Amanda Barker

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Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

Here Are The Top Places You Need To Visit In The US, According To Pinterest Users

Since then, users have created 4 million Place Boards and uploaded over 1 billion Place pins into the system.<p>Thanks to that data, Pinterest was able to put together a list of the top 20 most popular places in the US that everyone should try to visit.

Irena’s Prague

<b>Irena Schlosserová</b> is a Prague local, through and through. In fact, she’s only spent nine months outside of her beloved Czech capital. While Irena currently works in the field of gastronomy, she finds time to indulge her hometown pride via Spotted by Locals. Irena admits that there are many tourist …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Italy Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Italy (including the Colosseum, Venice, Florence, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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5 Always-Sunny Destinations to Chase Summer and Avoid Autumn

<i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>There are some that count down the days until autumn, snatching up sweaters and cardigans, scouring Frye's new line of boots and eagerly awaiting the return of pumpkin spiced lattes (signifying that fall is close behind). They welcome the cooler weather and layered clothing. Others …

20 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever

Be on time. Don't fight when you travel. And just love each other unconditionally.<p><b>1. Never underestimate the value of asking your partner how his day went.</b> Niceties don't become any less nice just because they become routine. At the end of the day, even if you felt like no one cared about anything …

10 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Have By 30

For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Nows the time to take a more grown-up approach with a few easy adds.<p>For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Now's the time to take a more grown-up approach with a …

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Target Makes a Connection with Match.com CEO and Other Tech Experts

Photo: Jake Turner<p>It’s a digital world, and retailers must do a whole lot more than just live in it.<p>According to a recent Deloitte study, digital …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

24 Awesome Summer Recipes You Don't Have to Cook

24 recipes you don't need to cook on the stove or in the oven, from Mexican ceviche tacos to a chilled tomato soup.<p>When it's pushing 90 degrees, the sun's blazing into your windows, and not even a cold shower will give you refuge from the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your stove or …

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7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

The Hard Science of Teamwork

Like many people, I’ve encountered teams that are “clicking.” I’ve experienced the “buzz” of a group that’s blazing away with new ideas in a way that makes it seem they can read each others’ minds. We think of building teams that operate on this plane as an art, or even magic. It’s not something …

Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork

Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances. My research in the U.S. intelligence community has not only affirmed that idea but also surfaced a number of mistaken beliefs about teamwork that can sidetrack …

Macy's CEO Talks 20-Somethings, Amazon And The Future Of Malls

Terry Lundgren spoke at length with BuzzFeed on these topics and more during last week's Global Retailing Conference in Arizona. Here are excerpts from the conversation.<p>Macy's has been on a tear since Terry Lundgren took over as CEO a decade ago.<p>Under Lundgren, the company, which operates more than …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

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6 Salad Ingredients That Help You Drop Pounds Faster

Boost flavor and slim down at the same time with these surprising salad add-ins.<p>Ever wonder why loading up on salad doesn't always help you slim down? Despite their rep as a diet standby, salads aren't synonymous with weight loss. In fact, many of the usual add-ins don't actually offer much in the …

7 Hard-Core Oblique Moves

For better posture, lower-back support, and to avoid back pain, it's important to strengthen and tone your obliques (side abdominal muscles). We've …

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NRF News

Consumer Trends<p>Consumer Trends<p>Millennial parents have distinct ways of shopping, spending and engaging with brands, according to NRF’s latest …

How To Make A Fresh And Easy Spring Vegetable Soup

This recipe from our spring vegetable correspondent is healthy, packed with protein, and – most importantly – delicious.<p>But spring's early days are <i>cold</i> where I live (in Ontario). A transitional food strategy is a good way to a) take advantage of some very early spring goods and b) get more greens …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

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15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.<p>After sifting through thousands of photos and recommendations from real travelers on minube, we're …

10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon: Training Plan

Don't shy away from the challenge of running 13.1 miles: Our plan is guaranteed to get you to the glorious finish line<p>Whether you're a treadmill trotter or a road warrior, this training plan will get you across the finish line.<p>Designed by Kim Maxwell, a USA Track and Field coach and personal …

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 1 Strength Circuit Workout

This strength circuit will engage your muscles—upper-body, lower-body, and core for a grueling workout. And we’re just getting started<p>Welcome to the first circuit workout for a 6-week progressive strength-training plan we're calling 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit. I'm taking a class at Equinox called ETC, …

The Best Hotels In The World, According To Lonely Planet

Our friends over at Lonely Planet have put together their first annual best hotels in the world list, breaking the impossible down into three categories: extraordinary, eco-friendly and best value.<p>The list includes some super sweet properties all over this globe of ours, so if you're looking for …