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Work the Whole Core with 17 Effective Ab Exercises

Athletes need a strong core foundation for powerful movements and specific ab exercises are only a small piece of the program. In fact, the best ab …

Workouts

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …

Genetics

This simple face massage makes you look younger in 90 seconds

More than a decade ago, exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann developed a quick self-massage series on the face and neck to help clients with chronic …

Lips

We visited Dollar Tree and Dollar General to see which was a better store — and the winner was clear

Bargain-hunting has been the flavor of the past decade.<p>Since the recession, cost-conscious consumers have flocked to off-price, thrift, and dollar stores in search of good deals. As a result, these stores have seen a surge in sales.<p>From 2010 to 2015, US dollar-store sales grew to $45.3 billion from …

eCommerce

We are witnessing the death of the millennial hipster – and it could cost the travel industry dear

I am suffering from a strange new Millennial affliction. Pulled pork gives me indigestion. Ironic T-shirts make me sick. Selfies have become an embarrassing practice from my near-youth, along with wearing too much kohl and advocating red-hot socialism. I no longer find exposed-brick cocktail bars …

Swimming Pools

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

Home Decorating

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Televisions

Make these zesty lemon ricotta pancakes to brighten up your morning

There are a few keys to great pancakes: They’re soft on the inside, have a crispy ring around the edge, and are fluffy enough to stand up to healthy …

16 Extra Filling Meals That Will Reaffirm Your Commitment to the Whole30 Diet

Cooking

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Eat For Full Body Weight Loss, According To A Dietician

You need to feed your body in order to lose weight. Why? Healthy food gives you energy to exercise, boost metabolism and keeps you feeling full so …

Nutrition

What’s in This?: Kirkland Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken

All 10 ingredients in this pre-roasted bird, explained (yep, even sodium phosphate)We’re often told that you should never eat anything (or put …

Nutrition

10 of the Most Shocking Royal Family Feuds in History

Photo: Historia/REX/Shutterstock<p><b>Matilda vs. the People</b><p>At the age of 58, King Henry I appointed his daughter, Matilda, the heir to the throne of …

Countertop Air Fryers: More Than Hot Air?

The allure of air fryers is that they deliver the same deliciously crunchy taste of fried food, using little or no oil. To see how this new crop of …

Dressing for Two

The prudish, sexy, shaming, expensive history of maternity clothes.<p>I am eight months pregnant. I am thrilled to be eight months pregnant. I <i>like</i> being pregnant. I waddle along the streets of Austin, Texas, with my head held high, both out of a sense of enduring accomplishment and for balance. We …

Pregnancy

Jumbo Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Dessert

A perfect treat for all peanut butter lovers! Have you had a good day at work? Your daughter made you proud today? Coping with a terrible breakup or …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Food & Dining

Why we crave sugar, and how to beat the habit

It is the end of January, and Instagram is bursting with self-effacing pictures of people who swore off sugar at the beginning of the month, only to fail. My boys both decided to cut back on the sweet stuff that became commonplace over the holidays, but they too are struggling. The soda they drank …

Nutrition

The Things That Come to Those Who Wait

A sociocultural history of the line.<p>A many-legged organism winds its way through Soho, crawling the block at an excruciating pace. It strains the flow of New York sidewalk traffic, as ubiquitous as the Eastern gray squirrel, attracting the attention of an alien from Mars. The sound it emits is of …

Winston Churchill

You Can Fry Onions (and Garlic and Shallots) in the Microwave

A fried allium is the perfect finishing touch. Whether on top of a medium-rare steak, and creamy potato soup, or a gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese …

Onions

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

8 Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Meals You Should Make In 2018 For Weight Loss

We tend to think of slow cooker meals as savory, rich comfort foods and ultimately unhealthy! But, contrary to popular belief, slow cooker meals can …