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21 Impossibly Delicious Ways To Eat Avocado For Dinner

End your day with an avocado-stuffed burger.

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1. Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

For a salad that’s anything but basic. Get the recipe here.

2. Tomato, Avocado, Mushroom, and Corn Soup

You didn’t know avocado could get this cozy. Get the recipe here.

3. Stovetop Avocado Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Sneak something healthy into your favorite comfort food. Get the recipe here.

4. Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Avocado Pasta

Light, healthy, delicious. Get the recipe here.

5. Avocado-Stuffed Burger

It’s like nesting dolls but for protein. Get the recipe here.

6. Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Arugula Salad

For a smoky take on a dinner salad. Get the recipe here.

7. Five-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

Add a little color (and texture) to your bowl. Get the recipe here.

8. Quinoa Salad With Asparagus, Peas, Avocado, and Lemon Basil Dressing

Make this quick dish in 30 minutes (including prep time!). Get the recipe here.

9. Chicken Avocado Burgers

For the juiciest burgers that won’t dry out in the refrigerator. Get the recipe here.

10. Charred Corn and Avocado Pizza

Get some green into your pizza. Get the recipe here.

11. Grilled Salmon With Avocado Salsa

Top off a piece of salmon with this inspired mixture. Get the recipe here.

12. Pepita and Avocado Pasta

Mix up pasta night with creamy avocado sauce. Get the recipe here.

13. Cucumber, Avocado, and Feta Salad

A quick and easy side dish that compliments every meal. Get the recipe here.

14. Avocado Naan Flatbread With Kale and Roasted Acorn Squash

Use avocado to make naan and impress your foodie friends. Get the recipe here.

15. Avocado Orzo With Shrimp

 

Make orzo a taste extra rich with warm avocado mixed in. Get the recipe here.

16. Tuna and Avocado Brown Rice Bowl

The perfect fast (and healthy) food for when you’re running late. Get the recipe here.

17. Avocado Grilled Cheese

For a little health kick that only adds to the flavor. Get the recipe here.

18. Zucchini Pasta and Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce

For an all-veggie feast. Get the recipe here.

19. Avocado and Parmesan Pasta

Simple, healthy, and positively delicious. Get the recipe here.

20. Chicken and Avocado Soup

The perfect feel-good food just got that much more perfect. Get the recipe here.

21. Portobello Mushrooms With Avocado Pesto

Dress up veggies with some serious flavor. Get the recipe here.

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These 10 Daily Habits Will Make You Smarter. You Can Thank Us Later.

How smart do you think you are? Wish you could be smarter? It’s easier then you may realize. These 10 daily habits are a great place to start. In no time at all you’ll have people bowing down to your new amazing, infinite intelligence. 1.) Think of 10 new ideas everyday.  Even if it’s something dumb like new pizza toppings, you never know what you might come up with. It’s a good way to exercise your brain muscles. Who knows, you might come up with a new million dollar idea.

2.) Read the newspaper. Who reads newspapers anymore? Well you should, or at least get one of those fancy online New York Times subscriptions. Staying up to date with the important things in the world can only make you smarter. Plus, you’ll have a lot more to talk about at parties.

3.) Create different opinions. Going out of your way to form opinions that you wouldn’t have otherwise is a great mental exercise. It helps you keep an open mind to new things and situations. Not to mention you’ll improve your “thinking outside the box” skills.

4.) Read one chapter of a book everyday. Fiction or non-fiction, it doesn’t matter. Reading is like cardio for the brain. For the best mental workout take on the challenge of reading a book a week. Don’t tell me you no time to read. Make time for it.

5.) Educational videos vs. TV. Pick a subject you’re interested in and then go Youtube diving for educational videos. There are so many videos out there on an almost infinite array of topics. TED Talks anyone? Certainly beats wasting time away in front of the TV.

6.) Start following interesting people and news outlets. Following interesting people on Facebook and/or Twitter is a great way to keep your brain learning. I mean you’re going to waste half of your day on Facebook anyway right? You might as well pick a few great pages to like. Maybe you should start by following Neil deGrass Tyson?

7.) Teach others what you’ve learned. You can finally become that smart friend who seems to know something about everything. More practically, teaching and telling others about what you’ve learned is a great way to reinforce your knowledge.

