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The Best Workout Recovery Drinks

A tough workout dehydrates and depletes you. These sips will get you back in balance.<p>All those neon-hued sports and energy drinks you see in drugstores and stacked up inside gym vending machines? After a hard workout, they promise to restore electrolytes, refuel energy, and even prevent muscle …


How To Nail Your First-Ever 5K

Illustrated by Zhang Qinqyun.<p>We give major kudos to our friends who get up several days a week and make a real routine out of running. Mad respect, …


This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …


The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

Chowing down heartily in the AM might be the key to losing weight<p>There’s a new reason to eat breakfast—and to make it a big one. Eating half your daily calories in the morning might help you lose weight more efficiently, according to new Israeli research published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>.<p>For the …

Weight Loss

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …


7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …


15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …


5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …


13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

The 10 most stunning hotels in the world -

Words cannot suffice. Pictures won’t do justice. The hotel properties we are about to reveal are straight out of wonderland or so one might think. …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

DIY Kid’s Halloween Costumes of Fashion Icons

Lifestyle and design blog Oh Happy Day has posted a collection of do-it-yourself kid’s Halloween costumes of famous fashion icons including Anna …

DTI Logo

I die for that rug. And painting the trim and part of the stairs black is such an easy solution to add drama to otherwise boring architectural detail.<p>…

Dramatic Display Noa Divan By Longhi

Designer Silvia Musetti created a sofa which is worth any opera theater and will grace any of your rooms – it’s Noa Divan. The elegant, sweeping …

A Florida House in 72 Shades of Gray

A cool palette provides a sophisticated sanctuary.<p>A cool, subtle palette created by interior designer Marshall Watson provides a sophisticated sanctuary from the Florida sun.

Interior Design

85+ Stunning Designer Dining Rooms

Create the ultimate entertaining space with these gorgeous ideas.<p>We're putting the spotlight on elegant chandeliers, mahogany tables and more. Want extra inspiration for other areas in your home? Our living room and bathroom galleries are full of ideas.

Interior Design

A Home Straight Out of a Modern Day Fairy Tale

Tour a fantastical New York apartment.<p>To conjure up an a whimsical, enchanted-forest look for a prewar Greenwich Village apartment, designer Fawn Galli chose a minty green color scheme, lightened the floors, and played with furniture scale. For more decorating ideas, read an interview with the …

Interior Design

10 Bold Colored Floors That Wow

Make a statement right under your feet.<p>Chevron, stripes, checkerboard — even painted lily pads — these cool floors make a colorful statement right under your feet.

Interior Design

6 Ways to Feel Sexier

Feel sexier and show off your hot body with these 6 steps that'll nudge you out of your comfort zone<p>Get out of your comfort zone and feel more self-assured and atttractive<p>In order to feel more self-assured, attractive, and sexy in your own (bare) skin, you're going to need to spend time doing …

Demi Moore

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

Interior Design

5 Healthy (and Money-Saving!) Lunch Recipes

With these tasty options, you’ll actually want to brown-bag it<p>Don’t have the time (or energy) to make lunch most mornings? You’re not the only one. The average American spends more than $900 a year eating out for lunch, according to a new survey conducted by Visa. Surveyors arrived at this stat …

Healthy Eating

The Simple Trick That Helps You Train Harder

Do THIS to make your workouts feel easier<p>Talking yourself up at work or in social situations can make you sound arrogant. But giving yourself props while you’re hitting the trails or sweating in the gym? Go for it—it’ll help you push harder.<p>That’s the takeaway from a small study published in the …


4 Pricey Beauty Treatments You Can Do Yourself

We all fantasize about a life of unlimited facials, manis, spa days, and salon visits, but those of us on a budget have to be a bit more practical (read: creative).<p>Here at Birchbox we’ve done our homework and have made some exciting discoveries in the realm of DIY beauty treatments. But when faced with waxing, chemical peels, highlights, and microdermabrasion, which ones can you easily do at home (and which ones should you leave to the pros)?<p>Birchbox writer Natalie shares her insider tips to …

Toning Exercises to Get in Shape Fast

Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson reveals her slim-down plan.<p>How does Madonna get in shape for the holidays? She's got exercise guru Tracy Anderson on speed dial.


3 Healthier Mac and Cheese Recipes

This usually indulgent dish gets a better-for-you makeover<p>Whether it comes from a stovetop or a microwave container, mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. So we weren't exactly surprised to see this latest ode to mac and cheese: the new cookbook <i>Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese</i> by …


5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …


9 Tasty (and Healthy!) Pizza Recipes

These amazing and good-for-you pies put take-out pizza to shame<p>There are two ways you can celebrate National Pizza Month: You <i>could</i> order greasy delivery pizza that’s loaded with fat and sodium—or you could fire up the oven and serve one of these healthy—and unbelievably good—pies instead. We’ll let …

Healthy Eating