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Blackberry-Vinegar Caramel Sauce

Makes about 1½ cups<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>This revelatory sauce starts with a dry caramel, meaning no water is added to the sugar. It will take on color quickly and is less likely to crystallize.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup sugar<p>¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>10 oz. fresh or frozen …

Recipes

27 Delicious Dishes For An All-Day Brunch Party

Brunch parties are the best, which is why they last for hours. All of these will look and taste great, even after sitting out at room temperature all afternoon.

27 Ways To Experience The Holy Matrimony Of Peanut Butter And Chocolate

PB&C is a role model for all relationships.

This Is The World's Best Cake, According To Norway (And Sweet Paul)

First of all, you may be wondering who the heck "Sweet Paul" is, in which case we're going wag our fingers at you. Because honestly, if you love food and all things holy, you <i>need</i> to familiarize yourself with Sweet Paul. This is a man to know and love, as you'll see in the video below. Paul Lowe, …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

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20-Minute Treadmill Workouts

While 20 minutes may not seem like a long enough time for an adequate workout, a treadmill lets you reach a heart rate that provides multiple …

Healthy Smoothie Recipes (That Your Kids Will Love)

Give your kids a healthy (and tasty!) snack by whipping up these colorful fruit smothies.<p>Having trouble getting your kid to eat his daily dose of …

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Six pack abs: home workout routine without any equipment

A washboard stomach is on top of every fitness fanatic’s wish list. You don’t really need to subscribe and pay to “unlock” the secrets of building …

Workouts

The 3-Day Abs Workout to Shred and Stabilize Your Core

milan20199 / Getty<p>milan20199 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 3 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>A study came out years ago showing that certain infomercial devices …

Workouts

The Complete Calves Workout

gilaxia / Getty<p>gilaxia / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 3 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If your calves refuse to grow, it’s probably because you’re not willing them to …

Best Ab Exercise For Six-Pack Abs

Among all the muscles in our body, abs tend to be the superstar when we choose which group to focus on the most. After all, who has ever said that …

Look Leaner in Less Time

The Spartacus Workout

Sculpt a lean body and get in the best shape of your life<p>Your Workout Plan<p>To create the Spartacus Workout, we chose 10 exercises that collectively work every part of your body. Then we made each exercise a 60-second station so you can challenge your heart and lungs as well as your muscles. The …

Attack of the Love Handles

Working your obliques helps to shape your torso while strengthening the muscles that help to support and protect your back.<p>Perform these 5 moves in a …

Workouts

10 Quick, Convenient No-Gym Workouts

Taking an hour out of your day to get to the gym is sometimes just too big of a time commitment or just sounds like too daunting of a task. We …

Exercise

7 Bodyweight Exercises We're Doing This Week

Move over dumbbells, squat racks, and fancy fitness equipment — sometimes, our bodyweight is all we need to get a great workout. So this week we …

Workouts

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

12 Sweet tricks to immediately revamp your workouts

The 'I'm Too Busy to Work Out' Workout

Too busy to burn calories? Try this once-a-week 20-minute workout routine that will preserve stamina and build muscle in no time<p><b>The Best of Less</b>Do one set of 10 to 12 reps of each move once a week with 3- to 8-pound dumbbells. Between exercises, hop on a stationary bike or run in place at a …

Total Body Makeover Workout

Love your shape—starting right now—with this 5-week plan that gets you strong, toned and thinner than ever.

7 Exercises to Change Your Body—and Your Life

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Yoga for Great Abs

Eight yoga moves to tighten your torso

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

No Gear Here

Get a total-body workout, totally sans gear. Do these body-weight moves twice a week, completing the recommended sets and reps with perfect form.<p><b>Pushups are proof positive</b> that gravity makes your body one hell of a workout tool. Which is fan-freakin'-tastic, because getting to the gym--or even …