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Try This Barre Workout at Home!

Tone your thighs, arms, abs, and glutes with this ballet-inspired routine<p>Ballet-inspired barre workouts can help sculpt long, lean muscles. As part of our series <i>Your New Favorite Workout</i>, we're giving you an inside look at Figure 4 Barre, a class at Pure Yoga in New York City. The name Figure 4 is …

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. …

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5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

While that’s the way we are born breathing (seriously, go look at a baby’s belly go!), over time, a combination of stress, sitting, and worrying over how our stomachs causes us to force air upwards into our chest, where our lungs actually absorb relatively little oxygen—our bodies’ primary fuel. As …

10 Protein-Packed Lunches to Help You Burn More Calories | Women's Health

Pack a serving of these light-and-easy Paleo stuffed peppers for lunch. You can dice the peppers and serve them atop a bed of greens for a nutrient-packed meal that will keep you energized throughout the day. <i><br>Per serving: 32 grams of protein and 285 calories</i><p><b>Vegan Spiced Lentils and Quinoa</b><p>This …

The A, B, ZZZs of Yoga

<b>A Yogi's Guide to Sound Sleep</b><p>Have you ever glanced at the illuminated numbers on the clock near your bed and thought in shock, "It's already 1:30 a.m. Crap! I have to get up at 6:30 a.m. If I can just fall asleep right now, I'll get five hours of rest." As you lie restless, you try to convince …

10-Minute Yoga for Stress Relief

If you are feeling overwhelmed by an endless to-do list, constant emails filling your inbox, or just generally stressed out, consider a 10-minute yoga break instead of a 10-minute coffee break. These four simple and effective yoga postures and deep breathing will help you feel calm, relaxed, and …

When Should I Buy Organic Food | Organic Produce - Consumer Reports

Organic food as a rule costs more than conventional food, but is it worth the extra money? “We want consumers to appreciate that by buying organic …

4 Restorative Yoga Poses That Help You Relax and Unwind

Pleas says there are three key steps to restorative yoga: Relax your body and muscles; slow, lengthen and deepen your breath; and calm your mind. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean turn your brain off completely (or any of these 10 hilarious stages of trying to meditate for the first time!). “A …

5 Foam Rolling Mistakes To Avoid

<i>By Christine Yu for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>These days, foam rollers are everywhere -- the gym, your physical therapist's office, your living room and even your suitcase. After all, foam rolling has emerged as the darling of the fitness world and the cure-all for many different aches.<p>Essentially, foam …

6 Relaxation Tips To Help You Sleep

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Jennifer Nelson:</i><p>Even if you sleep like a baby most nights, you’ve probably had at least the occasional bout of insomnia. Whether it’s that late-night snack that keeps the sandman away, stress or something less sinister, here are six relaxation techniques to try when …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

15 natural back pain remedies

Achy back? You're not alone: back problems send more Americans to the doctor annually than nearly any other medical problem, according to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study. Whether you're recovering from misjudging a heavy load (we've all been there), dealing with a lingering injury, or have a chronic …

3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, or you just walk with less-than-perfect posture, at some point you are most likely going to start experiencing discomfort in your neck and shoulders (if you haven't already). Fortunately, there are …

5 Yoga Poses To Put You In A Good Mood

Feeling sad? Try doing a moon salutation -- seriously.<p>Anecdotally, we all know yoga enthusiasts who swear that the meditative practice elevates their mood and keeps them sane amid otherwise hectic lifestyles. While the science isn't quite airtight, some studies suggest yoga can actually turn on and …

7 Nighttime Rituals to Help You Unwind, Relax, and Chill Out (That Don't Involve Alcohol)

Last week, I shared my evolving relationship with alcohol. I'm off it, basically. A big change has been at night; a glass or two of wine with Carrie used to be my nighttime ritual. It would help me unwind from a stressful day, relax and reconnect with my wife, and get me ready for bed. So when I …

Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles

Get Better Posture With 5 Easy Moves

When it comes to fitness, we all talk a lot about cardio and strength training while ignoring a huge part of overall health—flexibility. Stretching …

New Orleans: The Last Bohemia

I first met Jacqueline Bishop down in Cuba, where we both found Havana reminiscent of her own hometown, New Orleans. A seasoned traveler and visual artist, Jacqueline takes her inspiration from the natural world and its wettest places, be it Bangladesh, the Amazon, or her own beloved Louisiana …

Forensic Technology Helps Case Against West African Ivory Dealer Accused as a Trafficker

DNA and radioisotope analysis help close ivory smuggling's favorite loophole.<p>Prosecutors in the tiny West African country of Togo employed some of the world's most advanced forensic technology in making their case against ivory shop owner Edouodji Emile N'Bouke.<p>N'Bouke, 64, had operated Rose Ivoire …

Frigid Forecast for Water Temperatures on Great Lakes This Summer

Wildlife<p>Ice on the west side of Beaver Island during the winter of 2014. (Photograph by Denise McDonough)<p>Of all the images of ice last winter, one of my favorites was a friend’s photo of crumpled sheets of blue ice on the west side of Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan. With her smartphone, …

4th Death From Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in U.S.

Health officials believe the victim was infected overseas.<p>Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the fourth death in the United States from a rare, fatal brain disorder linked to eating meat from cows with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as …

U.S. Ivory Dealer Victor Gordon Sentenced to 30 Months for Smuggling

Judge cites cost to African lives, calls case "egregious."<p>An African art dealer who prosecutors say was a key figure for elephant ivory smugglers operating in West and central Africa was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in a U.S. prison by a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York.<p>Victor Gordon, of …

20 Peaks in 30 Days—A Bold Volcano Ski Tour

Dr. Jon Kedrowski was boot-packing the final push up Mount Adams in Washington, 150 yards from the 12,276-foot summit, when his spidey sense kicked in. Danger was near. His neck hair stood on end, sending chills down his back. Thunderheads had been building all day, and now it was certain they were …

Infertility in Spanish Pigs Has Been Traced to Plastics. A Warning for Humans?

A scientist has connected infertility in pigs to compounds in plastic bags.<p>A strange catastrophe struck Spain's pig farmers in the spring of 2010. On 41 farms across the country—each home to between 800 and 3,000 pigs—many sows suddenly ceased bearing young.<p>On some farms, all the sows stopped …

The Australian Approach to Water Crisis: Work With Farmers

Human Journey<p>The Murray River near Renmark, Australia. (Photograph by Brian Richter)<p>With water crises erupting in California, Texas, and the Colorado River Basin, state water managers throughout the western U.S. and our federal government could take some valuable lessons from the impressive …

World’s Large Cities Move Water Equivalent to Ten Colorado Rivers to Meet their Annual Water Needs

Wildlife<p>The California Aqueduct transports water 700 kilometers from northern California to southern California, including Los Angeles, which ranks first in the world in cross-basin water imports, according to a new study. Photo: Kluft/Wikimedia Commons<p>As cities grow in population and economic …

Organic agriculture can pollute groundwater, research shows

Public demand has led to the rapid development of organic farming in recent years to provide healthy food products that are free of chemical …