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5 Easy Ways to Get Happy Fast

Pursuing your dreams can have its challenges and sometimes be very emotional. However, it's important to stay focused on your goals and put your mind on the positive to fuel your drive to achieve. Guard your thoughts and emotions by intentionally taking action to keep your spirits high. In my …

Can Fish Oil Combat Junk Food’s Effect?

You stay on track with your diet during the week, but the weekend comes with its own set of temptations. A night out with the guys or kicking back …

Your Medication Can Kill You!

You probably already know that what you do know about your medicine could kill you. You may not know that what you don't know could do so as well. Hold that somber thought -- we'll get back to it.<p>You, and I, and everyone else has seen those direct-to-patient drug ads that Big Pharma runs on …

The Easiest Way to Slash Your Fat Intake

There’s a new way to boost flavor and cut fat at the same time<p>There’s a reason fried food tastes amazing: It’s chock-full of fat. But new research suggests there’s a way to boost flavor without fat—and save a whole lot of calories in the process. Low-fat meals flavored with spices taste just as …

Food

4 Hot Foreplay Moves PERFECT For Summer

It's hot outside… and hotter in your bedroom<p>Hot and bothered is sexy. So hot you might pass out? Not so much. Use these hot sex tips to enjoy scorchin' foreplay without overheating.<p><b>Give Him A Frosty Lick</b>Yes, it's cliché—but ice is a romp-time necessity for a reason: Putting some in your mouth …

Relationships

The 15-Minute Body-Weight Workout

This fresh routine is ready to roll wherever you go<p>Ah, summer: long days at the beach, cocktails rimmed with salt, and—most important—a break from everyday life. But it can also mean staying in cramped hotel rooms and deciding between packing your running shoes or those cute wedges in your carry-on.<p>…

Workouts

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Immune System

How Many Cups Of Coffee Per Day Are Too Many?

That morning cup of Joe is a daily, practically sacred ritual for many of us. A large body of research has confirmed that a coffee habit is perfectly fine for most people, and may even have some health benefits – from fighting depression in women to lowering the risk of stroke and prostate …

Keeping the Junk Out of Your Life

While you may hate to admit it, diet and nutrition play major roles in staying slim. When beginning an exercise regimen or weight-maintenance program, you might have the motivation to make it to the gym once or twice a day in an effort to keep the extra pounds away, but will fall short when it …

Banish Bad Energy From Everyday Life

Nature designed us as social creatures -- we were meant to mingle, communicate constantly, and connect with each other on so many levels. It should come as no surprise, then, that in going about our everyday routines, we come into contact with hundreds of different energies: speaking with friends …

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 …

Nutrition

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Workouts

14 Days of Summer, A Meditation: Day One

<b>Flowers: Desire</b><p>Summer is the season of flowers. We enjoy them for their outrageous beauty. We give them as gifts to show gratitude, love, and appreciation. But why do flowers exist? Why do they bloom in summer? Flowers are nature's way of expressing desire -- the desire to attract pollinators, the …

Can Healthy Appetizers Help You Eat Less?

Why? Beginning your meal with a healthy food that’s rich in fiber and water (like salad greens, for instance) can help fill you up, which means you eat less later on, says study author Nicola Buckland, PhD, a research student at the University of Leed’s Institute of Psychological Sciences. But …

The 6 Biggest Skincare Mistakes

Learn the common beauty habits that sabotage your skin<p>You already know it’s a sin to go to bed without washing your face (right?!), but that’s just one of many common bad habits that can seriously screw with your skin.<p>To determine the most unforgivable beauty mistakes, we talked to board certified …

Skin Care