Amanda Baker

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11 Weight Loss Tricks for Newbies

Beginners, here's your guide to shedding pounds<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>The jeans don't lie. You knew you let yourself go a little bit, and after throwing the stupid bathroom scale away because it said you were (insert red-flag number here), you went for the true test — slipping on last …

Fitness

5 Ways to Regain Your Sense of Inner Calm

You can learn to decompress. Here's how<p><b>Go Big—But Go Home</b>Use short bursts of restlessness to your advantage when tackling challenges. Your fight-or-flight response can help you get through anything that scares you a little (a work presentation, asking out a cute guy). However, adopt the habit of …

Guided Meditation

The Easy Trick for Healthier Grocery Shopping

How to resist bad-for-you packaged foods once and for all<p>You <i>meant</i> to load up on hummus and carrot sticks when you grabbed a cart—but between the allure of sugary cereals (Count Chocula is only around once a year!), chips (you need <i>something</i> to eat on cheat days), and more, it can be difficult to …

Nutrition

The Insanely Effective 15-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Can you really get an effective workout in only 15 minutes? You bet your abs you can! Maximize every second of your precious time with this simple plan that's as effective (if not more!) than most hour-long training sessions. The secret is that it combines two proven …

The Single Habit That Helps Me Eat Healthy and Save Money

Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't have to rush to prepare food during the busy morning hours or foot the bill for ordering out.<p>For me, …

Vegetables

The RIGHT Way to Eat Out with Friends While Dieting

Trying to lose weight? You don't have to swear off dinner outings altogether—just follow this tip<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, grabbing dinner with friends can seem like the fastest way to undo all of the hard work you've put in eating right and hitting the gym. After all, a shared appetizer …

Rock legend Lou Reed dies aged 71 - reports

American Rock legend Lou Reed has died at the age of 71, according to a report in Rolling Stone magazine. There has not yet been any comment from spokespeople for Reed or his family.<p>In the 1960s, Reed’s Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in bands in rock – by fusing art and music …

The Most Important Thing to Do Before You Get Married (Have The Money Talk)

Everyone has different views on money and it's rarely an easy thing to talk about, but don't let that get in the way of voicing your opinion. If you disagree on any particular financial strategy, the money talk is your chance to speak up.<p>If you're about to tie the knot, you've got plenty of things …

Credit Card Debt