Julia Carpenter

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Simply getting more organized saved me over $1,000 a month

And I never minded — until I became a full-time freelancer and realized my disorganized lifestyle was costing me time, money and sanity.<p>The tipping point came recently on a weeklong vacation. Our first day away, I got a text: A food subscription box had arrived. Seconds later, my phone vibrated …

Eating Healthy on a Budget, It is Possible! Here are 10 Ways

Eating Healthy On A Budget<p>Here are 10 Ways<p>A friend, on a budget, recently asked why eating healthy has to be so expensive. She’s right, if you go to …

Healthy Recipes

How to Stop Emotional Eating When Life Is Totally Unpredictable

Why is it that when we hit an all-time emotional low, we often reach for unhealthy food? It's the one-two punch you just don't need when you're …

Eating

New Book Reminds Us That Every Body Is A Runner’s Body

<i>Excerpted from</i> Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have <i>by Louise Green. Published by Greystone Books, March 2017. Condensed and reproduced with</i> …

Weight Loss

9 Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas for Your Next Beach Trip

Meals that won't sacrifice precious sun time.<p>July 27, 2017<p>Days at the beach are one of the best ways to spend your summer vacation. Sleeping, …

Build a Better Warm Up for a Better Work Out

We’ve all read our fair share of warm-up articles, so there’s no need to go through a spew of why warming-up is a must and if you don’t do it Chuck …

Elasticity

7 Total-Body Moves That Will Help You Stay Fit on a Road Trip

Summer weekends are best spent road-tripping somewhere new. And though the destination (the beach, a wedding, a Victorian castle getaway, you name …

7 things a trainer wishes you knew about building a booty

Your key to a peachy butt<p>Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like sculpting a booty.<p>But there's a lot of BS floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' a bigger booty by working out - and following the …

Muscle

How to Bounce Back After Life's Worst Hardships (and Come Out Even Stronger)

Everything happens for a reason. The good news? You can break through and become an even stronger person.<p>"Falling down" doesn't have to wreck you. In fact, it can be the best thing that ever happened...if you let it.<p>If you've ever "gotten off track," "fallen down," or just simply completely "blown …

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It

I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual levels.<p>You Need To Decide What You …

Self-improvement

This Trick Helped Me Finally Get Healthy and Lose Weight in My 50s

A couple of years ago, my doctor warned that my blood sugar levels had been consistently high for two consecutive years (one year is a possible anomaly, two years is a pattern). So high, she was worried that I was on the cusp of being prediabetic. I got the dreaded lecture, "You need to cut your …

Marathons

To lose weight, you need to understand the psychology of why you crave the wrong things

The UK’s diet industry is thriving to say the least. More than half of British adults try to lose weight by controlling their calorie intake each year. Unfortunately, losing weight is not as easy as turning down a biscuit, or opting for salad. And even those who have been successful in their …

The 6 Things I Eat at Breakfast to Stay Full Until Lunch

Breakfast was one of those things I never took too seriously. I would normally grab whatever was most convenient on my way out the door in the morning, and that was the extent of my morning meal. However, like clockwork, I became painfully hungry by 10 a.m., at which point I would either overeat or …

Coconut

One-Hour Workout: Strength/Bike/Run Hour of Power

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!)</i><p>This week’s workout comes from Coach Si Bennett, the …

What to eat, drink before and after a workout | NOLA.com

As a sports dietitian, one of the most common questions I get is: What should I eat before and after a workout? This query often comes after a …

A Beginner's Guide To CrossFit

WOD, anyone?<p>You might not know exactly what CrossFit is - yet - but we can guarantee that hearing the word “CrossFit” will conjure up certain …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

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This cheeseburger chowder is a delicious blend of ground beef, chopped vegetables, and cheese. Some beef broth enhances the beef flavor while the …

Slow Cookers

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Dessert

The birth of brunch in New Orleans | NOLA.com

Among the ironies of the now ubiquitous New Orleans brunch is that the restaurant widely credited with having popularized it didn't intend for the …

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Swiss steak has been around since the early 1900s. It is typically made with sliced round steak or rump, baked with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and …

Cooking

Mexico City's hot restaurant scene beckons

<i>¿Tienes hambre?</i><p>Then make sure to pack your appetite (and some stretchy pants) for a trip to Mexico City. The vivacious metropolis combines Old World charm with a red-hot culinary scene that’s currently taking the food world by storm.<p>“Mexico City is a hot spot because of its diversity and quality. …

What It's Like to Discover a Love of Cooking While Serving on a Navy Warship

Chad Shaner of Freek's Mill recalls learning his trade aboard the USS La Salle.<p>Chad Shaner is chef and partner at Freek's Mill, a popular restaurant in New York's Gowanus neighborhood. Before Freek's Mill, he did stints at Gotham Bar and Grill and Union Square Cafe after attending the Culinary …

The Best Coffee Shops in D.C. for Café Connoisseurs

From responsibly sourced coffee beans to the time it takes for the perfect drip—which is almost as long as it takes Congress to pass a bill—we’ve …

Los Angeles

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Readers explore the Americas this summer

By Christina Barron<p>Christina Barron<p>Editor of KidsPost, a section of The Washington Post for ages 7 to 13<p>Email Bio Follow<p>KidsPost readers are just getting started on their summer adventures. This week we’re featuring two sets of brothers who traveled north and south and took KidsPost along for the …

Canada

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2017

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has named new World Heritage sites at its meeting in Krakow. Here’s a selection of protected places, from …

20 Things You Can Do In Delhi This Weekend If You Have Nothing To Do

Another weekend. Another fit of pressure to make plans.<p>What will you do this time? Same old pub hopping? Or mall shopping? Or just chilling with some …

How To Survive a Group Trip (Without Killing Each Other)

Traveling solo is the current travel trend and I completely understand its appeal. As an only child and introvert, I am well acquainted with solitude …

This vintage video shows what New York City's subway was like in the 1940s

The New York Transit Museum archives have this vintage video produced by the NY Transportation Board in 1949 about the New York City subway system.<p>At the time, the fare was $0.10 - and the turnstiles had been modified to accommodate a dime. The first subway token wasn't used until 1953.<p><i>Video</i> …