Xanah Wells

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You're Ignoring An Essential Muscle That Protects Your Joints—Here Are 3 Exercises To Strengthen It

We hate to break it to you, but your workouts are probably neglecting one essential muscle. It's not a stereotypically "sexy muscle," but you most definitely want to strengthen it in order to prevent joint injuries from the hips down.<p>This elusive little bugger is the gluteus medius—a thick, …

Columbia University

29 Pieces Of Jewelry That Will Help You Calm Down

Spinner rings, aromatherapy pendants, worry beads, and everything in between.<p>First, a quick note: Everyone experiences anxiety differently, and many find relief in fidgeting and fiddling to ease their symptoms. Some of these pieces of jewelry are designed to provide ~sensory experiences~ that may …

Cardboard playhouses puts pampered pets in architectural landmarks

Like Blocks, Landmarks should be easy to assemble, simply folding into place within a few minutes. Made from recycled cardboard, the playhouses look …

The Bizarre Pasta-Cooking Trick That Works Better Than Boiling Water

Teaser: There's bacon involved.<p>I had a life-changing pasta moment in the test kitchen last week: I cooked pasta — but I didn't even boil a pot of water. Excuse me, did you hear that?! I did <i>not</i> boil water. So how did I cook the hard noodles then? In garlicky bacon fat and chicken broth (I know, …

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

Healthy Eating

Photos of newborn babies placed in famous paintings are adorably classy

Newborn babies are more cultured than you think.<p>Professional photographer Lindsay Walden of Dallas, Texas, has been taking pictures for years. As a …

Art

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Watch This Dad's Hilarious 'Interview' with His 1-Year-Old Daughter

This dad is full of burning questions for his tot, such as "Why don't you financially contribute to the family?" and "Where did you get that food from?"<p>Attention, parents!<p>If you don't already know who La Guardia Cross is, then I'm about to introduce you to your newest hero-slash-obsession.<p>You can …

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

Dessert

A Tender, Melting Cookie with Bright Australian Flavor

Inspired by an old <i>Australian Women's Weekly</i> magazine recipe (the sort of recipe that my mother might have cut out), the classic Melting Moments are soft and delicate cookies sandwiching a simple buttercream flavored with some lemon juice and zest.<p>But it's common to find other typically Australian …

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer Hated Religion Online

Chris Harper Mercer showed a disdain for organized religion online, then allegedly asked victims about their faith before shooting them.<p>Police have …

Online Dating

What to eat with the curtains closed: Milk's ooey-gooey chocolate cookies

Have you ever had something that tasted so good you were almost embarrassed to eat it in public? These chocolate cookies are that something.<p>You might consider closing the curtains when you bake a few batches of these, from chef Bret Thompson's bake shop at Milk. (They're the ones in the …

Book Review: Depression Delusion by Terry Lynch, MD, MA

In this truly remarkable — and meticulously researched — volume, Dr. Lynch annihilates psychiatry's cherished chemical imbalance theory of …

I'm a Woman and I Love Being Catcalled

I'm a twentysomething woman living and working in New York City, and I really love being catcalled.<p>I love being told that catcalling doesn't exist. That it's something women say happens to them to get attention. That women who are in their 20s should feel appreciative and be thankful that a man …

4 in 10 Americans on food stamps are obese

More than 46 million Americans are on food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — and 4 in 10 of them …

Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

Kanye West might be a college dropout, but now he has an advanced degree.<p>The rapper received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Monday for his "transformative, genre-defying work." In his acceptance speech, he described what the honor means to him.<p>"This …

The 50 All-Time Best Cake Recipes

Cake goes hand in hand with celebrations. Birthday cakes. Wedding cakes. Graduation cakes. From the sweet end to anniversaries, to the treat on holidays, there's something that feels truly special, in comparison to other desserts, about cake. It might be the amount of work that goes into some of …

How to find your natural weight

<b>Don't be afraid of fat.</b> Protein needs fat to be absorbed, so do a lot of the nutrients in your vegetables. It satiates us. I don't mess with my food …

Wellness

Success Story: How One Woman Lost More Than 130 Pounds and Rediscovered Her Love of Cooking

Find out how Andie Mitchell turned her weight-loss experience into a career.<p><b>Before:</b> 268 <b>After:</b> 135<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Andie Mitchell, 29, doesn't remember a time before she lost weight that she wasn't the biggest girl she knew. Growing up, Andie had a bit of a tumultuous childhood. Her father was an …

Fitness

Michel Guérard's Celeriac Purée Recipe on Food52

• 3/4 pound celeriac (celery root)<br>• 1 quart milk<br>• Salt and pepper<br>• 1/2 cup rice<br>• 2 tablespoons crème fraîche or heavy cream<p>Peel celeriac and cut into cubes. Place celeriac pieces into a saucepan and add milk, salt, and pepper.<br>• Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat, and add the rice. Stir for one minute. …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

It’s not a good time to be a pick-up artist, or the sort of bloke who relies on his “wisdom”, or whatever it is you’d call that noxious guff they emit on a regular basis, like a cow with irritable bowels. On one hand you’ve got Julien Blanc, provoking such a strong backlash with his seminars on …

Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One

Loestrin is the best birth control I’ve ever taken, but with my family history of hair loss, I never should have been on it in the first place.<p>I have …

Egg and Eggplant Sandwich (Sabih)

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A food truck favorite heads into the kitchen for a morning makeover.</i><p>I was living in Boston when the food …

Recipes

9 Best Warm, Melty Sandwiches

From super-fast melts to decadent ham and cheese sandwiches, here are nine amazing melty sandwiches to help with hangover recovery.<p>For chef Tim Love, …

3 Rules for the Best Sunday Sauce Ever

Celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda has written an amazing new cookbook named, simply, Meat. F&W’s Sarah DiGregorio gets his three rules for Sunday</i> …