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​The 4 Best Homemade Snacks to Eat Before Your Workout

​Fuel your gym session with the right ratio of carbs and protein<p>What you eat before your workout can make or break your results. No one likes to feel like they are running on empty, but overeating before your gym session can sabotage your stomach and your workout, too.<p>At Foodtrainers, a private …

18 Stuffed Cookie Recipes That’ll Up Your Baking Game

No matter what season it is, what diet you have or what mood you’re in, cookies are pretty much <i>everything</i>. You can have breakfast cookies in the morning, shortbread cookies for afternoon tea and skillet cookies for those nights when you need the comfort of a whole lot of sugar. We can all agree …

Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan and set aside.<p>Whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and …

Six secrets of Google Maps

<b>Download an offline area:</b> If you're going to be somewhere where you can't get mobile service, take advantage of the ability to download a section of …

13 Books For Your Back-to-School Reading List

From beloved, bestselling authors and rising stars alike, here are the books you can't miss this fall.<p>School's almost back in session, which means it's time to stock up on freshly-sharpened pencils, an empty notebook, those fall shoes you've been eying and, of course, a great book to read when the …

Black Bottom Cups

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Psychology

3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important. <b></b>Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Here's How to Get a Stomach That's Toned AF in 28 Days

All it takes is five minutes a day.<p>Real talk: It takes more than a couple o' crunches to sculpt a rock-solid stomach. But you can give your belly some sexy definition without quitting your day job. All it takes is five minutes a day and this efficient fitness plan.<p>In this plan, you'll perform one …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Brownies

Step away from the boxed brownie mix. These brownie-baking methods from some of our favorite celebrity chefs will transform the way you make the classic dessert, and you just might replace your go-to recipe with one of these. From adding fresh vanilla to using a secret technique to get the fudgiest …

Brownies

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Flourless Nutella Chocolate Cake

I absolutely love chocolate cake, there's nothing better than treating yourself and getting, as they say "chocolate wasted". I've been thinking of …

#Recipe : Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipes<p>Flourless Chocolate Cake with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. Perfect for Passover, Easter or anytime you want the richest, …

40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary

Despite their similar sound and appearance, the letters M and N are actually unrelated: M likely comes from an Egyptian hieroglyph representing a …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Europe

It may be one of the smaller continents, but what Europe lacks in size, it makes up for in style: staggering alpine views, fields of lavender and vine, limestone cliffs, and art and architecture threatening to upstage some of nature's finest. Here, take a look at 50 of the most breathtaking sites …