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5 Weight-Loss Strategies You Should Absolutely Avoid

<b>Cutting Entire Food Groups</b><br>Giving up entire food groups can lead to a nutritional deficiency—not to mention trigger major cravings for whatever food has been cut. Rather than, say, eliminating all carbohydrates, focus on whole grains and remember to watch out for portion control. Usually it's the …

Renters can acquire wealth as well as homeowners - Homes and Real Estate For Sale

Renters who save and invest can acquire wealth just as well as homeowners who rely on their house as their biggest asset.<p>Over the long term, home …

GOP leaders set sights on tax reform but fret over newly combative Obama

Less than two weeks after Republicans won control of Congress, acrimony over immigration is dampening hopes for cooperation on more ambitious initiatives, with President Obama and GOP lawmakers bracing not for compromise but for combat.<p>White House officials insist that Obama remains interested in …

9 Easy-to-Follow Weight-Loss Tips

They're awesome, and won't take over your life<p>Overview<p>Slimming down doesn't happen overnight, but it doesn't have to consume your life either. There are easier ways to lose the weight than endlessly counting calories, watching every mouthful, avoiding restaurants, or spending hours at the gym. Keep …

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5 Ways Eating Cheese Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Spread Sandwiches With Cream Cheese, Not Mayo</b><br>Each tablespoon of full-fat mayonnaise has 94 calories and 10 grams of fat. A tablespoon of whipped cream cheese, in comparison, has 30 calories and just two and a half grams of fat. If you eat sandwiches on the regular, that can add up to some huge …

36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body

<b>1. ARTICHOKES</b><p>Artichokes help the liver function at its best, which in turn will help your body purge itself of toxins and other things it doesn’t …

The 5 WORST Foods For Your Skin

<b>Sugar</b><br>Acne <i>loves</i> sugar. "Redness and inflammation will continue and be constant factors if sugar isn't removed from the diet," says Becky Sturm, founder of the online beauty shopping website StormSister Spatique. Pay extra attention to food labels—you may be surprised by how much sugar is in certain …

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.

Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes

These tips for drifting off will help you sleep soundly and wake up ready to ride<p>You wake up in the middle of the night, relieved it's only 3 a.m. and that you still have a few hours of solid shuteye before you clip into your pedals. Only, you can't fall back to sleep. You toss and turn and check …

Muscle

When Microsoft becomes the soul of a Google machine

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: HTC<p>Windows has dominated the laptop market for decades. Android, on the other hand, has dominated the smartphone …

Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors

<b>A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.</b><p>Writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), the doctors said a Mediterranean diet quickly reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes.<p>And they said it may be better than low-fat …

Holistic Medicine

Romney: Obama 'Needs to Learn That He Lost' the Midterms

A former opponent's criticism of how the president has handled ISIS and immigration<p>As news broke Sunday morning of a new ISIS video that reportedly depicted the beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig, Mitt Romney was among the first to criticize the Obama administration, doubling down on his …

Newly Discovered Site of Peking Man is 'The Oldest Human Habitation' in China

Peking Man's cave discovered in a limestone quarry site<p>A cave environment associated with Peking Man has been discovered in a limestone quarry site …

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

The Essentials: Fall Denim Every Woman Should Own

9 essential styles to take you into fall.<p>Is there anything that feels more autumnal than a crisp new pair of jeans? With so much to choose in terms of styles, washes and rises, it's easy to get overwhelmed. So, we looked to the women who wear it best, and narrowed fall's options down to 9 essential …

Clothing

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

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