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Track Cycling

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Mason Jar Recipes You'll Want to Take Everywhere

Courtesy of <i>150 Best Meals in a Jar</i> by Tanya Linton<p>Asian Vegetable and Tofu Soup<p>Forget having miso soup delivered to the office or heating up a sad …

Healthy Eating

We Made Cupcakes Four Ways So You Didn't Have To, But Actually You Should

CAKE, CAKE, CAKE.<p><b>Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes</b><br>Makes 12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 box red velvet cake mix, prepared according to package instructions<p>16 oz cream cheese<p>1 cup powdered sugar<p>2 tsp vanilla extract<p>2 cups cream cheese frosting<p><b>PREPARATION</b><br>Preheat oven to 375°F<p>In a large bowl, prepare the red velvet cake …

15 Easy Desserts You Can Make From Boxed Cake Mix

Your favorite dessert, reinvented.<p><i>Original article by Aly Sebold for Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, check out Spoon University.</b>

8 foods and drinks that look vegetarian but may use animal products

At issue is isinglass, a gelatin-like substance derived from the fish that helps filter the beer.<p>Guinness is certainly not alone in using animals in its product line, though.<p>Countless other companies rely on a dizzying variety of animal ingredients to manufacture their foods and beverages.<p>Here's a …

Beverages

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find …

Healthy Eating

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>18<p>Sat<p>Featuring Special Guest Locash<p>Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, …

Foo Fighters

This Is the Secret Recipe to Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft, chewy, chocolaty ... and super-easy to make.<p>People lose their minds over Starbucks' latest drinks (ahem, smoked butterscotch latte) and its off-the-menu Frappuccinos, but there's one menu item that's seriously underrated: Its chocolate chunk cookies.<p>They're consistently soft and chewy without …

8 irresistibly easy cupcake recipes

1 of 8<p>Previous<p>Next<p>Pin<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Photo, Roberto Caruso.<p>Chocolate cupcake with marshmallow frosting<p>A secretly good-for-you cupcake?! It's full of …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Best Quesadilla Recipes

Quesadillas have been a staple of Mexican cuisine since colonial times. Cooks take pliant corn tortillas made from masa flour and fill them with a …

17 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Casserole Recipes to Enjoy on Meatless Mondays

If there’s a one-dish answer to all those #MeatlessMondays when you just don’t have enough time to cook after work, vegetarian casserole recipes are it. That’s right, no more dissatisfied Monday nights spent eating potato chips in bed because that stir-fry just didn’t cut it. Vegetarian casseroles …

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

11 Easy Soup Recipes to Make This Week

As much as we’ve enjoyed the extra-long Indian summer, we are so excited to finally feel the chill in the air. Especially if it means we can wear our over-the-knee boots and cozy fall coats. Chilly weather, we’re ready for you. There is nothing better on a cold and blustery day than warming up your …

13 Breakfast Potato Recipes to Start Your Morning Right

I've always seen breakfast as just an excuse to eat more potatoes. I'll skip sweets, like pancakes and waffles, and dive straight into the savory …

13 Mini Thanksgiving Desserts Almost Too Cute to Eat

They say it’s the little things in life that mean the most, and these tiny treats are certainly no exception. If you're stuffed from a large …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

A 21-Day Detox To Balance Your Hormones & Help You Feel Vibrant

Sometimes it takes more than mere cleaning up of your diet to balance your hormones — and that means detox. While the length at which a woman should …

One-Bowl Baking Wonders

Those French bakers know a thing or two; this supremely simple cake uses just one bowl but produces an irresistible cake with a crisp, dense, almost shortbready texture.

The Great British Bake Off's most scrumptious recipes: Seven classic cakes you MUST try

THREE-LAYER BANANA CAKE<p>Light muscovado sugar adds a toffee flavour to this simple, all-in-one vanilla sponge.<p>Makes 1 large cake<p>Kit you'll need:<p>For …

JumbleJoy

Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easter is a fun holiday that is all about candy and color. It’s also about a variety of religious traditions, but even those who don’t participate in …

Healthy Baking Substitutions

Recipes

15 Genius Ways To Maximize A Small Space

You don't have to feel claustrophobic ever again.<p>The struggle of finding room for all your stuff is real. Whether you live in a studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room, these small space design ideas will save your life. After all, no one ever complained about having too <i>much</i> space.

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination of fat, flavor, and comfort. Who needs detox?</i><p>Year round, …