8.) Keep track of your learning. Start blogging or keeping a journal of the things you’re learning about. It’s a great to have a written record to see how far you’ve come. Also, if you’re publicly blogging, it’s a good way to keep yourself accountable.

9.) Hang out with smart people.  If at all possible, you should actually hang out with people who are smarter than you. These folks will teach you something new every time you see them, not to mention inspire you to keep striving for new knowledge.

10.) Do something you’re scared of.  Get the hell out of your comfort zone. Do it. Do it now. I’ll wait. … Seriously though, there’s nothing like getting out of your comfort zone to get your brain working. Start using this mentality: The scarier something feels, the more necessary it is you to do it.

(H/T: Business Insider) Got that? Ok fantastic. Ready to go give a TED Talk? Make your friends smarter by clicking below to share this story.

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The Most Common Eating Disorder Is One You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Some consider OSFED a less serious version of “real” eating disorders, but it can be just as deadly to those who suffer from it.

1. There is an eating disorder called OSFED that is actually more common than anorexia and bulimia.

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OSFED stands for “Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders” and is a subclinical categorization to describe eating disorders that do not meet all of the required qualifications of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, as recognized by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM).

To put the numbers in perspective, 1 in 200 adults will suffer from anorexia nervosa, but at least 1 in 20 (and 1 in 10 among teen girls) will exhibit eating disorder symptoms that could get them an OSFED diagnosis, Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D., co-director of The Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and co-author of Almost Anorexic, tells BuzzFeed.

And OSFED is just as problematic as the clinical eating disorders. “Regardless of diagnosis, the level of pain and distress is the same, and help is available regardless of the number on the scale,” Thomas says.

2. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are diagnosed under a list of symptoms that can leave many people out.

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Diagnosing these eating disorders requires a specific list of symptoms. If you only have some of the symptoms, you don’t get the official diagnosis.

For example, a bulimia diagnosis requires that a person both binge eats and purges their food. So eating a normal-size meal and throwing it up doesn’t qualify as bulimic, even though it’s clearly an unhealthy eating behavior. Similarly, people may exhibit all the symptoms of anorexia but not be far enough below a healthy weight to meet an official diagnosis.

3. But when it comes to understanding OSFED, it might be helpful to think of eating disorders falling on a continuum.

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You might not check off all the boxes for an official anorexia or bulimia diagnosis, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have disordered eating patterns, or that you don’t need help or shouldn’t seek treatment. “Patients might feel they are not in need of or deserving of treatment unless they fall into a different category, which can be detrimental to recovery,” Rachel Cohen, LCSW, site director at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey, tells BuzzFeed.

4. The chart below demonstrates how many factors can be at play in individual cases.

Almost Anorexic

5. People with OSFED often think their eating disorder isn’t “real,” so they’re less likely to seek treatment.

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“This can lead to people who are truly struggling to go for longer periods of time without help, or deter them from ever seeking help at all,” Cohen says. “This also makes it more difficult for people who are struggling with this to be open with family and for families to understand their struggle.”

6. Suffering from OSFED in silence is dangerous — it can be just as fatal as clinical eating disorders.

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“According to my research, subthreshold eating disorders can be just as severe as anorexia nervosa in the areas of eating pathology, physical complications, and other mental health problems,” Thomas says. “Eating disorders affect your whole body from the hair on your head to the tips of your toes. Even individuals who look ‘normal’ can die unexpectedly from complications of purging, including low potassium that causes their hearts to stop.”

7. If you think you may have an eating disorder, here are some symptoms to look out for:

Though figuring out of if you have an eating disorder can feel overwhelming, Thomas suggests that you start by asking yourself the questions below. The more “yes” answers you gave, the more likely it is that your relationship with food and body image are problematic.

• Are you underweight, or does your weight frequently shift due to repeated attempts to drop pounds?
• Do you regularly restrict your food intake by amount or variety?
• Do you eat large amounts of food while feeling out of control?
• Do you try to “make up for” calories consumed (e.g., vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, exercise, fasting)?
• Does negative body image interfere with living your life to the fullest?

8. There are many resources for identifying and understanding your relationship with body image, food, and exercise.

Visit Almost Anorexic for a free and confidential screening.

Take the Compulsive Exercise Test to screen for dangerous thoughts habits.

You can download the Recovery Record app to keep track of harmful thoughts and feelings about food.

For more information on diagnosis and treatment, visit The Renfrew Center or dial 1-800-RENFREW.

