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This Is the Absolute Best Workout to Shed Pounds — You're Welcome

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Exercise

Six of the best birthday cake recipes

<b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla extract</b><b><br>50g cocoa powder</b><b><br>560g plain flour</b><b><br>100g cornflour</b><b><br>500g buttermilk</b> or plain yoghurt<b><br>2 tsp bicarbonate of soda</b> <b><br>2</b> …

Dessert

A Gooey Chocolate Cake for When You Need Dessert, Stat

<i>What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.</i><p>I'm just going to say it: Sometimes I <i>need</i> dessert. Whether it strikes on a particularly rough Tuesday or a lazy Saturday …

The Secret to Juicy Shrimp

Step 1. Soak shrimp in brine.<p>Soak quickly in brine to keep lean seafood moist as it cooks and season it throughout. A solution of 1 tablespoon kosher …

Seafood

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

Cooking

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

7 Coffee Smoothies That Will Change Your Morning

Raise your hand if at least once a week your morning looks like this: Alarm goes off. Three snoozes go by before you’re out of bed, and suddenly …

Breakfast

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Fail Every Job Interview

A simple equation can help you do better in an interview.<p>One of the most popular techniques in interviewing today is the the use of behavioral questioning. It's when the interviewer asks you a series of open-ended questions designed to force you to give a detailed answer. The theory is that through …

Employment

Keep your coffee hot all day with this self-warming mug

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Heavenly Holiday Desserts

These fabulous holiday confections taste divine and will absolutely dazzle on your dessert table. Prepare to wow!<p>No Southern table is complete …

Dessert

Ex-teacher a Christian mom years after conviction for sex romp with teen boy student, friend says

A former Florida teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with her 14-year-old male student in 2004, has changed her life around completely since the conviction, a friend said.<p>Debra Lafave, 37, made national headlines in 2004 when she was arrested for engaging in a sexual relationship with one of …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

The Best Instant Coffee Is Sudden Coffee

I drink a whole lot of coffee, but I'm not picky—I'll drink anything that gets the job done. That being said, I fancy myself an expert of sorts when …

Coffee

'Neighbour from hell' threatened to set fire to children next door

A "neighbour from hell" threatened to set fire to the children next door, a court heard.<p>In a campaign of harassment, Anthony Duffy also threatened to slit his neighbour's throat, saying: "I know people - you are a dead man!"<p>Duffy's actions drove his neighbours to sell their home on Billingham Road, …

Employment
Employment
Employment

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

We discovered it totally by accident.<p>Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he …

Dessert

Best Ever Slutty Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.<p>2<p>Done<p>Make the cookie dough. Fully mix butter, egg, and vanilla. (When I'm lazy, I just use a fork to …

21 Recipes That Taste Like Childhood but Make You Feel So #Adult

There are many perks of being an adult. But let’s be honest, being a kid is hard to beat. Recess, sleepovers, pizza Fridays, homework-free weekends… …

Breakfast

13 Ways to Let the Slow Cooker Make You Breakfast

I used to think the greatest thing about my slow cooker was the way it tackled dinner on super-busy weeknights, but then I learned that it does …

Breakfast

11 high-paying side gigs that will subsidize your job hunt

While it's hard to find the time to fit it all in when you're looking for a job, especially as a recent college graduate, part-time side jobs that allow you to work remotely can help you stay afloat financially and even keep your talents up to snuff while you search for something else.<p>"Working …

Employment

This Barista’s Disney Latte Art Makes Caffeine Too Pretty to Consume

Anytime I go to a coffee shop and order a latte in a ceramic mug, I hope for latte art. If I get anything, it’s usually an artfully made leaf or …

Coffee

How to halve the price of your glasses and contact lenses without compromising your eyes - The savvy ways to slash the cost of your specs

As any glasses wearer will tell you, having imperfect eyesight can be seriously costly.<p>Eye tests, new glasses, replacing lost or broken glasses, …

13 Breakfasts that Take Literally 5 Minutes to Make

On weekday mornings, time is of the essence. I've got to get dressed, brush my teeth, maybe work out (<i>maybe</i>), do my makeup, eat breakfast, and …

Breakfast

Fully Wired: 30 Best Coffee Shops In America

Coffee houses are more than just a place to get a jolt of caffeine and a bagel on the go. They’re a public meeting place. Since before the founding …

Coffee

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Science: Go Ahead, Drink That Extra Cup of Coffee | Inc.com

Concerned you're drinking too much coffee? Worry no more. Go ahead and drink up.<p>A new body of research finds your morning cup of jo -- and your afternoon trip to Starbucks -- may offer several benefits your health. Drinking coffee daily might even help you live longer. And it's safe to drink up to …

Coffee