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6 clever ways to get to really know someone on a first date

First dates can get awkward pretty quickly if you don't have the right conversation starters. Here are six tips to keep the dialogue flowing all evening long.
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How to stretch the sartorius muscle with a foam roller

The sartorius muscle is the longest muscle in your body. Here we show you how to stretch out that sartorius muscle at home using the ever-trendy foam roller.
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Best exercises to prevent frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder can last for many months and even years. Here's how to know if you're at risk and how to prevent and treat this painful, frustrating condition.
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4 common long-distance relationship problems and tips to avoid them

Long-term relationships take extra work. But if you and your partner are aware of these four stumbling blocks, you can avoid potential problems down the road.
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Can you eat too much fiber? Yes! Here’s 3 signs you’re overdoing it

Most Americans don't get enough fiber in their diets. But occasionally the opposite problem--consuming too much fiber--can occur. Here are three telltale signs.
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Arguing in healthy relationships. What you need to know

Arguments are common even in healthy relationships. Here's what you need to know about how to argue in a productive way, without damaging your relationship.
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What are love languages and how can you use them to improve your relationship?

The five love languages are incredibly popular. Not sure what they are? Here's a summary of each and info on how they can help you improve your relationship.
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If it’s just 1 degree, why is global warming such a big deal?

It's settled science: the Earth is warming and humans are to blame. But to date the planet has only warmed by about 1 degree Celsius. What's all the fuss about?
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Should you replace your office chair with a balance ball?

People use balance balls for a range of fitness activities. Now, many use them in place of office chairs. But is that a good idea? Here's what you need to know.
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Can your late-night snack be ruining your sleep?

Late-night snack cravings aren't uncommon, but the wrong foods can wreak havoc on your sleep. And caffeine isn't the only culprit. Here are foods to avoid.
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3 ways to get a great low-impact cardio workout if you hate running

Running is not for everyone. Luckily it's not the only way to break a sweat. Here are three great lower-impact cardio workouts you can add to your routine.
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5 great conversation starters to make small talk more natural

Good small-talking is an underrated skill. Take a look at our top five conversation starters to help you practice more comfortable and confident small talk.
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You know you need to drink more water, but does the temperature matter?

Drinking enough water can be a challenge. Can the temperature of the water give you a leg up? Here's a look at the hydration power of cold, warm and hot water.
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Is it safe to go back to the gym? Working out after COVID

As COVID rules change across the country, is it safe to return to the gym? Here's what you need to know about a safe return to your favorite fitness center.
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The best vegan protein powders to fuel your workouts

Whey protein is a popular workout supplement, but what if you're vegan or lactose intolerant? These are three of the top plant-based protein powders to try.
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Should a weighted vest should be your new workout buddy?

Weighted vests can add extra challenge to just about any exercise routine. But they may not be for everyone. Here's all you need to know about weighted vests.
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What you need to know about taking ashwagandha for stress and anxiety

Ashwagandha is used to help treat or prevent a wide range of conditions. One use is to relieve stress or anxiety. Here's the lowdown on why and how it can help.
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You could be sabotaging your workout without realizing it

You might be your workout's worst enemy. Here's why.
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Our guide to building stamina and boosting endurance

Building endurance is a key part of any exercise routine. But where to begin? Our guide to endurance and stamina shows you how to start improving your cardio.
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4 effective diastasis recti exercises to help restore your core

Also known as abdominal separation, diastasis recti occurs in pregnant women and others who may be overdoing it in the gym. These four core exercises can help.
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Is jumping rope your new weight loss solution?

Jumping rope is back in style. But can it help you lose weight? We looked at the science to find out if the humble jump rope can aid in melting away the pounds.
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Here’s how to pick the perfect apple

Apples are one of the most popular fruits in America, with their peak season beginning in mid-summer. Here are several tips for selecting the perfect apple.
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How to know if you’ve injured yourself during a workout

We're all familiar with post-workout soreness. But how can you tell if you've actually injured yourself? Here are some important ways to tell the difference.
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How to create a good daily workout routine

Searching for the right exercise routine can be confusing and even intimidating. But there are some important principles that can make the process easier.
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Good, better, best: The best kettlebell brands for your in-home gym

Kettlebells offer a range of total-body benefits that dumbbells can't match. Invest in any of these three kettlebells to take your home gym to the next level.
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4 important vegan tips every beginner should know

It's easier than ever to switch over to a vegan diet. Are you thinking of making the leap? Here are four things to be aware of to ensure a smooth transition.
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Do these 8 things to be an ally for social justice

Social justice can take many forms. Here are eight ideas you can pursue, no matter where you live or work, to advance social justice within your community.
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Do pre-workout drinks work? What you need to know

Pre-workout drinks or just "pre-workouts" are touted for their ability to improve your performance on the track or in the gym. Here's what you need to know.
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5 helpful solutions to try when you’re feeling left out by friends

There's no way around it: humans are social creatures. Sometimes, people can feel left out by their friends, and that can be painful. Here's how to address it.
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What you need to know about intimacy in a relationship

Intimacy can be hard to find and maintain in a romantic relationship. Although every relationship is different, there are a few important general guidelines.
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7 evidence-based ways to prevent a hangover

Hangovers can be downright debilitating, and there are plenty of purported folk remedies to relieve them. Here are 7 real hangover cures supported by science.

Good, better, best: Mini trampolines perfect for rebounding exercises

Rebounding exercises, which are done on mini-trampolines, are gaining popularity. These are the top three mini-trampolines that can be used for rebounding.
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5 helpful Facebook groups to join for vegans

Facebook has groups covering every topic, including many for vegans, a number of whom are seeking support and guidance. These five groups are among the best.
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10 national parks that should be on your bucket list

National parks are some of America's greatest treasures, with more than 400 nationwide. Here are the 10 you need to add to (and cross off) your bucket list.
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What you need to know about eating too much protein

It's always possible to have too much of a good thing. Protein is essential to good health, but overconsumption can pose problems. Here's what you need to know.