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Lose Weight and Gain Strength, Energy, and Stamina by November!

Next Monday, we're kicking off a four-week training plan with celebrity trainer David Kirsch. Here's what you need to know to get in on the action—and results.<p>Labor Day has passed, and my daughters are already looking at possible Halloween costumes. Wasn't it yesterday that we were slathering on …

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9 Explosive Sex Moves for NYE

Start 2014 with a bang

Self-Reflection

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

The Best Supplements For Women: Vitamins and Other Nutrients

Stress Management Techniques: Dealing with Anxiety in the Workplace

"Stress also affects productivity," says Gloria S. Rothenberg, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who is not affiliated with the study. "Fatigue and mental exhaustion lead to poor concentration and a greater rate of errors," she says. In fact, more than one-third of the surveyed workers in ComPsych's …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

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Women's Health

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever<p>7 tips to boost your motivation—and calorie burn—for a better at-home workout<p>Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of …

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<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 …

Fatty Foods: 5 Deliciously Healthy Treats That Are Good for You

5 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny<p>Delicious, fatty foods that help you lose weight? Where can you sign up? Right here!<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>You are NOT what you eat.<p>If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of …

How to Beat Exhaustion

Why? This particular study didn’t look into the mechanism, but researchers hypothesize that intrusions can cause the body to overproduce cortisol (a stress hormone), which can leave you feeling more tired. “You shouldn’t just worry about the time that’s lost during an intrusion,” says lead study …

The Total-Body Weight Room Workout

Exercise 1 Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders, feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and lower into a squat, keeping your chest upright and your knees over your toes (a). As you push through your heels to return to standing, press the dumbbells overhead (b). Lower …

Beat Stress: Emotional Eating Isn't Always Bad

Sick of almonds? Shell pistachios or crack walnuts. Both will help keep your heart from racing when things heat up. "We experience immediate cardiovascular responses to stress because of the 'fight or flight' response," says Sheila G. West, M.D., associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn …