Valerie Friera

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This 20-Minute Weighted Tabata Workout Crushes Any Treadmill Sesh

Sculpt while you sizzle fat.<p><i>Nikki Metzger is</i> Women's Health<i>'s 2015 Next Fitness Star winner and the creator of the heart-pumping, cal-torching method you'll find in her Ignite routine.</i><p>You already know that a regular old bodyweight Tabata workout can crush calories like no other. But adding …

Workouts

Your Weekend To-Do: Finish a DIY Project in Just 30 Minutes

Don’t forget to pack your creativity on your next weekend getaway! Just grab one of our DIY Kits — they’re the perfect little bundle to pull out when you need some extra inspo. Each kit project can be completed in just 30 minutes, which gives you more time to get back to your summer festivities. …

Summer Camp

21 Steamy Erotic Stories Written By Women — & Why They’re Important

When I first started writing erotica in 1999, I would often get the question, “What, exactly, is erotica?” Nowadays, in our post-<i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> …

Writing

Superhero Strategies for Nailing Your Branding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Branding” is one of those buzzwords that’s used so often, its meaning has become diluted. People love to talk about branding because it’s a moving target and incredibly hard to do well. Great branding reflects the company’s values, …

20 Rules to Live by for Those Who Want to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Weeks

Weight Loss

Want to be a Better Writer? 7 Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills

So, you want to be a writer? Ever since reading your first story, you’ve been dreaming of being able to put your emotions and the world of your …

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10 Brilliant Home Decor DIY Ideas for $10 or Less

Decorating your home with stylish accessories can be quite costly and you can still feel the lack of originality. Crafting cute little decor items, …

If You Were Born To Write

<b>If you were born to write, you were born with curiosity and an imagination.</b> You did not know you were born with these things because, unlike your fingers and toes, you could not see them, you could only use them. But just like your fingers and toes, you often used them even when you didn't realize …

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Dating Life

Apparently it's more than just swipe right, swipe left.<p>Dating, hooking up, hanging out—whatever your approach to relationships, like all things, the stars come into play. Here, astrologer Kelli Fox of TheAstrologer.com reveals the one word to describe your dating style, as well as how you connect …

Relationships

How To Stay Single Forever

When you're longing for love, the wait can seem eternal.<p>And completely out of your control.<p>Meeting people out in the real world doesn't seem to be working, so you set up an online profile and get really pumped up about the possibilities. So many dates, so little time!<p>Yet you soon find out that …

Photoshop Master Seamlessly Combines Two Celebrities into One Famous Face

Hollywood has some of the world's most unmistakable faces. Thanks to their famous faces plastered on everything from magazine covers and movie posters to tabloid features, it's easily noticeable that there's something slightly off about these celebrity portraits by artist Gesichtermix. In fact, …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Hand Jive Along With Fox’s First ‘Grease: Live’ Trailer

America’s gentle tolerance of live TV musicals is getting another nudge over the next few months with the arrival of NBC’s <i>The Wiz</i> and FOX’s <i>Grease: Live</i>. The latter now has a splashy, hand jivey, very musical-y teaser to go alongside it. Care to watch it? Of course you do.<p>In this zippy 30 second …

The Hot Guy From "Bring It On" Is Still Really Hot

*Fans self*

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10 Beautiful Disney Pencil Animations

It’s rare to see 2D, by hand big budget animated films these days, but it’s hard to argue that they still hold a very captivating sort of magic to …

72 Re-Imagined Animated Characters

As nostalgia and curiosity collide, the remixing of popular animated characters has begun to become more and more commonplace. These new …

13 ANIME YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH BEFORE YOU DIE- PART II

6) Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magicka<p>This anime series is done by the one and only Gen the Butcher. Although it may appear like a regular magical moe type …

Claire Droppert's Gravity Sand Creatures Were Created In Camera

Sand comes alive and creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness…<p><i>All images by Claire Droppert. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Claire …

Plus-Size Women Photoshopped To Look Thinner In 'Horrendous' Social Media Trend #ThinnerBeauty

Fat-shaming has just been taken to a whole new "absolutely horrendous" level, with a new Photoshop trend called Thinner Beauty.<p>People have been …

Are men incapable of having platonic relationships with women?

We say that sex is always on the male mind, so does that mean any heterosexual man who calls a woman his friend is operating with ulterior motives, asks Gareth May<p>In Thomas Hardy’s tragic rural romance Jude the Obscure, Sue tells her love interest and cousin that women could maintain a non-sexual …

Relationships

Zoë Kravitz: ‘Why do stories happen to white people and everyone else is a punchline?’

On her first day shooting her first feature, Zoë Kravitz wasn’t allowed to work. Cast as a goth babysitter in the Catherine Zeta-Jones romcom No Reservations, the teenager couldn’t go on set until her designated guardian had signed in. But Lenny Kravitz was running late, and when he eventually …

Comedy

See Inside Banksy's Dystopian 'Dismaland'

A general view of Dismaland Bemusement Park, a collection of satirical art and sculpture by the graffiti artist Banksy,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Claire …

Upcoming 'Attack On Titan' Game Looks A Lot Like The Anime

The Omega Force developed <i>Attack on Titan</i> game for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita really looks a lot like the anime in the latest batch of screenshots.<p>Now we already know that from the teaser trailer (shown below) that the game would use a more visually stylized approached but it seems that Omega Force are …

Naruto's 5th Epilogue Novel Slated For June 4

The Japanese branch of online retailer Amazon is listing Gaara Hiden, the fifth of six planned Naruto epilogue novels, for release on June 4. Ukyō …

The 7 Most Important Qualities Of Social Brands

Ever since social media started gaining popularity, it’s been a fixation for the business world. Major corporate brands jumped on the idea of interacting with their customers directly in an online environment, and emerging entrepreneurs couldn’t wait to claim their profiles and hope for an …

Public Relations

Man Believed To Be Banksy Gives Stranger On Train A Print Worth $40,000 Before Saying, ‘Have A Good Life Brother’

A man believed to be the elusive graffiti artist Banksy handed a schoolboy a signed copy of one of his iconic prints before telling him, “This will …

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk