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9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?

47 Crazy-Fun Plank Variations for a Killer Core

Planks are the MacGyver of bodyweight movements: They're super tough and great for almost any situation. The versatile move is best known for working …

Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence

<i>"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."</i><p>It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics …

Political Science

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined the term “pressurized workouts” to describe when the exercises …

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

It's a Plank Off!

How much do you love planks? <i>So</i> much, right? You should, because this total-body toner does works all the muscles in your core (including the rectus …

The Top 10 Recipes you Loved from Pinterest this Month

Spending so much time near the stove requires inspiration—and lots of it. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves when we are indulging in the endless scroll on Pinterest. We know you like to search for inspiration as much as we do, which is why we wondered what you were loving, cooking, eating, …

Recipes

DIY Fermentation: Over 100 Step-By-Step Home Fermentation Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p><b>Simple DIY Ferments that Prove Homemade is Always Better</b><p>Fermentation has given us some of the food world’s most treasured delights, and with <i>DIY Fermentation</i>, making delicious probiotic foods in your own kitchen has never been easier. Accessible overviews of fundamental …

Biochemistry

How Doing Planks Can Transform Your Body And Make You Ready for Summer

Winter is over, the temperatures are rising, summer is going to be here soon. That means 2 things: shedding layers of winter clothes and becoming …

Pain

The 8 best herbs to grow for a beginner’s herb garden

Herbs are easy plants to grow and they taste delicious. Starting a herb garden is a great way for beginner gardeners to get into growing their own …

The 12 best vegetable crops to grow in containers

Grow your own food without an allotment! You can harvest significant crops by growing veg in containers. It’s the perfect choice for balcony and …

Gardening

25 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Amanda Bisk<p>Hannah Bronfman<p>Kayla Itsines<p>Kaisa Keranen<p>…

How to Make Vegetarian Phở Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: A spin on Vietnamese phở that lets you take control of the spices and scents and textures -- no recipe or</i> …

Bok Choy

Raw Coconut Bok Choy Spicy Soup

It started raining late last night. Liquid silver falling from the sky. Some would say, liquid gold when you take into account the drought we have …

Bok Choy

One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

$5 Solution: DIY Jewellery Organization

Hello once again, Remodelaholics! Thalita here from The Learner Observer! I’m back today to share with you a super easy and super inexpensive …

11 Vegetarian Blogs to Inspire Healthy Eating All Year Long

Keeping up healthy habits is easier when you surround yourself with people who inspire those habits. Although these bloggers are spread out all over …

Eating

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

<i>By Ravelle Worthington</i>, SELF<p>We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier. Because let's be honest, there's …

Add Sneaky Storage to Your Kitchen with a Pot Rail

I look at a lot of kitchens (it's my job!) and there's been a definite trend in recent years, from traditional upper cabinets to open shelving to …

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Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

10 Cocktails Every Bartender and Cocktail Connoisseur Should Know

In today's world of craft cocktails the unique and unusual have become the norm. From bartenders' self invented nightly specials to drinks that have taken the nation by storm -- see Cosmopolitan and Lynchburg Lemonade -- there is no shortage of creative selections to be had.<p>But at the core of …

Summer Babe

The bartenders at Reynard, in Brooklyn, use Greenhook Ginsmiths’s botanical American dry gin in this citrusy cocktail, but feel free to make it with your favorite.<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces gin<p>¾ ounces Génépy des Alpes<p>¾ ounces fresh lemon juice<p>Lemon twist (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine gin, Génépy …

Lemon Juice

Caipirinha vs. Pisco Cocktails: 6 Drinks to Make for the Brazil-Chile World Cup Match

The knockout stage of the World Cup begins tomorrow with Brazil facing its South American rival, Chile. Here, three Caipirinhas and three Pisco …

A Salad That Will Make You Eat Kale With Pleasure and Abandon

Believe it or not, this Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Ginger Peanut Dressing will make you eat your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; crunchy and cool carrots, bell peppers, red cabbage; toasted almonds; …

This Town Has Been Living Under a Rock for Thousands of Years -- Literally

We've all been asked once or twice if we've spent our lives living under a rock (hey, I spent a solid decade without cable television), but the residents of a very strange town in Spain have the luxury of truthfully answering "yes" to that question.<p>Setenil de las Bodegas, a town with about three …

Frozen Negroni Recipe

In hot weather, you'll want to batch up this sophisticated frozen cocktail, a slushie version of the classic Negroni. The bitter flavors make it especially refreshing.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Chilling the mixture in the freezer ahead of time helps keep dilution to a minimum for a less watery slushie. …

Watermelon White Negroni Slushie Recipe

Skip sugary frozen fruit drinks this summer, and try this chilly spin on the classic Negroni cocktail. It starts as a White Negroni, a popular variation that calls for Cocchi Americano instead of Campari and dry vermouth instead of sweet. This version is softened with watermelon, added to the gin …