Marcella Hartman

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A 12-Week Fat Loss Plan: Phase Two

If you’ve been following part one of this series, hopefully you’ve realized something important about leaning out: it’s not rocket science. The key …

Nutrition

A 12-Week Fat Loss Plan: Phase One

You’ve spent hundreds of dollars on programs, books, and workout videos. <b>You’ve stuck to plans for 2-90 days, only to burn out and resort to old ways</b>. …

Healthy Eating

27 Healthy Desserts You Can Make in a Blender

Soups, sauces, and smoothies are pretty standard fare for a blender. Now, expand the handy kitchen appliance’s repertoire to include dessert! Yep—you …

Want to Lose Weight? Try This Surprising Food

Next time you eat a banana, you might want to hang on to the peel<p>Besides the annoyance of searching out a trash can at a charity ride rest stop, we're guessing you seldom spend much time thinking about banana peels, let alone consider eating them. But this overlooked "food waste," a culinary staple …

Nutrition

5 Healthy Breakfasts Your Sweet Tooth Will Die For | Women's Health

Alexandra Caspero<p>PB&J Overnight Oats<p>Is there anything more satisfying than peanut butter and jelly? Enjoy your childhood favorite with this make-ahead oatmeal. The grape jelly is made by combining 100 percent Concord grape juice with chia seeds and then leaving them overnight to soak and gel. In …

10 Healthy Lunches

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas<p>Brown-bagging it just got a whole lot tastier with these easy, healthy lunch ideas<p>Chili-Spiced Salmon Salad<p>Canned salmon gets dress up with avocado, grapefruit sections, onions, beets, and pistachios over a bed of Bibb lettuce.<p><b>Calories:</b> 283<p>Roast Beef and Horseradish Wrap<p>Roast …

6 Effective Beauty Uses for Pumpkin

Score glowing skin with your favorite fall flavor.<p>From your Starbucks latte to the orange-laced displays at your local grocery store, it’s official: Pumpkin spice season is officially upon us. What you may not realize, however, is that this iconic American fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit!) has …

Skin Care

The Nebulous Nature of Invisible Pain

I felt a "pop" in my hamstring as I swung my left leg into pigeon pose, then waves of what felt like electricity swirled up and down my thigh and calf. My leg went numb for about five seconds. I hadn't been to a yoga class in over a year, and the numbness evaporated once I switched positions, so I …

Mind

The Art (And Science) of Making Great First Impressions

<i>This article was originally published on riskology.co</i><p>You probably don't realize as you're doing it--I don't--but every day you quietly judge each person you meet. You look for clues that will tell you what type of person they are, if they're confident in themselves, and whether you can trust …

Body Language

Silent Mentors: Quietly Go It Alone Without Being Alone

<i>The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.</i><p>-- Steven Spielberg<p>Mentors are often thought of as parents, teachers, and coaches -- elders who convey valuable life lessons and advice that help mold us into …

Mentoring

When Men Are the 'Beautiful Disasters' in Relationships

By Quentin Lucas<p>Last week, while skipping through Good Men Project stories like Dorothy in the poppy fields of Oz, I tripped over an article entitled "Beautiful Disaster: 7 Reasons Why We're Drawn to the Damaged Person." Like Dorothy when she realized that she was back in Kansas, the title left me …

Relationships

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

Paulo Coelho once said: "One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted to do. Do it now."<p>Many of us put our happiness and dreams on hold for another day, when the truth is life is happening right now. If you want to make positive changes, today is …

Happiness

The Most Powerful Habit You Can Imagine

Three years ago, I set out to come up with a single sentence that could guide both my career and personal decisions. It turned out to be:<p>Be generous and expert, trustworthy and clear, open-minded and adaptable, persistent and present.<p>Only after months of living by these words did I realize that all …

The Healthy Snack Your Sweet Tooth Will Die For

We searched the Internet far and wide for the best food blogger recipes we could find, and the three energy ball flavors we snacked on today were DE-LISH. Seriously, you're going to want to have these for dessert tonight and tomorrow night and the next night...<p><b>Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls</b> <br>We love …

The Right Way to Shave Your Bikini Line | Women's Health

<b>1. Invest in a Good Razor</b><p>You use only the best products to keep your face looking flawless, so why not show your skin down below the same love? It is super-delicate, after all. Picking the right razor is the first step to ensuring you keep your bikini line in tip-top condition. “If there are more …

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

Nutrition

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations<p>Sick of your go-to veggie dishes? It’s time to switch it up! Get the spring back in your step the next time you hit the produce aisle with these crazy-smart ways to eat vegetables.<p>Roast The Whole Darn Thing<p>This whole-roasted cauliflower …

Healthy Eating

3 Delicious Things to Make With Bananas (That Aren't Smoothies)

You already eat bananas as a snack and toss them into smoothies, of course—but this potassium-loaded, fiber-rich fruit can do so much more. Here are …

Breakfast

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.<p>Sure, you <i>want</i> to reach for a healthy snack—but if you forgot to pack cut-up veggies and the vending machine is <i>right there</i>, then odds are you're going to go with the bag of pretzels. If you …

Healthy Eating