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  • The Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger is Here

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    Step aside, MacAttack burger with your fried macaroni and cheese buns. You too, Luther burger sandwiched in between two donuts. There's a new over-the-top burger in town-Philly, specifically. PYT restaurant, which is apparently known for their "stunt-burgers," just released their latest creation, and boy, is it a doozy.

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    Per the restaurant's Facebook page, the Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger has two deep-fried Twinkie buns, a custom-blend pork-belly patty, American cheese, and (in case you were worried about getting your lifetime allotment of grease from one burger) "extra bacon." After hearing that combination, we can't help but feel exactly the way the woman pictured on the restaurant's Facebook announcement does.


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  • You're Going to Want to Run a Marathon After Reading This

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    Seeing friends and coworkers who are running the New York City Marathon this weekend discussing their training regimens, literally aglow with fitness (yes, that's actually a thing that happens), has actually inspired me to investigate this whole marathon thing for myself. Specifically: Can a lifelong spectator suddenly become a participant?

    In a serendipitous twist, two books that firmly believe the answer is "yes" landed on my desk. I reached out to Dawn Dais, author of The Non-Runner's Marathon Guide for Women, and Alexandra Heminsley, author of Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run--who both went from self-declared non-runners to marathon-finishers--for some much-needed convincing that anyone can do it.

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    Why does it feel like everyone is training for a marathon?
    Dais
    : "I think it's the idea of setting a huge goal and checking it off your bucket list. If you put the time and energy into training, you

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  • 10 Phrases Guys Can't Get Enough Of

    Turning your husband to mush doesn't require going all Kim Kardashian and Instagramming a photo of yourself in a skimpy bikini. Sometimes the warm and fuzzies are as simple as saying these words. By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.

    "Thank you."
    "These two words mean everything. I have buddies who complain that their wives nag them for what they don't do, and I always think about how much more effective it would be if those women would appreciate the things their husbands do do. When I hear 'Thank you,' even for something little like taking the trash out, I always remember to do it again." - Kevin, 30

    "Our child loves you so much."

    "My wife recently said that our 3-year-old's eyes light up when I come home, and it totally made my day. I know my daughter loves me, but she really loves her mommy, and sometimes I sort of wonder how well I'm doing at the whole parenting thing. Hearing about the bond she sees between my daughter and me made me realize I was doing okay after all." - Charles,

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  • 5 Surefire Ways to Keep Your Relationship 50/50

    Your guy is great, except for a few little argh-worthy habits that have emerged over the years. But can your behavior fix his behavior--for the better? By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.

    Dates planned weeks in advance, surprise weekend getaways, flowers on your half-anniversary… you know your guy has the moves, or at least he used to. If you haven't seen them since the honeymoon period of your romance, that's normal, says relationship expert and The Problem With Women… is Men author Charles J. Orlando. "It's a cliché because it's true. Men relax when they're comfortable in a relationship." And it can be a slippery slope. "When one partner begins picking up the slack--even in something as minor as date-night planning--it can set a pattern that will only become more entrenched over time." In other words, fast forward a decade, and you aren't just picking the flick for movie night, you're giving him a tutorial on how to pick the kids up from school.

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  • What Men Are Really Thankful For

    The Whys Guy probably shouldn't share this at the holiday table (after all, Grandma's got a weak ticker and has been drinking since noon), but he's ready to fill you in. By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK.

    As we gather around the turkey this year, many of us will reflect on what we're most grateful for. People will talk about health, love, and togetherness, new babies, old friends, and Duke, the family's beloved black Lab. It will be very special. But some blessings don't make the appropriateness cut for Thanksgiving dinner conversation. This is my unspoken gratitude list, and I bet your guy's isn't so different. We give thanks for:

    Getting a kid vacation every day
    It's hard to tell your kids you're happy they're not home. But SHAZAM! I'm happy to have the house to myself for a few hours every day. I spent five years as a stay-at-home parent, with kids crawling all over me constantly. I don't think I read a book longer than Yertle the Turtle for most of my early 30s. I was bummed out

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  • 4 Late-Night Snacks that Keep You Slim

    "It's a myth that eating late causes the body to store calories as fat," say registered dietitians Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames, authors of The Secret to Skinny. But after sundown, your internal clock does make you hungrier for sweet, starchy, and salty foods, so try these healthy picks. REDBOOK.

