Lawanda Samuel

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Is this the reason you’re not losing weight?

For some reason, even when we consume a calorie and carb controlled diet and exercise regularly, we still never seem to budge a kilo.<p>Whenever I see a …

11 Cardio Workouts Guaranteed to Leave You Soaked in Sweat

Think a gym membership is the key to getting fit? Think again. Sure, a gym has fancy equipment, but nothing beats what your own body can do. And, sometimes, it's just easier to work out in the privacy of your home. If you're looking to up your calorie burn with some serious cardio, try one of these …

Easy Steps to Fix Your Diet to Accelerate Your Fat Loss

Many new diets appear over the internet, radio, magazines, and TV on a daily basis. These diets promise quick results with very little effort from …

How to Detox From Sugar in 10 Days

<b>Sugar Is the New Fat</b><p>Despite 40 years of Americans being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out sugar—not fat—is what makes you sick …

14 Mardi Gras Recipes for Fat Tuesday

This month, more than a million people will flock to the French Quarter in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, and chances are they’ll be washing …

Just wing it! Slow-cooker Buffalo wings and 4 more takes on a favorite Super Bowl snack

You’re serious about your game — and your game snacks. And what goes better with trash talking the opponent’s team during the Super Bowl than wings that are as fired up as you are? Below are five smokin' new recipes to try, from a slow-cooker take on the classic Buffalo wings to one that takes its …

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15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

<b>1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift.</b><p>Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simultaneously lamenting that "life is too short." We're saving our favorite things for "a special occasion," which automatically sends a message to our brain …

Where Does the Love Go?

One of the reasons so many relationships don't last is that we confuse "falling in love" -- the temporary, emotional, hormone-infused high -- with the act and art of loving, the sacred work of relationship. Additionally, our culture of immediate gratification and the "grass is greener" syndrome …

With a Conscience -- 'Our Mother's Daughters'

"The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way." -- Joyce Carol Oates<p>I was 4. My mother, "Ma," was fighting a cold and was lying down in her bedroom, nearly asleep. I felt so …

Shrimp Rolls

4 Servings<p>Keep summer going just a little bit longer: Serve these with a pile of steamed, buttered corn.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1¼ pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined<p>Kosher salt<p>1 large celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped<p>3 scallions, thinly sliced<p>¼ cup mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh …

30 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 30

Around age 30 is typically when we abandon what we refer to in life coaching as "novice adulthood." Yet it is still young enough to be experiencing life lessons for the first time. Some days I feel young enough to be a little foolish now and then and at other times, I think I am old enough to know …

The Case for Dating Men in Their '60s

Why one 30-something exclusively dates sexagenarians.<p>Dating men of any age presents its own unique set of challenges: In high school you get fumbling boys, confused about where to put their body parts in relation to yours, despite their over-eagerness for the proximity. In their twenties men want …

Surviving the First Year of Grief

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my mom's death. That means I've endured many of the difficult "firsts" that grievers dread -- first birthdays, holidays, and school events. This one-year mark also signifies that I've learned how to live in a world without my mom in it. And let me tell …

Healthy Grieving

Sarah sat in my office crying her eyes out. She had lost her husband 18 months ago and still missed him every day. She wrote in her journal and had attended two rounds of a support group. Still, she frequently felt overwhelmed by the intensity of her pain, and she often felt exhausted. She wondered …

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

How to Be Nicer to Yourself

My readers tend to be intelligent, generous, and kind souls. I would bet you are genuinely nice to your family and everyone you meet. But I want to know, how kind and loving are you toward yourself?<p><b>How do you talk about your body, your abilities, your looks? What does the chatter in your mind sound</b> …

Got Mojo? 6 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

<b>Got Mojo? 6 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence</b><p>These six tips are "sustainable" forms of powering your self-confidence. If you use them on a daily basis, you can be your own natural resource.<p><b>1) Avoid comparing yourself to others:</b><p>The old adage still holds true: "When you compare, you despair." …

How To Love: 6 Ways Not to Love, 8 Ways to Love

Do you know how to love? If you didn't receive the love you needed as a child, then there is a good possibility that you don't know how to love. You might have a skewed idea about what love really is.<p><b>What Love Isn't:</b><p><b>1. Love is not needy</b><p>When you reject and abandon yourself with your self-judgments …

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be?

Since losing my husband in the war in Afghanistan when I was just 25, I have learned so much in my short 28 years of life. Fighting my way through the challenges and hardship has caused my thought process to completely change. I am in a constant state of remembrance of the brevity of life. We only …