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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.


Share Your Smoothies: Cinnamon

This chocolate smoothie is served cold, but chili pepper gives it a hot kick. To make it, combine some almond milk, cultured coconut milk, avocado, banana, cocoa powder, hemp hearts, dates, spinach, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, turmeric, and chili pepper.<p>Maple-flavored tea sweetens this smoothie …


Brain Foods for Women

<b>Brain-Power Foods:</b> <i>Apples, onions, and citrus fruits (flavonoids); orange veggies such as pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and squash (carotenoids); leafy greens such as spinach, kale, arugula, and broccoli (both)</i><p><b>Beat Back Inflammation</b><br>As you age, brain cells can spurt inflammatory (and fast-spreading) …


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

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

<b>Move 2: Split squat stances, followed by lateral raises</b><br>These work your lateral (side) deltoids: stand in a lunge position and hold dumbbells in both hands, lifting your arms shoulder length and back down again.<p><b>Move 3: Band pull-aparts</b><br>"Hold a band in front of your chest, gripping both ends," says …


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

<b>Pick a focus</b><br>With fitness, it’s so important to have both short- and long-term fitness goals to keep you on track and motivated. While you can work towards more than one goal at a time, prioritizing one over the others can help you determine how to divvy up your (probably limited) workout time. If …


Music for Cycling: Our Awesome Cycling Playlist and Workout

<b>1. BPM 100-110</b><br>Superstition<br>STEVIE WONDER (about five minutes)<br>This is your warm-up. Keep the resistance low (around 20 percent of your total power output, or a two out of 10 effort level) and stay seated: You're enjoying yourself without pushing. Muscles start to unlock, shoulders are relaxed, and …


Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

<b>2. The Line Lift</b><br>Stuck in line at the store? Use the time to practice your balance. Lift one foot slightly off the floor and see how long you can stand on one leg, then try the other. Since you have to clench your abs as you do this, you’ll be getting a mini core workout as you wait.<p><b>3. The Phone</b> …


6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 1 Circuit Strength-Training Workout

Exercise 1 Traditional Pushup<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder width and legs extended <b>(A)</b>. Keeping spine neutral, bend elbows and lower body towards floor <b>(B)</b>. Press into floor, extend elbows and return to starting position.<p>Exercise 2 Renegade Row<p>Holding medium to heavy …

Strength Training

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

<b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see muscle growth without injuring yourself or hitting a plateau.<p>Lifting heavy weights with lower reps builds dense, lean muscle—but constantly upping the heaviness will exhaust your body fast. That’s why lifting lighter weights with more …


The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Exercise 1 Narrow-Stance Goblet Squat<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell vertically in front of your chest, both hands cupping the dumbbell head <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your chest up and your core tight, sit your hips back and squat as low as you can <b>(B)</b>. Press through your heels to …


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 …

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

Body Language

Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Paying this much attention to your breath helps you shut out distracting thoughts (like the fact that you're overdue for an eyebrow wax or you need to unload the dishwasher)—and focus on feelings of arousal.<p>Another breathing trick is what Ava Cadell, Ph.D., a Los Angeles sex counselor, calls …

Los Angeles

Celebrity Workouts You Can TOTALLY Do

Itching for even MORE workouts to train like a celebrity? Check out the new <b>Women’s Health Fit Club</b> for tons of sweat-tastic exercise routines from sought-after Hollywood trainers like Simone De La Rue and Kristen McGee. Join the club today!


Weird Ways to Lose Weight

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss<p>And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!<p>If you want to shed pounds, you know the best way to do it: healthy eating and exercise. That being said, we’ve learned about some pretty interesting—and, well, seriously strange—weight-loss tricks via research over the …


Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …


The Dumbbell Workout Routine That Will Kick Your Butt

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt<p>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 …


Jessica Simpson's Weight-Loss

Jessica Simpson's Daily Weight-Loss Habit<p>This hot mama has some smart advice for melting lbs<p>Getty Images<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 …


The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>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 Super-Quick Fat-Burn Workout

Exercise 1 Lunge Run<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>. Step back and lower into a reverse lunge, then pump your arms like you're running for three to five seconds, keeping your core tight <b>(b)</b>. Press through your front heel to return to standing, then quickly repeat on the …

Bodyweight Exercise

The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …


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 …


yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …


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

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


The 7 Best Exercises For Killer Leg Workouts | Women's Health

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs<p>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</i> …


7 Tips For Weight-Lifting Newbies

<b>Ask an Expert</b><br>No idea if you’re doing a move correctly? “Nothing is going to substitute the cues of a good coach right in front of you,” says Boyce. See if your gym offers a free introductory session with a personal trainer since you may just need one hour of good instruction to get you</b> …