    1. Baby carrots with nonfat Greek yogurt: Add garlic salt and pepper for a flavor boost.

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    2. Skinny vanilla milkshake: Add 1 scoop vanilla-flavored protein powder (try high-quality whey protein brand Unjury) to 1 cup skim milk, then blend with ice.

    3. Pistachios: For 100 calories you can have about 30 nuts, and they have far less salt than most processed snacks.

    Related: How to Finally Halt Emotional Eating

    4. Chocolate-covered banana slices: Melt a square of dark chocolate in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then dip in banana slices. It's antioxidant- and fiber-rich.

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  • Yes, You Do Have Time to Work Out!

    Excuses for not lacing up your sneakers come easy, but finding the time to exercise is seriously hard. It is possible, though, so get inspired by these eight busy women who carve out the time to make fitness a regular habit. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.

    I'd like to make an appointment
    "I've always put health and fitness at the top of my priority list, but as a single mom of a 2-year-old, I now have very little time. But one day a friend said to me, 'If you want to know a person's priorities, ask them to show you their daily planner.' That comment made me realize that I'd allowed myself to get bogged down by tasks that held little importance to me, while something that I valued so deeply-my health-had no slotted time. Now I schedule workout times into my calendar and hold to those appointments as strictly as I do business meetings." - Amy Kuphal, 28, Boston

    Related: Could Your New "Healthy" Diet Be Hurting You?

    Woman with a plan
    "I have two jobs and work 60 hours a week, yet I

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  • The Beauty Fixes that Will Change Your Life

    Every so often a friend recommends some little tip or product that, in one swoop, clears up your skin or finally makes sense of your hair. We've collected 15 of the best beauty and makeup tricks, from people who really know what they're talking about. Problems, meet your solutions. By Gina Way, REDBOOK.

    "I embraced my natural curls-a mix of coarse waves and tighter ringlets-20 years ago, but couldn't figure out how to keep them frizz-free. Then I found that blotting my wet hair with a T-shirt instead of a towel all but eliminates fuzz, because it doesn't create friction. Now I don't let any towel touch my hair." -TIPPI SHORTER, Aveda global artistic director for textured hair and hairstylist who works with Jennifer Hudson

    "Contouring the eyes with light and dark shadows makes such a huge difference. I apply a pale shade on the lid, taupe in the crease, and use the darkest color as eyeliner. This helps the eyelid seem bigger, reduces the appearance of puffiness, and just makes your eyes

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  • How to Burn 900 Calories in Just One Hour

    Piloxing is an amazing full-body workout, and it's also good, dance-y fun, says Kelly Osbourne. She's sweaty but sold.

    When I heard that Piloxing could burn a crazy number of calories without bulking up your muscles, I was intrigued. If I do certain intense workouts, I turn around and suddenly my legs look like I'm a quarterback. But in Piloxing class (you can also do it at home with a DVD), you're building muscles and elongating them at the same time. The workout is based on intervals, meaning you're alternating quickly between boxing, standing Pilates, and dance moves. Think Zumba (it's high-energy and set to fun music), only tougher. I really love that Piloxing can be for all body types; everyone from Hilary Duff to Melissa McCarthy has tried it. And it brings out the Rocky in you, as well as your sexy side. Here are a few moves to try:

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    Serve-the-platter
    Step 1: Stand on your bent right leg with your left leg lifted and bent. Keep your palms up and by

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  • We Have Met the Enemy, and it is Not Fat

    By Lauren Le Vine, REBDOOK.

    It's time to retire the f-word--the "f" here meaning "fat." A study of 2,000 women commissioned by clothing site Littlewoods.com found that 74 percent of participants who wear a size 16 are happy with their appearance and most comfortable in their own skin. Only 42 percent of size six respondents said the same. The survey also found that women who wear sizes 14 to 18 have "a more positive frame of mind when it comes to their appearance."


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    Besides the empowering body-confidence findings, what we really like about this survey is how it demonstrates a shift in attitude towards what it means to be healthy. Curvy celebs like Adele have said they feel no pressure to slim down, and fitness guru Tracey Anderson recently told us that contrary to popular belief, she doesn't want everyone to be small and go on extreme elimination diets. "The key is understanding how certain foods affect you personally

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