Created in collaboration with Striking Beauties, the nation’s first 24-hour boxing gym designed exclusively for women, Boxing Boot Camp ($40, available at Kohl’s, Modell’s and Dick’s in fall 2012) is a maximized interval training workout that includes a cardio-revving jump-rope warmup and 12 rounds of boxing. Boxing Boot Camp comes with a 6-pound...

Learn how to cope with stress by arming yourself with these stress-busting scents and soothing foods. If you’re feeling stressed, take heart: what you eat and smell may help you de-stress. “The part of the brain that processes odors is very close to the [part that houses] emotions and memories,” explains Pamela Dalton, Ph.D., M.P.H., a researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. So when you sniff something you like, you tend to breathe more deeply, your...

It’s an hour before kick-off and 42 degrees F. There’s only one reason you’re standing around in this weather when you don’t even have tickets — you’re a fan. But roughing it in the tailgate lot doesn’t have to be a grudge-match. All you need to make yourself comfy and have fun is a little know-how. We’ve got spirit!...

Why networking strengthens your neighborhood Just like social networking can strengthen a company, networking — both online and in person — can strengthen the people around you. There’s some truth to the saying “it takes a village” and, in modern times, that village is typically your neighborhood. It’s more than borrowing a cup of sugar or hiring a babysitter, neighborhood networking promotes healthy relationships, encourages safe social situations and provides services and advice to other families in need...

Artichokes can seem pretty intimidating — they’re big, green, bulbous and prickly. If this keeps you from buying them fresh at the market, it shouldn’t. We’re here to show you the different ways to clean, trim and prepare artichokes for cooking — and then we’ll show you how to eat them. The first step is learning how to clean the artichokes, which is probably the most involved part. All you have to do is remove the lower leaves, trim the spiky leaf tips with scissors, trim the stem with a knife, and...

Who – New York Times columnist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Because – He has raised our consciousness about the struggle for gender equality and forced us to look at injustice around the world. Photographed – By Brent McDonald in Yida refugee camp, in South Sudan, on February 16, 2012. The...

Who – New York Times columnist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Because – He has raised our consciousness about the struggle for gender equality and forced us to look at injustice around the world. Photographed – By Brent McDonald in Yida refugee camp, in South Sudan, on February 16, 2012. The...

The Olympics are one of the few times you get to admire some of the lesser-known flags of the world: the bold colors of South Africa, the intricate detail of Belize, the soothing simplicity of Ukraine. Let me take you on a guided tour of the eight weirdest national flags to be found around the world… This article originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveler:...

On Wednesday night, 666 people (seriously) put themselves through their own form of hell by taking the long way to the top of one the tallest buildings in the world when they scaled the Empire State Building from its stairwell. That’s 1,576 steps and 86 flights of hamstring- and gluteal-writhing agony all the way to the building’s glowing observation deck. Runners ranged from guys like Thomas Dold—a German who won in a time of 10:38 for his seventh consecutive year—to firefighters (in full gear) walking up for charity. Obviously...

Olives come in all shapes and sizes. Green, purple, black; pitted, stuffed, spiced; Kalamata, Nicoise, Sicilian; they all have a unique and fragrant flavor profile. And while they’re very tasty and satisfying on their own — and even more so as a snack alongside an evening cocktail — they’re also well suited for taking your favorite dishes up a notch. Planning on making fish for dinner? Dress it up with an olive and mint relish. In the mood for pasta? With just some olives and fresh herbs, dinner is served. Tired...

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