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The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

France

The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

Eating vegetarian at home: Endless options. Eating vegetarian while traveling: Do you want the side salad or the cheese pizza? But if you do a little …

You Learn One of These 5 Ways (Infographic)

It is critical to know the learning style of yourself and those around you. The new flowchart infographic from NeoMam Studios shows your strengths<p>"Work hard" is such bland, blanket advice because the definition varies greatly depending on the person. Setting goals may be easy for you, but emotional …

Learning

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American …

Workouts

What You Need to Know About Your IT Band

The iliotibial (IT) band may not be top of mind for most yogis. After all, the thick fascial tissue (similar to a tendon) isn’t typically aggravated …

Massage Therapy

Our Kids are More Stressed Than We Realize—Use This Practice to Bring Them Peace

According to a 2010 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America Survey, almost a third of children studied reported that in the last …

Mindfulness

Yoga for Teens: 9 Poses to Beat Back-to-School Jitters

376<p>SHARES<p>While anxiety is natural, experts say certain yoga postures can relieve students’ first-day nerves. Here are nine to try.<p>Hey, teens, It’s …

Pose Finder

A Healing Yoga Sequence to Ease Neck + Shoulder Pain

7.4K<p>SHARES<p>Gary Kraftsow's Viniyoga therapy helps you relieve stress and tension in the neck, shoulders and back and shows you how to adapt poses for …

6 Sneakers You'll Be Wearing All Fall

We all know summer is the season to rock our favorite whites. There's just something about the color that conveys an effortless, carefree vibe like …

Trends

Transform the Shape of Your Butt With a Pair of Dumbbells and This 6-Move Workout

Many ladies are all about the booty gains! And while lifting heavy-ass barbells is a quick way to add volume to your buns, you can do it with dumbbells, too. Grab a pair that are medium- to heavy-weight (eight to 20 pounds, maybe more), and do these six moves that target your butt and legs. Repeat …

Workouts

Yoga for Flexibility Challenge Week 5: Strength Work

What Is Flexibility?<p>The dictionary definition of flexibility is “the quality of bending easily without breaking,” implying resilience or pliability …

Yoga

Get to Know Your Glutes

For many people, appearance is the top priority when it comes to their posterior. But yoga practitioners also know that the gluteals can do so much …

Yoga

Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

The Environmental Defense Fund opened an office near Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., 10 years ago. It was part of a carefully plotted strategy to persuade the giant retailer that going green could be good for business. If it worked, it certainly could be good for the planet — Walmart's …

Farming

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a …

Self-help

Eat Yourself Calm: 10 Foods That Fight Anxiety

Anxiety can be caused by several internal and external factors, but there’s a natural way to manage it that many people don’t yet know about.<p>The …

Wellness

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Mental Disorders

Coconut Dream Bars Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This classic back of the box recipe (adapted from the Baker's Angel Flake coconut bag) gets a modern makeover with flaked unsweetened coconut. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: 9 bars</b><p><b>For the shortbread layer</b><p>1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened<br>• 1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar<p><b>For</b> …

Dessert

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …