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Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Feel awesome before tomorrow’s big feast!<p>Bored with traditional cardio like running on a track or using the elliptical? The moves combined in this six-move sequence make for an incredible calorie-burning alternative. Bonus: They’ll also tighten up and tone your muscles.<p><b>The Workout:</b> Perform each …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

How to Work Your Back When You Don't Have Gym Equipment

Traditional pullups and rows aren’t the only way to get a sculpted back.<p>Having a strong, toned back means so much more than looking slick in a halter dress (not that <i>that’s</i> not awesome, too): Strengthening these muscles is key to good posture—or in most people’s cases, reversing the sitting slouch …

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves — from easy to insane — …

The 5-Minute Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

No time? No equipment? It turns out you also have no excuses.<p>Here's what you need to get fit: 1) five minutes and 2) you.<p>This total-body workout uses super-fast bodyweight moves to torch calories and tone muscles in whatever time you have. The key is going all-out. Perform the first exercise at …

If You Do 1 Workout, It Had Better Be This

Build muscle and blast calories with this effective bodyweight workout. And it's excuse-proof, too, because you can do it anywhere since it requires no equipment at all. The workout should take you around 20 minutes, so get moving!<p>Directions: Start with 10 reps of each exercise, building up to 15 …

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

How to solidify your form for a rock-solid core<p>When you really think about the plank, it’s kind of amazing how <i>not</i> moving while supported by your forearms and toes requires so much muscle coordination. In fact, as Bruce Kelly, C.S.C.S., owner of Fitness Together in Media, Pennsylvania, points out, …

10 Minutes to a Tighter Core . . . No Crunches Required

A tight and toned core gives you sexy, sleek abs along with better posture — and everyone looks better when they lose the slouch.<p>Take 10 minutes to work your middle with this workout that is perfect for newbies and fitness buffs alike. The moves may be basic, but the results are anything but. And …

10 Simple, No-Equipment-Necessary Exercises for Strong, Sculpted Arms

Michelle Obama who?<p>We've been waiting since <i>May</i> to swaddle ourselves in more layers than a mille-feuille, but that doesn't mean "out of sight, out of mind" for those limbs giving our cashmere sleeves shape.<p>To ensure the adjective "baggy" only applies to our sweaters this season, we consulted four …

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The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

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You Know the ‘You’re Not Alone’ Feeling? Scientists Found Out What’s Happening in the Brain

You know the feeling. It’s the one where the hairs on your arm stand up and when you’re sure you can feel someone watching you but turn around and find no one there — at least no one you can see.<p>Is something otherworldly causing this sensation or is something biological happening?<p>While there might …

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always …