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Foods You Should Never Eat Before a Workout

What people put in their bodies before a workout can make or break a training session. How much protein, fats and carbs to eat is not rocket science and depends on many factors, one of which is the type of exercise.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Foods You Should Never Eat Before a Workout<p>Consuming non-caloric …

20 small gardens for forgotten corners

A small garden can be enough of a headache, but what if it is essentially also a corner space?<p>Well, we don't see any reason to panic and neither do …

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Leslie Beck: How do I lose weight but maintain – and gain – muscle?

<b>Question</b><p>I'm a 40-year-old male who needs to lose 20 pounds. I've cut my calorie intake and I am working out five days a week – a mix of cardio and free weights. How much protein do I need to eat to maintain muscle – even gain a little – while I lose body fat?<p><b>Answer</b><p>To lose body fat and maintain …

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Are Plant-Based Protein Supplements Any Good?

Despite decades of rumors that an all-plant diet will shrivel up your muscles and turn you into a sissy, all those who go vegan and lift weights …

Some Space Saving Interior Design Ideas For Modern Apartments

Space saving interior design ideas offer clever and original solutions for those who can afford the expensive services and for those who want to …

Interior Design

9 DIY Rope Rug Projects to Try

While winter brings to mind ornate wool rugs and sturdy but plain salt- and snow-soaked doormats, summer rugs can be lighter and more playful. Buy …

10 Super-Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin

Never mess up another lattice pie crust ever again.<p>When it comes to baking, it pays to be precise. So the next time you fire up your oven, make sure to have these incredibly helpful charts on hand.

What is aquafaba and why is it all over Pinterest?

The next time you open a can of chickpeas, don’t pour the liquid down the drain—stash it in your fridge. That fluid, known as aquafaba, has become quite a sensation online. That's because it can be used as a vegan alternative to dairy and eggs in everything from meringue to mayonnaise. If you're …

7 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Overreacting and Arguing with People

Over the past several years, there’s a way of being that I’ve gradually been cultivating in myself – I’ve been taming my tendency to overreact and …

Self-help

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

Workouts

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

5 Abs-Sculpting Mistakes You're Probably Making

Plus, how to fix them ASAP<p>One of the most common requests I get from members at my gym is a suggestion for stronger, flatter abs. Maybe it's because we're approaching bikini season, or maybe it's the fact that crop tops are back in, but lately, a taut middle is an even hotter topic. But as usual, …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

17 Rules of Email Etiquette You Need to Know

Keep these things in mind before you send another message.<p>US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails.<p>Despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don't know how to use …

Employment

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

The 10 garden flowers that can sell your property

Top 20 Habits for Happiness, Health, Productivity and Success

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity, and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

9 manageable DIY projects you can try this weekend

The words<p>DIYandfundon't always go hand-in-hand but today we're injecting a little whimsy and enjoyment into your home improvement endeavours as we've …

Aromatherapy Benefits: Scents for Stress Relief

Aromatherapy has been shown to carry many benefits in terms of wellness and stress relief. A lavender sachet next to your bed or the smell of a …

The Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness: 8 Helpful Tips

May 27, 2016 by Justin Whitaker<p>A guest post from Janet Miller<p>You don’t have to be a Buddhist (or a hippy) to practice mindfulness, and you don’t have …