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Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

Skincare Tips: 6 Biggest Skincare Mistakes

You already know it’s a sin to go to bed without washing your face (right?!), but that’s just one of many common bad habits that can seriously screw with your skin.<p>To determine the most unforgivable beauty mistakes, we talked to board certified dermatologist Debra Luftman, M.D., co-author of <i>The</i> …

The Best Way to Meet New People

“Pets are often a really great icebreaker, which makes people less inhibited to make conversation,” says study author Lisa Wood, Ph.D., a research associate professor at the University of Western Australia. Wood has also conducted another study that found that pet owners—specifically dog owners—are …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

University of Michigan

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

Easy Grilled Gazpacho Recipe

A bowl of soup on a hot summer day sounds like a bad idea—unless, of course, we’re talking about a refreshing bowl of gazpacho, a chilled, …

Food

Get Hot Legs

After months of hiding under pants and tights, your stems are ready for the big reveal. Get rid of cellulite, stretch marks, and veins with these tips<p>Most women spend time and money pampering their faces but blow off their body skin. And legs especially don't take kindly to the diss. Over time they …

Skin Care

21 Motivational Posters You’ll Actually Want in Your Office

Gone are the days of soaring eagles and sailing crews atop words like <i>ambition</i> and teamwork<i>.</i> There’s a new wave of inspirational posters that you might want to actually hang in your office. We found 21 of our favorite prints—most of them typographic—that we wouldn’t mind seeing on a daily basis to …

Boob Jam: Games to depict 'unsexy reality' of breasts

<b>The whole thing started as a throwaway comment, a joke, on Twitter.</b><p>What if, wrote Jenn Frank, there was a computer game that involved a sexy character shopping for a bra but ended with her crying softly because she could not find one that fitted.<p>"Everyone thought I was kidding," Ms Frank told the …

Tomb Raider

5 Things We Didn't Know About Weight Loss

You're aware that you should eat more fiber and less saturated fat, and that soda is like liquid candy. But did you know about the 134-calorie …

Nutrition

Sex Bucket List

Your Ultimate Sex To-Do List<p>Here's a to-do list you won’t mind checking off: Use this list of new, pleasure-filled ideas to spice up your sex life<p>Shutterstock.com<p>The <i>To Do List</i>, a new movie starring Aubrey Plaza from <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, just hit theaters. In the flick, Plaza’s character is an …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …