Marcia Weekes

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These Eye Masks Are Blowing Up On Amazon—Here's Why

"I'm a beauty editor, and I can't get enough of them."<p>As <i>Women's Health</i>'s beauty and lifestyle director, it's my job to try out all of the latest products—and sometimes that includes lotions or fragrances available only in foreign countries. Great for research purposes, not so great for stocking up …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

Top Chef

Classic Cuban Sandwich

Facebook TwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInSERVES 4YOU’LL NEED<br>4 tbsp unsalted butter<br>Two 12- to 14-inch French baguettes, cut in half lengthwise<br>4 tbsp …

Recipes

The 5 Best Types of Yoga for Weight Loss

Feel the burn while you flow.<p>For many of us, yoga is a lot more about stretching, de-stressing, and trying to master meditation than it is about kicking up our calorie burn. But that doesn’t mean you can’t (or shouldn’t!) turn to yoga for weight loss, too.<p>After all, yoga builds total-body strength …

Yoga

This free 5-minute meditation app was made for people with busy lives

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Simple Habit<p>We typically think of vacation as something we take for extended periods of time, and only after stressful experiences such as …

How the ketogenic diet with no exercise outperforms the standard American diet with exercise

Myths die hard—especially bad ones, it seems. In the last few months I’ve attended fitness classes in which the instructor told us that if we finish …

'I Lost 60 Pounds By Going On "Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian"'

Ranella Ferrer says the show gave her all the tools she needed to succeed.<p><b>BEFORE:</b> 217<p><b>AFTER:</b> 157<p>In my early career as a singer, I performed all over Hollywood. I was one of the most sought after independent artists, opened up for Keyshia Cole, Nelly, Stevie Wonder, Tyrese, and other big names, and …

Your Bedroom Might Be Making You A Sh*ttier Sleeper—Here's Why

Do you sleep in a tank top and still wake up in the middle of the night soaked in sweat?<p>The bedroom: Aw yeah, it's where the magic happens. And by magic, we mean the supernatural forces that make your space too hot, too bright, too ugh. Since nearly 77 percent of your wake-ups are due to your …

Four Great Regions of Spain: What to See, Do and Eat in Each

<i>By Ally Marotti for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>If you think Spain's mostly about tapas, bullfights and Picasso, it's probably time to take a closer look. Spain has 17 autonomous communities, meaning they have their own executive, legislative and judicial powers, as well as their own cultures, foods and …

Castles

Giving up: How going low carb for six weeks changed my body

<b>I decided to give up carbs for two weeks six weeks ago.</b><p>Of course, you can’t completely give up carbs unless you want to become malnourished – I mean, …

Your 10-Day Wellness Plan to Jumpstart the New Year: These Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results

10 Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results<p>“When you commit to making just one simple change each day, it helps create powerful momentum toward a …

Wellness

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

Research Says It's Healthier To Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince And Dine Like A Beggar

Many of us are rushing to get to work in the morning, or to start with our daily chores, so we tend just to grab something to eat on the go, and eat …

Nutrition

6 Mistakes You're Making With Your Slow Cooker (We've All Been There)

It’s 7 p.m. on a Tuesday. You’re just getting home from work, stomach growling up a storm. <i>What, oh, what should I have for dinner?</i> Then you remember: …

Toxic Buildup Leads To Weight Gain, Belly Fat, And Other Health Problems. Try This Simple Detox Drink | Home Remedies

Are you typically bothered with abrupt weight gain, joint pain, headaches, acne breakout, food allergies, depression, sleeping disorders, as well as …

These are 11 books you should read to help your blood pressure go down

This election has been rough. It’s undeniable. But one thing that remains safe and warm and life-giving is a good book. Studies have shown that …

If You Aren't Salt-Curing Your Eggs, You're Seriously Missing Out

Just one more way to get your egg on.<p>Egg lovers, rejoice! We’ve stumbled upon another way you can sneak more delicious eggs into your life: salt-cured yolks. Sure, scrambled eggs are great because they’re easy to make; and poached eggs are lovely because they’re basically clouds you can eat for …

Breakfast

Perk up your porridge: the best oat recipes for a healthy breakfast

Gone are the days of gruel. Porridge is not just a sachet of Quaker Oats any more, nor a half-filled pot of watery oaty soup, but instead, a chance to get inventive and experimental.<p>And oats aren't just delicious, but even better for us than previously thought. A large bowl of porridge each day may …

Everything that can go wrong with your health if you don’t get enough sleep

Three is almost never the magic number when it comes to sleep, despite what some presidential candidates, politicians and history’s so-called short …

Sleep

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Persian rice with dill and broad beans

This is cooked the Persian way, with butter and oil creating a crusty bottom in the pan. It's good with chicken and lamb but especially lovely with fish.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1.5kg broad beans in their pods<br>• 435g basmati rice<br>• 40g butter<br>• 50ml olive oil<br>• 160g chopped dill and flat-leaf parsley (two-thirds dill …

5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

I've become much less stressed thanks to a simple lesson from a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes

For the past eight months, I've been using the guided-meditation app Headspace every day, and it's had a noticeably positive effect on my mood.<p>I first heard about Headspace late last year on Tim Ferriss' podcast. Its proponents include Wall Streeters, Olympic athletes, and celebrity executives like …

Meditation

This Beautiful Read On Success Will Inspire You To Be Your Own Hero

Many a time in life, we face situations where our physical as well as mental drives are down in the dumps. Absolute zero. Motivation is at an …