Sara Elaqad

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The Best-Ever Low-Cal Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Don't skip the pie this Thanksgiving! Just make THIS<p>It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie—but some versions can clock in at more than 300 calories a slice—and that's assuming you cut your pie into 12 miniscule pieces!<p>This slimmed-down version, created by Anjali Shah, a certified health …

A Total-Body Resistance Band Workout You Can Do Anywhere

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Pumping iron is great, but to get the most out of resistance training, sometimes you need to mix it up! Burn a little rubber (and a lot of fat!) with this exercise band workout from Miami-based fitness expert Jessica Smith. All you need is one super-portable, …

So Apparently, We've Been Eating Apples All Wrong [VIDEO]

This is the story of how I found out <b>the right way to eat an apple</b>, essentially learning that my mother has <i>yet again</i> failed me in every day eating and drinking routines. First it was dispensing Tic Tacs, using ketchup cups, eating cupcakes, then shucking a strawberry, then drinking soda, then …

Life Lessons We've Learned From Running

Runners come in all different shapes, sizes and ages, and they all come with different goals: losing weight, finishing a marathon, setting a personal record. Even as a group of like-minded health editors, we are all different runners. But we can agree on one thing: Running is a source of endless …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I'm fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.<p>With that said, …

Ibuprofen Doesn't Provide Cold Symptom Relief As Well As Acetaminophen: Study

If you have a cold or sore throat, you might want to opt for the acetaminophen over the ibuprofen for symptom relief, a new study suggests.<p>Research published in the British Medical Journal shows that taking ibuprofen (commonly known by the brand name Advil) doesn't seem to relieve symptoms of upper …

What To Eat And Drink At Your Desk For Instant Productivity

We're not big fans of energy drinks but can sympathize with the people reaching for 'em -- no one is safe from the occasional afternoon slump.<p><i>Photo credit: Tania Zbrodko via Getty</i><p>In fact, it's nearly universal. More than three quarters -- 77 percent -- of respondents in a recent poll by GrubHub …

We're Spending A LOT Of Time With Our Digital Devices

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 11/08/2013 01:05 PM EST on LiveScience<p>The average person in the United States will access 15.5 hours' worth of media a day by 2015, a new report suggests.<p>But that doesn't mean people are sitting in front of screens for all of their waking hours. Much of that …

10 Toxic Habits of Unhealthy People

Top Five Regrets Of The Dying — And How To Avoid Them

Living with regret scares us all.<p>Bronnie Ware worked in palliative care for many years, tending to people during the last three to twelve weeks of …

5 Body Language Poses That Can Sabotage Success

As a licensed private investigator, Efrat Cohen is well aware of the power of the non-spoken word. The owner of Global Intelligence Consultants pays …

Best and Worst Foods for Energy

Need more energy? Learn which foods will give you tiny—and huge—bursts of the fuel you need.

Exercises That Help Prevent Knee Pain

10 Habits of People That Are Always Healthy

You know that super-fit friend of yours who always seems to look <i>so</i> good? She has a “secret” to her success. Actually, she has 10 of them. Here are 10 …

There is Nothing Noble in Being Superior to Your Fellow Man

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

Depression

How The Busiest People On Earth Find Time To Relax

One has to wonder how the most successful, busy people get it all done. The beloved Oprah, for one, has acted in and produced dozens of award-winning films, launched several lucrative talk shows and published one of the most-recognized magazines of all time -- all while overcoming a sincerely …

Living 'The Good Life': How Brown University Students Are Learning To Ask The Big Questions

In the world of higher education, it’s not unusual for campuses to host visiting professors and guest lecturers by the dozen, all vying to bring the buzziest theorists, authors and scientists to speaking halls across the country.<p>Typically, the topics might include the power of entrepreneurship, the …

Robert Cialdini explains the six ways to influence people – Interview:

Dr. Robert Cialdini<p>Dr. Robert Cialdini is <i>the</i> authority on the study of persuasion. His classic book, “Influence” has sold millions of copies and is …

20 Ways to Eat Fall Vegetables for Dinner

October blew in the door last night, and here we are, anticipating the bounty of fall vegetables: Sweet potatoes, pumpkins, beets, chard, Brussels …

Sweet Potatoes

19 Foods That Are Better With A Fried Egg On Top

The short answer: everything.

3 Creative Recipes That Bring Quinoa to Breakfast

Protein-packed quinoa is versatile enough to eat in the morning<p>Protein-packed quinoa is versatile enough to eat in the morning<p><i>By Lizzie Fuhr for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Anyone who thinks that quinoa is just for lunch and dinner needs to use this ancient grain in their breakfast routine. Versatile, …

Take Your Workout Outside!

7 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside<p>Think hitting the gym is hard? It's even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air of the indoors for the sun and breeze outside. Stop ignoring your instincts! Nature is a perfect buff-body training ground. Here are seven …

24 Motivational Quotes for Fitness and Weight Loss

Stay motivated with your weight loss plan or workout routine with these 24 popular quotes and sayings.

22 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Here's how to cook pumpkin in soups, dips, breads, and desserts—it's not all about pumpkin pie!

30-Minute Strength Program

9 Amazing Benefits of Coffee

Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Just about every nutrition-related professional I know has that quote displayed somewhere in their office, probably to convince reluctant patients that a really smart guy a really long time ago predicted that food could actually …

12 Things Happy People Do Differently -- And Why I Started Doing Them

A lot of people have midlife crises. Me, I had a quarter-life crisis a few years ago, when I turned 24. There was no impulse purchase involving a red Mustang or electric guitar, but as my iPhone alarm woke me up bright and early for work one morning in my two-bedroom NYC apartment, I pondered, "Do …

The 5 Reasons You Are Not Seeing Results

Last week, a friend of mine called me and said, "I looked at the scale, and I got mad." He had been working out for four months and nothing had changed. Time and time again, I come across people who stress to me that they are unhappy with the way their workouts are going. They consistently tell me …

How to Stay Focused When Working on Your Goals Gets Boring

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, "I start with good intentions, but I can't seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time."<p>Or, they will say, "I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but …

Google's 'Jolly Good Fellow' On The Power Of Emotional Intelligence

When Google engineer-turned-mindfulness expert Chade-Meng Tan gives a talk in front of a group of Silicon Valley developers and executives, he often starts with a simple exercise.<p>“Imagine two human beings. Don’t say anything, don’t do anything, just wish for those two human beings to be happy. …