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The Glutes Whisperer Shares The Ultimate Three Week Butt Workout

"He turned my thutt into a butt."<p>While en route to meet trainer Ryan Anthony at an Equinox gym in New York City, my anxiety sky rockets. We're about to embark on a three-week quest together: Anthony has been tasked with "fixing" my lifelong lack of derriere, somehow sculpting a "C" curve where …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Finally Getting Your Dream Butt

Having a toned butt is likely at the top of your fitness goals list, but getting it is another story. I get it: after doing cardio or an intense workout, it's tempting to just throw in the towel and forget about whether or not your booty got enough attention. But this short workout of six effective …

The Quick and Dirty Upper-Body Workout for Women

Some fitness fads come and go (we see you, Shake Weight), but others, like yoga or Pilates, aren't going away anytime soon. Another trend that's …

Workouts

6 Exercise Tweaks That Make a Big Difference

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Never-Before-Heard Beauty Tips That Will Get You Perfect Skin in 2015

Your guide to a #flawless year.<p>If achieving Beyoncé levels of #wokeuplikethis gorgeousness is on your resolution list for 2015, then perfect skin is undoubtedly a top priority. Lucky for you, we spoke with celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, who tends to stars like Michelle Williams, Maggie …

Skin Care

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

<i>By Ravelle Worthington</i>, SELF<p>We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier. Because let's be honest, there's …

Yoga

The Squatting Mistake That Hurts Your Knees

Squats get a bad rap as knee killers. Here's how to make them joint-friendly.<p><i>This article was written by Tony Gentilcore and provided by our partners at</i> Men's Health.<p>Whenever someone mentions that squatting hurts their knees, I ask them to show me how they squat.<p>Ninety-nine percent of the time, a …

Get Rid Of Dry Scalp — For Good

Now that the cold weather is here, some of you can probably relate to scratching your scalp inconspicuously while simultaneously trying to prevent …

The 10 Best Eye Creams for Every Age

Crow's feet not welcome.<p>When it comes to aging, the eyes have it. They'll always be the first to broadcast our sins—late nights, sun damage, squinting, etc.—which means we've got to take every precaution when treating them. The tricky part is choosing the right elixir to de-puff, lift, and hydrate, …

Skin Care

7 At-Home Fixes For Everyday Skin Problems

All you need are some kitchen staples to score beautiful, glowing skin.

3 Ways to Test How Strong Your Core Is

Because it really does all start from the core.<p>As a trainer, I often hear people lament that they have a “weak” core, but I’m not always sure what they mean—and I’m not sure they do, either. Is it that they can’t hold a plank all that long? Or they find doing crunches and situps to be really hard …

6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like? Even if you aren't doing it right now, how much of your day is spent with your neck lurched forward, shoulders slumped and chest collapsed? All that time in "smartphone slump" not only makes you look and …

6 Genius Eyeliner Hacks You NEED To Try

These are life-changing!<p>Few things in the beauty world are more frustrating than the moment when you ruin your entire eye look with one poorly applied stroke of eyeliner. Next time, try one of these tips from Chicago-based makeup artist Paula Heckenast to up your eyeliner game.<p><b>Smudge With …

Why I Don't Support 'Breast Cancer Awareness'

Recently, someone approached me and reminded me that October is "breast cancer awareness" month. They asked me to support their efforts to launch a campaign in the fight against breast cancer, and when I politely declined, they were surprised. They had assumed that as a cancer survivor myself, I …

Cancer

Gorgeous Hairstyles For Super-Long Hair

Sure, the lob may be the reigning cool-girl cut. And you may have a few friends who are snipping their strands into impossibly chic pixies. But that …

30 Pro Makeup Tips You've Never Heard Before

Insiders are spilling their secrets here people, so listen up.<p>Caution: You're now entering the secret beauty files, a restricted area where the lips are loose and the classified information flows freely.<p>To share with you the most useful beauty tips, tricks, and secrets possible, we contacted the …

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 …

8 Insider Secrets for a Painless Wax and a Bump-Free Recovery

From the editors of ELLE.com, Shoba Tummala, founder of Shoba hair removal salons, shares how to have a seamless waxing experience.<p><b>1) Come prepared.</b><p>"Like brushing your teeth before you go to the dentist, come to your waxing appointment with clean, dry skin. And for best results, skip the lotion the …

The Short-on-Time, High-on-Intensity Circuit Workout

Busy women everywhere, we've got you covered.<p>You've got a hectic schedule. You've got places to go, people to see, things to do. I hear you. That said, you don't want your fitness to suffer. That's why I've designed the ultimate high-intensity workout. Get in, work up a major sweat, then get out …

Headed To H&M? Here's What To Buy With $50 Or Less

As if we didn't have enough reasons to shop this weekend (Columbus Day sales, anyone?), H&M's new-arrivals section is making the prospect even more …

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Whether a couch potato, weekend warrior, or elite athlete, we're all susceptible to back pain at some point during our lives. If you suffer from chronic back pain, you might be inclined to avoid physical activity to avoid more pain. However, you might not be aware that <b>certain activities and</b> …

Pain

The Best (and Worst) Foods to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

Food—including what you eat today!—can determine your cancer chances<p>Your diet can lower or raise your risk, says Suzanne Dixon, R.D., M.P.H. For example, certain macronutrients and micronutrients in plants and seafood can help balance hormones, curb inflammation, and boost cell communication—all …

4 Weird Treatments for Cellulite That Actually Work

Goodbye, and good riddance!<p><i>This article was written by Rachel Krause and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover</i>.<p>Ah, the C word. Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of—because let’s face it: Most of us have it. Seriously, it's believed to occur in roughly 90 percent of post-adolescent …

7 HOT Sex Tweaks You Need to Try

Bring on the bedroom bliss.<p>Chances are, you already have a pretty good sex life going on already. But what if you could bump that pretty good up a notch, to absolutely positively insanely amazing? Well, you can. Just try these minor upgrades, brought to you by some top sex experts, and you’re in …

9 Moves You're Not Doing Before Your Workouts—But Totally Should Be

One possible reason your desired fitness results still elude you: You're starting each workout all wrong.<p>You probably know a dynamic warm-up can help you ward off injury and perform better during your workout. But what you may not know is that there's a lot more to an effective pre-exercise routine …

The Embarrassing Skin Problem Nobody Talks About

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on May 3, 2015.</i><p>The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, and though it …

Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

A recent study in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> suggests that skirt size may be the latest diagnostic tool in the war against breast cancer.<p>Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the first or second leading cause of cancer death depending on a woman's ethnicity. About 200,000 American …