Megan Coutee

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It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

'If Nicky Morgan wants more teachers, she needs to look after those she already has'

Those looking to address the teacher shortage should first look to support, develop and maintain experienced teachers, says Kate Crowhurst<p>It’s said to be every woman’s worst fear, turning into their mother. However, I managed this feat at only 21.<p>I found myself in my mother’s profession; standing …

Happiness Hot Spots

See photos of happiness hot spots, including Denmark, Singapore, Mexico, and California, from the new book Thrive by Dan Buettner, from National Geographic.

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Why You Can't Lose Weight

<b>1. You overeat healthy food.</b> Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they aren't void of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff. For example, avocado offers a ton of health benefits, but an entire fruit is over …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

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Christmas - Advice, Tips, Recipes and more

I have not been to Mexico since I was a child, and have decided this coming Christmas my husband, mother, and I shoul...<p>Hosting a morning Christmas …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

It was Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of midsummer, when I arrived to take up a year-long job as doctor at Halley base – the most remote research station operated by the British in Antarctica.<p>As we cruised up to the Caird Coast of Antarctica, a crowd of us stood out on the deck of the supply …

Our 12 Favorite Campsites of 2014

This year, we stayed in 70 different locations (yes, I counted.). And pretty much every single one of them had something special about them worth …

Top 10 Food Staples You Can Make Better and Cheaper at Home

Many simple foods are not only easy to make at home, they'll likely be cheaper, healthier, and much tastier than the store-bought varieties. From …

15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Recipes

When it comes to holiday entertaining, there's nothing worse than being stressed out and stuck in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party. The key is to plan a menu that can be made almost entirely ahead of time. All of these dishes can -- and often should -- be made in advance so you can …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …