Nichole Akplu

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Balayage is Instagram’s Favorite Fall Hair Color Trend

Fall is typically a time when drastic beauty moves are made. That peachy-nude lip now gets slathered in deep reds. Your nails go from neon pops of color to shimmering gem tones and silvers. And hair color gets darker, like from blonde to <i>bronde</i> or from rose gold to a deep auburn. But according to …

Hairstyling

Mindy Kaling Swears by This Cheap + Easy Skincare Hack

A good beauty DIY is essential to have in your regimen — just ask Mindy Kaling! Last night, the <i>The</i> <i>Mindy Project</i> star posted an Instagram of a DIY mask concoction made especially for her “mega oily skin” that looked like something anyone could whip together in seconds. Based on the photo, it looks …

Skin Care

8 Moves to Make Your Pancake Butt Pop

You won't even recognize your booty.<p>PSA to any women who's dreamed of having a bigger, rounder butt: You don't need to settle for the buns you're born with.<p>Give your backside some sexy pop (and strength!) with the workout below, designed by fitness trainer, health coach, and fitness model Elizabeth …

Full-Body CrossFit Circuit Workout

V-Ups<p>1 of 9<p><i>Photo Courtesy of Alexis Hotel</i><p>Lie face up with your arms and legs extended and resting on the floor. Keep your abs tight and lift your …

Best Money Tips: How to Save $1,000 in 30 Minutes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save $1,000 in 30 minutes, home maintenance tips for …

How to Master the Pull-up

Perhaps you found this blog with the hopes of learning how to do your first pull-up, or maybe you want to increase the number you can perform. Some of you may simply want to perfect your form. We'll touch on all these points.<p>So you may be asking yourself, why even bother with pull-ups? Putting it …

Try Joy Bauer's mango and green tea smoothie for a tasty energy boost

Give yourself a jolt of energy with this refreshing green tea smoothie. The combo of caffeine from the tea plus protein from the yogurt keeps you alert and focused for hours.<p>Joy Bauer's Mango-Green Tea Smoothie<p>TODAY

This Go-Big-or-Go-Home Workout Will Make You Sweat Buckets (In a Good Way)

Prepare to kick your own butt—and like it.<p>About once a week, I love to do an extra-tough workout to boost my endorphin levels, challenge my abilities, and sweat buckets. There's just nothing like a ridiculously hard sweat session to make you realize what your body is capable of—and burn way more …

Workouts

Sculpt Arms Faster With These 8 Push-Up Variations

If you want to strengthen your arms and build definition in your upper body and back, then drop and give me 20. Yep, I'm talking push-ups. Because this simple exercise is also one of the most effective. Changing up the kind of push-up you do will target different areas of your arms and back. Learn …

Workouts

The 10-Minute Standing (Yes, Standing) Core Workout

Think crunches are the only way to sculpt a stronger stomach? Think again. This super effective core workout proves that there’s no need to hit the …

10 Tips For Haircare

Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It's a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to …

The patternless pleated skirt

Photo: Elza D<p>And here it is: the pleated skirt tutorial.<p>First things first: don't be alarmed by the length of this blog post. I'm just giving you an …

Take the #Gimme5Challenge to Strengthen Your Body with Just Five Basic Moves

So freakin' simple. So freakin' awesome.<p>Hop off the treadmill, grab a seat, and check this out: Cardio is not the most effective way to reduce body fat. Without strength training, your weight-loss efforts will simply produce a smaller version of you. Is that truly what you want? Or do you want to …

Workouts

Melt Away Fat with The Metabolic Supercharge

Crank up your calorie burn and shed stubborn pounds with this full-body fat fryer<p>You have to give those last 5 to 10 pounds hanging around your middle credit: They have real staying power. Like a cold, Madonna, and hipsters, they just won’t go away.<p>But now you can kick those pigheaded pounds to the …

Workouts

Hate Crunches? 5 Better Core Exercises

While noticeable abs are an important part of building up your core muscles, they are only a small part of core training. Specialists who refer to …

30 Days of HIIT

5 of the Best Ab Workouts for a Flat Stomach

Even though fitness goals can vary greatly from one person to another, killer abs are universally coveted. When your stomach is flat and toned, you …

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken

<i>This Easy Baked Pesto Chicken is a tasty dinner that you can make with purchased pesto if you don't have any in the freezer. This recipe is low-carb,</i> …

7 moves to strengthen abs and tone your body (without crunches)

Everyone needs cardio and core work, but a long run and tons of crunches at the gym aren't necessarily the best (or most exciting) way to burn calories and work your abs.<p>This is a great workout to work at your cardiovascular health and tone your core, which combined with a healthy diet, will help …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

6 Arm Moves That Work Better Than Push Ups

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, upper body exercises to tone and tighten your arms.<p>It's not easy to do a perfect push-up. If you compromise your form, you can strain the upper-body muscles you set out to strengthen. Instead of struggling to get this exercise right, try these moves designed by …

Workouts

How to Make Sweater Mittens Out of an Old Sweater

A cold weather needs a warm remedy! And one way to care for yourself in times of chilly weather is with the help of a pair of mittens. Learn how to …

DIY cat toe shoes

I have a DIY guest post on Kittenhood today! Click here to go check it out!<p>Materials needed: Shoes (preferably plain with a round-toe and enough room …

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Do you want abs? Don’t bother working on your abs.<p>That’s right—the best way to burn fat, build muscle, and strengthen your core is a complete abs …

The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

Well, hello, crop top.<p>It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The …

Workouts

The 10 foods you should be eating for healthy hair

Stop drastic dieting, ditch sugar and load up on oysters, eggs, chicken: The 10 foods you should be eating for healthy and shiny hair<p><b>Sudden weight</b> …