Larissa Kostyniuk

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Five bedtime drinks to help you sleep better

We’ve all been there – tossing and turning all night, unable to switch off no matter how tired we are. Then anxiety hits as you worry about how on …

33 Healthy Things To Eat After You Work Out

Recover with these easy recipes. Personal trainer not included.<p><i>Recipes originally appeared on Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, like Spoon University on Facebook, pin them on Pinterest, and subscribe on YouTube.</b>

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

Dragging ass lately? Blast through this five-minute pump-you-up plan before you hit the shower.<p>Two in-laws. 54 deadlines. 245 parties. Convinced there's zero percent chance you'll be able to stay sculpted...and sane? We've got the mood-lifting, fat-torching routine you need this time of year.<p>"You …

The 30-Day Push-Up Challenge

Your 30-Day Push-Up Challenge<p>Follow along with Holly as she demos each exercise in the slides that follow, and don't forget to add some "pull" …

Workouts

The Good/Bad Apple Experiment (aka the Power of Our Words)

My life partner, our 7-year-old son, and I recently conducted an experiment to see how words might physically effect our bodies. Our son had recently started developing a habit of saying mean things to himself when feeling down -- like, <i>"I'm stupid."</i> And <i>"I'm the worst."</i> My partner and I had been …

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How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

11 Ways To Build Muscle And Lose Fat Faster

You're going to the gym, you're eating your leafy greens, and you gave up pizza for the week. What more does your body want from you?

This Summer, Garden Like a Chef

Go beyond backyard mint this summer. For a garden that reads like a restaurant menu, try these six chef-approved plants.<p>Go beyond backyard mint and potted basil this summer. For a garden that reads more like a restaurant menu, try these six chef-approved plants. Want to get planting? You can find …

You Won't Believe The Size Of These Hotel Rooms

Photo of a Syrian Girl Surrendering to the Camera Breaks the Internet’s Heart

One of the most widely shared photos on the Internet in the past week has been the picture above by Turkish photojournalist Osman Sağırlı. It’s a …

Patients Bounce Back Faster From Surgery With Hospitals’ New Protocol

Clear liquids and pain meds before surgery, less IV fluid during and fewer narcotics afterward<p>Hospitals are starting to abandon the time-honored drill for surgery patients— including fasting, heavy IV fluids, powerful post-op narcotics and bed rest—amid growing evidence that the lack of nutrients, …

Health Care

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, …

Nutrition

20 Amazing DIY Mason Jar Projects To Try Out

5. Metallic mason jar vases.<p>6. Alternatively, you could always paint the inside of the jars to provide a glossy finish.<p>Advertisement<p>7. Upcycle it …

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Cute

60 Years Of Jane Doe Portraits Give Nameless Women The Attention They Deserve

On May 10, 1950, the body of an unidentified woman with red hair and freckles was found in Bath, West Virginia. An unnamed individual had been mushroom hunting along U.S. Route 522 when he stumbled upon the Jane Doe. Forensic experts determined that she was between 35 and 50 years old at the time …

United States

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Over the last 2 years, I’ve made some big moves to simplify my life. I’ve streamlined my finances, my diet, the stuff I own, my home and my daily …

Minimalism

31 Healthy Recipes That Require Zero Cooking

Making creative and healthy meals at home doesn’t have to mean slaving over a hot stove for hours—or even turning on the stove at all! With a handful …

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

17 DIY Easy Garden Projects - DIY Listy

Advertisements<p>Decorate your garden with out of the box ideas <b>DIY easy garden projects</b>. Use household items to make your <b>projects ecological and …

10 ways Christian heaven is more like hell | Salon.com

• <b>Heaven is a real place.</b> The writer of John puts these words in the mouth of Jesus, “<i>In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to</i> …

Overnight Oats - 50 Best Recipes for Weight Loss

Ready-to-eat cereal isn’t the most waist-friendly variety on supermarket shelves. As it turns out, oatmeal is a much better way to ward off weight …

Breakfast

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

Celebrity fitness pro Harley Pasternak shares his top tips for melting stubborn fat.<p><i>This article was written by Cathryne Keller and provided by our partners at Fitbie.</i><p>When you first started to overhaul your food and fitness habits, it probably felt like you were slimming down faster than a new …

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

This October marked the one-year anniversary of my mother's cancer diagnosis. While pink ribbons are sported for 31 days by loving supporters, no matter the time of year, those suffering from cancer face physical and emotional challenges from first diagnosis all the way through post-treatment. My …

Yoga

This Photo of a Doctor Grieving His Patient’s Death Will Put Your Day in Perspective

It might also restore your faith in humanity.<p>It's easy to forget when you're dealing with a tough medical situation that doctors are people, too. But this moving image is a good reminder of all the health-care professionals out there who are doing their best to treat their patients—and are just as …

Grieving

How Your Eggs—and His Sperm—Change in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Surprise—both sexes have a biological clock<p>Unfair but true: as a woman goes from her 20s and 30s and passes the big 4-0 (and hits her stride in so many areas of her life), her eggs undergo changes that make conceiving and giving birth increasingly iffy. Meanwhile, it may seem like guys can father …

Cultivating Mindfulness to Help Sleep

Talk of mindfulness -- and its capacity to improve health and well being -- seems to be everywhere these days. From stress reduction, to exercise, to eating and weight management, mindfulness practices are increasingly being recognized for their therapeutic benefits. Another benefit to mindfulness? …

Mindfulness