Healthy Swaps for the Junk Food We Have a Kung-Fu Grip on

It's common knowledge that the more delicious a snack is, the more terrible it is for you. Case in point: junk food. We all know it's bad news. Heck, the name itself implies that there's unnecessary stuff hanging around. And in this case, that unnecessary stuff is extra fat, sugar, salt and calories.   read more

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Find Your Perfect Fall Workout

With winter holidays just around the corner, the mall sales are in full force, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air, and shopping wish lists start to fill up with long sleeves for sweater weather.   read more

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8 Mind Tricks to Get the Most out of Your Workout

You know that little voice in your head that whispers annoying things like "you can't do it" and "just give up" when you're uncertain about accomplishing a goal?   read more

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Got 10 Minutes? We've Got Your Perfect Workout

Think about what you actually do with 10 free minutes of your time. I waste at least 10 minutes each morning combing through my closet with seemingly nothing to wear. And then I spend 10 minutes perfecting my cat eye and attempting to tame my beastly hair. Then there are the minutes I waste on non-appearance-related pursuits that are probably even less beneficial: Like the 10 minutes I spend flipping through new releases until my boyfriend and I agree on the perfect movie. Or the 10 (or more likely, 60) minutes I devote to browsing pictures of cats and corgis online.   read more

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Feng Shui Your Life

Practitioners of the Chinese art of feng shui believe that the placement and state of objects in a space affect the energy, fortune and health of the people around them.   read more

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12 Body-Nourishing Recipes for Every Season

Ready to rearrange your grocery list? We've put together 12 recipes, organized by month, so you can get the most flavor, nutrition, beauty benefits and value out of your food.   read more

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6 Ways to Become a Morning Person -- and Like It

You can't roll out of bed without hitting the snooze button 632 times first. You share every "I hate mornings" meme that pops up on your Facebook feed. And everyone knows not to talk to you before you've had at least two cups of coffee. Translation: You are most definitely not a morning person.   read more

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7 Household Plants to Soothe Your Health & Beauty Woes

You may not be a witch doctor or herbalist, but that doesn't mean you've never used a plant to heal your body. In fact, some of the most common modern medicine is plant-based -- aspirin contains salicylic acid, the active component of willow bark, and penicillin was made from fungi. While we're not suggesting you start growing mold cultures in your kitchen, you can benefit from many easy-to-grow, easy-on-the-eyes indoor plants. Some of the prettiest perennials are hiding some of the best health and beauty remedies. Based on scientific studies, we found the healing plants that help you look and feel your best. These indoor plants will turn your home into the pharmacy version of the great outdoors.   read more

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8 Fast Fixes for More Energy

Sometimes that 3 o'clock feeling starts way before the usual afternoon slump -- and sometimes it lasts longer than quitting time. A good night's sleep is a great weapon against that sluggish feeling, but sometimes it's not enough. Pesky energy zappers are hiding in your everyday routine.   read more

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

The Beatles made it popular in the '60s and celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow do it on the regular, but practicing meditation has some serious physical, emotional and spiritual benefits in addition to upping your hipster cred. Luckily, you don't have to travel to India or have your own television network to practice meditation.   read more

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10 Feel-Better Yoga Moves

Thanks to desk jobs, sky-high shoes and fitness classes gone awry, it seems like there's always some body part that's aching or out of whack. While it's tempting to find relief inside your well-stocked medicine cabinet, sometimes all your body needs is a little finessing, by way of some quality time on the yoga mat.   read more

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Green Your Cleaning Routine

Your heavy-duty household cleaners might be bad news for dirt and germs, but they're also a bummer for the environment. Think about it: If you have to open a window every time you scrub your shower so you don't pass out from fumes, what's this product doing to you and the Earth in the long run?   read more

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The Yummiest Smoothie Recipes You Won't Believe Are Full of Greens

We're willing to bet the first that comes to mind when you think of a refreshing, delicious summertime smoothie isn't a glass of murky, green liquid. How'd we know? A little survey told us. A recent poll found that just nine percent of Americans are on-board with green-colored juices, while 25 percent of us actually fear it. So, how do you embrace the going-green trend without plugging your nose to gulp it down?   read more

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The Only 3 Moves You Need for Sexy, Sculpted Arms

Ah, the warmer weather we've been waiting for has finally arrived. Which means it's time to replace the arm exercise you were getting with the remote control (I think I'll miss you most of all, "Pretty Little Liars"), with actual arm exercises -- hand weights and all.   read more

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5 On-the-Go Snack Mixes to Fuel Your Day

Let's face it -- we don't always have time to whip up a healthy snack, and more often than not, we turn to the quickest, easiest and not-so-healthiest solution (read: something from the nearest vending machine). In lieu of that solution we spoke with nutritionists and dieticians Franci Cohen and Nicolette Pace, who created five easy, healthy snack mixes you can take anywhere. "Snack mixes are ideal because you get a concentration of energy and calories," says Pace, "but they don't take up much volume in your stomach so you don't bloat." So instead of reaching for a snack-size candy bar when you're crashing at your desk midday, swap it out for one of these snack mix recipes you can make in bulk and eat all week long (just don't go too crazy with portion sizes).   read more

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5 Reasons You Should Never (Ever) Pull an All-Nighter

Ah, the all-nighter. You think you're a badass for staying up all night on a caffeine-fueled bender, but whether you're wrapping up a deadline in the wee hours or dancing on tables at an after-hours speakeasy, sacrificing just one night of sleep is hell on your body.   read more

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The Cancer-Fighting, Disease-Preventing Superfoods You've Gotta Try in 2014

"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food." So said Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. With this list of superfoods, you can toss the contents of your medicine cabinet entirely, and rely on your kitchen pantry instead.   read more

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Your Monthly Flow Chart: Fitness For Every Part of Your Cycle

Aunt Flo, the dot, the curse, whatever you call it, it's your period. And when you're feeling all crampy and bloated, the last thing you feel like doing is downward dogging in a crowded yoga studio. But guess what? Hormonal changes can actually give you an advantage at the gym at different times of the month. So we reached out to endocrinologist Dr. Florence Comite and exercise physiologist Dr. Tim Coyle at ComiteMD in New York to find out what really happens to your body during each phase of your period. Then we roped in celebrity trainer Kristin McGee, certified master personal trainer Danielle Girdano and strength and conditioning coach Brandon Mentore to break down the best workouts for each phase of your cycle. Here's the rundown on how you can maximize your fitness goals all month long.   read more

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Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them

Who wants to diet during the holidays? Thanksgiving, New Year's and every party in between revolves around food (well, okay, family, but food's a close second), so counting calories or carbs during these months feels like a task better suited to the Grinch. Still, no one wants to greet the New Year in pants two sizes too small, either.   read more

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Master the Art of Napping

I don't have many regrets, but the most glaring one is not embracing the scheduled, mandatory pre-school and kindergarten naps. Now, the ridiculous sleep deficit I carry (thanks to years of late-night cramming, poor life choices, and an early morning commute with no end in sight) won't let me forget it.   read more

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