Sarah Mantyka

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The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Biscuits are a quick and easy thing to make when you want to serve bread as a side dish, either on a weeknight or during a big holiday meal like …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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Living longer: Five financial realities Canadians need to face

Our thinking about personal finance needs to catch up with our increasing lifespans.<p>Making it to your late 80s is now routine. New data from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries shows a 60-year-old man is projected to live another 27.3 years, which is 2.9 years more than previous estimates; the …

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …

The Best Way to Reduce Post-Workout Soreness

Adding this secret ingredient to your pre-workout beverage could help you bounce back from a tough workout faster<p>When you add an extra mile onto your run or decide to lift the heavier weights, you expect to feel the burn the next day—but your post-workout recovery doesn’t have to be so painful: …

Daily Affirmations For People Who Hate Daily Affirmations

<i>By Matthew D. Della Porta , Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>"Just think positively!" We've all heard this before. For some, this advice is a simple reminder to focus on the good things that can and will happen. However, for those who struggle with anxiety and depression, this advice sounds about the same as …

How do I know if I need to take vitamin supplements?

<b>The Question</b><p>How do I know if I need to take vitamin supplements? Are there some I should take every day to be healthy?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There are a few reasons you might need to take a supplement. Depending on your diet, you may need to take certain supplements to cover off nutrients you aren't getting …

6 Healthy Popsicle Recipes That Put Your Neighborhood Ice Cream Truck To Shame (PHOTOS)

In the sweltering summer heat, ain't nothing like a popsicle to cool you down.<p>We have yet to meet a popsicle we didn't like. Refreshing as they are, most of the icy treats on the market are loaded with sugar and dyes that can leave your lips a Cookie Monster blue. Not to mention, an average box can …

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

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Peaches and Cream Panna Cotta Shots and My Favorite Gelatin Alternative

Friends, I know it seems like I'm always saying <i>"[...] is one of my all-time favorite desserts"</i>, and before those words lose their polish, I'd ask you …

Suspend MS liberation therapy fund, doctors urge

New Brunswick’s doctors are urging the provincial government to immediately suspend funding for liberation therapy and divert it to other "clinically …

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 …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

Fallen Bristlecone Pine Reaches for the Milky Way

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Are we ready for data-only smartphone plans?

Over the past seven days, I had the privilege of exploring one of the most fascinating and culturally-rich cities in the world. Berlin, from a …

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

Oatmeal Recipes That Will Change Your Life Before 8 am

Four ways to turn a good breakfast into premium fuel<p>healthy oatmealbreakfast food.<p><b>Never-Stop Sunflower-Cranberry</b><p><b>Whip it up</b><p><b>Brainy Almond-Blueberry</b><p><b>Whip it up</b><p>Belly-Stuffing Peanut Butter<p><b>Whip it up</b><p>Pumped-Up Banana-Pecan<p><b>Whip it up</b><p>easy recipes

Five ways apple cider vinegar can improve your health

Photo, Julie Daniluk.<p>Do cravings derail your efforts to eat healthy? Our hormones cause our cravings because they influence how we feel, what we …

38 Funny Birthday Products

Even if you dread having to add another candle to your cake each year, these funny birthday products will surely make the occasion one to laugh …

How should I train for a half-marathon?

<b>The question:</b> I want to run my first half-marathon in the fall. Any suggestions for training?<p><b>The answer:</b> I am excited for you. I will never forget my first half-marathon! Throughout the race I cursed my running partner, telling her that I hated her for making me run.<p>Roughly three seconds after …