Melissa Brooks

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Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, March 2nd

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

12 Habits Of People Who Never Get Tired

If you've ever wanted to be <i>that</i> person -- the one with seemingly limitless amounts of energy throughout the day, the one who's never been accused of "looking tired," the one who's never uncaged a primal-sounding yawn in the middle of a meeting -- you're going to have to adopt some healthy …

Vanderbilt Rape Victim Vomits In Courtroom As Defendant Blames The Rape On Alcohol

<i>“I was just drunk out of my mind.”</i><p>Today, after enduring eleven days of testimony, the alleged gang rape victim of four former Vanderbilt football …

Connecting With Each Other In A Connected World

Living in a world where everything is connected, it’s difficult to find someone that we truly connect with. Technology has brought many people …

The 21 Best Bodyweight Exercises for a Strong Core

We've proven that achieving six-pack abs <i>is</i> possible (if not enjoyable), but getting a stronger core doesn't have to involve shunning carbs and …

31 Science-Backed Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Avoiding holiday weight gain may sound as feasible as Santa fitting down billions of chimneys on Christmas Eve, but we promise there are logical …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, December 15th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

That pesky trouble spot will be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep …

33 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Made With Real Food (Not Tofurkey)

Vegetarians at a family Thanksgiving dinner are accustomed to getting the stink eye, the exasperated sigh, and the classic, “I think these mashed …

Vegan

7 Lazy Ways to Lose More Weight

Seriously, it's never been so easy to slim down.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight is hard work. Sometimes the gym is just so far away, and that box of doughnuts is just so right there. But here's some good news for the …

3 Successful Women Share Their Work Failures—and What They Learned From Their Mistakes

We all make mistakes at work, but even a career flub can be turned into a triumph. Three successful women tell how they did just that.<p>There's a reason we hate screwing up: It sucks. "Failure can shake your whole sense of self-worth," says Jack Matson, a professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State …

10 Quick and Easy Hairstyles You Haven't Tried

Refresh your look with one of these novel styles

7 Delicious Fall Foods That Are Great for Weight Loss

An R.D. breaks down what you should load up on at the farmers market right now.<p>Candied sweet potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Apple crumble. They're pretty much synonymous with autumn—but they're not exactly waistline-friendly. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to prepare fall produce that actually help …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

Remember: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.<p>Juice fasting, low-carb, Paleo, the Master Cleanse—if you’re someone who struggles with her weight, you might always be looking for the hot new diet that will magically make it all easier. Sorry to break it to you, but staying slim and healthy is usually …

The Origin of the Sports Bra Is Too Good

There was a time in our not so distant past—before 1977, to be exact—when sports bras didn’t exist. And considering how awkward and uncomfortable it …

How to Breathe for Every Type of Exercise

Breathe in, breathe out—simple right? Not so fast. When it comes to exercise, the art of inhaling and exhaling may be a little more complicated than …

We Were Wrong About Happiness. Here's the Real Deal

Some people just seem happier than others, and those of us searching for contentment are often at a loss to understand what makes that guy whistle …

Happiness

9 Healthy and Easy Salad Recipes That Taste Like Fall

Butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, cranberries, apples… they warm the heart as much as they do the stomach. And the best part is: There are endless …

Healthy Eating

The 44 Healthiest Companies to Work for in America

It’s common sense that happy people make for more productive and innovative employees. Yet 42 percent of workers have left a job due to a stressful …

The Fast Workout to Become a Faster Runner

No matter how much you love running, the ol' daily out-and-back can start to feel stale after a while. On the hunt for the quick fix for the running …

Marathons

9 Hearty and Healthy Fall Breakfasts

Chilly fall mornings are the perfect time to slow down and enjoy the season’s harvest with a healthy breakfast. Whether you’re after sweet or savory, …

Breakfast

How To Be A Beer Snob In One Simple Chart

When it comes to beer, there's a great big world out there, and it can seem overwhelming and confusing if you don't know what lies beyond Bud Light (and trust us, a <i>lot</i> lies beyond Bud Light).<p>We put together this handy chart to give even the most novice of beer drinkers a craft beer crash course. …

Alcohol

25 Things To Do Before You Turn 25

1. Make peace with your parents. Whether you finally recognize that they actually have your best interests in mind or you forgive them for being …

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.

Cooking

51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

Recipes

Sweet Potato Beignets

Related Recipes<p>This cake is similar to carrot cake—grated sweet potatoes make it moist and rich. The cake can be made up to three days ahead, but …

Breakfast

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25 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Learn the common culprits standing in between you and your weight-loss goals.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurpsoed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Even if you've kicked off a fitness routine and you're choosing healthier food, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way …