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Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Here's how to do it: Perform 10 plank walkups, 20 cross-body mountain climbers, and 30 bicycle crunches in a row without resting. That's 1 round. Do 2 more.<p>Watch the video above to see how to perform the challenge with perfect form, and then give it a shot. Durkin finished in <b>2 minutes and 10 …

Can You Guess How Much Robert De Niro Is Paying to Rent Alex Rodriguez's Old Apartment?

The legendary actor is taking up residence in the disgraced Yankees star's former bachelor pad for a mind-boggling price.<p><i>Getty Images/Curbed</i><p>Robert De Niro's new rental apartment isn't just in the most expensive building in New York, but it's also one of the priciest units at $125,000 a month, the …

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New Lego Minecraft sets turn minifig Steve into a farmer and a miner

Those old Lego Minecraft sets are cute, but the construction toy company's finally gearing up to release new ones that look much more like standard Lego sets -- and yes, they come with mini figures. Lego fans on the Eurobricks forum have recently spotted images of two of the six sets to be …

The Brazilian Butt-Lift Workout

For whatever reason (twerking? the Kardashians?), women everywhere are more and more interested in getting the perfect backside; even butt augmentation surgery is up 16 percent!...

Our Best Kebab and Skewer Recipes for Your Grilling Pleasure

14 skewer and kebab recipes, from salmon to chicken to lamb.<p><b>Ice pops, corn dogs, cotton candy—there's nothing like food on a stick.</b> But the grand-daddy of stick cuisine will always be grilled kebabs. Check out these recipes to see what we mean.

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5 Ways to Tone Your Abs with Weights

Load up your exercises to seriously sculpt your core.<p>Weighted core exercises build abdominal strength and torch fat, says Nick Rodocoy, a trainer in New York City. Basically, they put you on the fast track to flat abs. But throwing a weight on your back in a plank won't cut it. When using weights, …

4 Smart Exercises You Can Do with a Swiss Ball

Here’s how to turn the stability ball into a muscle-building, strength-surging tool<p>Go on YouTube and you’ll see guys attempting to jump or do big-muscle moves like squats and presses while teetering on Swiss balls. What they're doing is not only dangerous, but also ineffective.Use a Swiss ball the …

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Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

40 of the Best Blonde Hair Ideas

The golden hues on our radar right now.<p>The best blonde hair colors are decidedly luxurious. That Midas touch can refresh the entire face—acting as an instant illuminator for the eyes and the skin. Finding your perfect shade is all about balance: fair skin tones are flattered by cool, pale colors …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 167<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …

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The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

10 Genius Ways to Use Up the Last Bit of Greek Yogurt

<b>Yogurt Citrus Dressing</b><br>Greek yogurt, citrus juice, honey, and chopped onion make this simple dressing taste ridiculously refreshing.<p><i>Get the recipe at A Beautiful Mess.</i><p><b>Deviled Eggs with Paprika and Parsley-Infused BBQ Sauce</b> <br>Healthfully Ever After's tangy deviled egg filling is made with Greek yogurt, …

60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously temperamental (soufflés) or difficult to pronounce (KEEN-wa) or just all-around more complicated than usual (poached eggs). Well, we …

Chelsea Handler: The Success of a Woman Shouldn't Be Qualified by Her Gender

Chelsea Handler wants to remind us that she's a force to be reckoned with—regardless of her gender. In an op-ed on the Huffington Post, E! late night host Chelsea Handler spoke out against a New York <i>Times</i> article about Jimmy Fallon's new <i>Tonight</i> show gig that placed her name inside parentheses, …

9 Workout Moves Guaranteed to Improve Your Sex Life

Need a little extra motivation to hit the gym this month? These workout moves have the added benefit of improving your sex life. Sure, they'll tone your body, but they'll also get...

Weekend Challenge: Reverse Lunge with Front Raise

Tone your tummy <i>and</i> butt in a single move!<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and</i> …

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Exercise 1 Barbell Hip Thrust<p>Sit on the floor, knees bent and feet flat on the floor, and lean your upper back against a bench; place a barbell or body bar across your hips, and hold it with both hands <b>(a)</b>. Pushing through your heels, raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from …

Quick Workout: Total-Body Burn

Exercise 1 A1. Goblet Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly more than hip-width apart. Grab a dumbbell and hold it vertically in front of your chest with both hands elbows pointing down. Lower into a deep squat, then push back up to start. That's one rep Do 10 to 12.<p>Exercise 2 A2. Pushup<p>Get into a …

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas

Greetings, Decoist readers! On this post-Christmas winter day, we want to know… Are you hosting a <b>New Year’s Eve party</b> this year? As for me–I’m not …

Lemon-Roasted Green Beans with Marcona Almonds

Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 pounds green beans, trimmed<p>1 onion, peeled, cut into 8 wedges<p>6 large fresh marjoram sprigs<p>2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>Coarse kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1 teaspoon (packed) finely grated lemon peel<p>1/2 cup coarsely chopped …

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Herb-Roasted Turkey

8 to 10 Servings<p>This is a good option for cold-weather Thanksgivings eaten under threatening skies, since the combination of herbs and citrus provides a house-filling aroma that speaks to sunniness. Garnish with some remaining sprigs of sage and thyme, but be careful with the rosemary, as a little …

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Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large bunches of Tuscan kale (about 1 1/2 lb. total), center …

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A Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup For Days When You Need Something Light

Notes<p>We made a few modifications from the recipe in the book: the original calls for unsalted vegetable broth (preferably made at home), but we used …

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