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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 …


9 Fast Ways to Lose Thigh Fat

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat<p>Those skinny jeans are calling your name.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Full disclosure: There's no one exercise or food that specifically helps you lose weight in your legs—spot reducing fat doesn't …


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 …


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 …

San Francisco

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 …

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

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …


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> …

Interior Design

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 …


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 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, 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.

Los Angeles

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 …


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 …

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

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies<p>Because they know exactly what you're going through<p>Jennifer Tallman<p>Slimming down isn't easy—it takes time and commitment to reach your weight-loss goals. That said, it's definitely not <i>impossible</i>. But don't take our word for it. …


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 …

Methodology change sees Indian economy grow faster than China's


20 Game-Changing Beauty Products That Almost Work Magic

Power up your beauty routine with these essential products.<p>Body lotion that repairs sun damage. Liner that brightens tired eyes. Try these 20 game changes and watch magic happen.<p>Spritz purposefully<p><b>Power Up With:</b> Citrus-Floral Fragrance<p>Sprayable happiness? Uh-huh. Research shows that floral and …

Skin Care

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

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 | Women's Health

<b>Nurture your friends' relationships.</b><br>You might divorce-proof your own. According to researchers, the breakup of a close pal's marriage increases your odds of splitting by as much as 75 percent. "Some people may see another's divorce as permission to change their own life," says study coauthor Rose …

Los Angeles

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

To keep your bod from hating you after you deplane, Matheny recommends a series of stretches that target the muscles that start to scream. Check out the entire sequence in the pin-able infographic below, then scroll down for a detailed breakdown.<p><b>How to Stretch Pre-Flight</b><br>Doing the following moves at …


What Every Man Needs At Home

Designer-approved, bachelor pad essentials.<p>The new, designer-approved, bachelor pad essentials. Fridge full of beer not included.

Interior Design

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 …

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

Interior Design

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Yes? Sound familiar? In that case, good news for you: We asked Brooke Sikora, M.D., a dermatologist for SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, what you <i>really</i> need to do to in life to look fresh-faced and rosy—but, you know, minimalist style. We're talking the essential tips to get it …

Skin Care

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Bodyweight Exercise

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

<b>You Don't Have to Be Perfect</b><br>Give yourself credit for making positive changes, no matter how small they are, or how far you are from so-called "perfect," says Beller. The point isn't perfection, it's improvement. So ask yourself, "What can I do today that’s better than yesterday?"<p><b>You Can't Stop Once</b> …


13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier


Green Tea Benefits: Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini …


How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …