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  • Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting

    Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting
    Merry Christmas. I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug. Unfortunately, that's not possible....
  • One minute with pushup champ April Calderon

    One minute with pushup champ April Calderon
    April Calderon recently cranked out 61 pushups in one minute while balancing precariously on three medicine balls at Chicago's Millennium Park. The key is “great balance, mental toughness and lots and lots of practice,” said Calderone, a...
  • Good Form: A plank pose that goes further

    Good Form: A plank pose that goes further
    Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called "plank pose into chaturanga dandasana." Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles. Begin in a straight-arm...
  • Walking counts as exercise

    Walking counts as exercise
    "People try all these insane diets," then give up when they don't lose weight and don't feel any better, says Vik Khanna, executive director of Health and Wellness for Mercy Health Ministry in Chesterfield, Mo. Instead, Khanna recommends baby steps to...
  • A Midwestern warm-up

    A Midwestern warm-up
    "So what brings you here?" my massage therapist, Serena, asked while leading me from the Aspira spa's hot tub to the soft table where she would rub me down in a haze of sandalwood oil for the next 50 minutes. "Just looking for a warm-up," I said....
  • Interview: Now behind the camera, Cindy Crawford keeping busy with work, life

    Interview: Now behind the camera, Cindy Crawford keeping busy with work, life
    What has supermodel Cindy Crawford – who was hard to miss in the 1980s and ‘90s thanks to her countless magazine covers and Pepsi and Revlon commercials, not to mention her MTV show “House of Style” — been up to the last...
  • Interview: Jillian Michaels is not here to shout at you

    Interview: Jillian Michaels is not here to shout at you
    What’s it like to go out to eat with Jillian Michaels, the drill sergeant-like trainer on NBC’s weight loss reality TV series “The Biggest Loser” — known for getting in the faces of the show’s overweight contestants?...
  • The benefits of long, low-intensity exercise

    The benefits of long, low-intensity exercise
    Can an intense, hour-long workout compensate for sitting on your rear all day? A small new study suggests it might not – that you’d be better off walking more and standing up throughout the day, rather than cramming in a vigorous workout....
  • Interview: WWE's David Otunga featured on Muscle & Fitness cover

    Interview:  WWE's David Otunga featured on Muscle & Fitness cover
    It’s great to see a Harvard Law graduate with an Oscar-winning fiancee and the physique of a bodybuilder finally catch a break. David Otunga – whose friendly demeanor makes him easy to like, all kidding aside – is on the cover of the...
  • 'Biggest Loser' winner opens yoga studio in Evanston

    'Biggest Loser' winner opens yoga studio in Evanston
    “Biggest Loser” winner and Wheeling native Danni Allen and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” opened a yoga studio in Evanston last week called One2One. The name is a play on the 121 pounds Allen lost on the NBC...
  • Lady Gaga professes her love for Chicago pizza

    Lady Gaga professes her love for Chicago pizza
    Maybe Lady Gaga isn’t so different after all. The pop star known for her eccentric outfits and music videos admitted during an interview with Sirius XM Hits 1 radio Friday that she has a hard time resisting Chicago pizza like the rest of us....
  • Kid Rock performs at Underground Wonder Bar, Vince Vaughn plays WhirlyBall, First Lady dines at Cafe Spiaggia

    Kid Rock performs at Underground Wonder Bar, Vince Vaughn plays WhirlyBall, First Lady dines at Cafe Spiaggia
    Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios? The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...