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Healthy Lunch Recipes

5 Healthy (and Money-Saving!) Lunch Recipes<p>With these tasty options, you’ll actually want to brown-bag it<p>Don’t have the time (or energy) to make lunch most mornings? You’re not the only one. The average American spends more than $900 a year eating out for lunch, according to a new survey conducted …

Vegan Recipes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz

<b>Meaty Beany Chili and Cornbread</b> <br>Chili serves 6 to 8<br>Makes 12 muffins<p><i>For the chili:</i><br>1 Tbsp olive oil<br>1 yellow onion, diced medium<br>1 green pepper, seeded, diced medium<br>6 cloves garlic, minced<br>2 jalapenos, thinly sliced (seeded, if you want it less spicy)<br>3 to 4 Tbsp mild chili powder<br>1 Tbsp dried Mexican …

Best Running Songs: The Best Playlist for a Long Run

The Best Playlist for a Long Run<p>Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Dirima/Shutterstock<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 …

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

Natural Beauty Tips

7 Sneaky Beauty Tricks to Get That “Natural” Look<p>How to nail that fresh-faced glow without loading on the products<p>It’s ironic that nailing the “natural” look often takes a crazy amount of time and products. Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case. Bobbi Brown makeup artist Cassandra Garcia says …

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Workout Excuses—Busted!

9 Excuses for Skipping Your Workout—Busted!<p>Does working out frequently fall off your to-do list? We’re here to help<p>Life is busy and exhausting, so the majority of the time, it’s easy to come up with a perfectly reasonable explanation for why you just can’t fit in some fitness. Ready to kick those …

A Beginners' Guide for How to Lose Weight

• <b>Calories per day:</b> Losing weight is all about creating a calorie deficit. One pound equals 3,500 calories, which breaks down to 500 calories a day. Do a combo of exercise and cutting calories to reach 500, and you'll lose a pound a week. You can meet with a nutritionist or your doctor to find a more …

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Hands-Free Sex Moves and Positions

7 Hands-Free Sex Moves to Try Tonight<p>Super-hot moves you can do without lifting a finger<p>Think not being able to touch your partner would be torture? Experts say it can actually make sex even more blissful. “When you take away a person’s sense of touch, all of the other senses become more aroused, …

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Does CrossFit Really Work?

But here’s the thing: Even though it’s now scientifically proven that CrossFit boosts endurance, we wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if we told you to jump blindly on the CrossFit bandwagon if you’ve never done it before. Why? CrossFit is hard—like, really hard. For one thing, it was recently …

Is Mindful Eating the Key to Weight Loss?

Another good idea: Before taking a bite, ask yourself if you'd still be eating right now if you were eating food that was the opposite temperature (say, a bowl of sorbet instead of chili nachos). Lots of people think they're hungry when all they really need is a sweater. (So bring one when you eat …

The Ultra-Effective Cardio Intervals Workout

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine<p>Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes with this interval routine<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories …

The Easy Trick for Healthier Grocery Shopping

A quick crash course on the Guiding Star program: It gives packaged foods and beverages somewhere from zero to three stars, based on information from products' Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists. Any foods that earn stars are then given tags on grocery store shelves that display their …

Why You Shouldn’t Strive for the “Thigh Gap”

Obsessions with transforming certain body parts aren't exactly a new phenomenon, but what’s scary about this trend is that women are going to dangerous lengths to get crazy-thin legs, says Claire Mysko, a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. “Most women cannot achieve this …

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Chi Running: How to be a Faster and Happier Runner

If you think this all sounds a little too hippy dippy for you, consider this: There are studies that prove the effectiveness of this technique. And even seasoned pros and top running coaches are on-board. Andrew Kastor, ASICS running coach and coach of the Mammoth Track club in Mammoth Lakes, …

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 …

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How to Stick to Your Workout for Good

<b>1. Embrace the outdoors</b><br>Women who adhered to their plan for the long haul went outside for their workouts. In fact, they worked out nearly 11 minutes longer each day if they did their moderate to vigorous exercise outdoors. Exercisers who gave up, on the other hand, were at the mercy of their gym’s …

How to Wash Your Face: 10 Face-Washing Mistakes

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes<p>Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, …

10 Awesome New Potluck Ideas

Your friends will BEG you for your recipe<p>Potlucks are like the Olympics of cooking: Everyone brings their A-game, and the amateur chef with the first empty platter wins—bragging rights, that is. Go for gold with one of these perfect potluck recipes. (Bonus: None of them rely on tons of fat or sugar …