10 Minute Beginners HIIT Workout

Remember the golden rule during this routine: form first and speed second. This routine is designed to get you started with long cardiovascular-and muscular endurance-oriented exercise. Repeat the set two times. Rest for one minute after each set. Tip: If working for four minutes at high intensity with no break is too much for you,Continue reading “10 Minute Beginners HIIT Workout”

4 Easy Steps: Topsy-Tail Pony

A topsy-tail pony can make any ordinary ponytail look chic with little to no effort. This style is great for second-day hair. It works best for fine-haired ladies. When you pull the hair through your ponytail to create the topsy-tail, the slight roll it creates will make fine hair appear fuller. It’s a successful styleContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Topsy-Tail Pony”

Connect with you Partner – 7 Conversation Starters – Week 3

Communication seems to be easier than ever. There’s no shortage of options, from texting and email to Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram. But this is the reality: when it comes to digging deeper and getting to the heart and soul of another being, well, we’re pretty out of practice. How often have you sat across from your partner and heard the same old, same old? Or maybe you’re the one asking the superficial and routine questions: How was your day? How do you feel? What do you want for dinner? What should we watch? Just imagine how a relationship can grow by learning something new about the person you’ve known for only a few weeks or for even decades. That’s the power of thought-provoking, open-ended questions. They get us to dig deep, examine our motives, review our personal histories, crack our hearts open, and answer with honesty and—if we’re even luckier—revelation.

8+ Months: Maple Graham Animals

Skip the trans fat and high-fructose corn syrup found in many processed animal crackers. Mix up this lightly sweetened whole-grain dough instead and cut away. Animal-shaped crackers are cute, but little circles and stars also delight. Ingredients: Makes about 60 small crackers 1/2 cup whole-wheat graham flour or whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plusContinue reading “8+ Months: Maple Graham Animals”

5 Easy Steps: Side Bun with Braid-Wrapped

1. Comb through the hair to remove any tangles before dividing it into two sections, one larger than the other, from the crown down to the left side, at the nape of the neck. Use a clear elastic band to secure the left section while you work with the rest of the hair. 2. TakeContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Side Bun with Braid-Wrapped”

Home Remedy: How to Get Rid of Acne

Pimples, blackheads and cysts are the bane of many an adolescent’s existence, but they don’t just occur during puberty. Studies show that about 50 percent of adults get acne as well and more than half of all women, regardless of age, get pimples or blackheads. The causes of acne vary, from hormonal changes that leadContinue reading “Home Remedy: How to Get Rid of Acne”

7 Minute Beginners HIIT Workout

Remember the golden rule during this routine: form first and speed second. This routine is designed to get you started with HIIT by introducing base exercises and common routine formats in  way that is varied and challenging without being overwhelming. Repeat the set three times. Rest for 30 seconds after each set. High Knee SkiContinue reading “7 Minute Beginners HIIT Workout”

Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps

The fishtail braid is a classic. It’s one of the easiest braids once you get the hang of it. This looks great on ladies with long, straight to wavy hair. It works beautifully for fine hair because you can pull on each side of the fishtail to give instant thickness. My thick-haired and curly-haired friendsContinue reading “Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps”

7 Easy Steps: Baked Faux-Fried Chicken Strips

Servings: 4Prep: 15 minutesMarinate: 1 hourCook: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 1 pound (about 12 pieces) raw boneless skinless chicken breast tenders 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper You’ll need: Medium bowl LargeContinue reading “7 Easy Steps: Baked Faux-Fried Chicken Strips”

Connect with you Partner – 7 Conversation Starters – Week 2

Communication seems to be easier than ever. There’s no shortage of options, from texting and email to Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram. But this is the reality: when it comes to digging deeper and getting to the heart and soul of another being, well, we’re pretty out of practice. How often have you sat across from your partner and heard the same old, same old? Or maybe you’re the one asking the superficial and routine questions: How was your day? How do you feel? What do you want for dinner? What should we watch? Just imagine how a relationship can grow by learning something new about the person you’ve known for only a few weeks or for even decades. That’s the power of thought-provoking, open-ended questions. They get us to dig deep, examine our motives, review our personal histories, crack our hearts open, and answer with honesty and—if we’re even luckier—revelation.