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10 Kitchen Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Wake up in the #Thanksgiving spirit by whipping up these low-cholesterol Cranberrry-Citrus muffins. The #recipe takes about 50 minutes in total, but it's worth the little extra effort!

We know today will be busy for you, but we bet you can squeeze in this 15-minute fat-burning yoga sequence from Bethenny Frankel!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :-) Put your buns & thighs to work with Box Jumps:


Sweet Potato Casserole is a staple on many #Thanksgiving tables. But, are calories weighing it down? Here's how to make it healthier: #recipes

Beware of This Deceiving Dessert

The fruit trick you always fall for<p>Don’t fall for the cherry on top. Adding nutritious garnishes to unhealthy foods throws off your mind’s calorie calculator, finds new research in the <i>Journal of Consumer Psychology</i>.<p>In the study, people’s calorie estimates dropped from 481 to 405 when strawberries …

Can Hot Yoga Hurt You?

Here's what a new study had to say about yoga-related injuries<p>How does Kate Hudson stay so fit even with a crazy schedule and two children? In the December issue of <i>Harper's Bazaar</i>, the 34-year-old actress revealed that hot yoga, SoulCycle, and dance are all part of her fitness routine.<p>Hot yoga—also …

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Yoga Moves for a Pick-Me-Up

Put down the coffee and forget the power nap. These poses will get you more energy<p>Studies show that some yoga poses reduce fatigue and adjust the hormone cortisol—too little of which can zap your energy. "This sequence engages your core and energizes your system from the inside out," says <i>Women's</i> …


5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …


3 Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress in the Fall

Yes you CAN wear this summer style staple right now


10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.<p>Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have …


What Nutritionists Serve at Thanksgiving

Like me, most nutrition pros serve traditional foods for Thanksgiving -- albeit with a healthier twist because we tweak recipes to eliminate empty calories. The good news is that many holiday favorites like turkey, sweet potatoes, squash, nuts and cranberries are inherently healthy, so it's fairly …

Sweet Potatoes

The Best Playlist for a Long Run

Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Aside from brunching over Bloody Marys, my other favorite thing about weekends is the fact that I get to go on a realllly long run. (Don’t worry, I go before brunch!) I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, right near Central …

The Best Desserts for Weight Loss

Go ahead and have some! These won’t make the number on the scale move in the wrong direction<p>Sometimes you just want dessert. Simple as that. But since giving in to your craving for triple-scoop chocolate chip cookie ice cream every day isn’t the smartest strategy for weight loss, we asked Keri …