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A Pretty Pink Champagne Poke Cake for Any Spring Celebration

Pink Champagne Poke Cake<p>Makes 1 (9x13-inch) cake, 12 to 15 servings<p><i>For the cake:</i><br>Cooking spray or unsalted butter, for the baking dish <br>8 tablespoons …

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5 Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women

Introduction<p>After childbirth, or as you get older, you may notice that your pelvic floor muscles have weakened.<p>The pelvic muscles support the …

12 Ways to Burn Fat Without Setting Foot In the Gym

Have you been skipping the gym lately? No biggie—as long as you stay active in other ways. “A lot of people skip workouts completely when the …

Want Soft and Fluffy Lofthouse-Style Cookies? It's a Piece of Cake

In search of the perfect Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies last year, I really put my dough through its paces. In side-by-side experiments, I tested my recipe with different creaming methods, leavening agents, sugar types, and egg ratios.<p>I even made a batch with cake flour, a low-protein flour that has …

A Christmas Cake Tradition in a Country That (Mostly) Doesn't Observe Christmas

When I found myself in the fanciful, food court-like basement of the ultra-posh Matsuya department store in Tokyo, surrounded by genteel salespeople and shimmering glass cases filled with pistachio eclairs, I was seized by my natural inclination toward klutzy disaster. I stared at the tower of …

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15 Practical tips to help you understand your own mind

Understanding our own mind is not an easy, but if you can meditate well, you can. Our mind performs so many tasks that sometimes it can confuse you. …

Meditation

The 50 Best Decorating Tips Of All Time

These tricks from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

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How to lose weight: 7 tips that take 5 minutes or less

Weight loss can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Whether you're looking to lose five or 50 pounds, making some easy changes that only take a few minutes every day <i>can</i> help you lose weight.<p>Use these eight tips to form healthier habits that will have you reaching your goal weight in no …

Weight Loss

7 Superb Noodle Dishes To Try Out When You’re Next Hungry

<i>Go one step beyond that supermarket stir fry combo…</i><p>Noodles are King. Let’s take stir frys. They’re the ultimate go-to recipe. A sure fire way of …

12 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas Under 300 Calories

<b>Cut carbs without cutting flavor.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Karina Carrel via cafedelites.com<p>Breakfast is more than just a meal -- it's a way of life. The right recipe will help keep you feeling happy and full straight on through to lunchtime. And having something tasty planned for your …

Make Your Bed Like a Pro with This Video from the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris

A well-made bed is a joy to jump into, plus it makes your bedroom look nice. Who better to learn from than a housekeeper at the esteemed Four Seasons …

“Resetting” Classroom Management

Behavior in one of my large classes recently took a major turn for the worse.<p>And I was not happy about it.<p>It was taking me a long time to get the …

Macarons

Step 1<p>Whisk The Whites<p>Separate the egg whites from the yolks and in a clean, dry bowl whisk the whites until thick and glossy. Add the caster sugar …

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