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Setting the Mood for Dinner Might Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Ever sit down at a cozy restaurant with the lighting dimmed so low you need to whip out your iPhone flashlight just to read the menu? That kind of ambience may actually lead you to order dishes that have 39 percent more calories than what you might order in brightly lit rooms, according to a new study.

These Celebrity Instagrams Prove You *Can* Stay Fit While Traveling

Lea Michele

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It's no secret that Lea Michele stays fit by working out on the reg—whether she's hitting up Soul Cycle, Pilates, or yoga. But her latest Instagrams prove that a true fit girl never stops moving. While on vacation in Hawaii with friend Jennifer Cohen, Lea posted a video of her cartwheeling around paradise and a snap of her relaxing on a stand-up paddleboard

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Eva Longoria

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While on her honeymoon with new husband José Baston, Eva Longoria Baston showed off her excitement (and her hot body) while swimming. Also on the fit vaca agenda? Swimming in waterfalls. Casual. 

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Amy Schumer

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Our favorite comedienne posted this Instagram video of her running along the beach with a kite (can you think of a better way to work up a sweat on the beach?). But this post isn't all fun and games; she used it to speak out about the "plus-size" label. Her caption read, "Bottom line seems to be that these labels are unnecessary and reserved for women." (And this isn't the only time Amy told body-shaming haters to go fly a kite—pun intended.)

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Julianne Hough

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If you weren't already envious of Julianne Hough's killer dance moves, yoga skills, and amazing body, just take a peek at the pics from her recent Cabo trip with the rest of the Hough girl crew. Can we be adopted into that family? (And then can we have everything from her new activewear line?)

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Ciara

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Ciara's recent trip to the Seychelles islands with her fianceé, Seattle Seahawks player Russel Wilson, was all over Instagram. What we liked even better than her smokin' hot, ripped body and super romantic shots with Wilson? This pic of her first-ever fishing experience. It takes some serious strength to reel one in that big. We're impressed.

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Lolo Jones

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U.S. track star Lolo Jones trades her running spikes for a surfboard while in Costa Rica. She posted this Instagram with the caption "today's workout," proving that the best athletes don't take vacations from fitness, they just switch it up. Also in her workout plans for that vacation: climbing in waterfalls and zip-lining into a pond. (Watch our interview with her to see if any of these are part of her secret weapon workout.)

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Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson might be spending some vacation #FamilyTime relaxing with her feet in the sand—but her stand-up paddleboard isn't far away. (Which is an amazing workout, and easy to catch on to—check out our beginner's guide.)

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Hilary Duff

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Motherhood doesn't stop Hillary Duff from getting adventurous on her Maui vacation. She captioned this Instagram post, "Climbed to the top of this bad boy barefoot." That looks like it would take a lot of guts—and grip strength! Props to you, Hilz. (And also for making fitness a family affair.)

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Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev didn't just lie on the beach while in Hawaii with friends—she free-dived with 22 wild sharks. Um, yikes. Just floating by them would get our hearts racing, never mind all the swimming involved. (Our guess is she followed it up with a little beach yoga.)

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Gisele Bünchen

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The secret to Gisele's model bod (and smiling face)? Chasing after her "little koala." She posted this shot of playing on the beach in Costa Rica with her son, Benjamin.

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Shay Mitchell

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Shay Mitchell shared photos of her Hawaii "SHAYcation" on Instagram—including this shot of her "mermaiding." But her typical workouts aren't this leisurely—just check out what she usually does to break a sweat.

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey's beach look proves you can show off a hot body without showing off a lot of skin—and that the track isn't the only place for a friendly race. She tapped into her competitive side with a beach race while in Antigua. Family fun never looked so fit.

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How to Pick a Ripe Avocado Every Single Time

There's nothing worse than picking out what you think is a perfectly ripe avocado only to slice into it and discover nasty traces of brown. This trick will guarantee a green one every single time.

What you do: Instead of pressing your fingers into the peel, lift up the stem enough to see the color underneath. If it's green, you've got a ripe one—it's ready to eat! If it's brown, it's old and is most likely chock-full of brown spots.