Manuela Paparella

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2 Brutal Truths About Losing Weight and Getting Fit That Few People Are Willing to Admit

A few weeks ago, I was at the gym doing dips and realized I was stuck. I typically do 50 dips at the end of my chest and triceps workout just to round off the session. A year ago, I could accomplish that in two sets: 32 and 18, or 30 and 20, or if I was especially tired, 26 and 24, but two sets was …

Fitness

These 10 Fruits Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

In today's ever-popular low-carb craze, you might be tempted to shun fruits from your diet, worried that the sugar and carbs will keep you from reaching your weight-loss goals. While it's true that there are varieties you should avoid, other fruits can actually <i>assist</i> with weight loss thanks largely …

Weight Loss

Halle Berry's Trainer Says She's Got The Body Of A 25-Year-Old (She's 51)

DAMN.<p>Have you seen Halle Barry lately?! OMG. The actress has always looked good, but at 51 she looks freaking amazing (and definitely defies the normal science of aging). Now, her trainer is spilling what’s behind Halle's toned, fit physique.<p>Peter Lee Thomas has been working with Halle for about …

Women's Fitness

Forget the Dumbbells! These Intense Workouts Use Just a Wall

Feel like you can't work out because you don't have a gym or equipment? That's no excuse, because these intense, effective moves use a wall. Burn calories and and build strength in ways you never imagined. Yes, one of these videos even shows how to do burpees using a wall! Find a wall, and give …

Workouts

Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought <i>I</i> was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle …

Muscle

These Are the Granola Bars That Registered Dietitians Love

All too often we are duped into eating snacks that we think are "healthy" but are actually just candy bars in disguise (granola bars, we are looking …

Flavors

Watch Out, Ikea: This New Furniture Company Is About To Make Your Space 10 Times More Useful

Sankarshan Murthy has worked on some seriously starry products, including the Apple Watch and Tesla's Model Y electric vehicle. For other employers he has sought to revolutionize construction sites using drones and--in an audacious project that never gained traction--exoskeletons for laborers.<p>The …

University of Maryland

This Market Indicator Spiked Right Before 2 of History’s Biggest Stock Crashes — and It's Surging Again

It compares housing prices to stocks.<p>Americans tend to divide their money between two giant types of investments: the stock market and real estate. …

Stock Markets

12 Modern Kitchen Ideas to Give Your Space a New Lease on Life

While we would love to think that a quality kitchen remodel will last decades, the truth is that its style isn't always timeless. Maybe you moved …

Interior Design

8 easy ways to improve your posture, according to London’s leading pilates trainer

Jess Schuring, one of London’s leading fitness trainers and founder of Heartcore studios (where you’ll find a fusion of dynamic pilates, body conditioning and barre), agrees that besides a more elegant aesthetic, sporting good posture can do wonders for your overall health.<p>More specifically, …

Flipboard

Build A Home Gym With These 8 Health & Fitness Gadgets From Walmart

Want to know a secret? Despite being an avid fitness enthusiast <i>and</i> a running coach with a full roster of clients, there are some days that evenI …

An Old Grain Silo Makes an Enchanting Tiny Home in Phoenix

Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design challenges.<p>From the 17-foot, operable slot window of a converted grain silo in Phoenix, Arizona, you can see straight into the city center. Though it’s a mere 700 feet from the …

This cozy cabin in the woods was once just an old tool shed

An old tool shed has undergone a dramatic transformation in the hands of James Cutler, principal architect at American design practice Cutler …

Getting fit in midlife: how long does it really take?

“I’m going on holiday in a couple of weeks, so I need to get to the gym”. Or “I’ve just signed up for six boot camp classes this week, so by next month I’ll be in amazing shape!” We’ve all heard sayings like these, and perhaps said them ourselves. But how often does it actually pan out that …

How one retired Millennial made more than $60,000 in passive income last year

You can take the woman out of work, but you can’t take the work out of the woman. At least, that’s the case for J.P. Livingston, who retired at age …

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.But now they …

Trying to Lift Weights and Shed Excess Body Fat? Follow These 5 Expert Tips to Get There

When you just start out lifting weights, you may have a lot of questions about how to make the most of your strength-training routine. The good news is, if you're trying to shed fat and tone up from head to toe, weightlifting is the right way to invest your time.<p>"Weight loss is a simple principle …

Body Fat

3 Major Ways Intermittent Fasting Totally Changed My Strength-Training Game

You may not automatically associate weightlifting with intermittent fasting. People think that fasting for 16 hours a day (and eating all your meals within an eight-hour window) will make you feel weak, which means you won't get much done at the gym. But I've found the opposite to be true. I've …

Intermittent Fasting

This 20-Minute Upper-Body Workout Will Give You Strong, Cut Arms

There's nothing wrong with wanting your arms to look good, especially if Summer is around the corner and you know there are many tank tops in your future. Rather than just try a few different things at the gym without any real direction, we've created an upper-body workout that will shape up your …

Workouts

Gallery of Mill Valley Courtyard Res / Aidlin Darling Design - 1

Image 1 of 15 from gallery of Mill Valley Courtyard Res / Aidlin Darling Design. Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design

It's a Bodyweight Workout You Can Print and Do Anywhere — No Excuses!

There are so many ways to strength train — dumbbells, barbells, med balls, kettlebells — and we like them all. But bodyweight workouts are perfect for doing anywhere since you don't need any equipment they turn your body into a gym. We created this bodyweight workout to help you bust through any …

Workouts

Why You Might Not Be Making Money in Photography

It's certainly not easy to make money in photography, and if you're trying your best to do so and still not succeeding, it can be very frustrating. …

Money

My one & only camera rig

I live between analog and digital worlds. My 12.9 inch iPad Pro and Logitech K811 keyboard are my preferred computer combination. For time, nothing …

Cameras

2 Perfect 9.5%+ Dividends To Buy In May

Almost every investor has a built-in bias that causes them to miss out on significant gains. It’s 100% predictable, easy for us to profit from and is running rampant in the markets today.<p>In just a few paragraphs, I’ll show you 2 funds that are perfectly positioned to profit from it, with one …

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

Diet & Fitness<p>This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your …

Weight Loss

8 surprising ways you're slowing down your metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn<p>You may have heard it all before, that all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots …

To buy or to rent: The great homeownership debate

Should I buy a home? Curbed finds that it’s complicated<p>Have you heard? Owning a house is an investment, except that it’s really not. Home ownership is a vital wealth-building tool, aside from the fact that it’s financial suicide. Historically, the returns for owning a home outpace stocks, although …

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …