Sheila Blade

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My Father the Greatest of All Time

He really wanted me and my sister to be good little Muslim girls. But I knew at an early age I did not want to follow that path.<p>My father, Muhammad …

Boxing

A No-Fail Way to Make the Best Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings are a fun party snack, but they’re not always fun for the party host. Most people can eat <i>a lot</i> of wings—especially if beer is …

Cooking

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

Yoga

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Is Your Waistline Bigger Than This Benchmark? Science Says You Need to Lose Belly Fat Fast. (You Could Add Years to Your Life)

Grab a soft tape measure, and read. You could literally live many years longer.<p>To my mind, the worst ads on the Internet are those cartoonish, animated ones about how to lose belly fat.<p>However, it turns out that belly fat is a real problem, and one of the most important indicators of whether you're …

Holistic Medicine

"Special" Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and …

Recipes

The Energizing 4-Step Morning Routine You Can Adopt Tomorrow (No Painful Wake-Up Times Required)

How to fueling the body and the mind for a non-stop day.<p>Finding the optimal morning routine has been the subject of many productivity articles of late. Some say you have to wake up at 5 a.m. (or earlier!) to really get things done. Others suggest taking your time in the morning so as to fully let …

Commuting

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Reportedly Returning $9 Million Worth of Wedding Gifts

The reason actually makes a lot of sense.<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly returning $9.3 million (£7 million) in wedding gifts because palace aides want to prevent people and companies from using the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex for publicity, <i>The Express</i> reports.<p>The reason …

Royal Family

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape and other abuse violations in sexual assault cases

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape and other abuse counts Friday, months after allegations of sexual violence and harassment toppled the once-powerful Hollywood mogul.<p>Weinstein, 66, was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct for cases …

Harvey Weinstein

What Would You Give Up to Be a Princess? Meghan Markle Sacrificed These 6 Things

She can't sign autographs, eat shellfish, or have a career.<p>As the royal wedding unfolds with all the pomp and circumstance, with the many-tiered cake and the breathtaking dress and the guest list a who's who of the wealthy and important, you might find yourself wondering what it would be like to be …

Royal Family

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Is the Hottest Drink of Summer | Real Simple

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, 8 hours or overnight.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Climate Change

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

Alternative Workouts for the Best Abs Ever

You're probably in pursuit of the perfect six-pack. Truthfully, who isn't?<p>Unfortunately, attaining the elusive bathing suit body of your dreams isn't …

Workouts

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

8 Effective Post-Workout Stretches for Your Whole Body

ICYMI, stretching is one of the most important aspects of a well-rounded fitness routine. And yet, it’s still one of the most underrated and ignored areas of physical fitness. Not only does stretching help increase flexibility, promote better coordination, and prevent injury, but it can also quite …

Yoga

Review Roundup: Critics wrinkle their noses at A Wrinkle In Time

Director Ava DuVernay took on a huge task after making her Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic <i>Selma</i>: an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘60s …

Black Panther

20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

Cooking

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

High-tech eyeglasses can give blind people the ability to see, but could the development of eyesight-improving eyedrops help eliminate the need for …

Optometry

15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

Healthy Eating

These 5 Exercises Are the Secret to Kayla Itsines's Insanely Sculpted Abs

Whether you're a gym newbie or a seasoned regular, chances are you've been in the following (somewhat awkward) situation: you make your way to the floor exercises area of your gym, ready to dominate some core work, but then you're suddenly overwhelmed by all of the options. <i>Do I grab a medicine ball</i> …

Workouts

Research Says There Are 4 Personality Types. Knowing Yours Is the Key to Success

When you know what motivates you to set yourself up for reaching your biggest goals<p>I crave blocks of unscheduled time, but I inevitably waste them when I get them. Without a deadline or a clear task, I squander this time with more list-making, planning, researching, and then sort of mindlessly …

The Secret to Juicy Shrimp

Step 1. Soak shrimp in brine.<p>Soak quickly in brine to keep lean seafood moist as it cooks and season it throughout. A solution of 1 tablespoon kosher …

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

The Brain

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Self-improvement

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …