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The Workout Angelina Jolie Can't Stand

And what to do if you can't stand it either<p>Angelina Jolie has sported a six pack and envy-inciting arms ever since we can remember. But her new role in <i>Maleficent</i> required her to take her exercise routine up a notch with her least favorite workout: yoga.<p>To portray the iconic villain in Disney's …

Angelina Jolie

The Easy Way to Boost Your Workout Motivation

It's so simple, you can do it right now.<p>Close your eyes, and think back to a really awesome moment you had while working out. Maybe you lost yourself in your cycling class's soundtrack, took gorgeous pictures along the course of a 5k fun run, or did a double take when you saw your flexed triceps in …

Exercise

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend?<p>Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.<p>The damage may already be done -- brain damage, that is, said neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the …

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

The four-move workout that improves your posture and boosts your confidence<p>There's a good reason why your mom always told you not to slouch. Besides the instant confidence boost you get, studies show that having good posture helps alleviate back pain, strengthens your abdominal muscles, and …

Yoga

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

Meditation

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 …

Workouts

How to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

Weight loss just got easier!<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Losing weight takes a lot of sweat and discipline, but even when you're not powering through a treadmill interval workout or counting calories, there are a lot of simple ways to see those pounds melt away. Employ these 10 little tricks …

Fitness

6 Smart Strategies for When Your Sex Drive Stalls

The rub of long-term love: As affection grows, carnal interest often wanes. But you can jump-start the action—and satisfaction<p>Remember when you could spend half a day choosing the right bra or deciding whether you should wear your hair straight or wavy, all in preparation for the mere <i>possibility</i> of …

University of Toronto

4 Good Ways to Cope With Fear

We are now almost two weeks into the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. There are many theories about what happened, but sadly few answers.<p>For the families of passengers, the pain is palpable. They are desperate for answers. It's heartbreaking. As someone who has spent a lifetime in the …

50 Food Tips That Will Change Your Life!

Our favorite food bloggers share their cooking secrets<p>Along with salt and pepper, the most important kitchen staple to have on hand these days is a Wi-Fi connection. Smartphones and social networking have done way more for the world of food than merely allowing us to ogle one another's plates on …

Food

The 8 Best Foods to Eat When You're Sick

Add these to your diet to feel better faster.<p><i>By Cindy Shih from The Greatist</i><p>Even if you do your best to fight off the flu and the winter blues, it's almost inevitable that you'll get at least a mild sniffle at some point this season. When you're sick, your body needs more calories to function …

Wellness

10 Secrets of Super Happy Couples

What do happy couples do right? We found 10 surprisingly quirky relationship tips to help you have a happy marriage or relationship<p>This just in from the love lab: Surprisingly quirky—and scientifically proven—ways to maintain a great relationship.<p><b>Pretend you just met.</b>Whether you've been together …

University of Toronto

Amazing Simple Technology Could Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair

Breast cancer doctors at UCLA Medical Center are testing a new device that could make a huge difference in how patients react to chemotherapy.<p>It's called the DigniCap, and it's a cooling cap that covers a patient's scalp during and after chemotherapy, reports CBS Los Angeles. Researchers say the …

To Save Her Husband's Life, A Woman Fights For Access To TB Drugs

One year ago Pavel Rucsineanu was running out of options.<p>Drug-resistant tuberculosis was ravaging his lungs. And the disease had evolved into an incurable form, doctors said.<p>It's like an "infectious cancer," Dr. Tetru Alexandriuc said at the time. "We have no other medicines" to treat Pavel, the …

Most U.S. Women Wouldn't Know A Stroke If They Saw Or Felt One

When it comes to treating a stroke victim, every minute counts.<p>Each moment that passes without treatment increases the likelihood of permanent damage or death. So the first steps to getting help are being able to spot a stroke in yourself or others and knowing how to respond.<p>But a study published …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

Fitness

The Fitness Class That Burns More Calories Than Cycling

PLUS: A 20-minute workout to try on your own<p><i>So</i> over indoor cycling? There’s a fresh new way to get fit indoors: Indoor rowing fitness classes are popping up around the country in gyms like CrossFit, Equinox, and dedicated rowing studios.<p>While some experts trace the trend to CrossFit, which offers a …

Workouts

San Francisco Is The Latest City To Restrict E-Cigarettes Under Anti-Smoking Laws

Electronic cigarettes are set to be as restricted in San Francisco as all other tobacco products after the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved regulations aimed at protecting children from picking up a nicotine habit.<p>Introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar, the legislation places …

Some Brain Scans For Headaches May Be Unnecessary, Study Suggests

About one in eight headache- or migraine-related visits to the doctor resulted in a brain scan between 2007 and 2010, according to a new study.<p>The findings suggest that many headache or migraine patients may be receiving unnecessary MRI and CT scans, considering the scans reveal serious issues for …

What Your Waist Size Says About Your Health

Your body's trying to tell you something—find out what it is.<p>You've heard for a while now that BMI has definite limitations as an indication of overall health—and a new study suggests that there may be another key number you should look at: A greater waist circumference is associated with a higher …

Mayo Clinic

Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.<p>Men, by comparison, have a 1 in 11 chance of getting Alzheimer's, …

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

<b>Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.</b><p>In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.<p>If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to …