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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 …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

What not to do in Buenos Aires

Tango shows are the lazy and overpriced way to see this important part of Buenos Aires culture. Catering to tourists, these shows are grand …

Argentina

50 things to do before you die

<b>1. Set foot on each of the seven continents.</b> Antarctica might seem like a tough one, but here’s how. Once you’ve reached all seven you can truly call …

Travel

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

7 Reasons You NEED to Eat Carbs

They’re not a guilty pleasure—they’re a necessity.<p>When you want to slim down or just eat healthier in general, it’s tempting to try to ditch carbs entirely. After all, we grew up in an Atkins diet-loving world, and its carb-free philosophy somehow managed to stick with us throughout the years. But …

Nutrition

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

How to Defrost Meat in Just 5 Minutes

How does this work? Metal conducts heat, and aluminum in particular is a great conductor of ambient heat—which is actually enough to thaw a steak quickly. The weight from the water also presses the metal on top of the meat, increasing its surface area so it can conduct more heat from the air—all of …

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 …

Fitness

6 Desserts You Can Grill

<i>Get the recipe at Scarletta Bakes.</i><p><b>Grilled Berry Dessert Pizza</b><br>What's better than berries and chocolate? Berries and chocolate (and marshmallow fluff!) drizzled on a grilled pizza. You can adjust the ratio of crust to chocolate to marshmallow to suit your taste.<p><i>Get the recipe at Just a Sliver.</i><p><b>Grilled</b> …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

Here's the incredibly yummy recipe:<p><b>INGREDIENTS:</b> <br>2 avocados<br>3 limes<br>3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk<br>3/4 cup reduced-fat milk<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS:</b> <br>1. Pit and peel the avocados. Add them to the blender, with the milk.<br>2. Zest 2 of the limes into the blender.<br>3. Juice all 3 of the limes.<br>4. Blend.<br>5. Spread the …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Chocolate</b><br>No joke! In one study published in the journal <i>Nutrition</i>, higher chocolate consumption was associated with low abdominal fat. Study authors didn't speculate on the mechanism behind this, but previous research suggests that the antioxidants in dark chocolate may help increase your …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

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Fresh Watermelon Cake

I'm not really sure who came up with the idea for this cake, but I love everything about it. I've seen a few versions floating around the web and …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

The Strength-Training Playlist That'll Help You Sculpt Sexy Summer Muscles

Tone up to these tunes, and you'll never go back to listening to whatever the gym happens to have on again.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, FlyBarre shares one of its latest playlists.</i><p>You're probably used to …

Strength Training

How To Lose Weight Fast | Women's Health

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days<p>Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>Shutterstock<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, …

The Newest Foods on the Latest Dirty Dozen List

<b>"The Clean Fifteen"</b><br>1. Asparagus<br>2. Avocados<br>3. Cabbage<br>4. Cantaloupe<br>5. Cauliflower<br>6. Eggplant<br>7. Grapefruit<br>8. Kiwi<br>9. Mangoes<br>10. Onions<br>11. Papayas<br>12. Pineapples<br>13. Sweet Corn<br>14. Sweet Peas (Frozen)<br>15. Sweet Potatoes<p><b>"The Dirty Dozen"</b><br>1. Apples<br>2. Celery<br>3. Cherry Tomatoes<br>4. Cucumbers<br>5. Grapes<br>6. Nectarines …

Kale-green Apple Smoothie

Kale-green Apple Smoothie from Bon Appetit• 1 peeled, cored green apple<br>• 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice<br>• 1/2 cup chopped, stemmed kale leaves<br>• 1 peeled ripe …

Smoothies

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

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8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

<b>Prevent Sweat Stains and Body Odor</b><br>Mix baking soda with a little bit of water to turn it into a moist paste, then apply it under your arms for an all-natural deodorant.<p><b>Clarify Your Hair</b><br>Every now and then, hair needs some relief from product buildup. Add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo, …

7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

<b>Mistake No. 1: Your Smoothie Skimps on Fiber</b><br>Fiber is as close to a magic weight-loss pill as you're going to get. It's what fills you up to prevent hunger so you end up eating less later in the day. Fruits do offer fiber—but only if you pick the right ones. Bananas are one of the most common …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

Hair Care

5 Crucial Nutrients You've Probably Never Heard Of

<b>Magnesium</b><br>Without proper levels of this mineral, cells can't create energy, muscles can't relax, bones aren't as strong, and more than 300 enzyme reactions that help regulate a network of body functions are impaired. Women younger than 30 need 320 milligrams per day; after 30, the requirement goes …

8 Foods With Surprising Health Benefits

You won't believe the crazy things this grub can do.<p>Whenever you can eat something delicious and boost your health at the same time, it's a very good thing. And while you know, for example, that fiber-packed grub can keep you fuller longer and vitamin C-filled chow amps up your immunity, certain …

38 Simple Food Swaps That Could Change Your Life

<b>1. Cook instead of eating out.</b> Even if you try to eat healthy at a restaurant, that pesky bread bowl or sneaky salad may pack more calories than you planned for. Trust your inner Top Chef skills, and turn on the (skillet) heat. Cooking at home will more likely result in a healthier meal, not to …

Coconut Oil Benefits That Can Make Your Life Better

Oil Pulling<p>Getty Images<p>Tired of Listerine? Try oil pulling!<p>Using coconut oil instead of mouthwash is believed to do a better job of getting rid of …