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I Tried the World's Most Insane Ab Workout

It's designed for children. And it destroyed me.<p>A video posted by Andrew Vetter, the program coordinator at the Gymtastics Gym Club in Alberta, Canada, has been making the rounds on Facebook over the last week, where it racked up over 10 million views. After seeing it pop up in my timeline again …

Workouts

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Animation

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Toned Legs GIF

If you are one of the 9.3 million viewers who tuned into the Victoria’s Secret Show last month, chances are you couldn’t help wondering <i>exactly</i> how <b>Karlie Kloss</b>—whose 6’1” frame has never looked longer, leaner, or stronger—prepped for the runway.<p>According to the model, fitness has been a way of life …

Karlie Kloss

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

Vegetarian Pizza Recipe: Rosemary & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pizza

We love going out and getting pizza, but were absolutely astounded when we realized how much cheaper it is to make pizza at homeand it can taste just …

10 Fantastic and Filling Vegetarian Entrées

In the eight years that I was a vegetarian, I often found that my veggie-centric preferences were the afterthought of the party. More often than not, …

La Bête Noire

16 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup water<p>3/4 cup sugar<p>9 tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, diced<p>18 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped<p>6 large eggs<p>Ganache<p>1 cup heavy whipping cream<p>8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, …

Roasted-Almond Thumbprints

Makes about 4 dozen<p>The great thing about these roasted-almond thumbprint cookies? They can be any shape or size, and the fillings are customizable.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ cups unsalted, roasted almonds<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …

Dessert

Three Sisters Chili

I really like this recipe, as in ate it for both lunch and dinner every day this week. Seriously, it's that good. The best part is that once you get …

DIY: Monogrammed Tie Clips

<i>Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with</i> …

Extra Stormy Dark and Stormy

Makes 1 Servings<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. Lemon-Ginger Brew (click for recipe)<p>2 oz. dark rum<p>Club soda<p>Lime wedge and candied ginger (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine Lemon-Ginger Brew and rum in a highball glass filled with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge and …

Pumpkin-Shaped Molasses Spice Cookies

Our rolled-and-cut cookie is a pumpkin-shaped update on the Joe Frogger, a treat dating all the way back to a New England fishing village in the late 1700s. The robustness of rum, molasses, and warming spices gives each bite a comforting, homey flavor.

Simple Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Because a spaghetti squash is difficult to cut through when uncooked, we found that roasting it whole is the easiest way to prepare it for this spaghetti squash recipe. Follow this recipe, then use the strands of spaghetti squash to make one of our other recipes, like Spiced Squash Pancakes, …

9 Sausage Recipes That Are Perfect for Oktoberfest

Celebrate the German festival with juicy bratwurst.<p>Oktoberfest is here! Grab a beer and cook up a platter of delicious sausages.<p>Juicy bratwurst’s …

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad Recipe

I'm not much of a menu collector, although I have a small stack of gems in one of my desk drawers. A good number of them are menus from past meals at …

San Francisco

Quick Kid-Friendly Recipes

Please even the most finicky eaters with a collection of family-favorite recipes, including pizza, tacos, meatballs, macaroni and cheese, chicken parmesan, and more.<p>This is fast food you can feel good about eating. Children and grown-ups alike will love not only the crispy chicken, but also dipping …

Cornbread-and-Chili Pie

1.<p>Filling: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large ovenproof saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and garlic, and season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder and tomato paste; cook, stirring, 30 seconds.<p>2.<p>Stir …

The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables

I associate different appliances with different times of the year. The vacuum cleaner comes out in the summer as the dogs start to shed their fall coats. (Ironically, the vacuum cleaner <i>also</i> comes out around November when my building decides to kick in its …

Thriving While Parenting a Toddler

While gathering information for articles about toddlers, I have discovered desperate posts like this on the Internet: "Two-year-old for sale. Cheap!" Raising little ones can be very hard!<p>In order to parent children under 3, adults need to accept the challenging parts that come during this time …

6 Ways You Should Be Using Essential Oils

There's a reason they're called 'essential' oils.<p>Essential oils have been creating serious buzz in the beauty community (they were actually the top search term on WholeFoodsMarket.com recently). But do you know how to make the oils—which aren't the same as fragrance oils, by the way—work for you? …

Skin Care

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Exercise

Cornflake-Chocolate Chip-Marshmallow Cookies

A bowl of cereal, s'more, and cookie all rolled into one, this recipe from Christina Tosi's "Momofuku Milk Bar" cookbook is guaranteed to please.

Our Best Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

There's no such thing as too many quick and easy chicken recipes. We've rounded up all of our family-friendly favorites so you can have a healthy, delicious chicken dinner on the table any night of the week.<p>1 of 19<p>4 Things to Do With a Rotisserie Chicken<p>1 of 19<p>2 of 19<p>Fast-fried Noodles<p>2 of 19<p>Kana …

Cooking

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 17, 2014<p>I gave a batch of basic chocolate chip cookies a cheerful twist with cherry chips and almond bits. And these have turned out to be my …

How to Make Veggie Purees for Babies

Homemade veggie purees are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for your baby. Learn how to make 12 favorites at home with our easy step-by-step guides.<p>It's so easy to whip up healthy meals for your little one using fresh vegetables. Pediatricians generally advise that you start with green …

Food

How to Dress Any Salad Green, from Arugula to Watercress

Advice on pairing salad greens with dressings, from hearty endive and kale to tender summer mâche mixes<p>Anyone can make a decent salad, but it takes some skill and know-how to create a masterpiece in green. It's important, first, to brush up on the basics: Are you sufficiently drying your greens? …

Healthy Eating

4 Pork Dishes That Make for Awesome Leftovers

The smartest weekend cooks keep the rest of the week in mind. Here, four fantastic pork dishes and the best ways to use their leftovers.<p>The smartest …

Turn Any Summer Fruit into a Crumble

Pick your fruit then follow our foolproof formula to crumble deliciousness.<p>"People don't like to turn on the oven in summer, I know." says Sarah Carey. But there are some desserts worth risking the heat for: "If I didn't turn on my oven, how would I ever bake the fruit crumbles, crisps, cobblers, …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Baking

Green Machine Smoothie