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Jump Rope Workout Challenge​ | Women's Health

'I Tried Jumping Rope Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'<p>The results were SERIOUSLY impressive.<p>Photograph courtesy of Samantha Lefave<p>I’ve always thought the jump rope was a totally underrated piece of equipment. Sure, we all loved it when we were kids, but unless you’re a CrossFitter or …

Wading Bird Nesting in Key U.S. Area Plummets 28 Percent | American Bird Conservancy

(Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015) One of the nation's largest and most important wading bird breeding areas—south Florida, which includes …

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The 7 Best Strength Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

<i>By Eric Bach for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build muscle, burn fat and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it …

The One Thing You're Neglecting This Fall

The leaves are falling, your hair is blowing and your face is glowing as it seems that you've got your skincare routine down for the crisp season ahead. And while you'll be cozily wrapped in scarves and outfitted in boots, you'll probably forget about caring for your innocent feet.<p>Yes, come fall …

The best iPhone apps for attorneys

What would you do without your iPhone? The legal profession has been fast-paced and mobile since what feels like the dawn of time, and many lawyers …

How to save money on prescription glasses and contact lenses - TODAY.com

Today<p>Hunting for glasses that are totally on trend yet won't set you back hundreds of dollars? How about prescription contact lenses at a bargain? Consider your search over. We've found the best places to score deals on eyewear.<p>Dr. Glenda Secor, communications chair for the American Academy of …

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7 Florida Beaches Locals Want to Keep Secret

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz blog</i><p>Panama City Beach is the go-to destination for Spring Break. Miami's South Beach is a playground for the beautiful people. And Key West has been lauded by everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Kenny Chesney. But with 663 miles of beaches, Florida still holds a few …

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21 Non-Boring Outfit Ideas to Take Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall

Transitioning your wardrobe from season to season is a masterful fashion feat. (That's another way of saying: It's just plain hard.) While it's not <i>quite</i> the right time to bust out...

Fall Fashion Trend: Chrissy Teigen in a Fringed Outfit at DKNY MYNY Launch

If you take a moment to think back to last February, you might recall that fringe was all over the fall Fashion Week runways. But you don't have to wait until September 23 to wear the exuberant, flapper-esque detail. (Besides, Chanel rocked some Wild Wild West-inspired flippy trim for its <i>pre</i>-fall …

Gaucho Pants and Culottes Fall Fashion Trend for Fall

It's time to embrace the wide-leg, cropped pants: gaucho pants (some call them culottes, either work!) are here to stay. Coming onto the scene with trepidation almost two years ago (Celine! Louis Vuitton!), the trend has only gained momentum since then. Leah has named cropped pants as one of the 10 …

Fall Fashion Trends 2014 Shopping List

Leah and Christina have both shared their fall shopping lists with you guys, and now it's my turn. There's a clear neutral color scheme going on, and that's on purpose. I'm not buying much, so I need everything to mix and match without thinking twice about it. So without further ado, here's what …

How to Wear Culottes and Gauchos, Stylist Jen Rade Explains

You might've noticed that, staff-wide, we seem to be nursing a major crush on culottes. They're the boxy, midcalf shorts that look deceptively like a skirt from afar—think office-appropriate man-repelling. Sophia was the first to take the plunge and purchase a pair, and we've already started the …

Cutout Ankle Booties for Fall on #FlatsFriday

It's a shoe…it's a boot…it's a cutout ankle bootie! This Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial last Flats Friday of summer, and I, for one, am excited to embrace the impending boots weather. We have been falling back in love with ankle booties lately but are always looking for a way to update our …

Fall Work Outfit Idea: A Black Blazer, a Statement Skirt, and Black Heels

If you don't wear a uniform at work, getting dressed for the office can be a daily test of patience. But never fear! We're bringing you simple and chic work-appropriate outfit ideas to answer the perpetual question "what should I wear for the office?" Here, the first of two outfit ideas from the …

Fall Fashion Trend: Taylor Swift in a Black Off-the-Shoulder Top

Whether it's the way she carries her designer handbag or what she's wearing on a paparazzi-hounded walk through Manhattan—whatever Taylor Swift is rocking and <i>how</i> she's rocking it, we're interested. Sometimes it's a bedazzled onesie, other times, an affordable outfit from the high street, but we …

Spring 2015 Fashion Trend: The Updated Shirtdress

Don't get me wrong, I love a good shirtdress. It's easy, it's classic, and it's refined. But sometimes the traditional button-up frock can just feel a little bit <i>tame</i>, you know what I mean? Well, it looks like a slew of designers are on the same page because I cannot tell you how many shirtdresses …

Spring 2015 Fashion Trend: Gingham Print

The message from the New York Fashion Week runways was loud and clear. Give your neo-grungy buffalo checks a break this spring and try out some light and feminine <i>gingham</i> instead. Here are three ways to do it, ripped from the spring 2015 collections.<p>First, Altuzarra unveiled a sexy milkmaid update. …

Spring 2015 Fashion Color Trend: Yellow and How to Wear It

Judging by the Fashion Week runways, yellow is THE color for spring.<p>Now, before you protest "<i>Oh, no, yellow is so not my color</i>," hear me out. You <i>can</i> wear yellow. The easy way: Just pick the right shade for your skin tone. Or you could try a cool styling trick a friend once taught me. If you're …

Fall Outfit Inspiration From Fashion Week Street Style

Though the styles spotted on the streets of New York Fashion Week this time around were overall less kooky than those of recent seasons, there's always an element of fantasy to what we see most showgoers wearing. It is Fashion Week after all, and what's fashion without a little drama?<p>As …

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

<b>Spinach</b><p>It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate also …

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Does Walmart’s “Savings Catcher” Actually Work?

Walmart recently began touting its “Savings Catcher” program, which allows shoppers to scan in their receipts and have Walmart determine if the …

AT&T doubles data plan sizes in huge limited-time promo

Here’s a nice surprise for current and prospective AT&T customers that will brighten up your weekend: AT&T is offering a special limited-time …

Best Drugs to Treat Heart Failure - Consumer Reports

At a glance<p>Heart failure is a chronic disease where the heart weakens and loses some of its ability to pump blood. It occurs as a result of high …

Cordless Upright Vacuums | Hoover Air Cordless - Consumer Reports News

Shop for a hand or stick vacuum, and you’re more likely to find a battery-powered model than a corded one, and cordless stick vacs even seem to have …

Safeguard Old Smart Phone Data - Consumer Reports News

This investigation is one more example of an issue we’ve been writing about for a long time: Simply deleting information from electronic devices …

Best deals on American-made cars for Labor Day 2014 - Consumer Reports

Celebrating the workers who built this great nation, the Consumer Reports’ price analysts have combed through the hundreds of current incentives to …

How to Get Great Customer Service | Expert Tips - Consumer Reports News

That’s not surprising. According to the 2013 National Consumer Rage study by Arizona State University’s Center for Service Leadership, consumers hate …

Exterior Semi-gloss Paints | Paint Reviews - Consumer Reports News

A new coat of paint is all it takes to kick up your home’s curb appeal from drab to fab. In fact, just painting the front door, window trim, and …