No Excuse Moms Movement,” comprising more than 700 local groups of mothers, worldwide, who gather for regular, free workouts in parks and other public spaces.
Kang first kickboxed her way into everyone’s consciousness in late 2013 with the question heard ’round the Internet: “What’s Your Excuse?” She became an instant viral sensation, though much of the attention was negative, with women accusing her of fat shaming — particularly during a heated online kerfuffle between Kang and plus-size activists.
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“I feel like all the backlash was worth it,” Kang tells Yahoo Shine. “I feel like my original image and message sparked an international dialogue that
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 6, 2014 2:01 PM EST
No Excuse Moms Movement,” comprising more than 700 local groups of mothers, worldwide, who gather for regular, free workouts in parks and other public spaces.A mere six months ago, Maria Kang — dubbed "hot Facebook mom"— was just another viral flash in the pan. But now, love her or hate her, there’s no denying one thing: The fitness fanatic is a force to be reckoned with. In just a few months, she’s formed the “Read More »from 'Hot Facebook Mom' Is Now a Global Workout Guru — Like It or Not
- Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 6, 2014 1:28 PM EST
How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom" (April 1), by Patricia Carlin, whether your fluff ball is lean and nimble or stocky and clumsy, every cat has star potential. Here are eight steps to making him world famous.You already know that cats rule the Internet — it's home to endless adorable feline videos, GIFs, and memes. But does your cat have what it takes to compete with the famed Maru and Colonel Meow? Yes! According to a forthcoming book titled "Read More »from How to Make Your Cat an Internet Star in 8 Simple Steps
Step 1: Identify his potential: Start by studying your cat’s physical features. Does he have freakishly long whiskers? Extra-fluffy fur? A unique tail? Also note his character traits — maybe he gets excited around children or has an odd meow. If you’re not sure what makes him special or are too blinded by love to be unbiased, get a friend’s opinion. “This is about finding out what makes your cat marketable,” Carlin tells Yahoo Shine. “And don’t overlook a flaw — who knew Grumpy Cat’s surly expression or
Erin Andrews — can be prosecuted. So why, then, did the Massachusetts Supreme Court just rule in favor of a man who spent 2010 snapping upskirt photos of women on subway trains?By Natalie Matthews, ELLE — The U.S. has Peeping Tom laws for a reason, so stealthy invasions of privacy — like what happened to Read More »from Subway Upskirt Photos Ruled Totally Legal
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It's one of those legal loopholes, which are sometimes hilarious (for why 3-year-olds can drink in Wisconsin, and other bizarre technicalities, see this brilliant Reddit thread) but in this case, not so much. You see, Peeping Tom statutes vary from state to state, but they generally require these things:
That the victim did not realize he or she was being viewed
That the victim was fully or partially naked
That the viewing or recording happened somewhere the victim had a reasonable expectation of privacy
With those pre-reqs, the laws have successfully helped punish pervs who prey on women in dressing rooms, bathrooms, etc. (Erin
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One second you're chomping away, the next you're performing the Heimlich maneuver on yourself, struggling to keep a piece of gum from slipping its way down the abyss that is your throat. It's a skirmish we've all lost at some point in our gum-chewing days. But maybe that's not as bad a loss as we thought.
Despite what mom always said, gum doesn't take weeks, months, or even (seven?) years to make its way through your system. It just takes a day or two, according to Rachel C. Vreeman, M.D., co-author of the appropriately named Don't Swallow Your Gum! Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health.
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You can thank an expertly evolved digestive system for that one. When you swallow something (edible or not) it takes the same path: down your esophagus and into your stomach, where a mix of acids and enzymes go to work on breaking it down. From there, the partially digested blob is shuttled intoRead More »from Does Gum Really Stay in Your System for 7 Years?
- All You Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 6, 2014 11:31 AM ESTHealthy Recipe Swaps
Save some calories (and money!) with our handy guide to healthy recipe swaps.
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• Fresh out of white wine? Reach for white grape juice instead.
• Red wine can easily be replaced with pure cranberry juice.
• If you don't have whole milk in your fridge, opt for 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water instead.
• If you don't have a carton of eggs on hand, search your fridge for egg substitute. One quarter cup will fill in for 1 whole egg.
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• 1 cup of half-and-half can be replaced by 7/8 cup milk + 1/2 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter.
