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These 9 Tips Will Transform Your Warmups

<b>Do It:</b> <b><br>Total-Body Foam Roll</b><br>Starting with your calves, use a foam roller or lacrosse ball on all your major muscle groups—hamstrings, glutes, quads, IT bands, and shoulders—spending more time on sore or tight areas.<p><b>2. Move Your Hips</b><br>Women neglect their hip flexors as much as they neglect their budgets …

7 DIY Exfoliators That Make Your Skin Glow

Bonus points: They're all eco-friendly!<p>For years, the microbead reigned supreme among face and body scrubs—dermatologists loved the perfectly round, tiny plastic ball because it gently eases dead skin cells off your face and neck without overly abrasive scratching or tugging.<p>But recent research has …

7 Things You Should Look For in a Running Shoe

While a good pair can easily set you back $100-plus, making the investment now could save you a boatload later in potential doctors and PT bills. Find our top picks of the year, and be sure your new pair meets the following criteria:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Plenty of Toe Length</b><br>Feet swell when you run, so aim for a …

What Nutritionists Eat When They Only Have 5 Minutes to Prep a Meal

Hear that? It's the sound of all your healthy-eating excuses going out the window.<p>When you're coming home from work and are feeling worn out, taking even half an hour to make a healthy dinner can feel out of the question. Good news: If you've got five minutes, you can mix up something wholesome and …

Walk Run Off the Pounds

The best part? You can print the entire workout plan to take wherever you go.<p><b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>One Walk 10 minutes. Next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. Walk 4 minutes. Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Walk 10 minutes.<br>Next 8 minutes …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Exercise

The truth about post-workout nutrition

There are two simple principles when it comes to building muscle: You must overload them frequently and feed them appropriately. It's great to put in …

Exercise

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Score a Bikini Body Now

It's still not too late to get strong, lean, and sexy, thanks to this metabolism-revving, muscle-sculpting, weight-loss plan<p>MoreHappens every year: You're all gung ho in the beginning of the summer, hitting the gym like it's your job and dutifully counting calories. After all, you have the big …

Weight Loss

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Seven Chicago Street Fests That Are Actually Worth Your Time This Summer

First we rounded up some music fests. Then we rounded up some beer fests. Now, we turn our eyes to street fests—the omnipresent cross between the two.<p>…

Bands

Get Your Rooftop Drink On: 2016 Edition

Warm weather this weekend coaxed Chicagoans out of packed indoor bars and onto the rooftops—likely just as packed, but a whole lot breezier. We …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

5 Mistakes We Made With Our Wedding Invitations

Traditional wedding etiquette books will tell you that you should send your wedding invitations six to eight weeks before your wedding. Like most …

13 Pretty Ways to Wrap Your Bouquet

We're talking about that pretty piece of fabric, twine or lace that keeps the stems of your flowers tidy. Your bouquet wrap can be sentimental (like …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

Back to Basics: 11 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.<p>Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of …

Here’s What You Need To Know Before Making A Wedding Candy Bar

We don't have to tell you how much fun candy bars are (and they make a pretty awesome photo op, too!), but pulling off a beautiful display is not as …

We Wore Forever 21 Makeup, And This Is What Happened

Not only can you buy statement tees and slouchy cardigans at Forever 21, you can now shop their full makeup collection.<p>Looking at the packaging, we assumed this was a new high-end brand, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the store's name written across the black cases. Since we didn't really …

Download and Print These 10 Pretty Wedding Projects

There's a ton of amazing DIY wedding design that you can accomplish with just a printer and paper. The extra details like bride and groom chair signs …

Make Your Own Custom Envelopes In 3 Steps

The unexpected pop of pattern on the inside of an envelope is a fun surprise for the recipient and an easy DIY wedding project for you. After you …

This Backyard Wedding Had Some Of The Coolest Flowers We’ve Ever Seen

Facebook tells us how we talk about each other

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>As it has been doing a lot of lately, the Facebook data science team released another study on Friday highlighting a …

London will test smart crossing system to keep pedestrians safe

Sure, pedestrian detection tech for cars is already in the works, but the city of London wants to keep people even safer by equipping its crossings with a bunch of sensors and devices. London Mayor Boris Johnson just announced that the city will try out a smart crossing system, which he claims has …

How you use Facebook can indicate how likely you are to have an eating disorder

<b>Problem:</b> Posting photos on Facebook allows us to present an idealized version of our lives—our dinners well-plated, our friends always smiley. We can also only post the pictures of ourselves in which we look the most beautiful, and untag the ones we don’t like. And this distorts reality.<p>As a new …

Social Media

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these new …

Snacks

New HTC One dual-lens camera shown off in detailed leak

Leaked images and videos of the HTC One's successor are a dime a dozen, so we've already seen every possible nook and cranny of the device. Why, then, are we reporting on the latest find by @evleaks? It gives us the closest and clearest look of HTC's rumored dual-lens camera setup so far, which is …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

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