Athena Behning

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This Is a Game-Changing Workout Plan if You’re Trying to Build Endurance

Oh hey, half-marathon.<p>Whether you've got your eye on a half-marathon or a Tough Mudder, chances are you don't have <i>tons</i> of time to spend in the gym. (Who does?) So it’s crucial that you make the most of every minute you can spare.<p>That's why we turned to Ippolita Di Paola, a personal trainer and …

Exercise

The Kettlebell Weight Loss Workout

If you want to minimize your time in the gym and maximize your calorie burn and results, grab a pair of kettlebells. Most exercises using the …

Workouts

Where to Start If You Have More Than 50 Pounds To Lose

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

The Extreme Diet I Would Do Again — & Again

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>The first time I heard of Whole30, I thought it sounded awful. It's like Paleo, but worse: harder, stricter, more exact. …

17 Monogrammed Gift Ideas That Show You Went the Extra Mile

For those of you already gearing up to buy your holiday gifts, we applaud you. With all this extra time, why not take advantage and give your friends and family something a bit...

5 Must-Know Tricks for Positioning Your Spin Bike

We don't have to tell you how many people are totally addicted to spinning. But how many of the spin faithful (and newbies) know how to set up their bikes properly? According to...

WTF Is Stomach Vacuuming, and Can It Fight Belly Fat?

Yeah, about that...<p>Every so often, a fitness trend gets more attention than the latest Kim K. selfie. Usually it's because the tip, trick, or diet offers the lofty promise of whipping you into shape with relatively minimal effort. The latest move creating major buzz is stomach vacuuming, an …

Muscle

A Magic Kale Salad, with Bacon and Cheese

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Inspired by childhood memories of Rome, Kendra makes a carbonara-y kale</i> …

Enchiladas Suizas

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Chicken enchiladas with a smooth and savory green sauce have always been one of my go-to weeknight dinners. It's a great dish to make with leftover roasted, grilled or even rotisserie chicken. And faces always light up around here when I say: "We're having Enchiladas Suizas for dinner …

Recipes

Garbure des Pyrénées

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Some encounters are more serendipitous than others. You might work with someone your whole life and never become very close, or you might meet someone once and the encounter has a lasting impact. It could be something that was said, a piece of advice, a shared experience. In my case, …

Recipes

Homestyle Lentil Soup

Every time my parents come to visit, I tend to make the same dishes. My mother usually requests a stir-fry, and my daughter, seeing this special …

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Stew with Breadcrumb Topping

This quick riff on an Italian classic gets multi-layered flavors from mushrooms, garlic, and a splash of lemon.<p>4Servings<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup fresh …

How to Make Mud Pie

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to drive to your favorite diner for a big piece of mud pie. Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial is showing you how to make</i> …

Recipes

Spinach and Tomato Frittata

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals that anyone can make -- whether you're in your first apartment or feeding a hangry family.</i><p><i>Today: Step away from the rice cakes. Make this frittata</i> …

Frittatas

Pumpkin Cake—and Proud of It

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A pumpkin cake that isn't ashamed of who it is.</i><p>I am going to admit something that I might not have admitted two years ago …

Recipes

Honeyed Greek Filo Custard

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Eva Kosmas Flores of Adventures in Cooking makes a rare, rich Greek dessert.</i><p>Growing up in Portland’s large Greek community meant going to many weddings, baptisms, …

Puff Pastry

20 Websites Every Girl Should Bookmark

We've rounded up our favorite go-to pages.<p><b>FASHION</b><p><b>Bib + Tuck</b><b>:</b> Sell (or bib) your clothes and shop (or tuck) a curated collection of personal closets.<p><b>Gabifresh:</b> As Gabi's slogan goes, "If you love fashion but you're sick of being told to wear A-line skirts, wrap dresses, boot cut jeans, and slimming …

Cute Bridesmaid Dresses on Sale; What to Wear to a Wedding

J.Crew's on-sale dresses are on <i>super</i>-sale. Final-sale items are 40 percent off right now, meaning you could score some bridesmaid dresses (or dresses to wear to a wedding) dirt cheap. Of course there are limited quantities and sizes, so shopping the sale will be easiest for brides with smallish …

Here's That Guide to the 50 States by Penis Size You Never Asked For

Because sometimes a girl just needs to know where she can find the most well-endowed men in the union, based on highly suspect "research" that probably means nothing and doesn't even actually get the definition of "state" right. You know, just for funsies!<p>For all those needs and more, …

Greek-Style Vegetable Casserole

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 zucchini (about 8 ounces), cut crosswise into four sections, then lengthwise into quarters<p>1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt<p>1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges<p>1/2 pound green beans, trimmed<p>1 14-ounce can …

Recipes