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The Alexander Technique Lives On

Over the years, health and wellness trends have come and gone. People are always eager to try the latest exercise regime or find the quickest way to lose weight, but most methods rarely last long. In a sea of fleeting health fads, let's look at one approach to finding lasting health and overall …

Bon Appétit Magazine

Would you eat at these Roman restaurants that have only ONE stand-out dish?

52 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2014

Sometimes I dread the new year for this uneasy feeling of making resolutions that may not stick.<p>The problem with resolutions is the follow through.<p>I would get lazy, lost or overwhelmed by something "more important."<p>Each time I would gain some momentum in my life, my mind would create these negative …

The 18 Best Vegetarian Recipes of 2013

Who would have thought that 2013 would be the year of the vegetarian recipe? Taking a look back at the recipes we've tested and tasted over the last year, I was amazed at not only the volume of vegetarian content we produce, but at its popularity with you, the Serious Eats community. Here are 18 of …

How To Live To 102

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

Ten Things I’ve Learned from Evaluating Self-Published Books for a Year

Today’s guest post is by Jessica Bennett. She and Leslie Ramey created Compulsion Reads, a website that seeks to shine the spotlight on quality indie …

3 Things You Can Accept Right Now That Will Make Your Day Better

Along with the crisp fall breeze that runs through the air in the months following summer comes the stress from the hurriedness of life and the chaos of work. From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we hit the bed at night, there's something about the months of fall that make our day …

10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.<p>Good problem solvers use a combination of intuition …

19 Reasons Why Willpower Fails You, And What To Do About It

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.<p><i>–Samuel Beckett</i><p>Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming — so why does it so often fail us? Below I offer 19 science-based reasons why will and will alone isn’t enough, with suggestions peppered …

Jessica Alba's Slimming Smoothie Recipe

The actress shares a Halloween treat that's actually good for you<p>Just because it’s officially sweets season doesn’t mean your figure has to suffer. The latest proof? This delicious concoction from Jessica Alba, which she posted recently on honest.com, her eco company’s website. Dubbed her “Green …

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Here's How Alcohol Wrecks Your Skin... And How To Choose The Least Damaging Drink

We like a good cocktail now and then. But what is alcohol really doing to our skin... and which drinks are inflicting the most damage?<p>We decided to face our fears and talk to Dr. David Colbert, founder of New York Dermatology Group, Dr. Debra Jaliman, author of "Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top …

9 Pinterest Boards All Fit Women Should Follow

Follow THESE boards to add fitspiration to your Pinterest feed<p>Pinterest can be an awesome tool for uncovering inspirational quotes, amazing workouts, and more—if you follow the right boards. To fill your feed with more pins that make you want to get up and move, follow these 9 fitspirational boards.<p>…

The Secret to Staying Motivated

Forget simply losing weight! Here, five much better reasons to get moving<p>When it comes to managing a hectic schedule, daily to-dos that don't have tangible and immediate payoffs usually find themselves falling off your checklist. That includes exercise. "The reality is that physical activity …

This Short Passage From Marcella Hazan Made Me A Vastly Better Cook

Hazan died yesterday at the age of 89. Her significance is described in a New York Times obituary: "The impact Mrs. Hazan had on the way America cooks Italian food is impossible to overstate. Even people who have never heard of Marcella Hazan cook and shop differently because of her, and the six …

How To Spend Two Perfect Days In Rome

Everyone has to see the Sistine ceiling once, but for much of the year, Rome’s greatest hits are impossibly overcrowded. And the Vatican is the worst of the lot. Even if you only have a short time, it’s a good idea to visit some of the lesser-known places.<p>You can’t see that much in 48 hours, but …

2012 Hogwash Rosé, CA, $15.99.

This Tuck Beckstoffer wine is crafted from Grenache grapes sourced from the Central Coast and Mendocino. Built like a classic French rosé, the structure is vibrant and racy, while the palate dishes up mouth-watering mineral notes, dried roses and cranberry.

Seven Steps to a Perfect Dinner Party, the Mimi Thorisson Way

Tips for how to throw a dinner party and how to set the perfect table, from Manger blogger Mimi Thorisson<p>The Party<p>Prepare ahead! With this menu, you can make the chicken, soup, cake, marshmallows, and caramels a day or so before; the gougère dough a few hours ahead.<br>• Begin the evening with a game on …

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10 Apps To Relax Your Body And Mind

<b>By Linda Bernstein, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>I need to relax. And so, my fellow 50-plus-ers, do you. Between our own Everest-size to-do list, phone calls from the kids asking if we can get their old trading card collections out of the attic and our parents asking us to help them download apps, we …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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Roadmap for the Work Week

It is so easy to refer to our weeks as either "good" or "bad," but every week is a journey, filled with highs and lows, opportunities to be happy and in control, and excuses to feel stressed or misunderstood. Just as words can be "heavy" or "light," so too can your week's journey! Thinking of each …

5 Ways to Increase Your Confidence and Achieve Success

It's a vicious circle. You lack success in some area, and that affects your self-confidence. Your lowered self-confidence means you are less likely to achieve success, and thus it continues.<p>This can be especially devastating when you are trying to lose weight. First, being overweight makes you more …

12 Tips for Surviving Personal Crisis

<b>Coping With and Surviving Personal Crisis</b><p>"The journey of our lives is not just about the destinations we have reached. Our wisdom, education and personal growth come from the people we meet, the paths we choose to follow and the lessons we have learned along the way." -- Unknown<p>Personal crisis came …

Got Back Pain? Check Your Posture

You probably spend hours in front of a computer every day—so make sure you’re doing it right<p>Your job shouldn’t be a pain in the neck—at least not literally. Yet two out of three office workers have felt physical pain in the last six months, according to a new survey released by the American …

Vegetarians Slimmer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

Vegetarians may not only be more likely to outlive their meat-eating counterparts, they could have a leg up in the weight department, too.<p>A new study from Loma Linda University researchers shows an association between diet type and weight, with vegetarians having a lower body mass index than …

Want a More Relaxed Evening? Do This Before You Leave Work

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>As you wrap up another workday, the last thing you may be inclined to do is sit there and think about what happened. But if you want a more relaxing, stress-free evening, reflecting on the good stuff will go a long way.<p>Findings from a study published in the <i>Academy of Management Journal</i> …

DIY: 5 Ways to Give Yourself an AMAZING Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …