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4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to cues we send it all day with the wrong foods. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes your cravings almost irresistible. But if you tune …

What's Better For Your Skin: Face Wipes or Cleansers?

<b>The answer:</b> Both options are effective for removing makeup, dirt, and oil, says Green. "The wipes are certainly more convenient. But in reality, a cleanser with water probably works much better to actually clean your skin."<p>That said, they're perfect to keep in your purse or gym bag to remove makeup …

8 delicious summer foods that are good for you, too

Farmers markets are brimming with beautiful, ripe produce for the picking, local foods are flooding the supermarket, and it's finally time for juicy berries and stone fruits to take center stage.<p>With only a few short weeks before we say goodbye to summer's superstars, don't miss the benefits of …

5 Healthy Foods That Have More Fat Than a Doughnut

<b>Half an Avocado</b><br>Each half of this fruit comes with 15 grams of fat—but 10 of those grams are monounsaturated fats, which improve cholesterol levels. They may also prevent the accumulation of belly fat, according to a study published in <i>Diabetes Care</i>.<p><b>Two Tablespoons Peanut Butter</b><br>If you limit yourself …

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

Intuition vs. Impulse

Sometimes a breakfast conversation goes deep. One minute you're smiling, enjoying your doughnut, and the next you're trying not to let coffee sputter out of your open mouth because your jaw is on the table. In a surprisingly intense discussion with my friend the other morning, I listened to him …

Serious Salt Confusion: New Research On How Much Salt You Should Eat

Three new papers published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> look at the cardiovascular risks of salt consumption, with some research saying too …

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly discussed dealing with addiction and depression throughout his life. Our society still stigmatizes depression, a mental illness that, according to the …

Mental Health

Be Seen, Loved, Appreciated and Valued for Who You Really Are

For the majority of my life I felt like people didn't see me.<p>When I was younger and in school, it was feeling like I had no real friends (I really only had a few sporadically), like people were always more "into" or interested in everyone else, or like no one cared about really knowing me deeply, …

Positive Thinking