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What 5 months of consistent, healthy weight loss looks like

When I first started thinking about making the behavior changes required to follow the federal Dietary Guidelines and Physical Activity Guidelines for a full year, I naively imagined that I could simply flip a switch one morning and follow all the rules. Bagels with cream cheese would magically …

Fitness

There's Now Science-Backed Advice On How To Avoid Bringing Home Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are bed <i>bad.</i> People's entire lives have been overturned by these (increasingly common) blood-sucking, itch-inducing pests. Thankfully, …

10 Easy Dinner Ideas for Last-Minute Meals

In my meal plan arsenal, there's a roster of reliable recipes I keep on standby for nights I need to throw dinner together in a pinch. Whether I'm …

Kristina Dropped 102 Pounds by "Doing Zero Exercise" in the First Year

Kristina went to the doctor and saw 250 pounds on the scale. That, along with a friend's unexpected death, quitting her job, and getting accepted to her dream graduate school program across the country, inspired her to make a big change — so she did! Her weight-loss journey began in March 2014.<p>She …

Pulling the lever for doomsday: How Donald Trump changed everything

A dystopian view from 2050, looking back on a world that’s a lot different than what we now see<p>I didn’t vote in the pivotal American election of 2016. Thirty-five years ago, in that unseasonably warm month of November, I was in Antarctica’s Allan Hills taking ice core samples with a hand augur. The …

Dressing Down Is Making You Bad at Your Job, According to Science

Is this the end of casual Fridays?<p>Everyone dreams of having a job where they can wear sweatpants to the office, but does dressing down like that actually make you worse at your job? It could be, according to behavioral scientists.<p>A study published last year by California State psychology professor …

Simply Modern Wedding Cakes, by Lindy Smith

World-renowned cake designer and author Lindy Smith shares a truly stunning collection of over 20 wedding cake decorating projects in her new book, …

Weddings

From Hunger Games to Ender’s Game: The Teen Dystopia Boom, Ranked

To mark the release of Allegiant, we decided to look back at all the recent movies adapted from dystopian Y.A. novels to see how they measure up.<p><i>Allegiant</i>, the third movie in the <i>Divergent</i> series, another dystopia film based on popular young-adult books, opens this week. Watching the film got us …

Movies

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the …

Melanesia

Here's How Often the Happiest People in America Go Out and Have Sex | Women's Health

Among the highlights, Match found that happy people have sex, get out of the house, and go out to dinner more often than those who are less satisfied.<p>According to the data, people who go out six nights a week (yup, six) are 536 percent more likely to be happy than someone who doesn’t go out at all. …

12 Eating Habits to Live Longer and Lose Weight

When it comes to living longer–and feeling healthier, happier and slimmer in the meantime–your fate has never been more firmly in your hands.<p>Research …

Nutrition

Blogs | Food & Wine

Send him your best family recipe for a chance to cook for him and Black Thought, lead MC of The Roots.<p>The chef and humanitarian talks about the …

So Is Avocado Toast Actually Good for You?

Should we worship avocado toast as much as we do?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel does. These are</i> …

Breakfast

9 Unique Decorating Ideas for Your Baby's Nursery

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Burt Reynolds Makes His First Comic Con Appearance at 79

It’s never too late to get into Comic Con.<p>Burt Reynolds made first-ever Comic Con convention appearance on Saturday.<p>The actor, 79, participated in an …

Comics

8 Celebrity Moms with Look-Alike Daughters

Angelina Jolie

Microsoft Office Preview apps released for Android tablets on Lollipop, and x86 systems

Microsoft truly has been on a tear bringing their apps and services to tablet users, and not just users of their own Windows operating system. In this latest release, a new Preview of their Office apps is available for Android 5.0+ Lollipop tablets, or any tablet 10.1-inches and smaller running x86 …

Android News

Shop the Beauty Looks of _Mad Men’_s Memorable Women: In Honor of Tonight’s Season 7 Return

Tonight marks the "End of an Era" as <i>Mad Men</i> kicks off its final, season seven run on AMC. Ninety-two episodes of drinking, smoking, and debauchery will culminate in tonight’s highly anticipated premiere. But while most of America's attention will be focused on the classic jawline and charismatic …

Makeup

Duchess of Cambridge reveals her love for shepherd's pie on last day of royal visits before birth of second child

William and Kate will begin their day by joining Baroness Doreen Lawrence at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in south London<p>The Duke of Cambridge has described the impending arrival of his second child as a “game changer”.<p>During a visit to a youth charity in South London with the <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b>, …

The Power of a Gimmick-Free Gaga

Her Sound of Music medley at the Oscars highlighted her underlying talent, just at the right time.<p>Going into Oscars night, ABC made sure viewers knew that Lady Gaga would perform; missing from the promotional ads and press material, though, was any mention of what she’d be doing. In the moments …

Tamera Mowry Poses In A Bikini With Her Baby

"Sister, Sister" star Tamera Mowry rocks a pink bikini in the new issue of In Touch Weekly, and looks really good doing it.<p>"It's the first time I’ve been in a bikini since my honeymoon," Mowry, who married Fox news correspondent Adam Housley in 2011, tells In Touch. "I feel great"<p>She's all smiles …

The original Game Of Thrones plan included a Jon-Arya-Tyrion love triangle

<i>A Song Of Ice And Fire</i> was a very different beast when George R. R. Martin first sat down to write it 22 years ago. As reported in <i>Variety,</i>British …

TV Series

Al Pacino talks 'The Humbling' and why he can't remember the '70s

Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen Embark on RV Road Trip With Baby Girl Briar Rose: Pictures

And they’re off! <b>Rachel Bilson</b> and her newborn daughter <b>Briar Rose</b> are joining dad <b>Hayden Christensen</b> on the road. The couple, who welcomed Briar, their …

Motherhood

11 TV Shows With Super Passionate Fan Bases

There are some TV shows that have fans, and there are some TV shows that have FANS. We're not talking about just DVR-ing each week to make sure they don't miss anything -- these diehard viewers have taken their enthusiasm to the next level.<p>This past week, "Supernatural," a show known for its …

'Dallas' returns with a bang in 'Denial, Anger, Acceptance'

<i>Dallas</i> resumes its third season with an episode that brings everyone to their knees—and, in the words of Judith Ryland, you feed the hurt until it’s …

Do Yourself a Favor and Do This One Thing After You Give Birth

Last night, as I lay awake counting sheep (going through my photos on my phone), I came across a photo I took the day after I gave birth. It brought a tear to my eye, and this is why.<p>I can remember the day clearly.<p>I was still in the hospital. My hubby and mum had returned home for the afternoon to …