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10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

National Parks

New to High-Intensity Interval Training? This No-Equipment Workout Is Only 20 Minutes

There is so much to love about high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These types of workouts mix intense bursts of activity with short rest periods, and because you can tailor the workout to your ability, it's can be perfect for beginners.<p>In this workout, you'll be doing 40 seconds of …

Workouts

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

Workouts

4-Move Bodyweight Butt Workout

Many of the workouts you do probably work your butt without you realizing it. Any time you're doing a lower-body move, or even simple exercises like …

Workouts

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

Workouts

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

13 Weeknight Casseroles Packed with Vegetables

Casseroles are one of my favorite ways to load up on vegetables. They come in especially handy if you're dealing with picky eaters, who probably …

Cooking

Here's How To Grocery Shop Once And Make Lunch All Week For $20

Keep your stomach and your wallet full.

19 Things Unhappy People Do

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Habits<p>Things Unhappy People Do<p>19 Things Unhappy People Do<p>Shares<p>Everyone has their off days, but why cause more negativity if you can …

Happiness

10 Dumb Money Mistakes People Make in Their 30s

Don't use your credit card to buy a designer baby stroller.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like many 30-year-old Americans, you probably spent your 20s finishing up college, finding your first real job, taking some risks, making connections and hopefully …

Personal Finance

Studies show that exercising can make you smarter

When it comes to exercise, the most motivating meme of them all has got to be “use it or lose it”. “It” usually refers to bellies, biceps, butts and …

The Brain

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4730-1_0.jpg<p>Learn to Cook: Crispy Tofu<p>Growing up in Hawaii gave me ample opportunity to appreciate exotic flowers, melodious Hawaiian music and tasty …

Healthy Eating

11 Things Mentally Strong People Always Do

While most people know what exercises will make them physically strong, few people understand how to grow mentally strong. In fact, many people …

7 Habits of Authentically Happy People (That Have Nothing to do With Positive Thinking)

Why are some people more happy than others? It looks like they’ve found what they love to do and have a consistent sense of peace and happiness. They …

The vegetarian dish that will make Thanksgiving guests — and their hosts — happy

When you’re a vegetarian guest at someone else’s house for dinner, you have three choices: You can ask the host (politely, of course) to keep your dietary choices in mind when meal planning. You can keep quiet and hope for the best. Or you can take matters into your own hands and offer to bring …

Genius

At Last, a Cookie You Can Eat for Breakfast

You already know the nutritional benefits of oats, from lowering bad cholesterol to controlling your appetite, and I'm guessing you've got your go-to …

Breakfast

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

22 tasty vegan recipes for people who aren't vegan

When I'm feeling a little dangerous, I'll sometimes abandon my carnivorous leanings and opt for some vegan fare. Deviant social behavior, I know. But …

Vegan

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Immune System

Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?<p>The brain is wired for us to fail, at least if you don't know how to use it properly. And since it doesn't come with a user's manual, not many of us fully understand it. Even neuroscientists are constantly discovering new things about the …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things Really Happy People Do Daily | Inc.com

There are times that happiness can seem so fleeting, we don't even notice when it's here. The trick to achieving a level of joy you're able to maintain, however, is doing small things every single day to work towards happiness--rather than trying to achieve it all at once.<p>Here are five things …

Happiness

Fluffy Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe (With Aquafaba)

A couple of months back was the first time that I whipped aquafaba, the goopy liquid inside a can of chickpeas, into a light, foamy, vegan meringue, and it blew my mind. I went into a flurry of recipe testing, and you'll be seeing some of the results of that testing in the coming months. In the …

Breakfast

15 Crock-Pot Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

Crock-Pot recipes are the most awesome life hack: Dinner simmers away all day while we’re at work, and is ready to ladle out the minute we walk through the door. But for vegans combing Pinterest for inspo, it can be a challenge to find good Crock-Pot recipes that really are vegan. But, hey, no …

Cooking

16 Raw Vegan Recipes You’re Craving Right Now

If you’re eating vegan because you love animals, you love our planet and you love your own body and aspire to good health (or all of the above!), there are also plenty of good reasons to try a raw food diet. Before you put on your eww face, know that raw + vegan recipes = a new, healthy you. Fruits …

Healthy Eating

Frozen Vegan Coconut Chocolate Almond Bars Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Coconut. Chocolate. Almonds. VEGAN. You heard right, these ultra-indulgent frozen …

6 Moves To Master A Pull-Up In 8 Weeks

There are two exercises that, together, will target and tone every muscle in your upper body: push-ups and pull-ups. Push-ups strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, and lower back, while pull-ups strengthen the lats, traps, rhomboids, abs, and biceps. This plan strengthens each muscle group …

Workouts