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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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The 3 Stretches You Need to Do Every Day

Don't scam on these—they're important!<p>Stretching is kinda like drinking enough water during the day: You know you need to do it, but chances are, you probably don't do enough of it. Well, to make things as easy as possible for you, we checked in with stretching expert Beret Kirkeby, orthopedic …

13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See

The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the almighty all white kitchen trend which has swept the industry over the past couple of years and …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

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Thai Coconut and Lemongrass Soup

If using dried galanagal and or kaffir lime leaves, begin by soaking in warm water about 20 minutes before you begin cooking.<p>Heat oil in large …

How to cook with mustard seeds

Vivek Singh, the Cinnamon Club exexutive chef, works his magic with this unsung spice hero<p>Black mustard seeds are extremely versatile, and one of the few spices that are commonly used across all regions of India. They really are an unsung hero: widely used, but sadly not often understood. In a lot …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

Biceps Curls And Down Dogs May Help Lower Diabetes Risk

Women who work out with weights an hour a week cut their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and yoga or stretching exercises count, too, according to a study that tracked the health of almost 100,000 women.<p>Doctors have long known that regular exercise reduces the risk of diabetes, but that's …

Quick Breakfasts You Can Feel Good About

Let's face it: When you first wake up, the last thing you want to do is prepare a healthy feast for you and your family. But a busy morning doesn't have to mean a bad-for-you breakfast.<p>While there are plenty of options that you could grab quickly — doughnuts, toaster pastries, drive-thru sandwiches …