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If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You So Much Stronger

Finally master the mechanics of this notoriously challenging full-body burner. Then take things up a notch.<p>Build Your Foundation<p>Nailing perfect …

This 7-Minute Workout Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Research proves it.<p>Sure, you try to work out as often as you can, but sometimes it’s really tough to find the hour or so you need to get in a solid sweat session. But apparently your fitness doesn’t have to suffer if you’re short on time. According to new research, all you need is seven …

Exercise

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher

You'll be dripping sweat and feeling the burn from your head to your toes.<p>High-intensity interval training isn't all about burpees and jumping jacks. This HIIT workout created by Annie Mulgrew, the program director at CITYROW in New York City, takes you from the rowing machine to the floor for …

Workouts

This Morning Yoga Sequence Will Boost Your Energy in 15 Minutes

Do you find yourself waking up in the morning feeling tired, irritable, and already stressed by the upcoming day? Consider adding a short but …

14 Celebrity Chefs’ Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

There are celebrities who cook, and then there are celebrity chefs. You know, the winners of <i>Top Chef</i>, the stars of Food Network, the food writers who’ve been given their own shows on the Travel Channel. If you’re a die-hard celebrity chef fan, no doubt you’ll want these pros’ advice for preparing …

Cooking

10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

The Best DIY Gifts to Give When You’re Basically Broke

Gifts are hard enough to pick out, let alone pay for. So we propose you leave the socks on the shelf, toss the cafe gift cards aside, and make …

No-Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Recipe by Tasty

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Personalization

These Easy Soup Recipes Are Just As Good As Takeout — & So Much Cheaper

Even if it's still unseasonably warm in our corner of the country, the Refinery29 offices are ready for fall — and its not just because a few of us …

Cooking

The 30-Minute, No-Equipment Workout That Burns 250 Calories

Get sweaty the quick and dirty way with a workout from S10 Training<p>1. Walk-Out Chaturanga<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Stand with feet hip-width apart and arms by sides. Fold …

Workouts

How often you should clean out all of your closets — and the right way to do it

Today I opened the linen closet and out rolled a neck brace and a bag of cough drops. Yesterday, a box of Cheerios tumbled out of the pantry while I was fetching some fettucine. If you’re like me, no matter how hard we try to control clutter, closets seem to become the junk drawers of the house. …

An Energizing 12-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized). So if a cup …

Get Fit Fast With This Cardio Sculpt Workout

Burn some fat and sculpt some muscle with Jeanette Jenkins, aka The Hollywood Trainer. With clients like P!nk and Alicia Keys she lives up to the moniker. This 30-minute workout mixes cardio with strength training for the ultimate sweat session. Grab a set of five-pound dumbbells, press play, and …

Exercise

7 Keys To A Fantastic Marriage

"I want a marriage just like yours and Charlie's." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that remark. People often ask me how I've been so lucky to have had two amazing marriages. I was married to my late husband Steve for almost 17 years prior to his passing from a massive heart attack. And …

19 French Desserts You Need In Your Life

Because you should always eat dessert first.

Dessert

A 7-Minute Jumping Interval Workout That Torches Calories and Gets Your Heart Pumping

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit, Strong, and Sexy and written by Amanda Russell, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Sorry but traditional ab workouts alone are not going to get you a six-pack. Seriously. You could do a 45-minute ab workout every day for the rest of your life, …

Exercise

The Easiest, Fastest (3-Minute!) Way to Grill Fish

A few years ago, <i>Bon Appétit</i> ran a story on “plancha”-style cooking featuring chef Eric Ripert and a slate-grilled summer menu. The photos of steak searing, sourdough bread charring, and all the summer vegetables caramelizing on a smoking-hot slab nearly had me running to Home Depot to buy untreated …

6 Secrets to Make Your Hair Look Thicker

Because who doesn't want that?<p>We hit up the experts to learn how to make your fullness fantasies a reality, regardless of how many follicles you were born with.<p>START IN THE SHOWER<p>For the thick, healthy look you crave, it's not about piling on styler on top of styler. Cleanse and condition with …

Hair Care

Try These Top 5 Fat-Burning Yoga Poses to Build Muscle and Lose Weight

We love yoga as a relaxing, restorative, and strength-building practice (with the best stretching!). But some poses can burn some serious fat, leaning out your body while you torch calories.<p>So which poses are the best? Mark Balfe-Taylor, director of yoga at TruFusion, compiled the top five yoga …

This Is The Real Way You Should Be Eating French Fries

You're welcome.<p>2 large sweet potatoes<p>Water (for soaking)<p>2 Tbsp. corn starch<p>1 Tbsp. olive oil (or vegetable oil)<p>1/2 tsp pepper<p>1/2 tsp paprika<p>1/2 tsp garlic powder<p>1/2 tsp brown sugar<p>Salt (to taste)<p>Shredded Parmesan (optional)<p>Chopped fresh parsley (optional)<p>Rinse and peel sweet potatoes. To cut into …

How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists

As far as pimples go, those deep, humungous cystic-acne ones are probably the most traumatic. Aside from how much surface area those suckers tend to cover, the pain they cause makes them impossible to ignore. Press on one, and it reverberates throughout your entire face (that's not an …

Trying to get flat abs? Here are 11 foods that can help

Get back on track with healthy eating and make this the year that you finally get the flat abs you've always wanted. To aid you in this quest, here, Ella Magers, author of <i>The Six Weeks to Sexy Abs Meal Plan</i> cookbook and founder of Sexy Fit Vegan, reveals her picks for the best foods for flat abs …

13 Easy-To-Do Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

Kick stress in the you-know-what.<p>Stress is a headache, but stress-relief is free. Doesn't that make you feel a little better?<p>Practicing yoga is a proven calm-provider: It can lower your blood pressure, provide relief for chronic back pain and even relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Perhaps …

14 Trending Hybrid Desserts You Need to Know About

If you’re the type to agonize over dessert menus for hours, stop what you’re doing and pay attention NOW. Thanks to the new food trends, like piecaken, that blew up the Internet a few weeks ago, hybrid desserts are seriously #trending. Gone are the days of hemming and hawing over cookies or ice …

Dessert

The Best New Drugstore Beauty Products We're Obsessed With

Want a good deal? We uncovered the best new beauty products—foundations, face wash, lip crayons, you name it—launching at drugstores in 2016.<p>Skin<p><b>Yes to Coconuts Ultra-Hydrating Overnight Crème</b><p>$14.99<p>The virgin coconut and avocado oils in this incredibly rich night cream pump your skin with moisture …

Holiday cookie recipe: The ultimate wedding cookie

Perhaps you know them better as butterballs or tea cakes — even crescents if the cookies are simply shaped another way. Whatever you call them, wedding cookies are a longtime holiday favorite. Rich, crumbly and packed with chopped nuts, the cookies are rolled in powdered or granulated sugar before …

2015 in review,Best books of the year,Culture,Fiction,Biography,Books,Best books,Autobiography and memoir,Best books of 2015<p>After authors and reviewers chose their favourite books of the year, it’s time to let Guardian readers speak – here are your most-beloved books of 2015

Books

This 30-Day Challenge Will Change Your Mind About the Treadmill

<i>This article was originally published on December 7, 2015.</i><p>Let us just start by saying: Non-runners, don’t click away! This challenge is for you, just …