Lissa Silva

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'I Did 60 Lunges Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'

"The best I could do was listen to my body day-to-day, and that got me through to the finish line."<p>Although I did cross-country in high school, I never considered myself a runner until my senior year of college when I picked up the sport for (dare I say it) fun. I would go at my own pace, listen to …

Exercise

Hardware: Barn Door Fittings

Sliding barn doors used in residential interiors are both practical and visually appealing (see Architectural Elements: Interior Sliding Barn Doors). …

Interior Design

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

Workouts

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape in 2015

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to.<p><i>-- Alex Creange, Oyster.com</i><p><b>Strawberry Hill, Jamaica</b><p>Nestled among the steep, winding hills of Jamaica's Blue Mountain, this former coffee plantation might just be the …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Home

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Fitness

View From the End of a Pregnancy

Dear Baby,<p>You're not due for another two weeks, but the doctor tells me you may be coming sooner than we thought. This news left me breathless and reeling on the exam table, and not just because I'm now acutely aware of how dilated my cervix already is. Months of denial have come to a head -- you …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

New York City

Five New Destinations For Wine Lovers

So you’ve checked Sonoma off your list, explored Napa’s Silverado Trail, and wandered the Willamette Valley too? Don’t fret that you’ve exhausted your wine-country options from Atlantic to Pacific—you’re simply primed for an under-the-radar getaway catering to vino aficionados. These five …

Why a Trip to New York is a Rite of Passage

The Big Apple simply begs to be explored.<p>New York is one of those places, like Disney World, that is a child’s travel rite of passage.<p>For a first trip, stick with Manhattan, the classic microcosm of the world. There’s no major influence, theme, subject, attraction, or trend that in some way isn’t …

Alice In Wonderland

Here's Why Madeira Was Just Named The Best Island In Europe

Madeira, which is part of Portugal, is an archipelago of small islands located in the Atlantic Ocean about 350 miles from Morocco. It is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas.<p>With incredible natural pools carved out of lava rocks, gorgeous cliffs overlooking the ocean, …

Three Days in Quebec City

Here's how to plan the perfect long weekend in this historic Canadian destination.<p>Winters in Canada can be strong, so Quebecers are among the first to hit the streets in the spring to dance in the sunshine at festivals and relax on café patios. Join them and it won’t be long before you too develop …

France

I Heart My City: Marta’s Porto

Dance enthusiast <b>Marta Macedo</b> was born and raised in <b>Porto</b> and came to realize just how much she loved her city while she was studying abroad. “People may live their lives trying to figure out where their home is,” she says. “Being away made me realize that Porto truly is home for me.” After …

12 Things I Would Whisper to a Newborn Child

If I could whisper to a newborn child, this is what I would whisper:<p><b>1.You are enough.</b><p><b>2.One of the greatest gifts you receive in life will be discovering who you are.</b><p><b>3. You have an essential ingredient in a recipe to share.</b> Spirit gave you gifts to offer. No one else has what you have. No one.<p><b>4.</b> …

PHOTO ESSAY: This Is What’s Behind the Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory

Illustrator/photographer Rob Dobi showed us what’s behind the walls of the Domino Sugar Factory from his New England Ruins photographs and answered a …

#theLIST: Great Outdoors: 10 Al Fresco Dining Spots

The masterminds behind the cult food blog, The Infatuation, share their list of New York's best locations for summer dining.<p>The masterminds behind the cult food blog, The Infatuation, share their list of New York's best locations for summer dining.

Food & Dining

New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala

See the best looks from the annual fall gala.<p>Last night the chicest New Yorkers turned out in high style despite the rainy weather to support New Yorkers for Children's annual Fall Gala honoring Estee Lauder's John Demsey and the New York Giant's Justin Tuck. Guests including Aerin Lauder, models …

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014

From classic wine-touring regions to exciting newcomers, our editors guide you to the very best in wine, food and cultural adventure.<p>With whitewashed …