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Plyometrics

<b>Squat Jumps</b><br>Starting Position: Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands clasped behind your head.<br>1. Keeping your weight on your heels, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause in the squat.<br>2. Without counter-movement and without the use of your arms, jump as high …

10 Ways Your Partner Should Make You Feel - James Michael Sama

These days, I get email after email after <b>Facebook</b> message after <b>tweet</b> after text from people about their relationships, or someone they’re considering …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating

The Quick Fix: Spinach and Parmesan Squares

Thaw 3 packs of frozen spinach (300 g). Cook as per package instructions and cool, drain out as much liquid as possible and set aside.<p>Preheat oven to 325 F.<p>In a large bowl combine 10 eggs and lightly whisk. Then add 1 1/4 cup canola oil, 2 finely chopped small onions, 4 cloves minced garlic, 2 cups …

Chicken Parmesan Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Ingredients (14)<p>Cooking spray, for coating the pan<br>• 1 tablespoon kosher salt<br>• 1 cup dried whole-wheat macaroni or other small pasta shape<br>• 1 tablespoon …

Mini Cottage Pies | One Pot Chef

Banana Muffins

We love banana muffins, banana bread, smoothies with bananas, banana pancakes, updated banana pudding (and this traditional version), banana ice …

Strawberry Pop-Tart Pie

<i>I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!</i><p>One of my blogger …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Skinny Jeans

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

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Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches Recipe

Toasted bread, grilled steak, velvety avocado, and cool spicy crema make this an incredibly satisfying sandwich.<p><b>Note:</b> An equivalent weight of flank, flap, tri-tip, strip, or tenderloin steak can be used in place of hanger or skirt steak.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 …

7 Terrific Dishes to Make with Leftover Chicken

Looking for the perfect way to use chicken all week long? Here, seven fantastic recipes to make with leftovers from Grilled Smoked Whole Chicken or …

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Breakfast

The Corkcicle Vinnebago is a wine canteen that can

The Corkcicle Vinnebago Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle offers a convenient alternative to glass bottles. The vacuum flask keeps beverages hot or cold.<p>The urge to get up and go can hit anytime. Get up and go where, you may ask? It could be a park, the beach, or camping that calls to us, but when …

Stainless Steel

Strawberry Snickerdoodles

A snickerdoodle is a classic cookie, the kind of bake sale staple that we all have eaten alongside chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. It’s a …

How to Make French Onion Dip From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Do you want to eat French onion dip without feeling weird about it?</i> <i>Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit has a homemade version that you can feel better</i> …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

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Spinach & Leek Torta di Riso -- Savory Italian Rice and Vegetable Pie

The Best Exercise for Better Posture

<b>Learning the Basic Move</b> <br>The standard version is done using a heavy barbell or dumbbells—you'll be able to lift more (read: get stronger) with a barbell, but a total weight of 20 pounds is a good place to start, regardless of what you're lifting. Begin with feet a comfortable width apart, somewhere …

Health Benefits of Lifting Weights

Steklenski and Kantor used to share a common resistance to, well, using more resistance. In fact, while both women are now hooked on lifting weights (and heavy ones at that), both of these women had never lifted before they began training with me a few months ago. After all, listen to certain …

This Aptitude Test Finds Careers That Match Your Skills and Interests

Most of us have a variety of skills and interests, which makes choosing a career path tricky. Rasmussen College's free online career aptitude test …

Summer Dessert Mashup: How to Make Blueberry Crumble Bars

As anyone who's eaten a pluot, owned a Labradoodle, or watched a Buffy-Angel crossover episode can tell you, hybrids are awesome. That holds especially true in Dessert Land, where the tradition of hybrids extends from ice-cream cakes to the more recent Cronut fever.<p>Hybrids were on my mind recently …

10 exciting new stir-fry recipes to try this summer

Summer is the ideal season for stir-fries: It’s far too hot to fire up the oven, and stir-fry recipes typically need less than 10 minutes of cooking time. Plus, stir-fries are the perfect way to use the seasonal produce you found at the market (or whatever lingers in your crisper). It's easy enough …

Food & Dining

27 Easy DIY Baby Foods

Travel back in time, to a world before Gerber.<p>It also means you know exactly what you're feeding your baby, and it can even be more nutritious than buying it in the store.<p>Common allergens include eggs, milk, wheat, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.<p>Honey is also best avoided the first year …

Healthy Eating

Orange Sesame Asian Chicken Salad

I’m starting a contest to see how many Asian salads I can accumulate on Our Best Bites. And I’m crushing it. I actually started cooking the day I …

How to Cook Quinoa - Stonesoup

These days, if I get asked to describe my diet, the shortest answer is that I’m ‘mostly paleo’.<p>Now if you’re wondering ‘what on earth is Jules …

The Right Path: 15 Wonderful Walkway Designs

From gravel to brick, bluestone to concrete, these gorgeous walkway ideas can take you wherever you want to go in your landscaping.<p>Stepping Stones<p>1/16<p>…

Landscaping