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75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

Red velvet cake recipe

The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York shares the recipe for its legendary red velvet cake<p><b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><br>3 ounces (or 85g) dark chocolate, chopped<br>2 cups (or 400g) granulated sugar<br>4 large eggs<br>1 ½ cups (or 450ml) vegetable oil<br>1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract<br>2 cups (or 220g) plain flour<br>2 ¼ …

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5 Secrets To Behavior Change

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>At some point in your life, you have probably made a New Year's resolution. Maybe it was this year, and you set a goal to live your life differently in some way, big or small. You might already have abandoned your plans. Perhaps you have given up making …

Do You REALLY Need to Shower Post-Workout?

Gross question, yes... but you know you’ve wondered the same thing yourself!<p>So you’re doing the wind-down during your pilates class, and a quick glance at the wall clock tells you you’re gonna be late getting back to the office or meeting friends for dinner. You’re tempted to shave several minutes …

9 Ways to Experience More Joy in Life

Easy tips that will score you almost instant bliss

Happiness

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

4 Abs Exercises You Haven’t Tried

Instant upgrades to your go-to moves<p>If you’re doing a million crunches and still not seeing results, it may be time to upgrade your core workout. For an even bigger challenge, try these four moves which are variations on your same-old abs exercises. All you need is a medicine ball and a resistance …

Why The DASH Diet Is Named The #1 Overall Best Diet Every Year

Experts are pretty much obsessed with this plan.<p>To be honest, the DASH Diet sounds like something the Kardashians would hawk.<p>But DASH—which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—is far from a fad diet. Created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the DASH Diet is …

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 …

How To Maximize Your Willpower (And Be In Control Of Every Decision)

We may <i>know</i> powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to <i>acting</i> on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own way.<p>Self-control is something we all struggle with at one point or another, but it's an important key to both success and happiness. Lacking willpower …

Eight Simple Tips To Banish Low Productivity

Remember when a phone was just a phone, and the most distracting thing it did was ring? Now, you can’t get through a conversation, meal, or project without checking your inbox, retweeting a picture, or responding to a text.<p>In the past, people didn’t battle with Facebook or Twitter. The modern world …

The Neuroscience Of How Sleep Deprivation Can Kill You

If you don’t get enough sleep, research suggests that you’ll be worse at dealing with information, more likely to cheat people, and unable to clean up your brain.<p>What’s the thread running between Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima, Deepwater Horizon, and New York’s recent Metro North train …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

Start 2014 With A 30-Day Fitness Challenge

<i>Start the year off right with a commitment to fitness every day.</i><p>Do you find yourself constantly saying, “I really need to get in shape” or “This is …

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

Workouts

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

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Weight loss - The Running Bug

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need (and 3 More Questions)

I'm always fielding health questions from friends, acquaintances, even people on the street— I consider it part of my job. Now it's your turn: I'm …

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - review

The Fault in Our Stars is about Hazel Grace Lancaster, a long-term lung cancer victim. She regularly attends Cancer Kid Support Group, finding it incredibly boring until a superbly attractive plot twist by the name of Augustus Waters turns up.<p>Hazel and Augustus gradually fall in love and together …

Thinking, Fast and Slow

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Kahneman<p>Major <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br>Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012<br>Selected by the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011<br>A <i>Globe and Mail</i> Best Books of the Year 2011 Title<br>One of <i>The Economist</i>'s 2011 Books of the Year<br>One of <i>The</i> …

Jillian Michaels's Top Get-Fit Tips

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, …

Tone Your Abs, Arms & Ass With This 15-Minute Workout

'Tis the season for short-shorts, bikinis, and the quintessential sundress. Though you may have body envy for the ladies who model that swimsuit you just bought, there's a sure-fire way to quickly tone your three most in-demand areas for summer: your arms, abs, and ass. We talked to Rachel …

Weekend Challenge: Fire Hydrant In-Out

Stability exercises like this are highly effective at working the abdominal muscles that make up your six pack<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to</i> …