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The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

8 Natural Ways to Feel More Energized

For when you’d rather not reach for a cup of coffee<p>FACT: 56 percent of women rely on coffee to rise and shine in the morning, according to a 1,008-person poll sponsored by the natural products company ChromaDex. Not super surprising considering modern women are so exhausted, but you don’t have to …

How Much Weight Can You REALLY Lose In One Week?

<b>The answer:</b> In general, when you’re pulling out all the stops, you’re probably not going to be able to lose more than three or four pounds a week. Granted, this stat varies depending on your baseline factors, including your starting weight (people who begin at a higher weight tend to see more …

What Exercises Should You Avoid During That Time of Month?

<b>The answer:</b> Yes. Generally speaking, working out during your period is a good thing, because exercise helps relieve period-related annoyingness like anxiety, fatigue, and headaches. But there’s one outlier: yoga.<p>Now, don’t get us wrong—most of the moves in yoga are totally fine to do when you have …

6 Sneaky Reasons Your Breath Stinks

Some of the most common causes of bad breath are the most obvious ones. You know it's time to brush when you've had some particularly garlicky shrimp scampi or you practically breathe fire first thing in the morning.<p>But there are some surprising causes of bad breath, known to science-y types as …

6 Moves For A Stronger Butt

<i>By Jay Cardiello for Shape.com</i><p>Busy as you are, you do have time to get your butt in gear -- literally. This ultra-fast workout is so effective because it attacks the three muscles that make up your derrière -- the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus --<p>and works them from 360 …

11 Ways To Burn Calories With Holiday Cheer

It’s hard to stay trim during the holidays, what with all the sweet treats and hot chocolate. But don’t feel too sluggish. You can still get a …

The Super-Quick Fat-Burn Workout

Exercise 1 Lunge Run<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>. Step back and lower into a reverse lunge, then pump your arms like you're running for three to five seconds, keeping your core tight <b>(b)</b>. Press through your front heel to return to standing, then quickly repeat on the …

Easy Ways to Lose Weight

<b>Ditch the guilt:</b> Recent research shows beating yourself up about eating something indulgent can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Instead, look at treating yourself as a celebratory—not shame-inducing—event.<p><b>Ignore the scale:</b> Numbers go up and down and stall in a plateau all the time, which can do …

5 Celeb Diets That DON'T Work

<b>Biotyping</b><br>The BMA also tears down this diet, which Boy George credited with his recent weight loss. It's all about spot-reducing fat by eating certain foods based on your specific hormone type. Sounds great—but unfortunately it's 100 percent bogus. It's impossible to target your weight loss to a …

Weight Loss Tips

The 9 Most Helpful Weight-Loss Tips of 2013<p>Check out the most fascinating science-based tricks from the past year<p>From the <i>no-way!</i> to the <i>say-what!?</i><i>,</i> we kept you posted on the weight-loss news of 2013. Now we've rounded up the most brilliant tricks from the past 12 months so you can take them with you …

Ways to Relax

• <b>Sip Green Tea:</b> Instead of turning purple with rage, get green with a cup of herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip.• <b><br>Nosh on Chocolate:</b> Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your …

Holiday Outfits for Any Shaped Women

The Best Party Looks for Your Body Shape<p>This holiday season, embrace the sizzling and versatile separates that show off your best features<p>Whether you're curvy, pear, straight, or athletic, we've got some seriously adorable and head-turning looks for you. Besides: It's so much easier to feel super …

Do, Re, Mi, Fa-get the Piano Lessons: Music May Not Make You Smarter

Music can soothe the soul and speed along creativity, but it won’t, according to researchers from Harvard, boost intelligence.<p>“More than 80 percent …

