Melanie MacKinnon

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The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

Winning Strategies On How To Lose Belly Fat

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Brain fog is an experience that more and more of us are becoming far too familiar with. Unfortunately, western medicine often …

Why You Should Work Out Your Toes For 2 Minutes Today

You read that right. Your toes may hold the key to more gains<p>Imagine living your life with your hands stuffed into super-padded, rigid gloves. You would barely be able to wiggle your fingers.<p>The concept may seem ridiculous, but that’s exactly what you do with our feet on a daily basis, says <i>Men’s</i> …

The Quad Quake Workout

This triple-threat, three-exercise circuit pumps up your thighs, jacks up your heart rate, and incinerates your belly<p>The quadriceps are your body’s biggest muscles, and when you work them in concert with your glutes and hamstrings, you hit more than 50 percent of your body’s total muscle mass.<p>It …

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

Mystery of swirling Northern Lights finally solved

Scientists from Japan's Kyoto and Kyushu Universities have identified the cause of auroral surges, the dancing polar lights that have endured as one …

Northern Lights

Here's How To Actually Get Fit When You're A College Student

When carrying around thousands of dollars worth of textbooks isn't enough.

How You Can Manage Email Like a Millionaire (5 Simple Rules)

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to "inbox zero" every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Time Management

25 Brussels Sprouts Recipes Because There Are So Many Delicious Ways to Cook Them

<b>We love brussels sprouts every which way -- roasted, sauteed, fried, shaved, and so much more. Whichever method you choose, they're a great building block for a delicious side or main dish.</b><p>Brussels Sprouts Basics<p><b>In Season:</b> These cabbage cousins are at the peak of their season from September to …

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