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Essential Oil Basics + 5 Essential Oils to Try This Year

Shares 198<p>Essential oils have become a must-have component for DIY bath and body recipes and remedies … and for good reason.<p>With an array of aromatic …

Alternative Medicine

15 Incredible Things You Can Do With Tea Tree Oil

Image source: Wikipedia The tea tree, or <i>Melaleuca alternifolia,</i> is native to Australia and produces one of the most popular essential oils, tea tree …

Alternative Medicine

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Nutrition

5 Can’t-Miss Apps and Games Free This Weekend

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The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

The Grocery List That Will Help You Drop Pounds, Build Muscle, and Gain Tons of Energy

Kirsch mixes and matches these ingredients to create healthy meals that maximize weight-loss results. Stock up to prepare for the Challenge.<p><i>David Kirsch is a wellness visionary with over two decades of experience in uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body, and spirit.</i> …

5 Tasty Desserts With 150 Calories… or Less

1. In a heatproof bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon sugar in 1/4 cup boiling water.<br>2. Add 2 1/2 cups tart cherry juice, 1 cup Concord grape juice, and 1 tablespoon orange zest.<br>3. Pour into a 9-inch square baking pan and freeze for 3 to 4 hours, scraping up frozen bits every hour or so (so the consistency …

5 Jaw-Dropping Interactive Minecraft Creations

Go big or go home.<p>Minecraft is a game that can be enjoyed in many ways. Some clever crafters enjoy using the versatile Redstone to create complex …

Hikes Near Me: 25 Gorgeous Hikes Across the Country

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime<p>Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of …

3 Evening Habits For Weight Loss

<b>Stop after dinner.</b> It can be easy to mindlessly snack away while you relax, so make an effort to stay aware of why you're reaching for your pantry door. If you're doing it out of habit or because you're bored, try spending more time out of the kitchen or drinking peppermint tea instead of snacking. …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Easy Chicken Recipes

7 Beyond-Easy Chicken Recipes<p>Seriously—the longest one tops out at 30 minutes<p>People are eating more chicken than beef for the first time ever, reports Priceonomics. Why? It’s more affordable, easier to cook, and healthier—so it’s basically a no-brainer. Of course, you could always use an exciting …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

<b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often you exercise and the intensity of your workouts, give it between four to eight weeks for your muscles to get ripped, says Kawamoto. While that seems like a long time, there are other signs that show your exercise routine is working—like climbing a flight of stairs …

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Britney Spears Posts Workout Video With Boyfriend<p>2<p>16 Keto-Friendly Dinner Recipes<p>3<p>Your Sex Life Will Still Be Great When You're Old<p>4<p>16 Incredible Divorce Cakes<p>5<p>Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of Her 'Obese' Body<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Next9 Ways to Be …

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Train Like a Beast

Exercise 1 Frog Squat Jumps<p>The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out <b>(A)</b>. …

Delicious Cleansing Recipes

Those ingredients star in the following recipes, which are served up at health spas. With a detox this scrumptious, who needs resolutions?<p><b>Turmeric Chicken with Apple-Shallot Confit</b><br>Makes 4 servings<p>2 Tbsp minced fresh turmeric root or 2 tsp ground turmeric<br>1 Tbsp olive oil<br>4 halves skinless, boneless …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

<b>Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe</b><br>Makes 60 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups whole-wheat or all-purpose flour<br>3/4 cup lentil flour (mixes best at room temperature, not cold)<br>1 tsp salt<br>1 tsp baking soda<br>1 cup butter, softened<br>3/4 cup granulated sugar<br>3/4 cup packed brown sugar<br>1 tsp vanilla extract<br>2 large eggs<br>2 Tbsp …

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Lose 10 Pounds

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold weights at your shoulders, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. As you stand, press the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise …

9 Tasty (and Healthy!) Pizza Recipes

These amazing and good-for-you pies put take-out pizza to shame<p>There are two ways you can celebrate National Pizza Month: You <i>could</i> order greasy delivery pizza that’s loaded with fat and sodium—or you could fire up the oven and serve one of these healthy—and unbelievably good—pies instead. We’ll let …

6 Delicious Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts

6 Delicious New Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts<p>They may look intimidating to make, but this leafy green veggie is actually a snap to prepare<p>If you haven’t made your own Brussels sprouts, you’re seriously missing out—they’re loaded with nutrients, totally yummy, and a cinch to make. And if you have? …

Lose Weight and Drink this Holiday Season

11 Skinny Holiday Cocktails<p>Enjoy a drink <i>and</i> maintain a healthy weight with these figure-friendly options<p>What better way to celebrate—and survive—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s than with yummy festive drinks. Whether you’re toasting to mom’s turkey or ringing in 2014, these skinny cocktails …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

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Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …