Clair Barrett

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9 New Audiobooks For Road Trips To Keep You Entertained On The Long Drives Of Summer

Taking the scenic route to your vacation destination this year? You're going to miss out on valuable reading time, but not to worry, book nerds! I've …

Books

Sculpt Abs of Steel with this 30-Day Plank Challenge from Instagram Fitness Star Kayla Itsines

No gym required.<p>YES, there *is* a way to sculpt your core without crunches: Enter, planks.<p>The moves (and its many variations) fire up your abs, obliques, and back to effectively tighten your entire midsection. It's why Instagram fitness star and SWEAT app trainer Kayla Itsines swears by them.<p>To …

Workouts

22 New Books to Read This Summer

Wherever your chosen reading locale — beach, park bench, airplane, air-conditioned living room — make sure you’re curling up with the best books of …

Books

You Can Still Become Fluent In Another Language as an Adult

There’s an age-old myth that says full-grown adults can’t become fluent in a second language. And lately, the media has been pointing to a new study …

Language Learning

35 Old-Fashioned Blueberry Desserts You Should Have in Your Recipe Box

Blue-stained hands down, blueberry desserts are one of the best things about summer. Stash these vintage recipes so you can make the most of all …

Dessert

No Gym? No Problem! This Is the Perfect At-Home Workout to Bust Through Belly Fat

It can feel like "having abs" should be listed in the dictionary as a synonym for "impossible." It's notoriously hard to lose fat around your midsection. There are several reasons belly fat can be so tough to lose, including too much cortisol (the stress hormone), not getting enough sleep, and a …

Workouts

These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Are Fit for a Royal Brunch — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Breakfast

Baking These 5 Cakes Is a British National Pastime

Cake is the key to the British soul. Generations of us have been comforted by cake, we celebrate with cake, and we comfort and celebrate others with …

Dessert

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Biology

10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Work for Two People (Who Like Leftovers) — Recipes from the Kitchn

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

Cooking

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

These Psychological Thrillers Will Have You on the Edge of Your Beach Towel

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, is almost upon us. Since we can't wait to hit the beach with a gripping read in one hand …

Books

Coffee-Walnut Cake Is the British Cake You Need to Know

Make the cake:<p>Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with butter, then line the bottoms with …

Dessert

Red, Blue, and Cream Quilt Finish

Hello and happy Wednesday! Right now I’m working on several things I won’t be able to share just yet, but I also finished up a work in progress this …

Quilting

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get…

Gardening

This 3-part plank series from Jennifer Garner’s trainer fires up your abs from every angle

When you do even a simple, standard plank, you <i>know</i> a case of sore abs is in your near future. But when you decide to let Jennifer Garner‘s trainer …

Workouts

US re-establishes naval fleet in Atlantic amid increased Russia threat

The Pentagon has announced it is re-establishing a naval fleet that will bolster the US and Nato presence in the Atlantic Ocean, amid rising tensions with Russia.<p>Outlines of the plan were approved at the February meeting of Nato defence ministers, as part of a broader effort to insure the security …

Military

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

From Baselitz to Burning Man: 28 Can’t-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring

Exhibitions<p>From New York to Los Angeles, these are the art exhibitions that everyone will be talking about this coming season.<p>& ,<p>To celebrate the …

Art

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for orange blossom ricotta cheesecake

With the final throes of the arctic winter behind us, it’s time to eat our way into a sunnier mindset. Wince through a punnet of slightly sour strawberries and pretend it’s a bright Wimbledon day. Perch next to the radiator with a Twister and bring the summer bank holiday to your living room. This …

Dessert

The Best Nude Nail Polish for Every Skin Tone

Not all nude hues are created equal.

5 years younger? We take an exclusive look at the latest £38 wrinkle serum by No7

Beauty halls, e-tailers and high street stores are seemingly - and endlessly - awash with new creams and serums that claim face-changing results. They seldom deliver. However when No7 - the exclusive skincare and make-up brand in Boots pharmacies across the UK - launches something new, we …

20 Great Exercises to Work Your Shoulders

The following exercises show examples of moves targeting the shoulders—the front, middle, and rear deltoids as well as the rotator cuff …

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

18 OF THE BEST MOUNTAINS TO HIKE IN NORTH AMERICA

Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment from hiking to the top of mountains. Here are some of the best:<p>1. Mount Whitney, Sequoia National Park, …

Try Anna Kaiser’s 6-step glutes-toning workout for Shakira whenever, wherever

Want to know how Shakira prepares for a world tour? She amps up her workouts with her trainer Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT in Motion, of course. The …

How Women See How Male Authors See Them

On Easter Sunday, the writer and podcaster Whit Reynolds ripped open a Pandora’s box of secondary sex characteristics when she challenged her Twitter followers to “describe yourself like a male author would.” The responses—of which there are now thousands—don’t so much display a unifying theme as a …

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

30-Day Fitness Challenge for Your Arms, Abs, and Butt

Busy Philipps’ trainer, Lauren Kleban, created a custom workout just for us.<p>Isn’t it ironic how we’re starting our next 30-day toning challenge right …