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The ultra competitive exercise fad that can ruin your health: It’s called planking — and it’s sweeping gyms and Pilates classes

My Pilates class broke into loud cheers and I couldn’t have felt more triumphant. As I crashed, utterly exhausted, down onto my exercise mat, I was …

6 Easy and Elegant Cake Recipes That Taste Incredible

Cake

4-Minute Fat-Burning High-Intensity Workout

We all live busy lives and there are a lot of people who claim that they simply dont have time to go to the gym for a long cardio workout or strength …

Exercise

Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>2. <b>Make the Chewy Oatmeal Cookies:</b> In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with …

Chocolate pots

Preheat the oven to 200ºC or 190ºC fan-forced. To prepare the pots, use a pastry brush to grease the ramekins (or heatproof teacups with straight …

What’s So Important About High-Altitude Coffee?

2008 Creative Commons Photo “Coffee Hotspots” by Michael Allen Smith<p>A man of many interests, Shawn Steiman is foremost a coffee person. He’s the …

Coffee

Chocolate Mochi Cakes | kumquat | gluten-free recipes

after a couple of months of missed recipe redux challenges, i’m happily back in the saddle. as regan rightly pointed out, i couldn’t miss this month… …

The Surprising Hair Benefit of Caffeine

A recent study shows that topically-applied caffeine stimulates hair growth better in women than men.<p>Good news on National Coffee Day: A recent study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine stimulates hair shaft elongation and prolongs the growth cycle by blocking …

Our Best Layer Cake Recipes

Here, Martha's father's favorite orange-curd filled cake topped with chocolate frosting.

Dessert

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, and look hella good from behind.<p>So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to …

Pay Attention—This Is How a Nutritionist 'Detoxes'

The RIGHT way to get back on track after your diet goes off the rails<p><i>This article was written by Michele Foley and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Without the monotony of the workweek to help keep you in check, it's easy to veer away from a healthy routine during the weekend. …

Artist Niyoko Ikuta Uses Layers of Laminated Sheet Glass to Create Spiraling Geometric Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Since the early 1980s Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta has explored the properties of glass which she uses to make etheral geometric sequences …

Why You Should Never Paint Office Walls White

Research reveals how the color of our environment impacts our work. Here are the best (and worst) colors for any type of work.<p>White walls in a room might feel crisp and clean, like a blank slate, but if they’re in your workplace, it’s time to repaint. Color not only affects a person’s mood, but it …

8 Fatty Foods With Health Benefits

Quit depriving yourself and start eating these eight fatty foods—no guilt necessary<p>For years you’ve heard that eating saturated fat is like pouring superglue into your arteries. But the fact is, this forbidden fat actually increases your HDL (good) cholesterol, which helps remove plaque from your …

In Dubai, A Former Graffiti Kid’s Politically and Sexually Charged Images

The Truth About Sugar

Learn a few facts about the sweet stuff hiding in some of your favorite meals and drinks<p>Say anything nasty about sugar and folks will swallow it. Sugar caused the recession. Sugar makes your nipples grow. Sugar keyed your car. Sugar's crazy—it knifed my cousin down at the corner bar last Saturday …

Disney Princess Cupcakes

Planning a Disney Princess party for a little girl you know? These paper cupcake toppers with piped icing are sure to impress you guests both young and old.<p>To create that lovely puffy dress texture, you will need to use a petal tip with a piping bag. This is a great opportunity to get into cake …

Dessert

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New Pour-Over Coffee Maker Connects to iPhone, Reorders Beans Automatically

Coffee lovers rejoice: Soon it will be possible to have a steaming cup of pour-over coffee with a few taps of your smart phone. According to CNET, New York-based start-up Quirky has invented a high-tech line of appliances called Poppy, which includes the Poppy Pour-Over. The machine — which …

Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake

<i>Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Yesterday I offered matzah squares with Brie and</i> …

Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

An American-born beauty, the cheesecake gets upgraded with a triple dose of chocolate. It's in the crust, in the filling, and over the top. To help prevent cracks, turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside for an hour. To cut the cleanest slices, use a knife dipped in warm water.

Dessert

Chocolate Pecan Flourless Cake Recipe

Easter is over. The candy is gone. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to enjoy amazing sweets all year long! In my home, dessert is a …

Amazing Cakes (and Where to Find Out Exactly How to DIY Them!)

Here's a dessert philosophy I can get behind: "We have always believed that more is more," <i>Cake My Day</i> authors Karen Tack and Alan Richardson say, "and when it comes to decorating, what could be better than having more canvas to fill? That means more candy, more snacks, and more decorating fun."<p>The …

Dessert

What Your Invitation Font Says About Your Wedding

If wedding invitations really do set the tone for the wedding (and that's what they all say, right?), then the font you use couldn't be more important. It not only communicates to your guests what they can expect in terms of formality, but the overall style and theme of your big day are often …

Typography