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YouTube Exercise Vids You'll Actually Want to Do

There are people who love the gym. There’s equipment everywhere, trainers at the ready, group classes where you can learn fun gym-y things—it can …

Fitness

The Best Abs Exercises from Every Type of Workout

Combine these 14 moves for a truly hard-core routine that'll flatten your belly in a flash<p>Score a Rock-Solid Core<p>1 of 15<p>Confused whether Pilates, …

Workouts

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

A Positive Example of the Internet Comforting a Grieving Stranger

A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."<p>Yesterday a parent posted this photo (right) on Reddit with a request:<p>"My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Dining Rooms

Artist Gives Celebs the 'Natural' Look

Make-Under<p>Artist Gives Celebs the 'Natural' Look<p>One artist has decided to combat the plague of Photoshopped celebrity looks by going in the oppose …

America's Best Boardwalks

Fresh seafood, kitschy shops, and deep-fried Oreos are just a few of the things you'll find along the boardwalks that hug America's shorelines, but they're not all carbon copies. Some boardwalks are quirky, some family-friendly, while others are geared toward thrill-seekers. No matter what, the …

Coney Island

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in August

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in August:</b><p>Take a deep dive into Australasia’s contemporary art scene at the 25th annual <b>Melbourne Art Fair</b> (August 13-17) in suburban <b>Carlton</b>. Held in the Royal …

20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 1990s

20. Billy Idol, “Cradle of Love”<p>Eighties hitmaker Billy Idol got off to a rough start in the next decade, seriously injuring his legs in a February …

13 Real-Life Stories of the Worst Customers Ever

With a goal of equal parts catharsis, shaming, and old-fashioned hater-tainment, we asked service industry veterans across the country to share with us tales of the customers they can't forget -- no matter how hard they try.<p>The customer isn't always right, but they invariably think they are, even …

Service Industry

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

Top 10

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Recipes

Is Seaweed Beer The Next Big Thing?

Bottoms up!<p>In the latest edition of craft beer mania, seaweed beer takes center stage. NPR recently profiled Belfast, Maine-based Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., which uses seaweed in its beer. Marshall Wharf's new beer is called Sea Belt, and is made with the brewery's MacFindlay Scotch Ale and dried …

This Is Where You'll Go On Vacation In 20 Years

We've seen the future of flight, and it's awesome. But where will those see-through cabins and self-repairing wings be taking you?<p>Prepare for takeoff into the vacations of the future... and unlike those futuristic airplanes, these attractions are coming sooner than you think.<p><b>NEW YORK: A massive</b> …

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

From chicken tacos to barbecued ribs, here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.<p><b>It's grill time.</b> Though we love our charred kale salads and grilled squid, you love some of our grilling recipes way more than the others. Here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.