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I Hated My Husband After Having a Baby—and That's OK

When you write a book with a title like <i>How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids</i>, people are going to tell you things. Private things. I’ve heard it …

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Goalpost Stretch<p>Meg Plotsky<p>When your shoulders are rounded, the front of your chest collapses inward. This stretch opens up those chest muscles and "re-sets" your shoulders so they're in their natural position, says Plotsky.<p><b>How-to:</b> Grab a yoga strap, jump rope, or belt, and come to a comfortable …

Yoga

The Best Stores for Denim Shopping

There are few items of clothing more versatile than a pair of jeans, since there are seemingly infinite varieties of washes, fits, and hues to choose from. A solid black pair of skinnies paired with a blazer can pass for acceptable workwear in several offices, while a stone-washed style with rips …

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

Something tells us you won’t miss those extra pounds.<p><i>This article was written by Diana Kelly and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for …

Nutrition

10 New Things to Learn This Year

In between poppin’ the bubbly and decking ourselves out in our best glitter outfits, we’re also looking forward to making those New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are all about helping us reach those personal goals we’ve always dreamed about… including mastering new skills and conquering old …

Comfort Food

The Ultimate Healthy Grocery List When You're Cooking for One

A trip to the supermarket tends to result in one of two outcomes: a frozen dinner, chocolate bar, and tub of hummus—and another trip to the store the …

Food

The best holiday markets NYC has to offer

If the thought of gift shopping at crowded department stores with their fancy holiday windows makes you shudder, spend your dollars a holiday market. …

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

In a recent Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared their advice on good habits you can establish.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p><b>1. Come up with 10 ideas every day.</b> Think about how to reduce poverty, how to …

9 Secrets To Proper Open-Water Sighting

Triathletes spend hours in the pool practicing perfect stroke technique, but on race day, following buoys and staying on course is equally important. …

15 Awesome Yoga Brands Besides Lululemon

The firestorm from the comments, and Wilson's controversial apology, have blown the door wide open for Lululemon's competition, according to a report by Sterne Agee.<p>"Based on our checks and retail experience, we believe that the core customer has been alienated and will begin to look for yoga and …

Lululemon Athletica

Try This Simple Stuffed Squash

Even the most kitchen-incompetent can prepare this tasty dish.<p>Making this dish requires a little physical strength — cutting acorn squash in half is not an easy feat for a spaghetti-armed runner. (If your arms more closely resemble bucatini, you'll be just fine.)<p>But halving the squash is the most …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

The Fast Track To Ironman

Less than three years ago, Kendra Goffredo didn’t know how to swim, hadn’t ridden a bike in 15 years, and was coping with a running injury—not the …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Your kids want to swim in the ocean, your spouse wants to perfect his tennis serve, and all you want is a nice glass of wine with dinner…oh, and to …

101 Kicks in the Butt

You have 100 reasons for losing motivation to run. But we can top 'em with tips, inspiring quotes, and more. Pick your fix. Repeat as necessary.<p><b>1. Create a blog</b> where you post your daily mileage, then give out the address to your friends and family. Do you really want Aunt Ellen to ask why you …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Yoga

27 Life Hacks Every Girl Should Know About

Well, some of these tips and tricks can be useful for guys too.

Five Great Summertime Whole Foods

Don't miss these five whole foods in season this summer.<p><b>Arugula</b><p>Why it's good for you: Arugula is a spicy, bitter leafy green that belongs to the same family as broccoli. One cup contains four calories and 28 percent of your Daily Value for vitamin K, which aids in the formation of blood clots and …

Why You Should Do Absolutely Nothing This Memorial Day

Michael Ray Smith and his wife, Barbara Jean, are exceedingly pleased about what they are not going to do on their coming vacation: travel or sightsee; visit museums; go to plays, movies, or amusement parks; window-shop; gamble. The list goes on: They will not visit family or friends, play cards, …

Road Bike Safety 101: How to Get There, Get Fit, and Not Get Hit

<b>Put down the phone</b>. We shouldn’t even need to say this, but talking on the phone, texting, or checking Instagram while biking are major no-nos. Also …

Road Bikes

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Level the Paying Field

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, a landmark law promising pay parity for women. Fifty years later, we're still making only 77 cents to a man's dollar. Why? And can we do anything about it? (Short answer: Yes, we can!)<p>Why are we still making less than men? We've all heard …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis Email About Being 'Too Busy To Read' Is A Must-Read

His response went viral over email.<p>Security Blog "Strife" out of Kings College in London recently published Mattis' words with a short description from the person who found it in her email.<p>Their title for the post:<p><b>With Rifle and Bibliography: General Mattis on Professional Reading</b><p>[Dear, "Bill"]<p>The …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

Why Life Goes Faster as You Grow Older

Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you're not alone.<p>Can there be a reason for this perception? I've discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience.<p>1. The first is a phenomenon called "telescopy." Telescopy is simply …

4 Signs It's Time To Fire An Employee

<b>1. Not performing up to expectations</b><p>No matter how much you appreciate employees' efforts, if they're failing to meet expectations month after month, then they should probably go. Not only are they costing you money, but they're pushing responsibilities onto other colleagues, causing stress within …

Study: Antibiotics May Prevent Men From Overtrusting Attractive Women

Japanese researchers believe they've found an antidote for men's susceptibility to femme fatales.<p>Keri Russell as a Russian spy who leverages her good looks (and considerable fighting skills) on <i>The Americans</i>. [FX]<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Here are the stakes, according to a team of Japanese researchers: "In movies, …

It’s time to say “goodbye” to very small banks

Like it or not, really small US banks are a thing of the past. New regulations, advantages to diversity and economy of scale, and increasingly high overhead costs are slowly eliminating the smallest banks in the United States. Although bank profits in 2012 were the highest they’ve been since 2006, …