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Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Workouts

Your crew matters: How to build social support

A strong social support network can be critical to help you through the stress of tough times, whether you've had a bad day at work or a year filled …

Mental Health

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

Books

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Science Fiction

This Blood-Sugar-Balancing Meal Prep Will Help You Avoid Hanger All Week Long

Whether you're diabetic, looking to increase your energy levels and alertness, or trying to maintain a happy weight by preparing your body to burn …

Recipes

Helping Your Teenager Start High School

This article discusses what parents can do to help make their teenager's transition to high school easier for the teen and for the parents<p>In about …

Parenting

10 Best Strength-Training Moves For Women Over 50

Want to be strong, healthy, and happy, and feel 10 years younger? Then it's time to pick up the weights. "Strength training is no longer about being buff or skinny," says trainer Holly Perkins, author of <i>Women's Health Lift to Get Lean</i> and founder of Women's Strength Nation. "It's as critical to …

Workouts

4 expert-recommended, introvert-approved tips for making friends when you hate meeting new people

They can also be difficult to make, particularly if you’re an introvert (like me!). If the thought of putting yourself out there to find a new friend …

Personality

9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein …

Healthy Eating

Single-Serving Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie

<b>Author Notes:</b> From Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s Healthyish cookbook:<p>“Fair warning: Once you know how easy it is to make a single peanut butter and chocolate cookie, you might get in the habit of making one every single night. I originally developed this with almond butter, which tastes equally delicious …

Dessert

A Matchmaker Reveals 4 Signs You Keep Picking The Wrong "Type" For You

I wouldn't say I have a "type" anymore, but if I had to define it, it would just be someone I vibe with, someone who makes me laugh and thinks my …

Relationships

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Plants

Confused about what to eat? Here's a doctor's recommended meal plan

Knowing what makes up a healthy diet can be really confusing. New fads and fast fixes appear weekly. At the same time, the rise of celebrity chefs …

Food

An Incredible No Bake Chocolate Cake

I suspect this will be the easiest chocolate cake you'll ever make. And it's always a <i>huge</i> hit. It's the sort of easy dessert that is perfect for …

Dessert

7 Summer Looks for the Girl Who Only Wears Black

It doesn’t matter what season it is—for some of us, there’s nothing we’d rather wear than head-to-toe black. But before you jump straight into …

Clothing

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet you’ve tidied up the living room and prepped the …

Holiday Recipes

31 Luscious Lemon Recipes to Drool Over

<b>31 Luscious Lemon Recipes to Drool Over</b> will have you in the kitchen in no time, whipping up some fun new ideas for your family and friends. If you …

Recipes

10 High-Carb, Low Fat Plant-Based Recipes For Runners!

Certain plant-based foods have just what a runner needs to keep them going longer, stronger, and help them recover more quickly after their run. …

Food

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

The Key To Finishing & Enjoying More Books Is Actually Remarkably Simple

We're halfway through 2018, do you know how many books you've read? If you're a devotee of the yearly reading challenge, you're probably hyper-aware …

Books

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise Every Morning

Long before I noticed any fitness benefits of doing burpees every morning, I noticed something else: I really, really, did not want to get out of …

Exercise

Lose Up to 14 Pounds in One Week on the French Soup Diet

When diet researchers in Paris recently began tracking the food choices of locals, they quickly learned that French women eat a lot of soup. And …

Nutrition

11 Books to Bury Your Nose In This Summer

Summer is here! And while that *probably* no longer means you have three months of time off to enjoy, some of the principles of your childhood break …

Books

11 Secrets Of Irresistible People

Some people, regardless of what they lack—money, looks, or social connections—always radiate with energy and confidence. Even the most skeptical individuals find themselves enamored with these charming personalities.<p>These people are the life of every party. They’re the ones you turn to for help, …

Self-help

44 Brilliant Products On Amazon Worthy Of Their Near-Perfect 5-Star Review

Yogi Berra once said, "If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be," but Yogi Berra probably wasn't talking about the world of online shopping. On …

Shopping

This Ice Cream Is So Healthy You Can Eat It for Breakfast

We’ve officially hit the height of summer, otherwise known as peak ice cream consumption season. While ice cream usually falls into the category of …

Healthy Eating

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

Seven Podcasts For Mental Health And Well-Being

Podcasts are increasing in popularity and are a great asset for a growing business.<p>It was recently confirmed by Apple at WWDC 2018 in early June that there are over 550,000 podcasts, over 18.5 million episodes in more than 100 languages.<p>As an entrepreneur, mental health and self-care is …

Mental Health

This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire …

Creativity