Susan Liang Ledgister

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How the Plants Around Your Home May Affect Your Life Span

Having a lot of green around your home might help you live longer, according to a new study of more than 100,000 U.S. women.<p>Women in the study with …

Biomedicine

How Your Genes Influence Your Sex Life

Your DNA controls everything about you – your eye color, if mustard make you gassy, if you’ll slowly start balding at 35, that sort of thing. <b></b>Now, we …

Genetics

A Guide to All-Natural Protein Powders

It doesn’t matter if you’re getting intense full-body workouts in at the gym, you have a casual relationship with your treadmill or you just want to …

Core-Strengthening HIIT Workout Using a Medicine Ball

<i>The following workout is excerpt from a post originally featured on The Fitnessista and written by Gina H., who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>The medicine ball is one of my favorite simple workout tools, especially since it's an easy way to add core stabilization and extra resistance.<p>Here's a …

Workouts

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to …

Cooking

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning

Early mornings can make people feel more optimistic and ready to tackle challenging tasks.<p>"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find …

Time Management

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

For $300 you can live two nights like a bird in Big Sur (BYO pillows)

There's camping, there's glamping and then there's the best of both — sleeping in a human-sized nest overlooking the ocean and the Big Sur coast, where you're exposed to the elements without worrying about pitching a tent. Twigitecture artist and Big Sur resident Jayson Fann designed the nest for …

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Camping

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Positive Thinking

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

11 Beliefs Ultra-Productive Entrepreneurs Share About Time Management And Business

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working with business owners in many different industries over the years, I’ve noticed that the most effective ones share certain beliefs about productivity. I’m not talking about clichés like, “Time is the most precious …

Self-improvement

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

5 Foods That Taste Better in October Than They Will All Year

"People know Fuji and Red Delicious, but October is the perfect month to venture outside the norm,” says Chris Romano, a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Getty Images<p>1 of …

Food

I Used To Trash My Old Coffee Cans, Until She Revealed A Stunning Secret. I Bought 4 Of Them!

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>Mason jars have become incredibly …

The Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

7 drinks that serve as the perfect go-to for every lady.<p>You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you <i>want?</i> The 7 classics that serve as the perfect go-to:<p>Gimlet<p><b>For those who always order:</b> gin and tonics<p><b>What it's made with:</b> gin, …

4 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

<i>Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.</i><p>This weekend is a perfect time to hit up the farmers market (even though we think a trip to the market is the …

5 Chef Upgrades for Your Kale Salad

Love it or hate it, the kale salad has moved from trendy-dish-of-the-moment to here-to-stay perennial. Here are five ways chefs make kale salads even …

Fresh Sage and 16 Ways to Use It (That Don't Involve Poultry or Stuffing)

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're full of sage advice.</i><p>Meet sage -- another member of the mint family (siblings include basil, lemon balm, shiso, and thyme, among others), and a particularly lovely member, we …

4 surprising benefits of vegetables

You've seen Meatless Mondays, vegan restaurants and green drinks become all the rage. You know that vegetables can help you lose weight and fend off chronic diseases. Yet if you're like most Americans, you probably still aren't eating enough of them.<p>If you need a little motivation to get your …

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease <b>-</b> whether you plod along or go at race speed.<p>Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages …

Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules

A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swimming, biking and running.<p>We asked registered dietitian and multiple Ironman finisher Lauren Antonucci for her top nine rules for beginner triathletes looking to maximize their training. She shared advice she …

10 ways you're sabotaging your workout

<b>(<a href="http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/common-workout-setbacks/?partner=cnn&mtype=5&sub_id=08182014_sabotaging&utm_source=cnn&utm_medium=cnn&utm_campaign=08182014_sabotaging&utm_content=08182014_sabotaging" target="_blank">Life by DailyBurn</a>) —</b> If you've been working out for eight plus …

What they don't tell you about losing weight - CNN.com

At her heaviest in 2011, Shannon Britton weighed 486 pounds. This photo was taken 10 days before her gastric bypass surgery on November 23.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>I lost almost 270 pounds<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><i>Editor's note: Shannon</i> …

Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN.com

A superfood is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. …

15 best superfoods for fall

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

When Freezers Attack: How to Wrap, Store, Organize, and Thaw Your Frozen Goods

An efficient kitchen is about more than the oven and countertops—are you making any of these common freezer maintenance mistakes?<p>Most of us organize our freezers with the best of intentions: "<i>This time</i>," we think, "<i>I'm going to keep it clean, well-maintained, labeled, and up-to-date</i>."<p>Then life …