Melissa Raynor

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The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

Say goodbye to stomach pudge once and for all.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>While focusing on crunches will strengthen your abs, it unfortunately will not get rid of fat around your waist. To see a difference in this trouble spot, it's …

15 Phenomenal Indoor Herb Gardens

Whether you live in a big city or someplace that gets cold 9 months out of the year, indoor herb gardens provide so many benefits. They purify the …

14 Facts About Life to Keep in Mind When Feeling Hopeless

Life can get rough every now and then, and it’s no wonder that we lose hope, get discouraged and can’t figure out why we do what we do.<p>In moments …

Motivation

IKEA BILLY Hack: How to Cover Up An Ugly AC Wall Unit

(Image credit: Design Evolving)<p>Mara's condo has a necessary but unsightly feature smack dab in the middle of the living room: a wall-mounted air …

Living Rooms

Mexican Chicken Freezer to Crock Pot Meal | Slow Cooker Recipes

<i>This Mexican Chicken Recipe has just 5 ingredients, it’s easy to make and is low fat. Make Salsa Chicken in the slow cooker for dinner tonight or as</i> …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

Firm up your booty and tighten your abs with these ten targeted moves<p>Ready to work your booty? We've got ten moves that'll blast your buns (and work your abs while you're at it). Follow along with this workout—first do the four warmup moves, and then get down to the hard work with three killer …

Deli Roast Beef in a Slow Cooker

Elegant Cake in a Crock-pot!<p>Ultra Violet Lilac and Wild Rose Jelly<p>Slow Cooker Chicken Confit<p>Cooking Class<p>Have made this several times and it always …

[Deal Alert] Simple.TV (2nd Gen) With Lifetime DVR Subscription Is 99 Bucks Today On Woot (Down From $350)

With so many ways to catch up on your favorite shows, sitting down when a cable network wants you to and putting up with dozens of ads doesn't sound …

Eating Healthy: Foods That Are Advertised As ‘Superfoods,’ But Are Actually Bad For You

By Darren Beattie,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1tehLIp<p><i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What is a food that is advertised as healthy but</i> …

"How Can I Tell If My Weights Are Heavy Enough?"

The simple trick to help you know if you're pushing yourself too hard—or not enough!<p><b>The question:</b> "How Can I Tell If My Weights Are Heavy Enough?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Greg Justice, an exercise physiologist and author of <i>Mind Over Fatter</i><p><b>The answer:</b> There's a very simple trick. Basically, pick up a bunch of …

Exercise

[Update: Changelog Posted] Google Maps v9.2 Adds Navigation Settings For Voice Level And Tilt, Auto-Corrects Misspelled Searches [APK Download]

The Maps team has been on a roll ever since the Material makeover early last month. None of the new features are inherently huge, but there is some …

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Slow Cooker Recipes

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Air Travel

Best Days to Book Flights are Tuesdays, 50-100 Days Before Travel, Expedia Study Concludes

One of the most contentious issues between airline writers and the travel industry is over when the best time to purchase tickets is. Those who do the ticket selling want a concrete answer, for with that data, consumers can feel more confident to purchase tickets. But in reality, ticket prices fit …

Get Killer Legs with This Ridiculously Simple Exercise

A squat variation for sexy stems, improved balance, and greater hip flexibility<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Goblet Split …

8-Minute Workout: Yoga for Better Sleep

Forget counting sheep. Ease your way into dreamland with this five-move yoga routine from Edward Vilga, creator of the DVD <i>Yoga in Bed: 20 Asanas to</i> …

Hearst Magazines

Easy Holiday Coffee Cake

<i>Easy Holiday Coffee Cake is perfect for baking and sharing with your family, friends and neighbors! Plus a few great kitchen gift ideas for Christmas</i> …

How to Season Pork Shoulder Like You Mean It

Can I interest you in some pork shoulder? The exterior crusty and spicy. The meat moist and tender enough to pull apart with your fingers. I thought so. Pork shoulder is the ultimate cut of meat for smoking and grilling, and barbecue cultures as varied as Mexican (<i>cochinita pibil</i>, anyone?), German …

BBQ

The Best Cruise Ship Suites

<i>By: Andrea M. Rotondo, Cruise Critic Contributor</i><p>Cabins in two categories are the first to go whenever a cruise itinerary goes on sale: the most inexpensive stateroom -- be it an inside cabin or porthole view -- and the top-of-the-line suite. It may surprise you that the priciest accommodations are …

Dining Rooms

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

Dessert

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

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Sonoma: The ultimate wine and food getaway

<b>SEATTLE, December 1, 2014 —</b> As a wine writer of over half a decade, there has been many discoveries of both great (and bad) wines as well as regions …

Six Things Happy Couples Do Differently

Maintaining a happy, loving relationship is hard work, especially when you are also juggling a busy career or parenting. It is easy ...

18 Ways To Hack IKEA Spice Racks

The humble IKEA spice rack may look simple and modest but behind that straight-forward design, if you look with an open mind, you’ll find a lot of …

[Updated] Verizon Galaxy Note 3 OTA Update Brings The Phone To Android 4.4.4, Improves Data, Voice Quality, And Bluetooth

<b>Update, January 11th, 2015</b>: Verizon has issued another update alert for the Galaxy Note 4.4.4. This one also updates the phone to 4.4.4 and includes …