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The 10 worst personality types you encounter at work

Want to get on at work? Then you need to know how to sidestep The Talker, handle The Micromanager, and not become jealous of The Cool Guy<p>As they say, you can choose your friends, but not your family – and you can choose your job, but not the people you work with. Thus, many of us spend eight hours …

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This Tiny Washing Machine Would Make Laundry Day Suck a Lot Less

Forget spending an entire day at the laundromat. Soon, you’ll be able to wash your clothes faster at home… without using any electricity. Pick your jaw up off the floor, and put the washboard away. Because with a few taps of your foot, you will be able to do just that with a five-liter machine …

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5 Habits People Who Successfully Lose Weight Have in Common

<b>They Track Their Food Consistently</b><br>…And you don't even have to do it for very long to see results: According to MyFitnessPal data, 88 percent of users who log their meals for seven days lose weight. "A lot of times we eat even without even realizing it," says Penner. "[Logging] just kind of brings …

How-To: Toy Cardboard Camera

Are your kids budding shutterbugs, but still a bit too small for a real camera? Use common household items to make them an awesome DIY toy camera instead! Check out this fantastic toy cardboard camera tutorial from Michelle at MollyMoo.<p>I think the flip-lid-as-lens-cap idea is a particularly nice …

5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

<b>Lay Workout Clothes By Your Bed</b><br>It's genius! You'll have your outfit already planned out as soon as you wake up. Lorna makes sure she does this so she can't talk herself out of her morning workout. "I have to do the walk of shame if I get up and I don't exercise," she says.<p><b>Become a Snacker</b><br>Peek …

Why lunch holds the key to weight loss success

We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – that it sets us up for a day of healthy eating; provides essential nutrients …

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet

Hip-hop isn’t only a place to talk about fantasies like being a millionaire and having dope kicks—it’s where you can talk about God.<p>“As I mapped out …

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

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Lose 10 Inches in 10 Days

With this total-body workout from celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, you'll get fit and lose weight in no time.

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30 Workouts That Take 10 Minutes (Or Less)

<i>By Alice Oglethorpe for Men's Journal</i><p>Finding half an hour to get to the gym is hard enough, let alone the 60 minutes that you think justifies a trip. The upshot? With the right routine, you can change your body -- and burn a chunk of calories -- in 10 minutes. We've got 30 of those routines here, …

HIIT It! 8-Minute Total-Body Workout

Boost your metabolism and start shedding fat—stat with this fast-paced, heart-pounding routine.<p>Get ready to turn your traditional gym routine on its …

The Ferguson Masterpost: How To Argue Eloquently & Back Yourself Up With Facts - Aida Manduley, MSW

As the folks from Sexplanations say: stay curious! Know that this is just one drop in the bucket. We encourage you to do your own research and follow …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

Best and Worst Exercises to Do When You Have a Cold

Don't let a case of the sniffles derail your regular routine.

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3 workouts to torch fat without traditional cardio

The only feeling worse than realizing you’ve just inhaled two days’ worth of calories in one holiday meal is the panic that sinks in once you …

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Eat This Gumbo While You Watch Football

Homemade stock made from a whole bird has two upsides: You get a rich, balanced liquid for the gumbo, and plenty of tender poached chicken meat.<p>Sunday night football is best observed while eating copious amounts of Southern food. But you don't have to go tailgating in order to get your hands on a …

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5 Exercises to Strengthen and Tone the Legs -- No Equipment Required

Our schedules can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Between the long work hours, busy social calendars and the balancing act of relationships, it's not always easy to find the time to make it into the gym. The key is to find a go-to workout you can do from anywhere, just in case your day does …

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21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Here's Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Over time, neglecting these exercises can slow your progress and your gains. After all, to build a body that moves better, lifts better, and feels better, you can’t just focus on strength alone. You need a balanced routine that incorporates other facets of fitness, too, says De Wispelaere.<p>So add …

15 Sneaky Tricks To Make Flowers Look Better, Last Longer, And Make YOU Happier

From a penny in the water (genius!) to how scotch tape can make your arrangement perfect<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com, in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house with beautiful flowers easy …

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Before and After Furniture Makeover in Turquoise

Today, I have a makeover in turquoise to show you. We are going to paint and glaze furniture to turn dark furniture into a bright and cheery …

21 Two Toned Furniture Tutorials

Came across this awesome round up of two toned furniture tutorials over at the HomeTalk site. If you have not had a chance to check this place out …

7 Unbelievable Furniture Makeovers

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.<p>Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.

How to Make Pocky Sticks at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: This classic Japanese snack is perfect for movie munching -- and it's so easy to make, you won't miss a single preview. Samantha Seneviratne from</i> …

Are You Only Pretending to Be in the Right Job?

Every day I come across people who are in the wrong job. You do, too. They are sad, unhelpful and may seem incompetent. It's tempting to get mad at …

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30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine

If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises …

The Ultimate Manhattan Apartment for a 20-Something

Inside a client's first grown-up space.<p>For a woman in her 20s, Lilly Bunn designs a sophisticated New York apartment with glamorous color and details. Get 5 essential tips for your first apartment.

What Happens When A Prep School's Black Student President Mocks Her White Male Classmates

An Instagram photo allegedly led the country's most expensive boarding school to strip its first black female student body president of her role.<p>One day last March, Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for an …