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Jillian Michaels' Best Advice for Taking Your Fitness Goals to the Next Level

…Which she clearly knows a thing or two about<p>Jillian Michaels is a personal-training powerhouse. The fitness badass is currently expanding her fat-blasting, muscle-sculpting BODYSHRED program to new cities around the country throughout the year. She's also making an appearance at L.A.’s TheFitExpo …

9 Things No One Ever Tells You About Conditioner

This is going to save your hair, big time.<p><i>This article was written by Samantha Freeman and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>Conditioners have always been one of those tricky hair products to master—like does using it daily actually help or hurt your hair? And though it really depends on …

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Benefits of vaccines are a matter of fact

<b>(CNN) —</b> I have started, scratched out and even abandoned the writing of this essay. I couldn't do it. It wasn't there. Didn't feel it.<p>Something kept nagging at me, and it took some time to finally figure out what it was.<p>It's the idea that this article would be labeled "opinion" or "editorial" in …

Fourteen weird and wonderful family hotels

If family holidays are starting to make you yawn then why not put the vroom into your room by booking something more unusual?<p>The big wide world has dreamed up a range of weird and wonderful overnight experiences for all the family; here are 14 of the best.<p>1. Bizarre bedrooms in Propeller Island …

Top five things to do in Greece in winter

The mention of Greece brings up images of white arcing beaches and sparkling aqua waters under sun-drenched skies. But the secret in plain sight is that this nation blessed with more than 6000 islands actually offers some of its best features outside the tourist-crazed summer season. Greece in …

How to Make the Best Deep-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The first time I ate jalapeño poppers, things went very wrong. It was many years ago and I had just gotten my tongue pierced on a whim. When I left the piercing shop, they sent me off with an instructional aftercare …

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

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Here’s What Life Would Be Like If Everyone Talked Like Fitness Instructors

"Imagine there's an invisible cord connecting your kneecaps to your nipples."<p>Ever notice how fitness instructors say things that would sound totally bizarre—or feel totally abrasive—if you heard them outside of the context of your yoga or indoor cycling class? If every person spoke like they do, …

Women's Health

10 Signs You Practically Live at the Gym

When your gym bag doubles as your purse, that's saying something.<p><i>This article was written by Emily Abbate and provided by our partners at Fitbie.com.</i><p>If you're constantly at the gym, we can't blame you for feeling like it's your second home. Think you may just spend more time there than at your real …

How a 154-Year Old Ice Cream Shop Stays in Business

How does a 154-year-old ice cream shop stay relevant? You know the saying. Make new friends, but keep the old...<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at the changing</i> …

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

10 quirky American festivals you must visit

A collection of crazy festivals that celebrate the more interesting corners of the American psyche!<p>1. Roadkill Cook-off<p><b>Where:</b> Marlinton, West Virginia<p>…

Instants: The Real Cost of Sugar

<i>In our series Instants, the Proof staff brings you a snapshot of recent dispatches from the @natgeo Instagram feed. Follow us to experience more from National Geographic on Instagram.</i><p>What first began as an assignment for photographer Ed Kashi for La Isla Foundation morphed into a personal project …

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Wellness

I previously wrote about the symptoms of depression and provided a guide to treat depression. However, many of the same behavioral activation techniques that are used in the treatment of depression can improve your mental wellness even if you do not suffer from depression. Changing your habits and …

Mental Health

How Much Should You Exercise to Lose Weight?

Breathe: You don't need to sweat 24/7.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>The contestants on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> spend hours a day in the gym with one goal in mind—to lose the most weight. But how frequently should you exercise to drop pounds in …

How to Make Rice Pilaf Fluffy, Fragrant, and Perfect Every Time

By Claire Saffitz<p>The ingredients might change, but the fundamentals of how to make rice pilaf stay the same. Here's how to nail one of our favorite sides every single time.<p>Rice pilaf can seem sad. Plain. Boring. But if you know how to make rice pilaf, yours will be quite the opposite. You just need …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

All eggs are large, all butter unsalted: do cookbook demands really matter?

Most recipe writers specify oil (extra-virgin), salt (table), and eggs (free-range), but does any of it make a difference to what we cook?<p>"Unless otherwise specified," Yotam Ottolenghi writes in his latest masterwork, <b>Plenty More (Ebury, £27)</b>, "all salt is table salt, pepper is freshly cracked, eggs …

5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

Baobab: the 'superfood' of 2015?

The African fruit baobab, packed with nutritional goodness, will be everywhere this year<p>Last year, it was kale. The year before, no one would stop talking about goji berries. But when it comes to the “superfood” of 2015, the jury is still firmly out.<p>One food that could be worthy of the title is …

There Could Be an Easy Way to Make Your Body Fat Burn More Calories

No diet! No exercise!<p>It turns out there just might really be a way to burn calories more efficiently without slaving away at the gym or (god forbid) turning down dessert. The trick barely takes any effort: Just step outdoors or lower your thermostat, and you could be golden — if the newest research …

Chickpea Pancakes with Leeks, Squash, and Yogurt

4 Servings<p>Weekday pancakes sound like a stretch? Make the batter Sunday evening and start the week strong.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, chopped<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1 cup grated …

Top 10 Ocean Views

The high points where land and sea meet provide dramatic vistas of craggy shorelines and pounding oceans.<p><b>Mirador Escénico, San Carlos, Mexico</b><p>This scenic lookout, four miles from San Carlos, gives a peerless view over the Gulf of California, dramatic Tetakawi—a volcanic hill jutting out of the …

6 of the best Christmas drinks from around the world – and how to make them

Boozy, warming, and very indulgent – what more do you expect from a Christmas cocktail? Try one of these delicious drinks from around the world while …

Taking Charge of You

<b>"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."</b><p>When I first read this quote, I wrote it off as no more than a <i>nice</i> message that belonged in a Hallmark card. But when I came across it again a week or so later, I started to think about it more and more. …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

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How to Make Perfect Brittle

Learn how to make truly great brittle in this step-by-step video.<p>What sets great brittle apart from so-so brittle is a thin, shatteringly crisp consistency. The trick? Knead and stretch it while hot. Watch how we pull it off in this video:<p>Get the Recipe: Golden Cashew Curry Brittle<p>See more Salty …