Lory Smitka

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This Website Will Be Your New Go-To for Cool Clothes

<i>Welcome to our</i> New Website <i>series, where twice a month we’ll feature an e-retailer that we love and know our readers will too. Whether it’s an old but</i> …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

What Do You Need to Let Go Of?

photo: Millie Grenough<p>-- an old hurt? -- a negative judgment of a friend?<p>As I sat in my backyard this morning, I realized that the trees follow the rhythms of life with much greater ease than I do. Even if their current leaves are dazzlingly beautiful -- when it's time, they simply let them go.<p>What …

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Other People’s Negative Energy

<i>It’s tough to live a positive life around negative people.</i>Dealing with negativity can be quite a downer. I once had a coworker whose negative energy …

Famous Wine Blends

<i>If you made your own wine blend, what would you make?</i><p>Check out the classic white and red wine blends from around the world.<p>Creating the blend might …

Ingredients 1/2 cup of oats 2 egg whites 1 banana 1 tsp cinnamon Method Blend oats into a fine powder like flour. Add egg whites and cinnamon to oats and blend until a smooth consistency is formed. Mash banana thoroughly and add to oat mix. Blend all ingredients to make a not too thick and not too runny pancake mix. Pour into a frypan with a small amount of coconut oil and fry in batches. Enjoy with fruit, honey and Greek yoghurt. ❤️

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

The Hidden Dangers of "Skinny Fat"

Doctors say we are focusing too much on weight, but thin people can sometimes carry the most dangerous kind of fat—and not know it.<p><i>Alexandra Sifferlin for Time.com</i><p>When Elizabeth Chanatry was 16 years old, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You'd never know it by looking at the 5-foot-3-inch …

High Blood Pressure

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Want to bring a little bit o’ luck to your table? This time of year, green is literally popping up in the garden in the form of tender lettuces, …

Seasonal Food

Comfort Food Recipes Packed With Superfoods

1<p>Tuscan Lasagna<p>2<p>Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce<p>3<p>Vegetable Enchiladas<p>4<p>5<p>Angry Shrimp<p>6<p>Garden Chicken Alfredo

8 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Belly Bloat

Karen Pearson<p>Banish the Bloat<p>Either your jeans shrank or your belly grew, and chances are it's the latter. You're exercising and eating right, so …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Hips

How Yoga Can Help You On the Job

A certain kind of yoga may boost your brainpower, according to a new study. Discover the sequence that can help you get ahead.<p>Every time you speak up in front of your boss, your mind zeros in on all the ways you might mess up. Sound familiar? There’s a simple way to keep your cool: Practicing 20 …

Yoga

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Workouts

Your Photos: Noodles (and Pasta)

Around the world, "pasta" is synonymous with comfort. Whether you're eating really good spaghetti bolognese in Bologna, ramen in Tokyo, or macaroni and cheese in New York, you probably feel all warm and fuzzy inside.<p>We're turning to noodles to fend off the nasty March winds, and we're turning to …

Pasta

Avocado-Egg BLT

Last week on The Scoop I wrote about exercise and shared a little bit of my personal weight-loss experience. I was overwhelmed by the response that …

Put a Filter on It: Home Alone

<i>It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagram from the food world, on a different theme each week. Today, we're living that YOLO life.</i><p>It's nice to be surrounded by family over an elegant meal. It's even nicer to kick everyone out of the house, put on your …

Tom Cruise

7 Olive Recipes

Olives just might be the most controversial items in any room. Offer a bowl of olives to any group, anywhere, any time, and prepare for the backlash. "Olives! I looooove olives!" some will scream, while others echo refrains of aversion: "I hate olives"; "I'll have the Greek salad -- no olives"; …

POWER GREEN SALAD

It was funny how similar in sentiment Hugh and my Valentine's cards were. They essentially said "I don't know how the hell we are going to pull all …

Brussel Sprout Fried Rice | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Notes<p>~The rice has to be cold for this recipe to work correctly, otherwise it will get mushy and sticky. Many supermarkets carry frozen bags of rice …

Shredded Egg Salad Recipe

I bought some special eggs the other day. I mean, there are special eggs, and there are <i>special</i> eggs. I'm talking about the kind of eggs some people …

Eggs

Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

<i>A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.</i><p>Kids are eating more fruits and veggies, thanks to a new federal school meal standards, including …