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Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

I was told to show up in a pair of shoes I'd been running in for a while. The first thing Diano did when I arrived was look at the bottom of my kicks. “Similar to a palm reading, a lot can be gleaned from a ‘wear reading’ of the bottom of a pair of old running shoes,” he says.<p>Take a look at these …

Strategic problem-solving

It has been another busy week at Imperial. The academic highlight was our three-day course on strategic problem solving.<p>There had been some grumbling …

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

7 Pushup Variations You Need to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

How To Do A Plank

A plank is one of the simplest, most effective bodyweight exercises out there—if you do it right. Because while you could hold a plank for an hour (figuratively, don’t try that), it’s isn’t worth anything if your form is off. “The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your deep inner core: …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the <i>Women's Health Big Book of Exercises</i>. …

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The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

9 Low-Calorie Mistakes You're Probably Making

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Women seem to be almost innately programmed to check the calorie content of every food -- after all, we've always heard that weight loss (or maintenance) is all about calories in versus calories out. But to look and feel your best, there are certain times when it's …

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weight lifting basics and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …