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What to Expect From a Marriage

"M-a-g?" My daughter says, leaning closer to me, the book, the words. Her goal to be conquered for this moment within fingertip's reach.<p>I slide one finger beneath the letters, noting its lack of polish, its need of shine. She pushes my hand away with her own smaller version -- glitter tipped and …

A New Benefit of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

The result: the more fruits and veggies people ate, the happier they reported feeling (the effects topped out at seven servings). And okay, seven servings a day may sound like a lot, but incorporating more good-for-you foods into your diet is easier than you think, says Keri Glassman, R.D., author …

Lost Cat: An Illustrated Meditation on Love, Loss, and What It Means To Be Human

<i>“Dogs are not about something else. Dogs are about dogs,”</i> Malcolm Gladwell indignated in the introduction to <i>The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs</i>. Though hailed as memetic rulers of the internet, cats too have enjoyed an admirable run as creative devices and literary muses in Joyce’s children’s books, T. …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Soothe Ingrown Hair, Razor Burn, and Razor Bumps

<b>Prevent It:</b> "Don't keep your razor in the shower. The heat and humidity accelerate rusting and bacterial growth," says David Colbert, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. Toss the blade after five uses, which is when it starts to get dull.<p><b>INGROWN HAIRS</b><br>Though a hair is to blame (an ingrown …

Adam and Blake's Tattoos Explained

Adam Levine is—undoubtedly—the most tattooed coach on NBC's <i>The Voice</i>. So, when Oprah sat down with the Maroon 5 front man, she had to ask about all …

Blake Shelton

TransAtlantic

A century-spanning novel that makes a stop in World War I, gripping new fiction from Khaled Hosseini, revealing new details about Sylvia Plath and …

Books

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Memory

The Brain

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …