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Make It Mediterranean

We might not be able to make it to Greece or Southern Italy any time soon, but we can bring the cuisine to us by celebrating the Mediterranean diet in our own kitchens. The healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet are touted by numerous studies, and for good reason: It promotes heart health, good vision, and weight control, to name a few. An easy way to get the Mediterranean diet into your own life is by dressing up an everyday salad with elements of this regional cuisine.

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NYC Trainers Share Their Biggest Gym Pet Peeves

Quick, think of your biggest gym pet peeve. It's probably not too hard: There's the treadmill hog, oblivious of everyone else patiently waiting for their turn. Or how about the social media addict completely blocking your path to the free weights in their quest to take the perfect selfie? And don't even get us started on the frustrating challenges of a crowded gym at the start of a new year!

Endurance Exercise Makes You Smarter!

If you need an extra motivator to hit the pavement in the morning, consider this: Logging those miles might actually boost your brain power. According to a new study published in the Journal of Physiology, sustained aerobic exercise (like running or cycling) promotes neurogenesis in the brain, meaning it may make you better at learning new things and wrestling with challenges. (BTW: We have The Truth About Your Runner's High.)

Sporty-Sexy V-Day Lingerie You'll Want to Wear All Year Round

Heidi Klum Intimates Before Sunrise Soft Cup Bra and Bikini

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Its like a sweatshirt, but the lingerie version! ($45 and $22; heidiklumintimates.com)

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Olympia Activewear Bia Short

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These short shorts are actually meant for working out, but throw on a sheer bra and they make for a bedroom-appropriate ensemble. ($72; olympiaactivewear.com)

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Mary Young Bra Top

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This athletic-inspired bra top looks super sexy paired with a lace bottom, but also works as a crop top with a high-waisted skirt. ($98; maryyoung.ca) (We've got more Sexy Sports Bras to Spice Up Your Workouts too.)

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Negative White Essaouira Bodysuit

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Not quite lace and not quite mesh, this bodysuit feels sporty layered with a bra but can also be sexy with nothing underneath. ($200; negativeunderwear.com)

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Fabletics Hudson Bralette

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This fun little bralette is totally seamless, making it the ultimate in comfort. ($30; fabletics.com)

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Michi Bionic Bodysuit

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A bodysuit that keeps you covered where it counts and shows off everything else transitions seamlessly from the barre (with some leggings on top!) to the bedroom. ($325; michiny.com)

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Xirena Midnight Train Metallic Tais Bra and Cleo Panty

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This bra and panty combo is sophisticated and the opposite of over the top—in the best way. ($79 and $51; shopxirena.com) (Have you tried our 5-Day, Look-Good-Naked Diet Plan?)

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Cosabella Triathalon Sports Bralet

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This sports bra offers strategic mesh in just the right places. Workout date, anyone? ($64; cosabella.com)

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The Nude Label Cut Out Bra

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This cotton bra is soft enough to wear to bed, but the cutout adds an edge of sexiness for goings-on before sleep. ($50; thenudelabel.com)

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Why Are Some To Dos Just So Hard to Get Done?

The first rule of productivity: Make a To Do list. But why do some things on your list get done the minute you write them down while others linger for days?

Your task completion probably has more to do with your efforts to maintain a strong self-esteem and social esteem (or how others see you), says Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at DePaul University and author of the book Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting it Done.