Melanie Gorman

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How to Pitch the Perfect Tent

My mom sent me a new tent for my birthday. It was lightweight and durable -- perfect for backpacking. Better yet, it was a two-person tent -- perfect for trips with a significant other.<p>So when the 9-5 work cycle started to wear on me, I took two days off, and my girlfriend and I drove to Point …

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25 Simple Ways to Eat Better: Pick One

There's always room for fine tuning our eating habits. I am forever reworking how I manage my health, from mixing it up on the exercise front to tweaking the quality of my diet. It's a process. Two years ago I gave up soda and haven't had a drop since. Lately, breakfast has been the target of my …

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Why You Should Never, EVER Give Up on Your Workouts

Just when you're about to quit, keep going.<p>Building muscle to reveal a stronger, more toned body is a big goal. And sometimes along that journey, it's easy to venture off and lose sight of what you <i>really</i> set out to do. So for this #FitnessFriday, let us remind you of a few things before you stop …

You've Been Cutting Cake Wrong Your Entire Life

Find out what science says is the better method.<p>We're betting that when you cut into a cake, you probably take out one wedge at a time. It's perfectly reasonable, particularly given that it's the classic method for divvying up the dessert. Turns out, though, science says we've been cutting cake all …

The Very Real Dangers of Taking Sleeping Pills

Read this before you pop one<p>At some point in your life, you or someone you know has probably taken a sleeping pill. Perhaps it was an OTC sleep aid or maybe you even have a prescription for something more potent. But according to new research, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health …

Are You Parting Your Hair the Best Way?

Find out if your style is working for or against you.<p>If you're like most of us, then you probably part your hair in the same spot every day…and you've probably doing it that way since, oh, high school. That's fine and dandy if your part is the most flattering option for your face shape and hair …

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Broccoli Eaters Get More Out Of Life

<i>By Tom Jacobs</i><p>What's your idea of a fulfilling life? Definitions vary, but most of us would likely point to one marked by a sense of purpose and engagement, as well as curiosity and creativity.<p>Brussels sprouts and bananas probably wouldn't enter into our mental picture. But perhaps they should.<p>In an …

3 Simple Ways to Make Zucchini Pasta

The best part? We guarantee you already have the tools to do this in your kitchen.<p><i>This article was written by Gena Hamshaw and repurposed with permission from Food52.</i><p>You may have heard of zucchini pasta, but what the heck are people talking about? Do they mean a pasta dish with zucchini as an …

If A Fly Landed On Your Food, Would You Still Eat It?

Would you be more likely to eat your food if a fly landed on it, or if a cockroach crawled over it?<p>According to a new survey from Orkin, nearly two-thirds of people would still dig in if a fly landed on their meal, while only 3 percent of people would still eat their food if a roach crawled over …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

5 Lessons Learned From Leaving Facebook

Two months ago, I was sitting in front of my computer one evening when I finally lifted my eyes away from the screen. I had logged onto Facebook to space out and relax 'for a few minutes', yet somehow nearly 20 had already passed. I looked over at my husband cooking and listening to music in the …

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