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7 Surprising Herbs and Spices You Should Add to Your Diet—And Why

The conversation about food is changing. Now that the forks-over-knives, Green Kitchen set have become comfortable trading phrases like “I’m craving blueberries” for “I’m craving antioxidants,” or “Greek yogurt” for “good bacteria,” and the vegetarian diet has become nearly universal, the herbs and …

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

20 Ways to Supercharge Your Ability to Learn

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

Cooking

Brain age tests to be offered to middle-aged in battle against dementia

Experts welcome computer-based examination, that analyses patients’ lifestyle to calculate risk to brain health<p>Doctors are to offer middle-aged patients the opportunity to take a computer-based test designed to show how their “brain age” compares with their biological age as a way of encouraging …

How to Write a Proposal

Writing a good proposal is a critical skill in many occupations, from school to business management to geology. The goal of a proposal is to gain …

Writing

The 65 Business Words To Strike From Your Vocabulary Right Now

<i>This article originally appeared as a blog post with the Harvard Business Review.</i><p>It's mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you're trying to be best-of-breed at outside-the-box thinking or simply incentivizing colleagues to achieve a paradigm shift in core-performance value-adds. …

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary | Inc.com

Other than business plans, executive summaries are probably the most crucial of all business documents. It's fair to say that almost every big decision inside any company of any size involved an executive summary during the decision-making process.<p>Unfortunately, many people wrongly believe that an …

Management

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Stock Markets

Burn Fat Faster with these Yoga Exercises

Combine yoga exercises and strength training to build sexy muscles with part seven of our 20-Minute Workout Series<p>There isn't a woman in the world who doesn't want to multitask. So we asked <i>WH</i> columnist Amy Dixon, an exercise physiologist and group fitness manager for Equinox in Santa Monica, …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Muscle

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

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Fit Tea on Twitter: "Slim waist workout 👏 http://t.co/nVrywfY023"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Eating Foods High In Fibre Could Be The Key To Weight Loss, Study Suggests

Knowing where to begin when trying to kick-start weight loss can be an absolute minefield. But new research may have just made dieting far easier.<p>A …

Nutrition

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Discover the best 5-ways-make-your-home-smarter on Dwell - Dwell

Dwell is a curated collection of photos and articles about good design. Here is what our community thinks about 5-ways-make-your-home-smarter

Home Automation

Tweedy "Low Key" (Official Video)

Now Hear This: 9 Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind and Soul

Headphones and earbuds ever’where. You see people wearing them while shopping at the grocery store, driving their cars, walking down the street, …

Self-improvement

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Female Ejaculation: Is It Pee or Not?

<i>How much do you know about your orgasm?</i><p>To get that info, researchers brought the subjects into the lab for a three-step process that specifically focused on the bladder: First, they asked the women to go to the bathroom and then gave them an ultrasound to see what their bladders looked like when …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

10 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership From the NFL's Greatest Coaches

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A great football coach understands that words can inspire. As with success in business, victory on the field requires a leader who promotes teamwork, tenacity, perseverance and, above all else, the unrelenting desire to win.<p>As the Super …

NFL

5 Powerful Habits That Drive Every Great Leader to Success | Inc.com

If you take a look inside most any management textbook, you'll find that there are four classic functions of management that have been written about for decades: plan, organize, lead, and control.<p>While I personally believe that these functions still do have their place in business, they don't …

Leadership

101 Super Effective Ways to Reward Your Employees | Inc.com

According to recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson, 58 percent of workers report that they seldom if ever receive a "thank you" from their boss for a job well done. This is a huge lost opportunity. Why? Because employees perform better, are more loyal, have improved morale and decreased absenteeism, …

Employment