'I'm sorry': Conor McGregor to Dana White after Mayweather loss

Conor McGregor apologizes to Dana White

People tuned in all over the world on August 26 to watch the highly anticipated fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Though McGregor didn’t beat Mayweather—Mayweather won the match by TKO in the 10th round—he put up a valiant effort against one of the best boxers of all time.


Surprisingly, the usually brash and outspoken McGregor was rather humbled by the loss, as evidenced by a recent video from “All Access”.

In the behind-the-scenes video, McGregor apologized to UFC president Dana White for losing to Mayweather.


White was quick to pacify McGregor, saying he had nothing but praise for the Irishman’s performance against “Money” Mayweather.

Watch the entire clip below.

Even though McGregor came up short, with all the money made during this bout it’s safe to say this was a win-win.


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Photos: Julianne Hough flaunts killer body in tiny bikini over Labor Day weekend

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough isn’t just one of the hottest female celebrities in the business, she’s also one of the fittest.

The professional dancer, actress, and two-time champion on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars sent the Internet into a complete meltdown after sharing a post-wedding photo of her insanely ripped six-pack on Instagram. Needless to say, she works out like a fiend.


The Footloose and Rock of Ages star was spotted at the beach in a tiny bikini, alongside husband Brooks Laich over Labor Day weekend.

Here are some of the jaw-dropping shots from Hough’s action-packed day at the beach.

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7 jaw-dropping photos of Carice van Houten

Carice Van Houten

You may know her best as Melisandre, or the Red Priestess, from Game of Thrones, but Carice van Houten has a long and decorated history as a Dutch actress.

She was voted “Best Dutch Actress of All Time,” and has won a record-breaking five Golden Calves for best actress at The Netherlands Film Festival, according to IMDB.


Although she plays a haggard old woman disguised as a red-headed priestess on Game of Thrones, in real life she’s a stunning, jaw-dropping beauty.

Click through for more photos of the talented actress.

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Gyro breakfast burritos

Gyro Breakfast Burritos

You can freeze these delicious burritos whole, then zap in the microwave for a fast, satisfying breakfast any day of the week.

It’s a foolproof make-ahead meal that’ll keep you full for hours.


Nutrition information (per burrito):

Calories: 369; total fat: 17g; protein: 24g; carbs: 33g; sugar: 4g; fiber: 6g

Recipe and photo by Judy Barbe, R.D. author of Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest, Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well-Being.

1lb 95% lean ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp fennel seeds
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach, cooked, drained
2 Tbsp. raisins
9 eggs
½ cup feta cheese
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup cucumber, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
10 whole-wheat tortillas

How to make it 

Make yogurt dressing by combining yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, mint, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a large, non-stick skillet, add beef and onion. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, cinnamon, fennel seeds, and cayenne pepper. Add spinach and raisins. Cook until heated throughout.

(At this point, the mixture may be refrigerated overnight or frozen for later use. Thaw before using, and heat in large, non-stick skillet over medium heat.)

In a medium bowl, stir eggs with a fork or whisk until well-beaten. Pour eggs into beef mixture. Stir, and cook until eggs are set, about 10 minutes.

To make burritos, spoon filling onto tortilla. Sprinkle feta cheese over the filling, then drizzle yogurt sauce over cheese. Fold tortilla around filling.

Burritos may be frozen, but omit the yogurt sauce. Wrap each burrito in plastic or foil, and store in an air-tight container. Unwrap, and reheat in microwave.

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Pistachio and wild blueberry no-bake Brie

Pistachio and Wild Blueberry No-Bake Brie

This amazingly easy-to-assemble Brie is flavored with blueberry jam and pistachios. Spread it on top of whole grain toast or serve it over a green salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 200; total fat: 12g; protein: 9g; carbohydrates: 15g

Recipe and photo courtesy Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, NJ.

1 (7-oz) wheel Brie cheese
1/4 cup wild blueberry jam or preserves
2 Tbsp shelled pistachios, crumbled
2 pears or apples, thinly sliced

How to make it 

Top the Brie with jam and pistachios. Serve with pears or apples.

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5 ways MLB star J.D. Martinez trains to build muscle and blast powerful home runs

J.D. Martinez, MLB player

Arizona Diamondbacks star J.D. Martinez had a day for the ages on September 4.

The outfielder blasted four home runs in a single game to power the D-Backs to a 13-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Martinez became the 18th player (and the very first Diamondback) in MLB history to have four homers in one game. He joined Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett as the second player to do it in the 2017 season.

Martinez has been a powerful force for Arizona since his acquisition from the Detroit Tigers. This historic game gave Martinez 34 home runs for the season, and his fifth over a stretch of two games.


And based on how hard he goes in the gym, it’s no wonder he hit this milestone.

