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The Tangy Peanut Snack You'll Want to Eat by the Handful

How to make Win Son's signature bar snack at home.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is Trigg Brown's recipe for the roasted peanuts</i> …

Spices

These Buttery Crumb Muffins Will Rival Your Favorite Bakery

<b>Heat the oven and prepare the muffin tins.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line a standard 12-well muffin tin with paper …

How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?

Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from …

Study: Trying to Lose Weight? Mindful Eating Can Help

According to recent research, practicing mindful eating can have some real benefits for people trying to lose weight. Susan Albers, PsyD …

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

The vitamin that will change your skin

Vitamin C is one of the most researched and applauded anti-ageing ingredients. It’s known to boost collagen production, improve skin tone and help prevent UV damage, all thanks to its antioxidant properties (which means it defends against free radicals that cause premature ageing). Yet it wasn’t …

A Dumbbell Complex Workout to Build Muscle and Quickly Shed Fat

It happens all too often: You arrive at the gym, foam roller in hand, with your favorite tunes blasting through your headphones, ready to conquer …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Complete Beginners Guide To Weight Training

Building Muscle 101's Complete Beginners Guide To Weight Training<p>About the guide<p>This guide is meant for those of you who are brand new to weight …

5 foods you should never eat just before going to bed

Healthy sleep is trending and, as odd as it may sound, finding ways to sleep more efficiently is one of the latest crazes in the world of health and fitness. There are unusual beverages that can help you fall asleep and there are even a bunch of <b>snacks you can eat before bed in order to help you</b> …

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Apps

We Tried It: Rachel McAdams’ High-Intensity Circuit Training Class - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>What Is It:</b> Training Mate is a HIIT circuit training class founded by Luke Milton, a celebrity trainer and former captain of the Australian Rugby …

How To Use Himalayan Salts To Improve Air Quality, Remove Headaches, and Sleep Better Tonight

Himalayan salts has had a place at our table for some time now. When used in the kitchen pink Himalayan salt has a ton of benefits, from lowering …

Running 101: A Beginner's Guide

<b>Running Basics</b><p>How fast should I run? How will it feel? What should I eat? Could I do a race? Trying a new activity like running can bring a certain …

Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month<p>February smashed a century of global temperature records by “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa.<p>The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a single …

Climate Change

12 Oral Sex Problems Only Twentysomething Women Understand

Because god-willing, after 30, these stop being a thing.<p><b>1. Being totally unsure about whether or not you even want him to go down on you because you've been taught that your vagina smells like fish or some crap.</b> So then you spend all of this wasted time thinking oral sex and your own body are gross …

The letter you always wanted to write<p>I am not entirely sure where to start – this October, we will have been married for five years. For the life of me, I cannot remember why I even agreed. We never proposed or let alone spoke to each other. I was not coerced into marriage, neither were you. We …

Relationships

I spent 10 days in silent meditation in India. Here’s what I learned.

As of two weeks ago, I had never meditated more than 10 minutes in my entire life, and sitting still for even that long was like trying to teach …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Is this meditation or just masturbation?

While most people would connect orgasms with sex, at the OneTaste Orgasmic Meditation clinic in New York City, practitioners emphasize a different …

Meditation

9 Books To Read If You Struggle With Anxiety

Managing anxiety can be a giant pain in the *ss. If you have social anxiety, for instance, then it can take a tremendous amount of effort to calm …

The Shortest, Sweetest Workout You’ll Ever Do

But don't let that fool you—it is intense.<p>With the right moves, you can crush an effective sweat sesh for your whole body that improves your strength, endurance, flexibility, and power.<p>So what are these magical exercises? Well, if I could do only one move for the rest of my life, it would be the …

Workouts

7 great meatball recipes

Meatballs: classic comfort food, easy and versatile, and enormously fun to eat. Add them to pasta or soups, stuff them in sandwiches or savor them on their own, each one like a miniature meatloaf. Here are seven of our favorite recipes.<p><b>Loaded meatballs</b><p>In this variation, the meatballs are served …

Could This Natural Supplement Be the Answer to Antidepressant Dependency?

Investigating the mysterious natural supplement that has been a wonder drug for many, even though nobody seems to know very much about it.<p>Mental health is so underfunded in the UK that pills can be used as the quick-fix option. In 2014/15, 57.8 million prescriptions for antidepressants or selective …

The Death of My Father Inspired Me to Lose 75 Pounds

After my dad died of a heart attack, I decided that enough was enough.<p><i>Two hundred five.</i><p>The first time I saw the number, I thought <i>for sure</i> it was from the last time my husband weighed himself; there was no way I weighed that much. Satisfied that something was definitely wrong with the scale, I …

Amazing Benefits Of Pineapple (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit. They can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. Apart from being a popular ingredient for a wide …

Ten of the healthiest herbs and spices to keep you fighting fit

Herbs and spices are an easy way to add healthy elements to your diet.<p>Now that it's autumn, flu season isn't far off and there's plenty you could be …