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I was determined to lose the belly fat I’ve had since high school, that progressively grew from my addiction to sugar, cheese, and refined carbs (aka Swedish fish and grilled cheese) in college, and then from two pregnancies. Running 30 to 40 miles a week and eating healthy wasn’t cutting it — a big change
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I was used to suffering through burpees during CrossFit classes, but one day I showed up and the WOD (workout of the day) was 100 burpees for time. I thought my coach was joking. I mean, I’ve definitely done over 100 burpees in a workout before, but that was broken up by other exercises. Thirty
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I love it when trashy TV also proves educational! Tonight’s hometown episode of The Bachelorette didn’t disappoint in that regard. It provided a couple of handy tips on what to avoid when looking for a life partner on a reality TV show. From moms who threaten to kill you to guys who purr, here are
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If someone had told me three years ago that I’d never eat another slice of real cheese pizza, an ice cream cone, or a creamy bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese ever again, I would have slapped them in the face for speaking such blasphemy. But here I am, three years off dairy; after watching the
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While there’s nothing quite like running outdoors, unruly weather sometimes makes it impossible. For those rainy or blustery days, there’s the trusty treadmill. Whether you’re a beginner runner or have a few marathons under your belt, we’ve got a running workout for you. From a run that mimics going up and down San Francisco hills
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America’s first Smashbox flagship isn’t just somewhere to visit when you run out of mascara. The new Los Angeles store is equal parts retail space and photo studio; a blinking neon playground designed to be Instagrammed. There’s a sparkly lip-shaped swing, a 3D lipstick printer, and a build-your-own gloss bar (Smashbox’s answer to free gift
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Welcome to ELLE.com’s Game of Thrones coverage for season 7! Let’s get into it. “[Everyone] was dead, to begin with.” —Charles Dickens, about the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere First, a BANGER of a cold open, which we knew was going to be aces the minute we saw Walder Frey addressing a huge gathering
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Show your abs some love and take our crunch challenge! Perfect for those new to strength training, the plan is short and sweet — it takes just a few minutes each day for the next two weeks. At the end, you’re sure to notice stronger, more defined abs. Instead of doing basic crunches, this challenge
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If you’re determined to lose weight, choosing healthier foods and counting calories is essential, but you might be surprised that slashing calories to the bare minimum isn’t the ticket to weight-loss success. Here’s some information and advice on the issue from a board-certified physician who practices in Southern California. Dear Doctor, I decided this is
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Having exhausted my canon of Sex and the City quotes but still thirsty for a script to follow on Tinder, I texted 10 randos using only lines from Game of Thrones, and this is what happened: 1. This Raving Professor Tinder Advertisement – Continue Reading Below How much fun is Berlin if you’re still talking
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There has been major buzz lately over everyone’s favorite obsession: coconut oil. The fitness community raves about its fat-burning benefits, while beauty gurus preach about its hair- and skin-nourishing properties. But its health benefits? Those are being put into question with a new statement by the American Heart Association (AHA). The claims are raising some
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The contestants on The Biggest Loser spend hours a day in the gym with one goal in mind — to lose the most weight. But how frequently should you exercise to drop pounds in the real world? For Michelle Bridges, a trainer on the Australian version of the show and author of Total Body Transformation
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Just a few days ago, reports (that came from outside Disney itself) alleged that the studio was having some trouble casting the main actors for its new live action Aladdin. But the studio appears to just have been waiting for its annual D23 Expo to share the news: Canadian actor Mena Massoud will take on
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This weekend, Disney is hosting its D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The fan-centric event involves tons of merchandise, costumes, and panels (think Comic-Con, but strictly for Disney-owned properties), but the real buzz surrounding the Expo is always centered on the big reveals the studio announces during it. Here’s everything you need to know about the