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16 IKEA Hacks That Will Help You Organize Your Entire Life

From your bedroom to your kitchen to your car.<p>Even though most homes have a few key trouble spots (hello, messy closet), it's safe to say every room could benefit from some extra organization. Lucky for you, these IKEA hacks offer just that: Affordable and genius solutions to everyday home issues.

Hacking

Pilates Tips: When Is the Best Time to Do Pilates?

When Is the Best Time of Day to Practice Pilates?<p>Brooke Siler, author of the <i>Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, answers your biggest Pilates questions<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Q. When Is the Best Time of Day to Practice Pilates?</b><p>It's up to you! If you work out in the morning, when your body temperature is lower, …

Yoga

Do Pilates at Home

Exercise 1 Hug<p>Grab both handles, stand facing away from the anchor point, and step forward until there is enough tension on the band to hold you when you lean forward; raise your arms out to the sides, in line with your shoulders (not behind them). Keep your heels together, toes facing outward, and …

Yoga

Top 10 Benefits of Pilates Method of Exercise

There are far more than 10 reasons to do Pilates. For example, better sleep and better sex aren't even on this list, but they could be. But start …

11 Pilates Moves for Leaner Legs

Build long and strong muscles in your legs with these gentle but effective Pilates moves<p>1. Basic Bridge<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Start laying on back with knees bent and …

Yoga

11 Home Gym Essentials for the Pilates Nut

Pain is not for the weak, and neither is Pilates. This ab-crunching, muscle-molding exercise routine is different from any other workout you’ve tried. While it shares some similarities with yoga, Pilates focuses more on developing long, lean muscles and burning those calories. So what’s not to …

Exercise

3 Pilates Moves for Bikini Abs

As the weather gets beachier and beachier (or, if you're like me and live a gajillion miles away from a beach—poolier and poolier), the possibility of having to wear a bathing suit goes up by about 97 percent. So if you want to prep your midsection for sun exposure, add this series of ab-blasting …

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

Pain

Three Foam Rolling Techniques For Runners

<i>Prevent injuries by doing these three moves after every run.</i><p>When is the most common time for athletes to start foam rolling? Typically once they …

Dave Mirra, A Superstar Of BMX, Has Died In What Police Say Was Suicide

BMX rider Dave Mirra, who for years dominated his sport even as he helped others embrace it, has died at age 41. Police in Greenville, N.C., say they found Mirra "sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."<p>Police found Mirra in a parked vehicle shortly after he had visited …

David Letterman

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.<p>The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. …

Aquaponics

11 Funky Mardi Gras Parades You Didn't Know Existed

Like New Orleans itself, Carnival—or as non-residents call it, Mardi Gras—is rife with misconceptions and assumptions. The most glaring is the idea …

Festivals

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu in February

<b>(CNN) —</b> Love is in the air in February, so grab a loved one and cuddle up with some streaming options.<p>Whether you Netflix and chill or Amazon Prime and commit, there is plenty debuting on those sites as well as on Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above for some of what's …

Entertainment

Vegetable Garden In The Snow? Here’s 5 Ways To Do It

Cold frame. Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Growing crops has traditionally been thought of as an occupation for the warmer months. We plant in the spring …

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

Eggs en Cocotte: An Easy (But Often Forgotten) Egg Breakfast

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>It's a shame people don't think to prepare eggs <i>en cocotte</i> way more often—it's such an easy, elegant way of serving eggs. If you're not familiar with it, "en cocotte" is a method of baking eggs individually in small vessels. …

Breakfast

50 Oeey-Gooey Lasagnas That Will Leave You Saying "What Diet?"

Easy, breezy, and insanely cheesy.<p>Layers of noodles, cheese, meat, and sauce? This may just be the best comfort food dish of all time.

3 Must-Knows That Men Don't Talk About

When it comes to emotions, it's safe to say that most men don't talk about theirs very often. It's commonplace for men to act nonchalant when it comes to things of the heart, but perhaps it's what's been keeping us from experiencing the deeper things in life.<p>When I was an adolescent I grew up with …

Spirituality

Chicken French - Rochester, NY Style Recipe

"I've been making this recipe for years, and it is one of my family's most requested meals. Serve with brown and wild rice or rice pilaf along with …

Eggs

A Case About Scratched Xbox 360 Discs Heads to the Supreme Court

A case about video game consoles could mean much for class-action lawsuits in general.<p>Cases related to video games rarely reach the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices made an exception yesterday when they decided they'd hear a 2008 case centered on allegedly faulty units of Microsoft's Xbox 360 …

Class Action

7 Easy Arm Toning Workouts That Don’t Require Weights

So you’ve decided to be more fit and healthy this year, especially after seeing your favorite #fitspo stars post about their fitness resolutions. But where and how do you start? You can check out popular personal trainer apps and try some outdoor workouts… or you could experiment with targeted …

Fitness

17 Completely Awesome Party Ideas For Kids (Or Adults)

Doughnuts, dinosaurs, gnomes: these ideas are so delightful you'll want to use them for your *own* birthday party.

Famous Restaurant Alfredo Sauce Recipe

"This is a much sought after recipe from a popular chain restaurant --my nephew worked there as a cook and gave it to me."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup …

Cream Cheese

Lawsuit Accuses Chipotle of Misleading Investors

Chipotle Mexican Grill, (cmg) already reeling from an E.coli outbreak last fall that has badly damaged its sales and reputation, is facing a new …

Investing
Teaching