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These Beaches Look Even More Beautiful From the Sky

Have you ever seen the world from a doorless helicopter? (We've tried it, and highly recommend it.) Photographer Gray Malin captures beaches around the world—and the essence of summer—from this precarious angle, showcased in his new book, Beaches. See some of his best aerial photography here, …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

The most motivated people have a routine set of activities they do before bedtime that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion.<p>Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews …

3 Ways A Ballet Workout Will Improve Your Sex Life

We all know ballet creates a gorgeously toned body, but did you know ballet training also offers amazing intimate advantages? Here’s the skinny on …

Self-awareness

Proof Bakery's chocolate espresso layer cake

5 (105)<p>A great chocolate cake goes like this: Start with a layer of devil's food cake, nearly obsidian dark from Valrhona cocoa powder. Then add a thick strata of buttercream, another of chocolate crémeux, more cream, more Valrhona. Then more of ... Read more<p>Total time: About 2 hours, plus cooling …

Dessert

The world's most romantic hotel bars

Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali<p>AER at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, India<p>New York Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan<p>Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, New York<p>Riad Capaldi, Marrakech<p>Sky Bar at Lebua at State Tower Hotel, Bangkok<p>The Italian Bar at La Mamounia, Marrakech

Napa Valley

Professional Ballet Dancer Reveals Moments of Grace On and Offstage

Up on stage, the goal of the professional ballet dancer is to create an image of effortless grace and beauty during each performance. The success of this appearance is a testament to the skill of the dancer and the hours and hours spent backstage, practising until perfection. As a Russian ballet …

Dance

How Exercise Affects Women’s Metabolism Differently From Men’s | Poliquin Article

How exercise affects a woman’s physique is one of the most misunderstood areas of physiology. Sure, more and more coaches and scientists are …

The Best Streaming Workouts

Anything from travel, to hellish work hours, to a generally all-over-the-place schedule, can put the breaks on an exercise routine. The beauty of …

New travel challenges for the fit, fearless and freaky

Fancy doing something different in 2016? Ranging from the serious to the downright silly our pick of unusual new activities and trips includes survival schools and ‘snowga’, boozy marathons and extreme food challenges<p>Give something a new name and a new sport is born. Enter skyrunning, essentially …

Travel

Breakthrough treatment for MS patient

Doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually associated with cancer.<p>Steven Storey was diagnosed with MS in 2013 and within a year went from being an able-bodied athlete to needing a wheelchair and losing …

Multiple Sclerosis

I Wore a Capsule Wardrobe for a Month and It Changed My Life

Let me make one thing clear: I’m not a minimal dresser. I totally admire the Everlane aesthetic, but florals and I have a 24-year relationship that’s still going strong. And while I had been toying with the idea of paring my wardrobe down by about 60 percent for awhile, I didn’t think my style …

Beauty predictions for 2016

<i>New year, new… everything! From the lo-fi blow-dry to age-defying lip balms, the Stella beauty team bring you 21 key trends to future-proof your look</i><p><b>21. Natural volume</b><p>Chances are, when you’ve been for a blow-dry, you look like you’ve been for a blow-dry. Big, bouncy – and unachievable in real life. …

Yoga for Runners

5 Poses Every Runner Can Use By: Aly Raymer | February 25, 2016<p>The benefits of yoga practice are endless. Seriously, it creates a heightened sense of …

The best themed hotels in the UK

Shake up your workouts with this go-to circuit

With the holidays approaching, it's easy to miss a workout or get off your training schedule. But you can make staying in shape easier by using a …

Workouts

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikal Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

Photography

Hate Crunches but Want Abs? Try These 10 Moves!

Hello, NY Rez keepers! As I told you guys in my last post on easy butt exercises, I’ve been playing soccer for the last 20+ years and know a thing or two about working out. Back in my college soccer days, we would have plank competitions to see who could hold it the longest. Being the super …

20 Award-Winning Wedding Photographs of 2014

Four times a year, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographer (or ISPWP) holds a members-only contest to pick out the best wedding photographs of the year. The ISPWP is an organization, created by professional photographers, that brings together the top wedding photographers in …

15 Bad Weather Wedding Photos That Are Beautifully Backlit

Wedding photography has become breathtakingly beautiful, especially for those couples that don't mind getting a little wet. More and more, brides and grooms along with their daring photographers have stepped out into the snow or rain to capture stunning wedding photos. The use of natural or …

10 Photographers Who Make You Fall in Love

Oh, love is in the air! Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've put together a list of ten photographers who know how to give us that warm and fuzzy feeling. From Chris Craymer and Michael Creagh's authentic couple photos, to Max Wanger and Craig and Kitty Fritz's wonderful wedding moments, we hope …

Vintage

New Cancer Drug Ibrutinib Outperforms Chemo For Some Patients

We could see a whole new treatment in the future.<p>Chemotherapy is considered the standard treatment for most cancers, including leukemia. But in a surprising new clinical trial, a non-chemo drug called ibrutinib decreased the risk of death more dramatically than the standard chemo protocol in …