15 Healthy Picnic Recipes for a Gorgeous Summer Spread

One of the best things about summer: eating outdoors (preferably in the park, on a blanket, with a chilled bottle of wine). Summer is picnic season, and while classic picnic fare is fine for an impromptu gathering, we prefer our picnic dishes to be next-level, Instagram-worthy affairs. Anyone can slap together a basic cheese plate, but these easy, healthy recipes are the kind that taste as lovely as they look against a checkered blanket. Want to put your fellow picnickers to shame without blowing your summer diet? From inventive new recipes to nutritious takes on traditional picnic cuisine, these are all the picnic food ideas you need to have the best summer spread on social media.   read more

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How to Lose Baby Weight Like a Celebrity

Is it just us, or does it seem like every woman in Hollywood has recently given birth? From superstar singers like Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood to mega movie stars like Blake Lively and Kristen Bell, we've been inundated with paparazzi snapshots of adorable baby bumps.   Get their secrets

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6 Moves to Get Crop-Top-Worthy Abs

Thanks to the return of skin-baring trends like the crop top, the desire for killer abs is no longer dependent upon whether you're hitting the pool in a bikini or not. Yep, abs are back in a big way. Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer (she works with stars like Anne Hathaway and Camila Alves McConaughey) and founder and creator of Body by Simone, is here to help us achieve the toned tummy of our dreams through her new book Body by Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan.   read more

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The 3 Moves You Need to Get Maria Menounos' Amazing Beach Body

You don't need a fancy gym membership or tons of expensive equipment to get in shape. Gorgeous celebrity-news correspondent and "Dancing with the Stars" alum Maria Menounos is proof. In her book, The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness, she gives tips and tricks for getting healthy that require minimal time and money -- just like she did. (That sizzling bikini body is the result of dropping 40 pounds.)   read more

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11 Ways To Lose a Few Pounds Without Really Trying

You can look high and low for a magical pill, squeeze out a few more juice cleanses, or drift from fad diet to fad diet, but at the end of the day, we all know the only way to lose weight is through a healthy diet (or "lifestyle" if you're not a fan of the D word) and exercise.   read more

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13 Not-So-Average Lemonade Recipes

Nothing says "summer" like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. But even if you have your sugar-to-lemon ratio just right, traditional lemonade recipes get old after a few pitchers.   read more

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10 Smoothies for Perfect Skin

Sick of hearing what you can't drink if you want perfect skin?

Coffee. Booze. Soda. Even fruit juice is a no-no. What's a thirsty gal to do?   See recipes

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10 Slimming Snacks to Stash in Your Beach Bag

Even if you're armed with your shades and sunscreen, you won't totally be able to enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on the shore if you're interrupted by your grumbling stomach. But there's no need to spring for the pricey -- and calorie-filled -- fare being sold on the beach. The supermarket is full of healthy, low-calorie snacks that require no refrigeration and easily fit next to your SPF of choice. Feast your eyes on nine tasty, low-calorie snacks to help you stave off hunger this summer -- without blowing up your bikini-ready bod.   read more

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9 Healthy Snacks That You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

Unless you work at Google, I'm going to guess that your office snack situation is far from ideal, from a health standpoint. After all, bags on bags of chips, candy and cookies do not a healthy body make.   read more

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16 Massage Horror Stories That Will Make You Cringe

A massage is supposed to be one of life's simplest and most relaxing pleasures. But put nakedness, body oil and strangers in a dim room, and something's bound to go wrong eventually. Scroll through to read all about the painful rubdowns, reflexology gone wrong and not-so-happy endings that have us cringing. May these embarrassing massage moments serve as cautionary tales for the next time you book your bodywork.   read more

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