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Total Body Strength Circuit Workout

This total body circuit workout targets every muscle in your body with dynamic compound exercises as well as muscle-specific moves. This short, …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

The Bikini Bottom Workout: 7 Lower-Body Blasters

Shape up your glutes, hips, thighs, and lower belly with this do-anywhere circuit<p>This circuit workout is designed to tighten and tone all the muscles …

An Advanced Way to Find the Cheapest Airline Tickets

Yesterday I encountered what seemed like a pretty strange phenomenon. There was a roundtrip United fare between Chicago and London for under …

13 5-Minute Workouts You Can Do Anywhere, Anytime

"I don't have time" is no longer an excuse! Everyone's got five minutes, and these workouts can be done anytime, anywhere. If you don't have dumbbells, grab a couple water bottles (but most of these are totally equipment-free!).<p>The Quickest "We Wear Short Shorts" Leg Workout<p>Focus on Your Lower Abs …

Workout: Shred Your Muscles With Just a Resistance Band and 12 Moves

Be Well Workout of the Week: Shred Your Muscles With Just a Resistance Band<p>Time to work off all the Labor Day festivities (i.e. beer and hot dogs) of …

Workouts

HOT FARE: Fancy a Trip to Ireland? United Has Base Fares of $85 Each Way, $385 Roundtrip

United and Air Canada have fares between Boston and Ireland — either Dublin or Shannon — from $385 roundtrip.<p>Fares are available for outbound travel …

Stuffed Picnic Loaves Are the Food Hack You Need This Summer

If you’re ready to get out of the house and spend your days exploring your city, but you aren’t ready to spend all that money dining out, don’t get discouraged. Between the crazy cool picnic baskets that you can get to carry basically *everything* and the fun cooking gadgets to spruce up your …

Backyard Built: 10 Outdoor Furniture DIYs

Many of us have spent the last six months daydreaming about warm weather, so let's spend these last few cool, rainy—snowy?—weeks preparing for all …

18 Chickpea Recipes That Go WAY Beyond Hummus

When chickpeas first come to mind, you <i>might</i> think of your favorite food-truck falafel or vegan Moroccan curry, but most likely the first thing you crave is hummus. News flash… chickpeas are SO much more than hummus! By now you may have dabbled with a chickpea dessert or two, and even embraced …

Do These 3 Abs Exercises For A Stronger Core

Abs-olutely a great way to get fitter in less than a half hour a day.<p>The important thing, Matheny says, is to complete each day's reps with proper form and control. You're not trying to blow through them as quickly as possible; you're trying to maintain stability and form with every single rep. …

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my …

Eggs

How to Make Banana Bread With Avocados

Banana bread can be a sugar bomb thinly disguised as healthy food, or an energizing breakfast or snack that helps fuel your day.<p>We set out to make …

20 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Yes, for real.<p>First thing's first: No, you can't get ripped overnight (no matter what that Instagram ad says.) But even though muscles aren't built in a day, that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to …

5 Workout Videos That Will Make You Want to Move

Get your sweat on.<p>Maybe you don’t feel like going to the gym, or maybe you’d rather not spend money on classes. Whatever's keeping you from working out, we’re not gonna let you get out of it that fast. After all, not only is working out good for you, but there are plenty of videos on YouTube that …

7 Exercises to Get Thighs + Buns of Steel

You already know you should never skip leg day. How else are you going to stand up all day at all those summer music festivals you’ve got planned? Luckily for us, there are plenty of ways to pump up your thighs and get a great quad workout in less than 15 minutes a day. You can run with your dog, …

How to Make Lemon Meltaways That Truly Melt Away

As the daughter of an extroverted Southern lady, I attended more than my fair share of church socials, bridal luncheons, housewarmings, and baby showers, each a blur of pastel crepe paper and plastic party plates. While the specifics of any given menu were generally potluck, I could always count on …

10 Quick Easy Workouts To Get Rid Of Back Fat At Home

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

Weight Loss

The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

We get it: You don't always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don't have to. If you've never …

Workouts

Complete Beginner's Guide To Doing Perfect Squats

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

Weight Loss

50 Food & Recipe Infographics for Food Lovers

People don’t cook anymore, which is a shame. It’s a lost art, more so for certain generations than others (let’s not point fingers here) but to not …

Infographics

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Step-By-Step Kusudama Flower Ball Tutorial

These charming origami flower balls have a history of being used for potpourri and incense in ancient Japan. Learn how to build your own kusudama …

7 Tough Love Workouts to Tone Your Whole Bod

Sure, we love to learn exercises that focus on an isolated area, like arm toning or quick core workouts. But sometimes you just want to cover all your bases with a workout that has you feeling a full-body burn. So grab your home gym essentials, throw on your fave colorful workout essentials and get …

4-Ingredient Salted Peanut Protein Balls — Just 60 Calories!

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won't be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls.<p>It's OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein …

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

Air Travel

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Honeycomb Easter Egg Garland DIY

This honeycomb Easter egg garland is sure to brighten up any Easter dinner. Once you make all the eggs, assembling the garland goes very fast. If you …

Eggs

Just When We Thought There Were No New Ways to Cook an Egg...

Just when we thought there were no new ways to cook an egg, along came this soft-boiled meal in a cup.<p>Who wouldn’t want to be coddled? The word alone conjures up visions of fluffy down comforters piled high on feather beds and amiable assistants whose entire life’s work is devoted to fluffing up …