Michelle Mulcahy

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3 Lisbon Insiders Share Tips on What to Do in the Portuguese Capital

From secret walks to artworks, here’s where to find the best that the city has to offer<p>By Nancy A. Ruhling<p>Lisbon, which is a center of commerce, …

Travel: Driving northern Portugal’s wine route

Explore Portugal's largest wine region by car on the Vinho Verde wine route, stretching from Porto to the northern Spanish border – stopping off at …

Where to Eat in Porto, Portugal for Every Meal

No matter what type of meal or atmosphere you’re craving, chances are Porto has a restaurant to match.<p>Porto is known as Portugal’s best food city, …

These Lunch Recipes Taste Delicious and Help Reduce Belly Fat

Sorry if you're tired of hearing that abs are made in the kitchen, but it's true! Eating certain foods that are proven to diminish belly fat can make tackling that belly fat through diet even more effective. Choose foods such as eggs, lean protein (especially fish like salmon), tofu, whole grains, …

Healthy Eating

The immunity-boosting soup to make the second you start feeling sick

This year’s flu season has been the worst the US has seen in over a decade—and it’s not getting better, experts say. While everyone around you may be …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Processed Food

Cold shower benefits: Why icy water may be a good idea

A cold shower in the middle of winter sounds like a terrible idea, but a daily icy rinse may actually have some benefits.<p>Personal trainer Amanda …

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

Port of Call

As your plane touches down in Portugal, you can gaze out the window at the vast horizon of the seaside Belém district. You might dream of the bravery …

European Travel

8 of the Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi once said, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” As he understood, there are beautiful places …

Italy

Porto city guide: How to spend two days in Portugal's second city

Why go now?<p>Porto is a city on the rise, tempting travellers with its pretty old town, excellent wine bars and golden rooftops. This isn’t a …

Get Fitter Faster With HIIT

Looking to ramp up your workout benefits but spend less time at the gym?<p>Exercise sessions that get your heart pumping faster are important, of …

This 25-Minute Strength Workout Activates Every Muscle Group

Targeted workouts are great for when you want to hit a tough-to-tone spot, but we think feeling fatigued all over is especially rewarding. And when …

Italian Limoncello Cheesecake Bars (20-Minute Recipe)

These Italian Limoncello cheesecake bars are so rich, creamy, and refreshing! They are one of the best spring-summer desserts that I have ever tried. …

Dessert

How To Lose Weight: The Military Diet And 5 Things To Know About The Strict 3-Day Regimen

Want to lose weight fast and believe you have the discipline of a solider? Try the three-day Military Diet that promises a 10-pound weight loss if …

Cold Shower Benefits for Your Health

Cold Showers<p>Cold showers are any showers with a water temperature below 70°F. They may have health benefits. Water therapy (also called hydrotherapy) …

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

Each nut has its strength.<p>We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and …

Nutrition

9 Things Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

Self-improvement

The Conversation Placebo

In my daily work as a primary care internist, I see no letup from pain. Every single patient, it seems, has an aching shoulder or a bum knee or a painful back. “Our bodies evolved to live about 40 years,” I always explain, “and then be finished off by a mammoth or a microbe.” Thanks to a century of …

Communication Skills

The 6 Best Plank Variations Nobody Does

Have regular planks become too easy for you? Time to change that.<p>It's no secret that I'm a big fan of planks. I include them in my clients coaching programs all the time.<p>In addition to helping strengthen the core, they can improve posture and alleviate lower back pain.<p>Before trying the more …

Workouts

How To Eat For Better, Healthier Skin

From our friends at The Zoe Report<p>You’ve heard it before, because it’s true—good skin starts with good lifestyle choices. The way we feed ourselves quite literally shows on our faces. But it goes deeper than diet and exercise—it’s about balance. We spoke to Adina Grigore, author and founder of …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

Cape Town

Ed Sheeran's Cover Of 'Fresh Prince' Theme Song Is Utter Perfection

A fresh take on "The Fresh Prince."<p>”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song just got flipped-turned upside down by none other than Ed Sheeran.<p>During an appearance on U.K. radio station Capital FM, the “Shape of You” singer received a request from a listener to combine her two loves: Sheeran’s music …

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

This Underwater Art Museum Is An Ocean Lover's Dream

The sculptures act as artificial reefs for fish and coral.<p>Scuba divers, look out: You may encounter a few more humans below the surface soon.<p>Museo Atlántico, Europe’s first underwater museum, opened this week off the coast of Lanzarote, Canary Islands. The museum’s submerged sculptures will serve …

Sculpture

Here are 15 essential Christmas movies you should watch this month

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>These are movies that make us laugh, cry, and think about what it truly means to embrace the Christmas spirit.<p>The lessons of the holiday …

The 10 Minute Workout Everyone Can Do

If you're a follower of Kardashian workout routines, you've probably noticed Kourtney and Khloe spending a fair amount of time with a classic piece of playground equipment—the jump rope. And trainers love jump ropes too, because jumping rope is a complete, total body workout. “It tones both your …

Beaches that will blow your mind

From secluded coves and turquoise-trimmed bays to windswept, black-sand coastlines carved from volcanic rock – there’s just something about beaches that gets our travel senses tingling.<p>Let’s face it: the beach that will blow your mind next is more than likely the next one you can get to, regardless …

Protein linked to Parkinson’s travels from gut to brain

<b>SAN DIEGO</b> — Over the course of months, clumps of a protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease can travel from the gut into the brains of mice, …