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5 Minute Fat-Blaster: Crush Calories with This Quick Workout

Whew! Sounds good? You can do this!<p><b>Here are the moves:</b><br>1. Single-Leg Balance and Touch<br>2. Alternating Lateral Lunge<br>3. Alternating Dumbbell Raise<br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Lunge with Curl<br>5. Side-to-Side Hops<p>For more tips, tricks, techniques, and workouts to help you get in shape in the time you have, pick up …

A London gin tour? It's the perfect tonic

London is enjoying a gin renaissance - so Claire Cohen gets in the spirit and joins a tour of the capital's best gin bars and distilleries<p>Drinking gin used to be straightforward: spirit, tonic, ice and a slice. Or - if we're harking back to Hogarthian times - a pint pot dunked into a tin bath tub …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

Easiest-ever Battenberg

This classic chequerboard cake wrapped in marzipan is easier to achieve than you think<p>Ingredients<p>For the cake<p>175g really soft butter<br>• 175g golden …

Dessert

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

Life-changing bread recipe

A nutty, satisfying loaf of delicious bread made with chia seeds and psyllium husks<p><i>Makes one loaf</i><p>135g (5oz) sunflower seeds<br>90g (3¼oz) flax seeds<br>65g (2oz) hazelnuts or almonds<br>145g (5¼oz) rolled oats<br>2 tbsp chia seeds<br>4 tbsp psyllium husks, or 3 tbsp of psyllium husk powder<br>1 tbsp maple syrup (for …

Vitamix: the surprise must-have gift this Christmas

A blender has topped many a Christmas wish list - and men are coveting it as much as women, reports Maria Fitzpatrick<p>My in-laws’ jaws will hit the floor when my husband opens his Christmas present. In fact, I’m wondering whether I should find a way to give it to him in private. You see, all he …

The 12 Best Gingerbread Houses of 2013

Buckle up, Sweets fans, 'cuz I'm about to show you the best gingerbread house creations in all of the interwebz - and you're going to want <i>all of them</i>.<p>…

Rachel’s Bubble and Squeak Recipe

<i>We are already feeling the Christmas spirit here at StyleNest HQ, so we thought we would make sure you are fully prepared for all the upcoming</i> …

Destination everywhere: TomTom maps out the future for GPS

Earlier this year, TomTom presented the world with its very own fork in the road. The company, known mainly for its in-car sat nav devices, announced …

Wearable Tech

Training advice - The Running Bug

10 of the Best Things You Can Get For Free Online

They say "nothing in life is free", especially true online where many "free" deals come with various sticky strings attached. But look around and …

PC Gaming

Arranging Family Photos

The wall of pictures in the home of Martha Stewart Living editorial director Gael Towey and her husband, Stephen Doyle, looks as if it has grown up alongside the family. There are photos from the couple's wedding 23 years ago; a painting of a moth that their daughter, Maud, 21, painted in high …

Holidays

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How to Apply Rainbow Eyeshadow

Pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue eye shadows are great alone, but they are even better when combined to create beautiful rainbow eyes. The look …

Thread and nails – 16 string art for original interiors

String art has become very popular lately and it now takes all sorts of forms. It ranges from simple designs like monograms to more complex creations …

Threading

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Cinnamon French toast recipe

Once you try this French toast recipe, you'll wonder why you ever make anything else for breakfast<p>Since I started making French toast in a baking dish I’ve never looked back. Not only do you not need to fry individual slices of ­bread, you don’t need to do anything in the morning besides preheat …

How to Care for This Year’s “It” Houseplant

Nature has wired us to feel protective of babies, with their oversized, floppy heads. The big, round leaves of a fiddle leaf fig tree make it the …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Bike touring Scotland, on road and off

Ask most seasoned cyclists for the attributes of ideal touring country and they will probably tell you quiet roads, plenty of places to camp, spectacular natural scenery and – if your legs are up to it -- a few challenging hills. Add whisky distilleries, the odd ancient castle and some of the …

Scotland

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

Color Lessons: Decorating Wisdom from Past 'Room for Color' Contestants

Every fall on Apartment Therapy, color lovers from around the globe generously share the place that means the most to them, their home, with all of …

Home Decorating

6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.