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7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot

US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

Two California women break away from tour group to scratch their initials into ancient amphitheatre, where defacing walls is strictly forbidden<p>Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum.<p>The Californians, aged 21 …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your <b>internal and external obliques</b>, …

Sculpt a Slim, Taut Bod with This Do-Anywhere Workout

The foam roller has an impressive—and ever expanding—resume. It's great for soothing tight muscles, reducing injury risk, and alleviating post-workout soreness. But it also has an unexpected function: "A foam roller can be used to mimic many of the movements you'd do in Pilates," says Lauren …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

12 Best Dumbbell Exercises For Strong, Chiseled Arms

When you want to isolate specific muscle groups in the arms, using dumbbells is truly effective — get ready to feel the burn! Depending on your …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt, and Hips

Trainers, yoga teachers, and pilates instructors love it—and you will too.<p>Even if you don’t know the Bridge by name, we bet you’re familiar with the pose. This resistance move is super popular with fitness trainers as well as yoga and pilates instructors because it’s simple yet strengthens your …

5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

It may not feel that way just yet, but spring is right around the corner—and that means short sleeves, bathing suits, and generally showing off those glorious shoulders of yours. This five-move circuit contours your arm and shoulder muscles for a sexy spaghetti-strap-ready look. So grab a pair of …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

6-Minute 6-Pack: Reverse Plank With Kicks

Reverse Plank With Kicks is one of 36 core-strengthening exercises featured in Lesley Paterson’s 6-Minute 6-Pack video series. We’ll be featuring a …

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, sugar, …

Easy Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

Step 1<p>Combine chicken, sausage, onion, green pepper, celery, tomatoes, garlic, chicken broth, spice mix, thyme and oregano in a large (5-quart) slow …

Slow-Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables

Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables<p>3.9 from 54 reviews<p>Recipe type: Main<p>Author: Aimee<p>Prep time: 30 mins<p>Cook time: 5 hours<p>Total time: 5 …

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Slow cooker lobster chowder

Add all ingredients to slow cooker, minus lobster meat and bacon. Stir gently.<p>Cook bacon. Drain on paper towels. Chop and set aside. Carefully add …

Fry Fat in 15 Minutes

This fast-paced strength circuit from trainer Craig Ballantyne alternates upper-and lower-body muscle groups to blast more calories in less time. In short, here's how to burn fat, fast.<p><b>Do it:</b> Complete as many reps of each exercise as you can in 30 seconds, without resting in between moves. Rest one …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

14 Things to Do with Kids on Hawaii’s Big Island

You can rest assured that digging at the beach (sand at Big Island beaches can be black, gray, white, or green!), goofing off in the ocean, …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10 Argentina for first-timers

Round up the best of Argentina – the wine, the fishing, the tango, the mountaineering, the skiing, the literature, the beef, the architecture, the clubbing – and you have the building blocks for one of the most exciting journeys you’ll ever take. No joke. While so many things in Argentina are …

10 Great Vacations for Nature Lovers

Looking for a close encounter of the <i>herd</i> kind? These 10 destinations in the Americas deliver easy access to some of nature’s coolest wild …

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

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