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Exercising for your NY resolution? Use these tech tools and the Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Every year, resolute Americans search more for exercise tips in January than at any other time of the year. If you’re new to exercise, or are just getting back into it, here’s a wonderful tip: All you need is seven minutes a few times a week. Yes, just seven minutes. And, there’s a range of online …

How to maximise your health: Understanding probiotics and antioxidants

A pharmacist looks at the probiotics and antioxidants that can benefit your diet<p><i>Shabir Daya is a pharmacist and the co-founder of online health store Victoria Health.</i><p><b>Take probiotics.</b> Most people have only 50 per cent of the good bacteria we should have in our system. Without healthy gut bacteria …

Wellness

4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

<b>Eggs</b><br>“Oh man, I just had two scrambled eggs, and I’m <i>sooo</i> bloated,” said no one, ever. That’s because eggs are very gentle on your stomach. “They’re easy and can help soothe a gassy stomach because they have protein,” says Gans. One thing: If you’re ordering them at some greasy-spoon diner rather …

5 Powerful Steps to Turning Your Life Around

There is a reason for everything. Once you start to explore the reason or the meaning for the things that are happening in your life you begin to see more and more of the purpose for it right here and right now. It is within the understanding of the "whys" of life that you begin to embrace more of …

Spirituality

7 Habits of Highly Fit People

Have you ever noticed how some people can train and stay fit, while others get stuck in an endless loop of weight loss and weight gain? As the daughter of gym owners, I've seen fitness fads come and go. As a yoga teacher myself, I've seen people start health regimes with zeal, only to fizzle out …

Fitness

How Soda Destroys Your Body

You may never hit the vending machine again.<p>Shutterstock<p><i>This article was written by Mike Smith and Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>It seems like not a month goes by without a new study condemning sugary, bubbly sodas, but seeing all the data in one place does not paint a …

Forget the Resolutions: Set Your New Year's Intentions!

Rather than create New Year's resolutions, which often come from a place of lack and frustration, try setting New Year's intentions. It's simple, easy and refreshing! Here's how...<p>An intention is a choice.<p>Take a few minutes and sit in a quiet, calm place to access clarity. Let your thoughts go, …

Positive Thinking

Ditching Resolution and Going for Happy: An Intentional Practice of Simple Delight

I officially ditched the New Year's resolution tradition last year. Who wants to sign up for commitment that holds an 88 percent failure rate, anyway? For 2014, I focused on a specific intention: to feel greater ease in my mind and body. As a somatic mindfulness professional, I know what ease and …

Happiness

4 Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Freshen Up Your Face

<b>2. Switch Up Your Part</b><br>There's no easier way to refresh your look than to change your part—it gives you instant volume. Find out which part will look best on your face shape.<p><b>3. Use Brow Powder</b><br>If you haven't jumped on the brow-obsessed bandwagon, now is the time. Lola says that filling in the brows …

The Best 15-Minute Workouts for 2015

5 Things You Should Tell Yourself Before You Go To Bed

Why is it when we always lie down for bed, we're suddenly flooded with negative thoughts, worst-case scenarios and scads of mental to-do lists?<p>Getting the recommended amount of Zzs should be something we strive for, but our brains have a way of making those extra hours a little elusive. Ruminating …

The Best Way to Kick Your Smoking Habit

If you’re really committed to quitting smoking for good, it’s time to get tech-savvy.<p>A new study published in the Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

10 Questions You Must Ask Yourself in 2015

It's that time of year where we swear to ourselves that we'll finally hit the gym, reduce our carb intake and spend more time with the family. Unfortunately, our deeply engrained habits often supersede our good intentions, and we fall back into the same old habits eventually. In fact, according to …

Numb

10 Ways to Give Your 'Resolutions' a Fighting Chance for Success

<i>Photo credit: Bonjour, Beau. via photopin cc</i><p>Here we are entering into a bright and shiny New Year and many of us are overflowing with tons of inspiration and motivation for making it the BEST year yet. We have big plans, amazing dreams, and we have resolved to make them come true in 2015. We have …

Motivation

5 Bedtime Snacks That'll Help You Sleep Better

We asked Keri Gans, R.D., author of <i>The Small Change Diet</i>, which carb-packed nighttime snacks she recommends to help you sleep better (without causing any pounds to creep on). One key thing to keep in mind: You should be consuming snack-sized portions of each of these—not a full meal's worth.<p><b>KIND</b> …

Sex Facts: Have Great Morning Sex

Have Great Morning Sex<p>Having sex first thing in the morning does more than put a smile on your face—it boosts your health, your looks, and your relationship<p>Digital Vision/Thinkstock<p>For most of the working world, the blaring of the alarm clock isn't a happy sound. So why not turn that rude awakening …

Emory University

10 yoga poses to beat stress

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> If you're struggling with sky-high stress levels, yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.<p>It may seem counterintuitive that twisting yourself into a pretzel can promote relaxation, but it's true! Studies show that yoga has a …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

A Prostitute Tells All: Inside the Bedrooms of a U.S. Brothel

You're just curious, in the same way you might be curious about what it's really like for Sheryl Sandberg to work at Facebook. It's exotic and intriguing and something the majority of us will never experience. Maybe you've seen reality shows like HBO's <i>Cathouse</i>, or heard prostitutes talk about their …

6 Beauty Tips to Make Your Smile Look Brighter

<b>Highlight Your Lips</b><br>Try applying a lip liner and gloss around the lips <i>and</i> a light concealer around the outer border of the lips. "This makes your lips appear fuller and makes your teeth seem whiter in contrast to your lip color," says makeup artist, Annie Mayo, founder of Advanced Mineral</b> …

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

<b>The Moves:</b><br>1. Glute Bridge <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they're pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.<p>2. Swing with Dumbbells <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms …

Sgroppino (Lemon Sorbet Cocktail)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A refreshing Venetian cocktail that doubles as a digestif.</i><p>The Venetians know a thing or two about mixing a good drink -- take the Aperol spritz and …

The Best Health Foods, Ranked In (Totally Subjective) Order

Anyone who pays attention to health food trends knows that they are ever changing. Some trends fall off the radar forever (think Slim Fast), some classics never seem to fade (wheatgrass is here to stay), and others fall in and out of favor with the passing years. The pendulum swing of popularity …

The 9 Best Things to Do with Your January Kale

<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: You're likely going to buy some kale in January. Here are the best things to do with it.</i><p>Whether you're working on a very green resolution or you're …

6 Party-Perfect Appetizers to Toast the New Year

<b>1. Cheddar & Herb Cheese Straws</b><p>These crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs and crushed red chili flakes make a wonderful hors d'oeuvre to go along with wine and cocktails. Though they look like bread sticks, they're actually more akin to savory pie crust or pastry. I find them …

Cooking

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

Food Psychology: How To Trick Your Palate Into A Tastier Meal

What makes the perfect meal?<p>Most of us might envision a specific dish, or a certain ingredient — a fine steak cooked medium-rare, grandma's chicken curry or mom's hearty ratatouille.<p>Charles Spence thinks about the food, for sure. But he also thinks about everything else: the color and size of the …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

5 Brilliant Breakfast Hacks to Kick Off 2015

Your best year yet should begin with a breakfast fit for a champion, and we've collected our favorite how-to videos to get you started. It is the most important meal of the day, after all.<p><b>HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE</b><p>Here's a game-changing revelation: Omelettes should not be flipped. Learn how to make …

Breakfast

The 7 Fruits You Should Eat More of This Month

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: In the dead of winter, when your market bags are laden with dark leafy greens and root vegetables, don't forget about fruit. Just tell yourself you're preventing scurvy and load</i> …