Julie Higgins

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The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

How To Meditate: Tips From Lama Surya Das, The 'Buddha From Brooklyn'

(RNS) Lama Surya Das, the “Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation for decades. And yet, he says we’re doing it wrong.<p>“So many people seem to be moving narcissistically — conditioned by our culture, doubtless — into self-centered …

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The 15-Minute Turbocharged Slim-Down Workout

Move faster—and blast more calories—with this get-nimble, get-quick routine<p>Hey, sport—agility drills aren't just for running backs and border collies. In fact, they're a crucial part of any workout plan. Being able to start, stop, and change direction quickly builds stamina and sculpts insane, …

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …

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Can a Red State Turn Green? Arizona Says Yes

Travel is about breaking down stereotypes, questioning prejudices and exploring new concepts. At least that's my advice to fellow travelers, which of course is meant exclusively for them and not me. When it comes to my views and opinions, I am already an enlightened globetrotter. Or so I …