580 Added | 31 Magazines | 8 Likes | 2 Following | @nikkird | Keep up with nikkird on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “nikkird”

30 Make-Ahead Lunches You Can Pack Tonight

What's one of the easiest ways to feel like you have your life together? If you ask us, it's prepping lunch the night before. In the grand scheme of …

Healthy Eating

If You Want a Bigger Butt, You've Got to Stop Believing These 5 Common Myths

Glutes are all the rage right now, and when you see all the before-and-after pictures on Instagram, it's hard not to wonder whether it's all real or whether you can achieve the same growth yourself. The truth is, anyone can build themselves a bigger booty, but it takes dedication, time, and energy. …

Alison Brie

The 10 Best Books to Help You Retire Richer, According to Financial Advisors

How to retire early, with no worries.<p>Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there’s no shortage of books that say they’ll show you how to …


If You Want to Slim Your Waist, These Are the 13 Best Side Plank Variations

You can skip the crunches because plank is one of the most effective core-carving poses. But don't forget to spend a little time on your obliques by adding these side plank variations to your strength-training routine.<p>Begin by lying on your side. Bring your right elbow directly under your right …


27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.


These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …


The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …


Can This Pill Keep You From Ageing? Science Thinks So

We’re well versed in taking probiotics to keep our gut healthy and happy, but when we heard that popping them daily could improve our skin as well as …


Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …


Chinese Five-Spice Steak with Oranges and Sesame Broccolini

The secret to the deep orange flavor in this simple weeknight dinner is to sear halved oranges next to the steak as it cooks, and then squeeze the …


Get Ready — These Are the 11 Hottest Lipsticks Every Makeup Addict Needs For Spring

A new season means it's time for a beauty overhaul! If you're as obsessed with lipstick as us, your bank account is about to get a little emptier. We curated a list of the most coveted options for Spring. These lipsticks come in every color from poppy red to peony pink. We also chose them at a …


This Steak Dinner is The Easiest, Best-Looking Meal You’ll Cook All Week

I don’t have a significant other, but if i did, I would cook them this for every special occasion under the sun. In the meantime, I guess this means …

Country Lifestyle

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these …


10 Outstanding Front-Yard Edible Gardens

Cottage-style edibles<p>This Bay Area garden designed by Pine House Edible Gardens paves the way to the front door with bountiful garden beds. Lined …


You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …


How I Mastered the Workday Lunch

My dream is to become a Highly Successful Minimalist Person, the kind who has a five-piece wardrobe and eats the same thing for breakfast and lunch …

Healthy Eating

10 tweets that perfectly nail how consent actually works

In case you needed a reminder.<p>While affirmative consent shouldn't be a hard concept to grasp, there are still people out there who either don't understand it, or pretend not to. Just to review: Consent can be revoked at anytime. Sex without consent is rape. Full stop.<p>But just in case you were …


7 Free Streaming Workouts That Take Less Than 20 Minutes

Maybe you don’t have time to make it to the gym for a full workout. Maybe you’re super tired and kind of unmotivated and all you can manage is a …


Chocolate Florentines – Sweet and Quick

<b>Makes 20</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>125 g/4 oz./ ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine<br>• 125 g/4 oz./ ½ cup packed soft light brown sugar<br>• 1 tbsp. double/heavy cream<br>• 50 g/2 …


This Woman’s Brow Tutorial Is Going Viral—and She Only Uses One Product

So many of us want to channel the bold brows we see on our Instagram feeds, but struggle with the best way to fill in sparse areas for a natural …


These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says

Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On …


The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Doctors hope study will put to rest doubts about the medicine, and help to address global under-treatment of depression<p>It’s official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy<p>Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a …


This Under $30 Product Is the Secret to Smooth Skin

We're don't disagree. If you don't know what an at-home "facial peel" is, the concept sounds downright terrifying. But calm down, it's not that …

Skin Care

People Think I’m Wearing Fake Lashes, But It’s Really Just Two Coats of This Mascara

I'll admit it: I have damn nice eyelashes. I've always gotten compliments on how long and curly they are from random passerby. As a result, I've …


These exercises will give you a bangin’ butt

When New York’s ladies want better butts, they go to Bec Donlan.<p>The trainer has built a name for herself as a designer of derrieres, using thick …


Make This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli for Dinner

February is not my favorite month. While I'd like to think I'd spend time in my kitchen making long, labor-intensive dinners, like lasagna bolognese …


25 Tweets That Prove Cats Are A) Hilarious And B) The Best

Caterwaul into the night, my sweet kitten.


5 personal finance books to read this year

Budgeting can be tough, but with a little tech help you can get in gear and build your best financial future. Krystin Goodwin (@krystingoodwin) has a few of the best apps for personal finance. Video provided by Buzz60 Newslook

Personal Finance

Why You Should Listen to Money Podcasts

“Your personal finance is so much more than what’s in your bank account — it’s what you feel about money,” says Meghaan Lurtz, president-elect of the …

Personal Finance

Retinol 101: Here's Exactly How to Use It

If you're at all interested in skincare, I'll bet you've heard of retinol and retinoids before. Retinol isn't new, but it is a proven "wonder product" that reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves the overall skin tone. However, with so many variations, product names, and percentages available, …

Skin Care