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An Overjoyed Rescued Pet Duck Gleefully Greets Her Human at the Door When She Gets Home From Work

A really sweet rescued pet muscovy duck named Petunia who lives indoors, excitedly greeted her human Chantel Grant at the door when she came home …

Pets

A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Yoga

5 Super Quick Breakfasts With Over 20 Grams of Protein

Start your day on a strong note.<p>August 12, 2018<p>Breakfast is hard. If you're anything like the rest of us, happily getting up early with lots of …

Breakfast

In love? Then it’s time for a road trip in the Roman countryside

<b>Assisi Italy. (Tess Falotico/Fathom)</b><p>When you are hungry and in love, there’s no better place to explore together than the hills beyond Rome<p>Tess Falotico<p>August 12, 2018 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Fathom, the website that unlocks the world for passionate and curious travelers. …

Italy

The Smartest Laundry Tool You're Not Currently Using

When I first moved to Chicago, the cold, winter shock of a shared basement laundry room was there to greet me. I had to go outside and up and down …

Laundry Rooms

The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

BAGHDAD — The driver was sweating as his white Kia pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighborhood bustling with open-air markets.<p>With every jolt and turn, his pulse quickened. Hidden in the truck’s chassis was 1,100 pounds of military-grade explosives that the Islamic …

Middle East

The One Smoothie That Gets Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To A Dietitian

When combined with a consistent exercise routine, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is a great way to kickstart fat loss. In …

Nutrition

I'm a Trainer, and These Are 3 Things You Need to Start Doing to Finally See Your Abs

When I'm not writing about how to get your abs to show, I'm training clients, who also want to know the answer to this question along with other hot fitness topics. While there's no exact formula for revealing chiseled abs, in my experience reducing your body fat percentage, doing high-intensity …

Workouts

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

The Best Face Wash on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Skin Care

Lose Weight at Home With These 10 Bodyweight Moves

If you're looking for a way to tone and shape your body with minimal equipment, body weight exercises are a great way to trim inches and help you lose weight. Using gravity and your body's natural resistance, you can kick up your metabolism by adding muscle in all the right places.<p>You want to make …

Workouts

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Running: 20 Tips Every Runner Needs to Know

If you're ready to lace up those sneakers and hit the ground running, whether it's for general health, weight loss, or to reduce stress, read through this guide first. You'll learn must-know tips and get expert advice on all things running. Pretty soon, you'll be calling yourself a runner!

She thought it was just pregnancy puffiness. The truth was much worse.

Cathryn Scheipers did not want to get on that train to New York. It was a Sunday night in December 2014, and the commercial real estate professional had an important conference the next morning. But she felt zonked. She felt swollen.<p>She felt pregnant.<p>It was nothing like the then-29-year-old …

Pregnancy

6 HIIT moves that’ll boost your happiness

As far as endorphins and exercise go, running tends to hog the warm, sunny spotlight. But even though putting in miles gets a lot of good press, it’s …

Workouts

Hips don’t lie: A month of daily RomWOD workouts actually made me more flexible

You know that woman who really gets low when she squats? Or how about the one you’ve seen in yoga class who can touch her nose to her knees in a …

Exercise

This Is Exactly How You Can Reset Your Metabolism, According to a Nutritionist

Changing any habit, no matter how small, is surprisingly difficult. You don't realise how set in your ways you are until you try to switch them up. …

Nutrition

Brianna Lost 100 Pounds in 1 Year by Drinking This Every Single Day

After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard's goal was to lose the baby weight, but she ended up losing way more! Find out how this 32-year-old mom lost 107 pounds in just one year, which inspired her to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach so she could help others become …

Weight Loss

To Keep Women From Dying In Childbirth, Look To California

When Cayti Kane delivered a baby boy via cesarean section last year, her team of doctors was prepared.<p>Kane had been diagnosed with placenta accreta, a condition that increased the likelihood of a dangerous hemorrhage during delivery. When that happened, she had an emergency hysterectomy. Kane and …

Pregnancy

Forget the Gym, The Best Workouts Are On Your Phone

On the go, just like you.<p>While the camaraderie of an intense, sweat-inducing exercise class is undeniably fun, the ease of an at-home workout is …

Exercise

14 Things Every Woman Should Know By The Time She Turns 40

A year ago, AARP launched a free weekly digital newsletter called “The Girlfriend,” aimed at what we see as an often-overlooked demographic — Gen X women. As editor, one of the greatest privileges I’ve had is hearing from readers about their struggles with perimenopause, parenting, friendship, …

Relationships

5 tricks for making a perfect smoothie, every single time

Whether you have your smoothie recipe down to a science, or can’t quite get the right proportions to make it more superfood and less sludge, there’s …

17 Poop Horror Stories Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

"I had to sit in my own poop throughout the entire exam."<p>One time I was very drunk and had to use the bathroom. My friend was using the only toilet in the house, so for some reason I decided to poop in the bathtub. I finished my business, but <b>as I tried to get up I fell backward into the tub and</b> …

Taco Bell

Inside a 600-Square-Foot Coastal Maine Home

The homeowners built the entire thing themselves.<p>This 600-square-foot calm, cool, and collected home situated in coastal Maine is impressive enough …

Small Spaces

We asked five experts: is cheese bad for you?

Almost everyone loves a good vegemite and cheddar sandwich or some brie with a glass of wine. But the evidence seems to shift about whether or not …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This Lip Stain Turns Me Into a More Polished Version of Myself

It started with the duty-free sign. I was passing through a European airport when a display in the Clarins section caught my eye: several jewel-toned …

Makeup

What is facial yoga? Experts say it really can make you look younger.

Yes, working out your face muscles may take years off your face, but it’ll cost you — your time, that is.<p>If you want to get toned, defined Michelle Obama arms, you might try pushups and planks. For six-pack abs, add some bicycle crunches to your gym circuit. So it makes sense that if you want to …

Skin Care

Doctors Tell My Mom She Has the Body of Someone Half Her Age—This Is Her Secret

My 70-year-old parents are my superheroes. And while I used to think of their age as something to be feared—something scary that could only represent …

Weight Loss

From bedtime stories to bribes: how to get your child reading more

Each year when we went on holiday, my parents would treat us to a Summer Special comic. The Beano for my older brother, Blue Jeans for me. I can still feel the paper stiff with salt, the pages carrying the sweet coconut tang of Hawaiian Tropic. I didn’t care if the stories were seldom truly …

Books