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How to build a better smoothie, according to a nutritionist

Diet & Fitness<p>Smoothies seem super healthy — and they can be — if you do it right.<p>If you’re turning to smoothies as part of your strategy to lose weight or take your healthy eating up a notch, your menu may need a little attention. Done right, smoothies can make nutritious sense, packing satisfying …

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Mama's Deeply Chocolate Cake

Rich, moist, chocolatey, and really yummy! That’s my mama’s favorite dessert that she usually prepares for holidays and other special occasions. …

Dessert

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

5 Great Dutch Ovens + 17 Recipes to Put Them to Work

Of all the cookware I own, there is nothing I use more often than my Dutch oven. It's the workhorse of the kitchen, making almost anything from …

3 inflammation-fighting beverages wellness influencers love to drink

With so many different diets out there, how do you know which one is for you? Should you go vegan? Paleo? Ketogenic? It’s a question Wanderlust …

13 Feel-Good Novels You're Going to Love

If A MAN CALLED OVE made you feel good, so will this novel about a 69-year-old man whose simple, routine lifestyle is disrupted when he finds an …

The Mediterranean diet-approved dish a globe-trotting TV star and her daughter are obsessed with

In the same pan you made the lamb meatballs, heat up two more tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the onions and season well with salt and pepper.<p>When …

Here's How to Lose Arm Fat and Achieve Those Toned Muscles You're After

Let's face it: even if you're a devoted fitness junkie who eats well and is in relatively good shape, chances are you've got that one body part you're constantly looking to perfect. Even the thinnest among us have likely longed for lean, toned arms at one point, and the good news is that even if …

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Main meals

The sun is out at last, so what better time to get in shape and lose some of the fat that may have been building up during the colder months?<p>Too much …

Call Off the Hunt! We Found the Official Haircut of Summer 2018

Are we the only ones who like a little length during the summer? It might sound counterintuitive to let those bobs grow into lobs with another …

7 Literary Novels That Sparkle With the Magical and Surreal

<i>If you've ever wondered what you'd actually do in zombie apocalypse, immerse yourself in this list of speculative fiction where the big "what ifs"</i> …

Meera Sodha’s recipe for vegan chocolate, date and coffee cake

The joy of cake-baking is that it is simultaneously selfish and generous. Selfish in that a cake can be finely tuned to your exact preferences to create your perfect flavour, texture and appearance; and generous in that, by their very nature, all cakes are best when shared (unless your name is …

Recipes

Weight Loss: 5 Best Summer Detox Waters To Burn Fat Quicker

Summers are an ideal time to lose weight. Make these detox waters to aide quick fat burn.<p>Summers are an ideal time to lose weight. We tend to eat …

10 diet-friendly snacks under 250 calories that can help you lose weight

10 diet-friendly snacks under 250 calories that can help you lose weight<p>Getty Images<p>Your diet could make or break your weight loss journey. Even if …

17 Travel Bloggers On The One Place You Should Visit

When spring first hits, you might find yourself daydreaming about the one place you've always wanted to go to, but have never had a chance to visit. …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

American College of Sports Medicine

18 Books Hermione Granger Would Want You To Read

Of all the book-loving book characters there are to love in literature, Hermione Granger has got to be one of my absolute favorites. She’s the lady …

White Chicken Chili Dip You Can Seriously Eat for Dinner

White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed <br>1/4 cup sour cream or …

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The 10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know

Is your cleaning mantra "When in doubt, douse it in bleach"? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can't …

Scientists Are Investigating Facial Exercises to Make You Look Younger

It's as weird as it sounds.<p>When it comes to ageing, many of us would like to look younger, but most anti-ageing remedies not only aren't back up by …

11 Meat-Free Wraps You Should Meal Prep For Work

You don't have to be committed to a vegetarian life to enjoy a meat-free meal once in a while. If the meaty barbecues of the Summer are taking their toll, take a break from meat with these meal prep-friendly wraps that are full of delicious vegetables, legumes, and pulses. They're perfect to pack …

Sun-Dried Tomato

14 Truly Beginner Exercises That Every Newbie Should Try — No Equipment Needed

Beginning your fitness journey and have no idea where to start? We gotchu. These truly beginner moves will allow you to build strength and create a mind-body connection while you get comfortable with exercise. No dumbbells or fancy machines required: just you, your bodyweight, and a little space to …

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

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4 Minute Workout That Replaces 1 Hour in the Gym

Going to the gym is a chore for a lot of people. Here’s a few reasons why most people hate going to the gym:1. Paying a membership fee<br>2. Travelling …

A Strengthening and Heart-Pumping Workout That Will Only Take You 15 Minutes

Don't waste your time on a long, boring, mundane workout. Here's an eight-move bodyweight workout that moves fast and targets all the major muscle …

30 charming European villages almost too cute to be real

Picture yourself in a quaint European village. You're wandering around aimlessly, taking in your surroundings, when you stumble across a narrow, cobblestone road. Colorful cottages cluster around the zig-zagging path. You can almost see donkey-drawn carts stuffed with flowers and veggies rumbling …

12 Books That Are Perfect For Your Daily Commute

Once upon a time, I lived in a city where I had a job that required a daily commute — one that was known to take anywhere from 18 to 90 minutes, …

Lemon Lush Recipe

"A family friend shared this lemon and cream cheese dessert with me. It has been a hit with our family now for all our get-togethers."<p>Ingredients<p>2 …