Abby Holtan

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10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing recipes are so …

Food

Metal Engraved Buckle Dog Collar - Personalized with 21 Webbing Colors to Choose From

We are experts when it comes to making sure your dog is in style, but we also know how important it is to keep your pup safe. With our Laser Engraved Custom Personalized Webbing Dog Collar, the best of both worlds collide to create a super good looking dog collar with all your dog's important info …

Featured Shop

Hi! My name is Sergio, and I make customized leather accessories, belts and bags in Odessa, Ukraine, with my mother, Nataly, and my father, Sergio. Our brand is called Viveo.<p>Viveo started in 2011. At the time, we were making leather tote bags for ourselves as a hobby, and also giving them to …

Hairstyle Idea: the Lobster Tail (the New Fishtail Braid)

Even as a native of Maine—or especially as one—I was skeptical when I heard about a new hairstyle idea called the lobster tail. But I'm going to go ahead and share it with you, because it's actually quite pretty (despite the fact that it <i>does</i> resemble a lobster tail—definitely a lot more than a …

How to Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food

Yes, it is possible!<p>It may feel like your cravings for junk are unbeatable, but science is proving that isn't the case. You might be able to train your brain to prefer healthy food, according to new research in the journal <i>Nutrition and Diabetes</i>. Imagine a life of constantly salivating over kale …

Warsaw Is The Cheapest City For A Cultural Vacation, So You Should Go There ASAP

London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke.<p>Thankfully, affordable options are out there, and you'll probably never guess where you can go for a culture-filled vacation on the cheap.<p>Behold, Warsaw.<p>The capital of …

Harness the Power of Breath

A practical pointer from #MotivationMonday<p>Here's a riddle for you: What tip stands true for tough workouts, stressful work situations, <i>and</i> going through labor?<p>The answer:<p>Seriously, though! Breathing correctly helps you de-stress, focus, energize, and take your exercises to the next level. Check out …

Fitness

This Nail Polish Could Prevent Rape

It changes color when it comes in contact with date rape drugs. Would you wear it?<p>Imagine if, just by stirring your cocktail with your finger, you could know if certain date rape drugs were in it. That's the premise behind Undercover Colors, a nail polish that switches its hue when it comes in …

Seth Meyers

The No-Equipment Move That Tones Your Legs and Butt

Sculpt a lean, strong lower body with just one exercise!<p><i>This article was written by Linda Melone, and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Here's your fitness challenge of the day: the squat jump! It's an anti-aging power move that takes toning your lower body to a whole new level.<p>Any sort of …

Exercise

18 Foods That Help Fight PMS

And we're not talking about curling up with a box of cookies.<p>PMS has a bad reputation with very good reason. Bloating, headaches, moodiness—even if you don't experience them all, it only takes one symptom to throw off your whole day. But there are actually a ton of foods that can provide you with …

Nutrition

8 Kettlebell Moves That'll Sculpt Your Entire Body

...and FAST!<p>If you love yourself some kettlebell exercises, this workout is for you. (And if you've never tried them out, this workout is for you, too!) Kettlebell exercises are awesome because, thanks to the fact that their weight isn't evenly distributed, they make your stabilizer muscles work …

Workouts

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

How to move faster and go your farthest distance yet<p><i>This article was written by Mackenzie Lobby and repurposed with permission from</i> Men's Health<i>.</i><p>While fatigue manifests itself in aching muscles, shorter strides, and decreasing speed, your mind is actually the culprit behind your tiring body. …

Exercise

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

Marathons

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Meet the newer, safer—but just as body-transforming—alternative to high-intensity interval training.<p>Amped-up Pilates reformers. Trampoline cardio. Underwater cycling. You can find fitness classes with all kinds of different bells and whistles right now—and new ones are popping up every day. In this …

Exercise

The 10 Healthiest Food Combos Ever

Flavorful and nutritious? We're in!<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>In today's world, there's pretty much no limit to what food pairings you can concoct in your kitchen. Exotic, out-of-season, and processed fare is readily available at most …

Nutrition

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

Nutrition

Best Tours in Europe 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Iceland: Winter Wonderland</b><p>Forget hibernation; Icelanders enthusiastically embrace winter. Here’s your chance to see why: Hike the rugged coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, snowshoe over the Blue Mountain lava fields, watch for orcas, and scan the …

European Travel

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

How To Non-Awkwardly Greet People From Different Countries

Cultural norms are confusing, but it's even worse when they're embarrassing: <i>nobody</i> wants to be that tourist who asks for cheese at dinner in Italy or forgets a gift in Japan.<p>We know how to "shush" people already, but before that, how do you greet someone in a new country? One kiss, two kisses, …

10 Unbelievably Delicious Blueberry Smoothies

You're welcome!<p>Eating blueberries straight out of the carton is one of the best parts of summer—but tossing them into a blender is also up there. Here are 10 ways to enjoy drinking the fruit while it's still at its peak.<p>This is a fruit-a-palooza! Combine blueberries, apples, banana, pomegranate …

Breakfast

Vancouver

Nestled on <b>British Columbia's</b> coast, Canada’s third largest city is known for its rich cultural offerings and easy access to the sea and mountains—"Just a 20-minute drive takes you to landscapes seemingly untouched by humankind," says local award-winning designer and architect Omer Arbel. Here you …

Travel Photography

How Much Exercise Makes You Smartest?

Exercise makes you sharper, but how much is best?<p>You've got a big test or an important meeting coming up, and you want to be at your sharpest. You've heard over and over that even a single bout of exercise can heighten your cognitive abilities. So what exercise, exactly, should you do before the …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Hit Maine’s Watery Trail

See trip details for the Maine coast, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>Maine Guide<p>Acadia National Park<p>More Family Trips<p>Kayakers love to explore the 3,000-plus islands off the coast of Maine, from Kittery Point to Quoddy Head. The Maine Island Trail is a 375-mile …

Quebec City

France

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

Nutrition

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

This do-anywhere workout will tighten your bod and boost your jogs.<p>It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's …

Workouts

8 Foods That Give You an Afternoon Energy Boost That AREN'T a Cup of Coffee

Put down that jittery cup of joe and back away slowly. Here are your new go-to p.m. pick-me-ups.<p>You know the feeling. Your shoulders sag forward, your eyelids are heavier than paperweights, you've read and reread the same sentence seven times in a row…it's the dreaded 3 p.m. slump, and your options …

Nutrition

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Nutrition

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

Workouts