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29 Awesome New Ways To Style Your Natural Hair

These hairdos are elegant enough for a wedding and easy enough to wear everyday. No heat styling required.

Hairstyling

How To Make A Simple But Fabulous Kinky Twist HairStyle

10 Things You Are Doing Wrong When You Blowdry Your Hair

It's time to break those bad habits.<p>Nothing beats walking out of the salon with a fresh blowout—it's almost a guarantee for a great day or night ahead. But why is it so hard to create such a look at home? It's not that it is impossible to get a salon-worthy style on your own, you just have to know …

Hair

4 Natural Hair Stretching Methods Explained

Stretching natural hair is not just a style technique, it can actually improve hair health by decreasing knotting. Here are four great tutorials …

How To Blow Dry Natural Hair Without Suffering Heat Damage

For most naturals keen on growing their hair, avoiding heat is a very sacred mantra. We know that blowdrying, even on a low setting, literally dries …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Quitting sugar isn't just helpful if you have a disease, though. Here are some of the other ways that eliminating the sweet stuff from my diet has changed my life for the better:<p><b>My Skin Changed Almost Overnight</b><br>The first thing I—and everyone around me—noticed was my skin. It softened and evened out …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Extreme Sports

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

It has a rep as an awesome arm and shoulder builder, “but anytime you bring weight over your head, you’re forced to brace your core, which makes abs muscles stronger,” says Cosgrove. Stand and hold a pair of dumbbells level with your shoulders, elbows bent, palms facing each other. Lift them …

Workouts

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

Although it's tough to undo hours spent sitting all day hunched over at a desk, the right exercises can help correct your posture. This workout, from Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and author of <i>The Body Reset Diet</i> strengthens the muscles in the back of your body (think your triceps, shoulders, …

Muscle

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

Standing Flat-Abs Workout

<b>1. Dumbbell Side Bend</b> (need two 5- to 10-lbs dumbbells) <b><br>2. Standing Core Stabilization</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>3. Bow Extension</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell)<p>Can't get enough abs exercises? Check out 10 abs exercises better than …

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique<p>Pilates doesn’t just tone your muscles. If you do the right moves, it’s also a great way to burn calories. Ready to start sweating? Try these nine amazing exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>.<p><i>Adapted from</i> The Women’s Health Big Book of …

Workouts

19 Delicious Spaghetti Dinners

Because store-bought tomato sauce isn't actually very good.

Pillsbury: Pesto Pepperoni Pinwheels

Caramel, Chocolate, and Cheese Get Along Just Fine

<i>Belle Cushing</i><p>A popover is a perfect party guest; it can handle just about any flavoring, conduct itself with poise at any meal, alongside any main. But let's see how far we can push this versatility.<p>Add cheddar cheese to the dough? Great idea; don't stop there. Dip 'em in caramel--now it's a …

Dessert

Healthy Easy Recipes

<b>Baked Eggs with Smoked Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese</b><br>Serves 4 • Prep 10 minutes • Cook 30 minutes<p>The best kind of recipe is one that is so simple, yet fools everyone into thinking that you’ve been working in the kitchen all morning. These baked eggs are just that sort of dish, and since you can …

How to Make Chic Suede Chain Stacking Bracelets

Some girls gawk at pretty purses, others ogle at shoes in any form, but when we style stalk around Brit HQ, we’re all about the arm candy. We firmly believe no wrist should be left unadorned, so whether it’s a single eye-catching piece or a bunch of bracelets stacked up on your wrist, we’ll most …

Jewelry

How to Get Wedding-Worthy Valentine’s Day Nails From Jin Soon Choi (DIY!)

Whether you just got engaged or you want to really show off your engagement ring this Valentine's Day (it's right around the corner!), we've got just …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Cooking

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

Music for Cycling: Our Awesome Cycling Playlist and Workout

<b>1. BPM 100-110</b><br>Superstition<br>STEVIE WONDER (about five minutes)<br>This is your warm-up. Keep the resistance low (around 20 percent of your total power output, or a two out of 10 effort level) and stay seated: You're enjoying yourself without pushing. Muscles start to unlock, shoulders are relaxed, and …

Exercise

7 Cozy Sunday Suppers

These comforting dishes are perfect for lazy winter Sundays, when you've got some time to slow down and putter around the kitchen.<p><b>Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew known as Beef Bourguignon, meat is slowly braised in a rich brown sauce until fork-tender. It takes …

Cooking

Grown-Up Tater-Tots, Mississippi Delta Tamales, White Hot Chocolate, Italian Wedding Soup & Meatball Sliders

Cold January days definitely call for some extra-cozy recipes to warm us up, and it doesn't get much better than our Caramelized White Hot Chocolate …

Cooking

10 Slow-Cooked Recipes for a Cozy Weekend Indoors

As cooks, I feel that we have an inherent understanding of "coziness." It's a cold winter day and a pot in the oven, it's the aromas of roasted meats …

Cooking

The Up-Against-the-Wall Workout

Exercise 1 Shoulder Climbers<p>This one’s a real back blaster, from shoulders to glutes to hamstrings (with a little quad as well). <b>(A)</b> Squat down, back to the wall. <b>(B)</b> Roll your shoulders back and up, while you press slowly up with your legs—your aim is to “climb” the wall, with your upper body …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.