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Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

10 Pasta Ideas for Lunch Boxes — Recipes from The Kitchn

The lunch box — whether it's yours or your kid's — can feel pretty constricting sometimes. That's why sandwiches are such a mainstay. Pasta, however, …

Healthy Eating

Fact: Dry Rubs Are Better Than Marinades

By Alex Delany<p>There. We said it.<p>We usually don’t like to use the word "dry" when talking about our food. But there are exceptions. A dry martini? Sure. Dry-aged steak? Absolutely. Dry rubs? Oh, yes. <b>We love dry rubs</b>. We prefer them to marinades almost every time. That's right: When it comes to …

BBQ

Florida Woman Loses $1 Million In Online Dating Scam

"I felt like I really knew him closer than anybody that I had known," said Pamela Viles of Sarasota.<p>They say you can’t put a price on love, but a woman in Florida did and shelled out $1 million to an overseas suitor. Worse yet, she has nothing to show for the two years she invested in the faux …

Florida

9 Chilling Psychological Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List Now

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Pain

The Tone It Up Girls Show Us the Most Effective Cardio-Ab Routine

Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, it's entirely possible to move your body and boost your heart rate. Take it from Katrina Scott and …

Exercise

I Tried Dorie Greenspan's Most Famous Cookie

When we asked Alison Roman, the mastermind behind Instagram's favorite chocolate chip cookie, for <i>her</i> favorite cookie recipe, she dropped a pretty big …

Dessert

The One Tea You Should Have At Bedtime If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Nutritionist

A healthy nighttime routine is just one of the many things you can do to shed those extra pounds and get a flat stomach. Weight loss experts …

Weight Loss

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Italy

Loaded Hummus Is the Dreamiest Appetizer for Summer Parties

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Spices

5 things all women need to know about menopause—even if you think it’s decades away

Hot flashes. Night sweats. Mood swings. If the entirety of your menopause knowledge can be summed up by those six little words (or even fewer), …

Women's Health

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

Eat These 5 Superfoods At The Right Time For a Healthy Brain

To keep your brain healthy and buzzing all day long not only is it important to include brainy bites (brain superfoods) in our diet, but it is …

Nutrition

Why 'getting lost in a book' is so good for you, according to science

“Transportation” — or the act of losing yourself in a book — makes you more empathetic, more creative and (hello!) it’s an escape.<p>Whether you’re the reader who rips through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend recommended months ago, psychologists (and …

Psychology

Tamal Ray’s recipe for white nougat with dried apricot and cherry

I used to live near a cafe that had tempting little bags of nougat by the tills, all tied up with shiny gold ribbon. I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tried it, but that first richly sweet, airy bite was instantly familiar – the fudgy centre of my favourite childhood chocolate: Milky …

Baking

The Lemoniest Lemonade Recipe Tastes Like Liquid Sunshine

It takes one extra step and a few—okay, more than a few—extra hours, but it is WORTH IT.<p><i>Basically editor Amiel Stanek spends all day every day trying to help readers get dinner on the table as quick and efficiently as possible. So when he gets to cook at home, he likes to slow things down and be a</i> …

Bernie Sanders

Galileo Would Be Stunned: Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons

More than 400 years after Galileo Galilei discovered the first of Jupiter's moons, astronomers have found a dozen more — including one they've dubbed "oddball" — orbiting the planet. That brings the total number of Jovian moons to 79.<p>The team of astronomers originally wasn't even looking for the 12 …

Astronomy

Reheating Pasta and Rice Is the Weight-Loss Hack You've Always Wanted

Ever wish that you could enjoy pasta without the carbs and calories? Well, dreams apparently do come true. Turns out, you actually digest fewer cals and carbs when you eat leftover pasta, thanks to a process called retrogradation. You may not be able to enjoy your meal hot off the stove, but …

Nutrition

Top 8 Products to Invest in For a Healthier Home

Invest in these eight appliances and smart gadgets for a healthier, more pleasant home environment.<p>You may have found your dream home, but poor air quality, allergens, extreme temperatures, and humidity levels can make living in it a bit uncomfortable, and even unhealthy. Below, we've rounded up …

Allergens

These Hawaiian Bacon Chicken Kebabs Are Dreamy

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Umeboshi Paste Is the Vegan Flavor Bomb You Didn’t Know You Needed

What's super flavorful, surprisingly versatile, and can provide a myriad of health benefits?<p>I first learned about umeboshi paste—the Japanese condiment made of pureed, fermented ume fruit—from my all-time favorite cookbook, <i>The Cranks Bible</i> by <b>Nadine Abensur</b>. She includes the paste in several recipes …

Food

You Need to Try This Addictive (and Crunchy!) Hot Sauce

I’m not the type to fall in love with a stranger, but a nameless woman has become one of my most beloved kitchen companions. She’s the frowning lady …

15 of the Easiest Pioneer Woman Recipes on the Planet

When you're looking for fast, easy, and reliable recipes, the Pioneer Woman is the ultimate go-to source. You can always count on Ree Drummond's recipes to be doable, flavorful, and incredibly comforting, no matter what you're in the mood for. Ahead, we've curated some of the Food Network host and</b> …

Cooking

A 'free' supermarket? His pay-what-you-feel restaurants prove the model is sustainable.

<b>What if you could walk into a store, take what you need, and pay whatever you want for it?</b><p>And what if you could help others <i>and</i> save food waste by …

How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites ASAP

While you can't totally erase those pesky red marks from your skin, these six solutions can stop your mosquito bites from itching and driving you nuts.<p>A speck of black floats past your face or a wispy buzz sounds in your ear. Sometimes (if you’re lucky) you can detect the presence of mosquitos …

Here's How To Make Your House Smell Amazing All Year Long

Consider this your candle calendar.<p>I take great pride in the fact that when people walk into my apartment, they respond with "oh my god, it smells amazing in here." Damn right it does! Cozy and delicious scents are what make a house a home, and the secret — besides lighting a candle every time …

Don't Order Fish on Mondays, Plus 9 More Dining Out Tips We Learned from Anthony Bourdain

In recent years, the celebrated, uncensored and adventurous Anthony Bourdain, who died at the age of 61 on Friday, became increasingly famous as the …

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

How to Make a Quick Pickle–and Why You Should

A truism among chefs is that often something doesn’t need more salt, it needs more acid—whether that’s a squeeze of lemon or a dash of sherry …