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The 5 Best Summer Foods to Detox and Lose Weight

Tasty in-season eats that will make you AND your swimsuit happy<p>Foods always taste better when they're in-season—and luckily, a lot of summer-y foods are also great for your waistline. We checked in with Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., a senior dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, to find …

7 Fascinating Facts About Your Muscles

Because knowledge is (muscle) power, people

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

A.K.A., the answer to your skin-care prayers<p>Women would do just about anything to reduce the appearance of their pores. In fact, in a recent Harris Poll sponsored by L’Oreal, 23 percent of women said they would give up their favorite cocktails for a whole year just to have smaller pores. …

7 Essential Strategies to Be SO MUCH BETTER at Falling Asleep Fast

Don't just dream about a good night's rest—get it.<p>If you've ever had trouble sleeping (falling asleep, staying asleep, or falling back asleep), then you know the misery and anxiety attached to not getting a full night of shuteye. No longer. Use these 7 genius strategies to make sure that you're out …

Bicep Curls and Other Exercises You Might Be Doing Wrong

The problem with weightlifting and resistance training -- although both are effective ways to incorporate strength training in your exercise routine -- is that a lot of exercises are easy to mess up, especially if you're working with heavy weight.<p>If you're not familiar with proper form for the …

I discovered the best flour for homemade pizza. My kid and dogs agree it is awesome.

I bake a lot of pizza. I have a seven year old daughter. I'm also a type A obsessive personality, and I work hard, obsessively so, to perfect what I …

The Best Strength Training for Women

You may be missing out on the best body shaper exercises out there<p>Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more iron. Not in your diet—in your hands. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a mere 21 …

7 Things No One Ever Told You About Caffeine

For starters, you're probably consuming it a lot more often than you think.<p>Ready for a jolt? According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 80 percent of adults in the United States consume caffeine on a daily basis, and they take in an average of 200 milligrams (the equivalent of two …

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

My No. 1 Tip for Good Karma

How many times have you passed someone in a hallway -- maybe a person you have seen many times at work but don't really know -- and said "hello"?<p>At 6:45 a.m. on Monday mornings, in a semi-deserted hospital hallway, I do this all the time.<p>The responses I get are, shall we say, interesting?<p>Sometimes, …

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

How common it is, how it happens... and how to banish it, as well as you can<p>Ah, cellulite. Like your nosy aunt, it's annoying—but also a nearly unavoidable part of life. Anybody can develop this pesky skin situation: It appears when collagen fibers that bind fat to the skin stretch and tear, …

The Secret of Waking Up Early

Early morning is the best time to do creative work, to exercise, to meditate and to get a head start on the proceedings of the day. You can get a lot done during those early hours because it's almost completely distraction-free time.<p>But still people don't make use of this wonderful time because …

Time Management

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

How To Get Rid of Ants Naturally: Both House Ants AND Carpenter Ants

<b>Learn how to Get Rid of Ants Naturally!</b><p><b>I take pride in my advanced detective skills,</b> and I apply them to almost everything including: figuring out …

Cleaning

Hack Your Workspace: Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Happiness at Work

Americans are obsessed with home décor and design. In 2013 U.S. furniture and bedding sales reached $98 billion. Home decor is the number one industry driving the growth of the popular image-sharing site Pinterest. In 2013, HGTV had more average viewers than The Food Network.<p>During a typical work …

10 Common Habits That Hurt Your Skin

Cut them out ASAP for skin that really glows.<p><i>By Meirav Devash for Refinery29</i><p>Like all medical professionals, dermatologists subscribe to the Latin proverb "primum non nocere," or "first, do no harm." But, when it comes to your beauty routine, sometimes derms really, really want to smack you upside …