Linda Bower

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DIY board and batten

Thank you for waiting for this post. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for the “JustaGirl” version of this. I will say that after …

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

WHOLESALE Air Plants Mix of Five

Wonderful Mixture of 5 Easy care air plants.<p>We have been working hard to bring you the best variety of air plants we can grow. We have many new varieties available including many blooming. Please click through our pictures to see the many varieties we offer.<p>We will choose 5 of our best air plants …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

How to Stay Fit With a 24/7 Work Week

(Photo by Haber Photography)<p>One of the hardest things to balance when you're striving for success in the workplace is fitting in time to work out. In fact, when the work begins to pile up, fitness is usually the first to go. It's much easier to focus our attention on work during the day and …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

The Healthy Hair Diet

The products that you reach for and how much (or little) TLC you give your hair every day, aren't the only crucial steps in your crusade for gorgeous strands.<p>Focus on these foods a few times a day and you'll see longer, stronger, shinier hair in no time.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p><b>WHY IT WORKS:</b> It's rich in …

How to Feel Calmer in 60 Seconds

When Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet want to dial up the radiant factor, they call on Dallas-based facialist Joanna Czech (who holds residence at the Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa when she's in NYC). Here, the skin-firming guru—she's known for her uplifting facial, which practically excavates …

Cate Blanchett

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.<p>"First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil—and I think a big part of the recent popularity is that it's natural, not synthetic, which is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at …

Skin Care

Best Travel Apps And Hacks For Your Vacation Workout

Tired of hearing that you should just use the stairs when you travel or give the hotel elliptical a whirl? What if your hotel doesn't HAVE an elliptical?<p>Never fear, we've got a few travel hacks that will help you stay fit on your next excursion.<p><b>1. Map that run</b><p>MapMyRun is a must-have app, …

13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

They’re called “comfort” foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul. Though some comfort foods …

How To Book Your Next Plane Ticket To Get The Best Deal

You already know that you should be booking your plane ticket 54 days before take-off (if all else fails, you should usually book between 104 to 29 days pre-trip).<p>And while that's all fine and good, there are various nitty-gritty details you should be paying attention to when buying that ticket -- …

Dropbox launches Carousel photo app to organize every shot you ever take

The cloud storage company is trying to tackle our photo overload with Carousel, a universal photo album that's stored in the cloud and syncs across multiple devices.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Cloud storage company Dropbox wants to not only be a backup destination for all of our photos, but now also a primary …

Apps

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

Weight Loss Tips

The 9 Most Helpful Weight-Loss Tips of 2013<p>Check out the most fascinating science-based tricks from the past year<p>From the <i>no-way!</i> to the <i>say-what!?</i><i>,</i> we kept you posted on the weight-loss news of 2013. Now we've rounded up the most brilliant tricks from the past 12 months so you can take them with you …

Be Your Own Personal Trainer

The Gym Equipment Personal Trainers Swear By—And How to Use It On Your Own<p>Get ready to work out like a pro<p>Shutterstock<p>What’s the cost of one workout? If you hire a personal trainer, it’s not just sore muscles: The average trainer charges $26 an hour, according to an American Council on Exercise …

5 Minute Workout

Here are the moves:<p>1) Reverse Lunge<br>2) Fast Feet<br>3) Squat Thrust with Hand Walk <br>4) Hand Walk with Offset Pushup <br>5) Lateral Shuffle<p>For more great ways to shape up fast on <i>your</i> time, check out Jen's new book, <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>!

high-intensity interval training

7 High-Intensity Workouts that Take 20 Minutes or LESS<p>Trust us—they fit into even the busiest schedules<p>Thinkstock<p>We get it. On a scale of zero to 10, your motivation to work out over the holidays ranks a negative two. Plus, who has to time to squeeze in exercise during family time? The answer: you. …

The Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days Workout

Karen Pearson<p>All-Over Toning Exercises<p>Our Drop 10 Pounds plan makes weight loss super simple:<p>1. Do the head-to-toe toning moves twice a week.<p>2. Aim …

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Gain core strength and trim your arms, abs, and legs in this all-over toning routine that only takes 20 minutes.<p>1 of 9<p>Make this the month you trim …

Workouts

high-intensity circuit workout

<b>Here are the moves you'll do:</b><br>1. Front Squat<br>2. Single-Leg Deadlift (one minute per leg)<br>3. Bent-Over Row<br>4. Push Press<p><b>And for more super efficient workouts, check out Jen's new book, Shape-Up Shortcuts!</b>

Resistance Band Workout

Exercise 1 Air-Sit Alternating Row<p>Anchor the band at just above waist height. Facing the anchor point and holding the handles with arms straight out, lower down as if you’re sitting in a chair <b>(A)</b>. While holding this position, pull one arm back so your elbow grazes your rib cage. Don’t let your …

Five-Minute Abs Workout Video

And for tons more super efficient, total-body toning workouts, definitely pick up a copy of Jen's book, <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>.<p><i>*Video shot, produced, and edited by Jen Weaver,</i> Women's Health <i>associate video editor.</i>