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34 Easy Cookie Recipes To Satisfy Your Cookie Cravings

These easy cookie recipes will have warm, delicious cookies ready to eat in under 30 minutes. From mixing bowl to plate (to stomach!), these recipes …

Dessert

Sculpt a Lean 6-Pack With the Help of These 30 Ab Workout Videos

Make working your abs easy by just following along to these videos! From five minutes to 30, all these workouts focus on your entire core including your upper and lower abs, obliques, and back muscles. As a bonus, many of these videos include total-body moves to sculpt your arms, legs, and butt, …

Workouts

Your Flat Abs Are on Their Way If You Do These 50+ Core-Carving Moves

We've compiled the 55 most effective ab exercises you can do, some with equipment to increase the intensity, and some without, so you can get in an ab workout anywhere. Mix and match to create your own core-strengthening routine. We suggest adding two to five moves to your next strength-training …

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Giant Knit Bean Bags Are the New Giant Knit Blankets

They're equally as comfortable, and possibly even cuter for your family room.<p>Found: Your new fall and winter home decor obsession. Here to dethrone giant knitted blankets are giant knitted <i>bean bags</i>. The chairs, which instantly make any room cozier, are extremely popular on Etsy from seller …

20 Halloween Candles Your Home Needs This Fall

Your house will look (and smell!) boo-tiful.<p>Halloween candles are truly the best of both worlds: they add an eerie ambience to your home decor and …

Candles

Work Your Entire Body With Jillian Michaels’ 12-Minute Cardio Workout

Challenging but rewarding, this routine will have you sweating in no time.<p>If you’re in need of a quick, whole body routine, Health senior fitness …

5 Full Body Workouts You Can Do At Home That Aren’t Nearly As Torturous As Burpees

If there's one thing I'm certain about in this life, it's that burpees suck. For emphasis, I will repeat this: burpees <i>suck</i>, fam. If you enjoy the …

A Full-Body Strength Workout for Beginner Weight Lifters

Lifting weights for the first time can be a really intimidating prospect. There's a seemingly endless list of strength-training exercises you can do, …

This 10-Minute HIIT Circuit Will Boost Your Mood and Heart Rate

All you need is a yoga mat, towel, or blanket and you’re ready to get started.<p>Need a quick energy boost? Whether you’re on the go or chilling at …

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

This Strength-Training Workout Will Shape Up Your Back, Biceps, and Butt

With Summer approaching rapidly, we can't help wanting to look good in our jean shorts and tank tops. The first step is knowing that you already <i>do</i> look good, no matter what Summer gear you choose to wear! But to give you an extra boost of confidence, we've got a comprehensive strength-training …

5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

Here's Your Exercise Encyclopedia For Toned Arms and Tight Abs

Don't shortchange yourself with biceps curls and crunches. Save time at the gym and challenge your body with these exercises that focus on both your arms and your abs! Some are equipment-free and some require weights — think dumbbells or a med ball — but all these moves are bona fide multitaskers. …

Classic Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

"First Place Winner at the 2008 Iowa State Fair!"<p>Ingredients<p>Rolls:<p>1 cup mashed potatoes<p>1 cup reserved potato water<p>3/4 cup butter OR margarine<p>3/4 cup …

10 Dead-Simple One-Skillet Meals That Will Save Dinner

During the busiest weeks, it's worth leaving your skillet out on the stove ready for anything. That's because it can help churn out some of the …

Comfort Food

Recipe: Sultana scones

Olivia Potts revisits a classic cookbook for a recipe to stir fond childhood memories<p>It’s not often I’m able to draw on a cosy, sweet-scented story from my childhood for this recipe column. Baking just wasn’t really a priority in my family when I was growing up, and it certainly wasn’t something at …

Go Big and Make Scones

Ponder this: A scone is not a biscuit. You can’t just fold dried fruit into biscuit dough, sprinkle it with sugar, and call me for tea. A scone has …

7 YouTube Weightlifting Workouts That Will Make You Feel Strong AF

Weightlifting is totally badass. Even though you’re probably not a weight-training pro like Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Sarah Robles, don’t be intimidated — we’re here to help you with the basics. We’re all about free workouts, and YouTube’s got some of the best ones out there. Plus, they …

Exercise

Do This Workout 3 Days Per Week To See Results

Whether you’re just starting a fitness regimen or trying to keep up with one, finding the time to work out is half the battle. In a perfect world, …

Tracy Anderson’s 4-minute core sequence is a serious ab-blaster

Tracy Anderson has helped tone some of the best abs in Hollywood—from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez—and now she’s sharing her go-to, ab-tastic …

9 Workouts For Anyone With No Time, No Weights, And No Training

With easy-to-follow directions so they're worth your half hour.

An 8-Minute Workout to Tone Your Whole Body

LeBootCamp founder Valérie Orsoni believes in workouts that are fast, fun and results-driven. So she created Metaboost, an eight-step routine that …

Over 40 At-Home Exercises You Need For Your Best Butt Ever

Get ready to build out that booty and strengthen your body from the bottom up (get it?) with these at-home and gym-ready exercises. From no-equipment squats to kettlebell deadlifts to BOSU bridges, we've got your bases covered in a way that'll leave beginners and experts alike with a serious burn …

Workouts

9 of the Best Ab Workouts on YouTube

Let's get ready to rock those abs, strengthen your core, tighten your tummy, and improve your posture — these quick and powerful workouts target your midsection in under 10 minutes. We rounded up nine of the best workout videos on YouTube so you can piece together a (totally free) ab routine for …

Workouts

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

This Is the Easiest 30-Minute, Equipment-Free Workout Ever — No, Seriously

If you're a newbie just starting your fitness journey, you're probably looking to keep it slow and steady. This 30-minute workout is the perfect routine for beginners, exercising your entire body and jump-starting your metabolism in 15 easy moves — and because it requires no equipment, you can do …

This Beginner Core Workout Will Give You a More Sculpted Stomach

Though it can be tempting to throw yourself into a fast and furious workout routine—especially this time of year when New Year's fitness goals run at …

Workouts

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

No running, no problem. Try these full-body exercises that challenge your stamina and core strength so you can fit in cardio without putting in major …