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How Bad Is Your Breakfast Food? We Ranked 10 Popular Items

<i>By Laura Newcomer, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>By now most of us know that we’re supposed to eat breakfast. Noshing first thing in the morning has been shown …

Breakfast

The Worst Exercises, According To Personal Trainers

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p>@erinkellysays<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If 2016 is the year you vow to dust off your Converse high tops and get back to the gym, there are a few things you should know. Like, you need new shoes.<p>Oh, and the sit-up -- you know, that exercise you had to do for a minute if you wanted the …

Exercise

Workout Plans - Fitness Challenge Routines

13 Infographics To Help You Eat Healthier

1. Eat this, not that for breakfast<p>Every morning is an opportunity to start the day with great nutritional.<p>2. What Nutritionists Eat When They Only …

Infographics

Gay celebs and marriage

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are engaged.

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

<b>MYTH #2: If you don't have an hour to commit to the cardio gods, it's not worth it.</b> <b><br>FACT:</b> Flat-out not true. <i>All</i> body movement has benefits in terms of calorie burn. What you can change, though, is how efficiently you burn them. "You may be able to do steady-state cardio longer, and burn more …

10 Characteristics of Friendships That Keep

Yesterday my boyfriend said one of the most poignant things anyone has ever said to me: "If you are defined by the friends you keep, then you win that." He elaborated further and said, "to <i>keep</i> friends is very different from to <i>have</i> friends." He's right because for me, <i>have</i> suggests possession and …

Environmentalists Go to Battle Over Face Wash

Face washes claiming to be “blackhead erasers” or “superfruit scrubs” may seem appealing for scrubbing your way to a fresh new face, but some of them …

Apps Are Getting All Emotional

By Whitney Mallett5 minute Read<p>A growing wave of apps is hoping to really get you.<p>While the tech industry is often seen as more interested in …

6 Signs That You Are in Need of a 'Mental Health Day'

I first heard the term "mental health day" my junior year in college. Coming up the stairs for an afternoon class, I saw one of my dormmates in her jammies sitting on the step.<p>"Are you okay?" I asked.<p>"Yes, I just needed to take a M.H.D.," she replied.<p>"A what?"<p>"A mental health day. I was just …

Why We Should All Be Obsessed With Consignment Stores

Ummmm...aren't used clothes--I don't know--used? Yes--yes they are, but I swear consignment store shopping can change your life. Well, maybe not like Hallelujah! kind of life change but certainly one that will shake up your closet and make you smile.<p>First, let's get a couple of things straight. <b>(A)</b> …

5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight

There's little more inspiring than a dramatic health transformation. But in our typical narratives surrounding weight loss, we tend to focus on the obvious: the health benefits, the boost to self-esteem, the improved sleep.<p>And while it's true that losing a few extra pounds has a whole host of …

Emotional Eating, Perfectionism and Not Feeling Good Enough

Food and emotional eating can fill a lot of gaps, holes, and crevices in our psyche. At least temporarily. Sometimes you can slather the extra helpings on so well and so consistently that you hardly have to think about the painful spots they cover up (or push down). Until you decide to make some …

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Not Working

The holiday season in full swing can only mean one thing... that Diet Season is lurking in the shadows, waiting to make life miserable for all. Let's face it, while it would be great to stand our gluten-free, sugar-free, carb-free (you get the point) ground. The majority of us lose all self-control …

7 Important Rules to Keep Your Dream Alive

The day you decide to focus 100 percent on making your dream a reality will be one of the hardest decisions you'll make in your life.<p>Maybe you recently quit your job to start your own business, or you're a recent graduate who's pursuing your passion.<p><b>Now the real journey begins.</b><p>You'll need to …

Is Your Body Made For Running?

Even though running is the simplest and most convenient fitness activity, it's not for everyone, and some of us should probably avoid it altogether.<p>I've tried to run. In high school I ran to get ready for football. In college I ran middling distances because … well, I'm not sure why. It seemed like …

How to Love Your Body at Every Size and Every Number

Recently I interviewed Laurie Ann Goldman, the former CEO of Spanx, as the keynote presentation at the annual luncheon for The Commonwealth Institute, a fantastic nonprofit organization which helps women-led businesses become and stay successful. I was really looking forward to interviewing Laurie …

What Tattoo Removal Really Feels Like

Erasing a college mistake, one laser treatment at a time<p>Few things are more cliché than being 18, in your first year at college and wanting to prove your independence by getting a really awful tattoo. Which is exactly what I did and how I ended up with a large, misshapen, black horse on the back of …

Want To Lose Weight? Stop Counting Calories

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" more calories than you consume, either by exercising more or eating less.<p>But anyone who has ever attempted to lose weight this way knows that it's not …

Cruise Ship Adventures You Never Knew Existed

Cruises have a bad reputation among avid travelers. It's believed that cruises are for people who don't want to plan trips--those who would rather sit by the pool or sample the buffet rather than step out of their comfort zone. If you haven't boarded a ship or checked on the industry in a while …

The Key to Fat Burning

Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, cardio and diet. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way to burn fat and build lean muscle.<p>Strength …

Why Women Love France

Last year, months before I knew I would be writing a book about France for Travelers' Tales, a publisher in Palo Alto, I was explaining to a friend why I, let's say, <i>strongly</i> encouraged my daughter to study French. For me it was simple. "Every girl should live for a while in Paris," I said. Another …

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

The Most Influential Books of the Past Decade

Every once in a while, we read a book that doesn't just transform the way we see the world. It also changes how we live our lives. For the past ten years, I've been asking business leaders and students which book has most influenced their actions. I give them one rule: it must include rigorous …

What Your Wine Choice Says About You

An unscientific analysis of your personality type based on your favorite vino.<p><b>Champagne:</b> You have a closet full of cashmere sweaters and Manolo Carolynes, your favorite place in the world is Paris and all your Instagram photos (of macarons, pretty stationery and flowers) have a dreamy pink filter. …

Why People Text And Drive Even When They Know It's Dangerous

If you’ve turned on the TV or glanced up at a billboard lately, you know that texting while driving is a bad idea. Celebrities are lending their …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

The Electric Tea Kettle Gets A Makeover

Tea kettles are loud, slow, ugly, and wasteful. The Miito solves all of those problems.<p>Electric tea kettles, and tea kettles in general, are wasteful. Since most people thoughtlessly fill the kettle up to the top, even if they only need a single cup, energy is spent heating unused water. And that …