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15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Tattoos

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

Whether your goal is to run a 5-K or to drop some extra pounds, in one month you'll be well on your way, with the transformed bod to show for it.<p><b>For all weeks:</b> <b><br>Warm Up:</b> 3 minutes. Start easy, progress to a power walk. <b><br>Cool Down:</b> 3 minutes. Gradually dial it down to an easy walk. <b><br>Frequency:</b> Perform …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Quinoa, fruit & nut bars

Preheat oven to 200°C. On a baking tray place the quinoa, almonds and coconut. Mix together using your hands and spread evenly over the tray. Bake …

Cucumber Feta Rolls | Easy Holiday Appetizer

Cucumber Feta Rolls [Holiday Recipe Exchange]<p>December 12, 2011<p>I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really feel like the Thanksgiving and …

Tamarind Chickpea Curry

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, combine oil and onions over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are …

Onions

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Standing Flat-Abs Workout

<b>1. Dumbbell Side Bend</b> (need two 5- to 10-lbs dumbbells) <b><br>2. Standing Core Stabilization</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>3. Bow Extension</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell)<p>Can't get enough abs exercises? Check out 10 abs exercises better than …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Healthy and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

7 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes<p>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 …

Cooking

Easy Homemade Lunch

<b>Combine Textures and Flavors</b><br>The most satisfying salads contain a filling protein, something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something tangy (P.S. You're totally allowed to have one ingredient check off multiple categories). When we were at the event, we combined edamamae (a protein) …

Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose smoothies were minimally blended. What a great weight-loss tactic!<p><b>Awesome Almond</b><br>Blend 1 small frozen banana, sliced; 3/4 cup kale, lightly …

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Yoga for Athletes

Exercise 1 Downward-Facing Dog<p>Get into a pushup position with your hands slightly in front of your shoulders, fingers spread wide, and feet hip-width apart; raise your hips up and back, and press your shoulders toward the floor <b>(a).</b> Keeping your left leg straight and heel on the ground, slowly bend …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Foodily Blog

Pizza 101: Pizza Dough Recipe & Podcast on Making Pizza in a Wood Burning Oven

The pizza dough recipe from our weekly pizza nights & cooking classes!<p>It's super easy and comes out perfect every time. The addition of milk, beer …

Warm Chicken Tzatziki Salad

<i>The Greeks are well known for their homely dishes and are particularly known for their yummy tzatziki. Indulge in the tasty creamy yoghurt paste with</i> …