The secret to finding out how many calories to eat to get six-pack abs is based on knowing your ideal weight, combined with the right diet to build lean muscle. Armed with this knowledge, science tells us exactly what type of exercise program will get you that ripped and toned torso you desire.
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Multiply your weight by 15 to see how many calories will maintain your current weight. If you need to lose weight, plan on shaving off 500 to 1000 calories per day to safely lose one t...
It's time to get in shape and drop those pounds, but can you lose weight without losing your boobs? The bad news is that your breasts are made of fat and will also lose fat as you do. The good news is there are things you can do to help keep your breasts perky as you shed the weight.
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Breast tissue is made up primarily of fat, so you can't lose weight without losing your boobs, with some women losing just a little and others dropping a cup size.
Women's breasts contain milk du...
Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative found in many foods, including shrimp, pickled foods and, in particular, dried fruit. For people who are sensitive to the preservative or have asthma, the health risks of sulfur dioxide in dried fruit can range from mild to severe.
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Sulfur dioxide helps keeps food fresh and is considered safe for most people. However, people who have asthma are more at risk for having a reaction to this preservative.
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Whether you fell off a ladder or were injured playing sports, walking on a broken foot too soon can set back healing time and cause more injury. Before you ditch the crutches or walking boot, understand how bones heal and the importance of proper weight bearing on your foot for optimal recovery.
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Treating a broken foot isn't always an exact science, which is why it's important to have a doctor evaluate your injury. There are several factors that affect healing time; however, a...
Check out these edgy, in-vogue baby name trends.
These baby names have serious style! For those parents who don't want old-fashioned names from the past, but more modern names for the future, we have rounded up unique and cool names perfect for trendsetting baby girls and baby boys.
Names With X and Z
Names with an "x" or "z" have an instant cool and modern sound to them. Consider switching up the spelling of a popular name to include an x or z to instantly up the cool factor, or check out so...
Whether you have reservations at a fancy restaurant or are planning on an intimate date night at home, take your Valentine’s Day look up a notch with these romantic hairstyles for long hair. From tips on getting the perfect, sexy tousled wave, to more intricate techniques like a fishtail braid or twisted crown, these hairstyles are the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day style.
From the amazing turkey dinner to the cozy gathering of friends and family, it is no wonder Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of many. It has the fun of Christmas, without the stress of the decorating and gift-giving that goes along with it.
For some – like those who have dealt with big challenges or who have overcome a health scare – the Thanksgiving spirit has added meaning.
Whether Thanksgiving means celebrating a big life change, simply enjoying a four-day weekend or football, Turkey D...
When life hands you extra candy, make these bars. Thanksgiving.com, Thanksgiving.com
Halloween is all about creative costumes, hay rides, fun parties, haunted houses … and the candy. So much candy. Don’t toss leftover Halloween candy in the trash, however – not when there are so many smart uses for all of those Snickers, Twix bars, M&Ms and Skittles. In fact, you might even pick up a little extra this year (or hit that extra row of houses while trick-or-treating) and have fun testing out thes...
Whether you're expecting a house full of guests or an intimate gathering, these heartwarming Thanksgiving tradition ideas will help make the holiday even more special.
Make memories with a thoughtful gesture or a funny Turkey Day celebration with these traditions from families across the country.
A fun Thanksgiving breakfast tradition
From preparing the food to getting the house ready for guests, Thanksgiving can be a bit stressful, which is why you m...
With just a little bit of charmingly creepy imagination, you can easily go beyond the usual spiked cider and serve up some wacky, weird and tasty potions this Halloween.
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From the pounding pain to the nausea and sensitivity to lights and sounds, a migraine can ruin your day. It's hard to stay focused on your job or help your kids with homework when all you want to do is take a nap in a dark room.
If you feel the same way, it's time to take back your life. We chatted with experts who shared some surprising causes and triggers of migraines and recommended treatment tips that really work.
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OK, so you have been going to the gym regularly and you think you are in pretty good shape — but how fit are you really? Challenge yourself and keep track of your goals with these fitness tests that will really put your strength to the test.
We know you can do a 90-minute spin class with barely breaking a sweat and the yoga teacher uses you to demonstrate the scorpion pose, but how is your overall fitness? Find out with these 11 fitness tests...
Throw a hauntingly hip dinner party for your friends this Halloween with just the right amount of spooky fun – minus the cheesy fake cobwebs and plastic pumpkins.
The key to nailing this type of party is to feature dark and elegant colors, with decor that has a sophisticated, yet creepy twist. From centerpieces full of mystical flowers to chic decorations and a cool smoky atmosphere courtesy of dry ice, Halloween is the perfect time to embrace a darker side and throw an unforgettable gatherin...
One of the best things about Halloween is the fun of turning normal foods into creepy versions. Regular cheese balls can become a spooky cheesy goblin, guacamole transforms into a barfing pumpkin, and cookies get all wrapped up like a mummy.
The best parties feature some tried-and-true dishes along with a few surprising items that get everyone talking, and these recipes fill the bill for any Halloween bash.
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The delicious butter chicken recipe takes only 10 minutes in an Instant Pot. Grateful.co
Transitioning away from the lazy days of summer to the hustle and bustle of back to school can be a challenge, especially when trying to get a healthy meal on the table. This is where pressure cookers and instapots like the Instant Pot come in.
There’s been a lot of buzz around this kitchen gadget – for good reason. It's a multi-cooker that can do the job of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, st...