When summer arrives, your entire routine changes. Suddenly, family members are home at odd hours and schedules change as new sessions of classes, camps and activities begin. Coupled with the rising temperatures, these changes can be enough to have you wishing you could curl up in a dark corner until fall. To the rescue: Completing these three calming yoga poses every morning will help you quiet your mind, ease anxiety and prepare you to attack every day of this busy season.
As the days get warmer, do you gloomily reminisce about summer nights spent gobbling up juicy hamburgers and tender ribs fresh off the grill? No more! It’s easy to replicate the flavors and textures of grilled and smoked meats in your apartment—all you need are a few key ingredients and tricks that will turn your kitchen into an authentic backyard barbecue.
Shorts and sundresses, weekends at the lake, nights by the fire…summer brings with it a number of wonderful things. The thing you’re never ready for, though, is the first time you need to slip into a bathing suit. But this year, feel comfortable pulling on a two-piece or leaving your T-shirt on a chair with this five-minute plank series you can do in your living room. You’ll cinch, flatten and tone your middle in time for that first beach day!
Breezy May days bring more than just flowers: This month also marks the start of the DMV’s spring produce harvest. Snatching up fresh, seasonal veggies not only supports the area’s local farmers, but it will also bring big benefits to your plate. Fruits and veggies that don’t have to travel to grocery stores across the country are able to fully ripen before they’re picked, so they’re more delicious and packed with more health-promoting nutrients. To get the perks, head to your local farmers’ market or check out the local section in your grocery store and pick up these four, in-season gems:
An eye-catching American flag cake is the perfect addition to your Memorial Day celebration—fresh berries commemorate the start of summer while the patriotic motif honors those who have given their lives for our country. And it couldn’t be easier to make