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27 Holy Grail Hair Products That Actually Work

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6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

What Are Adaptogens, and Why Is Everyone Talking About Them?

You've heard the word, but do you really know what an adaptogen is and which one is right for you?<p><i>This story is part of the Healthyish Pantry, a collection of articles breaking down the ingredients we love most. Click here to read the whole guide—then stock up</i>.<p>If you've ever chilled in a salt cave …

Wellness

Katharine Hepburn’s brownies are as badass as she was

<i>In Celebrity Recipes, we tackle a favorite recipe from a beloved star, past or present.</i><p>Celebrities! They’re just better than regular people. Not only …

The Beginner Strength-Training Plan That Made Me Fall in Love With Weightlifting

Before I started strength training regularly, I was pretty terrified of the weight room at the gym. I had no idea where to start, and I felt like everyone was staring at me and judging me for the exercises I was doing. When my previous trainer designed a beginner weightlifting plan for me, I was …

Workouts

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, …

5 Tiny Coastal Cottages

Cottage 1. New England Classic<p><b>Square Feet: 850<br>Location: Provincetown, MA</b><p>This charming 1930s cottage has all of the classic Cape Cod elements like …

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

The Breathing Technique You Should Try In 2018 For Less Stress & More Zen

When stress gets to the point of being truly overwhelming, it's easy to forget that the most natural and convenient way to relieve that anxiety lies …

Zahav's Hummus Tehina Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Chef Solomonov writes, "The secret to great Israeli-style hummus is an obscene amount of tehina, as much as half of the recipe by weight, so it's especially important to use the best quality you can find. Unlike Greek-style hummus, which is heavy on garlic and lemon, Israeli hummus is …

Recipes

24 Bitter Greens To Battle the Bitter Cold

Endive, escarole, broccoli rabe, rapini, dandelion greens, and mustard—these bitter greens thrive in the bitter cold. They also thrive in a whole mess of cozy, wintry dishes, from creamy pastas to sharp, punchy salads, and hold up well to virtually any preparation method, whether pickled, roasted, …

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2017

Here are the 10 Genius Recipes you’ve loved most this year—one-pot chicken that isn’t the least bit boring, Internet-famous broccoli, and a buttery no-knead peasant bread you don’t have to wait till tomorrow to tear into, just for starters. What will we come up with next year?<p>For a trip down memory …

Top 10

The Simple, Do-It-All Cake Noma Alums Bake At Home

Do-it-all recipes rank up there with “The Best” or its iterations: ultimate, easiest, fastest. How can a single recipe truly fit your million and one needs? Call me jaded, but I typically eye those dishes with suspicion and move on to humbler-titled recipes.<p>But sometimes I’m wrong. And the …

Our 10 most popular muscle-building workouts of 2017

There's no denying that <i>Men's Fitness</i><b></b> is the ultimate authority when it comes to shedding weight, building huge muscle, and living a healthy …

The Best No-Fuss Cinnamon Rolls

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Nothing kicks off a holiday celebration quite like waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls wafting from the oven, especially when I don't have to lift a finger that morning …

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

Perfect Pancake Recipes

These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.<p>Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, …

15 Recipes That Prove Fall Is The Best Season For Baking

Here are some tasty treats to add to your holiday repertoire.<p>Whether you're all about apples, crazy for pumpkin, or just have an all-around sweet tooth, fall is the best time of year for baking. From warm cinnamon buns to bourbon-brown butter pecan pie, these cozy recipes will satisfy all your …

This Magic Cake Batter Creates 3 Unique Layers

The wonder of these Magic Cakes is that they create three very different textures—all on their own! Once we got our hands on Kathleen Phillips' <i>Magic</i> …

DIYs to Make Your Living Room The Coziest Place in the House

A strange phenomenon occurs when temps drop below 50º. It's like all of a sudden we need <i>all</i> the blankets, <i>all</i> the boots, <i>all</i> the knitted sweaters, <i>all</i> …

Why I Capture the Castle has gained a secret cult of book lovers

“Every time I meet someone who also loves <i>I Capture the Castle</i>,” writes Jenny Han in her foreword to the new edition of Dodie Smith’s 1948 classic, “I know we must be kindred spirits.”<p><i>I Capture the Castle</i> is that kind of book. It’s not quite famous, even among Smith’s works (her most famous title …

Books

Five tips on how to lose fat for a slimmer physique

Having worked in the health and fitness industry for some years now, I've seen more trends, methods, and supplements for fat loss than you can shake a slim-lined stick at. Some have stuck and become a fixture of fitness culture, others have been swept away as quickly as they emerged. The question …

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The 7 Best Strength Exercises You’re Not Doing

These exercises build strength and muscle, burn fat and improve your fitness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>Every exercise in your …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

The 3 Stages of Real Strength Training

The Training Volume Secret<p>Volume Defined<p>Volume is the total amount of work you perform in the gym during any given workout. We measure this work by …

I Wake Up at 3:45 A.M. and People Call My Daily Routine ‘Truly Insane’ — Here’s Why You Should Follow It

"My routine guarantees that I live my life to the best of my ability, every single day."<p>I’ve seen my future. Honestly, I have. It involves me, about …