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21 Creative Ways to Cook With Whole Grains

From barley to farro to brown rice, we love these creative ways to cook whole grains.<p><b>Whole grains are good for you</b> and taste great—these creative recipes for soup, salad, and more are proof. From brown rice to freekeh and millet, we've got 21 tasty options for breakfast, dinner, and everything in …

Healthy Eating

high-intensity circuit workout

<b>Here are the moves you'll do:</b><br>1. Front Squat<br>2. Single-Leg Deadlift (one minute per leg)<br>3. Bent-Over Row<br>4. Push Press<p><b>And for more super efficient workouts, check out Jen's new book, Shape-Up Shortcuts!</b>

Inside a Kitchen That's the Right Mix of Feminine and Masculine

Feminine touches and handsome details.<p>For this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House, designer Matthew Quinn conjures a masterful, convivial mix.

Beat Belly Fat With This 45-Minute Running Workout

Trying to get rid of extra weight in your stomach? Interval training is proven to blast belly fat. Here's a 45-minute interval workout you can do on the treadmill (set the incline to one to prevent shin splints) or head outdoors and use one of these running apps on your iPhone to keep track of your …

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17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

Climate Change

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Exercise 1 Box Jump<p>Stand in front of a sturdy box or bench with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Brace your core and soften into a slight squat in preparation for the jump <b>(B)</b>. Using your arms for assistance, jump high onto the bench <b>(C)</b> so that you land in a downward fashion, landing on …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Creative Ways to Use Dumbbells

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells<p>Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try …

The Grocery List That Will Help You Drop Pounds, Build Muscle, and Gain Tons of Energy

Kirsch mixes and matches these ingredients to create healthy meals that maximize weight-loss results. Stock up to prepare for the Challenge.<p><i>David Kirsch is a wellness visionary with over two decades of experience in uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body, and spirit.</i> …

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

<b>Think What You'd Do if You Were About to Get Sucker-Punched</b><br>Once you're all lined up, you have to stay there. So consider what you’d do if someone came up, fists flying, prepared to sock you in the belly (aside from feeling outraged, of course). You'd firm up your midsection to absorb the blow by …

5 Skin-Care Products That You Should Never Use Together

Avoid these combos to save your skin.<p>With the list of "must-have" skin-care products growing by the minute, the list of ingredients you're putting on your skin is growing, too. It's no surprise that some just don't go together. Here, David Colbert, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist, points …

Skin Care

5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Leadership Skills | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are visionaries. They see opportunity, design solutions, and stretch their minds to reach breakthrough innovations. But are they always great leaders?<p>It's actually rare that one innately possesses both the abilities of an entrepreneur and those of an outstanding leader. The …

Leadership

Burn 100 calories in 10 minutes: The fast total body workout you can do at home

<b>TODAY lifestyle and fitness correspondent Jenna Wolfe is helping you get serious about getting in shape with this series, #NoExcusesTODAY. Sign up for her weekly newsletter here to get more workout tips and diet advice straight to your inbox.</b><p>You don't need to spend hours in the gym to get fit — if …

The At-Home Facial That Unclogs Pores and Makes Skin Glow

But as nice as it feels to outsource all of our beauty needs, sadly, life’s indulgences—like regular facials—aren’t always easy to justify when we're super-busy. Plus, let's admit it: There's a lot of effort involved with constantly pressing mute on that tiny voice in our heads reminding us about …

Worth a Watch: 5 Smart Pieces of Marriage Advice from Divorcees

The video is definitely worth watching (it’s really heartwarming, in a surprising way). But if you don’t have the time, here are the five main pointers from people who have loved and lost… and learned a thing or two along the way:<p><b>Know Yourself and Love Yourself</b><br>This first piece of advice is …

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Download 275 Free Resume Templates for Microsoft Word

A good resume can land you that job interview, so you want to stand out. If formatting a resume isn't your thing, Hloom has 275 free Microsoft Word …

I Think My Husband Has No Idea How Good He Has It

My friend summed it up perfectly: "Chris would die if he was married to me."<p>I've heard this from a few other married girlfriends, too. I don't think they're necessarily tough on their husbands, I'm just really easy on mine.<p>Not to toot my own horn, but doesn't that mean I'm an awesome wife? And, if …

Why going to college is important

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts an in-depth survey that collects data about family income, net worth, credit use, and a host of other variables that weigh on the health of the American consumer. The most recent survey was released earlier this month and reveals, among other things, …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

Why Blue and White Will Never Go Out of Style

A fresh take on a classic color combo.<p>With a rich range of hues, this classic combination looks fresher than ever. In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, Lee Ann Thornton created a coastal and classic look with blue and white.

Scientists Finally Catch On to Social Media

In 2011, Emmanuel Nnaemeka Nnadi needed help to sequence some drug-resistant fungal pathogens. A PhD student studying microbiology in Nigeria, he did …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

To Do: Keep a To-Be List

What really makes people successful? A second language? Attending an Ivy League school? A height of six feet plus? Or...could success have something …

Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease

Diet soda’s sweet, nonexistent calories may be better for your waistline than your lifespan, a new study finds.<p>Older women who consume two or more …

Science Explains Why This Image Disgusts Some People

Up to 16% of people (18% of females and 11% of males) become viscerally upset after looking at images of clustered holes, according to the first ever study on the condition known as trypophobia. These clusters of holes are common in nature, also including honeycombs and clusters of soap bubbles.<p>One …