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Thanks to the Polar Vortex, Brace Yourself for a Miserable Allergy Season

As if the bone-chilling temperatures and the endless snow weren’t enough, winter 2014 will be felt well into spring.<p>According to allergy experts, the …

Ways to Make Sex Extra Romantic

7 Ways to Make Sex Extra Romantic<p>For those nights when you want to emphasize the "love" in "making love"<p>There are times when you want things to get a little raunchy in the bedroom…but then there are other situations when you want to turn on some Boyz II Men and cover your bed in rose petals. On …

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 …

Fit Links: Heidi Klum's Workout Playlist, Beginner-Friendly Arm Workout And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>Maybe Heidi Klum is more like us than we guessed: The supermodel and New Balance designer says she wants to feel good when she's …

5 Beginner-Friendly CrossFit Workouts

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>It's nearly impossible to talk about fitness trends without CrossFit entering the conversation. This high-intensity workout program of constantly varying functional movements has swept the nation and doesn't appear to be going anywhere. “The great thing about …

3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating (And What to Eat Instead!)

<b>MORE:</b> How to Get a Flatter Tummy Almost Instantly <b><br>Fruit + Protein or Starch</b> <br>Fruit contains simple sugars that require very little time to be digested, meaning they won't stay in your stomach for very long—at least under normal circumstances. But when you eat them with a protein, like eggs, or you …

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all …

Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

By Cindy Tansin<p>People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The funny thing is, the animals are the sanest part of my life. It's been fascinating watching them interact, and they've taught us all a lot. My relationships with the …

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8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

<b>Prevent Sweat Stains and Body Odor</b><br>Mix baking soda with a little bit of water to turn it into a moist paste, then apply it under your arms for an all-natural deodorant.<p><b>Clarify Your Hair</b><br>Every now and then, hair needs some relief from product buildup. Add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo, …

8 Essentials for a Kick-Butt Strength-Training Workout

The Best Shoes, Apparel, and Workout Gear for a Kick-Butt Strength-Training Workout<p>These items will get you in fighting shape.<p>Whether you're following along with my Six Weeks to Bootcamp Fit program, taking a different group fitness class, or hitting the weights on your own, the right gear can make …

7 Surprising Facts about Masturbation

<b>All women masturbate</b>—at least, in this sample. All 20 of the women reported that they had masturbated at least once in their lives, though their answers ranged from just a few times ever to at least once a day.<p><b>Sex toys are in.</b> Overall, 18 of the 20 women reported using sex toys either solo or with …

The Best Reason Ever to Have Sex This Weekend

Technically you're only asked to switch off your non-essential lights during this hour, but Durex has upped the ante by telling you to totally disconnect from your electronic devices. Why? A recent survey found that one in five people have used their phones <i>during</i> sex. Plus, a recent poll by Durex …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

5 Ways to Use Breathing Techniques to Get a Better Workout

<b>During Weight Lifting</b><br>"Inhale on the less strenuous phase of the exercise, and exhale on the more demanding phase of the exercise," says personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S. If you're hitting heavy weights, though, Donavanik recommends the Valsalva maneuver: You inhale on the easy part, hold …

Cure for the "See-Food" Diet

I'm a "see-food" dieter. What grabs my eye in a moment of hunger is often what I go for. I imagine many of you can relate. Companies like Frito-Lay and Burger King count on it. Watch TV on an empty stomach and the next thing you know, you're speed dialing Dominos for an order of stuffed cheesy …

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 …

Weight Training for Women: The Ultimate Strength Training Plan

Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more iron. Not in your diet—in your hands. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a mere 21 percent of women strength train two or more times a week. What you …