If you will have difficulty paying for eating disorder treatment, scholarships are available to qualified applicants to Project Heal and The Manna Fund.

9. Though it is hard to take the first step, there is treatment, support, and recovery for those who want to live free of eating disorders.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanamassey/osfed-hidden-eating-disorder

Honey Boo Boo Was Called “Obese” And Given A Food Intervention On “The Doctors”

The 9-year-old former reality star weighs about twice as much as the average weight of her age group, they said.

1. Today’s episode of The Doctors featured a health intervention for “Mama June” Shannon about her daughter, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s Alana Thompson, with the hosts calling her “an obese 9-year-old.”

The 4-foot-6 girl weighs about 125 pounds, with the typical weight for her age group being around 60 to 70 pounds.

3. “It all starts with you,” Dr. Travis Stork told the 35-year-old matriarch. “That’s on you.”

Shannon herself lost over 100 pounds in 2013.

5. During the episode, Alana said her favorite exercise is “belly flops.”

“I love a lot of stuff deep-fried,” she added. “I love deep-fried Oreos.”

The little girl rose to fame on the TLC show Toddlers & Tiaras, where her mom would give her “Go Go Juice,” a combination of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, to give her energy for pageants.

7. The doctors gave the former beauty pageant contestant baked chicken as a healthy alternative to her favorite junk food.

Alana was also given a fruit smoothie as an alternative to shakes, pizza with cauliflower crust, and chocolate mousse made with dark chocolate and avocado.

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9. “[W]hat’s ironic and something I’ve learned in the emergency department is the common culprit in a lot of these things, believe it or not, is what you’re eating,” Stork told Shannon.

“And when I looked in your fridge, June, I’m sorry but I didn’t see anything in that fridge that’s either going to improve Alana’s weight or decrease inflammation in her body.”

11. Stork told Access Hollywood the child’s weight puts her at risk for diseases like diabetes, stroke, and cancer, which could lead to an early death.

13. The Doctors partnered with a nutritionist near the family for Honey Boo Boo’s new eating plan, which is based on Stork’s book, The Doctor’s Diet. They also gave her a bicycle, and will check in on her progress.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled after four seasons when Shannon was accused of dating convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel, who molested her daughter.

15. Watch a clip from the episode:

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Why We Need To Fight Online Trolls, Not Just Ignore Them

People say to “just ignore” men like Ed Champion who attack women like me on the internet. Why that’s not OK.

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“Develop a thicker skin.” It’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot over the years (as recently as a few days ago), and for a long time I took it to heart and hoped I would develop the kind of calluses that these people were talking about. I’m a woman who’s had an internet presence for a little more than a decade now. Which means that for the last 10 years I’ve been told that I’m a stupid cunt and that I should do the world a favor and kill myself fairly often, mostly by anonymous strangers. If you’re shocked, you’re likely not a woman. Or maybe you’re not online much, or you’ve never had a controversial opinion in your life; maybe your “corgis eating ice cream cones” Pinterest board is the extent of your ventures into social media, and if so, god bless. Personally, I’ve come to expect online attacks and threats; I’ve dealt with them for so long that they hardly register. I accept them in the same way that I’ve come to accept that smelling piss and garbage is an inescapable part of living in New York, which I also do.

But as it keeps happening, I start to wonder whether the problem is really mine.

This summer, the week that my first novel, Friendship, was being published, a longtime “lit blogger” named Ed Champion published an 11,000-word attack that crossed every kind of line, including imagery of sexualized violence, several photographs of me, and a reference to my “slimy passage.”

I was about to embark on a book tour, and concerned friends and co-workers in publishing quickly informed me that Champion had a reputation for showing up at authors’ events and creating disturbances. I tweeted about how upset I was, but this just seemed to fan the flames, and once I realized what was happening, I stopped. At a time when I’d had most cause to hope that the conversation about me might finally shift to my writing itself, it was instead, once again, about my internet presence, me as a “lightning rod” for criticism, and the question of whether or not I deserved or even courted that kind of attention. Being silent didn’t make me feel better, though; I lasted about a day off Twitter, then started participating in the conversation again.

Many people, it turned out, had read those 11,000 words and didn’t understand what the fuss was. This was “just a book review.” A very bad review, but still. I should learn to take criticism more gracefully. I should develop a thicker skin.

