Shannon Tolbert Polk

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This Fitness Blogger’s Progress Is Proof That A Little Meal Prep Can Go A Long Way

When Luxembourg fitness blogger Nessa sets a goal, she sticks with it. Nessa, of the Instagram account Nessa Sphere, never had to worry about her …

Fitness

The 23 safest countries to live in the world

The amount of money a country has to its name was one of the key factors taken into account to measure prosperity, but the Legatum Institute took other issues into account, too, one being safety and security.<p>The index looked at data relating to 149 countries and produced a thorough ranking, based …

European Travel

How to Get Rid of Your Muffin Top

Remember when the phrase 'Muffin Top' referred to the actual top of a muffin? Now those words elicit a less-than-appetizing visual. It's an ugly …

Exercise

Colorful Beach Condo Makeover

1 of 10<p>Room with a View<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Sunny Dining Nook<p>3 of 10<p>California Condo Kitchen Before<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Light-Filled Kitchen …

Interior Design

Ultimate Beach House Tour

Beach Houses

The 10 Minute Cardio Workout For When You Really Don't Want To Work Out

When you're not feeling motivated, cardio can be really daunting—even a quick 10 minute cardio workout sounds like 10 minutes too many. But it's …

Workouts

8 Reasons You Can't Get Rid Of Your Belly Fat

30-Day Quick Start Exercise Guide for Beginners

https://www.verywell.com/complete-beginners-guide-to-strength-training-1229585One of the easiest parts of starting an exercise program is making the …

Exercise

10 Style Ideas to Steal From This Beachy, Airy Retreat

Create a coastal feel no matter where you live.<p>Create a coastal feel inspired by sand, surf, and sun — no matter where you live.

3 Foods to Eat If You Sit at a Desk All Day, According to Foodies

I apologize in advance for the cynicism, but when I think of the irreversible damage our sedentary, tech-centric office lifestyles are having on our …

16 tasks to do around the home before it gets too cold

After a summer of play, fall is our chance to prepare a house for the cold months ahead. There’s weatherstripping to check, patio furniture to store, gutters to clean. And yet there are always those smaller things that we forget until it’s the middle of a cold snap and we’re the grasshopper, …

Gardening

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them

When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study …

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

Home Decorating

10 Slimming Foods to Eat If You Sit All Day

“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we …

The 4 Traits You Need to Be a Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Amazon sale drops a 5-star Bluetooth speaker to just $19.99

Look at the image at the top of this post to see just how bad a job this company did superimposing an image of its top-rated Bluetooth speaker onto a …

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Stretching

How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day to Lose Weight?

Calories are the basis for any weight loss plans.<p>Managing calories is the most basic way to lose weight.<p>But first, you need to know how many calories …

22 Genius Things Everyone With A Small Apartment Needs To Own

The littlest changes make the BIGGEST difference.

The 20+ Best Places to Live for Everything You Might Want

Use this guide to find your perfect locale.<p>Whether you're looking for the lowest crime rates, the best parks or the most picturesque beach, these are the cities that rise to the top.

5 Credit Cards Every Traveler Should Consider

Not only do credit cards help you establish credit (which is totally crucial for your financial future, as long as you avoid credit fumbles), but they can actually work FOR you too by earning you major points for your spending each month. To top off the awesome factor, many credit card companies …

Personal Finance

3 Effective High Intensity Interval Training Workouts

matthew hanlon/corbis<p><b>HIIT WORKOUTS TO TRY</b><p><b>1. Step to HIIT:</b><p>From Latorya Watts, Figure Olympia Champion.<p>Cycle in this shoulder and leg HIIT session to …

Exercise

The 7-Minute HIIT Workout Challenge

In the past, we’ve challenged you to do a lot of good-for-you things, like eating clean dinners and shaking up your fitness routine. This time, the …

12 Lessons I Learned After Losing 80 Pounds & Keeping It Off

FYI, this is not a post where I’m going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.<p>And FYI, this is not a post where I'm going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.<p>I gained a lot of weight in high school without really noticing it or thinking about it — …

20 easy food swaps to help you eat healthier

Think you eat well? The truth is, most of us could do a lot better. Some 87% of American adults fall short on the recommended intake of veggies, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 92% of us are missing the mark on whole grains. But you don't need radical meal …

Nutrition

The 10 Most Awkward Exercises that Build Tons of Muscle

1 of 11<p>You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being …

Extreme Sports

At the centre of all moral inquiry is the Crucifixion of Jesus

It’s a long walk from the confessional back to the office. The moment you step out of the box, you’re sin-free. But, oh, there are so many opportunities to screw up between then and now. Passed a homeless guy, didn’t give him anything. Pushed past an old lady on the escalator, didn’t say sorry. Got …

Faith

Coconut Cake IV Recipe

Recipe by: dannis<p>"This cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears …

Dessert

Yoga For A Strong Core: The Only Move You'll Ever Need

This weekly core drill will get your abs and back muscles stronger in no time. Below, I'll provide a beginner, intermediate, and advanced option of …

Yoga