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Got a Craving? Here's What Your Body Actually Wants You to Eat

Stop cravings in their tracks by decoding what they really mean.

Skip The Treadmill And Try These 20 Fat-Blasting Cardio Moves Instead

You can literally do these moves anywhere.<p>Sometimes squeezing in your cardio workouts can feel like a drag—especially when you're stuck on a rotation that takes you from the treadmill to the bike to the elliptical and back again.<p>That's why we asked <i>Women's Health's</i> Next Fitness Star Selena Watkins …

Exercise

27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Books

21 nonfiction books coming in fall 2016

From long-awaited celebrity memoirs (Bruce Springsteen! Carrie Fisher!) to tragically timely reportage (<i>Another Day in the Death of America</i>), scratch …

Books

The City of Lust: A Risqué Guide to Paris

Paris is a city of many names and reputations: The City of Lights and The City of Love, known for its devotion to the arts, its romance, fine wines, …

Why crushing 30 easy goals in a row will help you stick to your 2016 fitness goals

So here we are again, early February, that vast wasteland of excuses for our failed New Year's resolutions.<p>Enter fitness expert Jenna Wolfe with her new excuse-busting book, "Thinner in 30," a kind of post-holiday Advent calendar for becoming the thinner, fitter person you've always wanted to be, …

Fitness

14 Celebs Get Refreshingly Honest About Their Feelings on Exercise

Stars, they're just like us!<p>There are so many reasons to love working out—and yet sometimes, it just sucks. That's why we appreciate when famously …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

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Books of the Year 2015: Who Read What - WSJ.com

Advertisement<p>Gillian Anderson on 'The House of Grief'<p>Shamefully, the last time I read a book was the last time I wasn’t either filming or writing myself, and so we’re going back now to April’s Easter holiday break. I started with <b>“Lila,”</b> Marilynne Robinson’s haunting tale told from the point of view …

The 17 best books of the year, according to readers

Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards chosen by readers themselves.<p>Goodreads users rated books that were published this year in a number of genres; the highest-rated book in each was declared the winner.<p>Keep …

36 Gifts for Men That Will Suit Every Type of Guy in Your Life

Whether you call him your dad, your dude, your bro or your bestie, the man in your life is gonna need a gift this holiday — that’s a no-brainer. But what’s not so much of one is what to get him. If shopping for him is a liiiittle tricker than scooping up gifts for mom or a cheap stocking stuffer …

Shopping

40 Fresh DIY Holiday Gifts for Every Single Person On Your List

This year, save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping, by DIYing the very best gifts for everyone on your list -- friends and family. These ideas from Hometalk bloggers are some of the best ways to show your love this holiday season, so save your cash, and spend some time crafting DIY gifts!<p><b>1.</b> …

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Drinker

Welcome to the holidays! And frankly, we don't care which one you observe or if you observe any at all, this season of the year should be fun and festive regardless of beliefs. But what makes it even more fun and festive is finding the perfect gift for that, shall we say, spirit connoisseur in your …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout: 7 Body-Sculpting Moves With Model Irina Shayk

It’s Monday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, where, in a seventh-floor studio with slick concrete floors, Irina Shayk is busy stretching. “This will be fun!” she says, a towel grasped firmly between her hands, as she performs an extended, angular twist toward the Manhattan …

Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking

Have you ever wondered why two people can say exactly the same thing in a meeting, but only one of them gets credit for it? Many times it’s the way we <i>sound</i> that makes the difference between whether or not we are actually <i>heard</i>.<p>We all know when someone sounds nervous or confident. Think about the …

10 Little Secrets of Happiness That Will Change Your Life

Who doesn’t love a happy person? You know the one. They light up a room when they walk in. They are always smiling and seem to warm people’s hearts …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Procrastination

Janis Joplin, rock’s original reckless diva, is still thrilling and tragic in Little Girl Blue

This past summer, Asif Kapadia’s documentary <i>Amy</i> served as a kind of “What happened?” postmortem for anyone looking to understand how fame, drugs, …

3 Ways to Take Your Health And Happiness Back After Losing Them

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.<p>The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:<p><i>"What have I got to show for it?"</i><p><i>"What have I</i> …

Christmas week baking sorted! Say hello to the Ferrero Rocher brownie

<b>Method</b><p>Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish.<p>In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Remove from the heat and …

Why Working in the Service Industry Sets You Up for Success

In a world where trophies are given for effort and we coddle our kids more than we'd like to admit, it's important we prepare young people for what they'll be faced with once they're on their own. A great way to do this is encourage them to work in the hospitality service industry, even if it's …

This Is The Easiest Way To Have Eggs And Toast For Breakfast

Breakfast is served.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Yields 1 toast<p><b>Here's what you'll need:</b><br>- 1 slice of bread<p>- 1/2 Tbsp. butter<p>- 1 egg<p>- 3 Tbsp. shredded cheese<p>- Salt & pepper<p><b>Instructions:</b><br>With a spoon, press down on the center of the bread to form a pocket. Line the edges of the bread with butter, and …

22 Expert-Approved Protein Shake Recipes

First, there’s the experimentation aspect: trying out wonderful combinations of the nutrient-packed ingredients that you love. There’s also the …