Divya Murthy

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Get Ready to Run Your First 5K With This Plan

Recommit to your fitness life this year and get ready to run a 5K. We've created a six-week plan to get you up and running — literally. If you have a casual relationship with running and can run comfortably for at least 10 minutes, our plan will help you go the distance and become a bona fide …

Workouts

So You Want To Lose Thigh Fat, Huh?

You can’t spot-reduce, but that doesn’t mean you’re sh*t out of luck.<p>Let's get something out of the way first: There’s nothing you can do to spot-reduce fat on your thighs—or anywhere on your body, TBH.<p>That's because losing fat is kind of an all or nothing approach. “You can reduce your overall …

Body Fat

All the Cool New Ways to Wash Your Hair: A Guide

"Lather, rinse, repeat" isn't the only technique.<p>In the shower, most of us do some version of the following:<p>Wet your hairSmush some shampoo around your scalpRinseStand still for much longer than necessary because it's warm and feels niceApply conditionerPutz around while it absorbsContinue not …

Amal Clooney Steps Out in N.Y.C. After Landing a Gig at Columbia

Amal Clooney didn’t spend another freezing New York City night indoors – she hit the Upper East Side for a night out on the town.<p>The 37-year-old’s …

How To Pay Attention

20 Ways To Win The War Against Seeing<p>As part of a short class for the School of Visual Arts’ newish Products of Design MFA program, I ask students to …

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

21 Ways to Spend Less and Save More Money

Introduction: 21 Ways to Spend Less and Save More Money<p>The key to reducing your spending is to cut back a little in every area. Start with …

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

3 Steps to a Comfortable and Chic Living Room

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a living room.<p>"Avoid the urge to push all the furniture up against the walls. Floating items out into the room can help you make use of all the available square footage." —<i>Libby Langdon</i><p><i>Photo: David A. Land</i><p><b>1.</b> …

Living Rooms

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Osama Bin Laden

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

DIY

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

The 5 Most Awesome Celebrity Hair, Makeup, and Nail Looks of the Week

Every week we take a peek back at the best of the hair, makeup and nail looks we saw on the blog, and this one is no different. Here's the cream of the crop:<p>Look 1) Kate Middleton's sweet half-up hairstyle.<p>Pinterest<p>Look 2) Shay Mitchell's perfect red lipstick.<p>Pinterest<p>Look 3) Victoria Justice's fun …

Hair

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies

Because they know exactly what you're going through

Weight Loss

Methodology change sees Indian economy grow faster than China's

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Taken at face value, India on Monday became the fastest growing major economy in the world after its statisticians changed the way they measure Asia’s third-largest economy and showed it clocked faster growth than China in the December quarter.<p>A worker climbs up to a pillar of …

20 Game-Changing Beauty Products That Almost Work Magic

Power up your beauty routine with these essential products.

Skin Care

wheat bread recipe | atta bread recipe | 100% whole wheat bread recipe

preparing bread dough with instant yeast:<p>sieve the flour with salt or just mix the flour with the salt.<p>add the 1 tsp instant yeast and just lightly …

10 Secrets of Super Happy Couples

What do happy couples do right? We found 10 surprisingly quirky relationship tips to help you have a happy marriage or relationship<p>This just in from the love lab: Surprisingly quirky—and scientifically proven—ways to maintain a great relationship.<p><b>Pretend you just met.</b>Whether you've been together …

Los Angeles

How to Prevent Your Body from Aching During a Long Plane Flight

Please direct your attention to this article for an important fitness announcement.<p>Traveling can be a huge pain in the neck—and the back, legs, and, well, you know. What sucks even more about soreness caused by sitting in the upright position is that, unlike post-workout muscle soreness, it’s a …

Workouts

What Every Man Needs At Home

Living Rooms

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

The 20 Coziest Bedrooms Ever

Cancelling nighttime plans from now until forever.<p>In theory, your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your house, but it's easy to sacrifice comfort when your design aesthetic comes into play. Form over function literally any day of the week—but that doesn't have to be the case. These …

Bedrooms

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Simple routine, amazing complexion.<p>Raise your hand if you can relate to this:<p>Yes, yes, you'd love to have dewy, flawless skin that radiates glow from the inside out. Of course! But futzing with a million different cremes, potions, toners, and masques multiple times a day, every day, every night... …

Skin Care

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

Fitness

6 Things Weight-Loss Experts Want You to Know BEFORE You Start Trying to Drop Pounds

Don't walk into a diet blindly.<p>Learning the hard way sucks—especially when that lesson is about weight loss. "People have so many misconceptions and get so many things wrong when it comes to weight loss," says dietician Rachel Beller, M.S., R.D., author of <i>Eat to Lose, Eat to Win</i>. Luckily, that's …

Fitness

17 Stylish DIYs That Will Help You Finally Feel Organized

Not an overstatement.<p>If you're struggling with storage space, organization, or just <i>need</i> a way to stop losing your keys once and for all, salvation is near. These DIY decor hacks will make your life so much easier, you'll wonder how you lived without them for so long. They're cheap, easy, and will …

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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 …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Body Language