Vanessa Pope

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7 Things That Make Men Happy

The dating game can be a struggle in general, but even more so when reality doesn’t meet the same expectations your guy has of you. It’s no news that …

How To Deal With Loose Skin After an Extreme Weight Loss

How loose your skin gets after losing weight depends on several factors: how much weight you've lost, how old you were when you lost the weight, how many times you've lost and gained the weight back, and how quickly you lost it (the faster you lose it, the less time your skin has to tighten …

10 Best Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol - How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

1 of 12<p>About Cholesterol<p>First, a quick explainer: Cholesterol is a waxy substance that travels through your bloodstream, but not all of it is bad. …

Nutrition

Muscle Building Foods: Eat Your Way to a Perfect Body

Eating the proper foods is paramount for muscle growth. To build muscle you need high quality protein sources that are low in saturated fat, complex …

7 Things You'll Love About Being Married

Marriage is amazing for so many reasons, not the least of which is that you get to spend the rest of your life with the man or woman you love. But there are way more reasons to celebrate than just being able to wake up each morning beside your loved one's pretty face. Here are seven other things …

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

<b>1. Make friends with your scale.</b> 
If you want to lose weight, think of your scale as a friend, not a foe. Weigh yourself once a day, first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom and getting undressed (water weight and clothing can throw off the number). Track your results, and stay …

Create Higher Protein Versions of Common Foods For More Diet Success

Sometimes, it's hard to get enough protein without feeling like you need to eat an entire antelope. Instead of raiding the fridge and eating 10 meals …

Writing Love Letters to Boyfriend, Husband

Whether you're in a relationship that, if it were a vehicle, would still have that delicious new-car smell or you've been with your love for years, this tip could make things even better. In a world where technology can so easily wreak havoc on relationships, romantic and otherwise (sending a naked …

The Most Flattering Eyeliner Look for Your Eye Shape

<b>Monolid Eyes</b><br>"Monolid eyes tend to be small, so people tend to try to make them look 'bigger by faking a crease,'" says Maki. She doesn't advise this. "It looks good in a photograph, but in real life, it's too much," she says. "So you really just need a very simple line to enhance the coolness of …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

How to Lose Belly Fat at Any Age

Metabolic slowdown is a real thing. It's due to your muscle mass declining—by up to eight percent each decade after age 30 and up to 10 percent after the big 5-0. "You lose about a half pound of lean muscle every year in your twenties, thirties, and forties, and once you hit your fifties, you lose …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Researchers interviewed 732 married couples between the ages of 57 and 85 and found that those who reported having little to no sex reported lower levels of marriage satisfaction. The more often couples reported getting busy, the happier and more positive they said they felt about their marriages. …

Who Should—And Who Shouldn't—Take Vitamin D

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. “It’s the wild, wild west,” says Dr. JoAnn …

Fat-Burning Workout Finisher

Performing slow, controlled exercises that zero in on your hips and shoulder muscles—like you do in the finisher shown in the above video—can also increase your calorie burn and provide a great challenge to cap your workout, he says. That’s because those two groups contain some of the most …

How to Escape the Mindless Eating Trap

Mindless eating is that eating that happens outside of our awareness, like when we finish the basket of tortilla chips without even realizing it, or keep returning to the kitchen on autopilot to keep trimming off one more slice of brownie, or finish our huge restaurant serving just because it's …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …