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10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

The Best Summer Hors D'oeuvres

The next time you've got a bash to attend, whip up these delicious cherry and goat-cheese crostinis<p>The summer season is short, so cherish its gifts—like delicious, ripe cherries. Top off a goat cheese crostini with these sweet fruits and become the most popular chef in the neighborhood.<p>Set oven …

How to Look Hot After a Workout

No time to shower after your sweat session? These tips will keep you looking (and smelling!) fresh<p><b>Mop It Up</b> Spritz an oily hairline with dry shampoo, then flip your head upside down and spray underneath. Massage in, then blast just your hairline and crown with a blow-dryer on high heat. Alterna …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are an easy way to eat more fruit. Give these five under-300-calorie concoctions a whirl, and sip your way to a slimmer body<p>Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose …

Build a Tasty Salad

Toss the boring bed of lettuce and try these healthy, exciting ingredients<p>Most salad eaters eventually come to a point where the sight of a lettuce leaf puts their taste buds in a coma. "People often use the same boring ingredients, topped with a heavy, calorie-filled dressing. But it doesn't have …

The 11 Weirdest Celebrity Beauty Secrets

You’ll never believe which celeb uses kitty litter to exfoliate! Find out who—and if it works!<p>Celebs are known for their indulgent red-carpet primping routines—but do kitty litter and beer qualify as beauty products? We asked the experts to find out which tricks have scientific backing, and which …

15 Signs You’re on a Juice Cleanse

The good, the bad, and the very, very cranky<p>You have to pass on those killer stilettos because you can't afford any splurges after dropping so much money on all those juices.<p>You realize that you've been giving your coworker scary eyes for the past 10 minutes because she's eating lunch at her …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

What It's Like to be a Widow

Get a sneak peek at the new novel The Affairs of Others<p>Get a sneak peek at the new novel <i>The Affairs of Others</i><p><i>Every month, Scoop hosts our 60-second book club, where we invite you to take a quick peek inside a buzzed-about new book and let us know what you think. This month’s pick:</i> The Affairs of …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Easy Eating Plan for Weight Loss

A 1,500-calorie eating plan designed to help you stay trim and satisfied

Print It: The Look Better Naked 2-Day Cleanse Diet

This short and sweet cleansing diet will help you get on the road to faster weight loss<p>What are you doing this weekend? Ready to look better naked? The best way to get into the groove of a new approach to eating is by experiencing early results. And you will—with this 2-day plan by dietitian Keri …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

8 Sinful-Sounding, Low-Calorie Muffin Recipes

If you’re trying to eat a clean and healthy diet, muffins may be on your off-limits list. The packaged varieties at the grocery store are often made with white flour and contain boatloads of sugar. Plus, a large three-inch treat has approximately 550 calories!But your sweet tooth is bound to beckon …

Best Drinks For Your Health

The five best alcoholic drinks to boost immunity, bust stress and more<p><b>All these cocktail recipes start with a master plan:</b>Use this recipe for each cocktail--just swap in a different liquor and spice. <b>Step 1:</b> Make a spice-infused simple syrup. In a pan over medium heat, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup …

12 Surprising Facts About the Male Body

Bizarre but totally interesting details about his anatomy<p>Can't imagine what it's like to be a guy? Now you don't have to wonder—or ask him to explain why he likes it rougher than you do. Just read on for everything you never knew about the male physique.<p>The Average Erect Penis Is 5.57 Inches …

12 Pieces Of Gear That Will Make Your Home Gym Epic

Bye, stanky gym locker rooms.<p>It’s almost too easy to come up with excuses to skip the gym: It’s too far away, it smells like B.O. and dirty socks, too many people are mirror flexing for Instagram, the meatheads in the weight room are too intimidating… If you’re actively looking for a reason to bail …

10 New Sunscreen Secrets

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about protecting yourself from damaging rays, we uncovered some sneaky sun-care truths

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 …

17 Delicious Grilling Tips

Cookout connoisseurs reveal their best BBQ tips<p>Face it: It’s not <i>that</i> hard to prepare a meal over an open flame (cave men did it, after all). But while anyone can fire up the grill, there’s a big difference between serving up a tender, juicy burger and a shriveled-up hockey puck. To grill like a …

The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

Chowing down heartily in the AM might be the key to losing weight<p>There’s a new reason to eat breakfast—and to make it a big one. Eating half your daily calories in the morning might help you lose weight more efficiently, according to new Israeli research published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>.<p>For the …

Is Hot Yoga Safe?

Read this before your next sweaty session<p>If your opinion of hot yoga involves hundreds of spandex-clad yogis pushing and twisting their bodies to the point of heat exhaustion and dehydration in some sort of mystical sweat lodge somewhere, you aren’t alone. Hot yoga, usually practiced in a room …

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Get firmer, stronger, sexier arms and shoulders with this fast-acting circuit workout<p>The heat of summer is right around the corner, and that means breaking out the essentials: sundresses, tanks, and lots of skin. If your arms aren't ready to see the light just yet, don't freak. New York City …

Eating Well: The Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat these ultimate workout foods for a better workout and better results<p>Whole Grain Bagels<p>Bagels are one of the best foods to eat before a workout. Never mind Dr. Atkins—carbs deliver a steady flow of energy over time rather than one big burst. "Not the simple ones, because they wind you up and …

5 Smoothies That Make You Look and Feel Awesome

Make one of these tasty health-boosters today<p>If you aren't a smoothie addict already, you will be after you try these recipes. And if you're already harboring a serious smoothie habit? There are just two words for you: You're welcome.<p><b>Matcha Green Tea Frappe</b> <br>Matcha green tea is loaded with …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress

Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.