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10 Genius Garden Hacks with Concrete

Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than humble concrete? In the garden, you can use concrete blocks (or board formed concrete) to make: a …

29 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

No need to unload your entire paycheck.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Tip: Quadruped Rows for Back and Core

Perfect your pulling technique and challenge yourself in a whole new way with this exercise.<p>This exercise teaches you how to dial in your horizontal …

Beyond the Basin: hidden gardens of Washington, DC

Japanese cherry trees are the stars of spring in Washington, DC, when thousands of visitors flock to the Tidal Basin to stroll beneath billowy branches of pink and white blooms. But it’s not all about the cherries. Washingtonians have long prided themselves on their spring gardens, a tradition that …

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16 Secret Facebook Marketing Features You Can Try Today

Shh, I’ll let you in on a secret: You don’t need to be a Facebook marketing whiz to up your Facebook game. There are a lot of ‘secret’ Facebook …

How to Make a Concrete Globe Garden Planter

Globe garden planter<p>Reimagine the humble concrete garden sphere by flipping it over and transforming it into a planter full of ready-to-bloom spring …

This One Move Will Get You Shredded Abs and Powerful Arms

You need your core for a hell of a lot. Physically performing at a high level, getting stronger, and, of course, looking better with your clothes …

3 Essential Exercises for the Over 40 Crowd

This year I turn 47 years old. It’s pretty hard for me to get my head around this number, when deep down inside I still feel like I'm in my 20s—but …

​This Deadly 40-Minute Workout Will Shrink Your Belly

Can you handle it?​<p>This routine features a protocol known as AMRAP, or as many rounds as possible. It’s a form of density training where you seek to perform more rounds in the same amount of time from session to session. It’s a race against the clock that is ideal for rapid fat loss and metabolic …

How to Dry Brush—and Why It's So Potent | Goop

Stacked amongst the clear glass jars of homeopathic remedies, immune-supporting supplements, rose creams, and carrot cleansers on the sparkling …

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Today's Workout 1: The circuit to pound your core, chest, and back

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This workout begins with a tough one—the renegade row. The exercise exhausts nearly every muscle in the body, …

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7 Brutal CrossFit Workouts that Are Worth the Pain

Workout 7: 100 burpees for time<p>100 Burpees for time<p>Every minute on the minute:<p>5 Thrusters (135lbs)<p>This is the simplest workout by design, but it's …

Everything You Need to Know About Filler Stone for Paths

When laying a path with pavers, you have a choice to fill the gaps with grout, ground cover plants, or filler stones such as gravel or decomposed …

The Best Training Tool for Triceps

6 New Exercises for Arm Growth<p>Kettlebells: Better Than Dumbbells<p>Kettlebells are a highly effective training tool for triceps growth. The key is …

The 7 Best Exercises to Sculpt Eye-Catching Abs

A six-pack brings all the girls to the yard… but core strength can change your life. “The core is composed of much more than just the abs,” explains …

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A 25-Minute TRX Workout for When You Have No Idea What to Do at the Gym

In order to see results, you have to switch up your usual routine. This 25-minute workout utilizes a suspension trainer like TRX to transform the …

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8 Exercises to Give You the Perfect Booty

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Karen, who is part of Collective Fitness.</i><p>There is a lot to be gained from daily exercise that goes well beyond a good physique. For starters, there's your health, physical <i>and</i> mental. Lose either one of those and it …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

The Two Day Split Workout

<i>This program keeps it simple; you’ll train four days a week—two upper-body days and two lower-body days—and gain strength and stamina fast.</i> <br>The more …

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After Spending Millions, Here are the Top 7 Lessons from a Facebook Ad Agency

Get smart before you run a Facebook ad campaign. Every setting in your ad set up counts.<p>The web is overflowing with how-to guides on running a Facebook ad campaign.<p>If you're running an ad campaign yourself, it might be useful for you to get a sneak peak from inside an ad agency. AdvertiseMint …

The first Japanese cherry blossom forecast of 2017 has been released

The Japan Meteorological Corporation has released the first part of its annual cherry blossom forecast for 2017, predicting when will be the best times to view the flowers in different parts of the country this year.<p>Hanami, or ‘cherry blossom viewing’, is one of the most anticipated activities of …

Winter in Tuscany According to Massimo Ferragamo

Where to eat and explore while staying in an 800-year-old village.<p>Many would argue that spring and fall are the best months to travel to Tuscany: The …

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Cardio Workouts for People Who Hate Cardio

When it comes to cardio, most people, even avid runners, have at least a love-hate relationship with that side of the fitness spectrum. We totally …

The DIY Facial That Completely Transformed My Skin

It's not your basic wash, exfoliate, mask, and go.<p>I love getting facials. Even more than indulge in a relaxing massage, facial treatments are my absolute favorite thing to gift myself. Because I have two businesses and two babies, I'm rarely able to indulge in spa time. Instead, I've mastered the …

Chisel Your Shoulders and Abs In Just 9 Minutes

This 3-move workout will shred your entire upper body<p><b>Trainer:</b> Alexia Clark, personal trainer at Alexia Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p><b>Benefits:</b> This workout emphasizes the rear deltoids and upper back, giving you muscular shoulders that will bust through any T-shirt or tank top. Beyond aesthetic …

3 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than A 3-Mile Run

Burn, baby, burn.<p>There's a reason running is such a mainstay on the fitness scene. It's a great workout, it's excellent for building endurance, and, in theory, all you need is a good sports bra and a pair of sneakers to get it done. Plus, it's a solid way to torch calories: A 150-pound woman …

Why Canada tops our 2017 travel list

Go north, eh? Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 in a big way. Which is utterly appropriate for a nation that boasts some of the …

Alignment Expert Lauren Roxburgh Explains How Foam Rolling Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite

We often associate foam rolling with stretching and injury prevention, but using a roller as part of your exercise routine can actually provide a …

Fitness Influencer Emily Skye Shares Her 3 Best Tips for Blasting Belly Fat

Australian fitness star Emily Skye has a super-toned stomach, and she’s sharing the three things she does to blast belly fat and maintain a muscular …

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