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At the end of 2016, I decided to expand my New York business in new directions. With successful partners in Japan and Kuwait, it was time to continue …

Why you might be 20 years older than your actual age

Some people are ageing three years every 12 months, scientists have found<p>It is said that time waits for no man, but biologically speaking some people are barely ageing at all while others are speeding through their lives at the rate of three years every 12 months, scientists have found.<p>For the …

Our Best Layer Cake Recipes

From old-fashioned chocolate layer cake to carmelized-apple spice cake to the ultimate coconut cake, choose from more than 40 of our best layer cake recipes Here, Martha's father's favorite orange-curd filled cake topped with chocolate frosting.

17 Things Everyone Should Know About Metabolism

"Calories in, calories out" doesn't even begin to cover it.

Buttercream FROSTING RECIPE - Perfect for Decorating Cakes & Cupcakes

How I Kept Living When My Body Turned On Me

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 24. Now every day is a battle with myself.<p>I received the diagnosis in a letter, hidden in a long, dry paragraph detailing the results of countless blood tests. “From the above labs, your exam and history," my doctor wrote, "I would diagnosis …

15 Unhealthy Habits You Can Start Changing Right Now

Tell your inner Regina George to STFU.

What should you eat before, during, after a run? Here's what you need to know

One of the keys to a good run is found in what you eat before and during a long workout. Figuring out what exactly to munch on, however, can be confusing. As part of the Run for TODAY series, nutrition and running experts are breaking down what you need to know about eating and running.<p><b>Before your</b> …

Nutrition

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

Chocolate Orange Cake with Salted Cream Cheese Frosting

October 20, 2014<p>I have a confession.<p>The truth is, this chocolate orange cake started out as a red velvet cake. You see, despite my love for red …

(Almost) Sweet Like Candy: Your Guide to Baking With Sugar Alternatives

Everything you need to know about baking with less sugar and alternative sweeteners, like honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.<p></head>There are over a baker's dozen reasons to swap refined white sugar for alternative sweeteners when baking. Whether you're seeking less of a sugar high and crash or …

Dessert

Strawberry Tuxedo Cake Recipe

It’s simple really – I like cake. As a result I do a lot of cakes here, so here’s another for us all to enjoy—strawberry tuxedo cake. This might …

Chocolate Vanilla Tuxedo Cake with Raspberry White Chocolate Buttercream

Ingredients<p>For the Chocolate Cake<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 2 cups granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

The Best Wedding Cakes of 2014!

We look at pretty wedding cakes all day, every day but there are always those that stand out, and 2014 proved to be a super stylish year in the …

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

The good news: The best fitness coaches need only one sentence to tell you how to improve your results. Apply their words to your workouts, and you'll upgrade your routine instantly. Use these 18 tips from the top trainers in the industry to help you perfect your form, engage the right muscles, …

Gymwatch Sensor Is Your Virtual Weight Lifting Buddy For The Gym

When it comes to fitness trackers, gym goers and fitness enthusiasts have a plethora of options to choose from. The German design team behind …

6 Amazing Benefits of Cuddling

Calling all little spoons!<p>Who doesn't love to cuddle? We, for one, can't think of a better feeling than nestling between someone's arms while watching <i>The Mindy Project</i> before bed. And while there are some obvious perks to spooning (hello, warmth!), here are plenty of other reasons you should …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

<b>THE SITUATION:</b> <b>You used to weight train like crazy, but for the past several months, all you’ve fit in is a few sessions a week on the treadmill.</b> <b><br>THE EFFECT ON YOUR BOD:</b> In this case, your aerobic health should be in good shape, though you may notice that your strength and muscle tone have diminished …

Beauty Secrets From Gorgeous Stars Over 40

13 Beauty Secrets From Gorgeous Stars Over 40<p>Youth doesn't have to be wasted on the young—take it from these gorgeous 40-plus stars! We reveal the hair, makeup, and fitness routines they use to extend their radiance.<p>Look around Hollywood these days and you might think you've entered a sci-fi movie …

Classic Carrot Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake, that 1970s favorite, has a new audience at luxe restaurants like Manhattan's Le Bernardin. At the Urban Farmer in Portland, Oregon, …

Dessert

skinny chocolate raspberry cake

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare (spray or butter and flour) two 8-inch round cake pans.<br>• Warm the coconut oil in microwave for up …

18 Stuffed Desserts With a Secret Inside

Do you ever struggle with selecting just one confection? With these 18 stuffed dessert recipes you no longer need to make the tough choice between candy, cake, cookies and brownies. Combining several (or all) of these delicious goodies into one sweet mashup is totally the way to go. Scroll through …

Dessert

Comment on Double Chocolate Party Cake by Rachel

Hi! For the frosting can i substitute water with milk?

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.

Dessert

The Skinny Fat Body Dilemma: Should You Bulk Or Cut First?

So you want to build the perfect body but you don't know where to start. You dream of adding insane amounts of muscle mass, but when you look in the …

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight)

You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for you, and it's true—but it's good for a lot more than just losing weight or building …

Self-improvement

6 Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Recommended daily dosage: 2,300 international units (IU)<p>Need a supplement? It's best to get A from a beta-carotene source, such as a large carrot or a cup of sliced cantaloupe<p><b>B Vitamins</b><br>The eight B vitamins help maintain metabolism, muscle tone, and a sharp mind, says Mary Ellen Camire, Ph.D., a …

Breast Cancer FAQs

<b>The Answers:</b> <b><br>Is it true that one in eight women will get breast cancer?</b><br>Not exactly. The one-in-eight statistic doesn't accurately reflect the average woman's breast cancer risk. Age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer. That means the older a woman is, the greater her risk of …