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7 Ways To Reduce The Cortisol In Your Body

<i>The stress hormone, cortisol, is public health “enemy number one.” Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels: interfere with</i> …


Italian Food

6 things to do if you want to wake up before 6 a.m. feeling refreshed

The hardest part of becoming an early riser is creating the routine, or as the book "T he Power of Habit" calls it, a "Habit Loop."<p>By creating a cue to remind yourself you are beginning a new routine that will eventually lead to reward, you yourself can become the early bird and reap the many …


30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …


40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.


A 3-Minute Workout That Burns Belly Fat

Even you have time to tone up.<p>If you use your time efficiently, you don't need to spend hours on abs exercises to sculpt an enviable core. Fire up your abs in just three minutes with this high-intensity workout, designed by BFX Studio trainer Bianca Vesco to raise your heart rate and burn belly fat …

How to get the benefits of meditation at the office without meditating

The below comes from Matthew E. May, the author of "Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking."<p>May, whose new book will be available at the end of May, recently wrote an enlightening New York Times piece on the subject of mindfulness in advance of "Winning the Brain Game's" …


Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …


Infographic: The ultimate English grammar cheat sheet

Whether you’re learning English as a second language or even it is your native tongue, English grammar can be seriously confusing. Come on, at least …

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants the rapper B.o.b. to know that the Earth is not flat

Uh oh, B.o.b., you're in trouble now.<p>Everyone's favorite science-explaining astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, posted a series of tweets directed …

The Classic French Dish That's Perfect for Snowy Days

In the south of France is the historical Languedoc region, home to vineyards, rolling mountains dotted with cliffs (and sheep), and one of the most comforting dishes in the world.<p>A cassoulet, traditionally made with white beans and some sort of sausage, is covered and cooked <i>slowly</i> so that all of …

A European City So Beautiful, China Made A Replica of It

Hiding deep in the Dachstein mountains, not too far from Salzburg, is a small town that has the charm of something out of a fairytale.<p>Picture a one-church town, surrounded by towering mountains, sitting beside a glasslike lake; the only thing you hear are trickles of ice-cold water running from a …

European Travel

Ford tells Trump his role as US president in a film 'was just a movie'

Harrison Ford has told US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that his role as the US president in Air Force One was just "a movie".<p>Speaking to The New York Times recently, Trump praised Ford's role as a heroic president in the film.<p>He told the newspaper: "My favourite was Harrison Ford …

Donald Trump

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in China

A National Science Foundation dig in the Gobi Desert has discovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, which was about the size of a spaniel.


Yes, You Can Make Cheese Out Of Greek Yogurt. Here's How.

Cheese-making is often thought as an activity best left in the hands of professionals -- it involves live enzymes, after all -- but this is not always the case. Some cheeses are so easy to make at home it's a shame you haven't been making (and eating) them your whole life. Namely, Greek yogurt …


Fitness Guru Anna Victoria Shares Her Perfect Day of Eating

The Instagram star and creator of Fit Body Guides takes us through a day in the life in her kitchen.<p>In 2012, California native Anna Victoria was living in China when she decided to take on the health and sleep problems she'd been having from a lifetime of eating junk food and get well from the …