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11 Ways to Have the Prettiest Porch on the Block This Fall

This year, instead of gazing enviously at your neighbor's decked-out porch, make your own home something to be admired. With Fall's rich color palette and focus on striking natural elements, it only takes a few pieces of decor to make your entrance a head turner. We've rounded up the most beautiful …

5 Exotic Places US Citizens Can Visit without a Passport

Many Americans dream of traveling to exotic destinations, long days laying on gorgeous white beaches, and of being immersed in a new culture. Some …

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25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

Some nerves<p>Micro-organism Manet<p>Translucent treasure<p>Modeling Ebola in 3-D<p>Sunny bacteria smorgasbord<p>Painterly tumor tracking<p>Hot chicks of emerald hue<p>The wonderful weave ... of teeth?<p>Color me compulsive<p>Bacteria ready for a close-up<p>Beadwork<p>Gamers play to map the brain<p>What it looks like to …

The Myth of More in Modern Yoga

Even as Yoga explodes in popularity, its essence is being lost.<p>Yoga, an ancient eight-fold practice originally designed to assist sincere spiritual seekers to access deep inner states of meditation and contemplation, seems to have become connected with a pervasive myth that more is better.<p>There is …

Should You Heat It or Ice It?

The right way to ease your aches.<p><i>This article was written by Cindy Kuzma and repurposed with permission from Prevention.</i><p>Like tea or yoga, pain relief comes in more than one temperature. You reach for a bag of frozen peas from the freezer if you twist your ankle. You might even take a clue from your …

How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme …

27 Healthy Desserts You Can Make in a Blender

Soups, sauces, and smoothies are pretty standard fare for a blender. Now, expand the handy kitchen appliance’s repertoire to include dessert! Yep—you …

The Supplements You Should Stay Away From

Natural or not, treatments that are safe for some guys may pose a danger to others<p>You can walk into a drugstore and buy any supplement you’d like. But that doesn’t mean taking it would be a good idea for you—even if your buddy swears by it.<p>Just like prescription meds, a supplement that provides …

19 Holiday Gifts That’ll Earn You Serious Cred with the #FitChicks in Your Life

We've got you covered from #MotivationMonday to #FitnessFriday.

18 Cool New Products to Make You Actually WANT to Work Out

Mixing up a workout routine with a new top here, some post-workout treats there and new goals everywhere is important for staying excited (and committed!) to your fitness. Fresh gear and gadgets to reinvigorate your routine or reward yourself when hitting a new PR go a long way in the results …

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17 gifts that will guarantee a healthier 2016

The holidays are here, and we've got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, cooks and the socially conscious as well as those who are into home décor and amazing experiences. And you'll find even more holiday gift ideas here.<p><b>Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Light</b><p>At …

I Tested 7 Different Fitness Trackers—at the Same Time

See how the products compared to each other.<p>Search for "fitness trackers" on Amazon.com, and you'll get, oh, <i>22,845</i> results. Picking the one you want to spend your hard-earned cash on can seem like a pretty daunting task. <br>Take a deep breath. In the name of helping you avoid fitness-tracker-buyers' …

The Scent Your Dog Loves Most

Here's a neat new scientific finding for dog lovers - did you know your scent activates the pleasure centers in your pet's brain? According to neuroeconomist Gregory Berns of Emory University, who led the study, it's similar to the way the human brain responds to the perfume or cologne of a loved …

6 Celebrity Trainers Share The One Workout Move They Never Skip

<i>By Susan Yara, Glamour</i><p><i>(Photo: Courtesy of Astrid Swan)</i><p>We've all been there: You see an Instagram photo of one of your favorite celebrities after a workout looking super fit, and you think, <i>Who's working that magic?</i> The most likely answer: a personal trainer who is in even better shape than his or …

8 Things I Learned from Living with a Woman I Wasn't Dating

Why do you guys shed so much?!<p>I’ve never lived with a significant other, but I have lived with a woman. Her name is Stephanie.<p>She’s one of my best friends in the world, and from July 2014 to August 2015, we shared a super-janky two-bedroom apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where rats came and went …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

7 Hairstyle Ideas for When You Should Have Washed Your Hair But, Well, You Didn't

Rock an awesome 'do even when you skipped the shampoo

The Healthy Snack Your Sweet Tooth Will Die For

Dessert lovers, unite!<p>I don't know about you, but every day around 3 p.m., I get a pretty serious craving for a snack—and it's usually for something sweet. And then, suddenly, I've torn through half a sleeve of cookies like I haven't eaten in days...and I'm well on my way to a stomach ache. Let's …

6 Legitimate Reasons to Get Boozy When You’re on a Diet

Yup, you read that right.<p><i>This article was written by Meghan Rabbit and provided by our partners at</i> Eat Clean<i>.</i><p>Talk to any dietitian about proven ways to drop a few pounds and hitting the sauce—whether it's béchamel or brandy—isn't likely to be among his or her suggestions. However, your next happy …

9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid

Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. We've even got all-star alternatives to help you train smarter

8 New (and Even More Delish) Smoothies That Will Help You Lose Weight

Don't juice; just drink these.

Incredibly Sexy Photos Of Trill Yoga Will Inspire You To Get It 'Om'

Namaste.<p>The slang word "trill" is a combination of the words "true" and "real," and those hip to trendy vernacular use it to validate someone's awesomeness and authenticity. So, when we spotted the hashtag #TrillYoga, we knew we were in for a treat.<p>In fact, a quick search of the hashtag on …

How to Tell if a Nutrition Bar Is Actually Healthy

Not all packaged bars are created equal.<p>You've probably heard that in March 2015 the FDA sent a warning letter to KIND Snacks. The agency's main beef with some of the company's bars? They call themselves "healthy"—even though certain flavors contain more than 2.5 grams of saturated fat. (The FDA's …

Why You Should Do Yoga With Your Dog, And How To Start

Your dog loves long walks on the beach, chasing after squirrels and his tail and going on a jog with you. Why not shake up his routine with a little bit of yoga?<p>Both you and your pooch will benefit from practicing the mindfulness-based exercise together. With "doga," you'll improve your posture and …

The 25 Most Popular Healthy Recipes on Pinterest

Repin 'em now, make 'em later.<p><i>By Lizzie Fuhr for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you spend hours scouring Pinterest for the most delicious healthy recipes out there, it's time to spend some time checking out the following delicious dinners—each of these healthy meals have been pinned thousands of times!<p>Whether …

10 Tips to Get Out of a Running Slump

It happens to the best of us. One minute, running gives us all the great things we could ever hope for: a sense of peace, happiness, the runner's high, the finish line glory, the I love to run feeling that makes us want to lace up and head out the door every day. You see the knowing look on other …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

30 Things Every Self-Respecting Food Lover MUST Eat in Her Lifetime

Our travel playbook will satisfy both your wanderlust and inner foodie.<p>Anthony Bourdain had the right idea: When traveling, food shouldn't be an afterthought. More people (nearly 40 million) have caught on and are planning trips around epic meals, rather than settling for crappy theme-park corn …

5 Watermelon Smoothies That Taste Like Summer

Drink up!<p>If there were a scale for thirst-quenching fruits, watermelon would be off the charts—it's more than 90 percent water! Want to make the most of this juicy fruit while it's in season? Blend it up in one of the best-looking smoothies we found on Instagram this week:<p>Strawberry + watermelon + …