Julie Sanchez

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The best waterfront dining spots in Chicago

As Chicagoans, it's our civic duty to eat and drink outside as much as humanly possible from June to September. We relish the opportunity to hang out …

Chicago River

11 Short Stories You Can Read In Under 10 Minutes, But Will Stay With You Forever

Is there anything better than settling down for a languid afternoon of reading your favorite novel cover to cover, perhaps on a park bench or in a …

Books

Why Weight Loss Routines Stop Working in Your 40s — and 8 Fixes That’ll Help

Most women aren't aware of the real changes that come after 40.<p>It sneaks up on you. You feel like your normal self and then, one day, you notice that …

Exercise

These Are the 8 Best Online Shopping Hacks for Saving Money

There's actually a way you can make money while buying online.<p>You've been there — a "quick look" on Target.com turns into a cart full of items for $300, and a bank account that was <i>not</i> expecting a random Wednesday evening splurge. It happens! While I don't have the cure for online shopping …

Personal Finance

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Workouts

Run/Walk 10K Training Program

This 10-week 10K training program is designed for beginner run/walkers who want to run/walk a 10K race (6.2 miles). Even if you're not training for a …

Marathons

Our 7 Best Slow Cooker Ground Beef Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

A slow cooker can work wonders for so many ingredients, but where it really shines is with inexpensive cuts of meat. It can turn a plain pound of …

100 Healthy Recipes to Keep Dinner Exciting When You're on a Diet

The most difficult part about deciding to take on a new diet is coming up with unique and versatile meal options that won't make you want to cheat. Grocery shopping for and cooking dinner suddenly becomes a task you want to avoid at all cost, but with some planning, dinner doesn't have to be …

Cooking

5 healthy eating lessons I learned in my 40s

Here’s the deal: Being smarter with my diet was a learning process for me. As a kid and throughout my entire basketball career I thought eating healthy meant having pretzels with no salt on them. But when you’re young and constantly burning calories from participating in a sport as I was, you …

Nutrition

5 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins You Should Be Eating For A Faster Metabolism

You <i>can</i> combine better gut health goals with your desire to boost your metabolism for increased energy and maximum fat loss — and it’s easier than you …

11 Healthy Grilled Cheese Recipes That'll Satisfy Your Cravings

It's hard to resist the comfort of a grilled cheese sandwich—especially after a long day. This quintessentially American meal satisfies without …

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

5 Weeknight Stir-Fries to Get You Through This Thing Called Life

Once you know this simple formula, you'll be a stir-fry success.<p>Raise your hand if you’ve ever purchased bags of frozen, ready-for-pan stir-fries. All the broccoli and carrots and stuff are chopped, all you need to do is stand there and talk to your cat until it’s ready. But hey! You know what’s …

Food

New Twitter meme challenges you to build the perfect man

A good man, so they say, is hard to find. Apparently, they are even harder to buy when you’re on a budget.<p>The “You have $__ to build the perfect man” …

25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Cooking

The Key to Zen

Zen teachings by Sekkei Harada RoshiThe post The Key to Zen appeared first on Lion's Roar.

13 places with the bluest water in the world

Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.<p>To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you're at it, we've put together a list of some of the bluest waters in …

Someone Dubbed A New Song Into That RETURN OF THE JEDI Scene, And It's Way Better Than The Original

If you happen to know someone with a birthday today, this video just got a whole lot better. Auralnauts redubbed that weird singing scene in <b>Return of</b> …

19 Sleep-Inducing Drinks to Sip Before Bed

Whoever said, “you snooze, you lose” clearly never suffered from insomnia. From tossing and turning to waking up in the middle of the night, being …

Sleep

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

The best places for hiking near Chicago

Whether you’re the rugged, outdoorsy type or you can barely cross the street without tripping, there’s a hiking trail for you near Chicago. Our city …

Hiking

Stop Scrolling Through Instagram—Read These Books Instead

We get it: The lure of the mindless Instagram scroll is strong, and it can be hard to resist just one tiny peek at your emails, even on the weekend. …

Queer Eye

Writing for Healing

<b>Writing Supports Healing From Trauma</b><p>Three therapists and twelve women who are surviving partner or stranger violence, accidental trauma, and rape sit …

Total Body Core Strength Yoga (Part I)

Total Body Core Strength Yoga (Part I)<p>Sadie Nardini | 15 Minutes<p>AdvancedAll LevelsBeginnerIntermediatePower YogaFat burnCoreMatSweaty<p>Log this session …

Yoga

6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

How to Manage Anxiety Without Dumping It on the People You Love

In my experience, shared neuroses are as good of a bonding agent as shared interests. Some of my favorite relationships have solidified as a result …

Mindfulness

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Classic Restorative Yoga Poses for Home Practice

Restorative yoga is a time to relax and stretch, allowing your mind and body to be at ease. While you can enjoy a slow-moving restorative yoga class, …

Yoga

Here Are 29 Brilliant Books & Tools on Amazon That’ll Help You Grow Personally & Spiritually

For the most part, I'm not really big on buying unnecessary stuff — it may sound obvious, but happiness should mostly come from within. Still, …