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10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<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 target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

A Beginner Workout That Doesn't Suck

Newbie exercisers usually face a tough choice: Do a workout so elementary you want to keel over with boredom, or one so advanced you just keel over, <i>period</i>. Not anymore. Jessi...

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15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Zucchini Bread with Oats

Makes two 8 1/2x4 1/2" loaves Servings<p>For a slightly more virtuous quick bread—more like breakfast, less like dessert—reduce the amount of granulated sugar to one cup. This zucchini bread recipe is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Non-stick vegetable oil spray<p>…

9 DIY Jams to Make Now

Right now we’re in the midst of a bounty of summer fruits. Sadly, it won’t last forever. Here are nine sweet and tart jams to make now.<p>Right now …

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

#TheLIST: The 25 Best Hotels in the World

Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, shared his favorite properties exclusively with BAZAAR.com.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's</i> …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

5 Amazing Ab Exercises You've Never Tried

Stop the crunches and start these (way more effective) moves instead.<p>Beach season may come and go, but a strong core is always in style. The thing is, you won't get an awesome set of abs by doing basic crunches. (And basic sit-ups won't get you there, either.)<p>Changing up your routine, though, can …

Workouts

How to Create a Khaleesi-Worthy Waterfall Braid

'Game of Thrones' fans, plan accordingly.<p>Ah, waterfall braids. Whether you're frequenting a music festival this summer—Coachella is just the tip of the iceberg—or emulating Khaleesi's rippled mane, there's something regal about letting your locks flow with abandon from a crown of woven braids. If …

How to Master the Perfect Fishtail Braid

It's a lot easier than it looks.<p>The tightly interwoven fishtail braid gets a bad rap for looking overly complicated to try at home, but it's really just a matter of practice. If you're tired of sweeping your hair back into yet another ponytail, perfecting the fishtail braid is a crucial hair hack …

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10 Stunning Pies (Other than Apple) for the Fourth of July

Apple pie might be the ultimate American dessert, but we contend that it’s better in the fall.<p>Here are 10 bright and tangy summer fruit pies to make …

Low-Calorie Cupcake Recipe

It's been a long week. I really don't know anyone who couldn't use a cupcake right about now...and this one is the perfect (healthy) choice.<p>So! As a remedy, Casey Reinhardt, owner of the award-winning Casey's Cupcakes (which has 20 flavors cupcakes inspired by her great-grandmother's homemade …

How to Give Yourself a Korean Beauty Facial Massage in GIFs

1-2-3.<p>By now, you probably know that many Korean women swear by the 10-step skincare routine. But what you might not know is this: Many actually take their intricate evening regimen even further by performing a series of stimulating facial massages that are said to tone facial muscles, tighten …

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High Protein Cookie Recipe

Anyone want a cookie? Specifically: a high-protein, flourless cookie that looks like <i>this?</i><p>These are Monster Cookies, brought to you by Elizabeth Chambers, founder and co-owner of BIRD Bakery in San Antonio, Texas. (she's also the chief correspondent for the Human Rights Foundation—and Armie Hammer's …

The Do-Anywhere Workout

Gabriel Valencia, founder of NYC's Focus Fitness and trainer to some of Manhattan's busiest power players, shares an office, home, or hotel-room regimen that burns about 100 calories in 20 minutes.<p><b>60 seconds</b>: Sprints up and down a flight of stairs, two steps at a time if you can.<p><b>60 seconds</b>: High …

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Tone Your Abs, Arms & Ass With This 15-Minute Workout

'Tis the season for short-shorts, bikinis, and the quintessential sundress. Though you may have body envy for the ladies who model that swimsuit you just bought, there's a sure-fire way to quickly tone your three most in-demand areas for summer: your arms, abs, and ass. We talked to Rachel …

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6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

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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 …

3 Delicious Sugar-Free Desserts

We promise, you won't even miss the sweet stuff.<p>Sarah Wilson, author of the new book <i>I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook</i> saw nothing but positive changes when she ditched the sweet stuff. (You can find out more about how quitting sugar changed her life here.) But don't …

24 Super-Simple Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

Seriously, you'll be out the door before you know it.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the …

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

Tone, tighten and lift your backside with this muscle-sculpting circuit workout.<p>Newsflash: Squats aren't the only secret weapon when it comes to sculpting a strong and lifted backside. Whether you have Beyoncé-level aspirations or would be happy to just give your skinny jeans a little more to cling …

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Weekend Baking Project: Bananas Foster Trifle

There are so many great recipes on this site that it can be hard to even point people in the right direction when they ask for a recommendation. But when I was recently asked for a suggestion for a birthday dessert that wasn't a regular old layer cake, I knew exactly what to point to: the bananas …

Risi e Bisi (Italian Rice and Peas) + Asparagus with Shallots and Chiles

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: We just can't wait for spring anymore, so we're doubling up on two spring staples -- asparagus and peas -- for tonight's …

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15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

7 Awesome Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Knock out muscle pain with the foam roller.<p>Aching muscles can last for days, so speed up your recovery by rolling them out. These seven exercises from <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i> only take 10 to 15 minutes. Grab a foam roller—like the LuxFit Premium High Density Foam Roller—and do them after a workout, …