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30-Day Countdown to a Flat Belly By Summer

The official start of summer is about ten weeks away but if you aren’t in tip-top shape just yet there’s no need to worry. Why? Because by making a …

Nutrition

This toilet light won’t disturb your slumber when you wander to the bathroom

Hey, we’re all human – and humans get thirsty before bed. But drinking too much water means visits to the porcelain throne, and disturbing your eight …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

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Food

Best Protein Breakfasts for Weight Loss

<b>Best Protein Breakfasts for Weight Loss</b>New research reported in the <i>Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that eating around 30 grams of protein at breakfast …

Breakfast

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

Workouts

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)</i><p>While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.<p>"Your …

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

Nutrition

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos …

Walking

Tip of the Day: 5 Instagram Tips and Tricks You May Not Know

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in thinking we know everything there is to know about social media that we forget it’s always evolving. If you’re like me, chances are you often don’t read about the new features added to your updated app or even bother to ask your friends about the tips they’ve …

Mobile Photography

8 Rules for Fat Loss Training

40-60 Meter Sprint: 5-10 sprints, 90 sec. to 2 min. rest.<p>Hill or Stadium Sprints (short <40m): 5-10 sprints, 90 sec. to 2 min. rest.<p>Sledgehammer …

Exercise

The Best Macaroni and Cheese, 3 Ways

Written by Emily Monaco<p>Macaroni and cheese is classic comfort food, and everyone has their own favorite. While store-bought versions exist, making your own is the best option for an all-natural, tasty, cheesy dish. There are three main varieties, each of which offers its own characteristics.<p>So …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

Is Puerto Rico the next Greece? Nest eggs could suffer

The U.S. territory has become the latest poster child for serious debt woes. Once popular with investors, the island's $2.2 billion budget deficit has led credit rating agencies to downgrade Puerto Rican bonds to near-junk status.<p>SAN JUAN — When Alejandro García Padilla took office as governor of …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Why Pork Chops Should Be Your New Dinnertime Staple

If you aren't a fan of pork chops, we're willing to bet it's because you've had one too many that were overcooked. We understand; that dry, leathery hunk of meat isn't something many of us would want to give another shot. But it doesn't have to be that way. When cooked right, pork chops rival the …

Easy Lentil Soup

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: The quickest, most adaptable lentil soup you can whip up all</i> …

Healthy Eating

5-Minute Flatbread Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Mozzarella Recipe

This recipe is a slight cheat on skillet pizza, since it uses pre-made flatbread instead of pizza dough. Then again, it really does only take five minutes to make, so I don't feel badly about it at all. I made two personal pizzas in succession and the first one didn't get soggy or cold by the time …

Grilled Skirt Steak with Greek Salsa Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> When I look for skirt steak for the grill I look for thicker pieces. If all your butcher has on hand is the very thin, long skirt it works great too but it is much harder to cook to any particular temperature. —thirschfeld<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p>20 ounces skirt steak<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground …

BBQ

Pork Tenderloin with Date and Cilantro Relish

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>This cut of pork can be very lean, so take care not to overcook it or it will be dry. Ideally, it should still be a little pink in the center.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 pork tenderloin (about 1½ lb.)<p>Kosher salt and …

Pork

From the Archives: Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is a fall stand-by in my household. Risotto gets a reputation for being time consuming and difficult to make, but I'm not sure where that reputation comes from. The actual process of cooking the rice takes only about 20 minutes, and while you <i>can</i> sit there stirring the rice with a …

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple and Dried Cranberries

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Quinoa, in a new season's couture.</i><p>WHO: Darksideofthespoon is a an ex-pastry chef married to a chef -- needless to say, her …

Cranberries