Shirley Marshall

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16 Quick Tips To Become A Better Networker

Six degrees of separation are allegedly all that stand between you and anyone on the planet. Or, according to my father, “There are not six degrees of separation, there are two; you just have to think hard enough.”<p>Like him, I’m a connector, and would agree that regardless of how many people it …

Jack Monroe's bannock recipe

There are dozens of regional variations on the humble bannock, and it took me six attempts to nail mine. Some are made as an airy bread, sometimes they resemble shortbread, or even a rich tea biscuit with oats. Some have fruit, others are plain. These hearty, nobbly little things were exactly what …

How to make fruit crumble

I can be a bit po-faced about children and puddings. It annoys me, the assumption that children can only be enticed to cook if there's something sugary involved.<p>I spent much of last year with my business partner John putting together the School Food Plan, which aims to improve both the food that …

Simply the zest: oranges and lemons and a St Clement's cake

I love citrus in baking. There's no better antidote to the heaviness of a cuisine based on fat, egg, flours and sugar than a spritz of citrus or a pinch of peel. It's a shame, then, that it's not more imaginatively deployed – I'm as guilty as anyone of just wheeling out the lemon as an all-purpose …

10 Terms Every Runner Needs to Know

How to get fit and stay that way this year | The Star

<b>Nutrition:</b> Log your food intake at least three days a week. Use a calorie-counting app or website to figure out how many calories are recommended for …

3 Ways to Stay Motivated When You REALLY Don't Want to Work Out

For the days when you'd rather sit on the couch<p>A couple of days ago, Melissa Arnot, the women's record holder for Everest summits and an Eddie Bauer First Ascent Mountain Guide, came to the <i>Women's Health</i> office—and she said something a little shocking: "If there is a way to get out of working out, …

Fitness

Best Full-Body Stretch Before You Work Out

<i>By Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT</i><p>Dynamic stretching is a phenomenal way to warm up your body before exercise. Unlike stretching in place, which may not warm up your body effectively and may decrease explosive power and strength, dynamic stretching takes the body through stretches in motion that can help …

7 Workout Mistakes You May Be Making and How to Fix Them

The first step in breaking a bad habit -- or not developing one in the first place -- is to identify the problem. Here are seven common workout mistakes I see all the time and suggestions on how to fix them.<p><b>1. Stretching before your workout.</b><p>Static stretching (holding a stretch to the point of …

17 Power Food Options

Healthy snack ideas for life's most demanding moments

Nutrition

54 Healthy Smoothies for Any Occasion

It’s near impossible to screw up a smoothie. Throw any combination of milk, fruit, nuts, and other goodies into a blender and presto: You’ve got …

Recipes

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

Workouts

Goodbye, Crunches. Hello, Flat Abs!

Exercise is a powerful tool -- but as much as it does a body good, it can also harm. Many people don't realize the exercises they do in pursuit of the perfect six-pack actually widen the waist and can ultimately lead to a pooch. Crunches, sit-ups, and even many pilates moves cause the abdominal …