I love leftovers. Whether I went out for a great meal and get to have it again or I cooked something amazing at home and I’ve got enough to enjoy it for another day — it’s just nice to take a good meal and experience it more than once. Not to mention that it sure does make for a convenient and quick option on busy nights! That said, leftovers tend to get stored in not-so-eco-friendly ways — especially when you go out. I’m looking at you, foam to-go containers. And, even at home, all of those plastic lids and containers…

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Life has a way of taking its toll on your neck, amiright? Whether it’s a product of sleeping in an awkward position, forward head carriage from using mobile devices, or just your everyday stress, neck tension has a tendency to come out of seemingly nowhere — and then quickly get out of hand and linger for a long time. For some people, gentle stretching and other relaxation techniques in this area can be effective for decreasing tightness. In this post, I gave you some options for stretching that can help. But for others, the problem isn’t so much that the…

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If you love fruits and veggies like we do, you’re going to really love these tips from our friends at Shari’s Berries! Have you ever wrestled a watermelon to get perfect triangles or stained your fingers while peeling an orange? It seems like the best fruits are always the toughest to crack. What if there is an easier way to enjoy your favorite produce? If you are ready to try something new, check out these fruit and veggie-cutting hacks from Shari’s Berries. These tips and tricks will help you cut your favorite fruits and veggies with ease. Whether you love…

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The following post is sponsored by We Love Fire. For our sponsored post policy, click here. There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending an afternoon outside with family and friends while cooking a perfect meal on your grill. To top it off, grilled meat is tasty, a total crowd-pleaser, and high in protein. Whether you’re cooking on the fly, for a big group of friends, or just having a simple, intimate dinner with your family, the grill you own has a huge impact on how much you enjoy the experience. How can you choose the appropriate grill for your lifestyle? Here are…

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I hear it all the time: “I can’t engage my core without holding my breath.” Well friends, I assure you that you can indeed breathe and engage your core at the same time. Put your thinking caps on y’all, cuz I’m about to drop some knowledge on ya. When we think of the core, we often envision the six-pack muscle that runs right down the center of our bellies (rectus abdominis) or the obliques that form the sides of our waists. But the core is so much more than just those muscles. Your core is a community of muscles that…

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I was a super active person until last summer. Between teaching several fitness classes per week, walking a few miles a day (hey, I’m a New Yorker!) and being a Fit Bottomed Girl who co-hosts and produces the Fit Bottomed Girl Podcast, exercise and being active is a big passion in my life. Then my life changed. One evening last August, I ordered some tacos for dinner and excitedly headed down the steps (I live on the second floor of a walkup) to greet the delivery guy. At some point, I felt myself spinning in the air and had no control…

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From asparagus to watermelon, there’s a whole wide world of produce out there — and many fruits and veggies offer vastly different clues that they’re ready to eat. Plus, while some will ripen after you bring them home — like those bananas that were green a week ago and are now a sad, soft, soggy brown (hey, don’t throw them out — use them for this!) — others, like pineapple, will not. If you’re in the market for some pro tips on choosing fresh, ripe produce — or figuring out how to use and store it after you’ve gotten it…

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Oh, coffee. The sweet nectar of life. The java that fuels our souls. The best part of waking up. via GIPHY I mean, have you seen more memes or funny t-shirts dedicated to any other beverage? (Other than beer — maybe.) via GIPHY And while coffee does have its benefits, it also has its downsides. In an attempt to have a better chance at making this a reality (which, ahem, worked extra well for me), I gave up my beloved cup of Joe a few months ago. And, even though it was a little challenging at first, I found that…

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If you’re over the hill, you might notice that battling the bulge isn’t quite as simple as it used to be. In this post, you’ll learn how to eat, exercise, and supplement to lose stubborn body fat and turn back the clock.

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