Marion MacKinnon

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Buh-Bye, Extra Pounds — This Is the Ultimate Workout For Weight Loss

To get the best results, you need to use the best exercises. We've got your top eight weight-loss moves, which you can add to your current workouts or put together for a full-fledged workout. Each exercise is a compound and dynamic movement so you have no doubt you're going to maximize the amount …

The System I Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a …

Millennials Are Screwed

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

Make a Bed Your Mom Would Be Proud of Using These 10 Tricks

Make your mama proud<p>No matter the outcome, it's a chore to make a bed. There are layers to smooth, shams to sort out, and duvet covers to wrestle over duvets before the task is done—and all before coffee! Blergh. But because a well-made bed is one of the loveliest things to look at (not to mention …

Home Decorating

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Yoga For A Strong Core: The Only Move You'll Ever Need

This weekly core drill will get your abs and back muscles stronger in no time. Below, I'll provide a beginner, intermediate, and advanced option of …

Yoga

The Single Reason Why People Can't Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist

This common affliction is behind so much unclear and confusing writing in the world today.<p>"Why is so much writing so hard to understand? Why must a typical reader struggle to follow an academic article, the fine print on a tax return, or the instructions for setting up a wireless home …

5 Writing Tricks That Will Keep Readers With Short Attention Spans Interested

Use these basic copywriting principles to keep your reader's attention and your emails out of the trash<p>Ask any copywriter to name their biggest challenge today, and ten to one will tell you it's writing for the ever-shrinking attention span.<p>Whether we really do have shorter attention spans than …

New rules for exercising if you’re over 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>A funny thing happens on the way to 50 and beyond: Your body doesn’t respond to exercise …

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write

Ever heard of Writer's Block?<p>I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write …

Practical Architect Uses Design/Build Skills to Erect Beautiful Family Home for $180,000 Less Than Quoted Price

Zui Ng's "Chameleon Shotgun House"<p>This is well worth the watch. Houston-based architect Zui Ng used a host of brilliant principles, intelligent …

5 Reasons Why I Added Eccentric Training to My Workout Routine—And You Should Too

I love lifting heavy. I live for workouts when I realize that, yes, I'm ready to go up in weight. It makes me feel so strong and accomplished.<p>But …

A Study Found Homes Painted These Colors Sell For More Money

What color to paint the different rooms in a home is always a hotly debated topic. Interior designers have their standbys, trends point towards another set of colors, and mood boosting or calming hues dictate their own palette. But Zillow found that homebuyers place a premium on certain colors — …

Real Estate

The Best Book Writing Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

A few months ago, I traveled home for the holidays. This time was filled with loud family political rants and way too many sugar cookies. I had an …

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

A Smarter Way to Make Almond Milk (No Soaking, No Straining)

Almond milk is sort of a pain to make and the stuff that comes from the store, no matter how pricey, sort of tastes like mucky water.<p><i>Phewf!</i> Felt good to get that off my chest.<p>But in <i>The First Mess Cookbook</i>, the new book from the wildly popular plant-based blog by the same name, Laura Wright reveals <b>a</b> …

Almond Milk

81 Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are …

Before You Reach for a Can of Diced Tomatoes, Consider This

Diced tomatoes promise neatness and convenience: There are no juice-filled water balloons to crush or snip or coax into softness, slowly and patiently, on the stove.<p>But here's an ironic surprise: <b>Diced tomatoes—which you'd expect to break down much faster (since, duh, they're smaller)—are actually</b> …

Tomatoes

How to Beat the Imposter Syndrome Feeling

Every other creative professional you know has succeeded largely because of their talents and dedication. You, on the other hand, have got where you …

Before & After: This Co-op Renovation is a Book Lover's Dream

For almost ten years, John lived in his Hell's Kitchen co-op while it slowly crumbled around him. The apartment, built in 1923, was definitely …

Mary Tyler Moore: America's Sweetheart Goes All the Way

<i>This story originally appeared as the cover story in Issue 330, November 13th, 1980.</i><p>It’s eight o’clock and <i>everyone’s</i> here… well, almost everyone. …

10 Dreamy Parisian Homes

Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city. Full of incredible architecture, savory food, delicious wine, and legendary art, it is a guarantee that you will enjoy yourself in this romantic city.<p>Step inside ten chic Parisian homes that we can't get enough of.

Nature Is Perfectly Miserable in These Rare Japanese Woodblock Prints

Hasui Kawase helped revive a Japanese printmaking tradition in the 20th century with scenes from the natural world.<p>As winter approaches, dark, moody landscapes might be increasingly common sights throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Only few of these scenes, however, are likely to be as beautifully …

How yoga taught me to finally love my body

The first time I went to the gym, I was 13. I signed up for a membership after going shopping with my best friend. We decided to buy the same shirt — …

Self-awareness

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

Workouts

An Illustrated Guide to Golden Gate Park

By Sarah Medina & Helen Tseng<p>There are so many things to see and do inside Golden Gate Park that it can be hard to keep track of what’s inside this …

5 under-the-radar movies to watch on Netflix

When you think of Netflix these days, you probably think of awesome original series such as <i>House of Cards, Stranger Things</i> and <i>Narcos</i>. But Netflix is …

Tomb Raider

What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …