Ashley Nicole Demery

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12 Dishes Best Served Cold, Like Revenge

Some dishes—like beef tartare, gazpacho, and revenge—are better served cold. Here are 12 to enjoy while crushing your enemies, etc., etc.<p><b>We've been told time and time again</b> <b>that it's important</b> to forgive those who've wronged us—it's better for our overall emotional and spiritual health. But hell, …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Learning another language is like being a toddler. I live in Vietnam and I need to express myself daily: what I want to eat, where I need to go or sharing the magnificence of yesterday's sunset. The problem is I am plagued with a communication restraint because I'm barely on the inside and still on …

The Top 4 Times People Cheat on Their Diets

And how not to let them get the best of you<p>In an ideal world, you on a diet would mean you living in a tropical paradise, with all the time you need to get plenty of rest, de-stress, and focus on your health. But as we all know, the Zen diet doesn't really exist—between work, working out, and …

Diets

11 Things We Do That Make Us Miserable

Oftentimes we read about what we can do to increase our happiness through valuable tips, tricks and techniques. I <i>love</i> reading this stuff and noticing the impact it has on my day and my life. Sometimes equally important is identifying what habits we have that negate all of the positive mindset …

The Sides of March (or, 12 Sides for the Ides)

"Beware the ides of March," said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar, and indeed, Caesar was assassinated on March 15. (R.I.P.)<p>"Prepare the sides of March!" we say, more cheerfully. Besides, the type of guy who overthrows republics and leads empires would probably smile on you eating a salad in his …

10 Questions to Ask (And Keep Asking) in Dating Relationships

When it comes to dating, it seems you can find hundreds of thousands of websites, books, and people offering their tips and advice. I've personally read and heard a lot of this advice, but what I think is the most helpful when it comes to dating isn't giving and getting prescriptions -- it's asking …

When Disaster Strikes, This Bike Generator Will Give Me Power [Video]

Pedaling consistently churned out about 150 watts.<p>Copper wire ties modern civilization together, but it is fragile thread. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy bathed miles of the electrical conductor in saltwater, severing my Brooklyn neighborhood from the grid. Lower Manhattan—a dense concentration of …

Busting the myth of France’s 35-hour workweek

Cast your jealousy aside. The idea the French and Spanish work fewer hours than the rest of us is more fiction than fact.<p><b>Editor's Note</b> (24 March 2016): <i>With the French government debating longer allowable work hours, BBC Capital brings back this piece that largely debunks the myth that most French</i> …

8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously temperamental (soufflés) or difficult to pronounce (KEEN-wa) or just all-around more complicated than usual (poached eggs). Well, we …

13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

5 Minute Fat-Blaster: Crush Calories with This Quick Workout

Get head-to-toe toning with these five simple (yet super effective) moves<p>Saying you <i>don't</i> have time to work out is no longer an excuse. We've got an amazing five-minute workout that we're going to do <i>right now</i> and to help you get in phenomenal shape in no time. Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> senior …

Workouts

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

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Sculpt Fabulous Arms: Stacie Clark's Favorite Pushup

This simple tweak to engage your core while you tone your upper body<p>If you want sleek and sexy arms, there’s no question about it: Pushups totally rock. But there may be an even better way to get rid of the jiggle while you build strength in your chest, core, and back. Find out how <i>The Next Fitness</i> …

Workouts

8 Healthy-Eating Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Add these to your feed for Insta-inspiration!<p>Chances are, your Instagram feed is filled with lots of not-so-healthy food porn. Yes, those cheeseburgers and cupcakes look delicious—but they don’t exactly get you pumped to load up on kale salad. Which is why it’s smart to follow healthy eaters who …

Healthy Eating

Travel Brazil: Porto Alegre, Magical City

If Enemies From Zelda Were Real

When it comes to horror games, <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Concept artist Nate Hallinan's creations are …

Music to your ears? How to prevent heart failure

A Cochrane Collaboration review suggests that music might benefit heart patients. To entrepreneurial scientists this sounds like an unrivalled opportunity<p>Just before Christmas I told you about the discovery that the brain shrinks during sleep, allowing it to get rid of all those nasty toxins it …

The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

The Best Party-Ready Eye Makeup

Take a cue from Olivia Wilde’s playbook<p>Let’s face it, one of the best parts of the holiday season is going a little overboard with the sparkles, shine, and glitter. (See: 16 Sparkly Accessories We Covet.) That’s why shimmery eye makeup is a pretty much a must, whether you’re hitting up the office …

Makeup

12 Happiness Myths—Debunked

It doesn't come from success, it can be bought, and other shocking truths about achieving bliss

Happiness

7 Sneaky Beauty Tricks to Get That “Natural” Look

How to nail that fresh-faced glow without loading on the products

Beauty

The 15-Minute Resistance-Band Workout

Get a tight, toned lower body with this travel-friendly tool<p>What is about the size of your iPhone and cheaper than your morning latte, and can sculpt sexy stems and a firmer butt?<p>The answer: a mini resistance band.<p>If you've never used one, you're not alone. Resistance bands have gained props for …

Research

8 Movies Came Out On Christmas Day — Here Are The Ones You Should See

December is a BIG movie month.<p>For those heading out to theaters on Christmas, there are eight movies coming out. Of those, four are big wide releases.<p>Not sure what to see? We've broken down which films are worth watching for everyone.<p><b>1. Skip: "47 Ronin"</b><p><b>The only reason to see it:</b> Keanu Reeves.<p>It's …

16 Artists You Didn't Know Had An Album Out This Year

Wait — 98 Degrees is back?