Wear Wedding Dress Again

Apparently, Keira Knightley is not most women.<p>When she tied the knot this past May, she wore a knee-length blush strapless Chanel dress that she had seemingly first donned in 2008, according to People StyleWatch. And now it appears she's slipped it on again—Keira wore a very familiar looking ruched …

running injury prevention

Meanwhile, the runners who rotated between multiple pairs of running shoes (3.6 sets of kicks, on average) during the study had a 39 percent lower risk of injury. Researchers say the protective effect is due to mixing up the impact running has on your body. Shoe design influences your stride and …

7 Ways to Sneak a Bit More Health and Fitness Into Your Daily Routine

<b>Step it up</b><br>Find a set of bleachers for an awesomely butt-lifting stadium workout. Hit the stairs by sprinting up and jogging or walking down. As you go up, pitch your body forward slightly, pump your arms, and shift your weight to the balls of your feet. Slow your speed—and watch your step—on the …

The 12 Days Of Fitness

We've found the ultimate holiday season workout, and we're kind of obsessed.<p>Presenting, the <b>12 Days Of Fitness</b>:<p>As you can see, it's an accumulating circuit. Start on day one with a one-minute plank, and add on a new exercise each day until you finish on day 12 by performing all 12 moves. You'll …

The 8 Best Apps For A Calm, Focused Mind

There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus and get things done -- and to carve out quiet time for ourselves.<p>At work, we can go for hours without stepping away from the computer, instead …

Cure menstrual cramps instantly

The result? Women who took sildenafil citrate experienced more relief than the placebo group up to four hours after the drug was taken—and no side effects were reported. "We hypothesize that this drug helps relax blood vessels—which flush out substances that cause menstrual pain—faster than other …

How Your Horoscope Can Affect Your Weight (Seriously!)

To see whether beliefs about fate affect people's odds of gaining weight, the scientists recruited 180 shoppers and instructed them to plug their zodiac signs into a horoscope website. Regardless of their sign, study participants were told, "This is not a favorable day for you" and were then asked …

The 3 Magic Words That Create Great Conversations

<i>Photo credit: Shandi-lee Cox</i><p>We all know great conversations when we find ourselves in one. We find an area of common interest with another human being and the dialogue just flows. But these moments don't come along as often as we like. With a stranger, we don't know where to begin. And in a …

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The Up-Against-the-Wall Workout

Exercise 1 Shoulder Climbers<p>This one’s a real back blaster, from shoulders to glutes to hamstrings (with a little quad as well). <b>(A)</b> Squat down, back to the wall. <b>(B)</b> Roll your shoulders back and up, while you press slowly up with your legs—your aim is to “climb” the wall, with your upper body …

How to Remove Sparkly Nail Polish Without Destroying Your Nails

A very seasonal FYI<p>Shutterstock<p>Confession: I am a grown adult woman, and I love love love sparkly things. For me, that means the month of December is a magical (if not slightly confusing) time, because it suddenly becomes socially acceptable to accessorize sequins with glitter with rhinestones. We …

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8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows

Well, wonder no more! Read on to find out 8 fun, odd facts about eyebrows. You’ll never look at yours the same way again!<p><b>1. They’re designed to help us see.</b><br>The real function of our brows (aside from making us look glam, of course) is to keep moisture out of our eyes when it’s raining or when we …

10 Reasons to Work Out

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look<p>Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best in those adorable gym selfies you …

How To Suppress Hunger

Wheeling Jesuit University researchers had volunteers sniff the scent of peppermint oil every two hours for five days straight. At the end of the study, the volunteers reported feeling significantly lower levels of hunger, and they also took in 3,485 fewer calories over the course of the week than …

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

9 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress<p>Try these tricks for a little less "bah, humbug" and a lot more festive fun this season<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year. And the most stressful. Use these tips and tricks to survive the season and boost your holiday cheer.<p>Stressor 1: Finding the Right Gift<p>Giving …

Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts

9 Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts<p>How to look flawless even when you have ZERO time<p>If your daily hair and makeup regimen rivals Beyonce’s, it’s time to lighten your load: An overblown beauty routine could be making you late in the morning and keeping you up longer at night. Use these time-saving tricks …