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9 indestructible houseplants that purify the air

<i>9 Indestructible houseplants that purify the air, even if you neglect them.</i>Houseplants that purify the air. Image by Clickmanis @ stock.adobe.comIt …

Plants

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

A 4-Week Beginner's Guide to Weightlifting (Workouts Included!)

Now that you've decided to start lifting weights, you're probably wondering where exactly you should begin. We know the weight room can seem …

Lifting Weights but Not Losing Fat? A Trainer Explains Why — and How to Fix It

Consistency is really the key to success when it comes to any goal you may have, especially losing weight. Changing your diet for one night or working out sporadically when you feel like it won't cut it. If you want the results to happen, you're going to need to be informed on what's best for you …

Fitness

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Sexual Health

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!

Make This Greek Avocado Chicken Salad and Eat It All Week

Chicken salad and tuna salad are tried-and-true lunch staples. I don't think there was ever a time that I went to my grandparents' home and opened …

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Chai Tea Concentrate

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Crush peppercorns, cardamom, and cloves with the back of a knife or a mortar and pestle.<p>Step 2<p>Toast crushed spices with fennel …

This vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potato is about to be your new go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Recipes

23 Things Everyone Should've Watched On Netflix In 2017

Don't worry, though – you still have time to catch up.<p><i>Note: Some submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

My Favorite Books by Women in 2017

I cleared my mind of all the clutter I read, by reading some more.<p>This time last year I was exhausted. Exhausted from reading. Reading every tome, …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

10 years of Thanksgiving turkey recipes — with 19 options, plus lots of side dishes

There's more than one way to roast a turkey. So in addition to this year's featured Thanksgiving turkey recipe (roast turkey kissed with maple and smoke), we've pulled from the archives 10 years of turkey variations.<p>From butterflied to cut-up, from braised to brined, punched up with herbs or …

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 3

Food & drink,Middle Eastern food and drink,Meat,Vegetarian food and drink,Fish,Life and style<p>Middle Eastern classics including Honey & Co’s chicken pastilla, Yosma’s lamb-filled manti and Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s delicious hummus kawarma

Food

The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

South America

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for chargrilled summer vegetables with a cumin and coriander dressing

Indians don’t really ‘do’ salads. Or at least they haven’t until very recently<p>In A Historical Dictionary Of Indian Food (Oxford University Press), by KT Achaya, there is no entry under salad. For such a rich and varied food culture, this feels like a mistake, but there’s a truth behind it: the …

Oxford University Press

If Running Isn't Helping You Lose Weight, Do This 30-Minute Workout Instead

I know what it's like to exercise like crazy and not get the results you're after. I ran for years and years, and it wasn't until I started CrossFit …

13 Of The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if …

Homemade Crackers

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 teaspoons flaxseeds<br>• 3 teaspoons sesame seeds<br>• 3 teaspoons poppy seeds<br>• 2 teaspoons fennel seeds<br>• 1¾ cups whole wheat flour<br>• 1½ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1/3 cup olive oil<br>• 1 cup water<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• All-purpose flour, for rolling the dough<br>• Olive oil, for brushing over the …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s noodle recipes for post-Christmas comfort

Forget turkey sandwiches. The food I’ll be craving after the Christmas feast will feature noodles in a big way<p>Even people who love new recipe ideas hit saturation point at some time in the year. And that’s usually about now. We spend the weeks leading up to Christmas entertaining all the different …

The 7 Must-Have Pieces of Fitness Equipment for Home Workouts

Home Workouts

Steal This Look: A Small and Neat Kitchen in Melbourne

Architect Sarah Trotter of Hearth Studio set out to redesign a 1970s kitchen on the garden level of a house in Melbourne, Australia. The compact …

This Beginner Abs Workout Is Perfect If You Hate Crunches

If you're just starting a fitness routine and looking for a beginner abs workout, you may think sit-ups and crunches are necessary evils. But good …

Workouts

10 modular shelving ideas (perfect for modern houses)

Whether your kitchen is modern or your living room is rustic, you still need adequate storage options in your house. In addition, some surfaces for …

Living Rooms

This Is What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like When It's Finally Finished

See the building rise through an animated rendering<p>Ground was broken on the massive Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona all the way back in 1882—and it's still not finished. It was originally the project of architect Francisco Paula de Villar, but when he stepped down in 1883, the avant-garde …

The Best Books of November 2016: From a Dyslexic Spy to Elena Ferrante

Every month, Signature combs through the upcoming releases across nonfiction and literary fiction to provide a look at the most exciting titles rounding the bend.<p>November is a month for giving thanks, and boy are we thankful for the new releases in store for us this month. Elena Ferrante will get …