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Perks of Weight Lifting

<b>BETTER AGING</b><br>Strength training boosts your body's natural release of human growth hormone, which aids in the turnover of muscle and bone, increases your fat metabolism, and provides a healthier body composition in later life.<p><b>CLEARER HEAD</b><br>According to a 2010 study, participants who followed a …

8 Ways to Make Sex More Fun

Get ready to have the time—and the orgasm—of your life<p>If your bedroom action could use a boost, you’re not alone. A whopping 59 percent of men and women say they want to make their sex lives more playful and fun, according to a new survey released today by International Communications Research and …

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Hearst Magazines

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5 Easy Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW

In a perfect world, just talking about your fat-melting goals would burn mucho calories. Since that doesn't work, here's a plan that does<p>A new Gallup survey found that a full 51 percent of adults are hoping to drop pounds—yet only about half of them say they are truly doing something to downsize. …

Fitness

Warming Winter Dinners Under 400 Calories

Warm up with a meal that's less than 400 calories<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>When it's this cold outside, it's hard to conjure up enthusiasm for a salad. But if you want to maintain or lose weight this holiday season, you can save serious calories by limiting your intake of cheesy, greasy …

Healthy Eating

Motivation Monday: December 30

The Best Motivation You’ll See All Week<p>Plus, more encouraging Instagram pics—they're the next best thing to your own personal life coach<p>Wednesday is January 1, 2014, and we bet a lot of people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions this week. Whatever your health and fitness goals are, keep this …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Fitness

The Truth About the Every-Other-Day Diet | Women's Health

But if you're tempted by the idea of being able to eat whatever you want during certain time periods—and still losing weight—you can adopt a similar strategy that's not quite so restrictive. <i>The 8-Hour Diet</i> (which has also been called "the food lover's diet"), for example, suggests that (for at …

Too Busy to Work Out? You Need to Read This

The Biggest Loser’s Alison Sweeney has a philosophy worth stealing<p>We get it—sometimes even the best fitness intentions fail when you have a packed schedule, tons of errands, or a date you just can’t pass up. So you skip the gym to take care of other things…and you might end up feeling a little …

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How to Cut Out Late-Night Snacking

Learn to quiet the call of the fridge<p>You'd never eat two dinners at once, right? Except that maybe you (inadvertently) already do: Research shows that many women take in nearly half of their daily calories at or after dinner. What's more, one study found that a third of people downed 15 percent of …

Nutrition

Establishing Trust Through Meaningful Brand Experiences

<p>Successfully articulating a meaningful experience can lead to an initial purchase, but consistent delivery of the brand promise is what leads to …

What Do Your Customers Care About?

Let’s look at some cold, hard, and fun facts.<p>A search on Instagram one morning in mid-September for <b>#me</b>, gave me over 123 million results. Just 18 …

7 Tips for Making Powerful New Connections | Inc.com

Business and personal success is all about making the right connections--new colleagues, employees, customers, friends, and partners--and finding the people who will lead you to new opportunities. But for many, it's more about volume than true connection.<p>We live in a world that is increasingly …

Nelson Mandela's favourite photographer

Nelson Mandela recalled that, during his long imprisonment, what he missed more than anything was the sight and sound of children. As a father, he was deprived of watching his own children grow up – except in a series of snapshots delivered to Robben Island by his wife Winnie. These precious …

Photo Essay: Cape Town Quietly Mourns Mandela

<i>Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this personal photo essay.</i><p>By now you've heard the news. Spread by undersea cable, …

Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro: A Relationship Built On Mutual Admiration

After being released from prison in 1990, one of the first things Nelson Mandela did was visit Cuba to express his admiration and respect for Cuban leader Fidel Castro.<p>“Who trained our people, who gave us resources, who helped so many of our soldiers, our doctors?" Mandela asked Castro during a …

Nelson Mandela: Rugby's debt to the great South African

The former South Africa president used the game to mend wounds and unite a once-torn country<p>It is one of the biggest disappointments of my life. We had been told that we were going to meet the great man, but, for some reason, it did not happen. I think he got called away to far more serious …

'Mandela looked his enemy in the eye and held him close'

Mandela's real contribution to humanity was that he chose peace over war and forgiveness over vengeance, writes South African journalist and author Justice Malala<p>Towards the end of his life, as Nelson Mandela’s lung infection forced him to hospital frequently, criticism of the anti-apartheid icon …

Mandela's family thanks nation and world for support

Nelson Mandela's family express "heartfelt gratitude to South Africa and the world" for support over long period of illness<p>Nelson Mandela's family has spoken for the first time about their “grave sadness” over his death, saying they drew comfort from the knowledge “that our pain and sorrow is …

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Mandela Memorials Announced

Mandela death: Cousin recounts his rebellious early life

<b>When 91-year-old Nozolile Mtirara speaks of Nelson Mandela, she speaks of a simple man.</b><p>The widow of one of Mr Mandela's cousins - and close childhood friend - she remembers a man who enjoyed eating sheep tripe and reminiscing about his days as a young herd boy.<p>The two met when Nozolile married …