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How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

by Emily WenstromAs a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers …

Creative Writing

The Home Workout Movement

en_US<p>article<p>Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life, At Home, For FREE. Daily video workouts, motivation, and extensive meal plans to help you live a …

2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

×<p>Close<p><b>2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Novel and Short Story Writer's Market) by Rachel …

This Is How You Scramble an Egg to Perfection

Here's a written recipe with similar step-by-step instructions to what's seen above, courtesy of <i>Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For</i>:<p>1. Heat an eight-inch nonstick pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot enough to melt butter but not hot enough to brown it, add two teaspoons butter. Add four eggs …

Publication Opportunities for Writers: April and May 2015

Over 60 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers. Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions. Granta …

Creative Writing

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

All in the Hips

Strengthening this joint could cure your injuries.<p>Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher. Weak hips are often the culprit behind patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and iliotibial-band syndrome, according to Reed Ferber, Ph. D., …

26 Strategies to get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter

Don't just hang with your fast friends—make them beg for mercy. These 26 proven strategies will turbocharge your training and make you stronger, faster, and fitter than ever.<p>Learn more about these tips and tons more essential advice on how to ride faster, get stronger, recover smarter, shed pounds, …

What's More Important for Weight Loss: Low-Fat Foods or Low-Calorie Ones?

<b>The answer:</b> Low-calorie foods—without question. “Ultimately, weight loss is about calorie intake. If you take in fewer calories each day, you <i>will</i> slim down,” says Young.<p>The problem with low-fat foods is that even though they may sound diet-friendly, they’re often loaded with sugar—which is super …

10 Sex Tips for Every Erogenous Zone On the Male Body

10 Sex Tips for Every Spot On a Man’s Body<p>The top erogenous zones for guys—and what to do with each one<p>A new study identifies the most sensitive spots on the male body. And while his penis came out on top (no shocker there), there are plenty of other places he wants you to include in the action. …

The Anti-Aging Products You Should Be Using in Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

Get beautiful skin at any and every age.<p>With the seemingly endless anti-aging options, how are you supposed to know what you should use—and when you should be using it? Where is the guiding light to show you what you should be doing to keep your skin looking great for the rest of your life? We …

Skin Care

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

See Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm’s Full-Day Health and Fitness Routine

A sweet potato, deadlifts, and a cuddly cat are involved.<p>Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm took over our Instagram all day this past Friday to show you what a day in the life of a fitness rockstar is <i>really</i> like. Click through for all of the insider awesomeness she shared!<p><i>If you want to sweat it out</i> …

Cleanse your body with the alkaline diet

Alkaline eating helps the body maintain healthy pH levels which improve digestion, skin tone and mood as well as weight loss. Natasha Corrett's new book has a range of four cleanses with recipes to rebalance your body.<p>Five years ago, Natasha Corrett was overtired, overworked and unhappy with her …

Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries

Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north. But if you've got a day or two to spare, we strongly recommend stopping by to get a taste of Thailand's cosmopolitan capital. …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

11 Vegetarian Ramen Bowls So Divine, You Won't Miss The Meat

Ramen is a delight. It's the perfect bowl of somethin' somethin' to warm up your bones on chillier days. It has the potential to combine nearly everything you crave -- noodles? veggies? an egg? sure! -- all in one bowl. It's salty, noodle-filled and pretty simple to whip up at home.<p>Ramen is often …

SPICY THAI GREEN CURRY RAMEN

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

Here's the incredibly yummy recipe:<p><b>INGREDIENTS:</b> <br>2 avocados<br>3 limes<br>3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk<br>3/4 cup reduced-fat milk<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS:</b> <br>1. Pit and peel the avocados. Add them to the blender, with the milk.<br>2. Zest 2 of the limes into the blender.<br>3. Juice all 3 of the limes.<br>4. Blend.<br>5. Spread the …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

Kettlebell Cardio Workout

The Strength-Training Workout that Doubles as Cardio<p>Combine the two—and get out of the gym faster!<p>Shutterstock<p>Swinging kettlebells doesn't just pump up your biceps. Kettlebell workouts can raise your heart rate enough to count as cardio, according to a small new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and</i> …

Quick Korean Flavored Barbecue Sauce Recipe

To balance the sweetness of bottled sauce, fermented Korean chili condiments lend a strong earthy heat. Salty soy sauce, a splash of fish sauce, and a tiny amount of sesame oil round out the flavor.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients18 ounces bottled barbecue sauce (1 1/2 cups), preferably KC …

Thai Peanut Cabbage Slaw

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 10 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 20 minutes<p>An easy recipe for a delicious Thai-inspired cole slaw side …

Low-Fat Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles Recipe

First, be sure to pre-heat and lightly grease your waffle iron (I like to use a coconut oil cooking spray for making pancakes and waffles as it …

Breakfast

Kale and Corn Quesadillas

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Elevate your quesadilla -- this is how.</i><p>After getting shot in the heart by a homemade bow and …

Cupcakes

Italian Easy: Farro Salad With Lentils, Beans, and Oven-Roasted Vegetables Recipe

<b>Note:</b> When cooking grains or dried beans, I find it easiest to cook the entire package and then use what I need in my recipe, and freeze the rest to use later. Neither semi-perlato farro or lentils require presoaking as some other whole grains or larger dried beans do. To cook both the farro and …

20-Minute Meals

Okay, can anybody really make dinner in 20 minutes? Yes, and a tasty dinner at that. We've got a lineup of healthy and delicious meals you can make and eat in less time than it takes to order at a sit-down restaurant. Save a little dough, unwind from your day, and whip up one of these feasts …

Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 25, 2013 184<p>Let’s get out of our comfort zone.<p>If you know me, and for all intents and …