If You’re Waiting for Someone to Tell You What To Do to Flatten the Curve, Here It Is

How to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, by Tanya Basu and Karen Hao in MIT Technology Review, published March 13: A ton of just extremely practical tips, from how to safely handle packages to how to shop for groceries. The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Distancing, by Kaitlyn Tiffany in The Atlantic, published […]

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15 Foods Proven to Flatten Your Belly

Dark chocolate Aleksandrova Karina/Shutterstock Be sure to check the label before you buy chocolate bars; they could be healthier than you think. Dark chocolate that contains more than 60 percent cacao has high antioxidant properties. “It can decrease inflammation and curb your sweet cravings,” Crandall says, “so you’re not just reaching for that milk chocolate […]


8 Exercises That Flatten Your Belly (Without a Single Crunch)

Fitness Antea GatalicaJul 11 Crunches were once the answer to sit-ups, the gym warm-up of our elementary school days. Now both abdominal exercises have a bad rap in the fitness community. The repetitive flexing of the lumbar spine, or lower back, has been implicated in back injuries as serious as disc hernias. The following exercises […]

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23 Tricks to Flatten Your Belly—Without a Lick of Exercise

Wear shaping underwear iStock/Peter Hermus Spanx are maybe no one’s idea of a good time, but sometimes you just need a little extra (firm) help to flatten your tummy to wear your favorite dress or for a special evening out. And there’s nothing wrong with turning to technology to help you get there. Body shaping […]


The One Exercise That Will Flatten Your Stomach in 10 Minutes

progressman/ShutterstockMoms everywhere know the struggle of post-baby bulge, or that extra bit of flab that leaves their bellies wiggly and jiggly. It seems like all of the crunches in the world can’t flatten their stomachs again. Still, few know the scientific term behind this common complaint. Also called diastasis recti, it occurs during pregnancy as […]