Melissa Nalband

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I'm a Yoga Instructor, and These Are the 8 Stretches I Always Do After a Run

I was a yoga instructor before I became a runner, so having flexible muscles was always a priority for me. It became even more essential in order to prevent injury and the incredible tightness running created. Without fail, after a run, you will see me doing these eight stretches to target my …

Yoga

The 40 books you need to read before you die.

There is no companion like a particularly brilliant book. Some books have the power to transport you to another world entirely, and once they spit …

Books

15 Amazing Banned Books You Should Read Immediately

Can you believe even The Lorax has been banned before?

Books

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

Science Fiction

12 Books to Read in Your 30s (They're Life-Changing)

Some books are particularly poignant at certain moments in our lives. They're the coming-of-age stories we turn to for insights on life, love, and …

Books

Strawberries & Cream Pandowdy Is the Summer Pie We've All Been Waiting For

Behold the Swampy Strawberry Pandowdy, a mash-up of my favorite pandowdy and Amanda Hesser’s swamp pie.<p>If you’re not familiar with <b>pandowdy</b>, it’s a fruit-lover’s dream dessert. With a single pie crust covering a mound of fruit, pandowdy has a higher fruit-to-crust ratio than pie or galette. About …

Baking

The 10 Best Anime Series On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 23rd</b><p>Netflix hosts an embarrassment of riches in almost every genre imaginable, and anime is no exception. If you’ve never watched any before, or if you’re just worried you might have missed some of the best of what the service has to offer, we’ve got you covered. Romance, action, …

It’s never felt more prophetic or satisfying to watch Garry Shandling’s legendarily hostile sit-down with Ricky Gervais

As he once made the transition—circa 2007 or 2008 or so—from “beloved TV creator” to “Yeah, what?,” Ricky Gervais spent early 2018 transitioning his …

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Suzan Barnes was the daughter of a newspaper executive and a well-heeled country club divorcee with two teenage kids. Jim Carson, my father, was the hippie son of an oil executive; he had a wife and a young daughter. The night they met at a party in 1978, they pushed away from their families, moved …

The culture of bailing: why we love cancelling plans

We’ve all been there. On Monday morning, organising drinks with a friend on Thursday seems like a great idea, then by the time Thursday afternoon rolls round, you want nothing more to head home and watch an episode of <i>Queer Eye</i>. Before you know it, you’ve sent a quick WhatsApp message to say you’ve …

Psychology

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

Productivity

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Nutrition

50 Ketogenic Recipes That Everyone Will Enjoy

Low carbs and high fats!<p>When you eat a lot of carbs, your body produces glucose, which is then used to burn energy. Because glucose is being used as the primary source of energy, fats are not needed, and your body stores them. With a Ketogenic diet, you lower your intake of carbs, and your body is …

The Number One Thing You Need to Do to Lose Weight Forever, According to Experts

No more yo-yo dieting!<p>Want to lose a little—or a lot—of weight? Forget the get-slim-quick gimmicks and magic bullets and follow the advice of these …

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Six eerie stories of what happens when you die - from people who've been 'brought back to life'

You might actually KNOW that you are dead for quite a long time after you die, according to a chilling new study.<p>Researchers have discovered you may …

Medicine

10 Vegetarian Lunches You’ll Never Get Tired of Eating

Bonus: They’re super easy to pack.<p>When I was a kid there was never much variety when it came to my lunches, especially since I was a vegetarian: My …

Healthy Eating

The 2-Minute Trick That'll Keep You on Pace For Your Resolutions Through Next December

What were your resolutions last year? Did you keep them? Do you even remember what they were? It's been a long 12 months, so we get it if you totally spaced . . . we forgot about some of ours, too.<p>It happens every single year without fail, yet we end up in the same place each January, setting lofty …

2minute

This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Neuroscience

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

Nutritionists Say These High-Iron Foods Give You Healthy Skin, Hair, and More

Since we were kids, we've been told time and time again to eat our fruits and vegetables. And this statement rings so incredibly true—<i>especially in</i> …

This 35-Minute Full-Body Workout Is All You Need to Feel Sore Tomorrow

One type of workout I love the most in my CrossFit classes are couplets. Just as the name suggests, these workouts are just two movements. It sounds simple, even easy, but it's anything but! Alternating between just two movements can fatigue your muscles in a whole new way, making these workouts …

An Obvious—But Underused—Way to Devour Spaghetti Squash

Of all the winter squash, perhaps spaghetti squash has the most undeserving reputation for being boring. There’s lots of competition—butternut, acorn, kabocha and delicata—all adorning the farm stands this time of year. Spaghetti squash may not seem special at first, and it may not be obvious how …

There's a Netflix original horror movie you haven't heard of — and you need to watch it now

You've never heard of 2016's <i>I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House</i>. But you should have.<p>The lapse in coverage on it may come from Netflix's …

This Japanese lotion has a cult following on the internet for literally transforming your skin

The £7 lotion has 600 five-star reviews on Amazon...and in my heart.<p>Lurk around the skin-obsessed forums of Reddit for more than five seconds, and you’ll see one product mentioned over and over again, generally surrounded by hearts and odes and declarations of life-changing, skin-changing love: the …

100 Must-Read Books of Magical Realism

Sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.<p>Listening to an audiobook can transport you to a galaxy far away, lead you to an ancient land full of magic, …

Sheet Pan Greek Nachos

<i>The BEST Greek nachos ever!!!! With homemade pita chips, of course. And it’s all on one single sheet pan. MINIMAL CLEAN UP! YES!!!!</i>This is a tricky …

20-Minute Strength Training Workout for Runners

As a runner, I really know how easy it is to get caught up running and forget about other workouts my body needs. And I know I'm not alone: Many …

Workouts

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What your bold brows say about your personality<p>During Ramadan, women of all faiths take on hijab challenge to show solidarity<p>Man pushes woman home …