Top 10 Diets That Just Don’t Work

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“We realize that losing weight may be the only goal of these diets for many people. Nevertheless, many of these diets simply don’t work for an extended period of time. When we say “work,” we mean losing the pounds slowly and methodically and being able to maintain your ideal weight without relying on excessive calorie restriction, complicated menus, expensive pills or dramatic food limitations. It means finding a lifestyle change that you can embrace. If you’re one of the many people in search of more information on the do’s and don’ts of dieting, read on to learn about 10 diets that don’t work and why.” w/ photos

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Top 25 Best Coming-Of-Age Movies Ever Made

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“Richard Linklater’s Boyhood continues its seemingly inevitable move towards world domination, expanding to more theaters over the weekend and capturing the imaginations and hearts of even the most jaded moviegoers. Meanwhile, Naomi Foner’s evocative Very Good Girls also opened last weekend (on fewer screens), with a welcome female take on that whole “becoming a grown-up” thing. In other words, it’s a very good time for the coming-of-age movie, where maturity is gained and lessons are learned and lifelong memories are made, so with that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our all-time favorites.” w/ photos

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Top 6 Real Martial Arts Tournaments Crazier Than Mortal Kombat

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“Sadly, the vast majority of us have candy for an ass and are far too removed from our caveman days to get our own knuckles all scuffed up. So instead, we watch people fight our battles for us on the TV, while assuring all within earshot that we could totally whip their butts if we wanted to (we just don’t, and never will want to). But like any spectator event, martial arts tournaments must fight tooth and nail to hold on to our ever more fickle attention spans. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how we end up with certifiably insane competitions like…” w/ photos + videos

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Top 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths Debunked

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“…the exercise industry is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States alone, built partially on selling gadgets and DVDs with incredible claims to people desperate to lose weight or look attractive. Meanwhile, good workout plans and simple truths lurk in the background waiting for their time to shine. All of this results in a ton of misinformation about exercise in general, and while the reality is different for everyone, we’re taking some of those commonly held exercise myths to task, and we have science to back us up. Let’s get started.” w/ photos

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Top 10 People You Probably Didn’t Know Were Black

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“Where a person is raised, or who raised her might determine which ethnic group she identifies with. Or she may feel she shouldn’t have to pick one group over the other. While it hasn’t always been in vogue to claim all the branches of one’s family tree, embracing a multicultural past is becoming increasingly common. Take Hollywood, for example. Gone are the days of film stars escaping outdated perceptions by denying their ethnicity. Many of today’s celebrities are racially ambiguous, from Mariah Carey to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Today, we’re sharing the stories of 10 people (past and present) you may not have known were black. Let’s start with an illustrious French family.” w/ photos

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