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The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

Mexico: officials searching for 43 missing students find human remains

Grave discovered 10 miles from where trainee teachers were last seen in Guerrero state following arrest of four people<p>Mexican authorities searching for 43 missing college students have found human remains in an area of southern Guerrero state and were being tested to see whether they belong to the …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

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I Found What Worked For Me and Lost Over 70 pounds

Find out how one woman lost nearly 40 percent of her body weight by sticking to a game plan.<p><b>Before:</b> 198 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 125 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b><br>As a teenager, it felt like I had no control over the amount of food I would eat. I would grab a bag of chips and devour the whole thing. I also felt really …

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 …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

No-Running Cardio Program You Can Do at Home

You don't need a gym membership, and you don't need to check the weather report -- you can do cardio in the comfort of your home right now, for free. Simply follow the visual guides and you'll be done in half an hour! The best part is, since these are printable A4 posters, you can catch up on your …

Say No to Extra Dishes—Roast Your Chicken Dinner on a Baking Sheet

Make things easy on yourself: Roast an entire chicken dinner on a baking sheet.<p>Sunday supper is great. Washing a sinkful of pots and pans after Sunday supper is not. Skip that step by roasting everything—chicken legs, potatoes, Kalamata olives—right on a rimmed baking sheet. Done and done, and in …

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5 Fall Salads You're About to Fall in Love With

<b>1. Kale, Apple & Pancetta Salad</b><p>Made with shredded kale, crisp pancetta, tart apples and pecans in a zingy maple vinaigrette, this salad just screams fall. It's wildly addictive -- even my husband, who is not much of a salad guy, cannot get enough of it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. French Lentil Salad with Goat</b> …

Lose Weight and Gain Strength, Energy, and Stamina by November!

Next Monday, we're kicking off a four-week training plan with celebrity trainer David Kirsch. Here's what you need to know to get in on the action—and results.<p>Labor Day has passed, and my daughters are already looking at possible Halloween costumes. Wasn't it yesterday that we were slathering on …

2 Moves That Torch 350 Calories

Or, as we like to call them, your new favorite exercises<p><i>This article was written by Jenna Bergen Southerland and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>When life's as busy as it is, simple is good. Easy, quick, and still super effective? Even better. So when we came across a recent study in the</i> …

How to Use All that Pumpkin, Butternut, and Delicata Squash

From frying to roasting and stuffing, here are some creative ways to cook with winter squash.<p>As soon as the first leaf turns orange, it's official: You can't hit a farmers' market, restaurant, or café without seeing a veritable medley of winter squash. While we love (love!) the stuff, one can only …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

At Home Takeout: Honey Garlic Chicken With Coconut

Honey garlic chicken with crunchy coconut and savory zucchini noodles is better than anything you'll get from the take-out place. Dig in!<p>Cooking for a living can be totally fun and awesome. Especially because it gives you an excuse to not wear real pants <i>every</i> day.<p>Pajamas FTW!<p>How-ev-er, it also …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

One Woman Was Told She Was 'Too Fat' to Run—So Here's What She Did

Ready to be inspired?<p>Julie Creffield has been heckled over her weight ever since her first fun run in 2003, when a little kid said, "Run, fatty, run!"<p>So during a pre-marathon doctor visit, when her physician said, "Tell me about your weight," she knew what was coming. Check out this excerpt from a …

8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

We hear it all the time: Exercise is good for your health. At every single doctor's appointment, in magazines, on blogs. Jillian Michaels yells it to us through the TV. We get it.<p>But guess what. Jillian Michaels has reason to yell. Regular fitness keeps your visits to the doctor down. I learned …

The 5 Worst Workout Distractions

Stop wasting valuable minutes at the gym. Cut out these time sucks to increase your gains<p>How long do you actually work out? The answer might surprise you. Turns out, the average person works out for just <i>11 minutes</i> for every hour spent in the gym<i>.</i> The rest of the time is wasted. On what? Well, …

Weight loss success: He lost 153 pounds - CNN.com

In the summer of 2011, Kerry Hoffman weighed 343 pounds. At 6 feet 1 inch, his body mass index was 45, which is considered severely obese.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>Now a fit father<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p><i>Editor's note: Do you have a weight-loss</i> …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. "Because they are a particularly sleepy muscle group, performing light …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Bibimbap With Crispy Tofu and Quinoa: A Fresh Take on a Korean Classic

Shine up your dancin' shoes because this vegetarian Bibimbap has a beat, and we're swingin'.<p>A steamy bowl of super-food studded, toasty-roasty sesame oil scented, and hot-mamma chili-bean pasted Korean goodness, bibimbap is also my new favorite word to say out loud. <i>Bi-bim-bap!</i> Try it. No, seriously …

Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art – in pictures

The number 3.14159 … as you have never seen it before. Striking computer-generated images of the most famous number in maths<p>Pi Day: Shakespeare, Jane Austen and the poet laureate of pi

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.<p>It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, FireChat relies on Bluetooth and …

11 Travel Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

My assignments involve a great deal of travel -- usually every few weeks, often international. Several years into an increasingly busy travel and lifestyles writing career, I've managed to still avoid getting an international plan on my phone or paying roaming charges. I've survived with copious …

Meet This Year's Dirty Dozen: 12 Fruits and Veggies to Be Wary Of

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here.</i><p>Mama …

Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes | Gluten Free Chicken Marbella

Are you spending too much time on the computer? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. After reading this article in The Atlantic …

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