasa and sun salutation, it can wreak havoc on the shoulders and lower back if you don’t perform …

Yoga

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

The Hidden Health Benefits of Sex

Twisting the sheets comes with a slew of body-boosting side effects.<p>"Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner—it can actually make you physically healthier," says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University and …

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Room of the Day: A Painting Sets the Tone

With their grown children out of the house, designer Enza Ricco’s clients were ready to update their home, beginning in the living room. “The space …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

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