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Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

Fitness

Stanford Art Teacher’s Animated Zoetropes Will Melt Your Brain

Don’t stare too long at these zoetropes by John Edmark, a lecturer in Stanford’s art department and a member of Autodesk’s artist in residence program.<p>The 3-D printed sculptures are designed around the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical sequence of numbers that can be used to create a spiral, and …

Art

The Week Your New Year’s Resolution to Exercise Dies

As Gyms Start to Thin Out in Late January, Experts Tell How to Make a New Routine Stick<p>People with the noble New Year’s resolution to work out or work out more should mark their calendars: That resolve starts to waver in the third week in January, data shows.<p>The pattern shows how difficult it is to …

Fitness

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was a great one, and it was highlighted by the controversial app Neato that …

Apps

13 Apps For Every Kind of Fitness Regimen

As you look to push your fitness routine this year, combine your love for technology and health with fitness apps that boost your training. Whether you're pushing to improve your run times or hoping to find a new cycling route, we've rounded up the best apps to enhance your workout experience and …

4 Ways Hormones Eff With Your Weight

It's no surprise, then, that they can also play a major role in weight loss. "When your hormones are in balance, everything about you—from the inside out—functions and looks its best," says <i>20 Pounds Younger</i> "life stylist" Alisa Vitti, an integrative nutritionist and hormone expert. On the flip …

13 Things You Should Never Ever Have to Do for Love

<b>Foot the Bill ALL. The. Time.</b><br>We are all for powerful women who can support themselves, but that doesn't mean you have to support your date every single time you go out. Plus, let's be honest, it's nice to be wined and dined every once in a while.<p><b>Do Weird Sex Stuff</b><br>...Unless you want to. Hey, …

The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

<b>The Change</b><br>Around the time of my grandfather's 95th birthday, I was shopping for a dress and couldn't find <i>anything</i> in stores and had to order something online. I was embarrassed.<p>My twin sister and I are very competitive, so when she said she wanted to run a St. Jude marathon, I wanted to join—if she …

The 31 Best Erotic Thrillers Ever Made

Who says the erotic thriller is dead? Maybe it's just been lying in wait.<p>The heyday of the genre was the late '80s and early '90s, when erotic-thriller mainstays like actor Michael Douglas, screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, and directors Brian De Palma and Adrian Lyne were enjoying their career peaks. …

Shades of Grey

How to Write A Plausible Character – 3 Key Tips

There are many elements writers need to pay close attention to when creating a fictional world. There’s setting, plot, pacing, voice, imagery and so …

Creative Writing

Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating

Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We …

Neuroscience

Top 10 Essential iPhone 6 Apps

<b>For an updated list, check out the video above.</b><p>Attempting to get to grips with the sheer volume of apps on Apple's iOS App store can be bewildering at best. Fortunately I’ve been putting together guides that break down the essential and latest apps available on both iOS and Android. You can read my …

Apps

12 Foods Nutritionists Say You Should Splurge On

We're all pinching pennies at the grocery store these days, but sometimes the cheapest items available might not be the healthiest. So where should …

Nutrition

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

<b>Chinups</b><br>Actually, they should be called chest-ups. That's because you should aim to pull your chest (not your chin!) to the bar to reap the max body-strengthening benefits. Doing so stops you from relying solely on your biceps and better engages the muscles around your shoulders. The result: more …