Andrea Chapman

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

20 Bags That Need To Be On Your Bucket List

If the fashion world's mania for Mansur Gavriel has taught us one thing, it's that we know a good bucket bag when we see one. If it's taught us …

Bucket Lists

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.

Clothing

Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

<b>2. The Line Lift</b><br>Stuck in line at the store? Use the time to practice your balance. Lift one foot slightly off the floor and see how long you can stand on one leg, then try the other. Since you have to clench your abs as you do this, you’ll be getting a mini core workout as you wait.<p><b>3. The Phone</b> …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge

The name Hundred comes from the number of arm pumps and breaths required as you hold the position with your core muscles engaged. We’ll show you the step-by-step instructions, below, taken from our new book <i>The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> by our friend and Pilates instructor Brooke Siler. But …

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing. The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and immerse yourself in another culture, whether it …

5 Tools for Mastering Fear

Of the many unpleasant emotions we can experience, fear may just top the list.<p>But fear is more than just physically unpleasant. Fear can also keep us from pursuing the things in life that really matter -- like following our dreams, and developing and taking care of important relationships.<p>I have …

Mindfulness

What An Organized Person Thinks When They Enter Your Home

Everyone has <i>that</i> person in their life who takes their organization just a little too far for your comfort. Maybe it's your friend without kids or even your mother-in-law -- whoever it is you know exactly what you're getting yourself into when you go visit them. But what happens if they go to your …

Cat People Way More Likely To Date Dog People Than Vice Versa. Plus Other Fun Facts About Pets And Dating

If you're single and ready to mingle, run to your local animal shelter. Now.<p>A survey by Match.com and PetSmart Charities released last month shows that the rumors are true -- man's best friend might also be man's best <i>wing</i>man. And getting your pet from a shelter doesn't hurt, either.<p>According to the …

On Men, Child Care and Work

<i>"The next move in the women's movement will be to make it also a men's movement."</i> Anne-Marie Slaughter<p>One of my great pleasures of the past few years has been meeting and getting to know Anne-Marie Slaughter.<p>Last week, I saw her at the Personal Democracy Forum Conference and had the chance to catch …

Child Care

Is It Ever OK To Pursue Your Happiness At The Cost Of Someone Else's?

For the past four decades I have specialized in helping people form, fix, and rebuild intimate relationships. Sadly, despite every possible effort expended, some don't survive. Even once-loving couples have a hard time surviving indiscretions, worn-out repetitions of bored interactions, or life's …

Relationships