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10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

Yoga

6 De-Stressing Yoga Poses to Help You Calm Down

I have a stress problem. Actually, everyone I know has a stress problem—but my problem in particular is that living and working in New York City …

3 Quick Bed Stretches to Help You Sleep Better

Give your muscles a few minutes of TLC before bed, then sleep like a baby.<p>Do you climb into bed totally beat from your day, but then can't seem to …

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

5 Simple Exercises That Don't Even Require You to Get Off Your Butt

Laying down flat on your stomach or back is not the only way to exercise on a mat! Whether it's convenience or injury that has you looking for exercises you can do while sitting, we've found five exercises to flatten your stomach, tone your thighs and shoulders, and improve your posture in just …

Yoga

These Stretches Are Going to Give You the Most Flexible Hamstrings in the Room

Your tight hamstrings don't just make it impossible to bend over to tie your shoes. They can also cause lower back pain and hip pain and make you …

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

The Buttery, Flaky Flatbread We're Addicted To

When's the last time you had a flatbread that resembles a pancake and pulls apart like a croissant? That irresistible, buttery, flaky flatbread is <b>Malawach</b>. Yemenite Jews brought this traditional bread with them to Israel in the ‘50’s, and it was commonly eaten for breakfast where it was served with …

​The Total-Body Workout You Can Do In 10 Minutes

​ You can do this versatile workout at the gym or at home.<p>Meet your body fat’s new worst enemy: the best total-body workout you can squeeze into your day in just 10 minutes. You can do this versatile workout in the gym or at home, as long as you've got weights. <i>(Learn how bone broth can help you</i> …

Workouts

One of the most useful features of your iPhone is hidden to the left of the home screen - here's how to use it

Have you ever swiped left on your iPhone's home screen and seen a bunch of tiles there? Ever wondered what they are?<p>They're called "widgets," and …

Why the Marie Kondo App Couldn't Organize My Kitchen

The only thing it "sparked" was anxiety.<p>When I moved into a house last year, the abundant cabinet space that had been such a selling point after a decade of shoebox apartments quickly became a source of anxiety. Should the plastic wrap reside in my storage cabinet next to a jumble of empty …

Minimalism

How To Backup Gmail Accounts (+Restore)

It is quite common practice to upload all your important data on Email services in order to use them when required. This is quite handy, you can …

7 Homes That Are All About the Roof

Sometimes the best part of a house is hidden at the tippy top.<p>Sometimes the best part of a house is hidden at the tippy top.

Flat Bread Barbari Recipe - Հաց Բարբարի

<b>Barbari Flat Bread Recipe</b><p>Another great tasting flat bread recipe. This time from Iranian traditional bread: Barbari.<p>One of my favorites, I’d say most …

The best iPhone apps for the serious photographer

If you are a serious photographer and love to use your iPhone to take photos, then check out our list of the best iPhone apps for serious …

How to Air Dry Your Hair So it Looks Amazing

A little know-how makes a huge difference.<p>In theory, air-drying your hair sounds really easy. You hop out of the shower, rub your hair with a towel, and you're good to go. Except, if you’re like most women, your hair probably looks like a frizzy mess once it’s completely dry. It doesn’t have to be …

Hair Care

How-To: Introduction to Hand-Lettering

If you’ve always admired lovely hand-lettering, but weren’t sure where or how to get started, you’re in for a treat! Megan from Makewells has shared a great beginner-friendly introduction to hand-lettering over on Alisa Burke’s blog.<p>The best part: You won’t have to buy any fancy tools or pens to …

Adobe Photoshop Mix review: Not just another iPad photo app

Here’s the idea: Because even the newest and most advanced iPads have limited horsepower, on-the-go artists have to wait until they can get back to their laptop or desktop Photoshop app to perform complex imaging acrobatics.<p>The new Adobe Photoshop Mix, a cloud-based image editor and compositor that …

Basic Nut Milk

Makes 3 to 4 cups<p>No matter how fanatical you are about straining the milk, some sediment will settle as it sits. Shake or stir before using.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup raw almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, cashews, or peanuts<p>4 teaspoons agave syrup (nectar)<p>⅛ teaspoon kosher or …

Top Mobile Photographers Share Their Tips for Creating Stunning Images with a Phone

Mobile photography has gone from a convenient novelty of sorts to a full-fledged art form in its own right. And in the video above, some of the best …

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

7 Letters to Write Before You Turn 70 | The Art of Manliness

At AoM we’re great champions of the lost art of letter writing. Emails, texting, and the wide variety of other digital mediums available to us in the …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

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6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

Workouts

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Flashback: Colorful Bunting Card for Any Occasion

<b>By Haley Pierson-Cox</b><p>Send out a cheerful greeting for any occasion with this colorful bunting card with string writing!<p>It’s always nice to have a handmade card or two tucked away, ready to pull out for special events or handwritten hellos. So, inspired by the beautiful summer bunting that’s been …

Burn Cals and Tone It All in Just 5 Minutes

<b>With this the no-excuses routine, you'll squeeze in a killer head-to-toe, fat-blasting workout no matter how busy you are.</b><p><i>By Jaclyn Emerick,</i> SELF<p>A quality sweat session in five minutes? Yep. The proof is in this quickie firm-and-burn routine created by Dasha Libin. Russian-born Libin (her …

15 Easy Ways to Beat Everyday Anxiety

Try these simple, do-anywhere tips to help manage stress<p>Technically, anxiety is apprehension over an upcoming event. We anticipate the future with …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Exercise