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5 Ways to Get More Out of Group Fitness Classes

<b>Break It Down</b>Unsure about an exercise? Do the most basic part of the move. "If it's a squat with overhead press, focus on doing only the squat really well," says Lisa Wheeler of Equinox. After class, ask the instructor to show you the exercise.<p><b>Feel Focused</b>Close your eyes while doing yoga, says Jen …

12 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

These surprising bad habits are keeping you from hitting your weight loss goals

'Marriage Doesn't Solve Your Problems; If Anything, It Makes Them Worse'

The comment "marriage doesn't solve your problems; if anything it makes them worse," is true. Perhaps, we can't be alone. Many of us settle, because a little <i>something, something</i>... is better than a little <i>nothing</i>.<p>In the beginning, do we consider the future? Meaning, when we're dating someone, are we …

FAQ: Understanding The Health Insurance Mandate And Penalties For Going Uninsured

<i>This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or</i> …

FAQ: How Obamacare Affects Employers And How They're Responding

<i>This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or</i> …

3 Reasons Why You Aren't Happy

1) Not taking accountability<p>2) Not able to let go<p>3) Not able to be vulnerable<p>Let me explain...<p>I had a sort-of meltdown at the airport recently.<p>I missed my flight.<p>No big deal. I've missed flights before. But for some reason -- no not some reason -- a specific reason -- I was triggered.<p>The trigger: …

7 Ways to Eat More Veggies

You’ll get MORE than your five a day with these tips—and that’s a very good thing<p>Struggling to eat your five servings of vegetables a day? The first step is making sure you have plenty of veggies readily available, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. But that’s not the …

Why Darkness Is Crucial for Weight-Loss

There may be a natural way to turn your bod into a calorie-burning machine<p>Want to lose weight? Turn off the lights. The sleep-promoting hormone melatonin can help your body produce a special kind of calorie-burning fat, according to an animal study recently published in <i>Journal of Pineal Research</i>.<p>In …

10-Minute Ways to Unleash Your Inner Athlete

How much can you improve in a sport in just 10 minutes a day? Every month I pick a different goal and spend 10 minutes a day on it. The goal is almost always motivated by frustration -- a perpetually messy house inspired Declutter Month. Not having a handle on our finances led to Money Month.<p>A …

The Easiest Healthy Dinner Recipe EVER

Kitchen-phobic? We promise you can make this!<p>If the last dinner you made came with microwave instructions, it’s time to step it up. <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Jessica Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfield’s wife) serves up yummy recipes with simple instructions in her new book <i>The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes</i> …

Curved soles 'no better' than trainers for back pain

<b>Shoes with curved unstable soles are no better than traditional trainers for reducing lower back pain, suggests a study from King's College London.</b><p>But previously published research has shown that the shoes can have a positive impact on posture, back and joint pain.<p>Medical professionals are known to …

Back Pain

Interlocked Coins Form Complex Geometric Sculptures

When artist Robert Wechsler comes across a large number of coins, he doesn't just trade them in for dollar bills like everybody else. Instead, he sees an opportunity for art. Using quarters, dimes, and pennies, Wechsler recently developed this series of complex geometric forms, simply called <i>Money</i>, …

Sculpture

Three women with the still life Artist: Fernand Leger Completion Date: 1920 Style: Cubism http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/fernand-leger/ posted by Lee

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Acrobats in the circus Artist: Fernand Leger Completion Date: 1918 Style: Cubism http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/fernand-leger posted by Lee

Banksy’s Disturbing Stuffed Animals Truck Roams New York

Leave it to Banksy to mix the cute and the cuddly with the totally disturbing. In the 11th work of his <i>Better Out Than In</i> exhibit happening on the streets of New York, the British artist takes over another delivery truck but, this time, there's no enchanting garden or running waterfall. Instead, a …

Discs Artist: Fernand Leger Completion Date: 1918 Style: Cubism http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/fernand-leger posted by Lee

Did the son taking pictures of his mother having sex – in the name of art – go too far? – Skirting the Issue

Two very different photo exhibitions this week have shown women in ways the world is not used to seeing: a mother having sex with younger men and the real, grimy side of motherhood. Louisa Peacock explores.<p>What is art? Before you answer, cast your mind back to that brilliant documentary <b>Exit Through</b> …

'Cross & Crown' by The Artwork of Meghan Hildebrand posted be franco

'Detroit' by Ellen Rutt Posted by Franco

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Remembering Mike Kelley

The late Mike Kelley – a towering figure in contemporary art – is the subject of a new retrospective, opening at MOMA PS1 this weekend. Justin Jones …

How to Make Your Writing (a Little Bit) Better

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

What is Character Development?

I remember back when cameras had something inside them called film that you had to get developed. For those of you college-aged or younger, that’s …

Writing

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Haiku

Posted by Melissa Donovan on February 15, 2018 ·<p>Haiku, from 101 Creative Writing Exercises.<p>Today’s writing exercise comes from my book, <i>101 Creative</i> …

The 5 Essential Parts Of A Powerful Book Introduction

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p><b>Synopsis</b> <i><br>Buyers of your book don’t care why you wrote your book. They just want to know how your book can</i> …