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13 Products People Who Don't Eat Meat Or Dairy Actually Swear By

Available on Amazon and completely suitable for the vegan or vegetarian in your life.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

Cooking

How To Get Toned Just From Your Diet

Exercise is important if you’re trying to be stronger, or you know, just maintain a healthy lifestyle. What you do at the gym is crucial for getting …

Nutrition

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Acne Scars

First came the acne and then came the fully-loaded pile of salicylic-acid cleansers, benzoyl-peroxide creams, and spot treatments. Now all that …

Skin Care

7 Ways You Can Use Honey as the Beauty Product You Never Knew You Needed

Uh huh, honey.<p>There’s no denying that a heavy spoonful of honey is great in a warm cup of tea or a hearty bowl of oatmeal. Its rich, slightly floral …

Skin Care

The Best Skin Care Products of 2018

Be honest: Does your heart skip a beat when you see a medicine cabinet full of the very best skin care? Skin has always been in, but the days of slapping on any old moisturizer are long gone—now, having a curated routine is completely normal, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a Sephora shopper who …

Skin Care

Total Body Core Strength Yoga (Part I)

Total Body Core Strength Yoga (Part I)<p>Sadie Nardini | 15 Minutes<p>AdvancedAll LevelsBeginnerIntermediatePower YogaFat burnCoreMatSweaty<p>Log this session …

Stop Scrolling Through Instagram—Read These Books Instead

We get it: The lure of the mindless Instagram scroll is strong, and it can be hard to resist just one tiny peek at your emails, even on the weekend. …

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan, you know that if you don't meal plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, any and all weight-loss goals go totally out the door. Healthy veganism is about focusing on whole foods with plenty of vegetables and plant-based …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Most-Saved Vegetarian Recipes of February 2018

This past February you guys were loving a mix of nourishing soups, make-ahead meals, and slow cooker favorites for these cold winter nights. From …

Cooking

This Common Hormone Disorder In Women Has Everything To Do With Blood Sugar Balance

Your hormones are the messengers of your body, and they determine everything from your mood to your energy levels to your weight. The major endocrine …

29 Easy Ways To Improve Your Skin Long-Term

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This Shoulder-Opening Move Will Help You Release Stress & Breathe Better

<i>Here at mbg, we believe movement should always be mindful. In our video series, we’ll show you how taking care of your physical body allows you to</i> …

Vegan Lasagna with Chickpeas - Vegan Cooking

Rinse the chickpeas and mash them with a potato-stomp or fork. Set aside.<p>Mince the onion and garlic.<p>Heat up the olive oil in a large saucepan and …

15 Vegan Soup Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Dairy or Meat for Flavor

Sure, they say chicken soup is for the soul. But let’s make one thing clear: Soup sans chicken—or any animal product—can be just as satisfying for …

Vegan

The Definitive Guide to Cooking Every Vegetable

<b>Broccoli and Cauliflower</b><p>For tough, cruciferous veggies like broccoli or cauliflower, roasting is really best. Our editors love to roast <i>just a little</i> …

Food

These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!

Workouts

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

Road Trip: 4 Days on Italy's Backroads, from Rome to Naples

A food writer takes the backroads of Lazio and Campania, turning a one-hour trip into a four-day food crawl.<p>The high-speed train flies between Rome and Naples in just over an hour, but I prefer to vagabond it between these two cities. I travel to eat, and I’ve learned in my 15 years of living in …

Italy

50+ Secret Things to Do in Italy

We got our network of contributors to dish on the places they only share with their closest friends.<p>For our Italy issue, we asked the most knowledgeable people we could think of about their favorite places all over the country: where they found the best cacio e pepe, spent quiet afternoons in …

Italy

12 Under-the-Radar Tuscan Hotels

A wellness retreat, a 500-year-old lemon farm, a 5,500-acre Ferragamo estate... There's something for everyone among these 12 Tuscan countryside hotels of our dreams.<p>Borgo San Felice, <i>Siena</i><p>The original church and schoolhouse remain on the grounds of this 8th-century hamlet turned …

Italy

The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy

In a country where beach chairs are often crammed as tightly as on a ship's deck, we found ten under-the-radar beaches and coves with crumbling castles, sunken statues—and almost never any crowds.<p>Riserva Vendicari, Sicily<p>Right near the beautiful and underrated city of Siracusa (the closest airport …

Italy

9 Most Beautiful Hilltop Towns in Italy

There’s no need to book a week in these gloriously photogenic yet soporific spots, but if you sleep over, you’ll have enough time to stroll around, look at old churches, and have a perfect meal before bed.<p>Roccascalegna<p>Three hours from Rome.<p>Urbino<p>Two hours from Bologna.<p>Civita di Bagnoregio<p>Two hours …

Italy

What to Do on Ischia, the Quiet Italian Island Made Famous by Elena Ferrante

All the sunshine, half the crowds.<p>Ischia is one of those places that, if you’ve been, you tend to keep to yourself. After all, part of its charm, besides its low-key vibe and lack of American tourists, is waking up to a view like this of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Mezzatorre Resort & Spa. “It’s …

Italy

What You Really Want to Buy in Florence

Writer and Traveler contributor Amanda Brooks shares her favorite shops in the Tuscan city.<p>I used to write off Florence. Until last spring, I didn't think it offered much beyond the historic museums and a few cozy but rough-around-the-edges restaurants. Then, I ended up there twice in one month for …

Italy

6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip

The drive from Florence to Rome is pretty straightforward, just hop on the A1 and jet three hours south. But you should be making a road trip out of it, so skip eating at the roadside autogrill and extend your drive. Pick one or two of our favorite pit-stop towns along the way for 12th century …

Italy

A Guide to Tuscan Wine Country

Here's how to drink—and eat—your way through the region.<p>From up-and-coming Brunellos to tucked-away Super Tuscans, we spotlight the region’s secret treasures, and provide intel on where to eat—and stay—en route.<p>Brunello, Montalcino<p>Labels like Banfi and Casanova dei Neri put this wine area of …

Italy

How to Spend 24 Hours in Naples, According to a Local

That boat to Capri can wait.<p>“Naples is surprising because you see an extraordinary amount of beautiful things in a mile, but unlike in Rome, they don’t hit you in the face,” says the Turin-born designer Allegra Hicks of the city she’s lived in part-time for the past five years. Naples is gradually …

Italy

Lucca Day Trips

The walled city of Lucca makes a good base for visiting sights in northern Tuscany by train or car. Here are top recommended places for day trips …

19 Healthy Soups That Won't Weigh You Down, Literally

Between the seven-layer dip you housed on Saturday night and polishing off a box of chocolates on Sunday (worth it), there’s a good chance you might …