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The best personal trainers in NYC

Best personal trainers in NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy J. Geoffrey Badner<p>To get ready for a race: Jonathan Cane<p>If you're serious about winning that next …

Exercise

12 Workout Myths That Just Need To Go Away

For every two fitness truths, there’s a lie, and sometimes it’s hard to determine which is which. (Especially when it’s something many of us have …

How to cook the perfect aloo gobi

This Punjabi potato and cauliflower curry is now a prized dish across India and Pakistan. But for the best texture, should the potatoes be waxy or floury? And which spices bring out its comforting warmth?<p>According to chef Vivek Singh, this hearty cauliflower and potato dish is probably “the most …

Curries

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

The truth about ‘miracle foods’ – from chia seeds to coconut oil

As books that give answers go, there’s one classic that often gets overlooked – the dictionary. So next time you’re wondering whether a £10 tub of the latest miracle food can really stave off cancer, diabetes and heart disease, and get rid of a podgy belly in time for summer, run your finger down …

A Guide To Navigating The Medicare Maze

<i>Lots of baby boomers are qualifying for Medicare lately. But the system can be very confusing. AdviceIQ Network member Lewis Walker, president of Walker Capital Management, LCC in Peachtree Corners, Ga., has some tips on how to deal with its complexities.</i><p>Those born in 1950 will turn age 65 this …

How Often Should You Eat? A New Study Clears Up the Dieting Confusion

Two of our top experts reveal when you should eat to lose weight<p>The conflicting trends of fasting and eating frequently can be confusing. The first says limit yourself to one or two meals to speed up your metabolism, the second recommends six or more a day to do the same—and there's scientific …

Hamburger Helper: Ideas for Weeknight Dinners with Ground Meat

Ground meat can be a weeknight dinner lifesaver—here's how to cook ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey without a recipe.<p>Some say that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the darling of weeknight dinners. And while that may be true, we can't help but harbor a fondness for a less-touted …

Cooking

Todd Coleman's Potato Gratin

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A potato gratin that cooks in half the time, can be made ahead, and -- best of all -- lets you have control all the way through.</i><p>There's an ideal potato …

Potatoes

Why You Should Make an Espresso Old Fashioned 'Cocktail'

We love coffee and we love cocktails. Here's why we really love the Espresso Old Fashioned from Everyman Espresso.<p>When the team at Everyman Espresso swung by the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices to give a demo, we thought, "Sweet! Free coffee." Then we tasted their Espresso Old Fashioned, and we were all, "Wait, …

Coffee

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

Clams

Meditation Need-to-Know for Beginners

We know what you're thinking: "You want me to sit still and try not to think? I'm <i>way</i> too busy for that." But meditation is so much more—practicing …

15 Ways to Become a Better Person

Life is a journey and becoming better every day is the goal.<p>"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a …

5 Fitness Trends to Try in 2015

We put our sneakers to the ground to find out what fitness trends could be making their way into your gym in 2015. Happy sweating.<p>Curious about …

Identify What's Stopping You from Losing Weight

Your friends, family, and habits could be sabotaging your diet.<p>When your boss says, "We're not here to assign blame," duck. When we say you're not entirely to blame for your paunch, you're not off the hook. Nobody is the innocent victim of a drive-thru feeding. But there are sneaky factors—your …

3 Fat-Destroying Finishers That You Can Do At the End Of Every Workout

Pick one of these options as your workout’s grand finale<p>No one ever tells you to end your workout on a “low” note. That’s because you want to leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in. You want a finale that floods your brain with endorphins and makes you crave more.<p>So we asked Bruce …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

How common it is, how it happens... and how to banish it, as well as you can<p>Ah, cellulite. Like your nosy aunt, it's annoying—but also a nearly unavoidable part of life. Anybody can develop this pesky skin situation: It appears when collagen fibers that bind fat to the skin stretch and tear, …

Skin Care

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

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4668-1_0.jpg <br>Dry-Brined Spiced Citrus Turkey<p>The first few times you cook a Thanksgiving turkey can be a series of trial and error. At our home, there …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

Nicole Richie's Hidden Talent? Scent-Mixing!

Nicole Richie's brand House of Harlow 1960 is quickly becoming a household name. Literally. As of today, the <i>Candidly Nicole</i> star is pushing her …

Exclusive! A First Look at Solange Knowles’s Wedding Dress and Official Portraits

Rumors of **Solange Knowles’**s nuptials have been swirling since the summer, and today the 28-year-old singer and her 51-year-old video director boyfriend <b>Alan Ferguson</b> made it official, after weekend wedding festivities in New Orleans. “Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I …

Solange Knowles

The Fastest Way to Make Fitness Progress

No, it doesn't involve exercising nonstop for the next week<p>You know you can put more weight on the bar or do more reps, but there’s a third way to improve your fitness: by completing your workout faster. It's a metric called density, and it amounts to being able to do more work in less time—usually …