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50 Ways to Shrink Your Belly

With Spring officially upon us—save for the last inevitable rogue blizzard—you’ve probably begun to think about how it’s time to emerge from hiding …

Nutrition

What's the difference between a cobbler and a crisp, a buckle and a Betty?

As a lover of desserts, I am always excited to scan a dessert menu and find a warm, baked fruit dessert topped with a buttery, crispy topping and a …

Baking

Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)</i><p>Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this …

Dessert

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Press mixture onto bottom of a …

Dessert

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

Slow Cookers

A Little Love Goes a Long Way: Basic French Macarons

Perhaps it's the rainbow of cheerful hues, the adorable two-bite size, or — most likely — the perfect crisp-chewy texture, but I just can't get enough of French macarons. Even when I'm stuffed to the gills, I can always make room for these tiny, delicate pastries.<p>True, macarons can be temperamental …

Dessert

Jack and Coke Sheet Cake

A decadent but easy-to-make dessert combines two Southern classics<p>This rich chocolate cake is included in the new cookbook, <b>The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist</b>. Coke helps make it moist, and a toot of Tennessee’s Jack Daniel’s sour mash whiskey helps even more.<p>Ingredients<p>For …

Dessert

11 Truly Masterful Horror Films That Came Out in 2017

We're finally closing the door on 2017, and the force of the horror movie genre is stronger than ever. With a sizable slate of scary flicks this year, we expected a haul of quality movies to keep us going. The final months of the year have yielded some standouts, but we were pretty much screaming …

Horror

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together first 2 ingredients and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in a glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

Dessert

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

If Your Period Is the F*cking Worst, at Least These Memes Will Make You Feel Better

Periods, amiright?! From crippling cramps to moodiness, sobbing at diaper commercials, wanting to punch everyone in the frickin' face, and wanting to eat ALL THE CHOCOLATE, if your period makes you feel like a completely different person, you're not alone. It sucks. But these will make you feel …

Memes

Easy Crock Pot Beef and Mushroom Stew

There's nothing quite like a warm and comforting stew to come home to after a day of work or play. A hearty stew is especially welcome on a cold …

Cooking

Cornmeal Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl or 1-cup glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 …

Dessert

The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together flour, …

Baking

Follow Up After a Job Interview With This Email

It's very important to follow up after a job interview, because even if you think the interview went badly, keeping in touch may improve the interviewer's perception of you. It reflects persistence, and it's also polite to thank the hiring manager after the interview. Remember to also send the note …

Employment

Smoke This, Pass That: The Best Types of Weed For Different Activities

When people tell me they don't like smoking weed, my first question (after my initial shock and disbelief) is always, "What kind did you smoke though?" Nine times out of 10, they have no idea. While most people are familiar with the two main strains (sativa, the upper, and indica, the downer), many …

5 Moves to Trim Your Thighs

The leg-baring fashions of Summer inspired us to round up our favorite thigh-trimming exercises. These moves will strengthen and tone your legs!

Yoga

These 6 Microwaveable Desserts Are Genius For When Sugar Cravings Strike

These will change. your. life.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1 tablespoon brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>⅛ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon vanilla<p>3 tablespoons flour<p>2 tablespoons chocolate chips<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Add butter, sugars, baking powder, salt, …

14 Fruity Slab Pies That’ll Feed an Army at Your Next Cookout

Just when you think your love for pie couldn’t get <i>any</i> more real, you discover slab pies. They’re just what they sound like: big slabs of fruity and crusty goodness perfect for feeding a crowd and take all the fuss out of baking a pie. Throw out that pie dish and dust off your biggest baking sheet, …

Baking

Get Strong, Defined Arms With This 100-Rep Arm Workout

Ten moves. 10 reps each. Sounds simple enough, but man, your arms will be toast after completing 100 reps without a rest. Modify this workout to fit your ability level by using two- to 10-pound dumbbells. Use the same size dumbbell for all 10 exercises (I used eight-pounders), or switch between …

PopSugar

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Food

50 Picnic Salad Ideas

Don't forget the sides! Round out your menu with these crowd-pleasers from Food Network Magazine.<p>Pimiento Macaroni Salad (No. 2)<p>Cook 1 pound …

My Biscuit Recipe Is Full of Fluff

There was a time when I used the terms <i>flaky</i> and <i>fluffy</i> interchangeably when describing biscuits. I didn't realize then their inherent differences.<p>Then …

Breakfast

Work Your Inner Thighs With This Simple No-Equipment Exercise

Just a few reps of this exercise will set your inner thighs on FIRE — in the best way!<p>This incredible low-impact bodyweight move is a surefire way to tone your legs, with no equipment necessary. Here's how to do it!<p>Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over it. Rest …

3-Ingredient Pineapple Soft Serve

Step 1<p>Combine pineapple, banana, and coconut milk in a food processor or blender and pulse, scraping down sides with a rubber spatula, until smooth. …

Pineapple

Full-Body Circuit Workout With Weights

Why do we love circuit workouts? It's simple: they torch calories while building muscle. So we created this efficient full-body circuit that combines several exercises to work multiple body parts at once. And since you can easily do this workout in the comfort of your living room, it's …

Workouts

Your Arms and Abs Will Transform After This 2-Week Challenge

Plank is one of the most effective total-body moves, so here's a new challenge for you to conquer — a five-minute plank. Since holding a straight-up plank wouldn't be any fun (and could end up causing an injury), this challenge mixes up five basic variations to not only tone your abs and arms, but …

PopSugar

No Equipment, No Gym, Just Calorie Burning — Let's Go!

Cross jacks are an excellent way to get your heart rate up, but this variation of jumping jacks really rocks your inner thighs, making it an awesome toning exercise, too!<p>Here's how to do it — no need for equipment, a gym, or even much space in your home. Get ready to sweat!<p>Stand with your feet …

Exercise