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9 Renovation Don’ts and Other Decorating Mistakes to Avoid Photos

Over the years Houston-based designer Marie Flanigan has helped countless clients transform their spaces. In the process she’s learned which sentiments to embrace and which to avoid. The design pitfall she sees most often? “Tunnel vision. Many people become consumed with the transformation of one …

Interior Design

Simple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

My Nude Photo Went Viral — Here's What Happened Next

Taryn Brumfitt opens up for the first time about what it was like for millions of people to see her naked, the documentary it inspired, and how Facebook is trying to censor her.<p>It was 9:18 on a Sunday night in April 2013 when I posted two photos on my Facebook page. One was of me on stage in a …

Kat's Unexpected Weight-Loss Journey Will Move You to Tears

Kat grew up in sunny Southern California before moving to Hawaii; she was always surfing, swimming, and being active — those things came to a halt after an unexpected and tragic life event.<p>Kat: Before<p>"I tried just about every sport, and I spent my Summers surfing, in YMCA kids' sports camps and …

Choosing a Whole Home Paint Color

Hi Remodelaholics! It’s Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange back with another paint color palette. If you happened to miss my post last month, I …

Home Decorating

Man finds heartbreaking letter in a bottle on the beach from boy to his dead best friend

A heartbreaking letter from a young boy to his best friend who died was found washed up on a beach in Florida.<p>Steve Mershon found it during an early morning stroll and was moved by the letter inside.<p>The 54-year-old found the letter from a 5th-grader named Jonothan Torres rolled up inside a glass …

Pets

5 Minutes a Day Booty Challenge (Week 1) - Carrots 'N' Cake

Hi, guys!<p>Here’s the <b>5 Minutes a Day (May) Booty Challenge</b>! Yeehaw! Every Thursday from now until the end of May, I’ll share 5 days worth of workouts …

Story

17 Important Life Lessons I Wish My Daughters Knew Earlier

As a mother of two girls, there are many things that keep me awake at night. Our world is becoming smaller and increasingly artificial, reducing the …

Motivation

15 Vegetarian Tacos *Perfect* for Meatless Monday

Even if you’re a major meat lover, it’s nice to set aside Mondays to fill your body with plant-based meals. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a week of healthy eating and give yourself *tons* of energy. Tacos can be a regular part of your meal regimen, thanks in part to the Taco Cleanse Diet, …

"Fitness Is Not a Look," Says California Gym Owner

Sometimes, it seems like every gym ad or workout photo has a woman in her sports bra with a perfectly flat tummy peeking over her short-shorts, …

The 7 Stretches Everyone Should Be Able to Do

Most workouts involve a mix of strength and cardio. Maybe you do a dynamic warm-up, then a total-body workout or a quick HIIT routine, and <i>possibly</i> a …

Yoga

The High-Intensity Workout That Will Erase Your Crappy Day | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Jump Squat<p>Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides. Bend your knees and reach your hips back to lower into a squat as you reach your arms forward, parallel to the floor <b>(A).</b> From here, drive into your feet and explosively jump upward leading with your …

Why haven’t I lost weight after exercising? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Honestly? The short answer is more than likely that you are consuming more calories than you are expending.<p>Of course there is a little more to it than …

Fitness

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

Dessert

16 Must-Follow Fitness Blogs

There's certainly no shortage of blogs on the Internet. So while finding them may have been a challenge five (or maybe 10) years ago, now the real …

Find Her

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Gardner<p>Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.<p>Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal …

The Widow

• <b>Author:</b> Fiona Barton<p><b>THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>“If you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful.”—Stephen King</b><b><br>Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that</b> …

The Girl on the Pier

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tomkins<p>Abandoned time and again by those he holds dear, <b>Patrick Clement</b> is forging a reputation as a forensic sculptor, helping to identify the unclaimed missing. But he can’t leave behind a remarkable summer night in 1993, spent alone on Brighton’s derelict West Pier with Black, a …

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

I'd Rather Be Successful Than Have A Perfect Body

Without fail, the beginning of a new year bombards us with resolution chatter. Will you exercise more in 2016? Eat healthier? Save more money? How are you going to improve yourself over the next 12 months?<p>Since my holiday experience tends to involve a lot of cheese-based dips and butter-laden …

The Healthy Recipes You Need To Get Back On Track

It's time to take a break from all the sweets.<p>The holidays are a great time to reunite with family and friends, but unfortunately they’re also overrun with sugary, rich foods. If you participate in the festivities like most of us do, chances are you’re not feeling your best right now. (And, your …

Cooking

23 Budget-Friendly Meals to Help You Start the Year Off Right

We’re all a little worn out after all that holiday shopping, but saving money in the new year can actually start in the kitchen. If your takeout bill is nearing astronomical heights and the drive-thru isn’t the healthy non-salads you want to be eating, cooking budget-friendly meals at home is the …

green chicken curry

This post is sponsored by Progresso Foods. Thanks for supporting Brooklyn Supper’s sponsors! As cool weather sets in, we’re no longer rearranging the …

Food

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Black Bean, Corn & Sweet Potato

We spent Christmas in Minnesota with some of my family members. Honestly, I didn’t answer emails or pay attention to my site for a second. The only …

Cooking

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Kalamata olives and feta and roasted red pepper sauce: OH MY.This is the recipe that I’ve been eating for the last week and a half to keep myself …

Food

Seven wellness trends to watch in 2016

Some have called it a wellness revolution, others a right pain in the backside. Whatever you think of the current obsession with all things natural and healthy, one thing is certain – it’s not going anywhere.<p>In 2015, we had wearable fitness, farm-to-table, bean-to-bar, green juicing, kale and …

“If you have a moral attachment to a way of eating, that’s a disordered behavior”: How dieting culture, fat shaming and food porn shape our lives

Salon talks with Kelsey Miller, author of “Big Girl,” about unlearning toxic messages around food and weight<p>Masses of Americans will resolve to lose weight for New Year’s, but Kelsey Miller, a senior features writer at Refinery29 and author of the upcoming memoir "Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting …

A Heart-Racing, Total-Body Workout

Ever felt paralyzed by too many choices? The struggle is real. It's how we occasionally feel about strength-training workouts. Endless possibilities …