Here are five ways Martinez trains to demolish on the diamond.

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Shrimp and sausage foil packets

Opening one of these foil packets unwraps an explosion of aroma, color, and flavor.

Tucked inside are plump shrimp that have been tossed with Cajun spices and a rainbow of vegetables—zucchini, red bell peppers, and corn—along with slices of Andouille sausage and fresh herbs. They all simmer together in the pouch, and create a mouthwatering sauce.

Best of all, the packets can go from freezer to oven, so they’re a breeze to make ahead of time.


Nutrition information (per 1-packet serving):

Calories 350; total fat 16g; protein 32g; carbs 17g; fiber 2g

2 Tbsp salt-free Cajun or Creole seasoning
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 ¼ pounds cleaned large shrimp
2 fully cooked andouille sausage links (6 ounces total), very thinly sliced
2 medium zucchini (8 ounces each), sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into thin strips
3 cups corn kernels (one 1-pound bag frozen corn)
½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 cup dry white wine, such as pinot grigio
1/3 cup olive oil

How to make it 

In a medium bowl, combine the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp, and toss to coat.

Place eight large (10×18″) pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface.

Divide the sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, and corn among the foil pieces, placing the vegetables in the center of each. Top each with shrimp (about 5 or 6), sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon parsley and 1 tablespoon basil. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons wine, and about 2 teaspoons oil. Fold each piece of foil to form a packet, sealing tightly and leaving a little room inside for air to circulate. The packets may be refrigerated or frozen at this stage.

To continue, preheat the oven to 425°. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet, and cook until the shrimp are cooked through and the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 13 minutes. Open the packets slowly, being careful of the hot steam. Transfer the shrimp, vegetables, and sauce that’s accumulated to individual bowls or plates.

To refrigerate and heat: Place uncooked packets in the refrigerator, where they will keep for up to 1 day. When ready to cook, follow the above instructions, adding roughly 5 minutes to the cook time for a total of about 18 minutes.

To freeze and heat: Place uncooked packets into sealable plastic bags, keeping them level and upright. (Two packets fit well into a gallon-size bag). Freeze for up to 2 months. There is no need to thaw before cooking. Remove the frozen packets from the bags, place them on a baking tray in a cold oven set to 425°. Once the oven comes to temperature, continue to cook for 35 to 40 minutes.

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4 Ways Water Helps with Weight Loss

How much water do you drink every day? For most adults, the answer is, “Not enough.”

According to some estimates, the average adult drinks fewer than five cups of water per day; active adults drink more water than their less-active peers but are still drinking far less than the recommended 64 ounces of water per day — and dehydration could impact the number on the scale.

Research published in the Annals of Family Medicine found an association between dehydration and obesity: Those who drank the least water had the highest body mass index.

“Regardless of your weight, drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help keep you hydrated and feeling your best,” says Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, and an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan. “It’s a healthy habit that is easy and inexpensive.”

If you’re trying to lose weight, here are four research-backed reasons to drink more water:


When it comes to weight loss, choosing iced coffee, soda and sports drinks might make it harder to lose weight. The reason: Choosing these beverages over water could add calories (and pounds).

On the flip side, the more water you drink, the fewer calories you consume, according to research published in The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2016 study found that those who drink one extra 8-ounce glass of water per day consumed 68 fewer calories; those who drank three extra glasses of water consumed 205 fewer calories, leading to 1/2 pound of weight loss per week.

“I have found that sometimes people may think they are hungry when they are really thirsty,” says Chang. “Drinking water or eating fruits and vegetables, which are high in water content, may help curb that craving and help keep you hydrated.”


Too tired to work out? Chugging a glass of water could help you go from the couch to the treadmill. “Dehydration can make you feel sluggish,” says Joan Salge Blake, EdD, a dietitian, clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University and author of “Nutrition & You.”

Increasing water intake from 1.2 liters (about four 8-ounce glasses) to 2.5 liters (eight 8-ounce glasses) for three days helped improve mood and reduce fatigue, according to a study published in PLOS One. The same study found drinking less water was associated with lower moods, headaches and fatigue — and nothing tanks a workout faster than a headache, bad mood and total exhaustion.


Increasing your water intake can also increase your metabolism. Research published in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking 16 ounces of water led to a temporary 30% spike in metabolism. Drinking one-and-a-half more liters of water every day could help you burn 200 more calories daily.

A second study cast doubt on the original, but noted a small increase in metabolism associated with drinking cold water (but no increase after drinking water at room temperature). Although research on the effect of water on metabolism is conflicting, Blake believes water is never a bad choice, noting, “Water is an important nutrient. It’s a refreshing beverage with zero calories.”



