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Why A Stressful Day Is Exactly When You Should Go To The Gym

There's a reason some of us handle stress better than others.<p>For anyone who is feeling absolutely buried at work today, here is one piece of advice: <b>Do not miss that workout you had planned.</b><p>According to a recent study published in Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, being in good shape is …

9 Surprising Benefits Of Meditation

The science-backed benefits of meditation, from your brain to your bowels and beyond.<p><b>1. Reunites You with Your Car Keys</b><p>Memory-training exercises? Sure -- or you could meditate/visualize/yoga your way to improved cognition, according to a small study of older adults.<p><b>2. Turns Your Frown Upside …

28 Ways We Sabotage Our Happiness (And How to Stop)

<b>“The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>Life can be frustrating. Things don’t always go according to plan.<p>People let …

Happiness

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat

Those skinny jeans are calling your name.

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

The Best Workout to Do When You Have Your Period

Hormones and cramps can make exercising suck — unless you sync your workouts to your cycle.<p>While pro athletes rarely complain aloud about competing on their periods — Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui really broke the seal when she spoke about being on her period during the 2016 Games — hormone …

Women's Health

10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves

A new generation of wood stoves offers fuel efficiency, high combustion temperatures, and lower emissions to be environmentally responsible, powerful …

Heating

Hot New Fashion Trends from Spain

20 French Phrases You Should Be Using

As much as 30 percent of the English language—or roughly one in three English words—is believed to be derived directly from French. It’s a …

10 Unexpected Truths About Marathons

It's been a few weeks since I finished my Boston Marathon re-do, and while the whole event was memorable from start to finish (most especially the cheers from the crowds that helped motivate all us runners), it wasn't exactly an easy process. Now that my four months of training are over, I can say …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Workplace Wellness

10 Bedrooms With Fireplaces That You Won't Want to Leave Until Spring

Go ahead and laugh at winter from under your down comforter.<p>Go ahead and laugh at winter from under your down comforter. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.

Interior Design

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

At-Home Abs Part 3

YouTube

How to Get Over Your Fear of Inversions

You can be a great yogi and still feel scared to death about doing a headstand. Here's how to go for it.<p>If you hear the term 'advanced yoga,' you probably picture insanely deep backbends and gravity-defying postures. We live in the age of Instagram and Pinterest, and it seems like everybody and …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Black Swans

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

How To Drink Champagne Like An Expert

From the editors of TownandCountryMag.com, Winemaker and Champagne expert Elise Losfelt of Moët & Chandon shares 10 tips to drinking champagne like a bubbly enthusiast.<p><b>1) The glass</b><p>The best way to enjoy champagne is in a white wine glass. A white wine glass's larger bowl enables the wine to open up …

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Whether you're staving off hunger or fighting wrinkles, these blended beverages pack a good-for-you punch

25 Truly Useful Inventions That You Never Knew You Needed

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and while that might not be the case for every invention out there, most of these cool inventions …

Cool Stuff

How to Make Homemade Mayo - Wholefully

Shares 2<p>Mayonnaise gets a lot of hate in the healthy eating world, but I actually love mayo. Sure, it’s high in calories, but I think it’s delicious, …

National Geographic Travel