Jody Benjamin

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Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

Workouts

The 7 Best Apps For Fitness and Training

Getting in shape is easier than ever, thanks to mobile apps that can track every workout, log every jog, and count every calorie.<p>Who needs the gym? …

Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Being a vegetarian is no longer a big deal, with many of us somewhere on the spectrum: cutting out red meat, being veggie during the week, going …

Vegetarian Food

These Daily Habits Are Guaranteed Ways to Gain Weight

Wrong. Eating fat won’t make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich. Calories make you fat, and most “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Tanzania Photos

Travel Photography

Quran in Nko/ ߒߞߏ ߞߎ߬ߙߊ߬ߣߊ/ Le Coran en N'ko

Want to find out more about innovation in Fairmount Park at the turn of the nineteenth century? Take the Athens of America trolley tour on Sunday, July 20, at 1:00–4:00 p.m., and learn why Philadelphia in the early 1800s was known as a center of science, medicine, architecture, and engineering. Hear the stories of the people who built this reputation and examine their documents and tools at historic houses Lemon Hill, Laurel Hill, and Cedar Grove. Tickets are required. Click here to get yours today: http://ow.ly/z3ZEv "View of the Waterworks at Fairmount," 1835–36, by Nicolino Calyo http://ow.ly/z3ZHz

warm lentil and potato salad

You don’t have to look at me like that. I know, <i>I know</i> how you and most people feel about lentils. About how they’re mealy and brown and generally …

World Bank: Migrants send over $414B home

New study says money sent home to families more valuable than foreign aid to developing nations.<p>UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Money that migrant workers send to their families and homeland is far more valuable to developing countries than foreign aid and is expected to grow 6.3% this year, a new World Bank …

Honey & Chili Chicken Thighs, Arugula Pesto Pasta, Italian Salad Dressing, Summer Berry Pavlovas, & Sparkling Sweet Tea Cocktail

This week, it felt like summer finally arrived — both with temperature creeping up and in our kitchens. Don't these chicken thighs glazed in honey …

Just Peachy Green Smoothie

3 Freestyle Points 205 Calories<p>At least 3 to 4 days a week, I start my morning with a green smoothie because it’s a quick way to enjoy a nutritious …

7 Detox smoothies!

Oh, Hydrogen Peroxide. You do...

Oh, <b>Hydrogen Peroxide</b>. You do so many things. You deserve more attention.<p>Here’s a list of the many benefits of <b>Hydrogen Peroxide</b>!<p><i>1. Take one capful</i> …

Listen to Prince’s new single, “Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone”

Prince released another new song on his 3rdeyegirl website tonight, a six-minute jam called “Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone” featuring the …

Top 10 Foods That Burn Fat

Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a …

Roast Chicken and Kimchi Smashed Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pounds fingerling or baby Yukon Gold potatoes<p>4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 large skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds total)<p>2 garlic cloves, grated<p>1 16-ounce jar …

Thai-Style Garlic Chicken

Thai-Style Garlic Chicken<p>(adapted from Super Food Ideas – Super Savers with minor tweaks)<p><i>Serves 2</i><p>What you’ll need:-<p>500g chicken tenderloins (or …

Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe. I am a big fan of good green olives and celery. In fact, when I travel I always …

If China Lives Like America: Q. & A. with Craig Simons

E. O. Wilson, the Harvard biologist, once traced the birth of “modern humanity,” as he put it, to a moment “about ten thousand years ago with the invention of agriculture.” “The economic history that followed,” he wrote, “can be summarized very succinctly as follows: people used every means they …