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Guide to Life: Be Articulate

No, Alec. Always. Be. Orating.

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

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Don't Be Paralyzed by Fear!

At some point or another, we've all experienced fear -- that feeling when your heart is racing out of control, your palms are sweating, you're short of breath and your digestive track goes into spasms. Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In …

The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …

7 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes

No need to slave over the stove for hours tonight—just grab a crock pot instead<p>Too busy to cook? Then you <i>need</i> a slow cooker. Just throw a few ingredients in the crock-pot, let them cook while you're at work or out and about, and dinner's ready when you are. Not sure what to make with one? Try any …

3 Powerful Steps to Combat Fear

<i>"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." --Aristotle</i><p>Fear. It's one of the most basic human emotions, yet it's one that prevents a majority of us from living our greatest potential or following our hearts. Two clients emailed me within a few days …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

5 Traits of a Good Relationship

Once we really check into what it takes to be happy with ourselves, we can really illuminate that light in our relationships, too.<p>Personally, I used to have a high ideal as to what it took for me to be happy on my own, let alone wanting to meet someone who was supposed to make me feel good.<p>Bit by …

A DEET-Like Mosquito Spray That Smells Like Jasmine Or Grapes?

California scientists are reporting a pair of victories in the epic struggle between man and mosquito.<p>A team at the University of California, Riverside, appears to have finally figured out how bugs detect the insect repellent known as DEET. And the team used its discovery to identify several …

What Aren't You Saying?

I recently received some great advice to stop sugarcoating what's happening in my life. I was up against how I'd been pretending things were better than they were and sort of floating along thinking things would magically change. This is a big trick of the Shadow. To stay unseen, the Shadow (the …

Mindfulness Does Not Lead to Happiness

The part of our minds that most people identify with is the part that silently talks to us with a running commentary. We listen to it all day long. Let's call it "The Talker."<p>"The Talker" prefers pleasure over pain, happiness over sadness, winning over losing, health over sickness, and any of the …

The Best Kale Salad Ever

Bonus: It so easy, you can make it all the time<p>If you get a little too excited for bagel Fridays at your office, then you’re about to get very jealous when we tell you that Google offers its employees free lunch every single day (not to mention unlimited free snacks). One of the most popular items …

People With More Cavities Less Likely To Be Diagnosed With Head And Neck Cancer, Study Suggests

In news sure to delight 5-year-olds everywhere, there may be an upside to a mouthful of cavities.<p>According to a study published in this month's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients with more dental cavities are less likely to be diagnosed with head and neck cancer.<p>A release …

7 Overlooked Culprits for Weight Loss Resistance

"I'm doing everything correctly," begins a typical client query. "I'm eating optimal protein and fiber at every meal. I exercise. I take supplements. And yet I got on the scales yesterday and... <i>nothing.</i>"<p>When you give full effort, you expect consistent results. Unfortunately, fat loss isn't so …

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 7 Simple Steps to Train Your Mind for Success

<b>By Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.</b><p>Life is a mental game. Even physical endeavors, like getting lean and fit, begin in the mind. Every behavior is preceded by a thought and a decision to carry through on that thought. Champions are first champions in their own minds, and only then can their greatness come …

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Although not always highlighted in the West, prayer and devotion are a living stream in Buddhism. The earnest wishes expressed in the practices of lovingkindness and compassion -- may I be happy, may You be free from suffering -- are forms of prayer. The aspiration to find refuge in the Buddha (or …

15-Minute Workout: Plyometrics

<i>By Rachel Sturtz for SHAPE magazine</i><p>You (yes, crazy-busy you) are not too busy to work out today. This routine -- designed by Equinox's Stephanie Vitorino, creator of the best-selling VBody DVD series -- gets the fat-burning job done fast. The secret is plyometrics: explosive, high-intensity …

Finding Zen: Easy Ways to Cultivate More Inner Peace

<i>HeartMath, widely recognized for its science-based solutions for stress, as well as a personal wellness technology innovator, explores the scientific meaning behind internal "Zen" and how people can easily reduce stress while increasing internal happiness.</i><p>Often, we define peacefulness by the …

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lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini

I have an uneven history with chef cookbooks. I have learned the hard way more often than I’ve wished to that just because I might enjoy sitting down …

Crockpot Short Rib Tacos with Salted Lime Cabbage and Queso Fresco

Crockpot Short Rib Tacos with Salted Lime Cabbage and Queso Fresco.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> April 29, 2013 108<p>Newsflash! I have a new obsession.<p>Short ribs.<p>Lots …

Baked Polenta and Vegetable Parmesan {Gluten Free}

5 Shares<p>A few days ago I picked up an organic eggplant at the grocery store. I was thrilled since eggplant is really a summer crop, and one of Yummy …

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Spicy Turkey and Zucchini Burger Recipe

Come July and our refrigerator starts to overflow with zucchinis from the garden. It really is the land of plenty during these summer months. My …

How to Choose the Healthiest Beer, Wine, and Cocktails [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hitting the bar isn’t quite as healthy as, say, hiking; but it doesn’t have to be a calorie-fest, either. Staying on track while drinking is all …

How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Every Relationship

In my coaching practice, many of the women and men I work with struggle with one common theme: setting healthy boundaries. I witness this challenge …

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50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

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