Linda Scales

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I Stopped Meditating: Here's What Happened

I realized that here was my place of rest, here was my place of solitude. Meditation gave me exactly what I'd been craving so desperately; a safe place to rest and come back to myself. In the silence I heard those words returning to me. "You are beautiful. You are loved."<p>This is a hard admission to …

Meditation

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

Feeling Burned Out? Here Are 5 Essential Strategies to Replenish

Some simple steps to take to reclaim your time and energy include setting limits to how long you spend reading and answering email each day. It's also okay to say "no" when others ask too much of your time.<p><i>[image source: istock.com]</i><p>Have you lost your passion? Sometimes, at the end of the day, do …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It

Being stressed out is about as enjoyable as working overtime on a Friday or being stuck in traffic. (For some of us, that <i>is</i> what stresses us out in the first place.)<p>While we know that a little stress can be useful, the fact still remains that no one <i>likes</i> feeling tense -- but how do we handle it …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Julianne Hough's Secret Workout Weapon

Steal the move that helped this triple threat build a tight, toned middle.<p>We're big fans of Julianne Hough—this triple threat star is mega talented and rocks a down-to-earth, real-girl vibe. And unlike a lot of celebs, who attribute their awesome bodies to good genes or occasional yoga, Julianne …

Workouts

8 Amazing Fat-Burning Intervals

9 High-Protein Vegetables That Will Fill You Up Fast

You’ll be a lean, green, fighting machine.<p>Popeye is notorious for showing off his massive biceps. His secret? Spinach. But that isn’t your only ticket to the gun show.<p>According to Rosanne Rust, R.DN., many vegetables provide you with two grams of protein per cup raw, or per half cup cooked. (So …

Nutrition

The A, B, ZZZs of Yoga

How do you deal with a busy brain that won't let you get to sleep? My go-to nightcap is yoga. It's kind of like that warm glass of milk that helps you wind down and get ready for bed.<p><b>A Yogi's Guide to Sound Sleep</b><p>Have you ever glanced at the illuminated numbers on the clock near your bed and thought …

Yoga

15 Minute Workout: Sculpt a Knockout Body

The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>You may have zero desire to step inside a cage and brawl like a UFC fighter, but it couldn't hurt to train like one. These guys (women, too!) are lean, …

Workouts

DIY Pie in a Jar

Here is how to make the cute Pie in a Jar treats from our Winter Wedding Shoot we featured this morning!<p><b>Ingredients:</b> <br>Pie Crust Dough (fave recipe or …

Get Cosmopolitan on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2014<p>Cosmopolitan Magazine has been around for over 100 years—first as a family magazine, then as a literary magazine. …

Finally, A Strip-Proof Screw

Using your head<p>The common screw may not have been screaming for a makeover, but consider its shortcomings: stripped heads, tedious pilot holes, endless bit swapping. The company Outlaw has developed a new fastening system that cures all those headaches and could unseat the Phillips head as the …

Woodworking

15-Minute Workout: Crush Calories With These Four Power Moves

Up for a challenge? Of course you are! Get ready to SWEAT with this intense circuit workout<p>Happy Workout Wednesday! Got fifteen minutes and a LOVE for challenging, heart-pumping circuit workouts? So do we! Join us in trying out this awesome and intense workout. With just four tough moves (and we do …

Workouts

3 Ultra-Effective Exercise Machines You're Not Using, But Should Be

Don't let these babies go unnoticed<p>It’s easy to get into a gym routine and just bust in, do your thing, and leave. We all do it. (Especially in this nasty cold weather: have you SEEN the 10 stages of running when it's freezing outside? Yeah.) But in case you haven’t noticed, the gym is filllled …

Exercise

What Dreams Are Made Of: Understanding Why We Dream (About Sex and Other Things)

By figuring out why we dream, researchers are hoping to nail down what the nightly cavalcade of images and events means.<p>Ever since Sigmund Freud …

Lift off with the Crouch to Superman tubing exercise

You'll feel like Superman after this press-and-pull exercise that works most of the major muscle groups in your body. Demonstrated here by Long Beach fitness instructor John Garey who uses it in his "Core Total Body Tone With Tubing" DVD, it's a great get-it-all-done move to use on days when you're …

OKDOTHIS: An App for Photographers that Never Lets You Run Out of Ideas

One of the more difficult things about being a creative is having to come up with fresh ideas on a daily basis, constantly challenging yourself and …

Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

8 Immediate Stress Busters and Serenity Boosters

Let's face it, daily life can be beyond stressful. And between a demanding job and even more demanding home life, it becomes next to impossible to squeeze a bit of serenity into our everyday rounds. But what if being idle were just as productive -- and necessary -- as being super busy?<p>Let's face …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

8 Sneaky Smartphone Shopping Tricks

Find the best Black Friday discounts with the flick of a finger<p>If the thought of holiday shopping is making you reach for eggnog, consider getting a tutorial from your girlfriend. After all, women tend to save almost $100 more than men during the holidays, finds new data from the National Retail …

Digital Marketing

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

Shopping

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge… We Dare You!

Are your abs tough enough? They will be after this 10-days-to-a-flat-belly team dare!<p><b>The challenge to you:</b> Complete the Pilates Hundred mat exercise every day for 10 days straight. Use the hashtag #10x100 to share your progress with your friends. <b>The reward:</b> A bulletproof core, and a new …

Workouts

5 Super Drinks That Will Help You Be Immortal

"If you are eating primarily living foods, if you are drinking a lot of water, if you are chewing really well, if you are deep breathing, if you are happy -- if all of those were in place, I believe you could definitely look 20 years younger."<p>Forget smartphones, immortality is the hot new thing in …

Blackberries

Need an Attitude Adjustment? Here's How to Get One

Take responsibility for your mood and choose not to stay in it. Realize that just as this energy moved into you, it must move out. Accept what it is, let it go, and allow yourself to move forward.<p>One day you wake up feeling irritated by everyone, focused on "what's wrong" in your life, or just …

Happiness

Put Down That Energy Drink!

Need a boost? 9 natural ways to feel more energized<p>Tempted to recharge by downing an energy drink? Look elsewhere for your "wings," according to experts who've studied the effects of these beverages. There's little evidence that energy drinks have unique performance-enhancing powers—beyond making …

Nutrition