Michelle Hastings

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26 Best Plank Exercises For Strong Arms and Abs

Plank is the ultimate exercise that works the upper body and core. Mix things up and make plank more challenging with these variations that will also work your legs and butt.<p>Begin in plank position with your feet together. Keep your upper body stable and engage your abs.<br>• Begin doing jumping jacks …

Tip: Feel Better and Move Better in 3 Minutes

Six quick mobility drills and stretches to cap off your lifting session.<p>Do mobility work at the end of your workout when your muscles are flushed …

11 Minutes Is All You Need to Build Strength and Improve Flexibility

Stretching is so important for mobility, flexibility, and recovery. But sometimes it's a total pain to add an extra 10 minutes to your workout for a …

This Barre Workout Will Make You Sore In All The Right Ways Tomorrow

Hurts so good.<p>Barre classes can be intimidating. There are so many little moves that can make a huge change in your body if, and only if, you do them with the right form. Luckily, Carrie Dorr, the Chief Barre Officer for PureBarre, a barre studio with more than 450 locations across the U.S., is …

Workouts

Tip: The Best Rest Periods for Fat Loss

If your main goal is getting shredded fast, you must manipulate the amount of rest you take between sets. Follow these guidelines.<p>When training for …

Stretch, Recover, Relax: This Is How to Handle a Rest Day

Best news ever! If you want to get stronger, you have to rest. Your muscles need time to repair themselves; this is when the strengthening actually …

Exactly How To Find The Right Exercise For Your Goals

<i>Photography by Glen Montgomery; Photography by Freepik.com</i><p><b>Yes, any exercise is better than no exercise, but if you’re not reaching your goals, maybe</b> …

Tip: Two Ways to Train Abs with Bands

Abs and obliques need resistance to get strong. Here are two exercises you can do anywhere.<p>Start adding weight or band resistance to your ab …

Want more energy and less stress? It’s time to rethink your packed lunch

Eating the right food is important for busy teachers, especially during exam season. Here’s what you should include – and leave out – of your lunchbox<p>Eating a good lunch at work is so important: it gives you energy for a busy day, is a break from the classroom and helps balance stress levels. It’s …

Healthy Eating

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The U.S. National Parks Will Have 10 Days of Free Admission in 2017

Here are the 137 national parks, monuments, and recreation areas that will waive entrance fees.<p>The U.S. National Park Service has announced the dates …

Upside-Down Shepherd's Pie

To keep things lightning-fast, we forgo the layered-in-a-skillet approach to shepherd's pie and instead serve the veggie-flecked beef mixture on top …

This Unexpected Ingredient Makes The Creamiest Mac And Cheese Ever

This underdog finally gets its day in the sun.<p>There’s a lot to love about mac and cheese, but the work that it takes to prepare this seemingly simple dish is not one of them. Sure, mac and cheese is not one of the most complicated dishes to cook, but any meal that requires béchamel sauce is more …

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Bicycle on Ireland's rugged western coast, and traverse its highest mountain range too

Explore 202 miles of Ireland's rugged western coastline by bicycle on a challenging six-day tour offered by Wilderness Ireland. Participants will cycle from the country's southernmost tip, Mizen Head, to its most westerly point, Slea Head.<p>Along the way, you'll traverse the Beara, Iveragh and Dingle …

Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll wonder why you ever bought the bottled kind in the first place. It requires basic …

How to get Victoria's Secret Angel abs

Supermodel Elsa Hosk shows us her four favorite moves for rock-hard abs, before the Victoria's Secret show in Paris next week. Time to sweat.

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen

If it can convert English to Korean and Japanese, it can automatically do Korean to Japanese.<p>Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a research paper, Google reveals how it uses its own …

Deep Learning

The Pecan Pie to Make This Thanksgiving, According to Pinterest

Finding the perfect showstopping pecan pie recipe can take just as much time as planning your entire Thanksgiving menu. You want a recipe that blends …

There Are Many Ways The World Could End, But Scientists Think These Are The Most Likely

Hello darkness my old friend.<p>Our atmosphere, proximity to the Sun, and countless other beautiful coincidences not only permit living things to …

Everything you should eat when you’re sick to feel better ASAP

The medicine cabinet can provide quick relief when you’re suddenly slammed with a nasty cold or a pounding headache, but healing and long-term health …

The Cheap Wine You've Never Heard of but Are Going to Want to Drink

Matt Bellassai is uniting wine-drinking complainers everywhere with his very own brand of wine, appropriately named To Be Honest. Remember when the best part of your Wednesday was watching the newest episode of Whine About It? In case you need a refresher, that's the one where internet-famous Matt …

Biology 101 Update: A Cell’s Lysosomes Are More Than Garbage Disposals

The lysosome was once thought of as the trash can of the cell, a dead-end destination where cellular debris was sent for disposal. But a growing body …

University of California

50 Thanksgiving Day Desserts Everyone Will Want Seconds Of!

Apple, pumpkin and cranberry too, they’re all frequent flavors of Thanksgiving day and they go great with dessert. From classic pies to cakes that …

Five reasons why you should eat beetroot (and how to cook it)

Eating beetroot can make you run faster, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Exeter found that athletes who drank a glass of beetroot juice before running 20 metres saw an improvement in their sprint time by 2 per cent.<p>Participants were split into two groups: one group was …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Here's how to see the biggest supermoon since 1948

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you look up at the moon in the next day or two, you might notice it looks bigger and brighter than usual.<p>Bigger in fact, than it has appeared at any point in the last 68 years, NASA scientists say.<p>We won't see another supermoon likes this until 2034, so make sure you get a …

Oreo Peanut Butter Dessert | shopswell

So who doesn't love Double Stuffed Oreos? I have made so many desserts with Oreos and with the way my family loves peanut butter and Oreos together I …