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Here’s Exactly What to Eat to Achieve Any Fitness Goal

20-35 percent fat<br>50-55 percent or more from carbs<br>15-20 percent protein <br>Total daily cals: 2,500 (training 1 to 1.5 hours per day)<p><b>HERE'S HOW THAT LOOKS IN A DAY'S WORTH OF MEALS:</b><p><b>Breakfast</b><p>Overnight oatmeal with 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup …

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8 movies to stream on international women’s day

on netflix<p>This Sunday is International Women's Day. We like to celebrate women every single day, though, so we're going to observe this holiday by watching (or re-watching) movies. Specifically, movies about strong women, being played by strong women. So fire up your Netflix account, check out one …

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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.


The 20 Best Dessert Recipes EVER. Or Are They?

There are a lot of superlatives being thrown around the Internet these days. It's hard to believe that something is actually "the best" because just about <i>everything</i> is being called the best thing EVER. Either we live in a world where a lot of things are really, really good, or that title is …

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't …


Romantic Cake Recipes

A homemade cake is a labor of love. Choose from 16 of our most romantic cakes, including a mini heart-shaped cake, Sacher torte heart with a truffle top, or an irresistible triple-chocolate cheesecake, perfect for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or just as a sweet way to say "I love you."

The happy kitchen: 12 ways to get there

New Year’s resolutions have mostly come and gone. Still, January is a good time to take stock. And for home cooks and enthusiastic eaters like me, …

Silky, Warming Butternut Squash & Coconut Milk Bisque. {Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipe}

I’m well known for my love of soups.<p>They are just so soul satisfying and really hard to mess up—especially the ones I make.<p>This one is based on a …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

8 All-Star Appetizers to Please Any Super Bowl Fan

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest football holidays of the year, and it’s also one of the biggest food holidays. There are no rules: Nachos, …

Stand Mixers FTW: How to Make an Epic Valentine’s Striped Cake

We asked, and you answered: the ultimate registry item is the one, the only, the totally iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer! Over the past few weeks we, along with Target Wedding Registry, asked all of you to tell us your idea of the best wedding gift ever. From new cutlery to Vitamix-style blenders, …

Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …


Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …


17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …


13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

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24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See

Just because these 2014 movies flew under the radar — and each grossed less than $10 million at the U.S. box office this year — that doesn't mean they aren't so very worth your time.<p>Playing Theresa D'Agostino in Seasons 3 and 4 of <i>The Wire</i> was a major break for Brandy Burre, the biggest role of her …

Marion Cotillard

The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …

Everything You Need to Get Ready for the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse

We are so excited to be launching the Fifth Annual Food Lover’s Cleanse on January 2. Here's how to get prepared<p>We are so excited to be launching the Fifth Annual Food Lover’s Cleanse on January 2. We hope you will join us as we get back in the kitchen, making delicious, satisfying, food with …