Melinda Sharon

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Animals Experiencing Freedom For The First Time Is The Best Thing You Will Watch Today

This video created by The Dodo will put a big smile on your face when you witness these animals being released from captivity. Many of these animals …

Chimpanzees

Training Plan: 8 Weeks to a Fall Marathon Finish Line

<i>Excerpted from “The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide to Marathon and Half-Marathon Training”</i><p>It’s late-summer and suddenly some friends tell you they’re …

Reasons to Run a Marathon

Thinking about running a marathon? Sure, there are plenty of excuses not to run a 26.2-mile race (too hard, too far, scared of injuries, don’t want …

Mexican-Style Paletas

Nothing beats an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day. To take this idea up a notch, consider a frozen beersicle. Start with an IPA, Brown Ale, Saison, …

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers.<p>And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those led by managers who know how to best support and develop their direct reports.<p>Yet it's striking that in job interviews the topic of managing people is …

A Simple Strategy for Shedding Pounds

We could all be eating less carbohydrates, right? That's probably a given. But those who have heard this message over and over and are now cutting …

Worlds Best 42 Timeless Self-Improvement Quotes

Our life is a continuous process, an interesting book to learn. starting from the birth to death. Every bit of a second is a lesson. Such as, broken …

Motivation

A No-Bake Chocolate Tart That's Extra Creamy (and Vegan!)

<i>We're not only devotees of avocado on toast—we like it every which way! We partnered with the California Avocado Commission (@CA_Avocados) to riff off a few of our favorite #f52grams, penning new avocado recipes of our own. And since local California avocados are available right when the summer</i> …

How to Grow an Avocado Tree: Guac 'n' Roll

Chances are good you already have some experience with how to grow an avocado. It’s easy and fun to coax the large, hard stone at the center of this …

What Are BCAAs—and How Do They Affect Your Workouts?

Are BCAA benefits legit?<p>What if there was a secret sauce that could help you recover faster from your workouts—so you could crush it even harder next time? Well, that pretty much already exists—we're talking about BCAAs, or branched-chain amino acids. If your workouts are intense—say a grueling …

5 Changes Managers Can Make to Improve Workplace Efficiency

A few small tweaks here and there can vastly improve workplace efficiency.<p><i>Jason Shah is the founder and CEO of Do, a collaboration platform that helps you run productive meetings.</i><p>Workplace efficiency is a bit of an art form -- treat every employee in exactly the same way at the same time, and …

8 Genius Desserts That Just Happen to Be Vegan

When our Books Editor and Stylist Ali Slagle suggested I gather up all the Genius Recipes that just happen to be vegan, I didn't quite know what what I was getting into.<p>Well over fifty of the recipes featured as a Genius Recipe (nearly a quarter) are 100% plant-based—maybe because of their …

How to Get a Slimmer Waist | Goop

In the first installment of our series with structural integrative specialist, Lauren Roxburgh, we talked about what fascia is—and how you can …

Yoga

Take the 30-Day Core Strength Challenge

Put simply, you need a strong core. Whether you're an athlete or someone who works in an office, a strong core is critical for your performance and …

3 Cardio Workouts That Are Way More Interesting Than Running

Does your treadmill workout make you feel like a rat on a wheel? Then it's probably time to change up your routine. And not just because you're bored.<p>"The human body wasn't designed for conveyor-belt training or repetitive, one-dimensional movement," says Dan John, a fitness coach in Burlingame, …

Puff Pastry Decorations 4 Ways | Recipes

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

Do You Need to Increase Your Metabolism?

An underactive thyroid can slow your metabolism, and cause weight gain. If you are trying to lose weight, with the extra impediment of a sub-par …

Jessica Seinfeld Shares Her "V'ice": Get Her Recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Vegan Ice Cream

Ready to treat yourself to a frozen dessert that’s so good for you, it only <i>tastes</i> sinful? Here, Jessica Seinfeld, author of three <i>New York Times</i> …

The World's Easiest Cookies: The Video

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Whisk the almond flour and …

25+ Garden Pathway Pebble Mosaic Ideas For Your Home Surroundings

Mosaic art stems far back as 4000 years. However it was the Greeks who took the pebble art forming to a higher level, somewhere in the eighth …

Third Time's a Charm: Shifting to Veganism for the Planet

For nearly 30 years I have focused my cardiology training and practice on exploring the health benefits of vegan (or plant based) nutrition on chronic diseases. The important contributions of Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Furhman, Barnard, McDougall and others have improved the health and longevity of …

Diets

A Guide to All-Natural Protein Powders

It doesn’t matter if you’re getting intense full-body workouts in at the gym, you have a casual relationship with your treadmill or you just want to …

Nutrition

Artist Quits Job to Craft Beautiful Handmade Fairy Tale Book Covers

Aniko Kolesnikova creates darling journal covers, molded out of clay and rich in dreamy detail. Better known as Mandarin Duck online, this creative lady keeps herself very busy, between filming YouTube tutorials, sculpting items with clay, and crafting various, adorable, homemade pieces. Having …

Filmmaking

11 Sandwich Cake Recipes That Will Be the Talk of ALL Your Parties

Everyone has a favorite cake recipe that’s their go-to for get-togethers. Maybe yours is an eye-catching vertical layer cake, or a unique ice cream cone cake. Whatever your specialty, it’s likely a sweet confection — until now. Enter the Swedish-born invention that is the sandwich cake. The “cake” …

Vegan Pizza Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Cheese

Shutterstock<p>"Vegan" Doesn't Mean Bland<p>Before you assume that vegan pizza is a cruel joke (because, no cheese) take a good look at these creations. …

Healthy Eating

7 Problems Every Couple Inevitably Faces, According To Therapists

You're bound to run into these relationship roadblocks at some point.<p>When a relationship is brand new, loving your partner comes easy. You're still hyper curious about each other and growing as a couple every day. But eventually, you're bound to encounter some roadblocks that will test your …

Northern California

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …