Amy Mascaro

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Try this 7-day low-carb meal plan

If you want to get a handle this year on your weight and blood sugar, a low-carb diet may be your best bet. That's because reducing carbohydrates in your diet helps to take away the reliance on insulin, a hormone that, when used too much, may increase the risk for obesity and other components of …

Healthy Eating

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you from the blast and fallout if North Korea attacks

How likely is nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the United States …

How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week

• POPSUGAR<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• meal prep<p>High-Protein Mason Jar Salads<p>How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week<p>Shares<p>Colourful chopped veg and …

Ethereal Shawl Free Knitting Pattern

Going Places Shawl Free Knitting Pattern

These face exercises actually help women look a little younger, study shows

Face exercises may actually work to help people look a little younger, dermatologists say.<p>What they describe as the first-ever clinical assessment of the face-contorting exercises shows subtle but visible changes in the faces of several middle-aged women, making them appear a little younger to the …

Skin Care

Will your diet start Monday? Try the 'non-diet diet'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the new year, if you've been struggling with your weight, you might turn to a new diet for help with shedding pounds.<p>So what will it be in 2018? Weight Watchers? Paleo? Jenny Craig? Low-carb?<p>Some nutritionists say rather than jumping on the latest diet bandwagon or trend, it's time to …

Nutrition

How your body fights back when you diet

Diets do not work.<p>The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn't lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.<p>We suspect most dieters have realized this by now too. And yet, here they are again, setting the same weight loss goal this year that they set last …

Holistic Medicine

How to trick your brain into keeping a New Year’s resolution

Apply the power of habit to your annual goals.<p>Breaking New Year’s resolutions is so time-honored a tradition that companies can actually stake their business model on it. Gyms like Planet Fitness depend on thousands joining up at the beginning of the year, only to fail on the follow-through. They …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

If You Want to Make a New Year's Resolution That Will Change Your Life (And One You'll Actually Stick To) Make It This

It could improve your mental and physical health without having to set foot in the gym.<p>"I'm going to get healthy this year." I've heard countless variations of the "get healthy" resolution from my therapy clients as well as my friends.<p>Some say they're going to hit the gym more often, others say …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

What Is the HD Diet?

In a nutshell, it's hydrophilic foods that fill you up!<p><b>Adapted from The HD Diet</b><p>What if every meal and snack left you feeling satisfied until the next …

Japan's long-breath diet: This diet can easily blow kilograms away; here's all you need to know about it

It helps in burning more fat when our body uses more oxygen.<p>Dieting is not an easy task and most importantly, not everyone's cup of tea. If you keep …

I Did 50 Push-Ups a Day For 2 Weeks, and Here's What My Arms Look Like

Push-ups are freaking hard for me. I've been doing CrossFit for over a year and still, when there are push-ups in the WOD (workout of the day), I really struggle. One message I get from my coaches is that if something is hard for you, it means you need to work on it more.<p>That's why I committed to …

Bodyweight Exercise

7 Days to Slim: A Practical Guide to Feeling Lighter in a Week

Here is your actionable and practical approach to feeling lighter in just one week.<p><i>Adapted from The Women’s Health Fitness Fix: Quick HIIT Workouts,</i> …

Shaun T's 5 Rules of Food

Maintaining your body for the long run will be easier than ever with these actionable food rules.<p><i>Adapted from Shaun T's new book, T Is for</i> …

Fitness

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered dietitians.<p>Best veggie: Dark, leafy greens<p>The best greens are the darkest and …

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Three months later, I’m finally getting around to posting this killer Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup that my mom made for us over …

Cooking

Kung Pao Shrimp

This is one of my mom's signature dishes, and now I'm sharing it with you.<p><i>Adapted from Zac Posen's new cookbook, Cooking with Zac: Recipes From</i> …

Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Bella Lino Wrap Free Knitting Pattern

Puttin' on the glitz with Rozetti Soft Payette!

Easy Ballerina Wrap Free Knitting Pattern

Pluma Shawlette Free Knitting Pattern!

Stitch Sampler Washcloths Free Knitting Pattern

Knitting

Where to Donate Your Knitting and Crochet

Yarncrafting is fun, but it can also do a lot of good. From kids to animals to the homeless, you can send your finished products to many different …

Yarn

Whimsical Wrap Free Knitting Pattern

Knitting

These DIY T-shirt headbands will banish bad hair days

Become a repurposing queen by turning your old T-shirts into headbands. These woven headbands are perfect for workouts, bad hair days, or just for …