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Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

Holy cannoli: Taste-testing the Italian treat from four Montreal shops

It’s a sweet memory of my youth: that white cardboard pastry box tied up in ribbon, brought to the table with a bit of fanfare, a pot of espresso not …

Italy

The First Thing You Should Do After You Walk Out Of That Job Interview

This move could help you land the job -- and maybe a higher salary, too.<p>Politeness pays off, especially when you’re looking for jobs.<p>According to a new report released by recruitment software provider CIMS, sending a thank-you note or email after a job interview can help you clinch a job offer ― …

Employment

This One Sentence Will Help You Get The Job

The interview process—like a lot of things in life—can become unnecessarily over-complicated. Sometimes there are very easy solutions to a challenging situation, which are often overlooked due to its simplistic nature. I’d like to offer you an example of an easy-to-do hack to get the job offer you …

Career Development

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

17 Examples of Dark Brown Hair With Highlights to Bring to Your Colorist

While there are no rules when it comes to hair color, there does seem to be a universally agreed-upon pattern that most people follow: go lighter in …

Chocolate Lover Dream Pound Cake Recipe

This chocolate lover dream pound cake with creamy chocolate ganache is the best pound cake that I ever tried! Rich, chocolatey, well moist chocolate …

50 Dark, Rich, and Totally Indulgent Chocolate Cake Recipes

Dark, rich, and bittersweet, chocolate cake appeals to nearly everyone. Whether a classic chocolate-on-chocolate layer cake or a Thin Mint cupcake is your cup of tea, we've got a recipe that's sure to appeal; keep reading for those, plus 48 more variations on this sinfully sweet treat.<p>Chocolate …

Dessert

Why You Need to Try This 3-Ingredient Cheesecake Recipe

A Southern baker worth her reputation has a box full of quality, time-tested dessert recipes in her arsenal - a pound cake recipe she likes to serve …

Lesley Chesterman: A New York getaway doesn’t have to break the bank

For my 50th birthday last year, I planned a fun-filled trip for my family over spring break. My destination was Mexico — specifically Tulum, with its …

Manhattan

Padma Lakshmi's Holistic Indian Skincare Secrets Are Too Good Not to Share

By the time Padma Lakshmi swings by the Byrdie studio to film a series of videos about her beauty routine (and new MAC makeup collection), I already …

I Tried This Oprah Meditation Hack Every Day for Two Weeks. Here Are My 5 Takeaways.

When my insomnia gets bad, I reach for an 'Oprah tool.'<p>Oprah Winfrey is a meditation buff, and she’s in good company: Arianna Huffington, Rupert Murdoch and Marc Benioff are some high-profile meditators who also happen to be brilliant entrepreneurs and business leaders. In the case of these four …

Meditation

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Place a roasting pan on stove top over 2 burners. …

Recipes

Lemon water can actually improve your health — here's the best time to drink it

What do you drink first thing in the morning? If it doesn't involve water and a lemon you might be missing out on some pretty fantastic benefits for …

Slow Cooker Short Ribs and Red Wine

These delicious, melt-in-your-mouth beef short ribs are easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. Serve the short ribs with mashed potatoes and …

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 375° and position racks in the upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. …

These 11 Sexy Dresses Are Guaranteed to Turn Heads — All From Amazon and Under $22

In need of a sexy dress? It might be surprising, but we found amazing choices are from Amazon for under $22. The huge online retailer offers a variety of dresses that fit different needs. So whether you want something sparkly and glam or black and simple, we've got you covered. Take a look at these …

The Ultimate List of the Best Bodyweight Exercises

Even if you've nixed your membership at the gym, there's no excuse to skip your workout. Forget the days of hauling around free weights, and focus on using your greatest tool — your body's strength! — with these 80 exercises. If you're trying to specifically focus on your upper body, lower body, or …

9 Speedy Suppers For The Hangry Family

On those crazy weeknights when your “starving” family is about to snap, you need to whip up a satisfying meal — stat! From Southwestern sliders to cashew chicken, these quick dinners are guaranteed to return your hangry family to its normally happy disposition.<p>1. Southwestern Sliders<p>These …

Cooking

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Meal Prep Like a Badass (Read: Without Feeling Overwhelmed) With This 1 Tip

It seems that there are two camps of attitudes when it comes to meal prep: super excited and completely overwhelmed. I fall squarely between the two (as in, I actually love planning and cooking, but I get overwhelmed by infinitely long to-do lists). If you're anything like me and you get so excited …

How One Man Annihilated His Debt And Is Helping Others Do The Same

They say to set your goals high, but what about paying off your student loans in one year?<p>If that sounds crazy, try this on for size: One student loan slayer managed to do it — without earning a six-digit income.<p>Here’s the story of what dedicated goal-setting, focused budgeting and strong-willed …

12 Healthy Muffin Recipes to Bake Right Now

Muffins are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods to bake—and, more importantly, to eat. There's just something about pulling apart a steamy, …

9 Steps to Take If You Want to Start Working Out for the First Time

If you're thinking about getting on that workout grind for the very first time ever, congratulations—from taking care of your mental health to …

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Is the Smoothie Formula to Use

Whether you're new to the smoothie-making scene with a barely-out-of-the-box NutriBullet in your kitchen or your blender has hundreds of smoothies under its blades, you can easily learn how to make a delicious, satisfying smoothie that can also help you slim down. We've enlisted the expertise from …

25+ Healthy Lunches That Are So Easy to Take to Work, It'll Make Your Head Spin

When you're rushing out the door in the morning, the last thing on your mind is packing a full lunch for yourself. We get that, and we've been there many times. Rather than grabbing fast food on your lunch hour, these healthy recipes will save you from eating something that might make you feel …

10 Italian Tomato Sauces Everyone Should Learn How to Make

Which is better: al dente pasta or the tomato sauce it's drenched in? I know, I know. It's an unfair question, as both seem like essentials for one another. Depending on your time frame and the season, there's a tomato sauce begging to be made. These sauce recipes run the gamut from fast and easy …