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Ways to Debloat in Just One Day

Feeling like you've suddenly turned into the Michelin woman is the opposite of fun. Whether you're actively trying to lose weight or are pleased with your current physique, bloating can completely throw you off. In the worst case scenario, it might send you into a panicked thought spiral about …

Here's Why Your Hamstrings Are Always Tight - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>For years, I’ve been plagued by tight hamstrings. No matter how often I stretch the backs of my thighs or how often I …

Best Workouts for Weight Loss

With the start of the new year comes the onslaught of resolutions filling up your Instagram feed. At the top of everyone's list, according to Google? Weight loss. But hold up: just because everyone around you wants to lose weight doesn't mean you should, too (we happen to like you just the way you …

Exercise

This might be one of the most sensible, scientifically supported diets we've ever seen

Fat is bad for you. Everyone should get six to 11 servings of carbohydrates per day. Burn more calories than you eat and you can lose weight.<p>But it turns out that many of these recommendations don't line up with decades of published research on nutrition.<p>Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard Medical School …

Workouts That Make You Better at Everything

It’s possibly the buzziest term in fitness today. But what does “functional” really mean? “When we’re doing functional training, we’re doing training …

1.6 Million People Have Watched This Video Of A Beautiful Cheesecake Made With Only 3 Ingredients

So fancy it looks like it's from a bakery.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, and cream cheese — …

Insanely Motivating Fitness Girls That Will Inspire You Loss Weight.

You want to loss weight and get fit but you don't want to join a health club -- it's too expensive, there's no gym convenient to you, or maybe you're …

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Breakfast

Extravagant, Experimental, Daringly Down-to-Earth—Sarah Mower Reports on the Couture Shows

Spring haute couture week in Paris—once a sedately dainty affair of flowers, fantasy, and fragrance—this time was more like standing in the middle of a gale of change. Everything in fashion is being tossed up into the air and is swirling around. The week was invaded by the march of the Pre-Fall …

Karl Lagerfeld

The world’s most beautiful markets

Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in beautiful covered halls and markets. Jonathan Glancey describes the best.<p>When it comes to fresh food, there has long been a dividing line between Britain, the United States – or English-speaking countries – and much …

The Best Makeup for Dry Skin: 10 Hydrating Foundations, Blushes, and Lipsticks for a Healthy Glow

If the makeup you once counted on for an instant swipe of color or an all-over healthy glow is no longer packing the same transformative impact, it’s not your imagination. Your canvas may have changed. “We’re all dealing with a lack of hydration,” says the makeup artist <b>Daniel Martin</b> of working with …

Makeup

Valentines on the Runway! 24 Love-Inspired Looks That Stole Our Hearts

Oh, that crazy little thing called love. Not only has it inspired rom-coms, Shakespearean dramas, and pop songs, but it has infiltrated fashion as well. Thanks to designers from Patrick Kelly to <b>Hedi Slimane,</b> it has long been possible to wear your heart on your sleeve, or chest, or around your neck: …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Shop the Spring 2015 Trends: 12 Ways to Get Gingham Style Now

Need a break from your tired winter wardrobe? Meet the romantic, warm-weather cousin of plaid: gingham. The same bucolic pattern of Dorothy’s <i>Wizard of Oz</i> dress was revived on the spring 2015 runways in cheery baby blue short sets at Diane von Furstenberg, in red cinched skirt suits at Altuzarra, …

Clothing

A Cheater’s Guide to Good Hair: 12 Products for Rehabbing Everything from Static Frizz to Split Ends

At this point in the season, you’ve mastered the art of layering (one part Burberry Prorsum sheepskin coat to one part embellished Marni crewneck sweater)—but no matter how smartly dressed, dry winds and frigid temperatures have likely taken a toll on your hair. Whether you’re battling …

Hair Care

Best deals this week: Save over 90% to be a Ruby On Rails master & more [Deals]

Cult of Mac Deals is proud to present the Best Deals Of The Week, where we feature can’t miss products that everyone can benefit from whether at work or at play.<p>Right now, you can save huge sums of cash when you purchase the Ruby on Rails Coding Course, Build-A-Startup Course Bundle, and cool …

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What to Eat After Your Workout to Gain Muscles or Lose Weight

<b>The food you eat after your workout</b> could truly make or break the effort you just did. As much as the snacks you eat before your workout are crucial, …

10 Plank Exercises to Score Sexy Abs Fast

Want to burn calories and find full-body strength while carving out a six-pack? These 10 plank variations can help you get there<p>1. Plank to Pike<p>A<p>B<p>2. …

How to Manage Your Conditioning Program, Part 1

Watch My Video: Optimizing Your Energy Systems Training<p>Despite the vast complexity of the human body and the diversity of specific training goals, …

Make Your DSLR as Portable as Your iPhone

When asked what's the best camera, professional photographers will often say "the one you have with you." That's why iPhones are increasingly being used, even by pros, for photography. But what if there was a way to make DSLRs more portable, so they were always handy? That's the concept behind …

Date Night: The Best Game-Changing Look for Watching Football

If you are already a football fan, that’s terrific—you have a head start on jerseys and a catchy pump-you-up chant. If you aren’t into football? Well, you may have some work to do in the sartorial field. And that doesn’t mean you have to be clad head-to-toe in the home team's garb. “You don’t need …

Saks Fifth Avenue

The Best Dressed Ladies at the 2014 American Music Awards

T-Swift lead the pack.<p>Both onstage and the red carpet, every artist taking up gigabytes on our iPods brought the house down at last night's 2014 American Music Awards. Whether it was in slinky silk numbers or full-on sequins, curves were on parade — and we loved the celebration of sexy. Here are …

Cyber Monday Clothing and Jewelry Deals and Sales

Now that the turkey's been carved and it's officially time to start thinking about holiday shopping, there's nothing better than Cyber Monday deals to get you going. With the focus on online shopping, the clothing and accessory sales might even be <i>better</i> than the ones on Black Friday (a …

How to Pose Like a High Fashion Model

The Rise of Belt Bags

The fanny pack is getting a re-brand.<p>Chalk it up to a branding issue. When you have the word "fanny" in your name and are favored by "tourists," chic isn't usually the word associated with you. The fanny pack has a new moniker though—and a drastically improved rep. The newly coined "waist bag" or …

London Fashion Week

How to Shop Like a Snob in Foreign Cities

Bag Snob's Tina Craig gives us chic tips and tricks on shopping like a pro when abroad.<p>I shop for a living. Whether I'm on vacation or a business trip, it's actually my job to seek out the local goods to report back to our readers. So naturally, I know a thing or two about the best way to get your …