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This Fitness Instagrammer Shows Us Her Favorite 14-Minute Workout

You probably recognize Kelsey Wells (formerly @mysweatlife) from her viral progress photo proving we should all #screwthescale because those numbers don't mean anything anyway: Wells started her fitness journey just eight weeks postpartum, and through a combination of Kayla Itsines's #bbg program, a healthy diet, breastfeeding, and some seriously badass dedication, she completely changed her body.
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Spicy Black Bean Salad

Beans are good, but spicy black beans with red pepper and a zippy lime dressing are way better. This salad is perfect for a potluck, as it only gets better the longer it sits. Note: If you don't cook with jalapeños often, be sure to use caution while cutting, and please don't touch your eyes; those bad boys run hot.
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We Did It: NYC Endurance

Last week, to celebrate the official start of summer - and the hotter-than-hot weather that goes along with it - The Greatist Team took to the streets with NYC Endurance, a crew of dedicated coaches and athletes who train runners using CrossFit methodology. Unlike many traditional training plans that concentrate on gaining distance, the team at NYC Endurance focuses on shorter, more intense sessions that focus first on technique - and hopefully reduce the chance of injury in the process.
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A Visual Guide to Coffee Drinks, So You Always Know What to Order

If you approach the counter of a serious coffee shop with sweaty palms, a shaky voice, and an inner monologue running rampant (Will the barista think I'm a wimp if I ask for lots of milk? What the hell is a flat white? I thought cortado was a type of sliced meat!), take a deep breath. This handy guide breaks down every coffee drink on the menu so you'll know exactly what to order-and expect.
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Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty Spending Sunday on the Sofa

Last Sunday I watched 5 movies (yes, five!) on the couch. At the end of the day, I was a tad square-eyed but…satisfied. Calm. Rested. I slept great that night and had a buzzingly productive Monday. And I know it was largely due to my Lifetime movie marathon. A couple of years ago I would have been plagued with guilt if I'd spent a day horizontally in front of the TV.
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Pasta With Hearty Mushroom Sauce

Pasta is one of the most comforting dishes out there, but it can also be one of the heaviest. Replacing meat with mushrooms makes this recipe a bit lighter but still as comforting. The mushrooms are cooked with a bit of butter, red peppers, and herbs to create a deep, rich flavor. Ingredients 1package (12 ounces)noodles 2 tablespoons butter 2large portobello mushrooms, cut into strips 4white button mushrooms, chopped 1red bell pepper, sliced 1small onion, chopped 1clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground basil Salt Pepper Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Directions Prepare noodles according to package instructions.
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