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A Low-Impact Barre Workout That Targets Your Core and Butt

Despite the fact that barre workouts are inspired by ballet, you definitely don’t have to be a dancer to do them. This low-impact sequence doesn’t …

The 20-Minute Pilates-Barre Workout That Sculpts Lean Muscles

Lottie Murphy's Grokker barre workout will help you strengthen and lengthen every muscle.

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

Weight Loss

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7 Full-Body Workouts to Jumpstart Your Week

At the start of the new year, we found ourselves reaffirming our health and food goals and knocking out our fitness resolutions. Now that we’re a few weeks into the new year, we’re remembering just how hard it can be to squeeze regular exercise into our plans. Fortunately, there are sweat sessions …

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4 Tiny (Yet Crazy Effective) Barre Moves for Strong, Sexy Abs

Activate your core in a whole new way with super targeted moves from trendy ballet and Pilates-inspired studio Pop Physique<p>First, we brought you Pop …

4 Dance-Inspired Bodyweight Moves You Can Do Anywhere

Fact: Burpees, push-ups, mountain climbers, and planks are all great bodyweight moves that can whip you into shape in no time. Another fact? …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

But there's hope, and it may come in the form of a simple exercise tool: the foam roller. A foam roller is an inexpensive length of, typically, closed cell foam that’s six to nine inches in diameter and anywhere from a foot to four feet long. You guide your body over the roller back and forth, …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

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The Easiest Thing You Can Do for Weight Loss and Longevity

I had a patient not too long ago who struggled to lose weight. A quick look at her food journal revealed why. To save calories, she skipped breakfast and simply sipped on coffee or one of those "skinny lattes" that actually contain a good bit of sugar.<p>She's not alone. "I hate breakfast," many …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

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Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Workouts

11 Google Now Easter Eggs on Your Android Phone

Google Now is the company's voice command application, much like Apple's Siri. Like many Google services, programmers and designers hid a number of …

11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots

Do you ever go on such an epic internet rant you just feel you’ve run out of words with which to hammer your enemies? Do you want to up your game …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

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Exercise and Fitness Tips: How to Burn Easter-Candy Calories

Easter comes with pretty baskets filled with eggs and tons and tons of candy-color...well, <i>candy</i>.<p>And while eating some sweet stuff is a definite "do," it's kind of interesting to see how those yummy, sugary treats clock in, exercise-wise. TOPS Club Inc. came up with how long you need to do certain …

Respecting the Past and Embracing the Future: Lessons From Downton Abbey

As a therapist in D.C., I have worked with many clients struggling to adapt to the Internet revolution and its transformation of the print industry. D.C. is obviously a career-driven town, with many journalists, writers and researchers who must figure out how to make their professional way in this …

Style: Fashion Trends, Beauty Tips, Hairstyles & Celebrity Style News

Need a dress for spring? In the market for a shimmering caftan? We've got you.<p>They're warm, fuzzy and affordable: What's not to love?<p>One of these …

15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have …

Good News For Coffee Lovers

Java may help perk you up in more ways than one, according to a new study<p>Can’t start your day without a few cups of Joe? That might not be such a bad thing: Frequent coffee drinkers have a 53 percent lower risk of suicide than people who don’t drink it at all, according to new research published in</i> …

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10 Old English Words You Need to Be Using

If you learn just ten old words this month, let them be these, from Mark Forsyth's <i>The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the</i> …

Is Coffee an Anti-Aging Superfood?

Drinking coffee could help lengthen your life, according to some studies. That's right, coffee joins dark chocolate and wine as an anti-aging …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

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Scientists Go Medieval To Solve Ancient Leprosy Puzzle

Look through a series of 15th-century woodcuts, and you'll find that the leper is as much an icon of medieval art as the crown or the cross.<p>Leprosy was so common in Europe during the Middle Ages that it's estimated 1 in 30 people was infected with the bacteria. But by the turn of the 16th century, …

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