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The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …

3 New Ways to Eat Kale

Chips and salads are only the start of it<p>Quick: What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of kale? Maybe it’s <i>healthy</i> or <i>nutritious</i>—but you should also think of kale as <i>sexy</i>, say chef Jennifer Iserloh and Drew Ramsey, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. …

Five Summer Meals I Almost Forgot About.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 13, 2013 32<p>It happens. This is a reminder to myself to MAKE THESE NOW. I need dinner help!<p>This grilled blackberry basil smash …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Tilapia with Toasted Almonds and Green Olives Recipe

<b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Tilapia with Toasted Almonds and Green Olives</b><p>Ingredients1 cup whole blanched almonds, roughly chopped1/2 cup green olives, pitted and thinly sliced1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar1 teaspoon fresh juice from about 1 lemon1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard5 tablespoons extra-virgin …

espresso granita with whipped cream

One of my favorite desserts on this planet (yes, we’re going for High Melodrama today, also, it’s that wonderful) is <i>affogato</i>, which translates from …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Here's a fun and easy abs workout for a firmer, flat stomach<p>These moves, designed by Ashley Ntansah, personal-training manager at Club H Fitness in New York City, target your entire abdominal wall, especially the transverse abdominis—the midsection muscle that pulls in your belly like a corset. And …

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Get firmer, stronger, sexier arms and shoulders with this fast-acting circuit workout<p>The heat of summer is right around the corner, and that means breaking out the essentials: sundresses, tanks, and lots of skin. If your arms aren't ready to see the light just yet, don't freak. New York City …

How to Make the Perfect Summer Salad

Just because it's a salad doesn't mean it's not filling, satisfying, or delicious<p><b>Summer Salad</b> 1 1/2 tsp olive oil 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp lemon juice 1 cup mixed greens 3 oz boiled shrimp 1 oz goat cheese 1/2 cup orange segments 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts*Whisk oil, vinegar, and juice. Toss with …

Pasta alla Carbonara Recipe

To ensure your eggs don't separate, warm them to room temperature before you use them. I also take a further step by warming a large bowl that I use to whisk the eggs, cheese, and pepper together. To warm the empty bowl, simply set it over your pasta pot as the water is boiling. You want the bowl …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

119 Awesome Wedding-y Ideas + 3 To-Die-For Real Weddings = All the Wedding Inspiration You've Been Craving

<b>119 Awesome Wedding-y Ideas</b><p>In honor of Flag Day (that's today!), here are <b>40</b> ways to incorporate flags in your wedding. —TresSugar<p>Book your honeymoon at one of these <b>5</b> amazing destinations. —Brooklyn Bride<p>Follow this <b>8</b>-step tutorial to style a sweet, braided crown for your flower girl. —A Cup of Jo<p>And …

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<i>Nordstrom’s Bridal Director Andrea Wasserman keeps her finger on the pulse of the bridal industry to curate the selection of gowns, shoes, accessories, bridesmaid dresses and more available at Nordstrom’s eighteen Wedding Suites across the country. Her expertise has made her a go-to resource for</i> …

Pizza with Fresh Clams, Garlic, Mozzarella, Romano, and Basil Recipe

<b>Read more: Pizza with Fresh Clams, Garlic, Mozzarella, Romano, and Basil</b><p>Ingredients1 recipe New York-style Pizza Dough, or 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough1 pound fresh mozzarella, torn into rough chunks and drained6 ounces romano or parmesan cheese, coarsely grated36 live littleneck or …

It's time to bring lilac back

Once a garden favourite, this scented flower has fallen out of fashion but Sarah Raven has hopes for a revival.<p>If you ask people to name their favourite scented flower, lilac is almost always mentioned. But, if so many of us like lilacs, why do so few of us grow them? It's true they can be accused …

The Better-Sex Workout

Turn good sex into great sex—and tone your body—with these four Pilates moves<p>If the promise of a long, lean, dancer-like physique hasn't made you a Pilates devotee already, this just might: Pilates can rev your sex life. Many of the practice's poses target the muscles women rely on between the …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Buttered Popcorn Crunch Brownies

Buttered Popcorn Crunch Brownies.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 7, 2013 89<p>Say hello to the brownies that save.<p>Save what, you ask?<p>Well.<p>Everything of course.<p>MY …

Simple Guacamole from 'Ultimate Nachos'

Use this simple guac to top the <b>Jerk Chicken Nachos</b> or any other nachos from Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson's new cookbook, <i>Ultimate Nachos</i>.<p>Reprinted with permission from <i>Ultimate Nachos: From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsas and Cocktails</i> by Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson, copyright 2013. Published by …

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Wedding Party<p>How to Get Your Wedding Party Photos Done Super Quickly<p>Don’t waste your precious time rounding up tipsy bridesmaids.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>A …

Score a Bikini Body Now

It's still not too late to get strong, lean, and sexy, thanks to this metabolism-revving, muscle-sculpting, weight-loss plan<p>MoreHappens every year: You're all gung ho in the beginning of the summer, hitting the gym like it's your job and dutifully counting calories. After all, you have the big …

How to Get Kate Upton's Abs Without Doing Crunches

Last winter, New York City fitness guru David Kirsch kicked Kate Upton's butt into shape with stair running, pull-ups, and, of course, ab work. What he did not have her do...

8 New Ways to Serve Up Your Wedding Cocktails

It's time to get creative with your cocktail hour and give your drinks a fun, personalized spin. Rethink the garnish, cocktail napkins, straws and …

3 Quick Daily Moves That Secretly Tone Your Abs

Didn't have time to get to the gym today? Not a problem—you can still give your abs a solid workout doing the activities you do every day, anyway. (So now there's truly no excuses! Oh, well.)<p><b>While driving, busing, or subway-ing to work:</b> the perfect time for isometric contractions—if <i>not</i> traffic. …

11 Portrait-Back Wedding Dresses That Are So Pretty From Behind, It Doesn't Really Matter What the Front Looks Like

Fine, I don't recommend buying a wedding dress without even looking at the front. But I'm pretty sure there are a few wedding dresses here that I would buy based on the rear view alone!<p><b>Wedding Dress 1</b>__<p><b>Wedding Dress 2</b><p>Photo by: Mike Larson on Style Unveiled via Lover.ly<p><b>Wedding Dress 3</b><p><b>Wedding Dress …

Neon Kitchen Finds: Under $50

If you're looking to add a pop of color to your kitchen, nothing quite does it like a dose of neon. Neon accessories for the table make a bold …

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The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

Crush Your Fitness Resolutions from Home with These 13 Effective Workouts

The gym is WAY too packed this time of year.<p>Whether you hit up the gym on the reg to use the weight room, take a cycling class, or hop on the elliptical, there's a good chance you'll find yourself wondering, "<i>Where the hell did all these people come from?!"</i> this month. Happy New Year, …