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The World's 20 Most Impressive Ancient Builds

The feats of the Ancients.<p>Suspension bridges and skyscrapers are marvels of modern engineering, but some of the world's most impressive constructions are thousands of years behind us. The Roman Colosseum is one such wonder, marking a crucial transition point between two vastly different ages of …

30 places you should travel to this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're craving a getaway, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from.<p>While some places have been …

Costa Rica

The 8 Most-Pinned Cake Recipes on Pinterest

We see a delicious slow-cooker dessert in your future.<p>If you're looking for a recipe that's sure to be a hit with the masses, the best place to find it is on Pinterest, obviously. Pinners far and wide have excellent taste when it comes to dessert, which is why we've rounded up these most-pinned …

Dessert

The Only 19 Recipes You Need to Use Up Leftover Peeps

The best thing about Easter as a kid was the numerous packages of pastel sugar-coated marshmallow goodness that arrived in our baskets without fail. Peeps are an Easter tradition, so they obviously deserve a place on your table this year. You’re already going to WOW the family with an Easter brunch …

Which Old-School Home Decor Trends Are Due for a Comeback?

Conversation pits? Breakfast nooks? Let us know!<p>After months of debating current home design trends that we think might benefit from taking a backseat—reclaimed wood, exposed brick, farmhouse sinks, decorative books, you name it!—it's time to do something more fun and more conducive to warm …

Home

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

10 Quick And Healthy Chicken Recipes For Busy People

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

12 interesting ways to bake potatoes to impress everyone you know

Want a wonderful dinner without getting stuck four hours in the kitchen? You can always make something brilliant with some potatoes. Some say that …

10 Ingenious Home Decor Tricks You've Never Thought Of

One of the best things you can do with your home decor is surprise your guests with unexpected details. It takes a lot of creativity and thinking …

Home Decorating

The Best Way to Make Thai Sticky Rice (No Fancy Basket Required)

<i>You can make delicious Thai sticky rice with tools you already have in the kitchen.</i><p>Before we get into the subject of how to cook Thai glutinous rice, aka sticky rice, <b>let’s talk first about what kind of rice it actually is.</b> Because it’s understandably confusing! The term “sticky rice” is used to …

Make Thai Sticky Rice Using a Colander and a Pot

Thai sticky rice (also known as sweet rice or glutinous rice) is a delightfully interactive grain that can be shaped into little balls and scoops …

Thai Food

These Breathing Techniques Will Change the Way You Exercise

We asked personal trainers for breathing hacks that will make exercise feel easier and work better<p>"I probably say this a thousand times in a day to …

Hacking

The Pancake Recipes You Want And Need

Yum.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, and pancakes are definitely one of them. We know they're a simple dish, made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry. But they taste like a treat. Like chocolatey brownies and grilled cheese sandwiches, they're simple and …

5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss

It takes more than a solid routine to burn extra calories.<p>Getting stronger is a beautiful thing. It’s what helps you see more definition and build more metabolism-boosting muscle. But according to new research in <i>Current Biology</i>, it also causes you to burn fewer calories during each workout.<p>For the …

Why This Exercise Scientist Wants You to Have 3 Shots Of Espresso Before Your Workout

This may be the one time we recommend performance-enhancing drugs<p>Doping typically isn’t endorsed by guys with Ph.D.s. But Samuele Marcora, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Kent, advocates a safe drug that literally makes exercise easier and more fun.<p>It’s caffeine.<p>The stimulant alters how …

Here's the transformation your body goes through when you stop eating meat

14 delicious and healthy recipes that'll keep you feeling great

It's been a while since we were feeling super gung ho about our New Year's resolutions. So while we've pledged to cut down on the bad stuff and eat better this year, the temptation to go back to our old ways is tempting. Luckily, the TODAY Food Club is here to keep us going strong with delicious …

Food

12 cities you must visit in 2016: a month-by-month guide

You might want to avoid the crowds, you might want to enjoy them. You might want to eat on a rooftop, you might prefer a cosy niche by the fire. Perhaps you’d like your trip to coincide with a new opera or exhibition. Or maybe you prefer being outside and enjoying the parks and street life. …

4 Easy Steps to Quitting Sugar

Yep, it seems like a no-brainer—a diet high in the white stuff (sugar and refined carbs) is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even cognitive problems—but kicking the sugar habit isn't that simple. The holiday season has probably riled up your inner sugar monster, leaving you …

Nutrition

7 Easy Arm Toning Workouts That Don’t Require Weights

So you’ve decided to be more fit and healthy this year, especially after seeing your favorite #fitspo stars post about their fitness resolutions. But where and how do you start? You can check out popular personal trainer apps and try some outdoor workouts… or you could experiment with targeted …

How to make the simple cake that’s a household standard in France

I’ve been a part-time Parisian for almost 20 years, but you wouldn’t know it if you judged my assimilation by how lightly I tread in high heels, how stylishly I toss a shawl over my shoulder or how capable I am of eating a croissant without covering myself in buttery crumbs. However, there’s one …

Dessert

You'll Never Cook Salmon the Same Way Again!

One of the great perks of making fish for dinner (besides the great healthy oils and antioxidants they contain) is that things generally happen fast …

12 easy ways to wake up earlier in the morning

It's not like you did anything more taxing than watching Netflix last night, but rough mornings like these are becoming far too common — and they're taking a serious toll on your morning productivity.<p>The thing is, waking up doesn't <i>have</i> to be so hard. With the help of Nancy Rothstein, an adjunct …

3 Steps to Upgrade Your Leadership Operating System for 2016

The start of the new year is a perfect time to consider upgrading your LOS—Leadership Operating System. Your LOS is a collection of the leadership …