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Windowsill Sprouting my way through the Winter.

My orchids are dark speckled and bruised from the cold. The flowery Lantana shrubs are like coarse twine unraveled in a pile on the ground. The tall …

Two-Year Lemongrass Update (and How to Tame That Wild Thing)

Actually, make that two and a half years… Back in September 2010, I rooted a bunch of lemongrass stalks (purchased from the produce aisle) and …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

30-Minute Workout: Get Total-Body Toned with this No-Equipment Circuit Workout

Get a full-body calorie-blasting burn without any equipment—anytime, anywhere<p>Ready to sweat, fit chicks?! Check out these supersets for a crazy intense all-over toning workout.<p><i>Women's Health</i> Senior Fitness Editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through these supersets. …

Fitness

10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins

Nutrition

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

3 Tricks to Look Slimmer ASAP

These fixes work crazy-fast<p><b>Lose the Water Weight</b>Replace refined carbs with one-cup servings of natural diuretics such as artichokes, asparagus, or watercress to flush your system, says Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D., author of Eating in Color.<p><b>De-Puff Your Stuff</b>"Cucumbers contain caffeic acid, which …

Nutrition

Is THIS the Hot New Green Juice?

Kale, meet your arch nemesis<p>Attention, juicers! Introducing the next hot thing you'll want to throw into your blender: Brussels sprouts are the main ingredients in a new health juice launched by the U.K.'s Juice Club.<p>The nutritional benefits of Brussels sprouts are no joke—especially compared to …

Healthy Eating

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Workouts

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Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / August 16, 2013<p>Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet …

Magical Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes in an Assortment of Shapes and Sizes

Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to …

Mosaic Brings Its Slick Photo Book Service to Android Devices

There are a lot of photo book makers out there — even Flicker joined the fray not too long ago — but one company that we’ve been really impressed …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

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Alabama’s White Gold

Pat Martin’s three-state take on a barbecue classic<p>Raised in Corinth, Mississippi, and educated at Freed-Hardeman University in the barbecue capital of Henderson, Tennessee, Martin’s Bar-B-Que pit master Pat Martin developed this sauce as a tribute to the basting and dunking sauces applied to …