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Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

This do-anywhere workout will tighten your bod and boost your jogs.<p>It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's …

Workouts

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan

Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you drop pounds fast. With 1,500 balanced calories …

Healthy Eating

10 Tips for Resolving Conflict

Recognize that people come into our lives for a reason and even negative experiences are opportunities for growth. Be grateful for the learning experience, work towards acceptance, forgive and let go of the past. Consciously choose how you want to move forward.<p><i>Photo credit: Sheldon Wood via</i> …

The Quick Workout That Will Boost Your Fat Burn

Slim down fast with these calorie-blasting metabolic moves<p>Tossing a single match on a pile of wood won't ignite a strong flame. An entire box of matches, however? That's the start of a kick-ass bonfire.<p>This is the sort of fiery result that your internal fat burners will get from the fast-paced …

Workouts

12 All-Natural Hair Moisturizers That You Can DIY

An extreme seasonal shift not only cues a drastic change in your wardrobe, it also means that it’s time to adjust your beauty routine. During the winter, it’s all about moisturizing (after you exfoliate with face and lip scrubs, of course!).<p>While we all know that the brisk bite of cold weather does …

Hair Care

Debra Winger, Robert Stickgold Reveal How To Recall Your Dreams (VIDEO)

Our dreams could provide insight into our minds and uncover parts of our conscious we didn't even know were in play -- but what happens if you don't remember them once you open your eyes?<p>The key to remembering your dreams may lie in how you approach your waking state. Robert Stickgold, Harvard …

A Family Member's Bold Remark Inspired Cayla Duncan To Lose 100 Pounds

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Cayla Duncan<p><b>Age:</b> 26<p><b>Height:</b> 5'0"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 247 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> I was not aware of how much I was eating, and I rarely exercised. I went from …

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

Workouts

Holiday-Inspired Engagement Photos

Taking your engagement pictures soon? Make those photos work double-duty by also getting a cute shot for your holiday cards! Here, check out some of our favorite ideas.<p>Taking your <b>engagement pictures</b> soon? Make those photos work double-duty by also getting a cute shot for your holiday cards! Here, …

Brides

Why You Can and Will Succeed!

Sometimes people don't allow themselves to achieve because they fear what they have to give up. Don't think for a second about that. Think of what you gain.<p>When you were a young child, you took it for granted that you would do anything you put your mind to. Young children do not give up. No matter …

Weight Loss

How Some Of The World's Most Successful People Discovered Their Spiritual Side

In a 1967 interview, "What I Believe," John Lennon opened up to the world about how he discovered God.<p>"You don't have to have a great faith or anything. The whole thing is so simple -- as though it's too marvelous to be true," Lennon said of discovering Transcendental Meditation in India with guru …

The Secret to Staying Motivated

Forget simply losing weight! Here, five much better reasons to get moving<p>When it comes to managing a hectic schedule, daily to-dos that don't have tangible and immediate payoffs usually find themselves falling off your checklist. That includes exercise. "The reality is that physical activity …

Community Health

3 Steps to Become a Runner

Running is one of the most efficient, accessible workouts—and hitting the road could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and lean body. Here's how to get started<p>If you're thinking you want to start running, just know you'll be in good company—and a lot of it. It's arguably the most popular form …

Marathons

Understanding How the World Lives One Answer at a Time

From that single exchange I learned how useless it is to judge others based on: appearance, personality, experiences, residence and more. Every single person has something to teach others, and more importantly, every single person sees life through a different lens.<p>Before I ask a new or old friend …

Styled the Aisle | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

These 10 gorgeous wedding ceremony decor ideas will knock your socks off. Indoors and outdoors, featuring all styles: classic, contemporary, …

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5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

Rethinking the way we perceive stress may actually improve our physical and mental performance. It may be easier to give in to our fears, but you will accomplish much more in life and feel a greater sense of pride for facing them.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Nikki Stone.</i><p>If you break out in a cold sweat or …

Public Speaking