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Women's Health

Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>These aren't your …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.

Workouts

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.

Are Breweries the New Yoga Studios?

A new breed of yoga classes combines happy hour with hero pose<p>You love yoga, and you love having drinks with friends—and now, a hot new yoga trend lets you do both at (almost) the same time. Recently, breweries across the country have started teaming up with yoga instructors to offer hybrid classes …

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

Some stars prettify themselves in very odd ways. Experts weigh in on which celebrity beauty tricks to try—and which to skip

15 Signs You’re on a Juice Cleanse

The good, the bad, and the very, very cranky

Stand Up for Flat Abs

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 abdominal workout, created by Bernardo Coppola, a celebrity personal trainer in …

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

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 (when necessary) every other …

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

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 Tom Holland, author of <i>Beat the Gym</i>. In fact, researchers found that women who did …

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!<p>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><br>Use this recipe for each cocktail--just swap in a different liquor and spice.<p><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

Create the Perfect Home Gym

All the gym equipment you need to have a kick-ass home workout

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

10 Healthy Desserts

Go ahead, enjoy something sweet. These healthy desserts are less than 150 calories per serving

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

Master the grill with secrets from the pros on how to boost flavor, lighten up, and stay safe this summer

The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

Chowing down heartily in the AM might be the key to losing weight<p>[[{"type":"media","fid":"809801","attributes":[]}]]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 …

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

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 personal trainer Hannah Davis has a plan that will get you toned and tight in plenty of …

Eating Well: The Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat these ultimate workout foods for a better workout and better results

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

<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 damn effective? Because it hits your entire core—not just your ab muscles but the muscles that …