Tamara Shumaker

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The Best Places To Go In 2016: Tips From The World's Hottest Luxury Travel Company

Since its founding in 2005, bespoke travel company Black Tomato has distinguished itself amongst a sea of competitors thanks to its knack for devising adventures that push the limits of travel for a discerning and sophisticated clientele. In 2015 alone, it sent clients—who range from young, …

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The Perfect One-Bite Holiday Dessert

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, makes the simplest holiday dessert.</i><p>Most days, I look forward to baking. I love seeing a slow, leisurely morning stretched out ahead of me and filling it with a recipe. I cream butter and sugar meditatively, sift my …

Victoria's Secret Angels Workout: The Models' Full-Body Pilates Workout

If you've ever wondered how the Victoria's Secret Angels stay in shape, consider this an early holiday present: Gina Papalia and Angilique Campbell of Grasshopper Pilates—the force behind the Angels' killer bodies—shared the models' workout secrets for sculpted arms, toned abs, and a rockin' …

3 Exercises for Instant Strength

<b>Perhaps, especially if you know me and my affinity for moving my body, you might have expected a different sort of list than what follows.</b><p>Instead, what follows are a few of my go-to practices for instant strength -- just maybe a different kind of strength than was anticipated.<p><b>1. Soften.</b><p>I had an …

How Money Does, Indeed, Buy Happiness

It turns out that when we spend money on other people, our level of happiness goes up measurably more than when we spend the same money on ourselves. And Tony Robbins advocates that no matter how busy or broke you may be, you have something to offer others.<p>At the beginning of the year, a friend and …

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12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>From my Carrot & Sweet Potato …

How to Do Vegas in Your 30's

Vegas in your 30's is way different than Vegas in your 20's. Gone are the days of $1.99 meals, drinking cheap booze (well, at least for some) and shoving ten people into a room. Our palates have elevated; craft cocktails and fine food replace Smirnoffs and burnt steaks.<p>Fortunately, Las Vegas has …

3 Yoga Poses for When Your Neck's Tied Up in Knots

Soothe an achy neck and back with these easy yoga poses.<p>This time of year, our shoulders become permanent earrings as we run around bracing against …

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The Exact Yoga Poses You Should Be Doing for Any Running Goal

The only thing standing between you and longer, stronger, faster runs is your yoga mat.<p>Yoga might not offer the heart-pounding high your routine run does, but it helps you improve your strength and flexibility in ways that a trail or a treadmill never could. Still not convinced you need to work it …

7 Healthy Lunches That'll Keep You Full All Day

We've all had that feeling of disappointment. You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf it down in 5 minutes and you're sad and still hungry? That's the worst. Avoid having that moment ever again by whipping up one of these meals the night before and …

7 New Dark Nail Colors To Try This Fall

<i>By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.</i><p>Explore your dark side this fall with a gothic manicure. Here, W editors reveal their favorite hues to try right now.<p>"To me, this perfect blue is just as classic as nude or red." - Sue Williamson, Digital Editor<p>Jin Soon nail polish in Blue Iris, $18, jinsoon.com.<p>"This …

10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked</b> …

The Best Trail Running Destinations in America

Reason number one to travel for trail running: Packing is easy. Bring a good pair of sneakers, some shorts, and a shirt, and you’re good to go. Plus, you’ll get to see a ton of scenery a new place while still traveling on foot. From lake views to high-desert mesas to mountain-climbing singletrack, …

Let These Pet–People Match-ups Be Your Guide To Perfect Animal Companionship

Everyone deserves to come home to a furry, slobbering welcome that nearly knocks you over, a gentle purr or the loud rustling of excitement in a paper-lined cage in the corner of a family room, any of which fills your home with the warmth of a long-awaited greeting. Pets enrich our lives and in …

3 Zesty Recipes to Excite Your Taste Buds & Boost Your Health

As a registered dietitian in the health and wellness industry, I know the importance of eating healthy and fresh ingredients. As a Latino and Peruvian, it is essential that food is made tasty and explodes with flavor in your mouth. Many people till this day think that eating a nutritious and …

Jillian Michaels: This 7-Move Circuit Will Change Your Body

Transform your body in 4 weeks with this calorie-torching exercise series.

Superbrain Yoga: 3 Minutes That Maximize Brain Power

I'm in!<p>A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons), give or take a few million. The brain is so important to the …

What Is Rosewater, And Can It Improve Your Skin?

Sign us up.<p><i>"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body.</i><p><i></i>While a dozen roses look beautiful in a vase, the beauty world has another use for these incredibly romantic …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

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5 Signs Your Marriage Isn't Making You Happy

Women have a tendency to stay in relationships too long. Even when we know we're unhappy we override that gut feeling in the service of commitment, compassion, loyalty, patience and many other feminine qualities that serve us well the majority of the time.<p>While intuition is one of our greatest …

The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.

Over the last five years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? More than 300,000 people took the survey in 2016—see what …

10 (Surprising!) Family-Friendly Travel Destinations

It’s touted as having one of the most inspired food scenes in America, but Charleston scores high on the family-friendly scale for its beachfront …

10 Essential Hiking Tips Every Beginner Hiker Should Know

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun.<p>Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, …

Top 4 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Fast

What are some of the healthy ways to "lose belly fat"? Is belly fat reduction through exercises cost effective? If you are one of those who want to …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Why Your Pursuit of Happiness Is Making You Miserable

Don’t go chasing happiness. Instead, pursue the factors and conditions that create it.<p>Few things seem more obvious than feeling good–about ourselves, as well as life in general.<p>Compelling scientific evidence supports this. A November 2012 study in <i>American Psychologist</i> has found that subjective …

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Summer holidays in the Alps: eight great ideas

Photograph: PR<p>Wilder Kaiser’s towering sheer cliffs resemble the Dolomites<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/19/1434713619319/6a16ac10-28ff-41f8-a1a8-cebbaf61828b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Wilder Kaiser’s towering sheer cliffs resemble the …

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28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …