Monica Monroy

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The best thing that happened to my creative process has been becoming a mom! Lucy and her interests and ideas have become a big part of my …

27 Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

September 26th is National Pancake Day. Which is pretty flippin' sweet.

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4 Weeks to Fit: The "Slightly Out of Shape" Training Plan

For recently fit people who haven't been active for a few weeks<p>Get in shape with this plan, which features two muscle-toning routines (see Workout Program A and Program B), plus metabolism-boosting cardio sessions (see Calorie-Crushing Cardio) that become more challenging each week.<p><b>Week 1</b> <b>Mon:</b> …

Wake Up with Yoga

Get out of bed: Use these yoga tips to make mornings easier<p>all-day energy<p><b>Ban the bleeping beeps</b> <br>alarm clock<b>Zen Alarm Clock</b>www.now-zen.com<p><b>Day break 1:</b> <b>mountain pose (supta tadasana)</b><p><b>Day break 2:</b> <i>nidra</i><i><br>The Bliss Principle: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress</i><b>corpse pose (savasana)</b>benefits of posture, relaxation, …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

50 Food Tips That Will Change Your Life!

Our favorite food bloggers share their cooking secrets<p>Along with salt and pepper, the most important kitchen staple to have on hand these days is a Wi-Fi connection. Smartphones and social networking have done way more for the world of food than merely allowing us to ogle one another's plates on …

6 Cute and Healthy Cupcake Recipes for Mother's Day

I think that any excuse to make—and eat!—cupcakes is a good one, and Mother's Day is an <i>especially</i> good one. After all, who's sweeter than your mom?<p><b>Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting</b>: Uh, *drool. *These are sweetened with applesauce and honey.__<p><b>Gluten-Free Flower Cupcakes:</b> Instead of …

Can you succeed in sport on a specialist diet?

BBC Food<p>Are specialist diets any barrier to staying fit?<p>With the summer running and sports season upon us, most people getting fit are also considering their sports nutrition.<p>Enthusiasts may be considering carb-loading for endurance, high protein diets with plenty of meat, perhaps boosting their …

Your New Go-To Brownie Recipe

Dense and chocolatey, gooey in the center and crisp around the edges. Not sure if you were thinking about making brownies this weekend, but it's the right thing to do.<p><b>These brownies were a popular order for me at the Barefoot Contessa Store in East Hampton when I was growing up because they're</b> …

10 Ways Happy People Choose Happiness

<i>All the happiness you ever find lies within you.</i><p>Happiness is a choice. For every minute you are angry or irritated, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

Dove's Inspiring New Ad Campaign Has Got Me Thinking (Seriously, I Get All Teary-Eyed Every Time I Watch It)

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? That's a question Dove asked of men and women for its new ad campaign that has me rethinking the way I look at myself. In the TV ad, Dove showed a forensic artist sketching the faces of people who were separated by a curtain. He never saw the people he …

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

27 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier

Don't punish yourself with a cleanse or something equally awful. Just make real food better for you with these yummy substitutions.<p><i>Graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed.</i>

Secrets to Scoring Your Dream Job (Straight From 6 Totally Inspiring Ladies Who Already Have)

Last week, we invited six completely awesome career women to speak truth to the (also completely awesome) winners of <i>Glamour</i>'s 56th annual Top 10 College Women.<p>The ladies—ranging from <i>Daily Show</i> funny-girl Jessica Williams to Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp—spilled their secrets about how to …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

New Timelapse Video: Comet Dances with Auroras

Changing Planet<p>An amazing astronomy video is making the rounds on the web this week showing comet PanSTARRS joined by a magnificent display of northern lights. Veteran astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi has trained his camera lens on a unique convergence of two cosmic events: the display of the icy …