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The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

<b>Use Red Plates</b><br>Yep, you read that correctly: Your health could be determined by the color of your dinnerware. Gotta love science! Seriously, though: A study from <i>Appetite</i> found that people who eat off of red plates tend to eat less than those who eat off of red and blue. The researchers say that …

10 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies<p>Because they know exactly what you're going through<p>Jennifer Tallman<p>Slimming down isn't easy—it takes time and commitment to reach your weight-loss goals. That said, it's definitely not <i>impossible</i>. But don't take our word for it. …

Fitness

7 Dinner Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

<b>Eating It Right Before Bed</b><br>Filling up on fuel right before climbing under the covers can make it hard to sleep—and stay asleep. "Sleep is essential for your metabolism, your blood-sugar regulation, appropriate hormone balance and energy health," says Mass. Learn when to eat dinner if you don't want …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

3 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

3 Tbsp chia seeds, white or black<br>3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>A pinch of ground cinnamon<br>3/4 cup low-sugar colorful fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, kumquat, etc.<br>Sweetener (optional)<p><b>1.</b> Stir together chia seeds, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and optional …

8 Mistakes That Are Slowing Your Weight Loss

Read up to lighten up.<p>Everyone makes mistakes, right? Luckily, though, these weight-loss errors are simple to fix. Learn what you might be doing wrong—and how to get back on track ASAP.<p>Mistake #1: You Have a Wimpy Breakfast<p>If you put some butter on a piece of toast and run out the door each …

6 Healthy Dinners You Can Make in 5 Minutes or Less

So you can get out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors, ASAP<p>Things that are fun in the summertime: going to outdoor concerts, attending fairs and festivals, exercising in parks, relaxing at the pool. Something that's <i>not</i> fun in the summertime: spending time cooking, especially in front of a …

5 Cooking Mistakes That Cause Weight Gain

<b>Thinking One Serving Size Fits All</b><br>You might be able to put away as much food as your partner, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea. So how big <i>should</i> your servings be? Check out these 19 ways to measure perfect and healthy portion sizes.<p><b>Baking Without a Roasting Pan</b><br>Baking is a great way to keep …

Carbs That Will Help You Lose Weight

<b>Quinoa or Brown Rice</b><br>Like sweet potatoes, whole grains also have lots of fill-you-up fiber and water—way more than white starches. And if you cook them al dente, which means you take them off the heat sooner so they’re still slightly chewy, they won’t raise your blood sugar levels as much—so you’re …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Use Mindfulness to Overcome Unhealthy Cravings

I love espresso. But I remember sometimes "waking up" suddenly and finding myself right in the middle of a shuddering caffeine meltdown. I'd been writing on my laptop at a coffee shop, focused on work. Starting out with a latté early in the morning, I'd just kept ordering and drinking …

Mindfulness

10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Shutterstock<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing …

Ricoh R8 review

Ricoh is marketing the compact camera as a lighter, more discreet alternative to the DSLR without limiting the user. Ricoh’s attempted to create this …

Digital Photographer

Jessops Shoe Fit Spirit Level review

At some point, we've all looked through some of our recently captured images only to find that the ones we thought were close to perfect had a slight …

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Digital Photographer

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

What You Need to Know About Your Camera's Auto Focus System

When first embarking on the journey toward becoming a photographer, you were probably repeatedly told of the importance of exposure and composition. …

How to Use Facebook and Social Networking to Speed-Feed Your Photography Addiction

It feels pretty cool when a post on a photography Facebook page or other social site receives fast responses of likes, comments and shares. It’s even …

The Basics of Photography: N for Noise

Cats’ ears are very sensitive to noise(s) of all kinds.<p>In this episode of our series on the Basics of Photography, we’re going to talk about a topic …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

Photography

Tutorial Shows You Three Ways to Colorize a Black and White Image in Photoshop

Colorized historical images are very popular in the photo community, but how exactly does one start colorizing photos? Getting to the skill level …