Vanessa Lambert

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How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

5 Ways to Use Breathing Techniques to Get a Better Workout

<b>During Weight Lifting</b><br>"Inhale on the less strenuous phase of the exercise, and exhale on the more demanding phase of the exercise," says personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S. If you're hitting heavy weights, though, Donavanik recommends the Valsalva maneuver: You inhale on the easy part, hold …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom <i>and</i> lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.<p>If you're trying to lose weight, it's smart to make your morning meal count. Hit your goals in no time with these tasty, zero-deprivation tactics, all of which have been proven by …

Nutrition

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

Q&A: Does Water Really Speed Up Weight Loss?

<b>The answer:</b> "I don't think that water directly affects weight loss," says Alpert. "However, I think water consumption is directly <i>correlated</i> with weight loss." As in: Water does not have some magical property that burns fat (sorry!), but it definitely <i>can</i> help you with your weight-loss efforts …

3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating (And What to Eat Instead!)

<b>MORE:</b> How to Get a Flatter Tummy Almost Instantly <b><br>Fruit + Protein or Starch</b> <br>Fruit contains simple sugars that require very little time to be digested, meaning they won't stay in your stomach for very long—at least under normal circumstances. But when you eat them with a protein, like eggs, or you …

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

Skyscrapers

Hangovers: your questions answered

Are dark drinks worse than clear drinks? Does hair of the dog work? What's a congener? Dr Phil Hammond answers your hangover questions<p><b>What causes them?</b><p>Until recently, it was thought that most of the symptoms resulted from dehydration - alcohol is a diuretic which means that it makes you pee more …

Michael Ruhlman on Eggs, the Subject of His New Cookbook

Author Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook, "Egg," so we interviewed him to get his egg-cooking (and -eating) advice<p>Yeah, we know: <b>Everyone loves eggs</b>. But we're <del>pretty much</del> obsessed. Not only have we exhaustively researched how to boil an egg and poach an egg, we've dabbled in sous-vide …

Breakfast

Too many Brits are not pulling their weight

Fat is the new normal, so if M&S mannequins make you feel small, it’s time to bulk up<p>However odious it is to point the finger of chastisement at people with embarrassing body shapes, it becomes a moral obligation when the medical evidence is overwhelming. And so, in the light of the chief medical …