Kris Knutson

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An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if …

Time Management

Chicago's best thrift stores for secondhand and resale shopping

1<p>Shopping, Thrift stores<p>Thrift & Thrive<p>When Melissa and Joseph Basilone moved to Portage Park in 2007 in the midst of the economic crisis, they knew …

Hyde Park

11 Healthier Football Snacks to Bring to Your Game-Day Shindig

If there's one thing I love about football season, it's all of the game-day festivities that go along with it—truth be told, the game itself just …

Cooking

Why Boots Are the Best Fall Item to Buy Now, and Wear All Year Long

As we approach the transitional month of September, it's time to revisit Rihanna's style from March. It was during that seasonally sensitive month that the musician and fashion designer stepped out in a daring pair of glittery slouchy boots straight off the Saint Laurent runway, where they'd just …

This Strength Workout Is Perfect for Beginners Who Aren't Sure Where to Start

If you're just starting to work out, you've probably heard you should strength train. Or was it resistance train? Or lift weights? Ack. It's all a …

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

What's to know about upper crossed syndrome?

Upper crossed syndrome refers to a particular configuration of overlapping overactive and underactive muscle groups in the neck, chest, and shoulders.<p>…

3 Little Things You Should Do Every Day Before Noon

<i>A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously.</i>Most of us—of all ages and …

Time Management

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

5 Minute Turmeric Tofu Scramble

Hope you ALL know this by now – but I LOVE breakfast! And this amazing Turmeric Tofu Scramble is my all-time go-to! It’s filling, high in protein, …

5 Must Do Exercises for a Flat & Sexy Tummy

We have this problem of a protruding tummy even if we are slim otherwise. It has to do with the way we eat and our lack of exercise. Most people …

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Make a meal out of a few cups of chickpeas

Have some canned or home-cooked chickpeas in your kitchen? Use them in one of these meatless recipes.<p><i>[Summer squash recipes, meatless edition]</i><p>Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, pictured above. Avocado adds creaminess.<p>Peanut Butter Chickpea Energy Balls, above left. These make a great snack.<p>Spiced …

Cure Your Migraines Naturally With These 6 Tricks

<b>Have a p.m. protein snack.</b> Preventing morning dips in blood sugar by nibbling a filling, high-protein snack at bedtime can cut your risk of morning …

The morning fixes that could revolutionize your health

We chatted with nutritionists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers about their top morning habits that set a healthy tone for the day. Give these …

Nutrition

Beet Sandwich With Herb and Feta Yogurt Spread

Heat oven to 400°. Wash beets, then wrap each one tightly in aluminum foil. Place on a sheet pan and roast 50 to 60 minutes, flipping after 30 …

Recipes

How to Have a Successful Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s Prime Day is Tuesday, July 11th, with deals kicking off at 9pm ET tomorrow, July 10th. If you’ve never participated in the day before, it …

Black Friday

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?

How do you choose from the hundreds of mindfulness apps out there? There are over 500 mindfulness apps available, but some are better than others.<p>A new study published in the <i>Journal of Medical Internet Research</i> sorted through hundreds of mindfulness mobile apps and ranked 23 of them. Now it'll be a …

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DON'T drink smoothies, carbs CAN'T tell the time and running MAKES you fat

DON'T drink smoothies, carbs CAN'T tell the time and running MAKES you fat... experts bust 10 common health myths we all believe<p><b>We are inundated with</b> …

The definition of 'middle class' is changing, and everyone uses it to mean something different

But what exactly, <i>is</i> the middle class? Is it defined by wealth or values?<p>The truth is, the "middle class" is a squishy term. And, it seems, everyone has their own definition. So you'll need to be cautious about how the presidential hopefuls use it.<p>Even millionaires tend to think of themselves as …

The Plank: Your Powerful Workout Ally

Your key to a hot, solid body? Hardcore planking, of course! Planks actually strengthen your core better than any crunch will, and there are so many variations of the exercise that your body should never get used to the move -- that's the "Power of the Plank," as we like to call it.<p>The Underwear …

Articles about 8 green beach getaways on Dwell.com - Dwell

What Makes This Property So...<p>The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build.<p>Looking for a little light literature to while …

Cabin Made Out Of Shipping Containers

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John Paulson’s $400 million Harvard donation just reinforces inequality

This could take a second.<p>Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson’s decision to donate $400 million to Harvard University to support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—the largest donation the university has ever received—struck many people, including me, as strange. After all, …

Middle-class

Take This 27-Day Summer Butt And Thighs Challenge

Learn how to do a proper squat — a staple of any effective workout routine — and build the fitness to do 100 in a single day.<p>At the end of this challenge you'll be able to do 100 of them. Hello, stronger quads, killer glutes, hammies that know the meaning of hard work, and a more stable core!

Not A Gym Member? Try This Full Body Workout That You Can Do Anywhere

Want to exercise but can't afford that pricey gym membership? Fear not for there are plenty of places you can work out for free - take your local …