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22 Lessons I Learned in a Fitness Program Test Group

In the summer of 2012 I was in a test group for a DVD mixed martial arts fitness program. In 60 days I lost 20 pounds (16 percent of my total body …

The Simple Way to Eat Less

Tempted to treat yourself? Try using this trick first<p>Would that cheeseburger be nearly as tempting if you knew you'd have to log 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off all of the calories it contains? Didn't think so. So it's not exactly shocking that, when menus list how much exercise you’d have …

Vitamin D Benefits: Weigh Less, Smile More!

Why getting your fill of vitamin D can help you lose weight and improve your mood<p>As the moment of truth with your bathing suit inches closer, you might be cursing your sweet tooth for the belly bulge you can't seem to shed. But it could be what you're not eating that's actually responsible.<p>A 2000 …

Here's the skinny on fasting for weight loss – the 5:2 diet

The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of …

Weight Loss

Fast Diet Review: Bad Fad or Healthy Option?

Most fad diets are <i>bad</i> diets. They travel through a revolving door of health trends, making it hard to determine which diets are viable health options …

5:2 your life – the screen diet

Until recently, technology was taking over our family. At first it was amusing, the sight of three kids bunched up on the sofa – 10, nine and two – …

Orange: the fashion line-up - in pictures

An injection of colour is just what your wardrobe is crying out for, so say hello to the most vibrant shade of the season: orange.

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Princess Tatiana Of Greece And Denmark Shows Off Style In Sheer Top (PHOTOS)

We may not hear much about Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark, but that doesn't mean the royal doesn't have the enviable style of her contemporaries. As opposed to the well-known likes of Kate Middleton and Princess Charlene, Tatiana actually has a fashion pedigree, having worked in the …

Dressing Your Age

The rules for looking "appropriate" are not what they used to be.<p>No miniskirts after 40. Or long hair. Sleeveless after 50? Never! There are a lot of women who still believe in age-related fashion dictums, but in a world where everyone from nine to 90 wears jeans, what does "age appropriate" …

Clothing

Selena Gomez's Boots, Bindi Catch Our Eyes (PHOTOS)

Last time we saw a celebrity dress up in bondage-style boots and a short dress, things didn't go so well. But kudos to Selena Gomez for bravely trying a similar style outside the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday, pairing her black sandal-boot thingys (that's the scientific term) by …

Designing Your Perfect Cut

The architecture of a good haircut comes down to simple geometry: an understanding of how different shapes, lines and angles work together and fit into each other. Cutting hair involves constructing an initial shape and length, then customizing that shape to a client's face, body and hair …

Beauty Duets

These musicians work overtimeand so do their beauty picks<p>These musicians work overtime—and so do their beauty picks. Here, the product remixes that keep them looking camera-ready.

6 Glitzy Makeup Products to Up the Wattage

From gilded lashes and glimmer appliqués to glitter polish and gem accents, there's a sparkle to suit every occasion<p>From gilded lashes and glimmer appliqués to glitter polish and gem accents, there's a sparkle to suit every occasion.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Sheer Dress For 'Iron Man 3' Premiere Is A Little Risky (PHOTOS)

Gwyneth Paltrow knows how to work a red carpet like nobody's business, but she definitely wasn't playing around when she attended the premiere of "Iron Man 3" last night.<p>This year's "World's Most Beautiful Woman" hit the red carpet in a jaw-dropping number from Antonio Berardi's Fall 2013 …

RGB's Vintage Tropical Print-Inspired Nail Colors

Photo: Courtesy of RGB<p>"These new nail colors are all so vibrant and sharp, that you won't be able to stop staring at your own manicure," said Gina Carney, founder of RGB Cosmetics.<p>We totally agree. RGB's nail colors have long been a staple in our beauty repertoire (in fact, we're wearing Dew–a …

6 Ways to Manage Stress

Don't sweat the small stuff—dwelling can have serious consequences for your long-term health<p>Stress is a normal part of life. But how you handle that stress has major implications for your long-term health. Turns out dwelling on daily stressors can double your risk of chronic health problems, …

The Five-Minute Flat-Abs Workout

Got five minutes? Use those precious moments to blast away belly fat<p>Not only do traditional crunches target just one of your main core muscles, but after a few minutes of the repetitive motion, that muscle fatigues and other areas (like your hip flexors and neck) take over to compensate. "The …

The Best—and Worst—Drinks

Do you know how many calories that cocktail is costing you?<p>With wedding season, summer Fridays, and BBQ parties just around the corner, your typical week is about to get a bit more booze-soaked. But watch out: Women tend to consume 300 more calories than normal on nights when they drink, according …

Tailor your treadmill workouts to prevent boredom

The treadmill.<p>This gym staple often gets a bad rap from the workout world. Boring, monotonous, torturous — they're all words often associated with the machine. But sometimes it may be the only practical option for those who are hampered by weather or trying to squeeze in a workout.<p>We asked the …

7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Cancer

You CAN lower your odds of getting the deadly disease—here’s how<p>If there were a way to prevent cancer, you’d definitely try it, right? Turns out, there are plenty of ways to reduce your risk of developing the disease, which affects 1.6 million new Americans every year. The thing is, many people …

Print It: The Better-Sex Diet

11 yummy foods that can enhance your sex life<p>While the notion of aphrodisiacs is largely unfounded, there are certain foods that can energize you, trigger your libido, and give you stronger orgasms. That's right--you can eat your way to a better sex life. Here's a sneak peek our our list:<p><b>Chili</b> …

Managing Marriage Stress Starts With Self

<i>By Deborah Rozman</i><p>While having a long, happy marriage is one of the predictors of longevity and a source of great meaning and fulfillment in our lives, getting married often registers as one of the most stressful major events we can experience. Sustaining happiness over the bumpy road of decades …

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy solution, or five: Ditch the …

Alison Sweeney's Super-Smart Snacking Tip

As someone who spent more parts of her summer vacation watching *Days of Our Lives *than was probably healthy, I've loved watching how Alison Sweeney's career has taken off. She's the host of <i>The Biggest Loser</i> and just released a new book, <i>The Mommy Diet</i> (she's mom to two kids)—the lady's busy!<p>We <i>all</i> …

Positive Affirmations: 10 De-Stressing Phrases That Help Put Life Into Perspective (PHOTOS)

One quick, free and practical way to de-stress? Recite an affirmation.<p>It sounds too good (and too simple) to be true, but saying a mantra could set a positive tone for your day <i>and</i> help you return to a sense of balance when things feel a little out of whack.<p>"Research tells us that every thought and …