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Is Weight Loss Really 80 Percent Diet and 20 Percent Exercise?

And what does that even mean?<p>If you've ever Googled, "Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?" you've probably come across this seemingly arbitrary formula for dropping pounds: It's 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. But where did that 80/20 ratio come from? And what does it <i>really</i> …

Fitness

14 Breakfasts That Are Perfect After an Indulgent Dinner

You're about to feel so much better.<p>Birthdays, happy hours, and Olympic pizza parties happen—even when you're trying to lose weight. But treating yourself once in a while doesn't mean you need to throw your goals out the window or vow to uphold a diet of iceberg lettuce and water for the next …

Nutrition

9 Killer Cardio Moves That Don't Involve Jogging or Spinning

Hallelujah!<p>We all know that cardio staples like running, spinning, and stair-climbing are hella good for us. But sometimes, a girl just doesn't feel like sweating it out in all her usual ways. Luckily your case of the cardio blahs doesn't have to hold you back from your fitness goals. Instead, mix …

Exercise

Exactly What You Should Eat if You’re Trying to Build Muscle

Bring on the carbs, baby.<p>Got your heart set on sculpting six-pack abs (or, really, <i>any</i> abs)? Wish your legs looked like Jessica Simpson's? It's time for a truth bomb: You can lift weights 'til the cows come home, but if you're not paying attention to what you're eating, you probably won't see …

Nutrition

How to Make Laundry Tags at Home

Football, baseball, 4-H, swimming, fishing, riding bikes: Cooper’s childhood has been filled with all kinds of fun adventures. I mean really, I …

10 Easy Home Decor Hacks ANYONE Can Do

Pinterest is a many-splendored thing. It’s not hard to waste an afternoon (or three) scouring all of the interior inspo and pinning up plans for your …

Hacking

13 Lovely Non-Diamond Engagement Rings for the Minimalist Bride

Forget everything you think you know about diamond engagement rings. These 13 alternative stunners are the perfect accessory for the minimalist wedding enthusiast who prides herself on her completely original style. Since you’ll be wearing it with absolutely everything, the chic designs and unique …

Jewelry

This Is How You Should Lose Weight, According to Your Body Type

We aren't talkin' pears and apples.<p><i>This article was written by Stacy T. Sims and provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness<i>.</i><p>Most of us can slot our overall build into one of three general categories (recognizing that there are a wide variety of shapes and sizes even within these categories).<p>Body …

Fitness

12 Surprisingly Chic IKEA Bedrooms

Considering how much time you spend in your bedroom, you want it to be a gorgeous oasis of calm, where you can rest and recharge from your busy life. But what if your Champagne tastes aren’t supported by your PBR pocketbook? Check out this inspo that stopped us in our tracks, reminding us once …

15 Next-Level Mac and Cheese Recipes Worth the Splurge

We know you thought mac and cheese was your boyfriend, but there’s a new love in town. The classic mac has gotten a major upgrade with rainbow mac, fried mac, jalapeño popper mac, mac pizza, mac pancakes, grilled mac ‘n’ cheese sandwiches and, yes, even a highfalutin’ lobster mac — OOH LA LA! If …

Cooking

All Seasons Slippers pattern by Eline Oftedal

Knit these cool and warm slippers for your self, firends and family. They are sure to make any feet warm and snug!<p>The upper part and sole are knitted …

45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

India's New Bullet Train Will Travel Under Water

When it comes to upgrading its train service, India goes all out. Not only is the country prepping for its first high-speed railway, but the new …

How your appetite changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

Just yesterday you were able to stick to three square meals like a civilized human being, but today some animal urge inside is making you devour …

Make A Fire Starter From A Lemon In 6 Easy Steps

If you frequently camp or spend time outdoors, you know how essential starting a fire can be. It's a source of light, warmth, and food. In an …

What Happens When You Let Architects Design Cat Houses

Furry felines are already adorable, but put them inside a swanky house, and it’s instant swoon territory. To raise awareness for the estimated 3 million stray cats in L.A. and benefit the spay-neuter organization FixNation, Architects for Animals invited local designers to build shelters for a …

17 Essential Spring Pie Recipes to Celebrate Pi Day

Remember PI from math class? That’s right, the neverending number (3.14159265359…) is celebrated every March 14 (that’s 3.14 — get it?), and it’s celebrated with — you guessed it — pie! And although the simple act of enjoying this decadent dessert seems easy enough, as the big day approaches, we’re …

Baking

5 things you should always do before a flight

We all know that flights are not the highlight of any trip.<p>Whether a short commute or a long-haul flight around the globe, there are preparations you can take to ensure a smoother and more comfortable journey.<p>Here are my top things to do before a flight.

Make your own life-size BB-8 droid for $120

17-year-old engineering whizkid teaches you how to make Star Wars' droid<p>It's not supplanted R2-D2 in the "cute robots we wish were our best friends" stakes just yet, but The Force Awakens' BB-8 is getting close. Sadly, we're at least a few years away from the kind of artificial intelligence that'll …

Lego

Sliced chocolate could be even better than sliced bread

We've been finding new ways to eat chocolate ever since it was first used in beverages dating all the way back to 1900 BC.<p>Whether you love to consume chocolate in candy bars, in ice cream or as a hot drink to keep warm during the holidays, there seems to always be a creative recipe out there in a …

Recipes

An All Hallows' Meditation on Chocolate

This time of year--or is it every time of year?--I like to reflect on chocolate, a miracle substance, my trusted companion in moments of sadness, extreme joy, amazement and gratitude, universal salve of the heart.<p>Chocolate soothes and ignites--as it has for thousands of years. Ten beans once bought …

The Health Benefits of Chocolate You Might Not Know About (Plus a Cupcake Recipe!)

Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. Dark chocolate has a long history of use as a healing plant, a mood enhancer, and even an aphrodisiac. So if you've got a thing for chocolate (and we don't mean the junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet …

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There's some surprising news in a NASA study on Antarctica's ice sheet

The new study directly contradicts a 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that concluded that the Antarctic ice sheet was shrinking and contributing to global sea level rise.<p>Though this study is great news, it's not quite the bombshell that climate change deniers may have …

Is Diet or Exercise More Important For Weight Loss?

I've always been active, but weight loss was never top of mind for me until I was a freshman in college. My first months away from home, I packed on some serious weight, but instead of cleaning up my diet, I started doing two-a-day cardio workouts, barely ate a bite all day, and binged on a calorie …

Fitness

The Gross Mistake You Make Storing Your Toothbrush

The container you think is cleanest is actually more harmful than helpful.<p>The details uncovered in a bathroom cleanliness study from the American Society for Microbiology may have your skin crawling — and double-checking your toothbrush storage tactics.<p>Researchers found that when college students …

Science-Backed Advice on How to Stop Sitting All Day

The last few years have seen a lot of research on how bad sitting all day can be.<p>The risks of a sedentary lifestyle include poor cardiovascular health, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. While the physical health implications are profound, it's not just the body that suffers. Researchers are uncovering …

4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …