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What is Teff? Behind the Gluten-Free Super Grain

The best things come in small packages.<p>February 21, 2018<p>Move over, quinoa. Teff, a relatively new super grain, is rising to prominence, with …

Nutrition

18 Killer Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

Fried chicken is a gift from the higher powers that has the ability to make mouths water. Put it on a bun with add-ons like pickles, coleslaw, and cheese, though, and it becomes an irresistible combination. Chicago is home to many outstanding fried chicken joints but these following spots …

Cooking

4 Vitamins Doctors Swear By To Get Flat Abs Fast

It’s no secret that losing weight is hard–like really, really hard. Sometimes it can feel like you’re trying absolutely everything possible to slim …

Nutrition

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

Hiking

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

Workouts

Make This Exact Smoothie If You Want to Lose Weight

Whether you're new to the smoothie-making scene with a barely-out-of-the-box NutriBullet in your kitchen or your blender has hundreds of smoothies …

Fitness

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

Strengthening your abs isn’t about fitting into your skinny jeans. Having a strong midsection improves your posture, balance, and alignment and can …

Exercise

Beautiful Balayage Highlights Inspiration for Your Next Salon Visit

Say farewell to foils—forever.<p>Some personal realizations occur when sitting under a red-tinted hood of heat and wearing enough foils to make contact …

Hairstyling

15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books

Lose 10 Pounds in a Week by Turning Your Metabolism Into a Fat-Burning Machine

For women who’ve tried Atkins, or any of the low-carb diets that are so popular right now, this story probably sounds familiar: “You see someone …

Nutrition

17 upcoming Netflix Original TV series you’ll be addicted to in 2018

Unmissable television that everyone will be watching<p><i>*Lots of TBC release dates – but we’ll update as the information becomes available</i><p>Everything …

Netflix Original

15 Gorgeous Clean-Eating Lunches That Will Keep You Full Until Dinner

If you’re trying to eat clean, you already know that lunchtime can be a little, um, boring. But it’s not all dry lettuce and grilled chicken—promise. …

Healthy Eating

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, author of …

Mindfulness

Tri NOLA: 25 Things We Love About New Orleans

In honor of the city’s tricentennial, each month during 2018 we are highlighting a few of our favorite things (25 things x 12 months = 300 things we …

Joan of Arc

A Road Trip to the 19 Best Pizza Places in America

While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call …

Road Trips

How to Grow Eyebrows: This Brow Serum Has Undone Years of Over-Waxing

I started getting my eyebrows waxed when I was nine years old, and it had nothing to do with wanting cool brows. Nope, I got the hair ripped off my face because fifth graders are tiny jerks and my unibrow had earned me the nickname “Gorilla girl.” For the next 15 years or so, I continued waxing my …

Makeup

Gorgeous Brown Hairstyles with Blonde Highlights

Add some flair to that brown hair!<p>A Southern woman’s hair is the crown she never takes off; and any lady worth her salt doesn’t settle for a dull, …

Hairstyling

What’s the Best Vibrator?

<i>While we might all be curious about the</i> <i>best plunger</i> <i>or</i> <i>probiotic tampon</i> <i>or</i> <i>cold-sore remedy</i><i>, it can be difficult to discuss these more</i> personal <i>items.</i> …

This Yoga Flow Will Instantly Boost Your Mood

Sure, yoga is a great way to tone your body, but it can do wonders for your mind too. A regular yoga practice can help you feel more grounded, boost …

Yoga

8 Proteins You Should Start Eating This Month To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To Nutritionists

Limiting yourself to “diet” food like salad won’t actually help you lose weight because everyone needs to eat protein. “Think about eating a salad …

Nutrition

Want More Energy and Focus? Try This Change to the Way You Breathe

If you sit most of the day, you likely need to reteach your body how to breathe deeply again.<p>Inhale. Exhale. You know how to do that. Or at least, you sort of do. (I'll trust you haven't passed out yet.) The bummer is, scientifically, most of us aren't taking the full, rejuvenating breaths we're …

Yoga

These Are the Best Times to Visit Thailand

There's a reason Thailand is one of the most in-demand destinations for travelers right now. With favorable exchange rates, an unfussy tourist visa …

Asia Travel

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of endometrial …

Cancer

9 yoga poses to help you live your most healthy, vibrant life

In the midst of a heart-pumping workout, you’re probably <i>not</i> contemplating the long-term consequences of every single burpee and plank jack on your …

Yoga

The Inflammation-Reducing Yoga Sequence You Need For Quality Sleep

Inflammation is one of our body’s greatest healers—but in excess, it wreaks havoc on our health. Chronic inflammation creates an environment where …

Yoga

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

What Is Turmeric, Anyway?

It's orange. It's everywhere. But what's the deal with turmeric, and what are you supposed to do with it?<p>If you happen to follow Healthyish, our sister brand, theres a good chance you've seen the word "turmeric" thrown around more than a few times, probably attached to some sort of sunny, …

Turmeric

7 Ways to Eat a Low-Carb Keto Breakfast

If you're following a ketogenic diet, you know you have to start paying attention to your carb intake from the moment you wake up and cook up your …

Breakfast

6 towns in Tuscany where you can find the authentic Italy

Italy is one of the top travel destinations in the world. When travellers head straight for Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa they leave the authentic …

Italy