Maya Levin

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12 luxury hotels that are worth the splurge

Many properties around the world have mastered this trifecta, attracting loyal guests who keep coming back for more. Go all out in style at any of these splurge-worthy hotels, and get ready for a retreat that makes you feel like royalty.

Is there really a 'cheapest' time to book a flight?

This week, the price comparison site kayak.co.uk released data revealing the best time to book your flight in order to get the cheapest fare. It covered some of the most popular destinations in Europe and several long-haul routes for travel in each of the four seasons, based on historical searches …

3 No-Cook Pasta Sauces You Should Have Up Your Sleeve at All Times

Three simple pasta sauces that come together in minutes, with zero stove time? Sign us up.<p>Skip the stove and toss together one of these three pasta crowd pleasers. They're not just simple, quick, and endlessly customizable: They're about to become your new favorite ways to top linguine, …

Italian Food

Perfectly Sear Pork Chops Without Overcooking Them With This Oven Trick

Getting a good sear on pork chops can be difficult when you’re trying not to burn or overcook them, especially if they’re pretty thick. This method …

Cooking

The 5-Step Weekend Kitchen Deep Clean

From sharpening your knives to (finally!) cleaning your oven, this is everything you need to deep-clean and organize your kitchen.<p>Let's be real: There's no way you're going to actually clean your closet or get rid of the approximately 33 unmatched socks in your drawers. But here's a goal you can …

Kitchens

Tea Sandwiches

These easy tea sandwich recipes include smoked salmon and preserved lemon tea sandwiches, cucumber-rye tea sandwiches and more delicious recipes.

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

Extreme Sports

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with anxiety and memory problems

Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than when they took a placebo instead.<p>Those on probiotics also fared better on memory tests that required them to pair objects together, such as …

A favourite of health-conscious eaters as well as junk food fans, chicken is taking over our diets in the US and Europe – but at what cost?<p>When it comes to diet, many health-conscious consumers have come to the conclusion that protein is king. Specifically: chicken. Diet trends, such as the …

Diets

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Grilling Veggies

Grilled vegetables are so easy, you could make 'em with your eyes closed…right? Wrong. Here are the most common mistakes people make when grilling veggies.<p>Grilled vegetables are one of summer's simplest pleasures. From hearty mains to simple sides, a good batch of grilled veg is the answer to …

BBQ

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

WorkoutSandiEts.com

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

8 Tested and Perfected Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer grilling season is in full swing. Branch out from the usual hot dogs and burgers with these delicious and foolproof recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't …

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5 Fantastically Fast Family Meals

Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- <i>or less.</i><p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole …

5 Things Women With Amazing Skin Always Do Before Bed

There's more to it than getting your beauty rest.<p>Beauty sleep is important, but what you do <i>before</i> you conk out makes a difference in your complexion too. These quick pre-bedtime tips will leave your skin smoother and more radiant by the time your alarm starts buzzing.<p><b>1. Cleanse Twice</b><br>Have you ever …

Here's Why Skin Conditions Need To Be Taken More Seriously

Stigmatised and under-prioritised by doctors, skin conditions can really fuck with your head as well as your body.<p>It is little known that skin conditions are the most frequent reason for people to visit a GP with a new problem. About a year and a half ago, I found myself visiting my GP with one for …

Best Cardio Workouts for People Who Hate Cardio, Running

You rarely hear anyone say, "I just love cardio!”. But it's a necessary evil for staying healthy, losing weight, and/or maintaining a healthy BMI (not to mention a whole host of heart benefits). How to deal? I've tested a gazillion workouts as part of my job, and I've found that the best way to …

Weight-loss balloons get FDA approval

For many struggling with their weight, a new device has been approved that will give them another medical alternative to treatments like prescription drugs and surgery.<p>It involves inserting a small balloon into the stomach through the mouth. The saline-filled balloon is meant to be a temporary …

Weight Loss

How to Use Water with Lemon for Weight Loss

Some fad diets claim that you can lose a lot of weight and melt away fat simply by drinking lemon juice mixed with water. Some of these "detox" diets …

Woman Left With Excess Skin After Extreme Weight Loss Hits Back After Her Photo Is Branded A Fake

A woman who shed almost half of her body weight in less than a year and was called a 'fake' by non-believers, has responded in the most perfect …

37 Anchovy & Sardine Recipes That Pack a Punch

You know what they say: little fish—big flavor. These recipes with anchovies and sardines prove it.<p><b>We make no secret of our love for</b> small, oily fish like anchovies and sardines. They're sustainable, affordable, big on flavor, and just a little bit in sauces, dressings, and pastas packs a ton of …

Why You Should Add Chicken Livers to Your Bolognese (Even if You Think It Sounds Icky)

Our readers weren't sold on the chicken livers in our Ultimate Bolognese Sauce. So we asked chef Mike Easton to explain why chicken livers are so essential to his genius recipe.<p>We need to talk about chicken livers. Specifically, the chicken livers in the Ultimate Bolognese Sauce recipe we published …

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

Food

So You've Overcooked Your Meat. Now What?

We asked a butcher for tips on how to salvage overcooked meats.<p>We've all been there. You decide you're finally going to cook up the perfect steak. You've brought home your carefully selected grass-fed meat, let it come to room temperature, and seasoned it well. You get your pan good and hot and let …

A low-calorie spinach artichoke dip that's delicious? It does exist!

"Hey, there's spinach in this—it's healthy!" That's the excuse heard at many a sports bar as groups of friends hoover up bubbling crocks of spinach artichoke dip while watching Sunday afternoon football…but with all the cheese, mayonnaise and heavy cream, it's anything but a healthy snack.<p>Swap this …

11 Recipes That Make Preserved Lemons Worth Buying

Love preserved lemons but aren't sure how to use them? Let these 11 recipes lead the way.<p><b>Preserved lemons are essential to North African kitchens</b>, where they're used to add brightness, salt, and depth to tagines and stews, dressings and sauces, and countless other dishes. But they can also inspire …