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The Best Short Movies on Netflix

Your time is valuable—so don't waste it on movies that don't deserve it.<p>Movies are too long. Not all of them—but a <i>lot</i> of them. For every tightly edited, beautifully told film that comes out of Hollywood, you get at least a half-dozen bloated messes that will somehow be even longer when the …

A Fitness Test You Can Give Yourself

You sprint and squat all over town, but do you ever stop to think about what all of that sweat is actually doing for your body?<p>While almost all exercise is good for you, understanding your strengths and weaknesses is key if you're looking to create change and make progress (and avoid injury!), says …

Easy fish pie

Although this doesn’t have a dairy-based white sauce like a traditional fish pie, it retains many of the same comforting qualities and is a lot easier to make. If you are not allergic, add a little grated cheese to the mixture and on top before grilling.<p>SERVES<p>a family of 4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>¼ small onion, …

How to cook the perfect stir fry

There are certain cooking techniques that don’t come as second nature if you haven’t grown up with them.<p>I didn’t even taste Chinese food until I was 20, so stir-frying is not in my blood. But when I ate a dish of stir-fried greens cooked by food writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge that was so delicious I …

The Shortest, Sweetest Workout You’ll Ever Do

But don't let that fool you—it is intense.<p>With the right moves, you can crush an effective sweat sesh for your whole body that improves your strength, endurance, flexibility, and power.<p>So what are these magical exercises? Well, if I could do only one move for the rest of my life, it would be the …

15-Minute Workouts You Can Actually Squeeze in Before Work

<i>By: Joni Sweet</i><p><i>Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock</i><p>If you're not a morning person, the idea of strapping on sneakers and schlepping to the gym at 6:30 a.m. is a total joke. But what if you could get an effective workout at home in the amount of time between snooze alarms?<p>Four fitness experts, …

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The best gluten-free recipes

Gluten-free cooking has come a long way. If you're catering for children or adults with a gluten intolerance - or yourself - it helps to know there are plenty of options out there<p>Gluten-free cooking may sound like a headache.<p>It needn't be one.<p>Telegraph food writers and contributors have come up …

8 Facts That Seem Impossible But Are Totally True

Every once in a while, someone gives you a piece of information that leaves you so dumbfounded that you question your entire existence…until you look …

We might be able to train our bodies into thinking we’ve had medicine — and it could have serious implications for the future of treatments

A cheerful student from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she had curly brown hair and a pale, moon-shaped face, and she loved playing trumpet in her high-school band.<p>But in 1983, she was diagnosed with lupus, a condition in which the immune system destroys the body's healthy tissues.<p>It ran rampant, …

Immune System

The 8-Minute Circuit To Avoid Winter Bod

Get rid of that extra layer of insulation we all seem to put on this time of year.<p>Winter bod: The softer shape we take on when daylight feels in short supply and the weather calls for comfy layers. You haven't stopped working out; it's just that you have a little less motivation than you did …

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10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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A 10-Minute Treadmill Workout That Actually Works

<i>Looking for a quick, efficient treadmill workout that burns fat? Self Magazine has you covered, and then some.</i><p>There are few pieces of gym equipment more versatile and effective than a treadmill. Only problem? Most of us don't exactly love hopping onto one. That's where David Siik, celebrity trainer …

Jillian Michaels: This 7-Move Circuit Will Change Your Body

Transform your body in 4 weeks with this calorie-torching exercise series.

Mug crumbles: the best 3-minute microwave recipes

If you've exhausted our recipe collection of sweet, satisfying mug cakes, move on to the mug crumble - equally speedy (taking just three minutes at full power in the microwave), they combine a base of fruit, nuts and chocolate with a classic crumble topping. And there's no need to weigh anything, …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

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How to restore older versions of iOS apps

Usually, an app update is a good thing. But sometimes, things go wrong: An update does the opposite of what you expect it to do. In that scenario, you want to roll your apps back, but unfortunately, at least on the iOS and Mac App Stores, Apple makes that seemingly impossible.<p>But it <i>isn’t</i> impossible …

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The Truth About 7 Food Myths

Throughout my years as a sports nutritionist, several athletes have asked whether they should avoid eating turkey on game days because it might make …

Burpees Suck. Here’s How to Make Them Suck Even More

Thought burpees couldn’t get much harder? Wait until you try these variations<p>No one <i>likes</i> burpees. But we continue to add them to our routines because they work. They hit every last muscle in your body, they melt fat everywhere, and they force you to dig deep.<p>But they’re about to suck even more. …

Six Workout Shortcuts to Keep You on Track During the Holidays

Remember: Doing something, fitness-wise, is better than doing nothing.<p><i>Every year I get to the holidays and fail miserably on maintaining my running and strength workouts. Between family, parties, and all the other chaos, I lose my way. Do you have any tips for staying on track this holiday season?</i> …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

The Get-Firm-Fast Total-Body Workout

Eliminate "junk reps" and start really activating your abs, shoulders, glutes, and hamstrings with this 30-minute workout. Oh, you'll burn a ton of …

The winter workouts you need to do

The nights are getting darker, the weather’s getting colder and we’re all about to head into hibernation until Christmas (or is that just us?!) so …

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Hungry for that 6-pack? 3 simple exercises to try during your lunch break

<i>If you have just a few minutes to fire up that core, you’re in luck! We’re giving you three simple exercises that work your core, target your obliques and define your midsection for this week's edition of Tone Up Tuesdays.</i><p>Sneaking in fitness moves throughout the day is one of our favorite ways to …

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10 Houseplants That Can Survive Even The Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.

10 Ways to Reimagine IKEA's Iconic LACK Side Table

It's only 10 bucks, so you can afford to get creative.<p>It's only 10 bucks, so you can afford to get creative.

The Best Cake for Breakfast (Because Breakfast Cake Is Amazing)

What's better than cake? Breakfast cake. This one is even (almost) healthy.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to</i> …

DIY Avengers Superhero Shoes

A 15-Minute Spring Shape-Up Workout (Video)

My clients love this quick, challenging total body workout as much as I do! The best part is you can do it anywhere — no gym membership or equipment …

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15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …