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New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.<p>New evidence reveals that they created the world's oldest known cave paintings and even wore seashells as body ornaments. Both behaviors suggest that they thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility like modern …

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Alison Sweeney's Sculpting Workout For Spring

<i>By Amy Spencer</i><p>When she's not busy filming "The Biggest Loser", Alison Sweeney is busy writing books (her second, <i>Scared Scriptless</i>, comes out in June 2014) and running after her two kids, ages 8 and 5. Still, she finds time to squeeze in workouts, even if it means 10 minutes in front of the TV after …

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Flexibility For Runners

In this video stretching guru Phil Wharton, who has worked with elite athletes such as Olympic medalists Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi, discusses …

8 Ways to Stick to Your Workout

Get motivated to exercise with these helpful, motivating tricks<p><b>1. Just Show Up</b>On low-energy days, head to the gym with the promise that you can leave after you finish your warmup. "Tell yourself you'll just do the Dynamic Warmup," says Rachel Cosgrove, author of The Female Body Breakthrough and …

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

Sweat with us in real time!<p>When you're short on time, it's a great idea to focus on your legs and butt, because that's where about 60 percent of your body's muscle is. This five-minute routine will work your lower half <i>hard</i>.<p>The key to this routine? Efficiency. For each of the five moves, go as hard …

18 Moves to Tone Your Butt, Thighs, and Legs

Exercises that tighten and tone your legs from butt to ankles and everything in between

Why Taking Time Off From Exercise Is Good For Your Health

<i>By Daniel Duane for Men's Journal</i><p>There's nothing like a new season to get us fired up for sports again -- bulking up for summer's Tough Mudder, or sneaking over to the track for speed work while dreaming of a personal best in that half-marathon this fall. But years of research and experience have …

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Weekend One-Up: Pushups, Box Jumps, Kettlebell Swings, and Burpees

Are you a weekend warrior looking for a challenge? You’ve come to the right place. It’s time to test your abilities—and your mettle. Each week our …

Sore Knees? You May Have This Common Running Injury

It starts with tightness on the outside of your knee and sometimes around your hip.<p>It starts with tightness on the outside of your knee and sometimes …

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak upper-back muscles helps pull your shoulders back …

The 15-Minute Chest Workout

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10-Minute Moves For Strength, Speed and Agility

How to Beat Side Stitches

Avoid getting this common pain in your side.<p>We run through sleet and snow, heat and haze, with blisters and black toenails, headaches and knee aches. But a side stitch? That sharp, stabbing pain that hits below the ribs can stop us in our tracks. Although the exact cause of side stitches has yet to …

How To Use Stress To Your Advantage - Harness Stress

7 Ways To Enjoy Medjool Dates, Your New Performance Partner<p>How You Can Burn More Calories Just By Chewing Gum<p>How an Overweight Dad Overhauled His …

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

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