Brooke Larrabee

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5 Science-Backed Ways To Have A Happier Morning

Even if you are not a morning person.<p>Before I became a mom, I woke up naturally, as bluebirds pulled back my covers with their little beaks and doe-eyed deers brought me my slippers. At least that’s my sleep deprived memory of it all.<p>One thing is for sure, with or without kids, getting up in the …

31 Easy Ways to Become Happier in a Month

Don’t get me wrong. Before this plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (which dictated an …

Your Body on Sugar

Ever wondered what’s happening to your body when you overindulge on biscuits or chocolate? Now you can find out...<p>Click on Male, Female or Child …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

How to get fit without spending a dime

The prospect of getting your body into gear can be intimidating enough without also considering the impact it might have on your bank account. The rapidly rising cost of trendy boutique workouts and flashy gym memberships doesn't make it any easier.<p>But it's also not an either, or situation. Trust …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive thought-patterns and unhealthy habits. This leads to better decision-making and behavioral responses. Here are 12 exercises for greater self-awareness:<p>An old African …

Self-awareness

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

Los Angeles

Processed Meat Causes Cancer, World Health Organization Says

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

The Best Way To Lose Weight Without Medication Is 75% Food and 25% Exercise

Eating smart is the key to overall weight loss and a flat, sexy stomach!<p>We hate to break it to you, but science says there is no magic pill to lose …

Fitness

15 ways to eat healthy on a budget

What's even more challenging is trying to make those meals healthy.<p>For starters, filling your cart with fresh, nutritious groceries isn't cheap. So with the help of some of our favorite nutrition pros, we've come up with a shopping list of foods and seasonings that can make healthy cooking easier …

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How-To: Ice Lanterns

Take advantage of cold temps with some charming outdoor decorations! Make cool winter evenings sparkle with light with this fun ice lantern tutorial from Zoe at Creative in Chicago!<p>When it comes craft supplies, prices don’t get much better than free! These pretty lanterns can be made using items …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Tutorial: Piped fabric basket

Tutorial: Piped fabric basket<p>Niki from Roonie Ranching shares a tutorial for making a piped fabric basket with two small handles. The piping around …

40+ Fascinating Christmas decorating ideas for small spaces

Just because you have a lack of space in your home or apartment, doesn’t mean you still can’t get festive for the holidays and decorate your space …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Living Rooms

New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for “intensive behavioral counseling” about diet or exercise, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).<p>An overweight woman sits …

The Truth About Green Tea And Weight Loss Might Be Hard To Hear

But what about matcha lattes?<p>The idea that green tea might be able to help you drop a few pounds is basically alluring as hell. Think about it: It's cheap, it tastes great, and it's literally available everywhere.<p>But uh, does it even work?<p>Turns out, it's a hard...maybe—and that's only for brewed …

Ten of the best herbs to grow in containers

Herbs are one of the most rewarding container crops. Most are also easy to grow. Still, there are a few things to bear in mind if you want to make sure your potted herbs reach their bushy, lush best.<p>Lorraine Melton, head grower at the herb farm Herbal Haven, gave me two key pieces of advice. …

Please Stop Hating Your Body

Your body wasn't meantᅡᅠto be treated likeᅡᅠanᅡᅠobject for others to scrutinize -- it was meant to be treasured as theᅡᅠmost incredible and most advancedᅡᅠinstrumentᅡᅠthatᅡᅠyou haveᅡᅠto receive the world.<p>We live in a culture that <b>hates</b> the body. Don't believe me? Look around.ᅡᅠWeᅡᅠset …

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5 Exercises To Do Before Every Run

1. Glute Bridge<p>Muscles Activated: Erector Spinae, Hamstrings, Gluteus Maximus.<p>Lie on your back with your knees up, feet firmly planted on the floor …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns In Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they're likely in one of these towns, as Italians in major cities make a mass exodus toward the coast every summer. Many of the well-known beaches get crowded or too touristy, but this list also includes …

Amalfi Coast