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Weekend Recipe to Try: Lea Michele's Radicchio, Parmesan and Truffle Whole Wheat Pizza

By Simona Rabinovitch on
(Source: Justin Coit/Crown Archetype) Glee star Lea Michele has a brand-new book out and it's full of inspired recipes, workouts and lifestyle tips based on the performer's own journey. It's called Brunette Ambition (Crown Archetype, $21) and it essentially transforms the story of Michele's rise to fame into an inspired, practical and fun life guide to encourage other young women to lead passionate, authentic lives. “This book is the story of how I got to where I am today—as incredible and...Read Full Story

How to Whiten Your Teeth the Natural Way

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(Source: Thinkstock)For most of us, the quest for whiter teeth is a never-ending story. We brush with whitening paste, try at-home strips or get treatments at the dentist. But much like coffee, tea and wine can stain our pearly whites, many common foods also have whitening and tooth-protecting effects. According to Damon Brown, co-founder and CEO of Luster Premium White, a company that makes whitening products such as toothpaste and rinses, "eating fresh, crunchy veggies and fruits can...Read Full Story

Grokker Online Video Network Fuses Yoga, Fitness and Cooking

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(Source: Grokker; L-R: Post-Pregnancy Yoga, Gluten-Free Lasagna)What do yoga, fitness and cooking have in common? Besides making you look and feel great, all three form the content of Grokker, a new community-based wellness video network. Sign up for access to more than 3,500 classes in yoga, fitness and cooking. (The site is free for now, and will be transitioning to a premium, fee-based structure at the end of the summer.) (Source: Grokker; Fennel Citrus Salad)Produced in-house, these high...Read Full Story

Five Healthy Long-Weekend Travel Tips From a Naturopath

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(Source: Kena Betancur/Getty Images North America, Dr. Nicole Weigl)Planning a long-weekend escape? Lucky you! But chances are, even if you're a seasoned traveler, you know how tough it can be to maintain your health and wellness regime while in transit. That's why we consulted an expert: Nicole Weigl, a naturopathic doctor practicing in Brooklyn, NY, whose passion is helping patients achieve wellbeing. So whether you're planning a jaunt to a neighboring town or a trek around the globe, here...Read Full Story

Wellness Trend Alert: pH-Balanced Water

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(Source: AQUAhydrate, Purestock/Thinkstock) Pop quiz: are you acidic or alkaline? As the health-seeking public begins to appreciate the importance played by pH balance in achieving optimal health, alkaline-balanced water brands such as Neo Water (24 half-liter bottles for $47.99), Essentia (12 1.5-liter bottles for $28.75),  AQUAhydrate (12 one-liter bottles for $20.99), as well as filters like the Aptera Alkamag Alkaline Filter Kit ($124.99), aim to quench your thirst while also helping you...Read Full Story

Reimagine Your Bikini Body This Weekend With This Memorial Day-Ready Workout

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(Source: Equinox) With Memorial Day weekend (translation: the beginning of bathing suit season) literally a week away, it's never too late to embark on a healthy, fit lifestyle plan that will not only help you look fine, but feel great, too. Why not start this weekend with a special Memorial Day Workout created by Lashaun Dale, Ariel Kiley, Angela Leigh, and Team Equinox, designed to get you beach-ready—and fast. While it's obviously not possible (nor desirable) to totally revamp your body...Read Full Story

MoveMeFit: Online Workouts You Can Do With Your Friends

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(Source: MoveMeFit) If you dig getting fit with online workout videos but feel a tad isolated doing those leg lifts all by your lonesome, you'll love MoveMeFit. This service offers an online library of more than 300 premium fitness videos, available on your computer screen and mobile device, so you can train while on the go. If your device has a camera, you can also train with a friend––at least, virtually. Using a split screen and video call, you can share a workout in good company...Read Full Story

Udaya Brings the Yoga Studio to Your Living Room

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(Source: Udaya) If you love to get your Downward Dogs in but don't always have the time or inspiration to make it to the studio, why not bring the country's top instructors and venues right to you through the magic of the Internet? That's where Udaya comes in. For $12 a month, you can subscribe to the service for unlimited access to all of its HD yoga content. (If you're not ready to commit, no worries—on-demand access is also available for $5 per video.) With participating studios such as...Read Full Story

Planning a Mother's Day Massage This Weekend? Here Are Three Surprising Benefits

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(Source: Ryan McVay, Digital Vision/Thinkstock)Whether you prefer shiatsu, hot stone, deep tissue, Thai, or good old-fashioned Swedish, we all love a good massage. Whatever your pleasure, if you're planning a weekend spa excursion to bond with mom this Mother's Day, don't skimp on the massage. Sure, manicures and facials aren't too shabby either, but massage is one highly enjoyable spa treatment that also offers numerous health benefits that might surprise you. Here are three side effects of...Read Full Story

Weekend Workout Trend: Krav Maga

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(Elisabeth Canalis Teaches Krav Maga. Source: Milestone Media/Bauer Griffin) This weekend, if you're looking for a killer workout that will get you get fit while also teaching you to kick some major butt, look no further than Krav Maga. This Israeli self-defense method, a martial arts technique used to train the Israeli military, is swiftly growing in popularity throughout the US, with celebrity fans like ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff, who told us how much she loved the classes she took...Read Full Story