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I don’t really know what to do to make this work, as Squarespace has provided me with zero info over the past 6 days, because they apparently don’t …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

The Best Diet for Weight Loss

Before there was the Paleo diet, there were tapeworms and sleeping diets. See these and other trendy diets throughout history.<p>But while Paleo made the biggest dent in the dieters' poundage, each healthy-eating strategy had its merits. For instance, veganism, which came in a close second with an …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

6 Reasons to Start Running

3. Your knees will thank you<p>Contrary to what your mom says, running doesn't wreck your joints. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis), occurs when joint-cushioning cartilage starts to break down. The biggest osteoarthritis risk factor besides age? Body weight. A National Health and …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

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Women's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Sex, and Weight Loss Tips for Women

I don't make the rules, I just enforce them.<p>Don’t yoga in your spin pants.<p>Bey allegedly gets $5 mil for each kid!<p>Stable blood sugar = less PIA cravings.<p>Meghan is reportedly "upset and disturbed by the entire ordeal."<p>She shared the news in a sweet tribute to her mom, Rosa.<p>Do it too soon and your …

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15-Minute Workout: 4 Strengthening Isometric Moves to Tone and Tighten

Check out the video below to see how to do each move. Then read below that a description of how long you should hold each pose (and how many times you should do it).<p>Now ready, set… hold it right there!<p>The Moves: <b><br>Plank with Glute Squeeze</b> <br>Hold it for 30 – 90 seconds. Then take a break for 30 to 60 …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no venturing into anal sex territory necessary...unless …

7 Healthy Things You Can Do Before You've Even Had Breakfast

I am fully the kind of person who tries to sleep up to the very second her alarm clock goes off, but the truth is—you can actually get a lot of healthy things done if you wake up a little earlier. Even just 10 minutes!<p>The ladies from How You Glow—Jessie Groveman is a yoga instructor, Tara Sowlaty …

Victoria's Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio Launches Her Own Clothing Line, and, Yes, You're Going to Want These Beachy Gems

I trekked through a snowstorm to go interview Alessandra Ambrosio on one of the worst polar vortex-y days this month, and I'm <i>so</i> glad I went. I admit I was a little grumpy upon arrival, but my mood immediately cleared when the Victoria's Secret Angel, newly-minted designer (more on that in a sec), …

Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band That’s Also A Bluetooth Headset

Your fitness band got into my bluetooth headset! No, your bluetooth headset got into my fitness band! Stop! You’re both right!<p>In what I suspect will be a minor blip in the interstitial wearable world, China’s Huawei has announced a Bluetooth sports band complete with pedometer and calorie counter …

Dumbbell Swing

Weekend Challenge: Dumbbell Swing<p>Firm your tush and strengthen your legs in one fell swoop<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise.</i> …

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique

11 Dishes You Should NEVER Order on a First Date

From chicken breast to sushi, our staffers name 11 things they would never order—and judge people for ordering—on a first date.<p>When it comes to dining with people that aren't our coworkers, we try to be as nonjudgmental as possible (well...sometimes). But when we're going on a dinner date with …

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5 Cool Paint Colors for 2014

A new year brings the chance for change, and nothing makes a fresh start quite like a new coat of paint. Kate here, and this January I began making …

For Valentine's Day and Beyond: Organize Your Bedroom for Better Sex!

So, you have the perfect date planned. One thing. Don't forget to clean your room.<p><b>• The Star:</b> Drawing from his life-long struggle with the clinical …

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Top Pin of the Day: A Sophisticated Entryway

Today's top pin is a stylish entryway with a lacquered dresser and a translucent door. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>A consignment-shop dresser suddenly became sophisticated enough for this Los Angeles foyer after designer Michael Berman had it lacquered in ecru. He …

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish

Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.<p>Here are some reasons why you should <i>estudiar</i>.<p>1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore.<p>In the U.S., Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, …

Champion Challenge: Meryl Davis, Oblique Crunch

Champion Challenge: How to Do an Oblique Crunch<p>Build core strength with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis's signature move<p><i>The winter Olympics are finally here–and we're totally inspired. Want to take your fitness to the next level while you watch the world's most talented athletes compete? Challenge</i> …

Woman and the Importance of Sex

For the study, researchers at the University of Pittsburg distributed annual questionnaires to 354 sexually active women ages 40-65. The goal was to assess their sexual function (including arousal, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain), sexual activity, and how important sex was to them over time. At the …

Need a Memory Boost? Try Sipping This Surprising Drink

Calling all caffeine lovers! If you're a fan of a daily injection of coffee, this may be news you can use....<p>A new study in <i>Nature Neuroscience</i> found that drinking 200 milligrams of caffeine (about the size of a "tall" cup at Starbucks, or two smaller cups) might boost your ability to remember …

Fruity Fun: Why Fruit Is the Hottest Beauty Ingredient

From green-apple peels to cherry-tinted lipsticks, nature’s candy is giving synthetics a serious run for their money.

Birchbox France’s 10 Minute Workout

We’re hoping you’ve already tried out our 10 minute full body workout with Under Armour. Now, you can double your workout session with this totally fun tone-up via our France office. Get moving!

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

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The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Exercise Moves from the Crazy Fit Rockettes

Exercise 1 Marching Bridge<p>Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the ground hip-width apart. Keep your shoulders flat, and keep just a little bit of space between your back and the floor—no arching or tucking. <b>(A)</b> Engage your core, then slowly lift your hips, rolling up through the spine …