Michelle Cheng

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11 Ways to Keep Lack of Sleep From Killing You (Because it Is)

Chronic lack of sleep doesn't just affect creativity, decision making, and personal productivity. It can also shorten your life. (And who needs that?)<p>An estimated 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily functioning and adversely affect health and …

The Best Time to Consume Most of Your Calories If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Should you frontload your calorie intake? Or make dinner the heartiest meal of the day?<p>In completely obvious news, eating nutritionally empty foods in unhealthy amounts can make you gain weight. But can the <i>time of day</i> you eat affect your waistline, too? Turns out, getting the majority of your …

Nutrition

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, and look hella good from behind.<p>So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to …

Muscle

The 15 Nutrients All Runners Need

Pack these foods in your pantry for better running.<p>When you want to run strong, your diet can play an important role in reaching your goals. That means ditching the salty snacks and pumping up your meals with wholesome, fresh foods—the fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and legumes you've …

Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners

Photo: Pond5<p>So maybe you aren’t in good enough shape to get down and give us 50 crunches. But we know you’re not looking to ignore your core either. …

Foods That Are Making You Fat

Whether you jumped on the healthy eating bandwagon for the rapid weight loss or long-term health benefits, we're sorry to say, you <i>can</i> have too much …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

10 Weight-Loss Foods Buried in Your Pantry

They can't help you drop pounds if you don't eat them.<p><i>This article was written by Marina Liao and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>When it comes to weight-loss foods, it can be difficult to tell which ones actually work and are worth buying. Not to mention, which foods contain just …

Weight Loss

The best foods you can eat for healthy hair

When hair looks limp, dull and lifeless, people often turn to new shampoos and conditioners for that extra oomph. But really, a poor diet could be the culprit for lackluster locks.<p>“[Lifeless hair] is usually coming from the inside out,” says Michael Stranko, a hair stylist at Hair Designs by Karen …

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Check out the MTV badass’ ridiculously effective routine.<p><i>Emily Schromm nabbed our second-annual The Next Fitness Star title with her sick moves and infectious energy. Test out her ridiculously effective routine, below, and don't miss out on ordering The Next Fitness Star DVD (sold by</i> Women's</i> …

Workouts

A Fitness Giant Eyes The Next Frontier Of Personal Training: Sleeping

High-end health-club chain Equinox Fitness is conducting its own clinical trial on sleep.<p>Regular exercise and good nutrition aren’t enough to achieve optimal well-being; Rest and regeneration are crucial too. So, if we have personal trainers for fitness, how far off can the sleep trainer be?<p>That’s …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

Nutrition

6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

Go ahead and hit snooze—you'll still have time to make your hair look great.<p>If you find that you wake up every day with a mile-long to-do list, chances are your hairdos are suffering—but there's no need to sacrifice amazing style just because you’re crunched for time. We rounded up six of the …

Can Lemon Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

...Or have the people who swear by it been feeding you b.s.?<p>Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and <i>Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> star Dina Manzo guzzle hot water with lemon as if the liquid was bottled at the Fountain of Youth itself. They're certain it aids in weight loss—but is the claim too good to …

39 Incredibly Simple Life Hacks of Highly Successful People

You can be more successful by adopting some very simple, but powerful new habits in your life.<p>"When asked to describe significant regrets in their lives, more than 8 out of 10 people focused on actions they did not take rather than actions they did. In other words, they focused on things they …

The Truth About Green Tea And Weight Loss Might Be Hard To Hear

But what about matcha lattes?<p>The idea that green tea might be able to help you drop a few pounds is basically alluring as hell. Think about it: It's cheap, it tastes great, and it's literally available everywhere.<p>But uh, does it even work?<p>Turns out, it's a hard...maybe—and that's only for brewed …

Weight Loss

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Italy

5 Simple Habits to Get More Plants into Your Diet

More and more people are waking up and realizing the impact of their dietary choices.<p>It seems like every day, new information is released that …

31 Decadent Cookies You Won't Be Able To Stop Eating

That dough, tho.<p>For more food porn, <b>like Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>get at them on Pinterest</b>.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 Magic Words to Overcome Overwhelm | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever know what you need to do but have trouble getting started? There’s a good chance that there’s at least one thing that you habitually put …

Mom Has Her Paws Full With Tiger Triplets

Jaya the Sumatran Tiger has her paws full as she keeps up with her three cubs, born on October 8 at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.<p>Photo Credit: …

27 Cute Pictures To Get You Through That Hangover

Images presented sideways for optimal head-on-pillow reading.<p>*Reading is very optional.

Cute Animals

Stuff Made Out Of Other Stuff - Holiday Edition

Artists and crafters know that nothing says "I love you" like a handmade gift, and when it comes to making stuff nothing makes new stuff quite like …

5 Winning Habits Of A Happy Couple

Happy couples aren’t perfect, and they certainly aren’t always happy.<p>There’s no scientific method to achieve happiness in a relationship—no formula …

This One Phrase Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old zen saying<p><i>“The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything”.</i><p>I first heard this phrase from a mentor of mine a few years …

5 Inspirational Thoughts For When You're Having A Bad Day

You know what I’m talking about.<p>From the second your alarm clock screams into action to every waking minute thereafter – it’s a relentless struggle …

4 Lessons Kids Can Teach You About Happiness

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon<p>Notice how when you’re around kids everybody’s mood …

5 Proactive Ways To Be A Dependable Person

Being small has its perks, but it also has its cons—such as no one rarely trusts you with the big stuff. Whether at work or school, I find it …