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3 Healthier Mac and Cheese Recipes

This usually indulgent dish gets a better-for-you makeover<p>Whether it comes from a stovetop or a microwave container, mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. So we weren't exactly surprised to see this latest ode to mac and cheese: the new cookbook <i>Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese</i> by …

The Secret To Loving Your Beautiful, Imperfect Life

We all strive for this thing called happiness. But according to Sean Meshorer, author of "The Bliss Experiment," we should instead work to unearth bliss.<p>"Bliss is an inward, authentic form of happiness that isn't contingent on any outward circumstance," the author and spiritual teacher told The …

Don’t Wait for a Major Wake Up Call to Start Loving Your Life

<b>“Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>“Lay still. We think both your arms are …

How to Appreciate the Gift of Kindness

<i>By Yael Kaufman</i><p>If I told you that each individual in this world was part of the same world, you wouldn’t disagree with me. It’s a fact. We all live …

8 Things You Forgot to Be Grateful For

<i>“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped …

3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

Peter O’Donoghue, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The mind is a tool to be used and directed according to one’s wishes. An out of control mind, one that has become …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditation

photo: courtesy of free people.<p><i>Dr. Laura Ruof, DDS, is a "floss boss." As a successful New York City dentist, she's not only made it her business to</i> …

Meditation

Why Meditation May Be Your Answer to a State of Calm

The first time someone told me to meditate, I wanted run far, far away.<p>You feeling me?<p>Who the heck wants to sit still and quiet down when our minds …

5 Ways to Wake Up Your Day (& Life).

<i>“When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.”</i><p><i>~ P.D. Ouspensky</i><p>Asleep at the wheel is an expression that can too easily …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

Happiness

How to Eat at Night & Still Lose Weight

Even the well disciplined can have trouble controlling those late night urges to reach into the fridge or pantry. Going off track at night when …

11 Crunch-Free Ab Workouts

Throw out those boring, stale crunches and mix up your ab routine with some of our experts’ favorite stomach tightening moves. Create your own …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<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 results, you need to regularly challenge …

The 4 Best Summer Fruit and Veggie Recipes

Make the most of farm-stand freshness before the season’s over. Get the recipes<p>With these four summer beauties—tomatoes, peaches, corn, and cherries—the wait for the warmth is worth it. When they're brought in from afar off-season, quality suffers.<p>Corn, for example, can quickly lose sweetness as it …

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, …

The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

The Simple Way to Eat Less

Tempted to treat yourself? Try using this trick first<p>Would that cheeseburger be nearly as tempting if you knew you'd have to log 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off all of the calories it contains? Didn't think so. So it's not exactly shocking that, when menus list how much exercise you’d have …

20 Ways to Find Joy in Every Day

Want to feel a little lighter, shine a little brighter and watch your mood go sky-high? That incomparable state that's one part inner peace, one part …

Happiness

15 Minute Abs Workout

Here's a fun and easy abs workout for a firmer, flat stomach<p>These moves, designed by Ashley Ntansah, personal-training manager at Club H Fitness in New York City, target your entire abdominal wall, especially the transverse abdominis—the midsection muscle that pulls in your belly like a corset. And …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

46(!) Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Too many delicious choices!<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness with additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr, Michele Foley, and Jenny Sugar</i><p>A smoothie is a convenient meal or snack option anytime—just throw your ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy! Even better: The ingredient …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

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

3 Quick Daily Moves That Secretly Tone Your Abs

Didn't have time to get to the gym today? Not a problem—you can still give your abs a solid workout doing the activities you do every day, anyway. (So now there's truly no excuses! Oh, well.)<p><b>While driving, busing, or subway-ing to work:</b> the perfect time for isometric contractions—if <i>not</i> traffic. …

30-Day Abs Challenge

Flat abs are made in the gym — AND the kitchen. Use our 30 day ab challenge and eating strategies to get a flatter stomach in 30 days!<p>Follow this 30 day ab challenge to whittle your middle!<p>Day 1. <b>Training Tip:</b> Put Your Core FirstIf flat abs are important to you, promote them to the top of your …

Everything You Need to Know About a Pilates Body

A Pilates body is a body that does Pilates consistently and enjoys at least some, if not all, of the many benefits of Pilates. After all, a large …

Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Hash Recipe

Whip up this atypical breakfast dish from your quinoa dinner leftovers<p>If you're the type of person who feels sick when she eats too early, the culprit likely doesn't have to do with the clock—it's that you're eating the wrong things. If typical breakfast options don't do it for you, try a less …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

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 …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

These new fruity Froot Loops have a different taste AND shape.<p>Set the scene at your royal wedding-viewing party with festive drinks, tasty snacks, …