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25 Slurp-Worthy Soba Noodle Recipes

Meet our newest culinary obsession: soba noodles. We order up these lovely buckwheat flour noodz every chance we get, whether they’re chilled and tossed in chili dressing or swimming in hot + aromatic broths. But instead of heading to our favorite Japanese restaurant to get our soba fix, we’re …

14 Satisfying Low-Carb Lunch Recipes

If you’re like us, you try to be carb-conscious and eat healthy in between slices of outrageous layer cakes. To help out, we’ve gathered some low-carb lunch recipes that definitely earn the #NotSadDeskLunch hashtag. In the mood for a sandwich? Whip up a batch of cauliflower protein bread and get …

15 New Muscle Builders

Read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country's most innovative trainers.<p>The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that's better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

7 Genius Ways to Use Quinoa You Never Would've Thought Of

Make sure to buy a big box on your next supermarket run.<p>Quinoa salads are great, sure—but they're just the beginning of the amazing things you can do with this versatile ingredient. From burger-like patties to chocolatey truffles, it's time to add to your arsenal of quinoa recipes, thanks to these …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Brown Bag It! 18 Healthy Lunches

We understand life gets hectic, but come on. Treat your body right by skipping the drive-thru and brown bagging this: 18 healthy lunches that can keep up with your busy on-the-go schedule. All it takes is a little planning, prep and a way cool lunch tote to get you on the right track. Boost your …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Italy

Trainer Confessions: 5 Goals You SHOULD Be Making (But Probably Aren’t)

We’re not saying that wanting to look amazing post-breakup is bad motivation, but there are a few other ambitions you should add to the list<p>One thing we fitness pros are always babbling on about is the importance of having goals. In fact, the first thing I ask prospective clients is what they want …

How To Do The Perfect Deadlift

<i>By Nicole McDermott</i><p>Considered by many to be one of the body's most primal movements, deadlifting has been around ever since we hauled dinner back to the cave. At first glance, it doesn't look like a super-complicated move, but deadlifts use nearly every muscle group in the body. It's a hip-dominant …

22 Insane Recipes to Get You Through Your/Beyonce’s 22 Day Vegan Challenge

Sure we had our doubts when Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced that they were going vegan for 22 days at the end of 2013, but the proof is in the chia pudding: they did it and look DAMN GOOD. All of a sudden, our usual bacon-loving Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with friends taking on the challenge …

Fry Fat in 15 Minutes

Build strength and burn fat--even if you have less than 20 minutes to spare<p>This fast-paced strength circuit from trainer Craig Ballantyne alternates upper-and lower-body muscle groups to blast more calories in less time. In short, here's how to burn fat, fast.<p><b>Do it:</b> Complete as many reps of each …

From Italy to Santa Fe, the Best Hotels of 2014

Luxury Digs<p>From Amsterdam to Australia and from Santa Fe to Switzerland, check out some of the most luxurious—and relaxing—hotels on the …

8 Ways To Grow Your Savings In 2014

Photographed by Rockie Nolan.<p><i>Sure, we'd all like to be earning more. But, even if that bonus check is nothing but a dream, LearnVest is here to help</i> …

Personal Finance

16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

<i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do believe there's a standard set of 16 pieces that make it easy for an active, practical woman to look effortlessly chic and modern.<p>The key regarding each of the pieces on this list is …

This Secret Beauty Weapon Is In Your Pantry

A hot bowl of oatmeal works wonders for your spirits on a cold Monday morning. But one form of the heart-healthy grains in particular—colloidal …

23 Things To Just Do

There's been an article floating around Facebook over the past few weeks titled "23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You're 23".<p>As everyone is entitled to their own opinion, the author comments on how so many of her Facebook friends seem to be getting married at such a young age, and …

Quick Routine to Tone and Tighten the Legs

For the holidays, we're revisiting some of our favorite festive articles from the Beautylish archive. Enjoy!<p>Don’t be fooled by how simple this looks. …

Workouts

14 Things To Stop Stressing About In 2014

With 2014 newly upon us, many of us are vowing to make the changes we usually hope to make as one calendar year ends and another begins. These resolutions might involve reconnecting with old friends or losing weight, but if the latest national surveys are any indication, others may focus on …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks—the Workout Plan

Strong is the new sexy. Follow this workout plan for six weeks straight to get the body you want<p>Define your shoulders, flatten your abs, and perk up your posterior with this program created by Kellie Davis, strength coach and coauthor of <i>Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and</i> …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

So you’ve Just Got an Android Device? Download These Apps First

If you just unwrapped a new Android smartphone or tablet for Christmas, listen up. While there are no shortage of apps waiting for you in the Google Play store, only a handful of them are worth downloading on your new device.<p>So rather than digging through user reviews or picking out apps on a whim, …

11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before the Year Ends

1. What Younger You Would Like About Present You<p>Most of us know our disappointments by name. But what about your life has turned out to be bigger, …

The 107-Calorie Cheesecake

It exists, and it's delicious<p>Craving cheesecake this holiday season—but don’t want to overdo it with the fat and calories? You’re in luck.<p>This skinny version of a cheesecake, created by Anjali Shah, a certified health coach and the genius behind the healthy food blog The Picky Eater, is baked in a …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …