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54 Reasons to Love Photography in 2013

As a self-appointed pundit, I spend a fair amount of time criticizing the photography industry, but I have a little secret…I love photography! And …

Antelope Lower Canyon Photos Will Transport You To A Land Free Of Ice

The Grand Canyon may be the de facto tourist attraction for Arizona but you may want to reconsider after seeing Remi Zik's stunning photos of …

Last-minute shopping: 10 gadget gift ideas for under $100

Magpul iPhone cases ($13, $30)<p>If they’re good enough for William Gibson, they’re good enough for us. The author tweeted about the Magpul cases in October, saying they were the “best-engineered/made”, in his opinion. The Field Case is less expensive, but the newer Bump, for the iPhone 5 models, is …

14 Signs You're Obsessed with Hummus

The first one: You're eating the dip right now

This Is Scientific Proof That Happiness Is A Choice

One theory in psychology research suggests that we all have a happiness "set-point" that largely determines our overall well-being. We oscillate around this set point, becoming happier when something positive happens or the opposite, afterwards returning to equilibrium.<p>But this set-point, to a …

The Fit Five: Can't See My Abs

Having a six-pack is the ultimate way to show that you're committed to your fitness: You work out hard, eat clean, and do the cardio necessary to be …

Exercise

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

Chris Giblin

Delysees, A Petite Indulgence Toronto's on King West

Photos courtesy of Delysees<p>Delysées opened at the tail-end of September, much to my delight, and right in the centre of my ‘hood. It marries my …

French Food

5 Reasons Running May Not Help You Lose Weight

<i>By Adam Bornstein for Shape.com</i><p>"My body just can't lose weight."<p>That's the first thing I heard when I picked up the phone. Sounding frustrated and hopeless on the other end of the line, my client Sarah continued.<p>"If you knew how hard I've been working, you'd understand. You'd know I wasn't making …

The 10 best online shopping sites

<b>Online shopping site: AHAlife</b><p><b>Based in:</b> New York; prices listed in Canadian dollars and ships to Canada.<p>Our web editor Noah Lehava’s previously …

Fudgy Chocolate Pretzel Cake Recipe

This super tall, super moist cake is swathed in a creamy sour cream chocolate frosting and gets a salty kick from crunchy pretzels.<p><b>Notes:</b> The cake base was adapted from the Double Chocolate Layer Cake from Engine Co. No. 28. I used a dark cocoa (such as Hershey's dark), which resulted in a very …

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Royale

Happy July 4th, friends!<p>It's shaping up to be a rainy holiday, so our fireworks-watching will have to wait. No matter. We'll save the barbecuing for …

Dessert

Crisp and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The trick to these cookies is to take a block of chocolate, stick in the freezer, then shave it into shards (with the occasional chunk.) The chocolate bakes in layers throughout the cookie, giving it crisp and chew.<p><b>Note:</b> I put a block of 90% cocoa baking chocolate in the freezer for 20 minutes …

5 New Moves to Reveal Your Abs

How fast can you complete this grueling fitness challenge?<p>Leave the crunching to the accountants. "If you want to reveal your six-pack, you need to blast your abs <i>and</i> strip away the fat that covers them," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., metabolic training expert and owner of StreamFit.com. One of the …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves

Poached Eggs on Grilled Polenta Cakes Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 cups water1 1/2 cups milkPinch red pepper flakes2 sprigs thyme1 1/2 cups quick cooking polentaKosher salt and freshly …

Ramen Burger Recipe

recipEvery recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 pack instant ramen noodlesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 tablespoons vegetable oil8 ounces freshly …

Rice Krispie Treat Sprinkle Cake

It's a very Happy Blog Birthday!<p>Today I'm celebrating <b>four years</b> of blogging. Sometimes I look back at the work I've done over these past years and …

68 ways to open a beer

I’ve done it with a lighter, a shitty Nokia when I was desperate, a car door, and have a chipped tooth as a result of popping a beer bottle open. One …

Travel Guides

As Tanzania's Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears

Targeted by witch doctors and underserved by government, East African albinos face many challenges.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>People have been trying to kill Josephat Torner since the day he was born.</b><p>In his rural Tanzania hometown, some encouraged Torner's …

Africa

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?

4 Day Superset & Timed Set Muscle Building Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration10 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout30-45 …

Health

How to Be Yourself

"Be yourself" is quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice. Be yourself. It's such a vague adage. …

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 30, 2013 68<p>You know my stance on peaches.<p>I firmly believe that you really only …

Recipes

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

Breakfast

Add 100 Pounds to Your Squat

<i>Here's what you need to know...</i><p>• Breathing paused squats could be the hardest, most effective tool in your the toolkit.<p>• By exhaling under a squat, …

Exercise

Michelle Obama's High School Style Documented Fabulously In A Single GIF

BEHOLD: the best #tbt ever.<p>Resident hip First Lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter today to post an aptly timed throwback to her teenage years at Whitney Young Magnet High School -- in <i>GIF form</i>. If you think her style is on-point now, just wait until you see her epic yearbook hair. We're beyond …

Carve Out Your Abs

While a sound diet and consistent cardiovascular workouts will help reveal your abs, building the core muscles will make for an impressive …

Workouts

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion