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DIY Dim Sum: How to Make Authentic Soup Dumplings at Home

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

Food & Dining

What Women Really Think About Sex After Marriage

"Believe me, if I were still single right now, I'd want to be married too. I am so much happier with my husband and family."<p>The media depicts sex after marriage as this pretty bleak affair for both genders: men supposedly want more of it, women never have orgasms, etc. In this week's "Sex Talk …

Relationships

A Super-Simple Strength Routine to Soothe Your Aching Back

When dealing with an aching back, the last thing you feel like doing is a workout, I know. But when it comes to back pain, gentle exercise really is …

5 Different Lunges to Try

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!<p>Your basic lunges aren’t cutting it anymore<p>Just like you shouldn't eat the same foods at every meal, you shouldn't do the same old lunges every time you work out. Sure, they're convenient and easy, but so is fast food—and you know that doesn't do your body any favors. So …

The Quiet Workout: A Killer Home Routine That Won’t Annoy Your Neighbors

Between an insane work or school schedule, a freak thunderstorm, and crowded locker rooms, exercising at home can easily trump trudging to the gym. …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

8 Fascinating Facts About Your Butt

Some of them are pretty kick-ass—but others might bum you out a bit (sorry, we had to!)<p>Now here’s a topic of conversation we can really get behind: your butt. Click through for everything you’ve ever wanted to know (and probably some stuff you didn’t) about your bumpin’ backside.<p>We Like Bum Flattery<p>…

10 Brilliant Uses For Eggshells

And you thought eggs were amazing simply for their protein content. These clever uses for the shells, courtesy of First For Women, elevate eggs to superstar status.<p><b>1. Pest-proof your garden in a jiffy</b><br>Between the deer, slugs, and snails, you're worried that come May, you won't have any plants left …

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 …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

<b>1. Your Conflicts Include Criticism and Contempt.</b><br>Instead of saying, "Please unload the dishwasher," it sounds more like this: "Do you have some sort of mental condition? Or are you just too stupid to remember to do what I asked?" Notice how the criticism is not about the task—it's about the person. …

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …

Trash These 6 Seemingly Innocent Foods to Lose More Weight

Why your kitchen should be a green juice-free zone<p>Clearing your kitchen of food landmines is about more than tossing your half-eaten boxes of cookies, bags of white bagels, and greasy potato chips. (Haven't thrown those out yet? They need to go.)<p>You may also need to throw out some foods that, upon …

Nutrition

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

Exercise 1 Rocking Down Dog<p>Start on your hands and knees. Pull your butt up to the ceiling while you straighten your arms and legs <b>(A)</b>. Lifting at the heel, pedal your feet up and down <b>(B)</b>. Alternate feet and try to get your heel to the floor. Pedal 10 times per foot.<p>Exercise 2 Calf Stretch<p>Stand at …

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 …

If You Do 1 Workout, It Had Better Be This

Build muscle and blast calories with this effective bodyweight workout. And it's excuse-proof, too, because you can do it anywhere since it requires no equipment at all. The workout should take you around 20 minutes, so get moving!<p>Directions: Start with 10 reps of each exercise, building up to 15 …

Workouts

15 Simple but Powerful Back Exercises to Ease Stiffness and Lower Back Pain

Almost every single person on this planet has experienced some sort of back pain, whether it be in their lower, middle, or upper back. I can tell you …

Yoga

Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The abdominal muscle group is the strongest muscle group in the body, and it influences every physical activity you can imagine. From sitting in a chair and walking in the park to running and throwing a ball, all are influenced by the ability of the strength, speed and coordination generated to be …

The No-Equipment Move That Tones Your Legs and Butt

Any sort of explosive motion—like a squat jump—helps you maintain and build fast-twitch muscle fibers. And while you can't see them, you really need to keep these around. Fast twitch muscle fibers are what help you generate power, an ability people lose quickly—at twice the rate of muscle …

10 Minutes to a Tighter Core . . . No Crunches Required

A tight and toned core gives you sexy, sleek abs along with better posture — and everyone looks better when they lose the slouch.<p>Take 10 minutes to work your middle with this workout that is perfect for newbies and fitness buffs alike. The moves may be basic, but the results are anything but. And …

How To Stretch For Better Sleep

If you have troubling drifting off to dreamland, you've probably tried a long list of remedies to get more and better Zzs, from lullabies to warm milk to a hot bath.<p>But if you're not already a regular yogi, you may not have thought yet to turn to the practice to rock you gently to sleep.<p>In the …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

Exercise 1 Straight Arm Plank<p>Begin on your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders and knees directly under your hips. Brace your torso by contracting as if someone were going to punch you in the tummy. Step back so that your legs are straight and your feet are together so …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …