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What to Eat Before and After a Workout, According to a Registered Dietitian

You've got your leggings, your sports bra, your sneakers, and a hair tie. You're ready to work out, right? Actually, you're missing one crucial …

11 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make In 15 Minutes Or Less

This Is How To Be Productive Without Being Miserable: 8 Proven Secrets

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

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The Neuroscience & Psychology of Procrastination, and How to Overcome It

Procrastination is a skill, an art, a slight-of-hand technique. I’m procrastinating right now, but you’d never know it. How many tabs do I have open …

Wall Street Journal

20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

MixRadio, Google Photos, Make My Day, Capitals, Geometry Wars 3, Til Morning’s Light, Inbox by Gmail and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest iPhone and iPad apps and games. All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – since the last roundup.<p>All …


8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

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8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.


Every Question You've Ever Had About Flying, Answered By A Pilot

<i>By: Jeremy Glass</i><p><i>Credit:</i><p>Let's just put it right out there: flying is a king-sized pain in the ass.<p>The cramped seats, the recycled air, the turbulence, the mysterious noises, and whaaaaaaaaaaat's the deal with the food? If you can identify with the fourth of the population that gets …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

8 Books for All the Wonderful Weirdos in Your Life

Oh hey, Aunt Gertrude, here's some sexed-up Dickens for you!<p>First she helped us establish the commandments for a kick-ass book club, then she introduced us to her favorite classics and "issues" books. For our final installment from ELLE's February Best Year Ever Coach—professional book group …


Impressions of India: Udaipur

The view from our room at the Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel is so enchanting I could spend the rest of eternity here! When it was still dark, around 6 a.m., I heard the Call to Prayer echoing across the lake, then watched as the daylight slowly revealed the beguiling landscape, and bright bursts of sun …


You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

European Travel

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …