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The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

5-Ingredient Salads You’ll Want to Make All Summer Long

With summer just around the corner, the last thing you want is a recipe that calls for standing over the hot stove. So we developed five new …

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Yes, Affordable Vintage Rugs Exist (If You Know Where to Look)

Few items can be as transformative as a quality rug—it can cover dated floorboards, imbue a room with instant personality, and visually segment an …

18 Healthy Lunch Recipes

We put together healthy and delicious sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls that will make your brown-bag lunches seem anything but ordinary.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Soft Scrambled Eggs

Wylie Dufresne created this egg sandwich-grilled cheese hybrid at Du's Donuts in NYC. Mixing in cream cheese makes the eggs extra creamy.

Recipes

I Bring This Homemade Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

This homemade salsa recipe is 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share. Roasted tomatoes, cashews, and chiles are the star.

Tomatoes

Use Your Instant Pot to Cook These Meats

The Instant Pot may seem like a magic black box that makes <i>anything</i> in very little time but it is, mainly, a very safe and easy-to-use pressure …

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

It's a stunner.<p>You know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.<p>That’s what happened when I made this goat cheese and roasted garlic beehive a few years ago, and I’ve been making it every year since. The recipe comes from Chester Hastings’ book <i>The</i> …

The Legendary All-In-One-Pot Pasta Gets a Fall Refresh

Slow cookers, soup pots, and casserole dishes have been dusted off in households across the United States. For me, cold weather conjures thoughts of cozy meals that hit big on flavor, with minimal effort. Enter the one-pot pasta. The idea comes from Martha Stewart, and I gravitated toward it …

Recipes

Make These Smitten Kitchen Chicken Marsala Meatballs ASAP

If you love chicken marsala, you've got to try this smart twist on the classic dish. Instead of pounding chicken breast until thin and dredging it in …

The Decor Trick That Overhauled How I Feel About My Bathroom

(Image credit: Julia Steele)<p>For the longest time, I thought there was only one solution for rugs in the bathroom: the traditional bath mat. I always …

This Carb-Friendly Cleanse Mimics the Effects of Gastric Bypass

If you hate extreme diets but love extreme results, a resistant starch diet may be right for you. Created by the authors of the bestselling book <i>The</i> …

This Chicken Scarpariello Recipe Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

Check out this recipe for skillet-roasted chicken with onions, peppers, and Italian sausage in a sweet, spicy-sour pan sauce that you'll want to lick off the plate.

Recipes

The Gordon Ramsay Breakfast Video Taking the Internet By Storm

Gordon Ramsay may be British, but he knows his way around a classic American breakfast. In a video, released on his Youtube channel over the weekend, the tempestuous chef shows us a hashbrown hack for the ages and a method for cooking eggs that has me waiting for the weekend. But don’t just take my …

Gordon Ramsay

Britain's 15 top fish and chip shops

Find It First: 15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

This Overlooked Space in Your Home Deserves Attention

Hallways—those oft neglected strips of space that connect one room to another—may perform an important function, but, especially if you live in a …

Leave a hard-to-miss message right on your wall with Formica's Writable Surfaces

Your walls may not be able to talk, but that doesn’t mean they can’t send messages. With that in mind, Formica has introduced its new Writable …

Microsoft Surface

Ditch the Hacks: This Is How 4 Designers Make IKEA Look Expensive

For the creatives among us, wandering the aisles at IKEA ignites a torrent of DIY ideas: The store's bookcases beg to be turned into bar carts, white …

Hacking

The Wallet I Love So Much That I’ve Bought It Twice

The perfect size, shape, and price.<p>So, I'm going to make a wild guess and say that you probably already know about Comme des Garçons wallets. I'm not trying to spill any big secret about the fact that they look cool and come in awesome colors. But did you know that this <i>particular</i>Comme des Garçons …

This Handmade Australian Furniture Brand is Now Available in the US

Wood and marble is a combination that's stood the test of time. Lucky for us, Australian brand Harpers Project creates handmade pieces in the two …

Furniture

10 Dreamy Parisian Homes

Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city. Full of incredible architecture, savory food, delicious wine, and legendary art, it is a guarantee that you will enjoy yourself in this romantic city.<p>Step inside ten chic Parisian homes that we can't get enough of.

Why Everyone's Obsessing Over This New Magical Purple Primer

No more bad face days.<p>Over the past year, color-changing (all hail, green blush) and color-correcting innovations have been shaking up the beauty aisles. A new launch that teams both of these phenomenons together is Becca's new First Light Priming Filter, which just happens to be a dawn-inspired …

Nili Lotan, Queen of Tribeca, Still Attracts New Customers Like Gigi and Kendall

Despite The Odeon restaurant in Tribeca now teeming with fashion editors and neighborhood scions like Lena Dunham, it is still easy to spot the 59-year-old designer Nili Lotan on any given night wearing a black silk top and jeans in her favorite booth.<p>This is Lotan's spot, as it has been since the …

The 7 Decorating Mistakes Everyone Makes in Their Living Room

When entering a meticulously designed living room, we feel it right away: the perfect proportions giving the space a certain grandeur, the plush …

Living Rooms

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …