Kristi Hansen

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The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

This DIY Dog Toy Keeps Your Pet Busy for Hours

Engaging toys are great if you have a dog with endless energy you want to tire out, both mentally and physically. This DIY toy, on the other hand …

15 Healthier, Vegan Versions of All Your Junk Food Favorites

We all like to treat ourselves to some junk food every now and again. Even though those foods are usually high in fats, sugar, salt, calories, and …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Grilled Chicken Skewers

<i>These chicken skewers are magnificently easy to toss on the grill for a quick dinner. The distinct Thai taste comes from a simple marinade of coconut</i> …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The sauce that can transform a simple summer meal

Romesco is a flavorful sauce of roasted red peppers, almonds, tomatoes and garlic that hails from the coast of Spain. It has a savory richness without being heavy, and it’s an ideal and healthful accompaniment for just about anything you might be grilling, including seafood, vegetables, poultry and …

Complete TRX 3-Day Full-Body Workout

You may have seen it at the gym or read about it here at STACK.com: use of the TRX Suspension Trainer is on the rise among athletes. TRX equipment …

Should You Do Cardio Before or After Weights?

Cardio is maligned by so called "serious lifters" but done exclusively by 60 percent of those who set foot in the gym after 5 p.m. But who's right, and what is the best recipe for results?<p>Is there a magic ratio of weight training to cardio that should be done? Should cardio be cast aside for a …

Exercise

Protein: More Muscle, Less Guesswork

If you looked at my $14,000-a-year salary as a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, "overpaid" wouldn't be the first word that comes to …

The 6 Biggest Nutritional Myths of Bodybuilding, Solved

When it comes to fitness, there are two main archetypes: the success story and the cautionary tale. The success story is the gym rat who has found …

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Body-image studies explore the source of much of our anxiety

For David Frederick, body image is about more than just self-esteem. It's a critical part of a person's overall health.<p>That's why the assistant professor of psychology at Chapman University in Orange has spent much of his career researching the topic.<p>"Body satisfaction is related to so many aspects …

Chapman University

7-Day Diet Meal Plan to Lose Weight: 1,800 Calories

We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out seven full days of meals and snacks.<p>This 1,800-calorie meal plan is designed by …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

How to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

In bodybuilding, there is a common belief that it is impossible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. Many bodybuilders believe that you …

7 Truths About Strength Training

What You Really Need to Know to Get Stronger<p>1 – It's not really about the training program. It's about belief.<p>Regardless of which program, template, …

Hobbies

This Man’s Hilarious Journey To Weight Loss Should Be An SNL Sketch

This viral video is unlike typical fare because it features a few recognizable faces, but it suitably parodies self-improvement videos across the internet. The short film, directed by Ben Berman, premiered last month at Sundance, and now it’s bursting across YouTube. Current <i>SNL</i> star Beck Bennett …

‘My life is basically over’ – 14 days on a sugar-free diet

We’re told that sugar is the source of all evil, but giving it up made me grumpy, skint and antisocial<p>I wake up alarmed and dehydrated with a deep sense of dread. This is not just a hangover – I have agreed to give up sugar and keep a food diary. All I can think is: “Thank God I’m starting today as …

How Cutting Back on Cardio Made Me Healthier, Stronger, and Happier

Running was my first true fitness love, but ending our relationship turned out to be the best decision for my body and my mind<p>Running was my first …

For weight loss, HOW you exercise is more important than how much

As much as we love to track our steps with our Fitbits, a new study reinforces the evidence that <i>more</i> exercise is not the key to weight loss. The good news is, there is a way to fake out your body to help it burn more calories.<p>Most people think longer workouts will make them thinner, said study …

The Mantra That Will Help You Live a Happier and More Vibrant Life

The best advice I can give on how to be happy is to manage your emotional weight. This means that while you might not be feeling happy all the time (and what a relief to not have the pressure of walking around like little Ms. Sunshine 24/7!), you've at least owned whatever mood you truly are in and …

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

For years it’s been accepted that high carbs are needed to sustain performance. But is it really true, or should we be turning to fats instead?<p>In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, …

Carbohydrates

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Whatever you know or even think you know about mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake wants you to consider his perspective. “Mindfulness needs to …

Mindfulness

7 Mental Shifts That Allowed Me to Become a Millionaire at 22

As of this writing, I’m 22. In the last 12 months I’ve generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the …

The 3 Biggest Leadership Ideas You Need to Know About in 2016

Your company's culture is getting younger and more democratic. And the information you used to share on a need-to-know basis is getting harder to hide. Here's what leaders need to know at a time like this.<p>Some principles of great leadership never change--but others do, in response to evolving …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …