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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, …

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

10 Summer Dishes that Taste Better the Next Day

Cold Chinese or pizza leftovers are delicious, no doubt. But there are some dishes that get even better the next day -- and not in a slightly guilty, I-can't-believe-I'm-eating-this way. The flavors of the ingredients meld together for longer, the meat gets even more tender, the broth of a soup …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

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The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

It's the region most of us love to hate—our hips, thighs, and backsides. For a lower body you'll love, you need to do two things: burn fat, and lift and firm your tush. This routine does both. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Then repeat the circuit so you perform it a …

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3 Quick Daily Moves That Secretly Tone Your Abs

Didn't have time to get to the gym today? Not a problem—you can still give your abs a solid workout doing the activities you do every day, anyway. (So now there's truly no excuses! Oh, well.)<p><b>While driving, busing, or subway-ing to work:</b> the perfect time for isometric contractions—if <i>not</i> traffic. …

Compassion Can Be Cultivated In The Brain, Study Finds

It's possible to become a more compassionate person by training your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconson-Madison's Waisman Center found that engaging in compassion meditation -- where you practice feeling …

Chickpea Energy Salad

This is a re-set salad. No matter how you've been eating the rest of the day, it'll get you right back on track and give you a burst of afternoon …

How the Brain Appreciates Music

"Is it not strange," mused Shakespeare in <i>Much Ado About Nothing</i>, "that sheep guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?" The organic strings of …

Choose Your Own Adventure: 5-Minute, No-Bake Granola Bars

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A granola bar you don't have to bake, with a recipe that won't tie you down.</i><p>Summer is quickly approaching, which means more picnics, hikes, outdoor walks, and other …

A Small Shock To The System May Help Brain With Math

Stimulating the brain with a very small electrical current through the forehead could boost a student's ability to learn and remember basic mathematics, a provocative experiment suggests.<p>The work, published online Thursday by the journal <i>Current Biology</i>, could help those who struggle with mental …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

How to Get Out of Your Own Way (and the Brain Science Behind It)

You can take a class in college in abnormal psychology where you learn everything that is wrong with us as humans. What about everything that is right with us? And by <i>right</i>, I mean the ability to reach our full potential -- being the best we can possibly be, all the time. Why don't they teach …

Mindfulness

Brain scan study to understand workings of teenage mind

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/978000/978164_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534445400_53aefac8bbd52cce61802a790334e477<p>Researchers in Cambridge have begun a study to understand the teenage brain.<p>They have told BBC News that they will scan 300 people aged between 14 and …

The Brain

After the DSM, What?

I have been arguing for many years in books like <i>Rethinking Depression</i> that the DSM ought to be repudiated. In recent months this idea has been gaining tremendous momentum and just recently the National Institute of Mental Health essentially repudiated the DSM.<p>This is great news and perhaps the …

Soba Noodles with Veggies and Mustard-Soy Dressing

<i>This recipe and photo were created by contributor Aylin Erman of Glow Kitchen. Learn more about Aylin and this recipe by checking out her</i> …

5 Smoothies That Make You Look and Feel Awesome

Make one of these tasty health-boosters today<p>If you aren't a smoothie addict already, you will be after you try these recipes. And if you're already harboring a serious smoothie habit? There are just two words for you: You're welcome.<p><b>Matcha Green Tea Frappe</b> <br>Matcha green tea is loaded with …

The Neuroscience of Trusting Yourself

A research study just came out in the Journal of Neuroscience, in which scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston used sea snail nerve cells to reverse memory loss. The scientists were able to help the cells compensate for memory loss by retraining them when the nerve …

Mindfulness

Flat-Ab Pilates Workout

Easy at-home moves to slim your belly and tone your core<p>You've probably read about celebs extolling the virtues of Pilates (lean legs, a supertaut tummy!), or maybe even heard the hype from mat-class–obsessed friends. If you're still skeptical, keep reading: "Pilates puts your muscles—especially …

Understanding How the Brain Speaks Two Languages

Learning to speak was the most remarkable thing you ever did. It wasn’t just the 50,000 words you had to master to become fluent or the fact that for …

Neuropsychological Testing Can Confirm Chemo Brain, Say UCLA Researchers

Historically, a frustration among researchers has been that neuropsychological testing is not sensitive enough to confirm a patient's complaints of memory issues after chemotherapy. Imagine then how patients feel. They may have already submitted to batteries of testing. And that testing may not …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

no-bake walnut “cookie” bars with homemade chocolate

The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods Of All Time

Time to stock up.<p>Cutting back on Ben & Jerry's and Tostitos = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But you *can* actually eat more (no more hanger!) and burn fat—if you're focusing on the right foods.<p>“People will go crazy and cut out whole food groups," says nutritionist Jess Cording, R.D., "or be …