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25 Most Deceiving Exercises (They Tone More than You Think!)

Not only are they ridiculously easy, but these exercises offer major fat-burning, toning, and strength training benefits<p>One-legged squats don't seem …

Workout Without Machines: Guide to Bodyweight Exercises

Next time you hit the gym, steer clear of the following four machines and sub in our replacement exercises instead.<p><b>The Machine: Seated Leg Extension</b><br>Sure, you'll strengthen your quads—but at a cost. The resistance is close to your ankle, which puts a high amount of torque on your knee when you raise …

How to See the World as Your Gym

Busy schedules, vacations and travel for work are the three most frequent excuses I get from my clients about why they can't make it to the gym. Unfortunately for them, I always have suggestions about how we can all break free from the walls of the gym and get a workout in just about anywhere. …

Overnight Expert: Master the Tennis Serve

Tennis is a game that requires coordination, power, balance, and, most important, a lot of practice. Even the most seasoned players can improve their …

Tennis

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

6 Moves For A Rock-Solid Stomach

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Amp up your abs routine by adding a little extra weight! You'll force your muscles to work even harder to help stabilize your trunk while performing moves that closely mimic everyday activities (climbing a ladder, holding onto objects while sitting up in bed, or …

The Exercise That Torches Belly Fat

Blast your middle, pack on muscle, and sweat your way to a six-pack with this grueling new squat variation<p>The hot potato squat may sound like a kid’s recess activity, but don’t be fooled—it’s also a cutting-edge fat-loss exercise that will get your heart pumping and your muscles burning in almost …

Training Style to Know: The 7-4-7 Method

A great physique can be yours without spending hours in the gym. Want proof? The 7-4-7 method harnesses all the power you can muster by structuring …

Make Potato Chips in the Microwave

It sounds too good to be true: crisp, homemade potato chips without the mess of deep-frying. Difficult to imagine as that is, it’s even harder to …

Potatoes

Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes - Cooking With Ruthie

Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes are fun way to dress a good ole Yukon Gold Potato. Ummm… Delicious too 🙂<p>Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes<p>Prep time<p>15 …

Crème Fraîche Lemon Sea-Salted Ice Cream

I have been experimenting with milk again. How can I resist when I am surrounded by such mass bovinity in all of its glory? The dairy possibilities …

Supernatural Brownies

brownies cookies and bars saveur magazine<p>June 5, 2013<p>Man, I had a tough week last week.<p>It was a combination of things. First things first, my family …

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Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

8 Servings<p>This pesto is an inventive way to use every part of the vegetable. The tender tops are fresh and clean-tasting and mimic the flavor of the carrot itself.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds small carrots with tops (any color)<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 …

Fig, Gorgonzola & Honey Tartines

I just sat down with a tartine and a glass of wine and thought out loud "I wish I could just take the weekend off and smell the roses". To which my …

Cauliflower Stir-Fried with Fermented Bean Curd Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil1/2 head cauliflower, cut into 1/4-thin slices3 cloves garlic, smashed3 tablespoons water or stock3 cubes red or white fermented bean curdKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Heat oil in a large wok over high …

Vegetable Tian

While browsing through Facebook on a lazy Sunday morning, I recently came across a mouth-watering recipe for <i>Vegetable Tian.</i><p>Sign up for my email …

Make a Backyard Hanging Hideaway

With a few inexpensive materials, you can create an outdoor room that's just right for tea parties, secret club meetings, or games of hide-and-seek.<p><b>You will need:</b><p>2 10-foot lengths of 3/4-inch Pex pipe (found in the plumbing section of hardware stores for about $5 each)<br>16 screw eyes, no. 14 …

12 Cool Ideas for an 18th Birthday Party

Deciding on the theme, decor, and style of a 18th birthday party can be tough. They are still your kid, but this is their debut into adulthood, and …

5 Easy Risotto Recipes

Risotto intimidates many home cooks -- the myth being that there's some trick to it. The truth is that while it does take a bit of time and attention, the technique is simple.<p>Once you get the technique down, you can pretty much toss anything you like into the risotto to create different dinners -- …

Unfrazzled families: 3 ways to a fun, functional household - TODAY.com

Homework hassles, schedule snafus, beastly bedrooms and bedtime battles…why does it seem like you spend every day reacting to your family’s latest natural disaster? You’ve always known kids can be a challenge, but nothing could’ve prepared you for the landslide of missing shoes, dirty dishes and …

Work at Home in Online Education

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>Online education—both teaching and tutoring--is a way to put your teaching experience to use when …

30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play

Author: Jenny Williams. Jenny Williams<p>Date of Publication: 03.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>When I was a kid, we played outside with the …