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Beautiful, Potentially Short-Lived Tabletop Made from Pallet Wood

While it seems to be the darling of Facebook-friendly DIY furniture roundups, there are lots of reasons not to use pallet wood in your projects. …

French Macarons

Macarons are light-as-a-feather French confections that can be assembled pulling from a mix-and-match palette of sweet fillings and bases. Our recipe for this sophisticated French treat offers variations for vanilla bean, chocolate, peanut, coconut, raspberry and pistachio macarons.

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10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

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Pops of colour<p><b>In some cases colour doesn't have to take all over the place. Sometimes it just have to be a discreet optical surprise in a neutral</b> …

Matisse-inspired Cocktail Recipe + DIY

The Museum of Modern Art’s incredible new exhibit, <i>Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs</i>, is filled to the brim with entertaining and craft inspiration, as well …

DIY Project: Cherry Pumpkins by Brittany Jepsen

I’m not the hugest fan of creepy Halloween décor, so when it’s time to think of how I’d like to decorate my own home I tend to go for something …

DIY Pet Nametags

Personalizing our pets is a fun way to not only showcase our love for them, but also to make them look even more adorable. There are a range of …

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9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Build A Massive Back: 5 Must-Do Back Moves

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Alex Savva <b><br>Education:</b> B.S. Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder of CircuitFIT, Co-founder of …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

18 Foods That Help Fight PMS

And we're not talking about curling up with a box of cookies.<p>PMS has a bad reputation with very good reason. Bloating, headaches, moodiness—even if you don't experience them all, it only takes one symptom to throw off your whole day. But there are actually a ton of foods that can provide you with …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Time crunched? This 5-minute circuit makes the most of a quick fit hit<p>A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

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10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

editor’s pick: whiskey business

Since it's still January, it's not too late to start those resolutions (or, you know, come up with them in the first place).<p>While some NYLON editors …

Fashionable Spaces: 16 Inspiring Rooms from BAZAAR

Décor inspiration for the kitchen, and beyond.<p>In need of décor inspiration? We've got you covered. From kitchens to foyers, sitting rooms to dining rooms, <i>BAZAAR</i>, we went through our Fashionable Life archives for the most captivating ideas to try this fall. Click through to be delighted.

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>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! <b>Week …

Miguel Cardona's Coffee Cups for Charity

by Eva Glettner<p>Miguel Cardona is a professor of design and an illustrator with an unusual canvas: the paper coffee cup. No subject is off limits for Cardona—in fact, the more obscure, the better; be it Breaking Bad's Walter White, aliens or sea creatures. But it's what Cardona does with his myriad …

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Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

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Beautiful Empowered Women Depicted in Orange Splashes of Paint

In their newest collaboration <i>Splash</i>, street artists Fin DAC and Angelina Christina masterfully paint a trio of gorgeous women on a stretch of wall in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Created over the course of a few days, this latest mural is just one in a series of street art pieces the duo has made together …

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Mysterious Alter-Ego Created Through Imaginative Self-Portraits

These beautiful photographs of a solitary female in an imaginative world are the work of the exceptionally talented Rachel Baran. Each photograph is conceptually based and tells a truly unique story.<p>Baran uses herself as a model and then makes slight manipulations in Photoshop to create fascinating …

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6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …