By Rachel Alder, Beauty High
Healthy Foods To Eat This Summer When it comes to slimming down for your summer bikini, amping up your fitness routine just doesn't always happen. We know you'd rather be hanging out with friends and taking in the warm weather than breaking a sweat in the gym, so oftentimes it's easier to tweak your diet than it is to add extra seconds, minutes, or hours to your workout. We're not saying you have to go on the Master Cleanse a la Beyonce, but we're simply suggesting adding a few more leafy greens and fresh fruits into your daily diet.
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Below we breakdown the foods that you should be snacking on this summer to give you the bikini bod you want - or keep the body that you already have. Trade in that piece of pizza for a handful of berries, and get ready for some fun in the sun and a whole lot of bikini bod confidence.
Leafy Greens: Everyone knows that leafy greens are good for you, but we're not sure you know just how good. The dark
- Beauty High | Healthy Living – Thu, May 30, 2013 8:47 PM EDT
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We applaud the dedication of celebrities like Julianne Hough who put in serious work to keep their bikini bodies in shape. Here's how they make it happen.
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My book (after copy edits)Here's a list of words the copy editor for my book, "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids", highlighted as needing specific grammatical or punctuation attention. How often do you see mass, maxidress, maxi pad and merlot grouped together alphabetically? Or for that matter, heaven, hell, Klonopin, LA. The full list is below.Read More »from Words You'll Find In My Book
breast-feed; breast-feeding childfree by choice
LA (Los Angeles)
mass (church service)
Q-tip (cotton swab)
Super Mario Bros.
World Wide Web
(Photo Credit: Robyn Von Swank)As a touring stand-up comedian, "Chelsea Lately" round-table regular, and author of the new memoir "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids", Jen Kirkman is really busy doing funny things. But that's not why she doesn't have kids.
10. I don't have kids because I've never tried. But assuming that I can physically have kids, I guess I never tried hard enough.
9. I don't have kids because I don't have a wife. I'm not gay but I would only have kids if someone else did it for me and I could just lie on the couch, watch TV and be a dad.
8. I don't have kids because I must just hate tax breaks.
7. I don't have kids because I wouldn't want a bunch of his friends running around my place. I would have to be one of those moms who home-schools and I would tell my kid he can wait to make friends when he's eighteen.
6. I don't have kids because I want to be the only messy eater who spills things on the couch in my home.
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Whether you're headed to the beach or going to a summer wedding, the heat is on when it comes getting in shape. We hit up Jessi Kneeland, trainer at Peak Performance, to find out how to get the best results.
1. Early Bird Gets the Worm: Try to hit the gym or do your run in the morning. As the day goes on, things like work projects, family responsibilities, and happy hour start to edge out your well-intentioned post-office workout plans.
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2. Big moves: For a sculpted upper body, try multi-joint moves like proper push-ups and chin-ups. They'll hit multiple muscle groups and increase the metabolic demand, burning more calories and building more lean muscle.
3. Coffee: Have a cup of black coffee about about half an hour before your workout. It's not for everyone, but if you give it a try you'll likely notice a steep increase in motivation, strength, and endurance.
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4. Hills: Run up them, walk down
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Thu, May 30, 2013 3:35 PM EDT
It seems more like a prop out of a horror movie than an iconic chick flick, but the scary-looking rubber face mask is actually from the 1991 film "Thelma and Louise" -- and, for the right price, it could be yours.Also on Shine: The 10 Best Movies to Watch with Your Girlfriends
The mask of Susan Sarandon's face was placed on a mannequin to shoot the film's gripping grande finale, when Sarandon's character, Louise, drives off a cliff and into the Grand Canyon with her best friend Thelma, played by Geena Davis.
"Let's not get caught," Thelma implores as the police close in on them. "Let's just keep going." And Louise slams the accelerator of the 1966 Ford Thunderbird to the floor and drives.
In the original, unedited cut -- the one that didn't make it to the movie theaters -- the camera followed Thelma and Louise as they fell to their presumed deaths, which is why the studio needed a life-like (or death-like?) mask of Sarandon's face. By itself, though? It looks kind of horrifying.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, May 30, 2013 2:32 PM EDT
Zumba, please step aside: It’s Prancercise that’s sweeping the nation now—at least online, where a video of the workout by creator Joanna Rohrback, 61, has gone viral on YouTube.CrossFit and Read More »from Prancercise Workout Video: Part Trot, Part Prance, All Incredible
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“Let’s stop talkin’ and do some walkin’,” she commands at the start of her 5-minute video, “Prancercise: A Fitness Workout.”
In it, Rohrback, a retired social worker and real estate agent living in Coral Springs, Florida, demonstrates the exercise she created (and trademarked) back in 1989, and then resurrected in 2012 when she self-published a book, “Prancercise: The Art of Physical and Spiritual Exercise.” The workout, done while wearing ankle or wrist weights, consists of a “springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation,” according to her description on YouTube, which had drawn more than 300,000 visitors by Thursday afternoon.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Thu, May 30, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
winning an argument, simply being right isn't enough. According to a pair of graduate students at Washington State University, the best way to win is by out-shouting your opponent.When it comes to
Well, you don't actually have to raise your voice. But using strong words, whether they're written or spoken, projects confidence -- and the more confident you are, the more people tend to assume you're right. Even when you're not.
Jadrian Wooten and Ben Smith sifted through more than 1 billion tweets predicting the winners and losers of the 2012 baseball playoffs, the 2012 World Series, and the 2013 Super Bowl to see whether there was a connection between confidence, accuracy, and popularity among pundits. They looked at tweets from professionals and celebrities with verified Twitter accounts and amateurs who claimed to be sports experts and, in all cases, being confident brought in more followers than beingRead More »from The Best Way to Win an Argument? Be Confident -- And Loud
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, May 30, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
And I'm one of them. So I have always put off screening, getting Pap tests - which screen for cell changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer - every couple of years, usually as part of my prenatal or postpartum care.
When I had an abnormal Pap result late last year, I didn't think too much of it. I'd had abnormal Paps a few times in my 20s, but had always come up clear in future tests.
So I was shocked to learn, after a colposcopy, biopsy, and LEEP procedure, that my abnormal cells had actually developed into invasive cervical cancer.Read More »from Own Your Body: 6 Things All Moms Should Know About HPV and Cervical Health
- FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, May 30, 2013 1:29 PM EDT
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You don't have to hit the gym -- or even change out of your pj's -- to burn more calories. Make these supereasy home improvements to start tipping the scales in your favor.
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Cut the Lights
Installing a dimmer switch in your kitchen and turning on some Adele is a bright idea: Diners who ate a meal under soft lights with relaxing music in the background consumed 133 fewer calories compared with those who ate in bright, noisy environments, a recent Cornell University study revealed. Calm vibes encourage you to eat more slowly, so your brain has time to register that you're satisfied before you're stuffed. Not handy? No problem. Mike Scott, the resident lighting expert for Lowe's, says even a novice can install a dimmer switch in 15 minutes or less (click on the Ideas & How-Tos tab at lowes.com for a step-by-step video tutorial).
Take a Stand
The average woman packs on about a pound a year once she hits 25. Fight Father
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