Laurie Vandenberg

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This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

The Best Orthopedic Shoes (That Aren’t Hideous), According to Foot Specialists

Traditionally, orthopedic shoes have gotten a bad rap for being, well, ugly. But they’ve come a long way over the years. Even medical-grade shoes for …

Yoga For Weight Loss - Hips and Core Vinyasa - Yoga With Adriene

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Sweet potato heads - How to grow sweet potato slips

We are growing sweet potato slips on our windowsill. Little Eco added faces to sweet potato tubers and we’re watching their roots, shoots and …

A Simple, Effective Back Workout to Strengthen and Stretch

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Your Anxiety Loves Sugar. Eat These 3 Things Instead.

Sugar is harmful to your mental health, but there are ways to still satisfy your sweet tooth.<p>It’s no secret that sugar can wreak havoc on your body …

Mental Health

Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

4 servings<p>The raw broccoli salad at Emily and Emmy Squared showed us that broccoli can be delicious even when squeaky raw. The secret? Over-the-top flavor from a creamy peanut dressing and pops of sweetness from dried cherries.<p>May 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dressing<p>¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter<p>2 …

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling …

National Parks

18 Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes

No matter how much we eat for dinner, there’s always room for a sweet treat. While most desserts are made from butter and eggs, plenty of vegan …

Dessert

Abdominal Muscles Anatomy

It seems everyone who exercises is looking for the best ab exercise routine for developing flat, tight abdominal muscles. Every year there are dozens …

Workouts

The Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Athletes need a strong core foundation for powerful movements and specific ab exercises are only a small piece of the program. In fact, the best ab …

Workouts

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

The Routine<p>When you can barely squeeze a workout into your day, taking time to focus on flexibility may feel like, well, a stretch. But stretching is …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts

Heat oven to 450 degrees. On two rimmed baking sheets, toss brussels sprouts and grapes with oil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, until …

Six of the best pancake recipes

The only recipes you need to sweeten up your pancake day, from a classic crepe with lemon and sugar to beetroot drop scones and a custard-filled stack<p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b>

Breakfast

30 Minute HIIT and Abs Workout with Warm Up and Cool Down (no equipment)

Need a little core work but also want to be sure you fire up your metabolism as well? This routine takes a typical lower intensity abs workout and …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

You Can Do This Trainer's Bodyweight Ab Workout Anywhere — No, Seriously, Anywhere

When you're short on time and don't feel like dragging yourself to the gym, thanks to online trainer Anna Victoria, you can now squeeze in an ab workout wherever you are — no equipment needed! With over 1.3 million followers on Instagram, Anna is a trustworthy source when it comes to accessible, …

The 10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know

Is your cleaning mantra "When in doubt, douse it in bleach"? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can't …

Cleaning

Instant Pot Spiced Carrot and Cashew Soup

In an Instant Pot set to “sauté,” warm the olive oil. Add the carrots, celery and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, curry powder, paprika, cumin, chili powder, ginger and cayenne, season with salt and black pepper, and …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

5 Quick Exercises to Tone Your Body in Less Time

The hems are shorter and the tops are teenier this time of year—so we don't blame you if you're looking for a few quick-and-dirty ways to tone up. We …

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

Balsamic

<b>Author Notes:</b> A friend texted me a photo of a recipe from Ruth Reichl's <i>My Kitchen Year</i> for eggplant and arugula sandwiches. She said she was in the mood for something yummy and easy and different, and this was just that. I made the sandwiches immediately for dinner that night, then made them again …

Good cheeses that everybody — even nondairy folks — can eat

There's a revolution happening in the cheese world, and it doesn't have anything to do with dairy.<p>For decades, vegan cheese has had a bad rap. It was well deserved. Rubbery and often with an aftertaste compared to pencil erasers or Play-Doh, the plant-based varieties just did not stand up to the …

The Best Workout for Fat Loss and Why No One is Talking About it

Here’s what you need to know:<p>Working out more frequently is key to burning fat. 3x per week is not enough.<br>• Gaining muscle will burn fat by increasing your metabolism over time<br>• Make sure that you’re not <i>under recovering,</i> especially if you have a stressful life.<p>The Best Workout for Fat Loss<p>When you go …

Suspension Training

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Suspended – Medium