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Do This 4-Minute No-Equipment Workout to Flatten Abs and Shape Your Booty

We know a lot of you are working on flatter abs and a bigger booty, so why not work on both at once? This ab-and-booty combo workout only takes four minutes to sculpt, shape, tone, and strengthen . . . and there's absolutely no equipment required. You can do these moves anywhere! And with just a …

Workouts

Try a 3-Minute Workout That Targets the Upper and Lower Abs

Short on time but have big ab goals? You can fit this quick session into any part of your day, and you don't even need equipment. Try these three moves for one minute each to work the lower abs and that six-pack area; you'll be burning up, toning, and even giving your booty some love, too.<p>Lay on …

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5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies Will Forever Change Your Holiday Baking Game Plan

It's not until I tried a four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that I could believe such a feat is possible. When Philia Kelnhofer's <b>Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes</b> ($12) (published by The Countryman Press) came out, I turned straight toward the dessert section to see if I could find …

The (Surprising) Spices This Top Chef Says Every Cook Should Have at Home

For the home cook, the creation of a spice cabinet is arguably an exercise in happenstance. A dish calls for said spice; said spice is dutifully purchased. That’s to say, most of us don’t stock a spice pantry pragmatically: We create it haphazardly, spontaneously, and rather thoughtlessly—often …

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Full-Body Fitness Quickie: 20-Minute Cardio HIIT Workout

This killer HIIT workout will burn major calories while cutting some seriously sleek abs. By mixing plyo moves with core-centric planks, we keep your heart rate up and your entire body working with every move. And let us remind you, HIIT workouts are designed for you to push yourself and go at 90 …

Workouts

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Squat

<i>By Michael Schletter for Life by Daily Burn</i><p><i>Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn</i><p>If you're no stranger to the gym, chances are the squat is a part of your regular routine. Not only does this powerful exercise build muscle in your lower body, it strengthens your upper half (abs included!) as well. But if …

Workouts

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

9 Beginner-Friendly Strength Routines To Try If You’re Just Getting Back Into Working Out

If you’re easing back into a regular training routine after a few months off (or for the first time, no judgments here!), you want to be smart about …

Exercise

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Chris Gallo<p>Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon<p>When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to …

This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

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Dessert

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I was raised on a macrobiotic diet, but my parents were fanatical about their …

10 Perfect Answers To Non-Vegetarians Who Think Vegetarian Food Is Boring

source: appybistro<p>Roasted eggplant seasoned in ghee of your choice, preferably mustard oil, with red chillies, chopped onion and tomatoes, this dish …

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The 25 Best Carbs That Will Uncover Your Abs

Imagine if you could tell your friends you’re on a hot new diet, the one all the celebs are doing for rapid weight loss. It’s name? Not Atkins. Not …

Fitness and Diet Tips to Get the Best Body of Your Life From the Hottest Celeb Trainer

Christine Bullock is one of the most inspirational celebrity fitness trainers in Los Angeles with a wealth of knowledge regarding exercise, health and nutrition. I recently met her at a press event in Santa Monica earlier this summer where she taught an incredible fitness class followed by a Q and …

Fitness

How to Make Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding at Home

If you can't make it to NYC to get a taste of the world renowned banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery, here's something that's pretty darn close.<p>The recipe: EASY. The result: CRAY. This pudding is a dessert game changer. You're welcome.<p><b>Magnolia Banana Pudding</b><p><b>Prep Time:</b> 30 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 4-24 hours …

Dessert

The 20 Most Weight Loss Friendly Foods on the Planet

Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories …

Nutrition

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

<b>2. Flaxseeds</b><br>Rich in protein and fiber, these little seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines in the skin. <i>The British Journal of Nutrition</i> reported that participants in one study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s daily in 6 weeks experienced …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

The Secret Ingredient for Fudgier Brownies

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Watch KatieQ make fudgy, gooey brownies—sans dairy and gluten.</i><p>Make these brownies, take a bite, and you'll be amazed at how fudgy they are—and then …

Best-of-Both-Worlds Vegan Carrot Cake

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Rethink what you know about vegan frosting, and then slather it on carrot cake.</i><p>Carrot cake is the rare dessert that allows you to satisfy both the angel and the devil …

12 Foods to Look Better Naked

According to adult toy company Adam & Eve, 41 percent of American adults prefer to get busy in the dark. Although that stat isn't particularly …

YouTube star Michelle Phan's Ipsy startup hits 1M paid members

The Internet makeup guru's service, which mails pouches of beauty samples to $10-a-month subscribers, will ship a milestone 1 million of the "glam bags" next month.<p>Ipsy, the beauty-sample startup of YouTube star Michelle Phan, isn't itsy anymore.<p>Next month, Ipsy will mail 1 million so-called glam …

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Almond-and-Orange Yogurt Cake

Semolina is a coarse-ground flour made from durum wheat. Look for it in the baking section of your supermarket or health-food store.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (Pizookie).

<i>A decadent, melty, vegan and gluten free chocolate chip skillet cookie is the perfect dessert to enjoy with your family!</i><p><i>Disclosure: This post is</i> …

Dessert

Quick And Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate lava cakes are a fabulous dessert with an oozing dark chocolate inside and a crispy brownie outside that melts in your mouth. Plus, you …

Dessert