Sonya Collins

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Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

I Lost 23 Pounds in Two Months and Here's How

This was my two months journey and I gained something more valuable than a slimmer waist.<p>March 21, 2018<p>If you're reading this, you're probably …

Fitness

Follow This Menu for 2 Weeks and Lose All The Accumulated Fat With No Exercise At All!

It is easy to follow and gives amazing results in only 2 weeks. You don’t need to prepare anything special just include more fresh ingredients that …

A Carne Asada Breakfast Hash Everyone Will Love

It’s not easy for me to get Tex-Mex food up here in Oregon. Shocker right? So, slowly over the years I have figured out how to make my own Tex-Mex. …

Cooking

Our Take on P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

It's the iconic dish you'll see on almost every table at P.F. Chang's. It's layered with complex flavors, fun to eat, and surprisingly simple to make at home. What is it we're talking about? It's P.F. Chang's chicken lettuce wraps, of course! Watch the video to see our take on this must-try …

Skip the crunches – here’s how to really work your core

So you want to strengthen your core – join the club. "The core" is part of every fitness class that we all love to hate, and we feel ripped off if we don't work it. Am I right? The endless crunches, the two-minute plank holds and the straight leg lowers are what we want because we think if we feel …

Research Shows This Is How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Repeat: Every little bit counts!<p>The weight-loss news making headlines these days is anything but hopeful. The recent article in New York Times …

'The Crazy Way I Paid Off My Mortgage Fast'

The average American homeowner owes $164,217 on his mortgage. That's a hefty sum, which explains why most of us chip away at paying it back over, oh, 30 years. And yet, certain homeowners pay off their mortgage at a much faster clip -- and it's not because they're millionaires, either.<p>Check out the …

Real Estate
Personal Finance

When Filing Taxes Separately From Your Spouse Makes Sense

You don't have to share everything<p>If you’re a newlywed this tax season, you may be filing together with your spouse for the first time. The …

Retirement

Fasting for weight loss? Here’s why scientists say it works long-term

For the past 12 years, Dr. Steve Mount hasn’t eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Those days are earmarked for fasting.<p>In 2004, he read a …

A 12-Week Fat Loss Plan: Phase One

You’ve spent hundreds of dollars on programs, books, and workout videos. <b>You’ve stuck to plans for 2-90 days, only to burn out and resort to old ways</b>. …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

5 Exceptional Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money Management

This post appeared first on The Savvy Scot<p>Although we value education, we almost never teach our kids about financial education. This can often lead them to make money mistakes in the future that can become burdensome for both you and your family. When your child finishes university and he starts …

Personal Finance

Stop Spending So Much on Food

Eat more on less.<p>True or false? Coupons always save you money.<p>When you shop for groceries, money-saving “wisdom” you’ve heard in the past shops with …

Personal Finance

13 Ways to Hide Outdoor Eyesores

Having air conditioning, water on demand, and electricity in our homes are all wonderful things, but they require bulky and unsightly machines and …

Home Improvement

The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Workout | Men's Health

That’s probably why it’s one of the most popular workouts ever. You’ll see it used in CrossFit boxes, home workout DVDs, fitness bootcamps, team sports, and personal training sessions.<p>Here’s the thing, though: In Dr. Tabata’s original study, he had elite cyclists do 20-second, all-out sprints …

Here's what happens to your debt after you die

That may be reassuring to a lot of consumers. According to a new survey of 1,004 U.S. adults from CreditCards.com, 1 in 5 Americans believe his or her debt will never be paid off.<p>But less reassuring: Your debt could cause headaches for your descendants, depending how you handle things — and how …

Personal Finance

How Much Should I Weigh: Other Measurements

Method 2: Waist-hip ratio (WHR)<p>A waist-hip measurement is the ratio of the circumference of your waist to that of your hips. You measure the smallest …

What to Do Every Hour to Lose Weight All Day

Get closer to your goal weight by bedtime with this around-the-clock workout and diet guide<p>Losing weight isn't about doing one good thing like going …

Apple Cinnamon Spiced Crescent Rolls Recipe

<i>Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. All opinions are my own.</i><p>Thanksgiving is approaching soon and I’m already …

Baking

Modern Thanksgiving Dinner

1 of 7<p><b>Spiced Winter Wine</b><p>This pot of simmering mulled wine seasoned with cinnamon, orange and vanilla makes the whole house smell like fall.<p>2 of</b> …

14 Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving That Are Just Sweet Enough

Forget the turkey—the centerpiece of my childhood Thanksgivings was always the sweet potato casserole made by a family friend. It was light, fluffy, and just sweet enough, with nary a mini marshmallow in sight. (In fact, it took me years to discover that marshmallows were a typical ingredient in …

Cooking

Simple "Pumpkin Rolls" - Thistlewood Farm

<b>Did you know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow?</b><p><i>Can you even believe it?</i><p>Doesn’t it just seem like we were watching fireworks and swatting mosquitos and …

Wine and Garlic Turkey Baste

If you want a turkey for the holidays, or anytime for that matter that looks like this, then try this recipe for the baste! Even better than the way …