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15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

Nutrition

Cardboard Raspberry Pi Wifi Internet Radio

What to do with the small cardboard box full of Raspberry Pi related junk, besides watch it sit slowly collecting dust? Surely it should be doing …

The Secret To A Meaningful Life In Just 7 Words

Sometimes, it's the most fantastical, fictional characters that do the best job of teaching us about reality.<p>New York Times bestselling author T.A. Barron spent decades creating the magical image of Merlin the wizard and sharing his wisdom with children and young adults through the beloved 12-book …

How To: Solar Heater

Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances …

Home Improvement

You Can Now Build Your Entire Kitchen with Ikea (Appliances Too!)

IKEA unveils a new, modular kitchen system complete with appliances.<p>If you’re interested in installing a new kitchen you might want to check out IKEA. The giant Swedish retailer has just redesigned its entire range from sizing to interior fittings, replacing its old model, Akurum, with Sektion, a …

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12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Shutterstock<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Cameron Diaz's Trainer Shares 7 Tips for an Insanely Fit Body

<b>Switch Up Your Arm Strengtheners</b><br>If you want to get seriously strong arms, Bass says it's important to vary the kinds of arm exercises you do and the weight you use—that's what he does with Cameron. "If you normally do 15 to 20 reps, try adding more weight and do 10," he says.<p><b>Be Sure to Feel the …

30-Day Mental Detox

I started this journey about a month ago, and I have to admit I was the biggest skeptic of all. It was a journey of the physical body, which was trying to reach a connection with the soul. It was a journey of saying goodbye to the old brain that had bouts of negativity and sadness and hello to a …

8 Great Things to do in Queensland Besides Surfing

Queensland is known for its big waves on the Gold Coast. I mean how many places on earth have an entire community called Surfers Paradise? But there …

The Power of Balance

<b>How To Do It:</b> Complete a total of 45 offset pushups with your right hand on a box or step. Rest for 5 minutes, and then repeat with your left hand on the step. Next, do 15 single-leg squats using your left leg. Rest for 2 minutes, and repeat with your right leg.<p><b>Offset Pushup</b> <b><br>1.</b> Assume a pushup …

A Shiny New Shower & Tub: A Cleaning Regimen for Keeping them Perfect Forever

Alright, I keep telling myself, this is your one chance. You may never again have a bathroom with a brand-new bathtub and shower surround. Of the 10 …

Could Exercise Cure Your Post-Pregnancy Pooch?

Pregnancy makes some pretty massive changes to your body—and we're not just talking about stretch marks and that pregnancy glow. Some women experience diastasis recti, which is when the right and left abdominal muscles separate, leaving a ridge that runs down the middle of the belly. It's more …

10 Big Solutions for Small Spaces

Designer tricks for tiny rooms.<p>From striped floors in the living room to open shelves in the kitchen, designers share their best tricks for tiny rooms.

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Here's What Successful People Eat For Breakfast

12 CrossFit Workouts Anyone Can Do

<i>By Alice Oglethorpe for Men's Journal</i><p>If you've never tried CrossFit, you probably assume the barbell-and-burpee-heavy WODs (it stands for Workout Of the Day) are way out of your fitness range. As a beginner, odds are you're right. But not all CrossFit workouts require being insanely fit or for you …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

<b>Oil Pulling</b><br>If you haven't heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it's time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and …

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …

Make a notebook from a brown paper bag

Brittany Watson Jepsen shows you how to hand-bind a notebook from a brown paper bag and any kind of interior paper you'd like to use for the inside …

The 6 Best Gifts You Can Give Kids Without Spending Money

As you're doing your shopping this season, don't lose sight of the things that truly matter.<p>There are days when being a mom seems like one endless pop quiz. The baby's crying when she should be napping. Do you wait to see if she can soothe herself or rush in to rock her? Your preschooler is defying …

15 Secrets to Having the Best Perspective on Life

I sometimes believe that our greater culture likes being overly negative and pessimistic. We love over-criticizing everything, having no hope for beautiful things and losing fond admiration for the silly, whimsical aspects of life. It's an attitude that I believe is corrupting our capability to …

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Philip Evans: How data will transform business

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Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play

Adding music to playtime is always a great experience for Baby. Sway her side to side or sing while she's playing with a toy.<p>So now we're gonna do an activity where you can sing, dance, and play with your babies in a way that they can experience their own weight in gravity. And let's have Blake and …

Top Pin of the Day: A Blue and White Family Room

Today's top pin is a blue and white family room that's kid- and dog-friendly. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Designer Lynn Morgan created a simple family room in blue and white for a Connecticut farmhouse. "It's orderly, but that doesn't mean it isn't kid- and …

12 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Decorate Your Home With

Plants are very often used in interior décor and we tend to think that’s only due to their beauty and to the fact that they’re green and so they make …

Plants