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8 Bad Habits That Could Make You Healthier

8 Fun Exercises That Burn Fat Too

8 Ways to Burn Calories Outside the Gym<p>Just because it's fun doesn't mean it doesn't work up a sweat!<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Tossing a Frisbee. Hitting the dance floor. Crushing your friend in Wii tennis. They're all great ways to pass the time and let off some steam, but it turns out that some of …

How One Woman Went From Obesity to a Bikini Body

This post will explain exactly how Briana, a mother of three and reader of my blog, lost 100 pounds. It's a lot simpler than you might think.<p>For additional real-world examples and the fundamentals, I suggest reading <i>How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet</i>. There are several men and women …

Fix Frizzy Hair -- From Curly to Straight

<b>Nate Bova</b><p>Bova is a hairstylist at the Warren-Tricomi salon in New York City. Half-Sicilian, half-black, she proudly rocks her "corkscrew curly" texture every single day. "I haven't blown out my hair in 10 years," she says. "I love to wear my curls with lots of volume."<p><b>Her frizz issue:</b> Natural …

Weight Loss Advice From 1920: Does It Still Hold Up Today?

<i>By Lauren Gelman for Reader's Digest</i><p>Published in the very first issue of <i>Reader's Digest</i> magazine, the article "How to Regulate Your Weight" is full of diet tips that are surprisingly forward-thinking -- along with others that are woefully outdated. Here, key weight-loss lessons we can all</b> …

One Little-Known Way To Supercharge Your Brain (And Have The Best Weekend Ever)

It's quite a simple process. This Friday, when you tuck in your chair, pack up your bag and prepare your mind for weekend bliss, also press that little button to disable your email function. (If this notion is new to you, here are some step-by-step instructions).<p>The concept -- <i>fully</i> disabling your …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

The New Rules of When vs. What We Eat

“Don’t skip breakfast, it’ll make you fat.” “Go more than a few hours without food, and your body will go into starvation mode.” “Stick to six small …

Calorie Recommendations May Not Influence How Much You Consume, Study Suggests

Having recommended calorie information may not spur you to consume fewer calories at restaurants, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that when people were given calorie suggestions at McDonald's -- including recommended calories per meal, as well as …

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

Stop Food Cravings--for Good

<b>When you crave:</b> Creamy (peanut butter, risotto, mac 'n' cheese) <b><br>Chew this:</b> Sugar-free Jell-O, hummus, or for dinner, a bowl of velvety soup<p><b>When you crave:</b> Greasy (fries, pizza, burgers) <b><br>Chew this:</b> Baked sweet-potato fries or thin-crust pizza with veggies. Choose 90% or higher lean beef--your mouth …

Stylist Stacy London Tries to Stick to the Paleo Diet, Eats Mentos Anyway

Lately, Stacy London — author, style maven, and co-host of TLC’s <i>What Not to Wear</i>, which begins its final season on August 9 — has been trying to …

Tokyo's Completely Black Hot Dog

Is there anything more American than hot dogs? You can practically hear <i>Yankee Doodle Dandy</i> every time you bite into one. However, Japan has taken the …

5 Foods You Can Cook in Your Dishwasher ... if You Dare

<i>Written by Julie Ryan Evans on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>When it comes to cooking in today's world, there are options galore. From microwaves to convection ovens, slow cookers to toaster ovens, we have a plethora of appliances to easily prepare the foods we eat and serve our families. There's one …

The Secret Ingredient In Delicious, Creamy Hummus

Without the insanity that is peeling chickpeas.<p>Without the baking soda, it takes 90 minutes. Please.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52.

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