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10 Three-Ingredient Sauces You Should Make from Scratch — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you meal prep just one thing over the weekend, my best (and favorite) advice is to always make a sauce. I'm a strong believer that a simple, …

Cooking

This is the only sugar scrub recipe you need for soft, silky skin

People have been taking advantage of the powers of exfoliation for thousands of years—like, so far back that ancient Egyptians were even sloughing …

Everything you wanted to know about how to pull off the 72-hour water fast

Last week I wrote about completing a three day water fast, during which I ate and drank nothing but... water. Since then I’ve received messages from …

Margaret Fulton's paella valenciana recipe

Paella valenciana<p><i>serves 8</i><p>1/2 tsp saffron threads<br>5 cups chicken stock<br>1/2 cup olive oil<br>4 half chicken breasts<br>2 onions, chopped<br>2 cloves garlic, chopped<br>1 red capsicum, seeded and cut into strips<br>2 1/2 cups rice, washed and drained<br>2 tomatoes, peeled and cut into eights<br>1 cup shelled green peas<br>500g seafood …

Recipes

20 Side Dishes to Rely on All Summer Long

Whether you spend a lot of time in front of the grill or in the comfort of your air conditioned kitchen over the next few months, cooking should be …

Are There Exercises to Help You Get a Bigger Butt and a Smaller Waist?

Big booties are all the rage these days, and slimming down your waist can make your tush look even bigger. By training your glutes, you can shape …

Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

"Fast and easy, but very rich and delicious. Pretty in a clear glass trifle dish or individual parfait glasses."<p>Ingredients<p>1 quart ripe strawberries, …

Classic Crème Brûlée

Preparation<p>Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 300°F. Fill a teakettle with water and bring to a boil. Put four 5- or …

This Trainer's Dumbbell Workout Will Give You Strong, Sexy Shoulders, and Toned Legs

You don't need to spend hours and hours in the gym to see lean muscle gain, shed fat, and get strong. Ridge Davis, a personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, shared an effective strength-training workout that will help you shape up your shoulders and arms, strengthen your legs, and tone your core. …

Workouts

You'll Love Showing Off Your Sexy, Toned Arms After Doing These 40 Moves

Booty gains and a flat tummy are great and all, but don't forget about your arms! Strengthening your upper body will leave you feeling strong, confident, and sexy as hell. You don't need fancy equipment — many of these are bodyweight moves! Do them regularly and your right arm will be giving your …

Workouts

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Nutrition

Chrissy Teigen's Banana Bread Recipe Is The Real Deal & I'm Still Not Over It

<i>You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a</i> …

How To Recognize When The Universe Gives You A Sign (And Make It Happen More Often)

We receive far more signs from the universe than we realize. As a professional intuitive, part of my job is to help people pick up on signs they …

How to Deal With Someone Who Keeps Undermining You at Work

It is one of the most frustrating things to experience, but remember, you have nothing to prove.<p>Growing up, my parents told me to be humble.<p>"Don't go around telling everyone what you do and what you've achieved. Let them find out for themselves."<p>I've taken this advice my whole life, believing I …

7 Easy, Healthy Lunches You Should Cook This Week

These days, stepping out midday and buying a to-go lunch often seems easier than packing one yourself. There are dozens of quick lunch places within …

Healthy Eating

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Easy 9x13 Cobbler Recipes That'll Make Sure Everyone Gets Seconds

Because if we're being honest, the 8x8 is never really enough.<p>Though cobblers may be seen as an easy Southern classic, it takes the perfect balance …

This Free Online Class Teaches You How to Be a Less Toxic Person

If it were up to beloved Hollywood characters like Elle Woods, we would simply take a daily kickboxing class to boost our endorphins (which help make …

Mental Disorders

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

I Gave 28 Women 28 Compliments In 28 Days & Not One Was Accepted

Back at the beginning of this year, a bank clerk named Judith was helping me with my lost credit card. It was a normal, human, everyday interaction. …

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

5 Vitamins You Should Be Taking For A Faster Metabolism

Looking for a metabolism boost to help you burn more fat and lose weight faster? The best ways to increase your metabolism naturally include simple …

18 Ketogenic Meal-Prep Lunches You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

Keto devotees, you know that sticking to your diet requires some planning. Your best bet? Prepping lunches in advance. But with a ketogenic diet, …

I Lost 23 Pounds in Two Months and Here's How

This was my two months journey and I gained something more valuable than a slimmer waist.<p>March 21, 2018<p>If you're reading this, you're probably …

How to Lose 25 Pounds in Three Months

The key to achieving lasting weight loss is to follow the established safe guideline of 1 to 2 pounds per week, according to the Centers for Disease …

Weight Loss

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fitness

Mini Coconut-Key Lime Pies Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 12 jumbo-size (3 1⁄2-inch) aluminum foil baking cups in a regular-size muffin<br>pan, and coat with …

6 Ways You Can Start Your Own Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down the fort while you get your company off the ground.<p>Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down …

Here are 13 easy ways to improve your finances on your lunch break

If you work full time, you know how hard it is to keep up with all the little things outside of your job. But have you tried putting your lunch break …