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We tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine that's going viral, and it actually works

But as it turns out, the app actually, well, works you out.<p>We tried it for the first time in January, and we're still hooked. It's become so popular that The New York Times recently released its own version of the app.<p>It's perfect on the weekends, when I can't make it to a yoga class, or as …

Exercise

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

6 Healthy Living Techniques for Even the Busiest People

Our society thrives on busyness. A collective obsession with the time and stress of every task we undertake has become the ongoing cultural norm. Between working one (or maybe two or three) jobs, commuting, paying bills, running errands and social obligations, where could we possibly squeeze in …

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

Psychology

Air France Still Can't Make a Profit and Job Cuts Loom

Air France-KLM Group scrapped a plan to break even at its main French unit this year, prompting management to deepen job cuts and retire planes to …

8 things Americans need to realize about Canada

Canada. Cold, vast, smells like maple syrup. We Canadians know that the usual associations with our country don’t exactly fire the imagination, but …

Los Angeles

The Storm

Nobody is more weather-obsessed than the islanders of the Outer Hebrides—of this I am certain.<p>From the moment I first landed in Barra, every person I have met has first shook my hand, then told me their name and delivered a 48-hour forecast.<p>“We’re in for a wee blow tomorrow,” said one man in a …

10 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

With the summer months behind us, many of us hold on to more permanent dreams of paradise by considering the purchase of a vacation home. According to the National Association of Realtors, this dream is increasingly becoming a reality for buyers with a 10 percent increase in the sale of vacation …

The New Cruise Route Between Britain and Australia

The first image of a pair of ocean liners that will carry passengers between Britain and Australia were released this week by French ship-building …

Food-Lover’s Tour of Quebec City

Quebec City charms visitors with its historic monuments, manicured parks, museums, and interesting neighborhoods to wander. But no trip would be …

20 Top Tips From the World's Smartest Cruisers

Travel gives you something few other things can: experience and exposure to different cultures and locations around the world. When it comes to booking a memorable vacation, cruising is a great way to go. Not only does it allow you to see multiple locations on one voyage, but it's also very …

Nine Themed Hotel Suites That Put Regular Rooms to Shame (Photos)

Let's Pretend!<p>Barbie, speakeasies, even gas stations—whatever your fancy, there’s probably a hotel room themed after it.<p>09.18.13 3:45 PM ET

Electric Tomato Festival Canceled Amid Rising, Ridiculous Fear of EDM

The tomato is staying acoustic. Long Island’s upcoming Electric Tomato Festival has been canceled in the wake of two drug-related deaths at last …

Jay Z Selling His Stake in Barclays Center

Jay Z is set to earn more than $1.5 million by selling his stakes in the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.<p>The rapper is unloading his shares in the …

Selling

Drake And Pop Music's Good Girl Problem

A good girl ushered in the summer; a good girl is leading us out. And on some symbolic level, it's the very same one. "Hold On, We're Going Home," the emotional centerpiece of Drake's recently leaked new album, <i>Nothing Was the Same</i>, sounds like an answer song to Robin Thicke's still inescapable …