Sara Ashton

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7 New Fitness Products That’ll Help You Get Stronger Faster

Fitness trackers are awesome. They can help you lose weight, be more active and accomplish your fitness goals. It feels like there’s a new wearable fitness tracker coming out every few months, and while we love them, there’s a lot of other amazing fitness tech out there that has *nothing* to do …

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60 Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Aside from parties and family reunions, a good chunk of the holiday season is made up of gift shopping. As if trying to find something inexpensive but thoughtful wasn’t hard enough, stepping foot in a mall during the holidays is chaos alone. So save yourself the trip (and your sanity) this year …

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7 YouTube Workouts to Complement Your Run

If you’re a runner, you know that sometimes muscles and joints feel sore, over-tired or just plain painful. Whether you’re training for your first marathon or just love logging miles on the reg, mixing in different workouts is really important. Complementary workouts prevent common running injuries …

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Hungry Girl: My 106-Calorie Pumpkin Spice Muffins Are a Healthy Way to Eat the Trend

<i>Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also</i> …

The 3 Cocktail Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Ends

Make the most of the season’s bounty with these fruity refreshments<p>Summer is coming to a close—so now’s the time to drink it up. Late summer’s juicy, ripe fruit isn’t just perfect for cobblers and jams, but fantastic in cocktails, say André and Tenaya Darlington, authors of <i>The New Cocktail Hour</i> …

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7 recipes that will turn you into a ‘Great British Baking Show’ star baker

By Becky Krystal<p>Becky Krystal<p>Reporter covering topics related to food<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There were no time restraints, no finicky tent conditions and no Judge With the Piercing Blue Eyes to intimidate me, but baking along with Season 3 of “The Great British Baking Show” on PBS was no cake walk, either.<p>…

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The Definitive Guide To Chia Seeds: Why They're Good For You + What To Do With Them

<i>The secret to being a great cook is all in understanding your ingredients.</i> The Definitive Guide To … <i>will take you beyond the recipes, giving you</i> …

A light and airy way to make the most of all that zucchini

Amy Brandwein can make you see the upside of a seasonal zucchini glut. The chef-owner of Centrolina in CityCenterDC has a knack for crafting beautiful plates using simple, good ingredients. Here, she pairs an earthy-sweet fava bean puree with airy, moist grated-zucchini pancakes, served as a …

How to Make the Flakiest Pie Dough Ever

All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes.<p>Mastering pie dough from scratch can seem like a scary, time-consuming task that always seems to end with flour all over the kitchen, dough stuck to the rolling pin, and pie that's more "rustic" than Instagram-ready. Instead of going through all that …

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41 Starbucks Secret Menu Items and How to Order Them

After years of serving as your source for all things Starbucks, we believe we've racked up enough street cred to finally reveal our curated list of the best drinks on the Starbucks Secret Menu. From Butterbeer Lattes, to Fruity Pebbles Frappuccinos—once you try one (or all) of these delicious …

Is Buying Organic Really Worth It?

Here's how organic food compares to conventional alternatives.<p>Buying organic food typically involves shelling out a premium. But is the extra pinch to the pocket actually worth it?<p>Last week, a Department of Agriculture report revealed just how much it really costs to shop organic.<p>Organic eggs, milk …

Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive

<b>How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life,</b> by Caroline Webb<p>The title <i>How to Have a Good Day</i> might …

7 Quick Ways to Make Any Soup Healthier

When it comes to weight loss, soup can be a hearty, savory weapon in your arsenal, either as a satisfying meal or an hunger-quelling appetizer. But …

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

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7 Affordable Online Stores That Are About to Become Your New Zara

Forgive me, checking account, for I have sinned.<p>It's the first-worldliest of #firstworldproblems, but shopper's block is 1) very real and 2) *very* annoying when you're in need—not want—of new clothes. Put a pause on your regular retail routine and make way for seven of the high street's newest, …

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Last Call: What's Leaving Netflix in August

Catch these must-sees before they're gone.<p><b>August 1</b><p><b>1) Houseboat (1958)</b><p>After returning home from Europe following his wife's death, Tom Winters (Cary Grant), his three kids and a nanny (Sophia Loren) find themselves living on a houseboat. Adventures both hilarious and romantic ensue.<p><b>2) Driving Miss</b> …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

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Report: Bill Belichick never believed Tom Brady's Deflategate story

Bill Belichick might not have believed everything Tom Brady told him about Deflategate.<p>It has been well over two weeks since independent investigator …

20 Must-Have Beauty Products for Your Next Vacation

Most of us may not be lucky enough to have scheduled summer breaks anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from getting a serious case of wanderlust as summer approaches. But before you can chill on a beach with a margarita in hand, there’s a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation… like picking a …

Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Travel<p>Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named …

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Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss - Healthy Smoothie Recipes To Help You Lose Weight

Smoothie recipes for weight loss is among the several key phrases that take the first of a lot of search engines upon searching for weight loss tips. …

Post-Processing Trends in Wedding Photography

Wedding photography, much like the entire business of weddings, is highly influenced by the ebb and flow of trends. They come, they go, and they’re …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.<p>There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, …

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6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

Check this list of 12 shockingly affordable paradises you can live in for peanuts... though you'll probably be packed and out the door by number seven.<p>By: John Marshall<p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small …

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This Is What Top Nutritionists Actually Eat at Home

<i>Take it from nutritionist Sarah-Jane Blackwell, RD, of Self: these eight easy dinners are diet-approved.</i><p>Registered dietitians like me have nutrition training. We complete our schooling, 1,200 supervised practice hours, and a national board examination to become certified. However, we're just like …

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

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