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If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

Yoga

Gardening 101: Clematis

<i>Clematis:</i> “The Queen of Vines”<p>People who love flowers pretty much agree on their adoration of the exuberant blooms of the clematis vine. What they …

Gardening

This Parenting Hack Keeps Kids From Being Glued to Their Devices All Summer

Back when I was a kid, there wasn't much in the way of screen time aside from giant box TVs and the early generations of Nintendo systems, so my friends and I spent the duration of our Summer vacations outside on our bikes, running through sprinklers, and climbing trees. Times have certainly …

Kids

The Perfect Caribbean Island by Bike, Boat, or Scooter

Sure, some Caribbean resorts are made for staying put. But these islands are meant to be explored, be it by boat, motor scooter, or your own two feet.<p>…

Skip the Store: How To Make Copycat RX Bars at Home!

RX Bars are the meal replacement bar of the moment. Thanks to a streamlined ingredient list that just so happens to be compliant with a certain …

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

These 'miracle' 2-ingredient bagels are surprisingly delicious

Starting a diet often means forgoing some of your favorite foods, like salty snacks, sweets and foods high in carbohydrates.<p>But does that really mean saying bye bye to all bread? Not necessarily. Whole grains like rye are known for being highly nutritious but, depending on the diet, there are other …

This Beachbody Trainer Shares a Weightlifting Program For Beginners Looking to Lose Weight

For most women, strength training is the one thing we need to do more of. Cardio definitely has its benefits and it shouldn't be overlooked, but if you're trying to lose weight or just feel stronger in the gym, it's time to pick up those dumbbells and start a weightlifting program.<p>This can feel …

Workouts

This Meditation Track Will Make You Love Running and Yourself

iOS/Android: When I run, my inner monologue sounds like an argument between a good coach and a bad coach. One voice tells me to take it easy, find my …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Spring Excursion one-day-only train ride through the Great Smoky …

This simple sum tells you just how many calories you need in a day

We all know that the average woman should be consuming 2,000 calories in a day, while men need 2,500. But just how true is that, exactly?<p>Well, the true number of calories you need depends on your height, along with other factors such as how much exercise you do and how fast your metabolism is. But …

Fitness

Slow Cooker Raspberry-Balsamic Glazed Meatballs

<b>Slow Cooker Raspberry-Balsamic Glazed Meatballs</b> is the perfect appetizer for any gathering and it couldn’t be simpler to make. Be careful if you …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links - 101 Cookbooks

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

14 Cute Christmas Treats to Make With Your Kids

Pull out your aprons, crank up the Christmas tunes and grab your little helper, because it’s time to do some holiday baking. Homemade treats are great gifts for your friends and neighbors, and sharing will give you an excuse to make more (which is half the fun). It doesn’t matter if you’re a …

Dessert

9 Things You Should Know the First Time You Use an Instant Pot

A suspicious food writer tries out the Instant Pot. Here’s her list of what to brace for—and why it’s worth it.<p>It’s Really Big<p>Not only does the …

Foodies Call These "the Best Chicken Crockpot Recipes"

Who said chicken was boring? Sure, it's the go-to meat that's graced our plates ad nauseam, and it's our flavor reference when trying frog legs—but …

Cooking

The Best No-Bake Holiday Cookies and Bars

No bake? No problem.<p>Between the cookie swaps, church potlucks, and holiday parties we have on the calendar this season, it’s hard to keep up with all …

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°.<p>Step 2<p>Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk together flour, baking soda, …

Cauliflower en Croute

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F. Trim base of cauliflower so it stands flat on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mix oil, Dijon, garlic, salt, and …

19 Meatless Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Meatless Monday just got easier.

Secrets of the Instant Pot

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. So I got one of these new-era science cookers, now sitting on the counter with its …

Recipes

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

20 Post-Workout Meals That Are Super High in Protein (and Plants!)

There's no hangriness like post-workout hangriness. You know, the kind where you could house an entire pizza no problem.<p>If you really don't want your …

Here's The Trick To Making Brussels Sprouts Taste Amazing

One secret ingredient changes everything.<p>I even asked him if he could taste any ingredient he didn't like and he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.<p>Servings: 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 pound small to medium Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>4 teaspoons …

This Crockpot Recipe Has Been Shared 500,000 Times (It's Pure Comfort Food)

Thanks to the frigid temperatures, the crockpot is making its annual reappearance (and we couldn't be more thrilled). True to form, we're turning to …

Cooking

Slow-Cook Your Way to an Easy Sausage & Pepper Dinner

Slow Cooker Sausages with Peppers and Onions<p>Serves 5 to 10<p>3 medium bell peppers, assorted colors, sliced 1/2-inch thick <br>1 medium yellow onion, thinly …

This Simple Breakfast Hack Will Save You Time and Boost Your Energy All Day Long | Inc.com

<i>What is the most clever life hack you've learned? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Josh Gwin, Redline Digital Consulting, on Quora:</b><p>The best life hack I've ever learned? <b>Drink a green</b> …

Breakfast

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

9 Experts Give Their Best Glute Training Tips<p>The Question<p>What's your best tip for building strong, great-looking glutes?<p>Bret Contreras – Strength …

Wow! You’ve Got to Try Butternut Queso Fundido

For your next tailgate or Super Bowl Party, put out a bowl of our Butternut Squash Queso Fundido. This cheesy snack sports two-thirds less fat than …