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Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

<i>How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish</i><i>, French</i><i>, English</i><i>, Mandarin</i><i>, Italian</i><i>, Russian</i> <i>and</i> …

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, …

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10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

Healthy Eating

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

It’s 2015. It’s time to take your future and your health into your own hands. No, literally. Fitness and nutrition is now readily available at the touch of a button thanks to the numerous health and exercise apps available for your smart phone. But with hundreds of thousands out there to choose …

Fitness

Pros and Cons of Tile Types | Kitchen Remodeling - Consumer Reports

Walking into a tile showroom can be as overwhelming as it is inspiring. The displays are spectacular, but there are so many options, at so many price …

7 Big Benefits Of Exercising Outside This Winter

Let's face it -- it's tough to find the motivation to exercise outside these days. During the work week, sometimes <i>both</i> legs of our daily commutes are completed in utter darkness. And while weekend sunshine is appreciated, it doesn't do much to warm up our wintry surroundings. But before you throw …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Fitness

How to Buy Your First New or Used Car

Teens might love the freedom a first car can bring, but it also brings a lot of responsibility. They need to be ready for significant expenses even …

The Exact Yoga Poses You Should Be Doing for Any Running Goal

The only thing standing between you and longer, stronger, faster runs is your yoga mat.<p>Yoga might not offer the heart-pounding high your routine run does, but it helps you improve your strength and flexibility in ways that a trail or a treadmill never could. Still not convinced you need to work it …

Yoga

6 New Ways to Burn Calories on a Treadmill

Let's face it: The treadmill can get boring pretty fast. Plus linear motions such as walking and running are not the most effective means of …

Visit the Top 10 Haunted Houses in the U.S… If You Dare

Zombies! Evil janitors! Mad scientists! The top 10 haunted houses in the United States are especially spooky this year.

4 Weird Treatments for Cellulite That Actually Work

<b>Cucumbers</b><br>Reasons to love cucumbers: They're hydrating and rich in vitamins. Applying slices directly to the skin allows phytochemicals in cucumbers to tighten collagen for a firm complexion. This can result in an almost-instant reduction of cellulite appearance.<p><b>Coffee Scrub</b><br>Caffeine dilates blood …

The Bodyweight 300 Challenge

Incinerate fat without lifting a weight<p>A weight-free weekend challenge may sound easy—until you try the Bodyweight 300. It’s composed of just three exercises—the squat, the pushup, and the situp—but requires that you crank out 300 reps in as little time as possible. It’s a fast way to challenge …

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Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Ask cyclists, runners, cross-country skiers -- cardio is king. Though most endurance athletes supplement their workouts with other forms of training, cardio is the bulk of what they do -- it's what they love to do.<p>Even among first-timers at the gym or those getting back into fitness, cardio is …

The Lower-Body Move That Blasts Your Abs

Combine an isometric exercise with a dynamic weight to build strength and incinerate calories<p>The isometric split squat is a simple technique to build serious lower-body muscle. It increases the time your glutes, hamstrings, and quads are under tension at the most difficult portion of the move—the …

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101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

Marathons

The Only 7 Kale Recipes You'll Ever Need

<i>This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>It’s no exaggeration to say that kale has reigned supreme in the vegetable kingdom for the past …

Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

For his book <i>13: An American Horror Story</i>, photographer Seph Lawless visited a number of real life “haunted houses” across the United States. The …

Four Actionable Ways to Improve Your Running

It's easy to fall into a routine with your running and never really think about changing things up, but you might be missing out on opportunities to …

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini celebration when I learned green tea has the incredible power to shift …

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5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

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7 Common Beginner Yoga Fails (And How to Avoid Them)

Plus, how to look like a seasoned yogi<p>I’ve been practicing yoga for years, but even I know that yoga can be especially daunting for the uninitiated. Being new in a yoga class is like entering a new dimension—to boldly go where no non-yogi has ever gone before. But here’s where you’re in luck: I’ve …

Yoga

41 Thai Recipes to Make at Home

Here are 41 of our favorite Thai recipes, inspired by the cuisine's addictive sweet, savory, salty, and spicy flavors.<p>If you take a deep dive into our recipe database, you'll notice a few interesting things: 1. the liberal use of Aleppo pepper; 2. a relative lack of banana recipes (our boss, <b>Adam</b> …

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The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

4 Smart Exercises You Can Do with a Swiss Ball

Here’s how to turn the stability ball into a muscle-building, strength-surging tool<p>Go on YouTube and you’ll see guys attempting to jump or do big-muscle moves like squats and presses while teetering on Swiss balls. What they're doing is not only dangerous, but also ineffective.Use a Swiss ball the …

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Weekend Challenge: Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extension

Want lean, strong arms? Right this way.<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and</i> …

Fitness

How Tapping Helped One Woman Lose 30 Pounds

Seriously—no dieting involved!<p>The idea of losing weight by tapping your fingers may sound too good to be true—but it's exactly how Jessica Ortner, author of the new book <i>The Tapping Solution: For Weight Loss and Body Confidence</i>, dropped an impressive 30 pounds in five months.<p>It's not just any …

Fitness

9 Slimming Smoothie Recipes

Sip up and slim down. Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes are packed with refreshing fruits and MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)—the …