Erica Markopoulos

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8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

21 High-Protein Grain Bowls You Can Pack for Lunch

I'm not always great about packing my lunch. I love salads, but sometimes I want something a little bit heartier in the middle of the day. Plus, some …

Healthy Eating

I Make These 4 Recipes Every Sunday to Help With Weight Loss

Prepping food for the week is one of the most effective ways I stay on track when it comes to eating healthy and avoiding overeating. If I don't prep meals and snacks, dinner will end up being an entire bag of chips with guacamole or a pint of Ben & Jerry's almond milk ice cream (or both!). So to …

Healthy Eating

16 Paleo-Friendly Snacks You'll Want to Grab at Trader Joe's

Whether you're ready to go Paleo, currently embrace the lifestyle, or just want to make some better snack choices, we've got your back! I took to Trader Joe's aisles to scout out the best snacks that are Paleo-friendly and equally as tasty. These picks will keep your appetite at ease, your taste …

Healthy Eating

25 Delicious Recipes That Will Make You Love Salad

Because salads are the best summer food.

You Asked: Am I Gaining Muscle Weight or Fat From My Workout?

Apart from an iced latte here and a skipped workout there, you’ve been good about sticking to your new health regimen. So it’s frustrating to step on …

Fitness

This 12-time Olympic medalist reveals her ultimate 6.5-minute ab workout that helps keep her fit

Five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres demonstrates her ultimate ab workout that keeps her in amazing shape. Torres has teamed up with SHOW MORE OF YOU from Celgene and Otezla — a campaign that is shining light on the psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.<p>To learn more about …

8 killer arm workouts you can do virtually anywhere

Strengthening your arms is no easy feat.<p>From your triceps to your palms, there are a lot of muscles to work.<p>To get the best workout, we turned to New York University physical-therapy professor Marilyn Moffat, who wrote the book "Age Defying Fitness."<p>Moffat walked us through the best exercises for …

Fighting Forty: how to strengthen your knees

In our new video series, Fighting Forty, leading fitness instructor and regular Telegraph contributor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises that target specific problem areas for men of a certain age. This week, he looks at combating bad knees through exercise.<p>In the video above, Scott runs through …

The 9 healthy recipes that people are freaking out over on Pinterest right now

Pinterest is a goldmine of healthy recipe inspo, but sometimes it can seem like there’s too much of a good thing: All those photos can be <i>a lot</i> to …

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

14 Healthy Date Night Dinners That Will Impress Anyone

Let's set the scene: You and your boo have decided on a night in. Obviously, you're going to need some drinks to start (maybe a bottle of rosé?) and …

Cooking

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

Workouts

7 Practically Medicinal Foods to Eat for an Upset Stomach

No matter how careful you are with your diet or the number of times you chew your food, stomach upset happens. Because a rumbling tummy is not always …

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes That Satisfy Your Cravings

Have at it.<p>There’s no denying the allure of peanut butter and jelly, or even peanut butter and chocolate. Unfortunately, those two classic PB combos aren’t necessarily the healthiest.<p>But, fellow peanut butter lovers, we have good news for you: we’ve found 15 recipes that sneak peanut butter into …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

The 1-Pan, 3-Ingredient, High-Protein Recipe You Can Eat Any Meal of the Day

Looking for an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All you need for this recipe are basically three ingredients, one pan, and your oven.<p>For just over 400 calories, this roasted tofu, sweet potato, and bell pepper dish offers 34 grams of protein and 7.9 …

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

Horror

15 Most-Pinned Healthy Snacks on Pinterest

If you're tired of eating store-bought healthy snacks, you might want to consider making your own. Why? Well, first of all, DIY-ing snacks is a …

Healthy Eating

11 Low-Carb Lunches That Aren't Just Salads

If you're trying to stick to a low-carb diet, by now you've probably realized that it's hard to find lunches that make the cut. Sure, salads are an …

These 8 Moves Are the Only Ones You Need to Get Strong as Hell

A strong body does more than give you bragging rights at the gym, although that's a definite side benefit. You're less likely to be injured when you …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

Drinking Your Coffee This Way Could Change Your Health

What's your first thought when you wake up in the morning? Whether you immediately crave a gallon (or 10) of coffee or you'd prefer to sip on a glass …

Top 10 fantasy fiction universes

From George RR Martin’s vast, warlike realms to Neil Gaiman’s London Below, these paracosms are bound only by their authors’ rules, not those of reality<p>When it comes to top-notch fantasy, we’re spoiled for choice these days. JK Rowling, China Miéville, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Jordan and Brandon …

J K Rowling

What Your Core Really Is and How to Strengthen It

Crunches and planks aren’t everything. If you want to strengthen your core, you need to think bigger. Your core includes all the muscles in your …

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues