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12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

21 High-Protein Breakfasts Under 300 Calories

15 Make-Ahead Lunches That Will Solve Your Sad Desk Lunch

It’s 12:30pm. Your stomach is growling. You woke up too late to make a lunch, so you head to the closest deli to get a sub-par salad that you eat your desk. It leaves you unsatisfied and at the vending machine a few hours later. Womp womp. But girl, it really doesn’t have to be this way. Save …

14 Cute Christmas Treats to Make With Your Kids

Pull out your aprons, crank up the Christmas tunes and grab your little helper, because it’s time to do some holiday baking. Homemade treats are great gifts for your friends and neighbors, and sharing will give you an excuse to make more (which is half the fun). It doesn’t matter if you’re a …

The Ultimate Cheesy, Eggy Breakfast Requires Only Two Ingredients

You might've thought there wasn't <i>another</i> way to cook eggs—or a strategy lazier than ordering an egg and cheese. You might've also thought you couldn't possibly be hungry after your Thanksgiving feast.<p>But here we are, with empty bellies and fridges and no desire to eat another leftover.<p>Do you have …

Why It's Okay to Skip Breakfast

Do you want to turn your body into a fat-burning machine? Skipping breakfast could be the answer.<p>While our physiology is largely geared to a feast-and-famine pattern of energy intake, characteristic of our hunter-gatherer homo sapiens ancestors, we live in a modern world where food is abundant and …

Nutrition

23 Three-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes That Will Make Your Mornings Way Better

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27 Healthy Breakfasts Under 400 Calories For When You're In A Rush

Because hectic mornings shouldn't keep you from enjoying the best meal of the day.

How to make the best-ever sangria

What makes sangria the most loved drink of the summer? Is it the wine? The brandy? Or the stirring with love?<p>Is there a more summery drink than sangria? The answer is no. (Back off, mojito). When it comes to seasonal sipping, sangria fits the bill for the fairest season of them all. Simply put, …

No Bake Millionaire Shortbread Cookies #SundaySupper - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Do you ever have a dessert that is so good you could eat the whole pan? That’s how awesome these millionaire shortbread cookies are. Want to know …

34 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

When it comes to breakfast, the options are endless. Pancakes or waffles? Bacon and eggs? Muffin, followed by a pastry? So why limit chowing down on …

Eliminate Excuses and Boost Your Metabolism With This 15-Minute Workout

Yeah, you’re busy, but you still have time for this killer sweat session<p>Ah, vacay—the time for poolside margaritas, not treadmill slogs in musty hotel gyms. But sneaking in exercise while you're away is crucial to staying on your game. (Skip it and it'll be <i>that</i> much harder to get back on the …

How to Eat Low-Carb as a Vegetarian or Vegan

Cutting back on carbs is not very complicated. Just replace the sugars and starches in your diet with vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and fats. …

Brew a Better Batch of Iced Tea: Don't Make These Mistakes

Whether you like it sweet or just plain strong, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid when making iced tea.<p>Whether you like it sweetened or strong, it's hard to deny the allure of a perfectly-chilled glass of iced tea. Bottled teas are often filled with preservatives and artificial …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

This One Picture Can Determine If You Need Glasses — And It's Fascinating

It's like "the dress" all over again.<p>Is this eye test the new "the dress"?<p>According to Daily Mail, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created an optical illusion that's also a test to determine vision impairment. Basically, if you see Marilyn Monroe in the picture below from a …

10 Amazing Stretches That Feel SO Good

Stretch it. Stretch it real good. Try these easy stretches before or after a workout, or any other time.<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke with personal trainer Mary Jane Detroyer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., who recommended these 10 easy stretches. She says they'll help reduce muscle soreness, lower your stress, and …

24 Incredible Oatmeal Desserts You'll Want To Eat For Breakfast

Because you can do better than oatmeal raisin.

Make Your Weekday Mornings Easier: Make Muffin-Tin Eggs

A Pinterest-worthy egg breakfast that's easy enough to make on a weekday.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat</i> …

New York-Style Crumb Cake

12 Servings<p>This recipe was originally developed in 2010 but when re-tested in 2015, we realized not only was it great, but it also warranted inclusion in our "BA's Best" series.<p>April 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>topping<p>1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon …

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large bunches of Tuscan kale (about 1 1/2 lb. total), center …

Sriracha Fridge Pickles

Makes about 1 1/2 cups Servings<p>Make a brine, add Sriracha, throw in chard stems and let the refrigerator pickles hang out for a few days. Really good stuff.<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Swiss chard stems, chopped<p>1 cup distilled white vinegar<p>2 cups sugar<p>1/2 onion, thinly sliced<p>3 tablespoons Sriracha<p>1/2 …

Food Preservation

18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

Easy ways to eat yer greens all week long.<p><b>The dressing goes in first.</b> This is so important! This guarantees that your salad ingredients don't get soggy.<p><b>Then go with a grain or a protein, or anything else big and chunky.</b> This protects your more delicate ingredients from getting wet.<p><b>Then the fixings.</b> …

The Fat-Burning Food That Works for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Fuel your workweek with this easy and versatile ingredient.<p><i>Michele Promaulayko is the former editor-in-chief of</i> Women's Health <i>and author of</i> 20 Pounds Younger.<p>By now, we've all heard about—and maybe even tried—the exalted quinoa grain. But until I started tapping into the great minds of …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

10 Fantastic and Filling Vegetarian Entrées

In the eight years that I was a vegetarian, I often found that my veggie-centric preferences were the afterthought of the party. More often than not, …

The Power of Mindfulness

<b>“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” –Buddha</b><p>Remaining calm, cool and …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Kitchens

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …