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The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

The Right Moves For Tight, Toned Glutes

With the boom of barre workouts from coast to coast, many of us have come to equate tushy-toning with tiny, concentrated movements. And, while …

Moments Make a Life

It's easy to put off starting a good habit, or to ignore the unsupportive habit that is already entrenched. Each of these decisions makes a huge difference over a lifetime. As author Annie Dillard says, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Most of us have a choice as to …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Leads Women's Fiction Prize Shortlist

Photo: Lehtikuva OY/REX USA.<p>On most days, we listen to "Flawless" at least once. This is usually while we're getting ready in the morning. We know …

Why Toy Startup GoldieBlox's Historic $4 Million Super Bowl Ad Win Matters

If you paid extra close attention to the commercials during Sunday’s Super Bowl, you’ll have seen a genuinely history-making 30 second spot amid the annual cavalcade of supermodel breasts and beer-drinking bros.<p>Toy startup GoldieBlox, which makes construction and engineering kits for little girls, …

Naughty or Nice: Your Holiday Fitness Game Plan

I love the holidays, I really do. I love the celebration, traditions, and reuniting with loved ones far and wide. I love the time for reflecting, …

Summer Fashion: 8 Outfits for Nighttime

8 Sexy Outfits for Summer Nights<p>Super-simple ways to look effortlessly amazing when the sun goes down this summer<p>Tom Schirmacher<p>Flow Rider<p>A floaty halter dress keeps you cool but sizzles too!<p><b>Diesel</b> dress, $258, diesel.com for stores; <b>Vanessa Mooney</b> bracelet<p>Tom Schirmacher<p>Movers and Shakers<p>For a …

Hazelnut Recipes Are Making Desserts Better(PHOTOS)

For anyone who doubts the hazelnut's place in desserts, let us just say one thing: Nutella. The famous chocolate-and-hazelnut spread is so loved that we not only add it to our muffins but we wear it on our fingers too. We even celebrate this spread as a global holiday. And it's all because of the …

6 Moves for Great Dancer Legs

<b>Squats</b> Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and lower your body a far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees (while keeping your knees above your ankles). Pause, then push through your heels to return to start. Do 20 reps, then turn your toes out (as if you're doing a …

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

Many adults struggle with lactose intolerance and do their best to avoid dairy. There are a lot of misconceptions, however, about the biology behind it and which dairy products are the best and worst. I've compiled some basic information here to hopefully clear up the fundamentals:<p><b>What is lactose,</b> …

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Looking Back: Alessandra Ambrosio

We celebrate Alessandra Ambrosio's 32nd birthday on April 11 by looking back at the supermodel's glamorous style<p>Alessandra Ambrosio's glamorous red carpet style is complemented by her effortlessly chic Brazilian roots. In honor of her 32nd birthday on April 11, we look back at her top fashion …

Proof You Can Wear a Crop Top for Just About Any Occasion

We're taking five summertime events and showing you how to wear the official clothing item of the season—a crop top—to each one. No turning back on your abs exercises now.

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

Best Looks: Alicia Keys

We celebrate Alicia Keys as one of ELLE's Women in Music by looking back at the musician's best red carpet looks.<p>Alicia Keys has made the transformation from aspiring singer-songwriter to a Grammy Award-winning musician and celebrated actress. In honor of her being named one of ELLE's Women in …