Or better yet: Just ignore it! (As Salon senior writer Laura Miller advised the other day.) This is, of course, what you’re supposed to do with actual book reviews. Authors are supposed to say, “Oh, I don’t read reviews” in the same tone of voice that people use to describe having given up TV or refined carbohydrates. But I always read reviews; I can’t help it, and I don’t feel guilty about it, either. I’ve never seen writing as something that takes place in a hermetic aerie far above the world; I like to have a conversation about my own writing and other people’s, and most of that conversation takes place online. I’m interested in general in how people write about books, and of course I’m even more interested when those books are mine.

And one thing I’ve noticed, reading reviews not just of my own books but of the books I sell via Emily Books, is that a lot of female authors are subject to the same treatment I’ve gotten. These authors are reviewed personally alongside their books, in a way that rarely happens to men. The author Jennifer Weiner tweeted several examples the other day, including “reviews” of herself, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James, and one of my own book: In the New York Times, lead book critic Michiko Kakutani took three paragraphs even to get around to mentioning my book, and on the way there, she quoted — somewhat extensively! — from anonymous comments left on a 2010 essay that I wrote. In a review of, supposedly, my novel.

In a climate where no one — no editor, no reader, no publicist — steps in and says to the lead book critic of the New York Times, “Wait a minute, isn’t that enormously and obviously fucked up?” it’s not surprising that people can’t tell the difference between Champion’s unhinged ramblings and a “book review.” I’m offended on my own behalf, of course. (Duh!) But I’m also worried about girls and women reading this kind of thing and mistaking it for a fixed condition of a literary culture they’re trying to find a place in.

Even if Champion’s rant had been a “book review,” which it wasn’t, it’s not my job to ignore it. I’d go so far as to say that the people who tell women to “just ignore” gendered criticism, bullying, and harassment — which I’m fine with lumping together, because they’re all components of a system that works together to repress women’s work — are asking women to collaborate in their own silencing. I’m not going to ignore it; I’m not even going to try. If “feeding the trolls” provokes or encourages them in the short term, I don’t really give a fuck. In the long term, with sustained resistance, it’s the only way to create the impression that something has to change. If there’s anything the last 10 years have taught me, it’s that telling the truth isn’t always fun, but it’s the only way to change anything.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilygould/why-we-need-to-fight-online-trolls-not-just-ignore-them

30 Free Workout Videos To Help You Get In Shape

You don’t need to work out for hours: These workouts are all 30 minutes or less. And you can do them pretty much anywhere, anytime (as long as you have an internet connection).

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Friendly and cautionary note: Not everyone is going to be able to do all of these workouts, and some people won’t be able to do any of them. And what’s hard for one person might be easy for another — it all depends on your individual level of fitness. Before you begin any new exercise regimen, you should talk to your doctor about what’s safe and right for you. And if you feel faint or dizzy or pain during the course of any of these workouts, stop immediately and seek medical attention.

5- to 10-Minute Workouts

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1. Tone All Over Workout (Women’s Health)

Length: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells — one heavy, one lighter (in case you need it)
The gist: High-intensity circuit training (HICT) workout. You’ll do five exercises in five minutes. For each move, do as many reps as you can for 50 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and move on to the next move. You can stop working out after one circuit if you need to, but for best results repeat the whole circuit three or four times in a row.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, lunges, hops

2. 5-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout (Shaun T for Dr. Oz)

Length: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: HICT workout. Very intense! Constant movement.
FYI: Includes running in place, hops, lateral movement, squats

3. 5-Minute 5-Move Leg and Butt Routine (Women’s Health)

Length: 5 minutes
Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells, one heavier, one lighter if you need it
The gist: HICT workout — five moves in five minutes, 50 seconds per move, 10 seconds rest. Repeat the whole circuit a few times for best results.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, squats, lunges

4. The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Length: 7 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: HICT workout. 30 seconds on, 10 seconds rest, 12 moves total. Repeat the whole circuit a few times in a row for best results.
FYI: Includes jumping, squats, running in place

5. Spinal Cord Injury Aerobic Workout: Paraplegia

Length: 7 minutes and 45 seconds
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A series of upper-body exercises performed back to back.
FYI: This workout was created by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD).

From the YouTube video page: NCPAD presents “Exercise Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Paraplegia”. This video is funded by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center and developed in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.

