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7 DIY Projects That Will Maximize Your Outdoor Space

Warm spring weather gives handy homeowners the perfect opportunity to maximize their alfresco space with beautiful backyard updates. To help you create your own luxuriant garden haven, we’ve partnered with eBay to bring you the most innovative DIY projects to enhance your outdoor oasis, from …

The better abs workout program

We sit too much—at our desks, in our cars, in front of the TV. And when we train our abs, we reinforce that posture with situps and crunches that …

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere

Who needs the gym?<p>Sure, there are days when you want to grab some 10-pounders and bang out a solid strength session—or even get your CrossFit on. But then there are times when you’ve got nothing but your sports bra, six-feet of space, and a burning desire to sweat like nobody’s business.<p>That’s …

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8 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Eating Processed Food

Sorry, snack aisle, we’re breaking up with you.<p><b>RELATED:</b> What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Headache<p><b>RELATED:</b> Is It Bad for Your Health to Hold in a Fart?<p><b>RELATED:</b> This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss<p><b>RELATED:</b> 19 Ways to Finally, Really Keep the Weight Off for Good

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6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

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25 Incredibly Creative Flea Market Flip Ideas

Finish one of these clever DIYs and you get to call yourself the next Joanna Gaines.<p>Save your Benjamin Franklins in favor of chic design on a dime. Let's roll...

Flea Markets

19 Delicious Dessert Recipes Everyone With A Slow Cooker Needs

Worth the wait.

The 7 Best Things to Eat and Drink After Your Workout

You can do better than a Snickers bar.<p>Hitting the gym is just half the battle. Can't seem to put on more muscle? Too exhausted to come back the next day? Chances are, the problem isn't your fitness routine—it's what's on your plate. Below, seven powerhouse foods to make your workout count.<p>Whey<p><b>In</b> …

Does It Matter How Fast You Lift?

Here’s why you need different repetition speeds for different goals, according to the latest research in exercise science<p>In life, each of us tends to move at our own pace. Some of us walk, talk, and eat faster or slower than others.<p>Research tells us that different speeds come with different costs …

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The 5 Least-Visited Countries in the World

Here's a guide for globe trotters who prefer the road (far) less traveled.<p>The appeal of some travel destinations is that <i>everyone</i> wants to visit them. For the rest of us, nothing beats a country that's <i>not</i> overrun with tourists, where experiences feel authentic, and the majority of the people you …

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The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle

Researchers from McMaster University may have just discovered the ideal program for quickly losing weight and gaining lean body mass<p>Muscle changes everything.<p>The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting …

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This Mesmerizing Dessert Is Taking Over the Internet

Two forms of chocolate equal one impressive sight to behold.<p>Behold, the internet's latest food craze: the melting chocolate ball.<p>Though it doesn't sound like an interesting sight to behold, you'd be surprised at how mesmerizing it is to see a cascade of warm chocolate melt away a hard chocolate …

Dessert

The science of how to make your garlic the most garlicky

You know that scene in the classic gangster film <i>Goodfellas</i>, where the guys are making dinner in prison and it looks way better than any dinner you’ve eaten in recent memory? During his year behind bars, explains wise-guy narrator Henry Hill, character Paulie develops a “wonderful system for doing …

Here's How $25 At Trader Joe's Makes a Week's Worth of Dinners

Takeout is lame.<p>Just because you can't splurge on expensive meals, doesn't mean that you should compromise and sink to the levels of fast food. Oh, no, you are <i>so</i> much better than that.<p>Luckily for y'all, Spoon University has created a recipe series that is fast, easy, cheap, and takes the guess work …

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Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

10 Fitness Journeys on Instagram That You Need to Follow

If you’re looking for fitness inspiration that’s raw, real and ready to go, look no further than Instagram. There’s a treasure trove of serious feel-good stories under hashtags such as #healthyliving or #100poundsdown. Check out these 10 ladies making their way through their weight loss journeys …

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The 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

My Husband and I Tried Gisele and Tom Brady's Ridiculous Diet

Spoiler: We (happily) failed at it.<p>Even though I hate diets, there is always something appealing to me about a challenge. So, when the idea to try and do a week of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's highly buzzed-about meal plan came up in a meeting, I—in a moment of poor judgement—said yes.<p>I should …

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A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

5 Beauty Resolutions Your Skin Wants You to Make

Get your glow on, girl.<p>Happy New Year! We hope you got your festive cheer on last night and danced 2015 away like it was 1999. But now, the work begins: It's time to make some resolutions!<p>More squats, more salads, and fewer glasses of chardonnay may be on your list—but don't forget about your skin. …

Skin Care

A Japanese lifestyle guru explains how to organize your home once — and then never again

Marie Kondo is the queen of organization. Her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," reveals her instructions for organizing your space in one sitting, and then never having to do it again.<p>Her methods have garnered a significant social media …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

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A 35-Minute Yoga Class to Strengthen Your Legs and Butt

There's nothing like that stretched-out, super-relaxed feeling you get after an hour of moving to the rhythm of our breath during a yoga class. But …

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

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Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

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The best and worst months of the year to get pregnant

<b>Turns out December 'tis the season to be jolly... and also for a spot of babymaking.</b><p>New research from Indiana University has found that babies …

7 bizarrely easy ways to lose weight

November 01, 2015<p>Losing weight doesn't have to mean counting the number of pieces of celery you eat for dinner or making the gym your home away from …

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …