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Prevent Night Anxiety with These Tips for Better Sleep


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Why is it that your brain loves to spew fake news once your head hits the pillow? The IRS is going to audit me. My boss won't like my presentation. My BFF didn't text me back yet—she must be mad about something. Those headaches I keep getting are probably something serious.

The Tough Plyometric Training Challenge Your Legs Will Love to Hate

Ready for a challenge? If you haven't tried a plyometric workout, you're in for a treat. Plyometric training (a.k.a. "jump training") consists of explosive exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing speed and strength. Think: squat jumps, tuck jumps, burpees, etc. (If you're thinking, "those are hard!" you're right.

Hot and Honeyed Stone Fruit Over Ricotta

The vinegary kick in hot sauce cuts through the intense sweetness of honey, adding a nice tanginess. Plus, it thins honey so it can be easily spooned over pretty much anything. You can also stir it into a barbecue glaze, a grilling marinade, a salad dressing, a crudité dip, a sandwich spread, almond butter, or your evening cocktail. For dessert, drizzle over warm fruit with creamy ricotta. (And since hot sauce might be the key to a longer life, you can go ahead and have seconds.)

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Cranberry-Paprika Grilled Chicken with Summer Squash and Avocado

When chiles are dried and ground, they pack even more heat. Dried fruit, which is supersweet and chewy when it's dehydrated, stands up well to that concentrated fire and brings out the fruity notes of the chiles. The range of flavors in dried fruit—from winey raisins to candy-like dates—makes for delicious meals and desserts. Add squash—like in this chicken dish—and you'll be able to handle the dried chiles at their hottest.

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