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Camping Recipes - Healthy and Fast Real Food Camping Meal Ideas

Camping season is almost upon us, so it’s time to bust out our camping recipes! Every year I’ve had the same camping menu, wanting to make the food …

Cooking

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations<p>Sick of your go-to veggie dishes? It’s time to switch it up! Get the spring back in your step the next time you hit the produce aisle with these crazy-smart ways to eat vegetables.<p>Roast The Whole Darn Thing<p>This whole-roasted cauliflower …

Food

6 Foods to Avoid Before You Hit the Beach

<b>1. Carbonated Drinks</b><br>While you've hopefully taken the initiative to say goodbye to soda for good, sparkling water can be a decent substitute if you can't get enough of those bubbles. With that said, it's best to avoid any carbonated drinks before you hit the beach to steer clear of unnecessary belly …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Muscle

Five-Minute Abs Workout Video

And for tons more super efficient, total-body toning workouts, definitely pick up a copy of Jen's book, <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>.<p><i>*Video shot, produced, and edited by Jen Weaver,</i> Women's Health <i>associate video editor.</i>

How NOT to Inherit Your Weight and Eating Habits from Your Parents

As Alicia gained pounds in her hips and thighs as a teen, she realized she'd morphed into a mini-me of her mom: pear-shaped, with short legs. "From behind, you can hardly tell the difference between us," says her mother, Pam. The similarities aren't limited to a tricky-to-shop-for-jeans body: They …

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

<b>Not Lowering to 90 Degrees</b><p>If you don't complete the exercise through its full range of motion—all the way down until your thighbone is parallel with the floor—you won't fully engage your glutes and the upper part of your hamstrings, says Montenegro. Basically, you won't get a better butt. To train …

The Surprising Food That Can Lead to Weight Loss

It's probably not part of your meal plan yet, but it should be.<p>If you think of prunes as something old people eat to keep their digestive systems, um, moving, then listen to this: A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that these dried plums can play a big role in …

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 …

Hearst Magazines

Food Network<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 73%<p>O, The Oprah<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 72%<p>The Pioneer<br>Woman Magazine<p>NEW<p>Good Housekeeping<p>SAVE 82%<p>Popular Mechanics<p>SAVE 80%

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Q&A: Is Bottled Water Healthier Than Tap?

<b>The answer:</b> Surprise: The H2O you're drinking from a bottle may actually be the exact same H2O that comes out of your faucet: An estimated 25 percent of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle, according to the National Resources Defense Council. How can you tell whether you're drinking …

5 New Ways to Get More Protein in Your Salads

<b>Shrimp</b><br>Three or four large grilled shrimp contain 18 grams of lean protein, plus lots of omega-3 fatty acids. Shrimp's mild flavor means it goes with pretty much any kind of salad greens or other add-ins, no matter how strong or bitter the flavor.<p><b>Feta Cheese</b><br>Hard cheeses can be calorie-dense, but …

Why Gaining Weight May Actually Make You Want to Eat MORE

<b>WH: What inspired you to write an article about this idea that food doesn't just lead to weight gain—that weight gain may be driving people to overeat, too?</b> <b><br>Ludwig:</b> The conventional approach to obesity, focused on calorie balance, seems to make sense. If you want to lose weight, just eat less or …

9 Things Every Naked Man Wants to Hear

<b>"Your chest/stomach/back is amazing."</b> Hey, we're not working out for our health. Well, actually we are working out for our health, but we're also working out because we want you to notice the little muscles sprouting up under our skin.<p><b>"There's not an imperfection on your body."</b> If you can't figure …

Q&A: What's the Best Workout to Blast Cellulite?

<b>The answer:</b> The fact is, there's no workout in the world that magically makes cellulite take a permanent hike (sorry—don't shoot the messenger!). Cellulite is fat that pushes against the connective tissue just beneath the skin, usually on your butt and upper thighs, which makes these areas appear …

Science Says There Really Is a Difference Between Dog People and Cat People

Feline fans, who made up only 11 percent of the people surveyed, scored higher than dog people when it came to intelligence and sensitivity. Researchers also discovered that the people who liked cats in the study were typically less extroverted, less practical, and had less self-control than the …

Pets

9 Things Sex Experts Really Want You To Know

<b>Sex Isn’t (and Shouldn't) Be Perfect</b><br>"We have a tendency to believe that good partners magically get it right," says sex educator Logan Levkoff, Ph.D. "That good sex isn't at all awkward and people magically know what to do with your body." Well, that’s false. Not only should sex be fun and playful, …

Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

Fitness

4 Ways to Stick to Your Fitness Routine This Summer

So check out these common reasons you may use to skimp on exercise in the summertime—we're about to call your bluff with proven tips and tricks!<p><b>You Don't Want to Waste a Beautiful Day at the Gym</b><br>Why spend time surrounded by fluorescent lighting when the sun's shining, right? We totally hear you, …

Potato Soup

How to Make All-Natural Barbecue Sauce, from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Fire up the smoker -- Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe is sharing a wholesome barbecue sauce for ribs, chicken, and everything in between.</i><p>My friend …

nancy’s chopped salad

When it comes to meal salads, I feel pretty much everything you need to know is summed up by one of my favorite commercials of all time, which …

7 Makeup Mistakes That Are Aging You

Hollywood's top makeup artists weigh-in on the things women do wrong—and give quick corrections for making it right.<p><b>Dark Lipstick</b><p>"Lots of women wear heavy lipstick with blue undertones, which immediately makes the lips look small and cold. Go for color, just make sure it pops." —Molly R. Stern …