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9 Pasta Recipes With at Least 2 Servings of Vegetables

When it comes to healthy dinner options, it seems pasta is often forgotten. Which is a shame, because pasta can actually be a delicious blank canvas …

Healthy Eating

Tip: Immunize Yourself Against Fat Gain

Consume a little bit of this substance every day to prevent fat gain or lose fat. Here's the science.<p>Gut Bacteria and Body Fat<p>It's becoming …

Nutrition

Are you as fit as you should be for your age? Pass this simple test

At the other end of the age-spectrum, those over 55 years tend to spend more time working up a sweat, exercising for around 4.8 hours a week compared …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

10 Ways to Be Happier

A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered …

Happiness

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Fitness

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we experience.<p>So what are the stressful habits we need to stop tolerating? Here …

Self-improvement

20 of the Fastest, Fanciest Desserts for Fall

Now that the temperature is dropping a bit with the change of seasons, dinner parties are back on our agenda. It's finally cool enough to cook up a …

Dessert

Evan Rachel Wood Shares The 21 Lessons She Learned In Her 20s

In honor of turning 30 yesterday<p>I can finally start looking back on my past with a smile on my face because it’s over and I survived.<p>My brother compares turning 30 with that moment in <i>The Goonies</i> when Sean Astin escapes booby traps and bandits and finds One-Eyed Willy. He walks up to this mythical …

Self-help

Don't Have Time to Exercise? Do This for 10 Minutes

In the fitness world, the word “miracle” gets thrown around like a two-pound dumbbell. But when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), …

Exercise

What’s the Difference Between Chewy, Fudgy, and Cakey Brownies?

So you want to make brownies from scratch. Amazing! We guarantee it’s worth the extra effort (though if you are to go the boxed route, we’ve rounded …

Dessert

How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence

You may want to think about adding avocados, olive oil, and nuts to your grocery list, since a new study has suggested that the monounsaturated fatty …

Which Deli Sandwich Is the Healthiest?

Cooking

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5' | Inc.com

Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to make yourself look busier than you really are, but rather, …

Time I

9 Keys to a Happy Career Making Millions

Money can't buy you happiness but happiness with your job can really help you make money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a perfect world we would all have a dream job that’s not only enjoyable but meaningful as well. A job where we’re also happy and …

Happiness

4 phrases that you should never say at work if you want people to trust you

A friend of mine was recently telling me about her new job. “I like it, except my boss is hard to read,” she said. “I wish she’d just come out and …

Employment

5 gorgeous 'no-fuss' plants that thrive on next to no water

Not all California native plants are equal.<p>Some seem to thrive on neglect.<p>Call these the 'no-fuss' natives.<p>While such thrive-on-dry plants are sometimes touchy to establish, once settled they dislike extra water, mulching, fertilizing, and generally being fussed over. They prefer to be left …

7 Mindful Ways To Handle Workplace Anxiety

Think of the word “mindful", what imagery crops up?<p>A peaceful happy rotund Buddha, blissfully oblivious to his surrounding maybe?<p>In reality what …

Mindfulness

How to overcome imposter syndrome and be more confident

Read these helpful tips to help combat feelings of inadequacy and boost your confidence.<p>Despite how hard you have worked or how much you deserve it, …

Self-help

The best diet plans to lose weight healthily

With the dieting world full of conflicting messages, it can be difficult to know which diet is the right one for you.<p>Here, Dietitian and Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association Chloe Miles helps demystify this year’s most talked about diet plans so you can decipher between the fads and …

Holistic Medicine

This plant-based burger might be better than the real thing

Plant-based might be one of the biggest food-related buzz words this year, but a diet filled with fruits, veggies and whole grains need not be boring.<p>…

Deep Frying

What is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops? - Chowhound

When you’re on the fence about seafood to begin with, at first glance there is <i>no</i> difference between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops: they’re …

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I’m …

Self-improvement

The Best Places to Learn an Adventure Sport

Head to class in one of these stunning destinations for the world’s best adventure lessons.<p>Our favorite outdoor obsessions can take years to master, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you've always wanted to surf, dive, or climb and aren’t sure how to start, try going back to school. A week …

Adventure Travel

Stephen King Makes A Telling Observation About The Reaction To The Infamous ‘It’ Sex Scene

As has been reported a few times in the lead up to the release of <i>It</i>, the adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tale that turned clowns into a horror fixture, a very controversial scene was left out of the movie. It involves the members of The Losers’ Club all having sex with each other in the …

Construction

Pizza Cupcakes Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. Yum, Bread.

Why order pizza when you can make it at home? No, we don’t mean rolling out pizza dough. That’s just crazy talk! We mean pizza cupcakes that are way …

Cupcakes

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

Books

Scientists are turning their attention to the microbiome of where we live

In the past decade, the microbiome of the human gut — the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living inside of us that may influence our health and happiness — has become a widely discussed area of research. Less well-known is the world of microbes outside our bodies — the microbiomes of where …

Microbiology

These Are the 13 Foods a Dietitian Insists Her Clients Eat For Weight Loss

A big chunk of weight loss success has to do with your diet, so it makes sense to get advice from an expert on healthy eating. We asked certified …