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This Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped by Dozens of Experts to be 'Beautiful'—and the Results Are Fascinating

You can check out Honig's Web site for all of the photos she's collected so far, but here's a sneak peek of what you'll find.<p>Here's her un-Photoshopped before picture:<p>Now take a look at what experts (and some clearly amateurs) from other countries did to the …

The Exercise That Works the MOST Muscle Groups

One move, so much sweat<p>Looking for a one-and-done exercise move? Meet the burpee. It works the most muscle groups from head to toe, says <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., so it’s a crazy-effective strengthener that will seriously get your heart rate up. Watch as Ator shows you how …

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

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Bob Harper's favorite low-cal meals

For 14 seasons, Bob Harper has been the man behind many of the transformations on NBC's "The Biggest Loser."<p>His new book, "Skinny Meals: Everything You Need to Lose Weight -- Fast!" is chock full of 100 new recipes, all under 350 calories. We asked Bob to share some of his favorites.<p><b>Eggs …

7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

<b>Mistake No. 1: Your Smoothie Skimps on Fiber</b><br>Fiber is as close to a magic weight-loss pill as you're going to get. It's what fills you up to prevent hunger so you end up eating less later in the day. Fruits do offer fiber—but only if you pick the right ones. Bananas are one of the most common …

Your Favoriting Habits Will Be Made Public on New Twitter

We’re all quite used to Web redesigns at this point. We basically expect that Facebook will undergo a makeover every six months or so, like a pop star who re-invents her look for each new album promo cycle. Some of these overhauls are mostly cosmetic and, while perhaps briefly irritating (<i>oh, that</i> …

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

I recently learned a great question that's reducing my need to complain or suffer, and I want to share it with you:<p><b>"Do you really need to shoot the second arrow?"</b><p>If you've ever had something upsetting or disappointing happen, and then you complain, rage, or otherwise wish things were different, …

3 Ways to Stop Emotional Eating Before You Start

Get to the root of the problem to avoid a nose-dive into the ice cream carton.<p>Lasse Kristensen/Shutterstock<p>Even if that bag of potato chips is staring you down, practically begging to be eaten, the food in front of you may not be the reason you overindulge. Your tendency to shovel it in may have …

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations<p>Sick of your go-to veggie dishes? It’s time to switch it up! Get the spring back in your step the next time you hit the produce aisle with these crazy-smart ways to eat vegetables.<p>Roast The Whole Darn Thing<p>This whole-roasted cauliflower …

The Best Way to Beat Chocolate Cravings

Hint: You might want to start fantasizing about a hot fudge sundae.<p>Studio MARMILADE/Shutterstock<p>Ever notice how telling yourself to stop obsessing over a guy only makes you think about him more? Well, the same goes for chocolate: Women who feel guilty about indulging often try to suppress their …

9 Genius Ways to Use Fruit You Probably Never Thought Of

Turning lemons into lemonade? <i>Ha!</i><p>We love fruit—it's delicious, relatively inexpensive, and seriously good for you—but, come on, you can only whip up so many salads, juices, and smoothies. Thanks to these innovative ideas, though, you can rediscover your favorite varieties and kiss fruit fatigue …

Be Your Own Personal Trainer: 4 Ways to Strength Train On Your Own

<b>Make Very Specific Plans</b><br>Because I had registered for ETC, I felt accountable and didn't miss a single session. I didn't have to wake up and make a split-second decision as to whether I should sleep in or go for a run or hit the gym or ride my bike—I had a <i>plan</i>. That's the key, says Weiss. Her …

12 Questions to Ask Yourself to Avoid Buyer's Remorse

How to love everything in your closet<p>We've all gone through it: You wake up in the morning, open your closet door, and announce to the world that you have nothing to wear—even though there are plenty of outfits in sight.<p>Vouchercloud.com polled 2,137 American women on their clothing and shopping …

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38 Simple Food Swaps That Could Change Your Life

<b>1. Cook instead of eating out.</b> Even if you try to eat healthy at a restaurant, that pesky bread bowl or sneaky salad may pack more calories than you planned for. Trust your inner Top Chef skills, and turn on the (skillet) heat. Cooking at home will more likely result in a healthier meal, not to …

Trainers' Favorite Post-Workout Foods

Post-workout fuel is just as important as pre-workout fuel—and no one knows that better than the people whose business it is to * teach* those workouts.<p>Taste Savant compiles feedback from critics, chefs, and—now!—fitness experts to create profiles on cities' best restaurants. Coolly, Taste Savant …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

The Best Beyonce Songs to Work Out To

"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my …

Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit shown off in official presentation videos

You’ve probably seen them in a ton of hands-on videos already (including some very nice ones from our Josh Vergara), but if you still can’t get enough of the new Galaxy S5 and its accompanying wearables, Samsung has got you covered.<p>These two videos published today do a nice job of explaining the …

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This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

Foods Good for Hair

14 Foods for GORGEOUS Healthy Hair<p>Eat these foods to have an amazing hair day <i>every</i> day<p>You know the phrase “You are what you eat”? Well, you can say the same for your hair. “Your hair very much reflects your general health, and your general health is influenced by your nutrition,” says Elizabeth …

Lift Like a Girl: A Guide to Heavy Lifting

Let's talk a little bit about the importance of lifting heavy weights. Many women (my old self included!) are afraid of the weight room due to concerns around getting "bulky" or "big." Women tend to report that they would like to "tone" their muscles and spend hours doing cardio and lifting pink …

You Deserve More

There I said it. You deserve more, plain and simple. I find myself constantly telling all those around me "you deserve more." So often we tend to settle for less than we deserve because it's easy to get comfortable. And then there's that famous quote from <i>Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> that says, "We …

Shifting Your Mindset Can Improve Your Entire Life

I went for a long late-night walk recently and was ruminating over some heavy issues in my mind. I was also listening to a Joel Osteen sermon to try to infuse a little positivity. The title of the podcast was "Get Over It." At the beginning of this walk I had been feeling like a victim, as though …

Natural Foods Ingredient Lists

"I wanted to erode the fear that many people have of 'chemicals' and demonstrate that nature evolves compounds, mechanisms, and structures far more complicated and unpredictable than anything we can produce in the lab," says Kennedy. "These posters aim to show that chemistry isn't artificial and …

How the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes

There is no ultimate diet, but if there were, the Mediterranean plan would come darn close.<p>Featuring staples like olive oil, nuts and vegetables, the …

Holiday Video Game Guide: Super Mario 3D World, Killzone, and More

We’re in a golden age of gaming. From the visual marvels of 'Killzone' to an instantly classic Mario title, see what games you should buy this …

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing | Inc.com

I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of rambling or confusing letters, memos, and other professional materials. Here are seven bits of simple advice for clear and …

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When to Exercise: Timing Is Everything

Exercise intensity, duration, frequency and progression have long been recognized as the essential elements of any training regimen. But the question of when to exercise has only recently sparked scientific inquiry.<p>This relatively new interest reflects the gradual evolution of exercise from fitness …

The Drink That Can Help You Lose More Weight

Looking to drop some pounds? Research says you should sip on THIS<p>Pressmaster/Shutterstock.com<p>You've probably already heard that sipping some tea can mean major health benefits. And then some more health benefits. Tea is a super<i>drink</i>, all right. Now, yet another report—a meta-analysis of studies, …

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 …