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Horrors Pile Up Quietly In 'The Other Slavery'

<i>"I preferred a country where I should be absolute master."</i><p>In 1839, Captain John Sutter arrived in California and began acquiring Native American slaves from several nations to work the land he purchased. He eventually owned several hundred "Indian slaves," whom he treated notoriously badly even by …

Black History

My mother let him rape me — then stayed married to my dad

My father raped me, and my mom didn’t leave. It took years to find the power to forgive<p>“Daddy said we needed to take more pictures for my photo shoot in your bedroom last week and then he got on top of me,” I told my mother on the bus ride home from the mall, breaking into tears. I was 13. <br>She …

Empathy

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 …

Deadpool and Harley Quinn Vs. Comikaze Expo 2015 - Cosplay Video

6 Winter Fitness Fashion Trends to Insprire Your Workout Now

Ok, just because Summer is over and sweater season is just around the corner doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to “fall” by the wayside this …

Clothing

12 Ways to Burn More Calories During ANY Workout

Calorie torching on-fleek.<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, your workouts aren’t just a great way to blow off steam after a tough day; they're also a key part of reaching your goal weight. So what’s going to give you the most bang for your calorie-burning buck?<p>As it turns out, a …

Exercise

Sweat It Out with the Tone It Up Girls for a Bombshell Bod

Exercise 1 Deadlift to Upright Row<p>Stand tall, holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your thighs, palms facing your body <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your back flat, slowly hinge forward at the hips and lower the weights toward your shins <b>(B)</b>. Squeeze your glutes to return to standing, keeping the weights close to …

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …

How Forgiveness Therapy Helps Food Addictions

<b>Confession time:</b> I used to be a stress eater – until I did some research as to why – then lost twenty pounds in about three months –and kept the …

Positive Thinking

Duped by dark chocolate: Anatomy of a weight loss hoax

Did you hear the news that dark chocolate is a “weight loss accelerant”? It’s scientific research, so it must be true. (It’s not.) It was all a grand …

Anatomy of a Protein Shake: Eating to Build Muscle

Nearly all athletes and fitness enthusiasts take advantage of a convenient post-workout protein shake. <b>There are many purposes for protein shakes, but</b> …

8 Powerful Foods That Burn Fat Fast

Fat loss or muscle development is impossible without using an organized diet strategy build around foods that burn fat fast. In the following …

5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

<b>2. Cucumbers</b><br>More than 90 percent water, cukes are great for beating bloat or when you want a crunchy snack for next-to-no calories.<p><b>3. Strawberries</b><br>A recent study found that munching on these berries instead of other sweets led people to eat an average of 134 fewer calories at their next meal.<p><b>4.</b> …

Weight Watchers pasta salad with peas and garlic tomatoes recipe

A super-speedy pasta dish that you can have on the table in under 20 minutes. Alternatively, let it cool and take it to work in a lunchbox – job done!<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100 g wholewheat fusilli pasta<br>• 60 g frozen petits pois<br>• 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1 garlic clove, crushed<br>• 250 g cherry tomatoes, …

This Multitasking Workout Tones Your Whole Body in No Time

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Thruster<p>Stand with your feet hip-distance apart, and hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders with palms facing each other. Slowly bend your knees, and lower your hips into a squat, reaching your hips back and keeping your weight on your heels. Lower until the tops of your …

Sculpt Your Butt and Legs with One Killer Move

This exercise is heavy-duty, and you're going to love it.<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Sumo Squat:</b> This move …

Sculpt a Head-Turning Butt with This 15-Minute Workout

Exercise 1 Squat to Press<p>Stand in the middle of a resistance band, feet hip-width apart, and hold the handles at shoulder height, palms facing forward. Slowly sit your hips back to lower into a squat <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels to stand, and extend the handles directly overhead <b>(B)</b>. That's one rep. …

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Exercise 1 Cobra Pushup<p>Begin in a plank with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-distance apart. From there, take small little steps and walk your feet toward your hands, bending and raising your hips upward. When you have equal pressure on your hands and feet, stop <b>(A)</b>, then bend your …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

The 11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know (But May Be Doing Wrong)

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine" and you wondered what the heck you were doing?<p>Yeah, we're here to help.<p>Yoga doesn't need to be shrouded in mystery. This week, we caught up with …

Yoga

How Quitting Smoking Changes Your Body

The grim news is that cigarette smoking is attributed to about 443,000 deaths each year in the United States. The good news is that the younger you are when you quit, the greater the health benefits. But quitting at any age can add years to your life. And some of the benefits are almost …