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The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

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When Your Life's Mission Is to Lose Weight

I have a family member, let's call her Etta.<p>Etta has been on a diet ever since I've known.<p>Well, that's not quite true, actually.<p>She's been on 500 diets ever since I've known her. From Atkins to South Beach to intermittent fasting to all carbs to vegetarian, she's been through them all.<p>And yet, …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

How I Gave Up Facebook and Got a Life

When I was in kindergarten, I believed my teachers lived in the school building. The idea that they would venture beyond the hallowed halls of learning after school hours seemed unfathomable to my 5-year-old mind.<p>I still remember the shock I felt one Saturday morning when I encountered one of my …

The London 'Anti-Cafe' Where Everything Is Free But You Pay 5 Cents A Minute Just To Be There

Next time you're in London, you could walk into the Ziferblat cafe in the fashionable Shoreditch neighborhood and grab a coffee. Perhaps you might sit down on one of the comfortable armchairs, pull out your laptop and check your emails on the Wi-Fi network. Feeling a little hungry? There's some …

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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Kitchens of the 1950s

A look back at kitchens of the '50s from the pages of House Beautiful.<p>Get a blast from the past with 15 of our favorite kitchens from the era of T-birds and poodle skirts. See more of our best kitchens here, then take a look at kitchens from the '60s,'70s, '80s, and '90s.

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Lady Gaga Is The World's Biggest Pop Star, Even When She's Not

Even if the deeply weird ARTPOP flops, she will still act like the world's most eccentric superstar.<p>Over a decade ago, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys coined the term "imperial phase" to describe the period of his band's career when a sustained level of success opened up the possibility for them …

How to Detox Your Mind: 4 Lessons on How to Stop Overthinking

We talk a lot these days about how to detox our body but not much about how to detox the mind. And it's the overthinking mind full of chaos that holds us back from moving forward in life. It's the overthinking mind that makes us feel anxious and worried about the future. It's the overthinking mind …

9 Easy Ways to Add Storage Space

You don't need to renovate or remodel to solve the clutter problem in your home. You just need to try these smart storage solutions.<p>You don't need to renovate or remodel to solve the clutter problem in your home. You just need to try these smart storage solutions.

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America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

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Here Are 21 of the Most Delicious Donuts in the Entire Country

Donuts. They're not just for cops anymore! Although they are still definitely for cops. But these days, they ain't just glazed -- they can be filled with foie gras, or used as buns for just about anything.<p>But of course there are still the classics: the jelly-filleds, the old-fashioneds, and... the …

11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

There really can't be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It's consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we <i>love</i> our caffeine.<p>And that's fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being …

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

Stunning<p>The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out …

What German Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About The Good Life

<i>Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out.</i><p>The people of Germany, with their reputation for having an industrial-strength work ethic, may not …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2013

<i>Flickr: Lululemon</i><p>Summer's now giving way to fall, but it seems no one mentioned this to Robin Thicke. His track "Blurred Lines" was decisively the song of the summer -- having logged 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 chart. Now the tune's getting a second wind thanks to a remix and dueling …

How to Look Hot After a Workout

No time to shower after your sweat session? These tips will keep you looking (and smelling!) fresh<p><b>Mop It Up</b> Spritz an oily hairline with dry shampoo, then flip your head upside down and spray underneath. Massage in, then blast just your hairline and crown with a blow-dryer on high heat. Alterna …

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5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

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Garden-Based Learning: A Return to Simpler Food in K-12 Schools

The idea that nutrition and educational performance are directly related is nothing new. Free school breakfast and lunch programs are often credited with higher levels of student achievement in the schools where they exist. Non-profit children's hunger programs intended to feed at-risk students on …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

10 tips to shoot better photos on your phone

Although camera sizes have been shrinking over the years, the majority of high-quality cameras are still far too large to be carried at all times. …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

How You Can Decorate The Empty Corners In Your Home – 15 Cool Ideas

One of the biggest challenges that you have to overcome when you’re decorating a space is finding a way to integrate the corners into the whole …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …