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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

7 Behaviors to Start Doing NOW to Keep Your Brain Sharp

7 Smart Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp for Decades<p>You'll thank yourself in a major way in 40 years.<p>Some of the same habits that keep your body fit can also help keep your mind in tip-top shape: According to a new study published in the journal <i>Neurology</i>, being in better cardiovascular shape as a …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

The 15 Coolest Airbnb Rentals In New York City

But nowhere is the apartment-sharing service more popular than in New York City — according to a study released by Airbnb last October, the company generated $632 million in economic activity in one year and supported 4,580 jobs across the city's five boroughs.<p>We've picked out some of our favorite …

New York City

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

Yoga

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

While that’s the way we are born breathing (seriously, go look at a baby’s belly go!), over time, a combination of stress, sitting, and worrying over how our stomachs causes us to force air upwards into our chest, where our lungs actually absorb relatively little oxygen—our bodies’ primary fuel. As …

Plank position for beginners

We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows?<p>Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno, …

DIY Ice Beauty Secrets

For the holidays, we're revisiting some of our favorite festive articles from the Beautylish archive. Enjoy!<p>Is cold weather giving you the beauty …

Juice Your Way … to A Better Mood!

Well, today sucks. You woke up late and the lightbulb in your bathroom went out and it was raining and you missed your bus and forgot your umbrella …

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

<b>Frozen Chicken Breasts or Salmon Filets</b><br>You don’t even have to buy the frozen kind—you can buy them fresh and then freeze them yourself when you get home. When it’s mealtime, just defrost one in the microwave, and then broil, bake, or stir fry it as you wish. The protein in the chicken and the omega …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

Simple Springtime Dishes

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

Workouts

Simple Springtime Dishes

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

Breakfast

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching TV, the No. 1 form of activity is sitting, …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

The Best Cardio Workouts for Women--No Treadmill Required

Sound like you? Well, here's happy news: Your idea of the best cardio workouts for women may be slightly off base—and the tweak could be much more to your taste. Many women associate cardio with such things as running, swimming, biking, and brisk walking—or what experts typically label "aerobic …

Exercise

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

Alzheimer's Disease

Simple Springtime Dishes

5 Reasons to Try a Vegetarian Diet

Even if you're not interested in becoming a vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of reasons to up your intake of plant-based meals. In my private …

Easy, Healthy Meals

Levi Brown<p>Lunch<p><b>Salmon Cucumber Boats</b><br>3 oz canned pink salmon, drained<br>1 Tbsp capers<br>1 tsp yellow mustard<br>2 Tbsp plain low-fat yogurt<br>Dash salt<br>Dash pepper<br>1 cucumber<p>Combine the first six ingredients. Halve cucumber lengthwise, hollow out each half, and stuff with salmon mixture.<p><b>Side Salad</b><br>3/4 cup romaine …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

How To: Find Your Undertone

We’ve all been there: You’re testing foundation after foundation, trying to find the right color. But no matter what shade you pick up, it looks a little bit off—too ashy, too peachy, too sallow—and nothing feels juuust right.<p>If this sounds like you, we’re willing to bet that you’ve overlooked a crucial step in your quest for the perfect shade: finding your undertone. Once you’ve determined whether your skin has a pinkish or yellowish cast, you’ll be able to find the perfect shade for <i>all</i> your …