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Here’s Exactly What Halle Berry Eats Every Day on the Keto Diet

OK, we're gonna be honest: We work out and eat pretty well, but our thighs and butt look <i>nothing</i> like Halle Berry's. What's her secret? In a recent …

Nutrition

10 Easy, Fancy One-Layer Cakes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Two- or three-layer cakes are all well and good, but it's hard to argue with the ease of a one-layer cake. While usually thought to be humble and …

Dessert

9x13 Dessert Wonders That'll Seriously Wow Any Crowd

Sheet cakes, cobblers, bar cookies—oh my!<p>Try as we might, we’ve yet to find a handier sidekick in the kitchen than our 9x13 baking dish. From …

Dessert

These Quick Lime-Pickled Onions Taste Like Summer

By Aliza Abarbanel<p>Catch me putting them on everything I make until June. (And probably after, TBH.)<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the quick pickled onions that editorial web assistant Aliza Abarbanel just</i> …

Food Preservation

The "Boring" Skincare Staple You Should Be Drowning Your Face In

Surprise: Some of the most beneficial skincare ingredients aren't the flashiest. Case in point: hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and niacinamide. If …

Skin Care

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

Why All Your Brownies Should Be Made with This Cocoa Powder

It's time to assess your cocoa powder situation.<p>Have you ever found an old, dusty box of cocoa powder in your cabinet and decided to make, say, a tray of brownies from scratch? Once they’re out of the oven, you excitedly take the first bite only to realize they taste kind of gross. It’s a common …

Cocoa Powder

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

The 4 Spiritual Intentions Deepak Chopra Lives By

<i>When spiritual icon, best-selling author, and mbg collective member Deepak Chopra, M.D., stopped by our office to record the mindbodygreen podcast</i> …

Spirituality

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Protein intake lowers Alzheimer's risk

Eating enough foods high in protein such as chicken, tuna, lentils and peanuts may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, Australian …

10 Heart-Healthy Meals to Make for Dinner

Eating for your heart means loading your plate with vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. Whether you're actually concerned about …

Healthy Eating

6 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is Basically A Miracle Food

In order to get the health benefits from ACV, it has to be raw and unpasteurized which keeps the beneficial enzymes and trace minerals intact.<p>Raw …

Why Microbiome Health Is More Important Than Ever (And How To Get Yours Back On Track)

The amazing and multifaceted creatures that live in, on, and around us have a huge effect on how we feel, how we think, and how our entire body …

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Goop expert says she knows why you’re still overweight

Our relationship with food is complicated.<p>That’s the basis for the new wellness book “Food Therapist: Break Bad Habits, Eat with Intention, and …

8 Proteins You Should Start Eating This Month To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To Nutritionists

Limiting yourself to “diet” food like salad won’t actually help you lose weight because everyone needs to eat protein. “Think about eating a salad …

Lavender – The Incredible Plant

One or two drops of essential oil on pillow at night helps reducing headache, anxiety, stress ensuring sound sleep<p>Heals insect bites, cuts, burns and …

Grateful for Dirty Laundry

Rarely is someone happy about doing the dishes, having to work late or doing the laundry, but we can take a moment to consider the blessing in these …

Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread

This is the Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread from Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh's Sweet, and it's <i>incredible</i>. Millionaire's shortbread is …

5 Essential Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soups to Know by Heart

The slow cooker is the workhorse of my kitchen, and it is used so often that it holds a permanent place on the kitchen counter. Although this humble …

Cooking

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

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Country Lifestyle

Here's Why Naps Are Really Good For You, According to Science

*brb, gonna go lie down*<p>You may be familiar with that feeling of overwhelming sleepiness during the mid-afternoon.<p>It's common, occurs whether you've …

Delicious Pioneer Woman Recipes That Will Save Dinnertime

Mrs. Drummond, you’ve outdone yourself.<p>When it comes to unabashedly delicious and comforting food, we know Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer …

Cooking

This Yoga Flow Will Instantly Boost Your Mood

A good yoga session can soothe your mind just as much as your body.<p>Sure, yoga is a great way to tone your body, but it can do wonders for your mind …

Yoga

The (Easy) Homemade Elixir You Need for Cold and Flu Season

As the infamous cold season approaches, there are sniffles, sneezes, and coughs everywhere you turn: in the office, riding the train, on the …

Alternative Medicine

9 High-Protein, Low-Carb Recipes That You'll Want to Devour

Restricting yourself when it comes to what you eat can be challenging, but what about when you’re looking for high-protein, low-carb recipes? The …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills