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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

<b>Makes 16 bars</b><p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick cooking spray<br>• 4 ounces dates, pitted (1 cup)<br>• 1/2 cup water<br>• 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract<br>• 1/2 cup light brown sugar, …

5 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach Standing Up

From posture advice to waist-whittling twists, these upright exercises will help you feel slimmer and stand taller.<p>The Move: Swivel Chair<p>The Move: …

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How To Make Boiled Potatoes That Are Better Than French Fries

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30-Day Abs Challenge

Flat abs are made in the gym — AND the kitchen. Use our 30 day ab challenge and eating strategies to get a flatter stomach in 30 days!<p>Follow this 30 day ab challenge to whittle your middle!<p>Day 1. <b>Training Tip:</b> Put Your Core FirstIf flat abs are important to you, promote them to the top of your …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Your Guide to Getting a Beach-Ready Body

It's official: Bathing suit season is upon us, and if you haven't been able to hit the gym to tone up as much as you'd like, this can be a terrifying realization. We turned to our friends at Crunch Gyms, who designed a full-body workout plan to get us bea<p>It's official: Bathing suit season is upon …

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Choose Your Own Adventure: 5-Minute, No-Bake Granola Bars

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A granola bar you don't have to bake, with a recipe that won't tie you down.</i><p>Summer is quickly approaching, which means more picnics, hikes, outdoor walks, and other …

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Courtesy of David Kirsch<p><i>This week, style director Andrea Lavinthal finds out how many squats it takes to look like Heidi Klum. Spoiler Alert: She stopped counting after a zillion.</i><p>“Can I be honest with you?” David Kirsch, an A-list fitness and wellness expert asks me a few minutes after we meet at …

David Kirsch’s Celebrity Workout

From total-body workouts to targeted moves, the celebrity fitness trainer showcases her Tracy Anderson Method in this exclusive...<p>Get an inside look …

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The One Thing You Need to Do to Save Your Marriage

Recipe: Broccoli & Feta Pesto

Cut the broccoli into small florets and steam on the stove or in the microwave with the 2 tablespoons of water. Season lightly with salt and …

Meatless Meatballs! Vegetarian Garlic & Mushroom Meatballs

Piping Basics

All cakes are wonderful, but when piped with stars, hearts, or friendly faces, they're truly something to celebrate. Read on to learn how to use a pastry bag and pastry tips to create a unique masterpiece. It's so easy that even kids can do it!

10 Steal-Worthy Flower Arrangements For Your Wedding Ceremony

56 Shares<p>We’re starting the week with some gorgeous floral inspiration for your wedding ceremony decor. At the beginning of the aisle or by the altar …

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8 Sinful-Sounding, Low-Calorie Muffin Recipes

If you’re trying to eat a clean and healthy diet, muffins may be on your off-limits list. The packaged varieties at the grocery store are often made with white flour and contain boatloads of sugar. Plus, a large three-inch treat has approximately 550 calories!But your sweet tooth is bound to beckon …

Donkey Kick

Begin at the top of a pushup position with your hands directly under your shoulders and your feet together <b>(A)</b>. Squeeze your butt, and keep your knees soft. Bend your knees to prepare, then powerfully hop both feet into the air as if trying to kick yourself in the booty <b>(B)</b>. Keep your arms straight …

5 Favorites: French Flower Buckets

There’s a reason you cannot walk down a street in Paris in spring without tripping over a metal flower bucket or two. The galvanized pails are …

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Orange-and-Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Marinating in an orange-rosemary mixture before going under the broiler makes these bone-in pork chops sweet-and-savory.