Hannah Ballard

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Best Wedding Cakes of 2014

Trust us, we see <i>a lot</i> of wedding cakes over the course of a year. Hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands. So what makes a cake stand out? Classic, elegant confections will always be chic, but we also adore more modern, out-of-the-box designs that push the envelope beyond what you may imagine a …

These 'Star Wars' Spaceship Posters Are Graphic Design Masterpieces

The attention to detail for each is stunning.<p>Artist Dean Robert Smith releases a new series of posters using his tried-and-true graphic design …

Graphic Design

These 14 incredible animal photos were captured by Google Street View

Google Street View started in 2007 with just a van snapping photos of five cities.<p>Now, Google has attached its Street View cameras to snowmobiles, pedicabs, bikes, trolleys, and even a backpack apparatus called the Trekker. In Google's quest to map out the world through photos, it's captured …

Google Street View

8 unique summer vacations that won't break the bank

A getaway can really put an exclamation point on a great summer, but not if it ruins your budget for the rest of the year.<p>According to the Bureau of …

25 must-read books to dive into this summer

For every airplane ride, beach vacation and road trip there is a good novel that should accompany it. From classics, like F. Scott Fitzgerald, to …

6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Throughout my years counseling clients I’ve seen many achieve fantastic weight loss results, including those who had not had success with other …

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

A $75 airline ticket to Europe? Yes, but there's a catch

A $75 ticket to Europe? Yes, this round-trip fare between Dallas and Moscow was found last Friday. The catch is that $75 is the base airfare only. Surcharges, taxes and fees brought the total ticket price to $420 (which is still a steal).<p>In case you're wondering, that's a little too expensive to be …

Advice On Credit Cards, Investing, Student Loans, Mortgages & More

Advertiser Disclosure<p>This website receives compensation for products or services you obtain through the links on this site.<p>Favorites<p>How do credit …

Your 30-Day Fitness Plan for a Beach-Ready Body

So the New Year’s resolutions may not have stuck, but now you have a whole new motivator to help you achieve your fitness goals: summer. The official …

Make These 3 Changes, Burn More Calories

Exercise is essential when it comes to dropping pounds. So if you're eager to lose the weight, then here are three everyday changes that will help increase your calorie burn.<p>Hello Sunshine<p>Moving workouts to early mornings may mean cursing your alarm clock, but here's the big payoff: morning …

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly faster at the end of a race. A progression run is a run with structured pace increases from beginning to end. The distance and pace will vary based on …

Marathons

Master This Move: Swiss Ball Pike

Practice total-body pikes (and your proprioception!) on this inflated exercise ball to take your home workouts to a whole new level<p>Some pieces of …

The Strength Moves Every Runner Should Be Doing

Runners love to run. A crazy concept, right? And runners almost always <i>only</i> want to run. It’s hard enough to fit the daily miles into our schedule, so …

The Top 10 Clean Foods to Keep on Hand for Healthy Pre-Workout Eats

Pre-workout eats mean serious business — you’ve got iron to pump, miles to run (or walk!), yoga strength-training poses to do, and high intensity …

How I Became Friends With Myself

<i>"The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself."</i> -- Mark Twain<p>Be honest. Very few of us would admit that we enjoy our own company, much less, that we are actually friends with ourselves. Growing up, friendship was consistently emphasized as the bond of a lifetime, but the majority of …

Mark Twain

Lettersmith – Letterpress Design Kit

Lettersmith, a letterpress design kit that includes a hand drawn font and countless vector elements, cotton paper textures, and Adobe Photoshop …

This Guy Took a Selfie For Every Mile He Hiked — You Won't Believe How Much He Transformed in 2,660 Miles

You're about to be inspired to up your hiking game: this guy completely conquered a 2,660-mile hike, and he managed to document the entire experience by taking a selfie at <i>every single</i> mile marker. Creative director and brand strategist Andy Davidhazy hiked 2,660 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail …

Photographer attempts to express emotion through landscape with incredible results

HIDENOBU SUZUKI IS AN AMATEUR photographer who took on a challenge: to express emotions capturing landscapes rather than portraits.<p>The result of his …

Photography

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

Adventure<p>The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

National Parks