As “Wonder Woman” garners stellar ratings and remains on track for a record-breaking opening weekend, a Fox News panel is conducting a deep dive into a critical matter: Is the Amazonian princess American enough? Fox host Neil Cavuto noted on Friday to guest Dion Baia that “some” have been taking issue with the film’s alleged lack of patriotism — chiefly, that the superhero’s costume color scheme is too un-American.  “Some are calling it less American, Dion, because, well, her outfit isn’t red, white, and blue, and, in order to appeal for foreign audiences, very little reference to America at all,” said the “Your World With Neil Cavuto” host. “I think, nowadays, sadly, money trumps patriotism,” Baia replied. “Especially, recently, I personally feel[…]

It’s no surprise that the majority of dieters blame a lack of self-control on their failure to reach their feel-great weight. However, if you believe that you’ve inherited the low willpower gene, think again. In fact, willpower can actually be strengthened with proper training – just like lifting weights can pump up your muscles. And knowing the right exercises for your brain is the key to replenishing this resource. Ready for the willpower workout? Below are five research-based mental practices that will help improve decision making, conquer cravings, and keep your diet on track. Eat the Right Carbs Self-control is in lock step with your blood sugar. Research from Florida State University reported that when blood sugar levels plummet, you[…]

If you have an Amazon Prime account, it’s high time you make the most of your money. And while “making the most of your money” might mean getting cute and cheap activewear or affordable sneakers, it also means stocking up on healthy grocery staples so you don’t even have to go to the grocery store. These shelf-stable, versatile, always-necessary items are ideal for your healthier lifestyle and cooking, and you’ll never NOT need them. From coconut oil to cook with (and literally cover your body with) to quinoa and oats, you’ll want these items on hand, and Amazon Prime will make that easier for you. RelatedEat Clean in the New Year (For Cheap!) With 9 Budgeting Hacks Chia Seeds: Chia[…]

Carrie Underwood takes multihyphenate to a new level. Not only is she a country music superstar and creator of Calia by Carrie Underwood, but she is also, in her own words, “Your busy mom, friend, and wife, just trying to fit it all in.” We sat down with Carrie to find how she stays so fit as a busy mom. POPSUGAR: What exercises do you squeeze in on your busiest day? Carrie Underwood: If I have 30 minutes, either I’m going to go for a run or do a few rounds of Tabata. That’s my go-to if it’s a quick something or other. PS: What moves do you love for Tabata? CU: The basics like squats, curls, push-ups, shoulder presses.[…]

Slimming down takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. Read on to get our tips for feeling less bloated and puffy – and having a flatter belly – by the end of today! RelatedThe 1 Change I Made to Cure 10 Years of Feeling Bloated

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won’t be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls. It’s OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein and 1.1 grams of fiber, and because they’re portable, you can pack some along for long bike rides or hikes for a quick pick-me-up. You’ll love that they’re made with just four ingredients – not 10 or more, like many of the protein bars you find at the store. The chickpeas and peanuts are the source of protein, which is perfect if you’re not a fan[…]

Need an extra boost before a 5K, half-marathon, or triathlon? Make your coffee work harder for you with this trick we picked up from Disneyland executive chef and Ironman triathlon competitor Chris Faulkner. He cuts caffeine for three weeks leading up to race-day – completely. Seriously. No coffee, no matcha – nothing. On race-day, he makes a coffee protein smoothie, which he told us feels like rocket fuel since his body hasn’t had caffeine in so long. While you’re heightening the performance-enhancing, calorie-burning effects of coffee, you’re also going to reap the, eh, . . . digestive . . . benefits of introducing caffeine into your caffeine-cleansed system. What we’re trying to say is you’ll definitely get things “moving” in[…]

Stress caused Ashley Witter’s weight to reach an unhealthy range, and it wasn’t until she got a tip from a family member that she realized she needed to get help. Ashley: Before After enduring some difficult life changes and dealing with a high-stress job, she turned to food as a comfort. Her aunt told her about a weight-loss treatment center called Structure House, where Ashley was able to lose almost 100 pounds in less than a year. But to her, it was less about pounds lost and more about how she felt – she wanted the “old Ashley” back. She got what she hoped for, and then some. It took a lot of work, but Ashley quit her job, took[…]

”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” could have been a totally different album altogether, were it not for a simple misunderstanding. Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has revealed how the title and concept of the British band’s eighth album actually came to him during an airplane flight with a roadie, Mal Evans. McCartney said in an interview posted to his website on May 25 that the idea behind the record, which celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday, all emanated from him mishearing Evans asking him to “pass the salt and pepper.” “I thought he said Sergeant Pepper,” said McCartney. “I went, ‘Oh! Wait a minute, that’s a great idea!’” After having “a laugh about it,” McCartney, 74, said he immediately “started thinking about Sergeant Pepper as a[…]

Rolled oats sound healthier for you than quick oats because they’re less processed, right? So if steel-cut oats are even less processed than rolled oats, they’re the healthiest of them all, right? If you’re not even sure what the different types of oats are, the explanation below should clear things up. To shed some light about which oats are better for you, check out the chart comparison below. Steel-cut oats Old-fashioned (rolled) oats Quick oats Description Also called Irish or Scotch oats, these are cut, not rolled. They look like chopped-up rice, take the longest to cook, and have a slightly chewy consistency. Sometimes called rolled oats, these look like flat little ovals. When processing these oats, the kernels are[…]