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How Cinnamon Could Benefit Diabetes Patients

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer<p>Published: 09/09/2013 05:07 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Cinnamon might improve not only the taste of apple pie and oatmeal but also the health of people with diabetes, a new review study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who took cinnamon …

Sidebar Plus Adds Shortcut Side Panels to Your Android

Android: Have you ever wished that the shortcut you need was just a little bit easier to get to? With Sidebar Plus, just about anything including …

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

How to Tone Your Thighs

Feeling like you want to make a positive change for your body? Follow these steps to get slim and muscular thighs. Even if you are in very good shape …

24 Signs The Family Loves The Dog More Than They Love You

It turns out man’s best friend is also mom’s best friend. And dad’s. And everyone’s, really.

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weight lifting basics and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While …

Best Coupon Apps for Grocery Shopping - Consumer Reports

Those big binders might be fine for extreme couponers, but for the rest of us, it’s no way to shop. So we love the idea of coupon apps that automate …

Shopping

3D Printing Goes Mainstream Retail

Just another day at UPS: Photocopy the ol' resume, ship back shoes to Zappos, print a car part.<p>About a month ago, a UPS store in eastern San Diego started offering a new service: 3D printing. Six weeks ago, store owner Burke Jones says, "I didn't know anything about 3D printing."<p>"I'd love to take …

Top 10 Infographics and Cheat Sheets That Make Life Easier

You only have so much room in your brain, and nothing's worse than forgetting that one genius tip right when you need it. Stop trying to remember …

Walking the Middle Path: If You Are Out of Balance in One Area of Your Life, You Are Out of Balance in Every Area

When we are out of balance in one area of our lives, it shows up in other areas of our lives, too. We might not recognize it, or understand that the two things are related, but one thing affects the other nonetheless. We might attempt to "fix" the second thing, but if we don't fix the first thing, …

10 Essential Photo Editing Apps

We’ve covered all kinds of apps for making your photos and photo shoots more fun, but we wanted to get back to basics and cover the apps you should without a doubt have on your phone. That way you can make sure you and your friends, and all those delicious meals you make and order, look their best …

Apps

Couple say moving company held their belongings hostage

After a two-month ordeal, belongings have been returned to a couple who went through a nightmare cross-country move.<p>Ashley Kenner and her fiancé, Mike Gorokhovksy, wound up sleeping on an air mattress in the living room of their 3-bedroom Colorado home. They say their furniture and possessions were …

The Sport Workout

Lazy days of summer? As if! Thanks to company softball leagues, picnic volleyball matches, and beach-resort kite-surfing lessons, this is the time of year you're most likely to break out of your usual exercise routine and flex some athletic muscle.<p>Even if you're pretty fit from a winter full of …

Your Summer Weight Loss Program

I know it's time for summer weight loss when I hear quiet sobbing coming from department store dressing rooms. Once, I was in line to try on clothes …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

The At-Home CrossFit Workout

<i>By Janet Lee for Shape.com</i><p>Proponents of CrossFit say it will push your limits, getting you fitter and firmer than ever before -- if you survive!<p>Not convinced? To give you a taste of the action, we asked Lauren Plumey, owner of Shoreline CrossFit in Branford, CT, to create a home-based, …

Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan

Whether you're breaking a sweat regularly or totally slacking, it's time for a change. To get a smoking hot bikini body this summer, you have to shock your muscles to get it into sizzling shape.<p>It takes about three weeks for a fit woman to adapt to a new routine, says metabolic training expert B.J. …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.

Workouts

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed!<p><b>Week 1:</b><br>5-minute warm-up jog or jump</b> …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides (when necessary) every other …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Know the Secret Price Codes at Major Retailers to Save More Money

Several popular retailers use "secret" price codes that can clue you in on whether an item is the best deal at the store or not. Here's a handy chart …

The Fastest Way to Get Back in Shape After Not Working Out for Three Months

You heard about the interval workouts that helped your friend lose her baby weight before she finished maternity leave and the high-intensity DVDs …

Lonely Planet's top 10 USA fall trips

Roadtripping in Autumn can be an especially photogenic time, and the US affords some lush landscape to motor through. Here are 10 trips for fall across the USA from Lonely Planet's <i>USA's Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America</i>:<p><b>1. Weird Vermont</b><p>If the Department of Tourism has convinced you …

O'ahu's Top Scenic Drives

The island of Oʻahu offers much more for adventurous travellers than just the historic streets of Honolulu and Waikiki's beach resorts. Hitting the island’s roads allows you full licence to check out some of Hawai‘i's most spectacular scenic drives. Along the way, you’ll see everything from …

Oahu

America's best North-South roads

Go west, young man! This historic cliché still resonates when it comes to road trips. But whether it's bombing to the Bay Area along the often dull-as-dirt I-80 or trying to find traces of iconic Route 66 amid a tangle of bland Interstates, the old paradigm of thinking horizontal when planning a …

Hiking

Get Debt Collectors Off Your Back with These Sample Letters

We've discussed some ways to get debt collectors to stop bothering you in the past, but the folks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put …

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Long-Distance Relationship

For most of human history, long-distance relationships have been impossible to sustain due to travel reasons alone. The internet age has made it much …

Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

Hiking

Why Am I Attracted to Bad Boys (or Bad Girls)?

How to Avoid Toxic Relationships That Go Nowhere<p>Unfortunately, more and more people find themselves in harmful and destructive relationships. Clients will tell me they repeatedly have love relationships with a person who later turns out to be abusive or addictive in some way. One woman said she …

Relationships