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12 Surprising Facts About the Male Body

Bizarre but totally interesting details about his anatomy<p>Can't imagine what it's like to be a guy? Now you don't have to wonder—or ask him to explain why he likes it rougher than you do. Just read on for everything you never knew about the male physique.<p>The Average Erect Penis Is 5.57 Inches …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Try This 'Summer Slim Down' (VIDEO)

The official beginning of summer means one terrifying thing: It's bathing suit season. It can be enough to strike fear into the heart of even the most assured woman. The good news is that the secret to strutting down the beach in a bikini may be as simple as a workout that builds <i>confidence</i> as much …

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, …

5 Exercises to Try On The Beach

Before you hit the tiki bar, burn off your piña colada with these made-for-sand moves<p>Want to look better in your bikini—without leaving the beach to hit the gym? Throw on some sneakers and get moving! You burn almost twice as many calories working out on the sand as you would doing the same routine …

The 5 Keys to Health and Longevity

We hear it all the time: "Health is everything." And while there are many actions we can take to promote great health, we tend to overlook some of the simplest and most obvious. Wholesome foods and regular exercise are, of course, crucial factors, but I stress the importance of several …

Pilates Flat Abs Exercise Routine - Intro & Warm Up

Pilates is all about core strength. The benefits of core strength go way beyond flat abdominals, but it is the flat ab results of doing Pilates …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Quitting Sugar for a Sweeter Life

It's not that difficult to think of sugar as a habit, or even a minor pleasurable addiction. Anyone who has ever craved a chocolate cake -- or, in the case of me as I write this, a blueberry smoothie -- knows that the craving of sugar can be highly irritating and the consuming of sugar highly …

Just Like My Mother

"Mommy, it's time to get up, I have to go to school," I whisper as I gently nudge my mother. She is unresponsive. My little hands plead her to get out of bed, but she lies there in the dark bedroom with her eyes closed.<p>"Mommy, come on, you need to make my lunch."<p>"Catherine, leave her alone. I'll …

Crush Your Fitness Resolutions from Home with These 13 Effective Workouts

The gym is WAY too packed this time of year.<p>Whether you hit up the gym on the reg to use the weight room, take a cycling class, or hop on the elliptical, there's a good chance you'll find yourself wondering, "<i>Where the hell did all these people come from?!"</i> this month. Happy New Year, …

Quinoa Salad with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed<br>• ½ cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces<br>• 2 pints cherry tomatoes<br>• 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for …

How to Train for a Half Marathon: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

Successful training for a half-marathon, a hefty 13.1-mile race, requires more forethought than just signing up and running every day until the …

13 Things That Americans Do That The Rest Of The World Just Finds Bizarre

A thread on Reddit asks the question: <b>Non-Americans of reddit, what aspect of American culture strikes you as the strangest?</b><p>Some of the answers are pretty hilarious and/or eye-opening.<p>Here are some of the best:<p><i>How big the country is and the amount of time you guys are willing to drive. I had a</i> …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

You Have To Stop Texting Me

I am absolutely uncertain of the reasons behind this phenomenon. It may be selective amnesia, a defense mechanism, or pathetically, it may occur …

An Open Letter To Nice Guys

Dear (Too) Nice of Guys:<p>Please wait for us. You’re not “too” nice. That is a myth. A lie. A spin on what some might call a gentleman. We will come to …

7 Habits To Turn A Boring Life Into An Extraordinary One

It can be frustrating to hear about how to make your life wonderful by doing things that you can’t necessarily do on a daily basis because of your …

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Serve up these surprisingly healthy, tasty burgers at your next barbecue

11 Bizarre Factors That Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Um, whoa.<p>You go for runs, limit your donut consumption, and have never smoked a cigarette. So you're probably never going to get heart disease, right?<p>Er, not quite.<p>It's true that the biggest risk factors for heart disease certainly aren't shocking: They include obesity, a lack of exercise, smoking, …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Happiness Tips: 9 Simple Steps To Joy (PHOTOS)

<i>By Kate Lowenstein</i><p>A few years ago, Debbie Jankowski went hunting for a way to bring her life new joy. She found the solution in her bank account. "I had always been thrifty, but I decided it was time to spend money on things that would broaden my world," says Jankowski, who's based in …

The One Diet That Can Cure Most Disease: Part I

If I told you there was one diet that could cure arthritis, fatigue, irritable bowel, reflux, chronic allergies, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune disease, diabetes, heart disease, migraines, depression, attention deficit disorder, and occasionally even autism and that it could help you lose weight …

Top 5 Fitness Moves That Prove You're in Top Shape

The following compound movements are incredibly challenging. These specific exercises require a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and, in some cases, a bit of endurance. While these aren't exactly beginner moves, they can definitely highlight where your fitness regimen may be lacking. …