Liv Hess

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Fartlek Treadmill Training

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is an unstructured form of physical training in which you literally play with the speed and intensity …

30-Minute Fat-Burning Pilates Workout

Give us 30 minutes and we will work your entire body from head to toe. LA-based fitness powerhouse Kit Rich will lead you through cardio, abs, and outer-thigh work with classic Pilates exercises and targeted variations to sculpt your abs and legs. No muscle goes unworked! We provide modifications …

Tired of Takeout? Try Making This Authentic Chinese Cold Noodle Dish at Home

Sometimes, nothing hits the spot like good old-fashioned Chinese takeout. Before you reach for the phone, consider recreating those classic flavors …

Food & Dining

10 Powerful Benefits of Running (Beyond Weight Loss)

Running is an incredible exercise for weight loss and leaning out the body, and we've seen so many inspiring weight-loss success stories that involve running. But this whole weight-loss thing can often eclipse the other benefits — mental and physical — which are equally impressive, powerful, and …

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

Your body plays a bigger role in your mental health than you might think.<p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role …

Mental Health

What Health Coach Nikki Sharp Eats In A Day

As a wellness blogger and health coach, I have a very fluid lifestyle. This means that there are no set rules as to what I eat, the times of day, or …

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

10 Simple Ways To Improve Your People Skills And Build Relationships

In my experience, the most important factor in gaining influence and achieving success is developing people skills. Yet, nowhere in the formal education system — from kindergarten through college — are people skills taught, even though nearly all of us use our people skills every day.<p>I recently …

People Skills

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

The Best Ways to Track Your Weight Loss Journey (And Those to Ditch)

Knowing which "tool" to utilize can be difficult, and the right choice is different for everyone. The good news? You have so many more options than …

Weight Loss

9 Things Jennifer Lawrence Did to Get the Body She Has Now

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, spills all his secrets.<p>When Jennifer Lawrence flaunted her incredibly toned body at the Oscars on Sunday, there was at least one person cheering her on: her former trainer, Dalton Wong. The two met five years ago on the set of <i>X-Men: First Class</i>; Dalton helped her …

Fitness

We've Cracked Panera Bread's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Trust us: You're going to want to try these ultra-chocolaty treats.<p>Super-sized cookies usually turn out one of two ways: you-might-just-break-a-tooth crunchy, or so cakey they're practically scones. Yet, every batch of Panera Bread's Chocolate Chippers (their term, not ours) turns out chewy and …

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

Economic Data

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy.<p>When my partner first died, I lost my mind - and not in the ways you might think.<p>I used to be a person who could read books. I used to have a really great memory. I used to be a person who …

17 words for vocabulary enthusiasts

<i>This article was originally published in February 2016.</i> <br>There are an estimated 750,000 words in the English language —but the average …

16 IKEA Hacks That Will Help You Organize Your Entire Life

From your bedroom to your kitchen to your car.<p>Even though most homes have a few key trouble spots (hello, messy closet), it's safe to say every room could benefit from some extra organization. Lucky for you, these IKEA hacks offer just that: Affordable and genius solutions to everyday home issues.

12 Pretzel Recipes to Satisfy Your Undeniable Salt Cravings

Pretzels are a perfect food—and so is any dish they're in.<p>Big salt clusters, elastic golden brown dough, just the right hit of salty and sweet: Pretzels are a perfect food, and so is every dish they're part of. These 11 are no exception.

Dessert

What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

<i>By Diana Divecha</i><p><i>Conflict between parents is inevitable -- but it doesn't have to hurt kids. Here's how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.</i><p>When I was a child, my parents' fights could suck the oxygen out of a room. My mother verbally lashed my father, smashed jam jars, and made outlandish …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

20 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises of All Time

Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better—we’d say easier, but that’s not really the case. An all-in-one fitness tool that …

13 public speaking mistakes you don't want to make

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

The amazing benefits of a long-distance relationship and how to make it work

Scientific studies show that couples in long-distance relationships can be equally, if not more, satisfied as geographically-close couples.<p>Not only that, long-distance couples are more likely to share meaningful thoughts and feelings, and therefore, experience a deeper sense of emotional intimacy, …