• In lieu of 1 cup of buttermilk, combine 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar. Let stand for 10 minutes before using.
• In baking recipes that call for heavy cream, you can substitute with 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter + 3/4 cup milk for each cup the recipe calls for.
• Sour cream can easily be swapped for the same measurement of plain
- FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 6, 2014 11:13 AM ESTBrian Finke/Gallery StockBy Paula Derrow
A few months ago my husband and I slept in separate beds, the first time in our two-year marriage. (Sleep isn't exactly the right word, since I didn't get much of it.) The cause: a spat about my weight, never an easy subject, and less easy lately because I had gained more than 15 pounds since we'd gotten hitched.
Earlier in the evening, I'd been complaining to him about a nutritionist who had recommended I forgo wheat, dairy, and carbs of any kind. Me, I'm a carbs girl -- I've never met a plate of pasta I didn't like. "I'm not sure I can do this," I told Randy, as we sat at the bar of a local restaurant and I picked at my semi-wilted salad, dressing on the side, croutons moved to his plate. "I think it makes more sense for me to just eat less of everything and exercise more, don't you think?" I was expecting support, but instead my husband said this: "Well, clearly what you've been doing hasn't been workingRead More »from Don't Go There: How My Weight Became a Non-Issue in My Relationship
NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks after her foray into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Barbie is entangled in controversy again, this time over her ties with the Girl Scouts.Read More »from Girl Scouts Asked to End Partnership With Barbie
Two advocacy groups often critical of corporate advertising tactics — the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream — on Thursday urged the Girl Scouts of the USA to end its partnership with the doll's manufacturer, the Mattel toy company.
The partnership, announced last August, includes a Barbie-themed activity book, a website, and a Barbie participation patch — the first Girl Scout uniform patch with corporate sponsorship.
"Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts' vital mission to build 'girls of courage, confidence and character,'" said Susan Linn, director of the Boston-based commercial-free childhood organization.
- The queen of fitting in fitness anytime, anywhere, shows you the speedy workout she does in her dressing room. By Alison Sweeney, REDBOOK.
It's so tempting to say, "I didn't get to do a full workout or make it to the gym; I guess I just won't exercise today." But the fact is, you can still challenge your muscles and stick to your fitness goals. My secret? A resistance band--basically a long piece of stretchy latex that allows you to perform strength-training exercises without weights. You can hide one next to your sofa and, when you're watching TV, bust out a few moves during commercial breaks. I keep the bands in my dressing room on Days of our Lives and on set on The Biggest Loser, and I stuff one in my bag when I travel so I can do some toning in my hotel room. Just a 10-minute routine in the morning leaves me energized. And when I'm done, I feel like I've earned my shower.
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1. Adjust the
By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
They're among the biggest--and most controversial--diet trends out there with the medical community claiming the newest liquid diets are but a short-term fix and advocates touting their supposed myriad benefits. Jason Vale's 5lbs in 5 Days promises that on his juicing program, you'll drop weight like that, but we're a little skeptical.
Vale, a Brit who owns a chain of juice bars and has written a series of bestselling books, credits juicing for his own health turnaround--he believes it's what's behind his weight loss, giving up smoking and drinking, resetting his addictions to junk foods, and curing skin conditions like psoriasis and excema. Sure, his D.I.Y. program is a departure from the packaged cleanses on the market, but despite his success coaching celebs and athletes, we weren't sold, so we asked Vale to elaborate.
Can you sum up the plan for us? What makes it different than all the othersRead More »from Is This Juice Diet Really a Good Idea?
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I was taught to eat everything on my plate. So from a very young age, that's what I did-even if I was full. My weight mushroomed to more than 200 pounds, but I became a pro at projecting fake body confidence. That was until I saw a photo of myself from a girls' trip in November 2011. Not only did I look huge, but I saw sadness in my eyes. It was an "Oh my gosh!" moment. I knew it was time for a change.
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In December 2011, I signed up for Weight Watchers. I had tried several other plans; the few pounds I lost always returned. Weight Watchers made eating healthy seem doable because I didn't have to give up sweets or stop eating out. All I had to do was count my points. I quickly learned, though, that it was wiser to spend those points on grilled chicken and vegetables than on cartons of Chinese takeout. My new eating habits helped
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