Wen Seraf

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Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

Doing Just This One Thing Every Day Will Sharpen Your Brain Beyond Measure | Inc.com

<i>What 10 minute daily activity would sharpen my mind over a year? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on Quora:</b><p>…

Silicon Valley

Taste Beyond The Tongue

What is a ketogenic diet?

These low-carb, high-fat diets put your body into a metabolic state of ketosis, which can help you lose weight.<p>You've heard of low-carbohydrate, …

7 Women On The Brutal Reality Of Undergoing Chemotherapy In Their 20s And 30s

“I was terrified of people finding my hair on them.”<p>Everything about cancer sucks, but perhaps the only thing that comes close to the awfulness of the disease is the treatment for it. Chemotherapy is life-saving medicine, no doubt, but it can take a severe toll on your life in the meantime. Here, …

Cancer

22 Life-Saving Beauty Hacks to Use When You're Already Late

You're about to be on time(-ish) to brunch for once!<p>MAKEUP<p><b>1. Fix smudged makeup in a flash by using concealer to hide your mistake.</b> Don’t have a makeup wipe handy? If you color outside of your lip line and the shade stains your skin, use concealer to cover up your mistake. Try Vert Concealer</b> …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On any given day — heck, we’re not even talking about particularly long days — there are a whole host of obstacles that get in the way of cooking our …

Recipes

22 Natural Beauty Products That Actually Work

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How to Get Jennifer Lawrence's Superhero Abs

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, shares some diet and fitness tips, plus an easy to follow workout.<p>As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence is a junk food lover.<p>But despite her proclivity for pizza and fries, she's also maintained a killer physique. One person she can thank for that? Dalton Wong, her …

Exercise

The Natural Face Scrub People on Instagram Are Obsessed With

Instagram has become an epicenter of beauty discovery, be it stunningly creative hair ideas, crazy-talented beauty illustrators, or really damn pretty products. And amid all of the overly chiseled eyebrows and insane contouring techniques, if you look in the right places, you'll also come across …

11 Butt Moves That Beat Basic Lunges

These variations will sculpt your butt from every angle.<p>Basic lunges aren't <i>bad</i> for your butt and thighs, they're just inherently boring — and they only work your backside from one angle.<p>To stop yourself from falling asleep during your workouts (the worst way to tone your butt and thighs), sprinkle …

The Bold Way This Woman is Fighting Stage-4 Metastatic Breast Cancer

Danielle Smit had a devastating diagnosis of Stage-4 Metastatic Breast Cancer in April of 2014 and was given two years to live.<p>Rather than curl up and quit she made a decision to fight the disease with every fiber of her being. And part of that fight would be learning to finally love her body as it …

The Truth About Carbs (and Why You Should Be Eating Them)

Ask a friend or coworker about carbohydrates and you could get an earful: They’re bad for you. They’re fine—but only if you work out. They’ll make …

5 Ways to Cure Your Itchy, Flaky Winter Scalp

You’ll never have to hide under a hat again.<p>Sure, sledding and building snowmen is all sorts of fun, but when it comes to your skin, winter is the worst season. It seems like we’re always reaching for lip balm, hand cream, or an exfoliating cleanser that will soothe the scaly, dehydrated skin that …

Hair Care

The easiest thing you can do to lose weight: avoid restaurants at all costs

If you want to lose weight, there's one simple thing you can do that will definitely help — and it doesn't require starving yourself, avoiding gluten, or buying magic weight loss supplements.<p>Just cook at home.<p>The most recent scientific evidence for this advice comes in the <i>Journal of the Academy of</i> …

How to Do a Curtsy Lunge

To tone and tighten your lower body, steal a move from charm school. The curtsy lunge works the major muscles in your hips, buttocks, and thighs, …

Workouts

The eternal weight-loss question: Exercise or diet?

Q: Which matters more when it comes to weight loss: food and calorie intake or exercise?<p>A: Oh, yes, it’s that time of year again: time to kick those New Year’s resolutions into high gear, dust off the weight and food scales, hit the gym, and ask critical questions about losing weight. (However, I …

Fitness

The Scientific Secret To Staying In Shape: Fall In Love With Exercising

If you focus on goals like losing weight, exercise feels like work.<p>The key to sticking with exercise long term is to do it for the right reasons. If you keep up a fitness regime because you like it, because it makes you feel good now, you’re way more likely to keep at it. If, on the other hand, you …

Fire Up Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss!

Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of …

6 nutrition mistakes you always make that keep you fat

Start by performing triage on the six eating habits listed here. But don't try to banish them all at once. "Target just one or two behaviours at …

Nutrition

The 8 Best Exercises for Lower Abs

Moves to tackle that lower-belly fat and build a strong core.<p>The term "lower abs" is actually a misnomer—your rectus abdominis muscle, or abdominal …

Workouts

I wasted decades feeling fat and ugly

All my life people have told me to lose weight or else. At 74, I’m fat, healthy and done apologizing<p>I was a fat kid, a fat teen, a fat adult, and have been “fat shamed” ever since I can remember. When I was a kid they just called it “teasing.” But there is one moment that stands out as the most …

'Sexiest Doctor Alive' Raffles Off Date for Charity

The man who has been dubbed the “Sexiest Doctor Alive” is raffling off a date for charity.<p>Mikhail Varshavski, 26, who was featured in <i>People</i> …

13 Makeup Tips Every Person With Hooded Eyes Needs To Know