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The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …

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Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

"Our aim in taking the spiritual path," writes Matthieu Ricard, in his bestseller, <i>Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill</i>"is to transform ourselves," and we do that, he says, by "transforming our minds."<p>Transformation of the mind?<p>What the Buddhist monk has suggested is not …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

After recording this at Mick Jagger's country home Stargroves in England, the bandmates were so excited they went out on the lawn and danced to it. …

13 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Happier Person

That's what we learned from 13 scientific studies that discovered small changes we can all make to improve our outlook on life.<p>From writing down the good parts of your day to simply smiling, here are a few proactive steps you can take towards becoming a happier you.

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Tech Tuesday: Use an app to save kid art

Shares 58<p>My kindergartner is the most prolific artist in the house. Allow me to present to you five from his recent series of monsters and beasts …

5 Tips to Stay Motivated in 2013

The No. 1 resolution in the U.S. this time last year was to become more physically fit, up from No. 4 in 2002, according to a Franklin-Covey survey. …

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

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How Your Attitude Can Determine Your Life

We all hear about amazing people who have overcome great obstacles in their lives. No one ever said life was going to be easy, yet how challenging it …

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How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

Eating Your Way to a Calmer You

To have a calmer mind, you have to have a calmer body with more equilibrium. The first step to doing that is talking to your medical doctor to check and see if you have any type of vitamin or mineral deficiencies and what you need to do to balance these out.<p>The opposite of feeling calm is feeling …

19 Things That Aren’t Worth Your Time

1. Comparing yourself to other people’s bodies in bathing suits this summer. It’s all about how you feel in your own skin, and staring at other …

How to Pair Wines with Fish

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today: When choosing wines to go with fish, let your recipe's flavors lead the way.</i><p>Variety and versatility are two of fish’s biggest advantages. But with so many options available –- at the …

Feast Your Eyes: Frozen Desserts

<i>Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: Luckily for us, these photos from Your Best Frozen Dessert were captured before melting away.</i><p>Today is officially the first day of summer, and looking through these photos of …

How to Achieve Perfectly Caramelized Onions

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Deeply caramelized onions take little more than time -- and a little patience.</i><p>Cooking can often seem like the most wonderful mix of science and magic. …

Kitchens

Croissant Donuts, Made at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Embrace the trend. Hop on that bandwagon. And make croissant donuts at home. Julie from Dinner with Julie shows us how.</i><p>Yes, I made croissant …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

'The Lyme Wars' That Tiny Ticks Have Wrought

Until 1977, Lyme disease was almost unknown. But in the decades since a Yale rheumatologist first described an unusual cluster of arthritis cases in Lyme, Conn., the disease has become the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the country. Acute symptoms of Lyme disease commonly include a …

Summer Drinks

These yummy, nutrient-rich, alcoholic recipes will have you mixing drinks all season long<p><b>ELECTRIC HONEYDEW</b><p><i>MAKES 1 SERVING<br>Calories: 178</i><p><b>LEMONGRASS LEMONADE</b><p><i>MAKES 1 SERVING<br>Calories: 189</i><p><b>ROSE SANGRIA</b><p><i>MAKES 6 SERVINGS<br>Calories per serving: 180</i><p><b>GREEN MARY</b><p><i>MAKES 6 SERVINGS<br>Calories per serving: 208</i><p><b>MANGO</i> …

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