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The Best Coconut Soup, Ever

Taking the Fear Out of Fermentation

Let's face it, most of us have lost the food preservation skills of years past. International trade, 24-hour supermarkets and home freezers have …

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

Six-Pack Superset Workouts | Men's Health

Competitive supersets work similar muscle groups or utilize similar movement patterns.<p>For example, you could pair a squat with a lunge. These movements both work your lower body. Since your legs are pre-fatigued from the squats, the lunges will feel so much more challenging than they normally …

Here's how much exercise you need to see results

So what's the shortest amount of time you can work out in order to start seeing some of these benefits?<p>A new paper, published in the Viewpoints section of JAMA, reviews the existing evidence on that question and concludes that this magic number is merely minutes.<p>In several studies the authors …

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11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …