Rakesh Patel

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Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

Workouts

13 Summertime Recipes You Can Make in an Instant Pot

Though you may associate your Instant Pot with wintry meals like meaty stews, you can also totally use it during the summer. The nice thing about the …

Cooking

Fourth-grader's talent show cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' goes viral

A 10-year-old's rendition of John Lennon's <i>Imagine</i> left the audience at Lakeside Elementary School, and then millions, SHOOK.<p>As a mom of two performing arts students who's seen her share of elementary school talent shows, I understand every performance is sweet and tender. Some are even great for …

Social Media

The Mysteries of the Golden Ratio Explained by Math and Sunflowers

This number, approximately 1.62, has fascinated mathematicians and artists for centuries—but perhaps not for the reasons you think.<p>The golden ratio is an almost mythical number that you may have heard of in various areas of architecture or design. For example, many claim the ancient Greek Parthenon …

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get eaten alive each summer by pesky mosquito …

10 No-Knead Bread Recipes You Can Make With 10 Ingredients or Less

Requiring few ingredients and no kneading at all, these recipes are perfect for the beginner baker.<p>No-knead breads have been around for thousands of …

Baking

4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

The Posture Experts Are Wrong<p>Any time the subject of posture comes up, it creates the image of a bunch of wanna-be debutantes struggling to learn how …

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

This Is the Most Popular Sheet Pan Recipe on Pinterest

It might not feel like it at the moment, but summer will be here before we know it. And with summer comes all the fun food stuff you can do outdoors, …

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Baking

These Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Bites Are a Snack Paradise

By now you're probably very familiar with the fact that cauliflower is a magical ingredient. It no longer languishes on a sad crudité platter, …

Six of the best pho recipes

<b>Vegan pho (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p>For the broth<b><br>1 white onion</b>, peeled, topped and tailed, to create flat surfaces for the griddle<b><br>2 large thumbs ginger</b>, peeledandhalvedlengthways<b><br>½ daikon</b>, peeled<b><br>3.5 litres water</b> <b><br>1kg mixed root veg</b> (carrot, swede, turnip, celeriac, parsnip)<b><br>250g</b> …

Recipes

How Long to Cook (Pretty Much) Anything on the Grill

Poultry<p>The cooking times that follow refer to cooking without the grill cover, unless otherwise indicated.<p>Boneless Chicken Breasts<p><b>Cooking time:</b> …

Meat Cooking Temperatures Guide

Beef<p><b>Rare</b><br>115° Fahrenheit<br>40° Celsius<p><b>Medium-Rare</b><br>130° Fahrenheit<br>55° Celsius<p><b>Medium</b> <br>140° Fahrenheit<br>60° Celsius<p><b>Medium-Well</b><br>150° Fahrenheit<br>65° …

Slimming Instant Pot Recipes That Save You Time and Money

Now that you have an Instant Pot, it's time to master the basics! These easy Instant Pot recipes will feed your hungry family — and they have the …

Food

Easy Chicken Ramen

Instructions<p>To prepare the ramen egg<p>Whisk together the ¼ cup of soy sauce, ¼ cup of rice vinegar and ¾ cup water, set aside.<br>• Prepare an ice bath by …

Slow Cooker Beef Pho

Shares 3K<p>This easy Slow Cooker Beef Pho simmers away all day, creating a flavorful broth that you and your family can enjoy on a cold day!<p>Well hello! …

Recipe: The shortbread cookie that broke the internet

If you have a pulse and an Instagram account, or engage with food media in any capacity, you’re probably already well-aware of the internet craze …

Vegan Zucchini 'Meatballs'

Vegan Zucchini ‘Meatballs’<p><i>Vegan Zucchini ‘Meatballs’- less than 10 ingredients and 20 minutes for a healthy and delicious plant-based meal. Each</i> …

Vegan

The Best Daily Glute Exercises For Injury Prevention

So much running power is generated from the glutes. A strong backside can prevent most common running injuries–but are you training yours for maximum …

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Is the Best Chicken Recipe

Nearly five years ago, I wrote about this oddball Jamie Oliver recipe that was so weird and yet so delightful it sent me into fits of hyperbole. Best …

19 Healthy Dinners Under $10 You Should Make ASAP

Because you can be good to your body AND your bank account.

Instant Pot Sticky Hoisin Baby Back Ribs

Cooking ribs under pressure means they get incredibly tender without falling apart or shredding—in a fraction of the time as braising and with no …

Once And For All, These Are The Best Yoga Pants Under $50

If I could marry my leggings, I would. They’re comfy, stretchy, and look super cute with a crop top and some Adidas (oh, and yes, they’re also great …

Clothing

Homemade Pappardelle

Make the dough. Sift both flours together on a large work surface and make a well in the center. Place the eggs, olive oil and a pinch of salt in a …

Homemade

How will your garden grow?

Winter is coming, and to ensure your garden's success next spring, there are a few basic tasks to take care of, from pruning trees to preparing the soil<p>This is no season for gloomy thoughts about the garden. It's the time to look forward to ensure a brilliant garden for next spring.<p>First principle: …

Before You Build Raised Beds

Raised bed gardening may seem like it's only for small-scale home gardeners, but the small farmer and homesteader will find that raised bed gardening …

Gardening

3 Mini Foods That’ll Make Your Party a Huge Hit

Dessert