6. 8-Minute Boot Camp Workout from XHIT Daily

Length: About 7 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: HICT workout. Six moves, 30 seconds each, and then repeat. For better results, repeat the whole thing at least one more time.
FYI: Includes squats, kicks, running in place

7. 8-Minute Full-Body Tabata Workout (Class FitSugar)

Length: 8 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Tabata workout. Alternate between two moves, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest, 8 rounds total. Then repeat the circuit again with two different moves.
FYI: Includes jumps, squats, lunges

8. Spinal Cord Injury Aerobic Workout: Tetraplegia

Length: 9 minutes 20 seconds
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A series of upper-body movements performed back to back.
FYI: This is another video from the NCPAD, made for people with spinal cord injuries resulting in tetraplegia.

10- to 20-Minute Workouts

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9. 10-Minute No-Equipment Fat-Burning Circuit from Turbulence Training

Length: 10 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: High-intensity bodyweight workout. Five exercises total. For each exercise, you do four rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest. Then you move on to the next move.
FYI: Includes running in place, lunges, burpees, jumping

10. 10-Minute No-Equipment Home Workout, Full-Body Exercise (Class FitSugar)

Length: 10 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: 10 moves, back to back, in 10 minutes — no rest.
FYI: Includes lunges, burpees

11. Intense Ab Workout (POP Pilates)

Length: 10 minutes
Equipment needed: Yoga mat
The gist: Abs-focused pilates routine. Great to add to the end of another, longer workout.
FYI: LOTS of crunches and crunch-like things, y’all

12. Afrobeat Werrrkout! With Scola Dondo

Length: Roughly 13 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Cardio dance workout, with some bodyweight exercises to warm up.
FYI: Lots and LOTS of jumping, dancing, some burpees, squats

13. Yoga Shape Up: Detoxifying Workout (Wai Lana for BeFiT)

Length: 14 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A very gentle routine to help you relax and unwind.
FYI: Includes some twists

14. BabyFit’s Lower Body Workout for Pregnancy (SparkPeople)

Length: 14 minutes
Equipment needed: None, although you might want a chair for balance (and you can add dumbbells if you are up for it, to make it harder)
The gist: Short lower-body strength and stretching routine, designed by certified prenatal fitness specialists
FYI: Includes some squats. Before you do this workout (or any workout) during pregnancy, talk to your doctor about what’s safe for you.

15. Level 1 Beginners Workout (Chris Powell)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Total-body bodyweight moves performed one after another, no rest between moves. Good for fitness beginners.
FYI: Includes jumping, lunges, some lateral movement

16. 15-Minute Insanity Cardio Workout Exercises (HASfit)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: Light dumbbells
The gist: High-intensity cardio moves performed back to back with no rest between moves. Best for people with intermediate to advanced fitness levels.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, jumps, high knees, mountain climbers

17. 15-Minute Total Body HIIT Workout (FitnessBlender)

Length: 15 minutes (not including your warmup)
Equipment needed: None
The gist: High-intensity interval training (HIIT). This is very intense. You have four pairs of exercises. For each move, you do 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, and alternate from one move to the next in each group. Do 3 sets per group, then move on to the next group. The last round of exercises will be a burnout round.
FYI: Includes jumps, squats, clapping push-ups, jumping lunges, burpees

18. Spring Break Abs & Core Workout (Mike Chang for BeFiT)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: A small towel
The gist: Core and lower-back workout moves, back to back with no rest
FYI: Includes some hops, lateral movement

19. 15-Minute Bodyweight Burn (David Jack for EVEN Hotels)

Length: 15 minutes
Equipment needed: Workout mat
The gist: Starts with stretches, progresses to bodyweight strength moves (40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest).
FYI: Includes squats, split squats

20. The Total Mobility Workout (Sonima)

Length: 18 minutes
Equipment needed: A bench or sturdy chair
The gist: This workout was designed by Pete Egoscue, an alignment and movement expert, and it’s good for people who are trying to improve their mobility and posture. Good for beginners.
FYI: Includes running in place, squats

20- to 30-Minute Workouts

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21. Strengthen Your Core (Yoga Journal To Go)

Length: 20 minutes
Equipment needed: Two blocks
The gist: Yoga sequence to help you build core strength and awareness.
FYI: Includes a back bend (flip the dog pose)

22. Shaun T 20-Minute Workout

Length: Roughly 20 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: High-intensity circuit workout. Series of four-minute circuits. Each circuit has four moves; do each move for 15 seconds, no rest between moves, four rounds total. Very intense, but modifiable. There’s also a break in the middle.
FYI: Includes running in place, jumps, burpees, lateral movement, squats, mountain climbers, high knees

23. Denise Austin’s Prenatal Cardio Workout for a Fit & Firm Pregnancy (BeFiT)

Length: 20 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Low-impact cardio workout for pregnant women.
FYI: Includes some lateral movement, marching in place. Before you work out during your pregnancy, definitely talk to your doctor about what is safe for you.