There is a reason the American Council on Exercise recommends drinking 17–20 ounces of water 2–3 hours before a workout, 21–30 ounces per one-hour of exercise and 8 ounces within 30 minutes of finishing a workout. “If you’re trying to work out when you’re dehydrated, you won’t be able to achieve peak performance,” Blake says.

Blake advises weighing in before and after a workout: For every pound of weight lost — which is all water loss — she suggests drinking 2 1/2–3 cups of water. The color of your urine is also a key indicator of hydration, according to Chang.

“Typically, your urine will be very light colored if you are well-hydrated,” she says. “If your urine is dark, then you likely need more water.”

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5 Moves to Turn the Playground into Your Gym

Save the gym for the dark, cold winter days, or go to the gym but also include outdoor workouts while the weather is good. Sarah Applegarth, owner and trainer at Active Life Conditioning in Collingwood, Ontario, might work mostly from a gym, but she has a few clients who prefer an outdoor atmosphere — and in Canada, when the weather is warm, you take advantage of it and do as much as possible outside. Trust her — you can get just as brutal a workout on the monkey bars as you can on the pullup bar.

Here are five moves that’ll tap into your inner child as well as whip you into shape:


For newer strength-training clients, Applegarth uses the table as an incline: the pushups are done by bracing against a table, bench or slide. For more advanced clients, she reverses it and has them use the bench as a decline: Prop your feet up and keep your hands on the ground as you do pushups.


Pullups (palms facing forward) and chinups (palms facing you) are another of Applegarth’s staples for playground workouts, since they offer a shot of upper-body strength and quickly give you a serious workout. If the monkey bars are too low, simply bend your legs at the knee so you’re not touching the ground. (Bonus points if you can keep going and get across the monkey bars.)


Use the slide or a bench to elevate your back leg, Applegarth suggests. Now, perform the split squat, bending the knee of the leg that’s still on the ground. It will challenge your balance and core in addition to strengthening your legs and glutes like a standard squat would.


Use those often-ignored-by-kids parallel bars to do some reverse pushups. Hang onto the bars in either a pullup or chinup hold, then walk your legs out straight. Now, pull yourself up toward the bar: It’s called a reverse pushup because you’re essentially doing an upside-down pushup. It’s also a great way to work toward improving your pushup form and being able to nail a pullup or chinup.


Use the slide or bench again for some side planking with your legs stacked on the bench or slide (the lower the prop, the more beginner-friendly the move will be). While holding your body in a straight, stacked line, slowly raise and lower the top leg.



For a full-body workout, the garhammer is hard to beat; even the name is terrifying … That might be why Applegarth loves it. Hang from the bar like you’re about to do a chinup, but instead of using your arms to pull up, stay hanging and use your lower core to pull your legs up to your chest (or as high as you can get them), bending at the hip and the knee. You can do this either as a dynamic movement quickly for a heart-rate raiser, or as a static movement for a slower burn. Either way, you’re getting a ton of upper-body work from hanging on the bar, while hitting those hard-to-target lower abs.

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What 33 Grams of Fiber Looks Like

Fiber is an important part of your diet and is essential for a healthy digestive tract, however, most Americans aren’t getting enough. The Daily Recommended Intake (DRI) for fiber is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men, but the average American consumes only 15 grams per day.

Fiber comes from the structural part of plant foods that our bodies don’t digest. But just because we don’t absorb it, doesn’t mean fiber isn’t important. In fact, both soluble and insoluble fiber have powerful effects on your digestive health.


Sometimes called “roughage,” insoluble fiber speeds digestion and adds bulk to the waste in your digestive tract. Examples of insoluble fiber include wheat bran, vegetables and whole grains. Put simply, insoluble fiber keeps you “regular.” It also can help reduce your risk of colon cancer and other diseases.

Soluble fiber, on the other hand, acts like a sponge, absorbing water and forming a gel in your GI tract. Examples of soluble include oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, peas and some fruits and vegetables; it’s also found in psyllium. Soluble fiber helps soften stool, slow the absorption of sugar and protect against heart disease by helping to lower cholesterol. It also feeds the good gut bacteria.


Fiber can also be a strong ally if you’re trying to lose weight. Because it’s digested slowly, it can help you feel full and satisfied between meals. It also allows you to eat fewer calories without feeling overly hungry.



Where can you find fiber in your diet? Good sources of fiber include: whole fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains like whole wheat, brown rice, oats and barley. Although all plant foods naturally contain fiber, refined and highly processed foods (Think: white flour, white rice and apple juice) are stripped of it, so steer clear of those if you’re looking to increase your fiber intake.

Here is a meal-by-meal breakdown to help you get the recommended amount of fiber every day, including a simple egg sandwich, Mediterranean barley with chickpeas, an apple with peanut butter and high-fiber chicken and black bean enchiladas for a grand total of about 33 grams of fiber.

Here are 8 more ways to sneak fiber into your day.

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