Bethany Laney

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This four-ingredient salad will see you through winter

This, to me, is the ideal winter salad. It offers a light, crisp counterpoint to just about anything you might be stewing or roasting, but also the depth of flavor to stand up to those hearty dishes, and seasonal notes that feel right on a chilly night. It’s simple to make, which is why it is a …

Cooking

After watching over 100 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 100 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

Stanford University

18 Foods That Are Cheaper And Healthier Homemade

You'll save money and eat better by making these everyday grocery items instead of buying them.<p>Make it on your stove top or in a slow cooker, and …

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

Breakfast

Why I'm a Working Mom Not Trying to Have it All

I'm an average, run-of-the-mill working mom.<p>I'm not trying to have it all, at least by society's expectations. I'm not trying to relentlessly climb the corporate ladder or shatter the glass ceiling. I'm not trying to "lean in" to everyone and everything. I'm not trying to win all the awards and …

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Psychology

Lemon ricotta cake

Want the deep flavour of cheesecake for a fraction of the calories and far less fat? Whip up a batch of these fluffy lemon-ricotta squares. "They are …

13 Delish and Easy Desserts You Can Make in Your Crock Pot

By now we all know how great our crock pots are at making soups, stews and even mashed potatoes. It’s a huge time-saver and anxiety-diminisher when it comes to easy, set-it-and-forget-it meals, especially when you have a million other things going on. But what if we told you it could rock dessert …

Digital fitness: the best apps and websites so you can work out at home

This week, I am focusing on Instructor Live, a website that features 10,000 workouts in Pilates, yoga, strength, cardio, post-natal exercise and meditation, all led by experts.<p>I think of this beginner-friendly members’ website as the Netflix of fitness. It costs £5.99 a month.<p>Anyone nervous about …

Postpartum

28 Insanely Creative Ways To Decorate A Cake That Are Easy AF

Have a very happy birthday (or happy ANY day, tbh).

Dessert

HIIT Exercises That Sculpt Your Butt in 7 Minutes

The gluteus maximus is the biggest muscle in your body, but thankfully, you don't need to dedicate an anaconda-sized portion of your workout to …

Workouts

14 Simple Soup Recipes for Fall

While it pains us to bid farewell to summer backyard bashes and cocktails, fall is already upon us. It’s time for our favorite fall festivities: football, wardrobe changes and autumn eats. And as the weather starts to cool down, we’re definitely starting to develop a hankering for those fall …

London for Kids

Discover five great London activities that the whole family will enjoy.<p>London Guide<p>United Kingdom Guide<p>More Family Trips<p><b>Rain Forest Romp</b><p>From beefeaters to ravenmasters, unexpected eccentricities will delight young visitors in London. You can find life-size plaster dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park …

England

Who needs a gym when you can work out at home for free with YouTube trainers?

There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good.<p>Many channels retain their grass roots, …

How Hilaria Baldwin Lost 18 Pounds of Baby Weight in 10 Weeks

"I'm not trying to be skinny, I'm just trying to be healthy."<p><i>Hilaria Baldwin gained 28 pounds while she was pregnant with her daughter Carmen, now 2 years old, and slightly less during her most recent pregnancy (her son came early). Although her newborn son Rafael is only 10 weeks old, the new mom</i> …

ICON_SEARCH

Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family<p>Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters …

Healthy Eating

Never Dry, Never Soggy - This Is How You Make Perfect French Toast Every Time!

Breakfast Recipe: Perfect French Toast<p>Save<p>French toast is truly one of our favorite brunch items, topped with warm butter, and syrup, or fruit and …

9 Camp Lunches That Go Beyond PB & J

Camp lunch can be so much more than peanut butter sandwiches and an apple.<p><b>Packed lunch is hard.</b> With camp season upon us, we wanted to come up with recipes that were appropriate for summer, without a ton of work. While these 9 recipes are meant for kids, we'd definitely bring nearly all of them to …

Cooking

39 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We admit it: There are some (or more like, many) mornings where it's everything we can do to will ourselves out of bed and grab a fistful of cereal …

Breakfast

10 Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

From Stack.com<p>We’re huge fans of running. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open …

What One Nutritionist Ate for an Entire Week (in Pictures)

Spoiler alert: Yes, lots of veggies are involved—but so are some doughnuts and potato chips.<p>As a dietician, I find that many people are curious about what I eat on a day-to-day basis. People often assume I follow a strict no-fun diet that consists of kale, quinoa, and a ton of salads. Honestly, I …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

Cooking

Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

Breakfast

6 Potluck Recipes Perfect for Spring Get-Togethers

After a long, cold winter, many of us are anxious to stop hibernating and gather with family and friends — preferably outside, weather permitting. …

Baking

The Science of Biscuits

Introduction: The Science of Biscuits<p>About: I love writing, leather working, cooking, and playing board games. My short stories have been appeared in …

Baking

7 DIY Skin-Care Recipes Facialists Use On Themselves

Just as a personal trainer with a killer body is a walking advertisement for his expertise, a facialist's glowing skin is her business card. So naturally we wanted to know exactly how the experts get their complexions to be so perfect. Estheticians and spa gurus reveal the DIY skin-care recipes …

Best Products For New Moms and Babies

As a first-time mom, I felt the full spectrum of emotions and moods that everyone warned me about…happy, full of wonder, exhausted beyond belief, …

Gardening Pt V: DIY Insecticides + Herbicides

If you garden, you know the shock and horror of going out for your morning watering and finding that a little pest has eaten the leaves of your …