Brindha Balakrishnan

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This 8-Minute HIIT Tabata Routine Gets You Toned in No Time

SWEAT trainer Kelsey Wells shows us her go-to Tabata routine that gets the job done in just eight minutes.<p>For anyone who’s looking to get fit fast, …

Best books of 2017 – part one

‘Funny, outrageous, touching, intimate, gorgeous’ … writers from George Saunders to Ali Smith pick their favourite reads of the past year<p><b>Part two:</b> Sebastian Barry, Paula Hawkins and others share their favourites<br>• Tell us your books of the year in the comments below<p>The Once and Future Liberal; There …

Books

New to High-Intensity Interval Training? This No-Equipment Workout Is Only 20 Minutes

There is so much to love about high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These types of workouts mix intense bursts of activity with short rest periods, and because you can tailor the workout to your ability, it's can be perfect for beginners.<p>In this workout, you'll be doing 40 seconds of …

Workouts

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

6 New Books You Need To Read In July

Whether it’s days on the beach or sweltering commutes, these new page-turners will help you beat (or at least forget) the heat.<p>Summer is the season for finding yourself, if this month’s big book releases are to be believed. There’s intrigue, loss, hilarity, and women figuring out what they really …

This Secret Indian Hair-Growth Formula May Finally Give You a Mermaid Mane

Anyone who has unsuccessfully tried to get their hair to grow may roll their eyes at this video in which Prachi (the vlogger behind Super Wow Style) shares a family recipe for lengthier locks. Could a simple mix of natural ingredients really make hair grow up to 30-40 percent as Prachi claims? We …

Coconut

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

Books are the gift that keep on giving.<p>Not only are the stories within them capable of transporting you to far off lands and through thrilling tales, …

Literature

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Healthy Eating

23 science fiction and fantasy novels to read this March

Stories of robots, revolutions, and space empires<p>It’s March, which means that there’s a whole new slate of books ready to crowd our bookshelves — books about robots, revolutions, and vast space empires to tear into.<p>Earlier this year, I mentioned that I’m trying to expand my reading horizons in …

Sea bass baked with potato and fennel

If you prefer to roast the fish in fillets (i.e. boned), ask your fishmonger to do this for you.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 whole sea bass, approx 2.5-3kg, gutted and cleaned<br>• 3 large Désirée or other<br>• roasting potatoes<br>• 2 fennel bulbs<br>• 1 tbsp fennel seeds<br>• 60ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling<br>• 4 bay …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

Why Dumbledore must not be the token gay person in Fantastic Beasts

There was a mixed reaction when JK Rowling revealed the Hogwarts headmaster’s sexuality in 2007. Now she has a second chance to get this right<p>When Dumbledore came out of the closet during a JK Rowling Q&A in 2007, the LGBT rights organisation Stonewall said the revelation showed there was “no limit …

5 Historical Novels That Fantasy Fans Will Probably Love

The Romans occupied Britain for centuries, and now they’ve abandoned the land and its people to fend for themselves. While marauding Saxons, Irish …

The 10-Minute, No-Equipment HIIT Workout

Whether you sweat daily and want to switch things up or you're simply struggling to fit in your workout today, this routine could be your answer. …

How to do a proper push-up

One of the most common training mistakes, from rookies and seasoned veterans, is overlooking the value of body-weight exercises. It's easy to be seduced by machines and gadgets and their false promises of maximal muscle for minimal effort. And then, of course there's the ego, that noisy …

Workouts

1200 Years old Ancient Hindu Temple made out of Single Rock

Twentynine Kilometers away from the City of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India you can find 1200 years old Ancient Hindu Temple, Kailasa Temple. This …

This text line is helping teens talk about mental health without saying a word

"He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone."<p>In August 2011, teen-focused social change organization DoSomething.org received this …

Mental Health

How to Sculpt a Sexy Yoga Core in 7 Minutes

No handstands required.<p>You don't need to master a handstand to sculpt sexy yoga abs. Just try this yoga-inspired, core-strengthening workout designed by Cornelius Jones Jr., the Los Angeles-based creator of Cornelius YogaBurn, which is part of Jessica Alba's regular fitness routine.<p><i>Alex</i> …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Dark Matter

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

TED Talks

If Cat Ladies Were Renaissance Portraits

Our fondness for feline photos will never be satisfied, thanks to the photographers in our community who continue to share their fantastic cat photos …

First trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lands

Spin-off stars Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed and promises to expand the saga that was reinvigorated by last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens<p>The first trailer for this year’s eagerly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has premiered.<p>The adventure will be the first spin-off film set in the …

Does Walking Help You Get a Flat Stomach and a Tiny Waist?

Walking can help you lose weight and get a flat stomach. Losing belly fat will improve your health and boost your self-esteem. Two types of fat are …

Watch This 45-Minute Documentary on the Making of Disney's Zootopia

The year is still relatively young, but one of the biggest surprises on the big screen has to be <i>Zootopia</i>. The early footage looked okay, but no one …

What female authors taught me about the way we marginalize women

Last summer, I was sitting on a park bench reading <i>Little Women</i> — as you do on a warm day in July — when a man stopped by my side to offer a word of …

Feminism

She Was the Z: An Appreciation of Zaha Hadid

Z. At most Zaha. The way many of her friends referred to her conveyed the energy and the design signature both her buildings and she, herself, exemplified. Z’s buildings slashed and snaked their way into our consciousness and out of the sites to which they did not wish to be confined. She was the …

Zaha Hadid

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

Exclusive Steven Gerrard interview: "I don’t think I’ll ever be at peace"

Such are the tribulations of transatlantic life, Steven Gerrard spends far more time by himself these days. With his wife, Alex, and their three school-age daughters at home in Liverpool, he is left for weeks at a time to find his level here in Los Angeles, a place once described by Jack Kerouac as …