Melissa Ewing

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A trip by train between Los Angeles and Seattle is an eye-opener

<b>By Laura Randall | Special to The Washington Post</b><p>We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak's Coast Starlight when it dawned on me …

Los Angeles

50 hikes with the best views in the US that are definitely worth taking

If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is …

Hiking

The Google Doc I Send to People Who Ask About My Skin

<i>Update: For the one-year anniversary of this post, Rio has updated her Google Doc of products. See the</i> <i>new list of her essentials here</i><i>.</i><p>When it comes …

Skin Care

6 of the Best Drugstore Face Masks for Each Skin Concern

In our experience, no one will ever say no to testing drugstore makeup. If an eyeliner is smooth, inky, opaque, and only $5, most everyone will stock …

Skin Care

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

The 11 Best Summer Books Of 2018

Literal page-turners.<p>There’s nothing like digging into a summer read—with a nice glass of rosé in hand, of course. And this year, your fave authors like Emily Giffin and Lauren Weisberger are releasing page turners that are worth staying up obscenely late to finish. Here are 11 of the best summer …

17 Retro Burger Recipes

Take a nostalgic bite out of these classic burger recipes! These retro, all-American burgers are sure to satisfy your appetite for simpler …

A 4-Week Beginner's Guide to Weightlifting (Workouts Included!)

Now that you've decided to start lifting weights, you're probably wondering where exactly you should begin. We know the weight room can seem intimidating, which is why we created this guide to get you acclimated to lifting weights. This program is designed to first and foremost introduce you to …

Seven Podcasts For Mental Health And Well-Being

Podcasts are increasing in popularity and are a great asset for a growing business.<p>It was recently confirmed by Apple at WWDC 2018 in early June that there are over 550,000 podcasts, over 18.5 million episodes in more than 100 languages.<p>As an entrepreneur, mental health and self-care is …

8 Can’t-Miss Hiking Trails in the USA

These remarkable trails will appease both novice and expert hikers.<p>The great outdoors are great for a reason. It was Shakespeare who once said, “One …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

These 50 Keto Recipes Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Start Your Diet Sooner

By now you've probably heard all about the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. Transitioning to a full-time keto diet may be difficult for the first few weeks as your body becomes acclimated to using fat instead of glucose as its main energy source. We know transitioning to any diet can be …

10 slow and sensual Kama Sutra sex positions worth taking your time over

Sex really doesn't need to be wild to be enjoyable.<p>Kama Sutra positions are a classic for a reason. But good sex doesn't always have to be wild and quick, sometimes, the most pleasure can come from a slow and sensual session. We've chosen 10 of the slowest and most pleasurable positions to try, …

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

Main Components Ketoproof Coffee

Ketoproof coffee is quite a bit healthier than your average breakfast, and it has the calories to match. Commonly used in intermittent fasting, …

Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

I know it may be challenging to follow a healthy low-carb diet, especially if you are new to it. I hope this comprehensive list of keto-friendly …

Nutrition

This Is the Most Popular Sheet Pan Recipe on Pinterest

It might not feel like it at the moment, but summer will be here before we know it. And with summer comes all the fun food stuff you can do outdoors, …

17 Ketogenic Dinner Recipes for Lazy Cooks

Feed the whole family, whip up something fun <i>and</i> stick to the ketogenic diet? It’s tough to do it all. Especially when eating keto means buying a ton …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

5 Low-Effort Recipes for When You Don't Really Want to Cook

I'm currently going through one those phases where I do not feel like cooking dinner one bit. I am very interested in <i>eating</i> a great meal, just not so …

5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes You Should Make This Week To Lose 5 Pounds

We think slow cookers are amazing! They have turned us into real chefs. Never in a zillion years did we think it was possible to make soup, like a …

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

The Skin Care Products You Really Need

Micellar Water<p>It looks and feels like ordinary H2O but contains tiny oil molecules, called micelles, that capture dirt and makeup when the product is …

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Our Top Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes to Make in 2018

Baby it’s cold outside.<p>There’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to help you out during busy weeks. Simply add the ingredients, press a button, and …

How to Live to 100: Recipes for a Longer Life

Coconut Milk Risotto with Asparagus<p>Jason fuses the flavors of Italy and Thailand in this fragrant, luscious risotto. Coconut milk gives the dish its …

29 Easy Weeknight Meals To Add To Your Rotation

January is the month of resolutions. After the holidays are over, we're apparently supposed to get our shit together start the new year off with …

Cooking

The 14 Most Popular Healthy Recipes on Pinterest in 2017

2017 was another big one for healthy eating. Trendy foods like turmeric and aquafaba (aka chickpea juice) got a ton of attention. A bunch of …