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58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

This is a Scrabble GOLDMINE.<p>1. <b>Petrichor:</b> the way it smells outside after rain.<p>2. <b>Purlicue:</b> the space between the thumb and forefingers.<p>3. <b>Wamble:</b> stomach rumbling.<p>4. <b>Aglet:</b> the plastic coating on a shoelace.<p>5. <b>Vagitus:</b> the cry of a newborn baby.<p>6. <b>Glabella:</b> the space between your eyebrows.<p>7. <b>Chanking:</b> …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

Not quite time for Spring ingredients yet, but it's still going to be a delicious week.

5 Delicious Cinnamon Smoothies

Tasty recipes that will make you want to sprinkle, sip, and repeat<p>It's easy to create an amazing cinnamon smoothie from scratch: The spice complements most classic smoothie ingredients, like apples, bananas, nuts, and more. Go ahead and use this seasoning liberally; cinnamon helps normalize your …

35 Foods That Keep Your Brain Sharp

Certain foods can help keep your brain as fit as your body. Read on to learn all you need to know about edible intelligence.<p>What good is having the body of a twenty-something if your brain sputters like it's decades older? Cognitive diseases plague millions each year, and even if you're far from …

17 Fantastic Completed Webcomics to Binge-Read from Beginning to End

One of the risks in following a new webcomic is that the story might never end. You might end up with a comic that goes on for years only to have the …

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Got Lupita Nyong'o Arm Envy? Try This Circuit Workout for Strong, Sexy Arms

You may never have Lupita’s acting chops—but at least you can score lean, strong arms like hers<p>There was much to love about best supporting actress Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong'o at last night's Oscars: her gracious acceptance speech, her gorgeous Prada gown, and of course, those toned, …

Snake Ate Crocodile After an Epic Battle to the Death

(Photo: Marvin Muller)<p>In a battle of snake versus crocodile, who'd win*?<p>Witness Tiffany Corlis observed a 10-foot snake (probably a python) and a …

7 Ways to Balance Strength Training and Cardio

As part of my 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit journey, I’m learning all about how to fit in both my running and strength training, without sacrificing either<p>Of of all the perks of strength training, the promise of a boost in my running performance—and injury-proofing my body—was one of the most compelling …

Sweat It Out With This Cycling Workout

Killer playlist totally included. Get ready to get pumping<p>You may be able to sweat out a tough 45-minute group ride, but on your own that's likely less realistic. This cycling workout will keep you committed and riding hard for about 20 to 30 minutes.<p>The first step is creating a playlist with seven …

5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 1 Strength Circuit Workout

This strength circuit will engage your muscles—upper-body, lower-body, and core for a grueling workout. And we’re just getting started<p>Welcome to the first circuit workout for a 6-week progressive strength-training plan we're calling 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit. I'm taking a class at Equinox called ETC, …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Downsize your equipment, maximize your results<p>Fancy equipment. Pricey gyms. Experienced personal trainers. All are nice pluses—but you don't need them to sculpt a better body. In fact, when you're short on time, stuck at home, or navigating a packed gym, scaling back can make you more …

How Successful Companies Hold On To Their Talent -- And Why It's So Important

<i>“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”</i>—Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE.<p>Working in the accounting industry in New York for the past 15 years has allowed me to see far more than just …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Go from "om" to "OMG!"<p>Use these yoga-inspired moves to pleasure-boost you next sex session—whether you are a dedicated yogi or have never done a single downward dog.<p><b>Pay attention to your breath.</b>This oft-repeated yoga-class instruction is worth remembering when you're in bed, too. During foreplay, …

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7 Celebrity Workouts You Can TOTALLY Do

Try some of the exercises Hollywood A-listers swear by<p>How do so many celebrities get fit fast for action-packed roles and red carpet premieres? More often than not, they work with personal trainers. And while it’s definitely a good idea to ask a professional for workout advice, not everyone can …

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

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> …

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt

All you need for this fast-paced routine is a pair of dumbbells<p>Think you don't have time to work out today? Enter this 5-minute, high intensity routine. This workout was created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>. You'll do 5 moves in …

Jessica Simpson's Daily Weight-Loss Habit

This hot mama has some smart advice for melting lbs<p>Have you noticed how fit and healthy Jessica Simpson looks these days? Months after giving birth to son Ace, she's rocking a trim body and singing the praises of Weight Watchers (which signed her on as a spokesperson after she had daughter Maxwell …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

The Quick Workout That Will Boost Your Fat Burn

Slim down fast with these calorie-blasting metabolic moves<p>Tossing a single match on a pile of wood won't ignite a strong flame. An entire box of matches, however? That's the start of a kick-ass bonfire.<p>This is the sort of fiery result that your internal fat burners will get from the fast-paced …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

Why We Should All Be Eating Sweet Potato Casserole All Year Round

It is the very BEST Thanksgiving side. End of story.

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

7 Tips for Weight-Lifting Newbies

Get ready to OWN that weight room<p>If your confidence plummets every time you step off the elliptical and into the weight room, it’s time to face your fear. First of all, lifting heavy weights can burn tons of calories and help you tone up in a way your treadmill just can’t. Plus, you know you’ll …