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Use Photoshop to Give Your Landscape Images the Glowing “Orton Effect” with This Video Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how some photographers add a dreamy, ethereal look to their landscapes photos? More often than not, this soft glow is a result …

Tutorials

My favorite productivity app is a free feature that's already on your iPhone

There are apps to manage your projects and notes. There are apps to turn your Post-It scribbles into shareable notes. There are even apps to divide your to-do list into handy little folders.<p>But my favorite productivity app doesn't have a fancy name or interface, it doesn't cost a cent, and you …

Just 3 Reps Of This Exercise Will Give You a Deep Burn In Your Abs

Build a stronger core—and visible abs—faster than ever<p>There are few things in life more satisfying than a deep burn in your abs.<p>This exercise, the hollow-body kickout, is one of the quickest routes to that feeling—and a stronger core.<p>You’ll start from a hollow-body position, a challenging stance to …

Tip: Stretch the Hip Flexors

Sit on your butt most of the day? Try this dynamic stretch that'll get you ready for smooth, heavy lifting.<p>A hip flexor or glute medius stretch …

4 Ways to Make Side Planks Less Boring

These variations make the classic exercise even more effective—and make the seconds tick by faster<p>The side plank is one of the best exercises for your core, except for one thing: It’s painfully boring.<p>Sure, it works your obliques and the other two dozen muscles in your torso, but chances are the …

Workouts

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

Workouts

Isometrics: The Secret to Gaining Strength—Without Moving a Muscle

Some fitness trends make it seem like in order to get in shape, you have to bounce around like crazy, throw tires into the air, or leave a pool of …

Workouts

3 Ways to Build Lean Muscle With Bodyweight Exercise

<b>Over the last several years, the popularity of bodyweight training has exploded. The American College of Sports Medicine ranked it as the number one</b> …

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises You Need in Your Life

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Chris Ryan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Hunching over laptops and smartphones for hours on end does your back no favors. In fact, it's one of the biggest -- and most important -- muscle groups we're guilty of ignoring. And the issue isn't just aesthetics (though a toned back can help you …

How to Work Out Your Whole Body in 20 Minutes

Whether you have caftan-body ambitions or are regularly hitting the gym, one thing is clear: Workouts need to be efficient. You have people to see, …

The Best 10 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Most people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life, it is very common. In the old days bed rest was prescribed if your back was …

The Best Way to Keep Building Muscle After 40

Follow these rules to see big gains as you age<p>If you're over 40, you probably have more “stuff” going on in your life than you did at 21, making it difficult to focus on eating right and training regularly. And the enthusiasm you once had for exercise—especially if you haven’t seen the results you …

Physiotherapy

The Importance of Self-Compassion and Curiosity to Getting Fit

We often predicate weight loss success with things such as motivation, determination, and self-control. While these factors undoubtedly play a role, …

Self Compassion

Why the Body You Want Won’t Happen Overnight

The sensible man’s approach to fitness that lasts a lifetime<p>I’ve heard stories about athletes who enhance their performance by sleeping in high-altitude chambers, drinking kale smoothies every four hours, getting deep tissue massages every day, or training with equipment that looks like NASA's …

Exercise

3 Quick HIIT Workouts For Beginners

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Just because you're new to fitness doesn't mean high-intensity interval training isn't for you. Otherwise known as HIIT, these fast-paced workouts have been shown to torch tons of calories in a short amount of time -- so you don't need to spend hours in the gym. …

The most important cardboard box ever?

<b>It doesn't look very exciting - a cardboard box about 5in (13cm) tall, covered in leatherette, with a small round opening at the front. You might have some trouble working out what it was for if you didn't know. But the Brownie might be the most important camera ever made, writes the BBC's Stephen</b> …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

Workouts

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

The 10-Minute Transformation

Workouts

On The Glow Basic Oatmeal Squares — Oh She Glows

There are fancy squares and then there are not-so-fancy squares.<p>These are the not-so-fancy squares. In fact, they are downright boring, but the …

1-minute Microwave Quiche in a Mug - Full-thyme Student | Recipes for students on a budget

At my former job, my coworker was going to the office kitchenette one morning and asked me if I wanted scrambled eggs. I responded with a “<b>o__O …

Breakfast

Healthy Recipes

en_US<p>article<p>A collection of whole food based, healthy clean recipes from my kitchen that will help you look and feel fabulous. Proof that real foods …

5 Simple Moves to Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Chronic low back pain, which affects millions of Americans each year, is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle and/or heavy use, which might sound a …

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal - fANNEtastic food | Registered Dietitian Blog | Recipes + Healthy Living + Fitness

<b>When I woke up this morning, I knew all this crazy traveling was finally catching up with me.</b> My throat hurt, my nose was stuffy, and I was …

The 10 Best Yoga Poses for Inflexible People

Once Barbie and GI Joe started doing yoga, we could pretty much call it: Yoga is officially everywhere these days. But all that stretching and …

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

<i>posted on</i> December 9, 2013 <i>by</i> Stephanie<p>Raise your hand if you are done with your Christmas shopping. Now raise your hand if you have only bought like …

39 Delicious Things You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Microwave

The microwave has been relegated to serve as a simple heater of leftovers, but it's good for so much more. No, we don’t mean they’re also a …

Breakfast

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves -- from easy to insane -- …

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