Diane Houston

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Visit to a Small Planet

North Koreans worship their dead dictator, Kim Il Sung, and his son the reigning Kim Jong Il, despite the surreal nightmare of famine, isolation, repression, and nuclear peril the dynasty has spawned. In Pyongyang, the author wonders whether mass delusion is the only thing that keeps a people …

North Korea

The 7 Greatest Packaged Frozen Treats, Ranked

I tasted more than 40 individually wrapped bars, bought with cash from the noisy, off-key ice cream trucks that circle my block, as well as the bodegas in my Brooklyn neighborhood. I was looking for big, summery flavors; satisfying, nostalgic textures; and the kind of general resilience that is …

Dessert

Grilled Halloumi-and-Tomato Skewers

Halloumi, the salty sheep's-milk cheese from Cypress, is skewered with cherry tomatoes before being grilled and topped with a boatload of chile oil, …

Grilling

15 Surprisingly Amazing Coleslaw Recipes That Will Be the Star of the Picnic

There’s nothing sadder than a bowl of gloppy, store-bought coleslaw languishing at the end of a picnic table. But when done right, coleslaw is one of …

Cooking

More than a Six Pack: 3 Keys to Building Functional, Performance-Enhancing Core Strength

A well-developed core is not only the prominent feature of a good physique, it's the foundation of an elite athlete. Strength, power and stability …

Workouts

Blondie Muffins

These vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free mini muffins are perfect for knocking out a craving for something that's sweet but still healthy. The chickpeas …

Food

What's Better, Cardio or Lifting Weights? A Trainer Explains the Difference

When it comes to working out and getting in shape, you may be confused as what kinds of exercises to focus on. Some people are obsessed with cardio and prefer to run for miles and sign up for intense 45-minute spin classes. Others spend their gym time strictly in the weight room focusing on …

Exercise

6 Useful Variations to Traditional Strength-Training Exercises

A few twists to common exercises can make a huge difference.The post 6 Useful Variations to Traditional Strength-Training Exercises appeared first on …

Workouts

Simone de la Rue shares the 4-step, weekly foam-rolling regimen she never skips

Everyone’s idea of self-love is different. Maybe you like to cook yourself a healthy homemade meal, pick up a latte on the way to work, or treat …

Exercise

Weekly Walking Workouts

Do you walk the same distance and pace most every day? Do you feel like your fitness improvement has stalled? Do you want to prepare for a walking …

Exercise

Lose Up to 2 Pounds in a Week by Following This Expert's Advice

Devising a plan to lose to weight can seem cumbersome when you have loads of information and diets constantly being praised as "the best" for weight loss. We recently spoke with the New York Giants director of performance nutrition and assistant strength and conditioning coach, Pratik Patel, about …

Fitness

30 Days to a Perfect Pilates Teaser Exercise

Pilates teaser exercise is part of the classical Pilates mat sequence. It has been notorious for challenging people for over 60 years. So don't feel …

Yoga

Should You Do Cardio and Strength Workouts Together?

We all try to figure out how to fit in all the workouts we need each week — ​cardio, strength training, flexibility, mind-body...the list seems …

Exercise

These Snacks That Taste Like Pickles Are Kind of a Big Dill | The Nosher

Pickles are delicious, so it’s no surprise that pickle-flavored foods are seriously trending. Of course, you could always save your pickle juice and …

Food Preservation

8 Mobility and Stability Moves You Can Do Anywhere

Age groupers are resourceful creatures. We have to plan training around family and work obligations, so we know how to squeeze in sessions whenever …

Workouts

5 Juice Recipes to Get You Feeling Great this Summer

Juices are perfect concoctions that are ideal for college students on a budget. These healthy juice recipes require little effort and are designed to …

Breakfast

I'm a Trainer, and This Is the 20-Minute Workout I Swear by When I'm Short on Time

I'm a personal trainer, and as of lately, I find it nearly impossible to schedule my own training sessions. Ironic, right? I'm not sure if I'll ever reach homeostasis when it comes to fitting in everything I want and <i>need</i> to do in a day, but until then, my quick fix is this total-body workout that …

Workouts

The Problem with "Exercise Science" - Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe gives examples of of some of the poorly designed studies and resulting conclusions being generated in the field of exercise science as …

Exercise

Believable Tips for a Safe Workout in the Gym for Strength Training | Times Square Chronicles

Believable Tips for a Safe Workout in the Gym for Strength Training<p>There have been instances where accidents have happened in the gym leaving people …

Exercise

Busting 5 Popular Pilates Ideas

Can Pilates help you lose body fat? Is Pilates an effective full body workout? Are special machines essential for a Pilates workout? Let's find out …

Exercise

The 5 Best Foods (and 1 Drink) to Have Before a Workout

Whether you like to get your workout in first thing or tend to hit the gym after the day is done, chances are that you’re not thinking too much about …

Nutrition

Rehabilitating lactate: From poison to cure

Once thought to cause muscle fatigue, it's now being investigated as a treatment for disease<p>George Brooks has been trying to reshape thinking about …

Kinesiology

Before You Buy Walking Weights

Is wearing weights when you walk a good way to increase your walking workout, burn more calories walking, or to tone the upper body while walking? …

Exercise

To manage weight, it may matter when protein supplements are consumed: Protein supplements are not as effective when eaten as snacks

Protein supplements are not as effective when eaten as snacks<p>People looking to manage their weight with strength-training and protein supplements …

Nutrition

YAS: Kim Kardashian’s Trainer Just Shared Her 6-Pack Abs Workout

Have you seen Kim’s abs lately?!<p>Sure, Kim Kardashian may be best known for her iconic butt—however, if you've been paying any attention to her Instagrams lately, you're well aware that this <i>KUWTK</i> star has a pretty incredible midsection, too.<p>That's majorly thanks to the help of her badass trainer, …

Workouts

How to get Meghan Markle-worthy toned arms

A guide to lean, sculpted arms like the bride’s...<p>As newlywed Meghan Markle emerged from Windsor Castle with Prince Harry pre-wedding reception, all …

Workouts

Cycling Instructors Reveal The One Benefit Of This Workout That You Probably Never Knew

If you've ever been in a bad mood and decided to hit up your favorite instructor's SoulCycle class to cheer yourself up, then you know the feel-good …

The Brain

Favorite Healthy Finds: Fitness

Forget the fad diets or those extreme cleanses — Chris Freytag is an author, certified personal trainer, health coach, and fitness instructor with …

Fitness

"I Stopped To Plank At Work Every Day For A Month — Here's What Happened"

–Call me crazy, but I quite like the plank. I’ve always found it… relaxing – a break mid-cardio-frenzy, a “lie down and pretend to be dead” without …

Workouts

This Exercise Will Have You Running Faster and Feeling Strong in No Time

I'm a personal trainer, and I love explosive workouts. Growing up as an athlete, explosive movements were imperative to my soccer and track-and-field training. Explosive movements translate to your overall speed, power, and strength, which is the main reason I do them (they're also great functional …

Workouts