by Adam Bornstein for SHAPE.com
Frustrated because you're not losing fat? Work out like a man!A man can learn a lot from observing women in a book club for five minutes. I would know because my wife is part of a one, and every time I spend a little time with those ladies I come away much wiser and more convinced that men and women could not be much more different-unless you're talking about exercise.
You see, the exercise techniques that work best are universal to men and women. And yet most women wouldn't dare approach the gym like a guy. How do I know? Because the 10 women at my wife's book club told me so last night, and it's the same thing I've heard for the last 10 years in the fitness industry. The reality is that training "like a man" will actually make you leaner, sexier, and have your friends dying to know your secret.
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So forget gender differences for a moment. Here are three tips that are part of the foundation of my New York Times best-selling book, Man 2.0: Engineering
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You spend so much time trimming, shaping, buffing, and painting your nails (or having someone else do all of that for you), but you probably don't spend much time looking at them bare. And that means you may be missing spots, stripes, and odd colors that could indicate that something's up-in a bad way-with your body.
While nothing replaces a visit to your physician for a proper diagnosis, checking your fingernails for the following abnormalities can help you spot early warning signs, so wipe off that polish and take a glance.
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Pale nailsPale Nails: The problem isn't so black and white when it comes to white nails. If your fingernail beds are looking a little ghostly, you may have anemia, a blood disorder characterized by a low red blood cell count. "Anemia resulting from low levels of iron can lead to inadequate oxygen in the blood, which causes the skin and tissues to become pale, particularly the tissues under the
Wouldn't it be nice if a nutritionist came with you to the grocery store to choose healthy products for you? Well, consider yourself one step closer to that wish thanks to registered dietician Heather Bauer. After years of clients confessing to being overwhelmed trying to make healthy choices at the grocery store, Bauer created Bestowed-a monthly service that delivers curated nutritious products to your door.
"I created Bestowed to introduce people to the best healthy products on the market," she says. "Bestowed members don't have to obsess over nutrition labels or worry about disappointing grocery store experiments anymore."
Bauer shares her favorite picks and their health and beauty benefits. Munch now. Thank us later.
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The Reader’s Digest results came from an online poll of more than 1,000 Americans who based trustworthiness on “integrity and character, exceptional talent, drive to personal excellence, internal moral compass, message, honesty and leadership.”
So what’s Bullock got over K-Stew and the others? “It comes down to sincerity, which is a sorely lacking trait in celebrity-land these days,” longtime
Whoa, did we hear this trend right? The latest documented fad among the stroller set is parents who put their kids' pacifiers in their mouths, then give them back to their children.Read More »from Gross or Genius? Sucking on Your Child's Pacifier
Disgusting as the sloppy seconds sound, there's a serious health benefit, says a new study published in the journal "Pediatrics." Researchers discovered that the kids whose parents sucked on their pacifiers to clean them developed fewer allergies and other ailments like eczema and asthma than parents who diligently boiled or rinsed them in water. Who'd have thunk it?
Scientists are hypothesizing that exposing children to germs early on could stimulate their immune system, while shielding them from any potential bacteria might actually be detrimental to their health.
This is all good info to know, because "TIME" magazine just reported American kids have a higher allergy risk than children in other countries. Twenty percent of kids in the US experience some type of allergic reaction, be it to
It's called "Sexsomnia," and yes, it happens.
Earlier this week Andrew Machin, 40, was acquitted of raping a 21-year-old three years ago after the court determined that he had been asleep when he assaulted her. Though he agreed that the victim had been drinking and had not consented to having sex, he also argued that he had a 25-year history of sleep disorders, including having sex with his long-time partner while asleep, and he was "disgusted" when he woke up and realized what had happened.
"I just wanted to go to sleep," he told the court, crying. "I didn't know where I was when I woke up. … All I wanted to do was help her. I didn't want to hurt her. I feel disgusted."
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recent bikini baby bump photos), that doesn't mean younger sister Khloe is off the hook—at least when it comes to her ovaries.Although the world has been busy obsessing over Kim Kardashian's pregnancy (see Read More »from Khloe Kardashian and Phenomenon of Baby Shaming
In the June issue of Redbook, the 28-year-old reality star talks about the downsides of publicly sharing her struggle to get pregnant, saying that she wishes people would stop pestering her about her fertility. "People assume I'm desperate for a baby," she tells Redbook. "And yes, I would love to have a baby. But I'm 28, and I've been married three and a half years. I love my life, but it doesn't feel incomplete right now."
So she's happy. Check. Now, can we all move on?
It seems like every day there's another celebrity whose loins are screaming to be fertilized. When Kate Middleton married Prince William, the media could no longer call her "Waity Katie" (a nickname referring to Middleton having to wait eight years to get engaged) and there were dozens of reports of a royal
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Try as I might, I'm still a bonafide binger when it comes to sugar. (My fiancé-and roommate-on the other hand, has no interest in the sweet stuff, which is super annoying.) But it turns out that I may not able to help myself: According to new research, women might simply be wired to binge eat. Which sucks, but also kinda makes me feel better about my lack of self control. (Hat tip to Jezebel for finding this cool study.)
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Studying rats, researchers at Michigan State University observed that females were six times more prone to binge eating than their male counterparts. (To test this, scientists did a two-week feeding experiment in which they systematically replaced food pellets with delicious
Every day, you can take a few key steps in your life to rid yourself of the stress that all too often falls on your shoulders.
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1. Immerse Yourself in Nature
They say that one of the best ways we can reduce stress is by getting out into the beautiful world around us. Indeed, nature is a great way to get the endorphins going, and to kick your stress to the curb. Whether it's a beautiful park, a pristine botanical garden, or just a hotel balcony with a view, find nature and go there. Now.
2. Dream. Hope. Love.
Positive emotions like hope are key to making sure your stress is as low as possible. Every day, think of a way you can better tap into these key emotions and cultivate the side of your heart and mind that love to hope, dream and -- yes -- love.
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obsessed with looking younger, but we're in awe of the people who live to see their 100th birthdays and beyond. To what do these centenarians attribute their long, long lives? The answers may surprise you.We may be
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