24. Gentle Heart Pump Yoga Flow (HangTightwMarC)

Length: 20 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: A 20-minute yoga flow routine.

25. Holly Perkins 360 Fit Tone (Exercise TV)

Length: About 20 minutes
Equipment needed: One pair of dumbbells
The gist: Total-body strengthening routine, good for people with beginner or intermediate fitness levels.
FYI: Includes running in place, lunges, lateral movement, squats

26. Shaun T Shoulders, Biceps, and Triceps Workout

Length: Roughly 24 minutes
Equipment needed: Two sets of dumbbells, one heavy, one lighter (find the weight that works for you — Shaun T says that it should be heavy enough that by rep 7, you’re “feeling it.”)
The gist: Strength-training circuits focused on your upper body
FYI: Includes push-ups, boxing, some lateral movement, lots of dumbbell moves

27. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Level 1

Length: 27 minutes
Equipment needed: Dumbbells
The gist: This is a beginner workout with both strength-training moves and cardio. The video offers modifications to make moves harder and easier.
FYI: Includes some jumps, push-ups, squats, lunges, and lateral movement

28. 30-Minute Total Body Strength and Conditioning Workout (Jen Widerstrom and David Jack for EVEN Hotels)

Length: 30 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Total-body strength and conditioning workout. Part 1: Back-to-back exercises for 50 seconds each, with little transition. Part 2: Ladder strength circuit. Part 3: 8 strength and conditioning exercises, 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest. Part 4: Stretches.
FYI: Includes lunges, hops, lateral movement, squats, burpees, running in place

29. The Ultimate 30-Minute Cardio Pilates Workout (Class FitSugar)

Length: 30 minutes
Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells
The gist: 30-minute workout that includes pilates, strength training, and cardio.
FYI: Includes jumps, squats, lunges, running in place, lateral movement

30. Beachbody Live! Workout With Debbie Siebers

Length: About 33 minutes
Equipment needed: None
The gist: Warm-up includes yoga poses and flows; workout includes mostly plank work.
FYI: Includes squats, mountain climbers

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Obama’s pitiful Kiev remark nutshelled in hilarious, imagined conversation

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Pitiful. Again.

As Twitchy reported, President Obama earlier issued a pathetic warning to Ukraine: There “will be consequences” if you “step over the line,” guys. He’s totally serious with stern face and all!

But he wasn’t done. It’s also “unacceptable” and he “strongly condemns” it. Oh well. Case closed.

http://twitter.com/#!/ConsWahoo/status/436315653281447936

Yep.

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Giggling madly! We can just imagine the conversation, if so …

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/436316564309430272

Aching. Sides. Thank goodness for Twitter. We have to laugh so we don’t cry.

http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/436316738733735936

And another boom:

http://twitter.com/#!/vonbeasley/status/436316146732523520

Bingo.

Related:

‘Big bad mom jeans’: President Obama issues stunningly pathetic warning to Ukraine

Woman’s ‘powerful,’ ‘must-see’ message goes viral: ‘I am a Ukrainian’

President Optics: ‘Kiev: ON FIRE; Venezuela: ON FIRE; Obama: Watching a movie’ [pics]

Not funny because it’s true: Kiev, Shmiev! Greg Gutfeld slams John Kerry

‘That’ll teach them’: Jay Carney says White House is ‘appalled’ by deadly violence in Kiev [pics, video]

Garry Kasparov connects Ukraine massacre to Obama’s incompetence

Sochi Olympics compete with Ukrainian protests for world’s attention

On phone, Biden urges President Yanukovich to exercise ‘maximum restraint’

Report: Deputy opposition leader in Ukraine believed hit by shrapnel

‘You go, Ukraine!’ Ukrainians topple, smash statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev [pics]

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