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Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Documentaries

The 11 Smartest Documentaries on Netflix

Expand your mind with stories about conjoined twins, false confessions, and the time John Huston went off to fight in World War II.<p>Perhaps the quickest way to <i>Matrix</i>-download new knowledge into your brain is to consume it in documentary form. All you have to do is plop yourself in front of a screen …

Documentaries

7 essays that every David Sedaris fan should read

The latest book from writer David Sedaris, <i>Calypso</i>, hits shelves on Tuesday, adding yet another tome to the writer's stellar collection. The book is …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

How Stitch Fix's CEO Katrina Lake Built a $2 Billion Company

Early one morning last November, Katrina Lake stepped up to the podium at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, where her tech retail start-up, Stitch Fix, was about to go public. The now 35-year-old CEO was dressed in a burgundy shift and heels. On her hip was an accessory not often seen on Wall …

‘Lean In’: Five Years Later

When Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” — a 228-page manifesto on what women need to do to triumph in the male-dominated workplace — was published five years ago this month, it became a cultural phenomenon.<p>It rode the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year, …

Women's News

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

American College of Sports Medicine

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

20 books everyone should read in their 40s

You're most likely to make a Nobel Prize-winning discovery at 40 — or at least do your most outstanding work, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. But leaving your 30s can also be daunting.<p>Luckily, there are books to guide you along, from memoirs of middle age to …

Middle Age

Where to Get the Best Removable Wallpapers

Renters have spoken: removable wallpaper is one of the best, most inclusive inventions we've ever been handed. We can now let our freak flag fly and …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

The 14 Best Places to Buy (Stylish) Furniture on a Budget

So you have a list of everything you *need* to make your home Insta-perfect. But where can you go to get the most bang, er, furniture, for your buck? If you’re working with a tight budget, let this list of 14 affordable shopping destinations (both online and brick-and-mortar) satisfy your design …

Living Rooms

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

8 Unexpected Places to See the Northern Lights

The spectacular Northern Lights are a popular bucket list item -- and rightfully so. But there is one downside to scouting them out: seeing the …

25 Amazing Butt Exercises — No Equipment Required!

You don't need to be doing tons of weighted squats to get a round, firm, butt. These effective bodyweight moves will make your buns burn — and might make it tough to walk down stairs tomorrow — but that lets you know they're working! Add these tush-toning moves into your strength-training routine, …

Workouts

Do This 10-Minute Yoga Routine After Every Workout To Get Crazy Flexible

It'll help you relax, too.<p>Think of your workout as a meal. Your warm-up is your appetizer, the actual sweat session is your entree, and your cooldown is—wait... cooldown? "Most people skip stretching because they don't think it's important," says John Porcari, Ph.D., an exercise and sports science …

Yoga

Banish Pain Permanently: Basic Drills to Repair Your Posture

This article provides an in-depth description of five fundamental posture exercises. These are the cues and tidbits of information that I go over …

3 Ways to Align the Body for Pain-Free Hips

<b>If you are dealing with hip pain, I want you to know I have been there myself.</b> I know firsthand how much life can really suck when your hip just …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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How to Be More Flexible

These simple moves will help you breathe deep, stand tall, and loosen up all over. You haven’t felt this good since you were doing cartwheels in the …

Yoga

11 plant combos you should grow side-by-side

Nasturtium + Cucumber<p>'For me, companion planting is about bringing pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden to improve biodiversity,' says …