Carol

47 Flips | 5 Magazines | 14 Following | @txcarol | Keep up with Carol on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Carol”

Workouts for Women: Get a Surfer Girl Body

<b>Legs and Butt</b> <b>Pro move:</b> Keep a low center of gravity to stay up on the board. <b>Steal it:</b> Do as many staggered squats (one foot in front of the other) as you can in 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat eight times, alternating your leg positions in each set.<p><b>Arms</b> <b>Pro move:</b> Paddle like crazy. <b>Steal</b> …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<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 …

10 Best Budget Destinations for 2013

We did the homework, now all you have to do is pack your bags. Here, next year's affordable hotspots—where world-class hotels, restaurants, and shops …

Budget Travel

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love digging through every little niche of music and so we have compiled a list of great bands you may have missed!<p>With summer officially here, we're taking the beach vibe of sunny Los Angeles and bringing you some of our favorite LA bands that just epitomize summer in …

5 Healthy and Easy Vegan Recipes from Around the Web

Sitting down to a meal free of meat, dairy, and eggs (aka vegan food) has gotten a lot of press lately. Mark Bittman's new book VB6 touts a "vegan …

The Advanced No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think bodyweight training can’t get intense? Our favorite no-equipment moves are getting a whole lot more kick-ass — from head to toe. Designed by …

Workouts

ABC Cocina, Jean-Georges's Latin Sequel to ABC Kitchen

Grid View<p>ABC Cocina<p>Here's a look around what is, quite possibly, the hottest new restaurant in New York City right now. <b>ABC Cocina</b> is the Latin-influenced spinoff of <b>Jean-Georges Vongerichten</b> and <b>Dan Kluger</b>'s smash hit ABC Kitchen. The menu includes a lot of lightly prepared seafood and vegetable …

Bia: A Beer Bar with Vietnamese Food in Williamsburg

In Vietnam, signs that read <i>bia hơi</i> mark open spaces where locals sit on plastic kiddie chairs, swill cheap fresh beer, and snack on salted fried peanuts. <b>Bia</b> in Williamsburg doesn't aim to replicate the experience of a night out in Hanoi, but it captures a similar bacchanalian spirit.<p>It's impossible …

Smoothie Recipes for Health and Beauty

Soak <b>½</b> <b>cup raw almonds</b> in filtered water for eight hours. Drain almonds and rinse, then blend with <b>2 cups coconut water</b> at high speed until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much liquid as possible. Rinse blender, and add almond …

Take a Day Trip to Historic Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley

Listen To This Best Of Talib Kweli Mixtape

With Talib Kweli‘s <i>Prisoner of Conscious</i> dropping next week, the Brooklyn MC thought it would be a good time to remind his fans of how awesome he is. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Austin City Limits reveals 2013 lineup via beer koozies and newspaper classifieds

It appears Austin City Limits has begun to reveal some of this year’s artists ahead of Tuesday’s big lineup announcement. In years past, ACL has …

Even "Forced" Workouts Help Beat Anxiety and Stress

Need a little help getting off the couch? These tactics can keep you strong the next time you get the urge to bail.<p><b>Schedule sessions with a trainer</b> <br>If this seems like a duh, that’s because it is. Think about it: You commit a) weeks in advance to b) actual appointments where c) someone will be …

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

19 Powerful Bodyweight Exercises for Strength and Speed

You likely already know about the benefits of bodyweight exercises. No-equipment-needed workouts can build muscle, burn fat, and improve athletic …

Health Blog Roundup: Cardio At Barre Class, Supersets And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>Could all that strength work in barre class be offering a <i>cardio</i> benefit? Well + Good is on the case exploring various classes that …

Whole-Wheat Linguine with Asparagus and Lemon

<i>This recipe and photo were created by contributor Kelli Dunn of The Corner Kitchen. Learn more about Kelli and this recipe by checking out her</i> …

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Brown-bagging it just got a whole lot tastier with these easy, healthy lunch ideas

Healthy Eating

Less Is More: Is Too Much Exercise Bad for You?

Exercise is essential to stay healthy, but when is too much not good for you?<p>In ancient times, legend has it that a runner named Philippides brought the news of victory from Marathon and told the magistrates in Athens, "Joy to you, we've won," and then he died. With his last breath he said, "Joy to …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

They don't call it the most important meal of the day for nothing!<p>Breakfast -- when done right -- can set the tone for a more nutritious day with big health pay offs.<p>Regular breakfast eaters feel more alert, are less likely to become obese and are all-around healthier, with even perhaps a reduced …

How To Blanch Asparagus

Here on the West Coast, the fruit trees are blooming and the asparagus has arrived in the markets, so there's no doubt about it: spring is here. …

Italian Food

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Mediterranean Diet Myths Busted

Unlike many fad diets, the Mediterranean Diet just doesn’t seem to go out of style. That’s in part because of a persistent influx of research touting …

Zagat

Four words: Roast Lemon Herb Chicken http://bit.ly/LemonHerbChicken

Get Ready: Lafayette Opens on Monday

We’ve already taken a quick tour inside Lafayette and given you a first look at its menus, which you may want to browse while waiting to make a …

SakaMai, a Downtown Sake Lounge with Upmarket Bites

Japanese-leaning small plates and beverages that go with them are the draw at SakaMai on the Lower East Side. Open since December in a neighborhood …

Manhattan

Zagat

Brooklyn Greenway Expands With More Bike Paths Along The Waterfront

<i>The proposed plan for Flushing Avenue. (Courtesy of DOT)</i><p>The Brooklyn Greenway is coming together, one painstaking little piece at a time. The 14-mile …