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HOW TO: Get Pregnant (& it's not just about having sex)

Trying to get pregnant can be easy for some and extremely hard for others. Here, we've researched the best things you can do to try and increase your …

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened

You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do?<p>While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten …

Life | Marie Claire

How to double your days off work this year<p>The 6 laws being introduced in the UK this year that you need to know<p>New Year, New You: 22 quotes that’ll …

The Real Reason Why 'I Can't Do What I Know I Need to Do'

If you are one of the people who have had difficulty putting into practice the suggestions of self-help books, you are not alone. Don't take it personally. It's not your fault. Well-intended though they may be, many self-help books generally don't. Help, that is. What they often do is point out and …

8 Habits That Help You Live LONGER

Make these a part of your life now so you can reap the benefits for decades to come.

19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes

Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.<p>There's a difference between "portion size" and "serving size." A portion is the amount you pile on your plate, while a serving is a standard measurement of food, such as a cup or an ounce.<p>…

7 DIY Health Cures Anyone Can Do

Somehow the most nonthreatening body problems almost always turn out to be the most frustrating. Sure, your cramps, stress headaches or yeast …

Wellness

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing recipes are so …

The FEAR Factor

As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of falling. These are indeed a few of the life-preserving fears that we do well to heed. Here is another one: When I was 3 or 4 years old I was afraid of …

4 Ways to De-Bloat During Breakfast

Beat puffiness first thing in the a.m. with these tricks.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>After a long weekend of fun, food, cocktails, or all of the above, you can wake up feeling like a giant marshmallow. Although eating or drinking anything else might be the last …

The 5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You’re Making

I eat some type of salad nearly every day. It’s a go-to staple I really look forward to, and I love mixing it up. Some days I toss greens with pico …

Nutrition

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner completely from scratch. After all, you might feel like you don’t have time (or the …

How to Use Distractions to Help Your Meditation

When I first started meditating, one of the hardest things was trying to stay focused. There were just so many things to do, people to interact with, noises like music or blaring car horns that shattered and upset my nascent meditative vibe. I felt like I was drowning. How could I focus in a sea of …

Everything You Need to Know About Cooking Grains

Sure, we're all familiar with rice and the ever-popular superfood, quinoa. But there's a whole world of grains (and seeds masquerading as grains) out there for you to explore, from itty bitty millet to toothsome wheat berries. These wholesome guys will upgrade every meal, providing you with a …

The Food Lab's Soup Month: Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Soup

<b>Editor's Note:</b> All month, the soup's on, with over a dozen new recipes coming at you for everything from simple 15-minute meals, to updated homemade versions of the canned classics you loved as a kid, to all-dayers that are hearty enough to eat like a meal. Check out all the recipes right here, and …

8 Major Period Problems—Solved

Hellish period? Not anymore!

5 Foods to Buy This Weekend

5 nutrition-packed staples to get at the supermarket—and the 10 delicious meals you can make with them<p>When you’re busy, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by planning meals. But don’t despair (or resort to takeout in stressed out frustration.) Instead, this weekend go out and buy the following five …

How to Properly Store Your Fruit and Vegetables for Maximum Freshness

The typical American family throws out almost 500 pounds of food a year — that’s a lot of wasted food and money. The answer is not to purchase less …

Green Living

Frugal Living: How to Make Any Fridge More Efficient in 5 Steps

Want to know how to make your fridge run as smoothly as possible, to save energy (and you money) in the long run? We've got five things you can try …

7 Major Reasons You Procrastinate And How To Deal With Them

If an area of your life is not where you want it to be, odds are that it’s partially because you are not taking the actions you know you should be …

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming to start your own business, this is the article for you.<p>You already know that launching a company can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard …

Entrepreneurship

Living With OCD

It can be difficult explaining to others what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, mainly because popular culture hasn't been kind to those of us with OCD. This isn't merely the stereotypical checking of the oven, meticulous cleaning, or recently in Hannah Horvath's experience on <i>Girls</i>, doing …

The Best-Kept Secret About Feeling Undeserving

<i>Paul Dunion</i><p>"I don't deserve it" has been the most pervasive response I receive from clients when I ask if they're ready to receive the good things in life. Accompanying the claim of undeservedness is an implicit feeling of helplessness, suggesting it is impossible to move away from feeling anything …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

The Best Yoga for Women

Practice these poses three times a week for optimal overall health<p>Child's Pose<p>Stretches hips, quads, back <b>1.</b> Kneel on the floor with big toes touching and knees about hip-width apart. Sit on your heels. <b>2.</b> Lay your torso between the thighs and bring your forehead to the mat. Extend arms straight in …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 5, Date, Walnut, and Coconut Bourbon Balls

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 5: Date, Walnut, and Coconut Bourbon Balls<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Well, we all knew this would happen. Only five days …

Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites

<b>Yield:</b> about one dozen small bites<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>10 minutes<p><i>Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites are made with five tasty ingredients and</i> …

Stir-Fry of Hoisin Lamb with Cashews and Snow Peas

• 1 to 1-1/4 pounds tender lamb (organic if possible; lamb steaks are ideal), trimmed of fat and connective tissue, and cut into 1/2-inch by 1-inch …