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A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

I Bought This $48 Stair Stepper on Amazon, and It Changed the Way I Exercise

I spent most of my life avoiding the gym because working out was never my thing. That all changed a few years ago when I met my roommate. She is a supermotivating, positive go-getter who<p>forcedinspired me to start exercising. Our apartment quickly turned into a weird at-home gym with every quirky …

Exercise

Curious to Try the Keto Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces …

Nutrition

I Tried The Ordinary's $7 Chemical Peeling Solution And Here Is My Final Review

According to The Ordinary, AHAs "exfoliate the skin's topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance," and BHAs "also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion."

Skin Care

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

These 'miracle' 2-ingredient bagels are surprisingly delicious

Starting a diet often means forgoing some of your favorite foods, like salty snacks, sweets and foods high in carbohydrates.<p>But does that really mean saying bye bye to all bread? Not necessarily. Whole grains like rye are known for being highly nutritious but, depending on the diet, there are other …

Re-Create Dunkaroos With This Funfetti Dip

This easy-to-make, low-fat, three-ingredient Funfetti dip is the perfect way to indulge in one of our favorite treats without the guilt of eating cake! And while you can traditionally serve this with animal crackers, we're dunking Birthday Cake Oreos for even more Funfetti flavor.<p>Funfetti Cake …

Dessert

Exactly How to Make Melting Potatoes, the Trend That’s Taking Over Pinterest

Potatoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We’re all about mashing, smashing and even Hasselbacking. That’s why we were excited to read …

The Outbound Journal

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

12 Yoga Apps to Become a Better Yogi

While yoga mats are usually not a friendly place for cell phones, there are a new breed of mobile apps designed to improve any studio practice and …

I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn’t even break a sweat. That’s because I tried a new biscuit-making …

Baking

7 Apps That Will Chill You The F*** Out

Let your phone be your personal spa. Or something.<p>Between the distraction of work emails, the grinding banality of Facebook and the faux outrage of Twitter, your iPhone isn't exactly a fountain of peace and well-being now is it?<p>Unless you use it properly. Shut down those annoying apps and download …

Apps

The 8 Best Protein Sources For Weight Loss

These powerful picks can help you shed those stubborn pounds<p>If you’re trying to lose weight, you probably don’t need us to remind you that eating plenty of protein can help you reach your goal weight. Protein — even from unlikely sources like vegetables — digests at a slow, steady rate to help you …

Nutrition

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

How to Make a Rafanata

If you haven’t heard of rafanata yet, listen up. A kind of omelet-frittata hybrid, this fluffy disk of horseradish, potato, and cheese bound with …

Eggs

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words | Inc.com

We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily language plays.<p>Whether it's a health goal, building a business, or any other goal, success …

Self-improvement

Ever Wonder How Many Calories You Burn From Rowing? Here's Your Answer

If you're all about multitasking during your workouts, the rowing machine is where it's at. Rowing uses over 80 percent of the muscles in your body. We're talking calves, thighs, hamstrings, butt, core, arms, shoulders, and upper back. It's an efficient workout that can burn more calories than …

10 Quotes that Will Change the Way You See and Treat People Today

During my competitive cross-country running days it wasn’t uncommon for me to run five miles at five o’clock in the morning and another nine miles at …

San Diego

The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Wire and The Sopranos aren't on there<p>If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are …

Entertainment

The Best Way to Vacation in 2018: Volunteering

Whether you want to dedicate a few hours or a few weeks, here's how to give back on your next trip<p>This year, pledge to take a trip that gives back to the community you’re visiting in a meaningful way. Whether it’s donating your time doing trail work or beach cleanups or saving endangered species, …

Costa Rica

Chile Relleno Casserole

Love chile rellenos but can't be bothered with all the prep? Try this no-fry, no-fuss casserole that delivers on all the flavors and gooeyness of …

No Need for Diet Pills — Eat Walnuts and Lose a Pound a Day

Instead of diet pills, can we actually use walnuts for weight loss? It may sound farfetched, but it’s an exciting technique being developed at …

Here's Why a Bloody Bull Is Better Than a Bloody Mary

I come from a long line of Bloody Mary lovers. Proof: At my parents’ house, we drink them before dinner. It doesn’t matter what time it is, we’re …

Female critics call this the "best movie of the 21st century," and you've probably never heard of it

Though not exactly a holiday upper, female critics call this dark romance the best movie of the 21st century. So once you’re done watching your …

The 100 Best Reviewed Movies of 2017, According to Rotten Tomatoes

"Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Dunkirk," and "Wonder Woman" all rank in the top 10 of Rotten Tomatoes' best reviewed films of 2017.<p>At this point you’ve …

Construction

4 Sex Positions To Try In The New Year That Are All About Your Own Orgasm

There are lots of things you can resolve to do this year that will improve your quality of life. You can resolve to make your body stronger, to do …

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) Movies of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, io9 starts to look back at the year that was. In film, at least, the year was <i>excellent</i>. So excellent, in fact, that figuring …

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