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Try These Nut Butter Combos Straight From the Spoon Now, Thank Us Later

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 6:07 PM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

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Photo: Romulo Yanes

We're pretty much obsessed with nut butters. I mean, creamy, rich goodness that provides healthy fats and protein to boot? What could be better than that, right? Well, maybe just...

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8 Ways to Think Like an Athlete

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:40 AM

By Sheila Monaghan, SELF

Here's the thing about athletes. They think about their bodies differently than the average gymgoer; they work out, get motivated and define goals -- all differently. And their way is highly effective. You don't need a sponsorship or superior genes to adopt...

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How to Have a Happier Monday

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:13 AM

By Annie Daly, SELF

Everyone struggles through weekday drudgery to reach their weekend fun. But what if you could reclaim every day of your life?

Take a minute to look in the mirror right now. Like what you see? Your answer could depend on the day of the...

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Get In Fighting Shape: The 'Divergent' Cast's Workout Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 8:32 AM

By Jacqueline Risser, SELF

"Divergent" fight coordinator J.J. Perry was given a mission: whip six Hollywood actors into kickass shape, so they don't huff-and-puff while sprinting, punching and throwing knives onscreen. His deadline? Five weeks. Here's how he did it -- and how you can steal...

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10 Skin Fixes From the Fridge

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:51 PM

By Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF


Forget the beauty aisle -- the secret ingredients for glowing, gorgeous skin live right in your kitchen. Simplify your skincare regimen with these 10 delicious "recipes."


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Burn Cals and Tone It All in Just 5 Minutes

(23) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 11:22 AM

With this the no-excuses routine, you'll squeeze in a killer head-to-toe, fat-blasting workout no matter how busy you are.
By Jaclyn Emerick, SELF

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A quality sweat session in five minutes? Yep. The proof is in this quickie firm-and-burn routine created...

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15-Minute Super-Toning Stair Circuit

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 8:27 AM

By Marissa Stephenson, SELF

Got 15 minutes? Hit the stairs and knock out these super-effective lower-body firm and burn moves. Even better? Some of these work your upper body, too.


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Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen? Break Up With These Foods ASAP

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 8:33 AM

By JD Rinne, SELF

Extend your organizational tear into the kitchen and kick these items -- full of salt, sugar, fat and other unhealthy stuff -- to the curb.

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Photo credit: Bruce Buck


Cereal: "Most cereals are made from refined...

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The 3 Building Blocks of Fitness

(5) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 8:24 AM

By Natalie Gingrich Mackenzie, SELF

Consider this your get-fit trifecta. All you need to tighten and tone is a smart combo of these three fitness fundamentals.

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BLOCK 1: CARDIO
Pretty much any activity that gets your blood pumping is cardiovascular....

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Fight Burnout at Work With This Quick Yoga Routine

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 7:21 AM

By Sara Angle, SELF

I sit at a desk ALLLL day, as do most of my colleagues (we're not at the gym all day, swear.) And what better way to stretch it out than with a few yoga poses? (We have staffers who swear by it for morning...

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7 Wacky Races We're Dying to Try

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 7:42 AM

By Marissa Stephenson, SELF

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Photo credit: George Chinsee


I'm kinda over the same point-A-to-point-B road races. And plain pavement running in this weather? Please. I have a House of Cards Netflix marathon to attend to. So, I took a...

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Tone Your Booty Like Olympic Hockey Player Julie Chu in One Move

(3) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 6:21 AM

By Thailan Pham, SELF

Want to get a better booty? Take a cue from United States women's ice hockey team forward Julie Chu, who will compete on the U.S. squad for her fourth time in Sochi.

"[My team members] talk about having a 'hockey butt,'" laughs Chu. Seems...

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Tighten Your Core With Ice Skater Gracie Gold's Oblique Exercise

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2014 | 9:18 AM

By Thailan Pham, SELF

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Photo: Courtesy of Subject

As the newly-crowned U.S. national champion, ice skater Gracie Gold showed up to the Sochi Olympics on a swell of positive momentum. Now the Smuckers spokesperson and skater has her sights set...

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How Not to Look Stupid on a Rower

(5) Comments | Posted February 15, 2014 | 8:14 AM

This calorie-torching machine is popping up everywhere. Here's how to use it.
By Marissa Stephenson, SELF

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Get this: The rower not only melts eight calories a minute, it tones your entire body. Nationwide chains like Equinox and Lifetime Fitness have...

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Get a Rock-Solid Body Like Olympic Snowboarder Kelly Clark

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 7:39 AM

By Thailan Pham, SELF

Qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has begun, and we couldn't be more excited for the Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 7. To get you ready for the games, we'll be showing you awesome fitness moves from some our favorite U.S. team all-stars....

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Get Great Legs With Ski Jumper Sarah Hendrickson's Lower-Body Builder

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 10:42 PM

By Thailan Pham, SELF

Qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has begun, and we couldn't be more excited for the Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 7. To get you ready for the games, we'll be showing you awesome fitness moves from some our favorite U.S. team all-stars....

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Get Killer Quads Like Ski Mogul Champ Hannah Kearney

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2014 | 9:49 AM

By Thailan Pham, SELF

We are showing you awesome fitness moves from some our favorite U.S. team all-stars. Get ready to get fit, Olympian-style!

Mogul skier Hannah Kearney, winner of a shiny gold medal in Vancouver's 2010 games, returned to the Olympics in Sochi this year as a...

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How to Reset After a Bad Day of Eating

(5) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 7:58 AM

By Sara Angle, SELF

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Photo credit: Romulo A Yanes


Hey guys, remember me, the Nutrition Newbie? Well, I've been working hard at maintaining my new, healthy eating plan, which is high protein, low carb, low sugar and high...

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10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out

(4) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 7:38 AM

We get it: Motivation is tough. But try any of these 10 new simple, science-backed kick-starters and you'll want to work out. So what's your mantra? Share it in the comments below.
By Courtney Rubin, SELF

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Real-Life Tips for Better Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 7:20 AM

Most of us are exhausted and don't even realize it. Here are seven ways you can sleep better tonight.
By Lee Walker Helland, SELF

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