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Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She claims she was raped on …

21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching TV, the No. 1 form of activity is sitting, …

Wedding Photography Equipment Considerations

Whether you’re just breaking onto the wedding photography scene or you’ve already made a start, it’s important to remember weddings are a BIG …

Landscape Photography

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

Food

Jewels and Jill Elmore's Chicken-Lettuce Cups

Jewels and Jill Elmore share a healthy Asian-inspired recipe from their cookbook, The Family Chef.<p><b>Serves 8–10</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>For the filling</b><p>2 tablespoons peanut oil<p>2 teaspoons sesame oil<p>24 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped<p>2 large carrots, peeled and very finely chopped<p>4 scallions, very finely chopped<p>2 …

Four Tricks to Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

The decision making process is never easy. No matter how many tricks you have up your sleeve, you're bound to lose a little sleep over the big …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Comfortable Sleep for Two

Find a sleep position you'll both enjoy.<p>Is two a crowd? Resist the urge to send him packing to the couch. "Sleeping in a pose that lets you both stay comfortable and also allows for body contact helps strengthen your bond," says Evany Thomas, author of <i>The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple's Guide.</i> …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

10 Snapshots You Should Keep in Your Phone's Photo Album

Have you ever forgotten the name of a prescription? What about the measurements of your air filter? Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of smartphone …

How to Work Out Safely During the First Trimester

Follow these guidelines when you’re exercising for two<p>You would never attempt to run a marathon without training (I hope). So why would you attempt to tackle labor and delivery—a marathon in itself—without preparing your body?Having a fit pregnancy has little to do with maintaining your figure and …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

10 Facts About Your Muscles

The real deal on the muscles rippling under your skin -- and how to make them strong, sexy and so worth the sweat<p>Meet Your Muscles<p>When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Literally. The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether …

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The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Serve up these surprisingly healthy, tasty burgers at your next barbecue

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N?

Researchers say nature could be the key to big mind-body benefits<p><b>Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N?</b>Growing up, Teresa Bruffey was passionate about nature—passionately against it. To the self-conscious Seattle teen, the outdoors seemed dirty, scary, and uncomfortable. When she did spend time in …

Ecology

7 Supplements That Melt Fat

Want to lose more weight without eating less? Add these fat-burning nutrients to your diet and accelerate your weight loss by up to 70 percent<p>Foods to Help You Lose<p>You can lose weight without starving yourself or drastically restricting your food choices. You can eat reasonable portions and put in …

The Health Benefits Of Eggs Revealed

Unhealthy eggs? The yolk's on you<p><b>Pity the poor egg:</b> health benefits of eggs <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i><p><b>They may reduce your risk of cancer</b> <br>breast cancer.<p><b>Eggs keep your peepers peeping</b> <br>Egg yolks<p><b>An omelet a day can shrink your waist</b><p><b>Your abs eat them up</b><p><b>Which eggs are best?</b><p>special eggs<p><b>Labels</b> …

Spicy Chicken Salad Recipe

This tasty lunch is delicious and satisifying—and under 300 calories<p>This tasty lunch is delicious and satisifying—and under 300 calories<p>The key to crafting the perfect lunch: Make it delicious, and packed with protein, so you feel full for longer (and don't fall victim to a sugar crash …

Online Coupon Resources for Moms

If you don't have time to flip through newspaper inserts or scroll through hundreds of printable online coupons each week, there's an easier way to shop smart. Sign on to these online couponing resources, and savings are just a click away!<p>Game, Set, Match<p>Coupon match-up sites, which combine …

Personal Finance

Mosquito Myths: Misconceptions About The Insects And Their Diseases

Have plans to attend a Memorial Day BBQ this weekend? Along with the jean shorts and flip flops, you may have to break out mosquito repellant. Yes, along with the unofficial opening weekend of the summer season, this holiday is also the beginning of open season on a veritable mosquito feast in the …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Landscape Photography

10 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach

Spicy Honey Ginger Wings

Ginger, honey and hot chili sauce give these wings ZING!<p>These wings are worth getting messy for! Bring lots of napkins and serve with a great …