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Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

The Best Shoulder Workout To Reshape Your Arms

You totally have 30 minutes for this.<p>Whether you're looking forward to rocking a spring triathlon or the new halter in your closet, you're going to want your arms to be on point. And when it comes to a strong, sculpted upper body, focusing your training on your shoulders will give you the best bang …

Diastasis Recti Is The Condition Affecting Almost All Moms

After my second baby was born five years, I was told that I was the proud owner of a diastasis recti a little more than two finger widths wide. I had …

Olive Oil Orange Cake {Dairy-Free}

A simple and delicious dairy-free Olive Oil Orange Cake is light and fluffy with a strong orange flavor.<p>To finish 2017 in style here’s an easy …

Recipes

21 Of The Best Feminist Books Of 2017

Let's get 📚 lit 📚<p>2017 was a bang on year for feminist victories. From the Women’s March in January and the subsequent record number of women running for political offices, to the #MeToo movement, 2017 has been a remarkable year for women.<p>That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of some of the best …

Books

14 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Right Now

Turning up your body's fat-burning power doesn't have to mean spending hours at the gym. These lifestyle tweaks spark your metabolism instantly.

18 Effective Energy Boosters

Find out how health experts navigate eating at restaurants.<p>Find out which butters are the best (and healthiest) to purchase at the grocery store.<p>An …

6 Ways to Beat the Urge to Binge-Snack

These tips will help you avoid overdoing it.

Nutrition

7 Things Healthy People Do Every Morning

My alarm is set to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. It’s impossible to not smile when this song plays. This, combined with the other habits …

12 Ways to Revamp Your Self-Worth

When you have spent significant time in any type of unhealthy emotional environment it is easy to lose track of your worth. If you were given too little, you may view yourself as not good enough. If you have been starving for the love you never received you may be extremely hard on yourself and …

Happiness

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

Yes, stomach pudge may be stubborn, but here are a slew of research-proven ways to dump it for good.

Here's What a Perfectly Balanced Week of Workouts Looks Like

Plan a smarter week of workouts to give your routine—and results—a major boost.<p>With benefits like better quality sleep, a boost in brainpower, and …

​4 Women Share Exactly What They Did To Get Insanely Toned Arms

Steal their tricks to see your own results.<p>Take a look around your local gym or simply Google Michelle Obama, and you'll know that arm envy is a legit thing. Fortunately, killer biceps and triceps aren't just for those who are genetically #blessed. In fact, you don't even need to have a gym …

This Is The Best Way To Get Visibly-Toned Arms, According To Research

You could see results in as little as two weeks...<p>Our arms are a very interesting part of our body: Unlike our legs, whose muscles activate when we’re standing, walking, even sitting, our arms rarely do much unless we make them. It’s only when we’re pushing, pulling, or lifting that the muscles …

White Chocolate Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tort

<b>Crust:</b><p>1 cup almonds<br>• 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted<br>• 1/4 cup cacao powder<p>Pulse almonds in food processor until finely chopped.<p>Add melted coconut oil …

This Is How Much Strength Training You Should Actually Do Every Week

Master your strength workout once and for all.<p>At <i>Women's Health</i>, #WHStrong isn't just a hashtag. It's a reminder to never underestimate your strength—mental or physical. Research shows we might need a bit of an assist on the latter. A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> …

Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves – they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves<p>I recently had the privilege of circling the world to write a book about libraries. My timing was excellent: after a short-lived e-books scare, physical books …

Books

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

The year of the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution has seen a number of new works published on Russian history, and our list this week includes two of them: Yuri Slezkine’s “The House of Government,” about an apartment complex in Moscow built for the Bolshevik elite; and the Nobel Prize winner …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

The 20 Most Effective Bodyweight Moves For Strong, Toned Muscles

While lifting weights is great for building muscle and helping with weight loss, don't discount the benefits of basic bodyweight moves! They often …

Weight Loss

7 Sweet and Savory Coconut Recipes That Taste Like a Vacation in Your Mouth

As much as we hate to admit it, the end of summer is sneaking up on us. The longest day of the year has passed, and the temperatures are starting to …

Jane Austen’s 6 novels defy rankings. Here’s what each one does best.

Whenever Jane Austen comes up, her fans immediately feel the impulse to start ranking her novels and arguing over which one is best. It’s a reasonable inclination: There are only six completed Austenbooks, so you can get comprehensive easily, and arguing over rankings is always fun.<p>The downside is …

Who is qualified to teach English? by Amy Thompson

The answer, of course, is someone who is a competent user of English with specific training in the field of language pedagogy.<p>Why, then, do we still …

10 evergreen classic novels you’ll never tire of revisiting

We Are Not Hysterical: 18 Strong Female Voices You Should Read

Strand Book Store staff recommends reads by outspoken women.<p>For every positive attribute a woman may possess ― strength, persistence, decisiveness ― there seems to be a popularly used synonym that casts the same quality in a negative light. Women who lead may be painted as curt, loud or cold ― or, …

Feminism

'I Did A 30-Day Pushup Challenge—Here's What Happened'

"The first few days were unexpectedly tough."<p>There's a reason military sergeants demand pushups as a form of punishment. They are effing hard, can knock even the fittest off their feet—okay, toes—and seem to be designed to reveal weaknesses. So much so that fitness editors have been guilty of …

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire

Nearly half of Brits think we should be proud of our colonial heritage.<p>Ministers have had a tough time working out who Britain's new trading partners will be after it leaves the EU. At one point it was reported that the British government was hoping to reach out to countries that were once part of …