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5 Healthy Grains with More Protein Than Quinoa

Allow us to introduce you to some wholesome and delicious ingredients you've never heard of.<p>Quinoa's known for its high protein content, and with good reason. The seed (yes, it's technically a seed—not a grain) contains eight grams of protein per cup. Plus, it's considered a complete protein, …

20 Ways to Describe Yourself in a Job Interview

Find out how you can describe yourself to make an impression at your next life-changing job interview.

6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many times, the candidate you really, really want (the one who is that perfect fit for the job) is already happily employed and not actively looking for a job. But that doesn’t mean she is off limits; it simply means she is a passive …

Employment

Want to Avoid a Hiring Disaster? Use a Personality Test

Investing in the hiring process upfront is far more cost efficient than finding out someone is wrong for your company later on.<p>There is no mistake more costly, in terms of money, effort, and time, than a hiring mistake. It takes just one bad apple to spoil the barrel--and that's especially true for …

I Tried That Cannabis Lube and Got High as a Horny Kite

Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Kind of.<p>Let's get this out of the way first: As someone who likes to live life as chill as possible, I do enjoy partaking in marijuana from time to time. It's legal where I live and also, I find it enhances the taste of Cheetos to a level that makes them otherworldly. …

Big Data in HR: Finding In-House Talent In The Digital Age

Enterprises hire a lot of people, but in a world where change happens fast and often, they can’t anticipate every need.<p>One solution is to hire contractors for new or temporary projects. But that involves recruiters finding people—but they won’t already know the company’s systems and culture.<p>A …

One Simple Way You Can Boost Your Employees' Happiness

Happy employees are productive employees. New research reveals a simple intervention leaders can use to boost their team's well-being.<p>Happiness isn't just a nice extra. Study after study has shown that contented employees are productive employees. So how do you ensure your team members are in their …

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

Values-Based Leadership

Photo Credit: Flickr<p><b>Values-Based Leadership</b><p>Professor Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management says a …

How to Do the Perfect Squat

The squat is one of the best moves to tone your glutes and trim your thighs, but it's important to use correct form to maximize results and prevent …

Woman to Run Tour de France Route

Zoe Romano starts Saturday and aims to beat the cyclists to the finish line by a day.<p>After becoming the first woman to run across the United States unsupported (she pushed her gear in a running stroller), Zoe Romano began writing a memoir about her 2011 odyssey. But her body didn’t take to the down …

5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Five moves to firm your upper bod<p>It may not feel that way just yet, but spring is right around the corner—and that means short sleeves, bathing suits, and generally showing off those glorious shoulders of yours. This five-move circuit contours your arm and shoulder muscles for a sexy …

5 Gorgeous (and Healthy!) Spring Rolls You Can Totally Make

These may look difficult to prepare—but we promise they're actually a cinch to whip up.<p>The weather's warming up, which means we're seeing more seasonal colors—both outside <i>and</i> on our plates. Spring rolls wrapped in translucent rice paper (available at Asian markets and Whole Foods) are the perfect …

Lose 10 Pounds in Six Weeks, Intermediate Running Program: Training Plan

Drop 10 pounds with our all-new running fitness plan<p>If you can run for about 30 minutes straight—at any speed—this plan's for you. (If not, check out our run/walk program to build you up to 30 minutes). At the end of six weeks you'll be able to do a full hour on the road—and you'll score a killer …

3 Things to Look Out for When Buying New Workout Shoes

Three comfort points to check for when you're buying workout or running shoes<p>New workout shoes can make all the difference in your sweat routine—the perfect sole-mate can give you the edge you need to beat your best time and push yourself even harder; the wrong fit can slow you down and make you …

5 Ridiculously Yummy Mango Smoothies

You're going to want to try them all.<p>The hardest part of eating a mango isn't figuring out how to slice it—it's trying to resist the urge to devour the whole thing in one sitting. If you can't get enough of this tropical fruit, that's OK. After all, a cup has just 100 calories, and it's packed with …

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

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations

11 Secrets Men Keep From Their Girlfriends

The Women's Health Guy Next Door provides the precious intel that your guy may never say out loud.<p>I'm not great at keeping secrets. If anything, I'm prone to oversharing. But in the arena of love, there are still a few things that I—like most guys—would prefer to keep under wraps. But it's not …

38 Simple Food Swaps That Could Change Your Life

This list makes it almost too easy for you to get healthier.<p><i>By Laura Schwecherl for Greatist</i><p>Whole grains for white, quality for quantity, Wii Fit for Mario Kart—just one smart swap can pave the way to a healthier and happier life. So we decided to go all out and provide 38 "this for that's." Now …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

6 Reasons Women Should Strength Train Like Men

Seriously! Read up on the 6 INCREDIBLE benefits of lifting<p>Other than the showers, the weight room is probably the most sex-segregated place in any gym. The body benefits of lifting and strength training are clear, yet the gender split persists: most of the gymgoers inside are men. So what's keeping …

The Best Workouts For Your Body Type

Get swimsuit-sexy in just six weeks!<p>Pear<p>You're a bit wider on the bottom than you are on top. Tone your arms and shoulders, and get tighter all over with our pear-friendly workout plan.<p>GET YOUR WORKOUT<p>GET YOUR EATING PLAN<p>Straight<p>You're stick straight with very few curves. Add more shape to your …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Get a tight tush and thighs in just five exercises<p>The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half …

7 Ways to Balance Strength Training and Cardio

As part of my 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit journey, I’m learning all about how to fit in both my running and strength training, without sacrificing either<p>Of of all the perks of strength training, the promise of a boost in my running performance—and injury-proofing my body—was one of the most compelling …

The ABC's of Sizzling Sex

This is not your average vocabulary lesson: Breeze through our lusty lexicon to turn up the heat between the sheets.<p>Along the 26-point sequence of the alphabet there are many, many sexual references, and not all of them are X-rated. In fact, once you've covered the ABC's of sex—from the part of the …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you