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How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

<b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often you exercise and the intensity of your workouts, give it between four to eight weeks for your muscles to get ripped, says Kawamoto. While that seems like a long time, there are other signs that show your exercise routine is working—like climbing a flight of stairs …

Entropy Defied: Researchers Unboil An Egg

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be. Scientists in California and Australia have figured out how to turn solid albumen, the white of an egg, back into a useable liquid.<p>“We have invented a way to …

Eggs

The 5 Things That Surprised Me Most About Having a Baby

I’ll use my bare hand to wipe my son Theo’s nose without giving it a second thought. I am completely unphased by washing poo off his diapers. When he had reflux, my clothing would be so soaked in spit-up by the end of the day that you could practically wring it out…and I’m only slightly embarrassed …

9 Signs He'll Be an Amazing Dad

<b>He's Affectionate</b><br>Does he hold your hand and stroke your hair? Clearly love your pet? "That shows a lovingness and caring," says Greer. Plus, it shows his ability to connect on an emotional level to maintain that bond, which is crucial for parents, says Greer.<p><b>He Can Handle Stress</b><br>Does he shut down or …

Adding the Complex to Motherhood

When did motherhood become so damn complicated? That's the first thing that came to my mind after watching the formula commercial that has been circulating for the past weeks. It's brilliant; it just reflects exactly the constant war in which mothers are involved every day. It seems being a mom is …

When to Use a Travel Agent

<i>**RCB** / Flickr</i><p>It's an assumption you've heard before: Travel agents are a dying breed. Many people presume that the rise of do-it-yourself booking engines like Travelocity.com and Expedia.com all but wiped out travel agencies -- Yahoo recently declared a career as a travel agent a "dead-end job." …

Far-Right Republicans Could Hit A Tipping Point As Support Falters

Tension is brewing in the Republican Party as the federal government shutdown enters its seventh day and far-right members of the GOP show no sign of letting up.<p>The shutdown -- which has already affected hundreds of thousands of federal employees and hit critical government programs -- is bringing …

17 Rules To Follow When You’re Falling In Love

<b>1.</b> Appreciate the <i>falling</i> part of being in love while it’s happening. Because it doesn’t last forever.<p><b>2.</b> And when the <i>falling</i> part of being in love is …

What's the Most Badass Exercise You Can Do?

In the study, researchers enlisted ROTC cadets for something called the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test: a 30-second sprint with four minutes of rest in between for four rounds. Some cadets performed 30 seconds of sprinting on a stationary bike while the others did 30 seconds of burpees as quickly as …

The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

<b>The Change</b><br>Around the time of my grandfather's 95th birthday, I was shopping for a dress and couldn't find <i>anything</i> in stores and had to order something online. I was embarrassed.<p>My twin sister and I are very competitive, so when she said she wanted to run a St. Jude marathon, I wanted to join—if she …

Tried And Tested: Four Fitness Apps To Ease You Back Into The Swing Of Things

New year, new gym membership - well, that's what people keep telling us.<p>But in true Say No To January spirit, we've decided to give the gym …

How men and women experience depression differently

Depressive disorders are a complex and often confusing family of conditions. Sometimes lumped under the general term “depression,” these disorders can cause any combination of several symptoms. Because of this, depressive disorders manifest in a variety of ways, making them sometimes difficult to …

Self-esteem

Can a Penis Be Too Big for Your Vagina?

It’s also pretty rare for women in their twenties and thirties to have problems accommodating more well-endowed men. "It becomes more common as you get older, though, because the likelihood of your having medical or hormonal issues increases," she says.<p><i>Here's what men and women really think about</i> …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

An Unexpected Exercise That Targets Belly Fat

By now, you probably know that upping the ante on your core workouts won't unveil the six-pack abs of your dreams. It's simply impossible to reduce body fat in a specific area, no matter how much you curse that little something extra around your middle.<p>However, that doesn't mean that strength …

Bibi Netanyahu Is in Trouble

Never a dull moment in Israeli politics in the best of times, and surely these days, as the politicians and the general public count the days to 17th of March 2015, when the 20th Knesset will be elected. P.M Netanyahu is in the eye of the storm, and like this blog predicted it is glowingly the …

Trainer Confessions: Exercises That Don't Do What You Think

<b>Modified Pushups</b><br>The modified pushup is the on-your-knees version of the original. You’d think this would work the exact same muscles as a regular pushup, right? Not exactly. While you’re still working your chest, triceps and shoulders, you’re not targeting your core like you would in a regular …

Front Squat Versus Back Squat: Which One Is Best for You?

Squat with a barbell on your back? Or position it on the front of your shoulders? <b>Which method should you use for the best results?</b> Well, it depends …

The 14 Most Popular Workouts of 2014

10 Plank Exercises to Score Sexy Abs Fast

Want to burn calories and find full-body strength while carving out a six-pack? These 10 plank variations can help you get there<p>1. Plank to Pike<p>A<p>B<p>2. …

An Illustrated Guide To The Galaxy Of Women's Shoes

An Illustrated Guide to the Galaxy of Woman’s Shoes is the all knowing cheat sheet to any shoe that a woman could wear. Created by Pop Chart Lab, the …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Green Tea Benefits: Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini …

8 at-home workouts to lose weight and build muscle

You can build muscle and lose weight all in the privacy of your home so you’re free to sweat in solitude or bring the house down with your favorite …

Exercise

Forget Calories—Count These Instead to Lose Weight Fast

Proof that cals aren't the be all, end all for slimming down<p>Shutterstock<p>Calorie counting may immediately come to mind if you're trying to downsize—but cals aren't the only things you should be tracking to promote weight loss. "People are so focused on calories, but it's not just calories in, …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

5 Serious Reasons Your Weight-Loss Efforts Could Be Failing

If you experience a slow-and-steady weight gain that seems to have no obvious explanation, Manos suggests going to a doctor to see if you could have one of the conditions below.<p><b>1. Chronic Stress</b><br>The adrenal glands respond to chronic stress (a state of constant anxiety that continues over a period of …