Mary Smalec

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15 Veggie Sandwiches That Are Actually Exciting

Even though sandwiches aren't something I usually associate with lots of veggies, it turns out there are kind of a lot of veggie-packed sandwiches …

Healthy Eating

7-Day Meal Plan for a Healthy Gut: 1,200 Calories

A healthy gut is a hot topic these days. Words like probiotics, prebiotics, fermented foods, microbiome, microbiota and gut bacteria are making their …

Healthy Eating

You'll Love Showing Off Your Sexy, Toned Arms After Doing These 40 Moves

Booty gains and a flat tummy are great and all, but don't forget about your arms! Strengthening your upper body will leave you feeling strong, confident, and sexy as hell. You don't need fancy equipment — many of these are bodyweight moves! Do them regularly and your right arm will be giving your …

Workouts

This Exercise Will Have You Running Faster and Feeling Strong in No Time

I'm a personal trainer, and I love explosive workouts. Growing up as an athlete, explosive movements were imperative to my soccer and track-and-field training. Explosive movements translate to your overall speed, power, and strength, which is the main reason I do them (they're also great functional …

Workouts

The 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends for Summer Reading

The Microsoft co-founder's 2018 picks 'wrestle with big questions.'<p>4 min read<p>Whether you're headed to the beach this summer or just looking for some thought-provoking writing to immerse yourself in during your commute, multibillionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has you covered. Each year, the …

17 Authentic Things To Do in Portugal: A Country with a Divided Soul

These days, everyone is talking about things to do in Portugal and why you should go there now. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites, gastronomy, …

These 15 Weightlifting Workouts Are Exactly What You Need to Shed Fat and Get Strong

Weightlifting on the regular burns fat, speeds up your metabolism, and gets you super strong. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it's not! All you have to do is put in the hard work. We rounded up some of our favorite weightlifting workouts, and whether you're a beginner or an expert, …

Workouts

Fast-Climbing Vines for Your Garden

These fast-climbing vines can hide unwelcome features, cover bare walls and fences, and lend an air of wildness to even the most staid landscape. …

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Wanna Sleep Like a Baby? This Trainer Says You Should Do These 3 Essential Stretches

Pretty much every last one of us could use a stellar night's sleep. Whether you're stressed out at work, sore from your last workout, or dealing with …

Tip: The PJR Pullover

This elbow-friendly exercise will blast your triceps like nothing else. It's like a hybrid between a pullover and an extension.<p>A couple years ago, …

Unspoilt charm on the tiny Greek island of Serifos

SuperStock<p>Serifos. Nope, I hadn’t heard of it either. In fact, I am yet to get a glimmer of recognition from anyone to whom I mention its name. I was …

Bill Gates: The world would be better if millions of people read this book

Billionaire and avid reader Bill Gates has a new favorite book: "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than …

Bill Gates

Here's Why Playing Poker Is The Best Way To Spend Your Next Ladies Night

One group of high-powered New York women is bending stereotypes and putting the fun back in girls’ night.<p>Bake-offs, book clubs, clothing swaps—there’s a familiar rhythm to the typical women’s gathering: A friend invites you to engage in some extracurricular work disguised as fun, though it actually …

Another Beautiful Reason To Head To Charleston This Spring

It’s one thing to ramble Broad, King, and other iconic streets in historic Charleston on your own, but it’s something else again to take guided tours …

Poses for Your Back

This challenging yet accessible variation of Salabhasana uses a strap to integrate upper body and lower body for a more exhilarating and expansive …

11 Books Every Man Should Read for His Family and Business

I write because I love sharing my thoughts with others. I’ve always loved helping people enjoy life that little bit more. Whether it’s sharing a joke …

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Laurie M S Rahn

12 ways to double up classic golden hoops

BEAUTY SHOPPING<p><b>Whether linked together, knotted, multiplied or split up, this season’s golden hoop earrings are being doubled-up for a pretty,</b> …

Earrings

I Used a Jade Roller for 30 Days and It Changed My Whole Face

But like anything good, it takes commitment.<p>I’ll be the first to admit that I’m extremely susceptible to beauty-related FOMO. One of my friends …

These Natural Beauty Products Work Amazingly Well & Cost Less Than A Burrito

Sometimes it seems like there are two sections of makeup stores: the fancy stuff that utilizes minimalist packaging and costs 9 million dollars — and …

Classic Lipstick Shades Southern Women Will Never Part With

Warning: This might trigger an emergency lipstick run.<p>Every Southern woman knows that a signature lipstick shade is about more than just finding your …

Mary Beth Brooks

We took some American doctors to Canada to see a universal health care system up close. Here's what they learned:

The Best Affordable Brands to Buy Minimalist Jewelry

This season, maximalist style is clearly having a moment. Street style has been consumed by bold patterned trousers, metallic booties, and bright red …

Jewelry

How to Make a Country-Chic Christmas Wreath

This time of year, traditional evergreen wreaths with red ribbons are sold at every bodega, corner store, and gardening center—really anyplace with a cash register. And for good reason. They’re beautiful, classic, and festive.<p>Which is great, if you want your house to fit in with quintessential …

15 Sick Day Recipes That’ll Get You Back on Your Feet in a Jiffy

There’s absolutely <i>nothing</i> wrong with taking a sick day when you need it, but it’s totally normal to want to get back on your feet ASAP. You’re a busy woman, after all! You’ve probably tried eating chicken noodle soup and drinking plenty of green juice to make you feel better, but if those aren’t …

Healthy Eating

Laurie M S Rahn

Laurie M S Rahn

MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST ENCHILADAS!<br>RECIPE: http://bellyfull.net/…/…/18/make-ahead-breakfast-enchiladas/<br>So delicious and super easy, this casserole can …

Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don't have to. …