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5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

Sweat with us in real time!<p>When you're short on time, it's a great idea to focus on your legs and butt, because that's where about 60 percent of your body's muscle is. This five-minute routine will work your lower half <i>hard</i>.<p>The key to this routine? Efficiency. For each of the five moves, go as hard …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as a circuit: Go from one move to the next without …

Yoga

5 Ways Improv Makes You A Better Leader

In social media, generic where conversations are on steroids and happen at the speed of light, decease hashtags give us a semblance of order and …

Sweat It Out With This Cycling Workout

Killer playlist totally included. Get ready to get pumping<p>You may be able to sweat out a tough 45-minute group ride, but on your own that's likely less realistic. This cycling workout will keep you committed and riding hard for about 20 to 30 minutes.<p>The first step is creating a playlist with seven …

4 Exercises for Looking HOT in Your Holiday Party Dress

Do these moves to look even more amazing come party time<p>Bikini Season 2013 may be long over, but another occasion for skin-baring numbers is fast approaching: Holiday Party Season! Planning to make merry in something festive—and fitted? Use this guide to target the muscles that you’ll show off in …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves

Birth order and personality: Are you true to type?

Are you a typical firstborn or middle or youngest child? I’ve been pretty fascinated by the topic of birth order personalities, ever since I wrote a …

Easy Tips To Make Her Horny

15 Minute Abs Workout

These moves, designed by Ashley Ntansah, personal-training manager at Club H Fitness in New York City, target your entire abdominal wall, especially the transverse abdominis—the midsection muscle that pulls in your belly like a corset. And this sexy abs workout does more than just firm your core: …

Sculpt a Better Butt

You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.<p>Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings are hard at work. Problem is, like most Americans, you're probably spending …

The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss

How and when you eat can impact your health—and your weight. Upgrade your eating habits to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay<p>Certainly what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status. But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at the …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing

Probiotics 'may help when on antibiotics' study says

<b>People who are on antibiotics may benefit from taking probiotics at the same time, a review of evidence shows.</b><p>Scientists at the Cochrane Collaboration say taking the supplements could prevent diarrhoea - a common side-effect of many antibiotics.<p>They looked specifically at cases of diarrhoea caused …

Medicine

Kettlebell Workout: Take Hold of a Hot Bod

The secret to shaving time off your workout without sacrificing results: doing dynamic combo moves that target at least two muscle groups (think quads and biceps) in each rep, says Paul Katami, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in West Hollywood, California, who created this exercise …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides (when necessary) every other …

Do Elephants Have Souls?

“Big ears” by Emmanuel Keller; altered with permission (CC BY-ND 2.0).<p>There is mystery behind that masked gray visage, an ancient life force, …