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20 Real Women Share What They Learned After a Breakup

"Respect! It's not love but respect that I would want the most from my partner and appreciation for the sacrifices made." –<i>Mitali J.</i><p>"I learned that my self worth does not depend on what he thinks of how my body looks, or what color my hair is. I alone am responsible for my happiness and self worth. …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.<p>Snoop Dogg and Jason Derulo wrote a song about it, your significant other can't get enough of it, and the #belfie is officially a thing. Basically: The booty is kind of a big deal. So we asked six trainers for their go-to …

A Full-Body Workout to Firm Up Everything ASAP

Here's your ticket to tighter abs, arms, and buns. What are you waiting for?<p>Instead of covering up your arms, abs, or butt, turn the areas you're least confident about into your best assets. This workout from sexy CosmoBody trainer Don Saladino features targeted moves to get you sculpted. (It's …

All 29 Recipes from the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants 2014

All of the recipes from Bon Appétit's 10 Best New Restaurants of 2014, from hanger steak to butter cookies, fried rice to roast chicken<p><b>We are thrilled with our Best New Restaurants of 2014</b>—it's a great mix of places: food trucks, luncheonettes, reinvented dive bars, even, like, a regular restaurant …

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101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

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The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

8 Shrimp Dinners

Shrimp, the underdog. Relegated to appetizer food, it awaits the fate of a drenching in overly-sweet cocktail sauce or a mashing into fried patties along with its crustaceous brethren. Its name flung as an insult on schoolyard playgrounds, shrimp even takes a beating outside the kitchen.<p>Needless to …

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Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

The Perfect Playlist for Cardio OR Strength Training

Some workouts really get your heart pumping but fall short when it comes to strength training. Others leave your muscles sore the next day but don’t really make you sweat. But at fitness studio SLT (which stands for strengthen, lengthen, and tone), you get the best of both worlds.<p>Classes there take …

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The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan<p>Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

"The Coachella Diet" Is Now a Thing

How attendees are whipping themselves into festival shape<p>Worried about shimmying in your jorts and crop top at Palm Springs this year? Good news! "The Coachella Diet" is apparently a thing.<p>As the festival's attendees gear up to head out to the desert in the next few weeks, apparently being up to …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Healing Back Pain Naturally - Natural Health

<i>The Natural Health column shares information about healing back pain naturally.</i><p>Both my wife and I share a propensity for back problems. Peggy is a …

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3 Pilates Moves for Bikini Abs

As the weather gets beachier and beachier (or, if you're like me and live a gajillion miles away from a beach—poolier and poolier), the possibility of having to wear a bathing suit goes up by about 97 percent. So if you want to prep your midsection for sun exposure, add this series of ab-blasting …

Sculpt a Knockout Body

Exercise 1 Pushup-Position Alternating Dumbbell Raise<p>Start in a pushup position, legs extended and feet more than shoulder-width apart, with each hand resting on a dumbbell directly under your shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Brace your core, then raise a weight in front of you to shoulder height, keeping your hips …

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique

The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …

Cooking with Quinoa: 38 Recipes

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has risen to superstar fame in recent years. It’s a gluten-free, high-protein, high-fiber, quick-cooking whole grain …

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79 Core Crushing Exercises

Fitness Coach Andy McDermott always encourages variety in general fitness training. In this mega move, core presentation, you'll see a huge variety …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Healthy-Eating Instagram

8 Healthy-Eating Instagram Accounts You Should Follow<p>Add these to your feed for Insta-inspiration!<p>Chances are, your Instagram feed is filled with lots of not-so-healthy food porn. Yes, those cheeseburgers and cupcakes look delicious—but they don’t exactly get you pumped to load up on kale salad. …

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 …

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Nude Makeup Tips for Every Skin Tone

<i>Set the foundation</i>. When there's not a lot of color to your makeup, an even skin tone becomes all the more important. At the same time, heavy base is overkill. Apply tinted moisturizer or sheer foundation.<p><i>Shine (a little)</i>. Keep your face from looking flat with a shimmery eye shadow or blush.<p><i>Let</i> …

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

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Quick Tortilla Soup With Chicken and Avocado Recipe

<b>Note:</b> If you're short on time, then you can buy some good-quality tortilla chips and loosely break those into the soup. Alternatively, fry your own by frying strips of fresh corn tortillas in 350°F oil until crisp and golden brown. Crispy strips can also be made under the broiler: brush tortillas …