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Abdominal Exercises: The Waist-Cinching Workout

Exercise 1 Criss-Cross Jacks<p>Get your heart rate pumping with this variation to the standard jumping jack. Jump out to widen your feet and send your arms into a T position <b>(A)</b>, then jump in, crossing your legs and your arms <b>(B)</b>. Repeat, alternating the cross of your hands and feet. Do 20 reps.<p>Exercise …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

Yoga

6 Books Every Smart, Forward-Thinking Woman Needs to Read

The Best Playlist for a Long Run

Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Aside from brunching over Bloody Marys, my other favorite thing about weekends is the fact that I get to go on a realllly long run. (Don’t worry, I go before brunch!) I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, right near Central …

Music

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Detox Foods: 8 Detox Superfoods for Fall

<b>1. Ginger</b><br>Tummy problems? Turn to ginger. Not only can this spicy root relieve your digestive system, it is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger might also boost the immune system, assisting in detoxification by promoting a healthy sweat, ridding your body of …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Revolution Road: A Ground-Breaking Kitchen in London

The National Trust has yet to come calling, but we wouldn’t be surprised if someday Alastair Hendy’s kitchen is declared a landmark. Located in the …

Kitchens

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>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 …

Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the Ventana Wilderness, California

Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the <b>Ventana Wilderness, California.</b><p>While on a hunting trip he learned that an old homestead was put up for auction by the estate of a childless heiress. He put a bid on the property and won. On the land he built a small cabin using materials from the land and milling trees by hand. When his wife passed away, Jack effectively left “society” and moved to the cabin full time.<p>Filmed and contributed by Grace Jackson.

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

12 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight<p>These surprising bad habits are keeping you from hitting your weight loss goals<p>So you’re eating well, working out, and that number on the scale still won’t budge. Even worse: Between tailgating season, Halloween, and the holidays, losing weight is about to get even …

7 Ways to Get a Better Body in 30 Minutes or Less

In as little as a minute a day, you can make noticeable changes to your physique and your fitness level (if you keep it up over time, of course).<p>If …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

What dehydration can do to your body [Infographic]

Not drinking enough water can have some very serious effects on your body, from affecting your cholesterol level to changing how you age.<p><i>This</i> …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

Top 10

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Weekend Challenge: Dumbbell Hang Pull

This total-body exercise will get your heart racing just as much as any cardio workout<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise.</i> …

Eye-Opening GIFs of the British Coast at High and Low Tide

<i>Sea Change</i> is an eye-opening comparative series by photographer Michael Marten that reveals how visually different specific landscapes along the British coast are, dependent on whether they are at high or low tide. The collection, originally presented as diptychs, have been turned into gifs, making …

GIF Animations

The 20-Minute Cardio Workout for Muscle

Exercise 1 Squat Jump<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, then bend your knees to lower your body into a squat (a). Pressing through your heels, straighten your legs as you jump off the floor (b). Land softly and immediately lower into another rep, and continue for 30 seconds. Rest 15 seconds, …

Pumpkin Cranberry Tea Cake Recipe

Dessert

A Week's Worth of Protein-Packed Breakfasts

The right breakfast may help you achieve your weight loss goals, according to several published reports that found eating a healthy, protein-rich morning meal turns down hormones that trigger hunger and cravings, making it easier to eat fewer calories.<p>In one recent study, published in the <i>European</i> …

39 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We admit it: There are some (or more like, many) mornings where it's everything we can do to will ourselves out of bed and grab a fistful of cereal …

Breakfast

Running for Beginners: Proper Running Form

<b>In Midair</b> ›Don't swing your hips from side to side. (You're running, not salsa dancing!) ›Swing your arms straight back and forth; don't cross your body's central line. ›Keep your shoulders back and relaxed. ›Think of bending your knees and flexing your ankles to form 90-degree angles.<p><b>Back on the</b> …

35 blueberry recipes for superfood meals

<i>Our Superfood Recipes Series gathers up great recipes for the most amazing superfoods, inspiring you to add these healthy ingredients to any meal.</i><p>We …

Breakfast

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel Recipe

<b>Makes 1 (9-inch) tube cake</b><p>Ingredients<p>For the cake batter:<p>14 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pan<br>• 3/4 cup granulated …

The Bigger Breast Workout

Try these easy moves from Look Better Naked to build muscle in your chest<p>"We must, we must, we must increase our bust!" Remember that middle-school mantra, and the ridiculous "exercise" that accompanied it—elbows bent like chicken wings, pumping back and forth, back and forth? Lots of good that did …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …