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You can be this hot by working out 1 hour a week

If Joe Wicks has his way, we will be ditching our scales and feasting on carbohydrates and healthy fats — and instead of a growing waistline, we’ll …

Fitness

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

As we ring in the new year, let's embrace snacking as an opportunity to nourish our bodies with real, nutrient-dense food rather than processed food products. Satisfy the snack attack by fueling with options that have plenty of plant-powered protein and filling fiber.<p>Why is it that we hear the word …

Clean Eating

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

Framing

Sexism, snow and Cern - blogs roundup

<i>Welcome to Signal Boost -</i> <i>our weekly roundup of blog posts on the science network over the past week.</i><p><i>What noise does an owl make?</i> Grrlscientist looks at an interesting video highlighting the wide variety of vocalisations that the barn owl can produce.<p><b>From dark satanic mills to dark matter.</b> Jon …

Peak Water: United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

The most important trend in the use of water is the slowly unfolding story of peak water in the United States and elsewhere. Data on US water use are compiled every five years by the US Geological Survey, covering every state and every sector of the economy. The latest data -- for 2010 -- have just …

Water

Steal This Look: A Backyard Tree Fort

Everybody needs a clubhouse. May we suggest a tree fort? In Toronto, artist William Askew designed one on stilts that we’d love to have in the …

Landscaping

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

From the Italian beach nobody else has discovered to the European hot spot that's still way affordable, these seven off-the-beaten-path places are at the top of our travel list for 2015. Pack your bags.<p>It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your …

Costa Rica

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Weekday Lunches

Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.<p><i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some</i> …

Sandwiches

5 Amazing Cities for Raising a Family (and They Aren't Where You Think)

You've always imagined, even as a teenager, that most of your days would be spent commuting from the aforementioned suburban paradise to your workplace, so that you could just to come back home and do it all over again the next day.<p>Sometimes life isn't what we expected it would be, you've spent …

Costa Rica

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 …