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The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).


The 12 Best Foods to Eat When You Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau

Your scale is going to love this grocery list.<p>As a dietitian, I've given the weight-loss plateau pep talk countless times because it's <i>so</i> common. A majority of my clients start losing one to two pounds per week, and then—<i>bam</i>—the scale just stops. The annoying and somewhat good news is that it's …


Hikes Near Me: 25 Gorgeous Hikes Across the Country

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime<p>Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of …


23 Reasons Fall Is Better in the Country

You don't have to drive to see the leaves — just step out the front door.<p>There's really no hiding it: We're absolutely obsessed with <i>everything</i> autumn. And from cooking seasonal food to taking in the gorgeous scenery, fall is just better when enjoyed in the countryside.

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10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.


Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …


Early Academic Training Does Pre-Schoolers No Favors

.There are two fears stalking today’s parents:1 – That their child will be kidnapped and killed by a stranger, or2 – Won’t get into …


These Are the Best Workouts for Every Part of Your Bod

They say health is wealth, and fitting in regular exercise is an essential part of the plan. But for workout newbies, the fitness world can seem like a terribly intimidating place, especially when you’re crunched on time. We asked Re:Make 2015 speaker (get your tickets here!) and Blogilates founder …

An Amazing Barn Is Hiding Behind This Farmhouse

And it's not the red clapboard kind you might expect. Not at all.<p>Sometimes the most unlikely combinations end up being our favorites: Oreos and peanut butter, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden, and now this stunning property that brings together a rustic farmhouse and ultra modern barn to stunning …

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How to Make the Perfect Terrarium (and Keep It Alive!)

Even if you don't have much of a green thumb, terrariums act as small, self-sustaining ecosystems all on their own. But maintaining one is as much a work of art as it is an experiment in science. To help, senior garden editor Todd Carr shares five of his secret techniques for growing a garden under …

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

One year ago, I was at a point in my life when everything seemed negative. I had just lost my job after nearly a decade. I was facing the prospect of a career change in my mid-40s, or doing the same type of work that had been making me miserable for past several years.<p>I'd been neglecting my health …

400+ Back to School Crafts

It’s just about time to head <b>back to school</b>! Make the transition fun with crafts, treats, and activities that get kids excited about school. We have …

25 Gorgeous American Lighthouses

A Tiny House That's Big on Glass

This rustic retreat is made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials.<p>Tiny houses are, by nature of being small, easier on the environment than their more traditional counterparts. And when they're built out of scavenged materials, you've got a home even the most enthusiastic treehugger could love.<p>…


56 New Ways to Repurpose a Mason Jar This Summer

We know, we know, Mason jars again? Believe it or not, this uber-versatile craft goodie is still being reinvented. From summer cocktail glasses to hanging planters and even mosquito-fighting candles, your collection of mason jars can take on a new meaning with just a simple dip of paint and a bit …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

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An All-Squat Workout for a Lower-Body That Just Won't Quit

Exercise 1 Zercher Squat<p>Wrap your arms around the bar—which should should be heavy enough to make the last two reps of each set difficult but allow you to keep your form—and hold it in the bend of your elbows, with your elbows shoulder-width apart. Stand tall, and place your feet slightly wider …


A Killer Thigh and Ab Workout You Can Do at Home

<i>By Kristin Tice Studeman for</i><p><i>(photo: courtesy of Adidas)</i><p>Sometimes, making it to the gym just isn't going to happen. Instead of throwing in the towel, try these at-home exercises created by Nicole Winhoffer, new global trainer for Adidas and ambassador for Adidas by Stella McCartney. After …

Father and Daughter Find Adorable Baby Foxes in Their Backyard

A New Jersey homeowner was fortunate enough to find a delightfully cute surprise in his backyard–a litter of baby foxes! Philip Wang and his daughter Alice discovered the little kits on their 7-acre property in Princeton, NJ. The pair photographed the adorable foxes as they dozed together, played …

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The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …


7 Reasons Your Boobs Hurt

<b>You're Upping Your Workouts</b><br>Maybe you did an impressive round of pushups or dove into a serious new weight-lifting routine. This may seem like breast pain, but the discomfort actually stems from the muscles underneath the breasts. "There are the pectoral muscles there," explains Shirazian, and this …

Women's Health

Women Who Do THIS Workout Have the Most Sex

Can you guess which fitness routine leads to the most frisking?<p>Shutterstock<p>Being a CrossFit junkie has its perks—and we're not just talking about being able to do pullups and lift crazy heavy weights above your head. According to the results of Match's fifth-annual Singles in America survey, …


7 Post-Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making

Any trainer will tell you that the real progress happens <i>after</i> you hit the gym (that's when your muscles are recovering and rebuilding). But are you undermining your own efforts?<p>No matter how much time and effort you put into your sweat sessions, you won't see the results you want if you don't make …


The Miranda Lambert Workout: Get Fit Anywhere, Anytime

Exercise 1 Jumping Jack<p>Stand with your feet a few inches apart and your arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>, then raise your arms out to the sides and over your head as you jump your feet out so they are slightly more than shoulder-width apart <b>(b)</b>. Quickly reverse the movement without pausing. That's one …

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15 Rockin’ Recipes Made With Pantry Staples

If the next snow, rain or wind storm takes you by surprise and leaves you housebound, not to worry. With a pantry full of essentials, you can eat well for days. This collection of 15 recipes relies heavily on things like canned veggies and beans, pasta and grains and the odd fridge find. With such …

How to Eat Clean and Get Active for 1 Year!

How would you like to add three simple changes in your life to make this year even better? Even better, you can start this program anytime during the year!<p><b>Clean Eating:</b><p><b>Here's the trick to shifting your diet to a more balanced and clean routine.</b><p><b>Start small.</b> Many of us go "all in" before really …

The 21 Best Bodyweight Exercises for a Strong Core

We've proven that achieving six-pack abs <i>is</i> possible (if not enjoyable), but getting a stronger core doesn't have to involve shunning carbs and …

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