Alyssa R.

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5 habits that set you up for junk food cravings

Cravings are an unfortunate fact of life. One second, you're on the road to weight-loss triumph. Then, bam, your willpower is torn to shreds by the physical urge to house some fat and/or sugar, no matter the form.<p>"The number one thing my clients say is, 'I know what I should be doing, but cravings …

5 Reasons Your Boobs Are So Damn Sore Right Now

Wait...coffee??<p>So, boobs: Overall, they’re pretty great—regardless of their size or shape. But, damn, they can be painful sometimes.<p>Boob pain can happen for a variety of reasons—check those bra sizes, girls!—but, there’s one super-scary one that breast pain is largely not related to: breast …

Women's Health

5 Ways to Soothe Anxious Dogs

Dogs are man's best friends; they share many of our emotions and can experience anxiety just like us. It is normal for a dog to become nervous when life changes occur. So instead of punishing innocent behavior, seek out help to relieve their stress.<p>Pets can become stressed for several different …

Massage Therapy

12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Tune in to these complexion clues.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They're experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If …

Skin Care

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

Cleaning

Does Exercise Really Fight Depression?

We break down the science behind how sweat can make you happier<p>The prescription for a case of the blues might be a pair of running shoes and advice to get moving. A new study from the U.K. adds to the growing evidence that exercise really can fight depression—and make you less likely to develop it …

6 Embarrassing Things We All Do—and Why

Admit it: You've done at least one of these things before. Turns out, there's a scientific explanation for why.<p>1. Getting Caught Talking to …

How Successful People Stay Calm

While I've run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them...<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain …

Emotional Intelligence

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A single serving of pie-inspired goodness, filled with warm spices and layers of tangy yogurt.</i><p>I’m an …

Pumpkin Pie

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

makes 12 Servings<p>Every good party needs a Champagne punch recipe. Pomegranate juice adds a sweet-tart note—not to mention, a festive color.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup water<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne<p>1 1/2 cups white rum<p>1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice<p>1 large lemon, thinly …

Recipes

How to Scale and Gut a Fish

We're showing you how to prep a whole fish at home, so you can impress friends, family, and yourself.<p><i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're showing you how to prep a whole fish at home,</i> …

Fish