Parachute Is Having a Very Rare Sale, This Weekend Only

Parachute Is Having a Very Rare Sale, This Weekend Only

One of our favorite home decor destinations, Parachute Home, is having a major sale to kick off Memorial Day. Parachute is having its twice-yearly 20 percent off sale this weekend only. And with no exceptions! Literally everything at parachutehome.com has been marked down 20 percent from its normal retail price. And Parachute rarely has sales. It’s a great opportunity to score fantastic bargains on bedding, robes, rugs, and so much more. 

Even that doggie bed up above (from $103; was $129) gets the discount treatment. How can you say no?

Transform Your Home with Parachute

From its famous bedding to its sumptuous robes to its brand-new Cloud Cotton Collection, everything at Parachute is on sale through Monday. If you’ve been thinking about giving your bedroom an upgrade, Parachute is the place. From linen and sateen sheet sets that are cool for summer to duvets that will transform any … Read the rest

This Two-Seat Inflatable Kayak Is On Sale for Just $65 Right Now

This Two-Seat Inflatable Kayak Is On Sale for Just $65 Right Now

Kayaking is a blast—especially when you do it with another person. But if you don’t want to, can’t afford to, or aren’t interested in owning, storing, or stowing a huge, hard-hulled kayak, consider this Intex Explorer K2 2-person Inflatable Kayak Set. It comes with aluminum oars and a high-output air pump. It all folds up and stows into its own portable carrying case. And right now it’s an amazing deal—just $65 at Amazon (marked down from $75). Just in time for summer!

This is a serious recreational watercraft, people. Yes, it’s inexpensive and no, it won’t take you into the whitewater. It’s designed strictly for fun. It’s ideal for apartment dwellers, and with over 2,200 reviews (more than 80 percent of those give it four or five stars) you know it’s quality.

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The Intex Explorer K2 has a streamlined design for easy paddling. Perfect for paddling around … Read the rest

Save Money, Eat Healthy with the Crock-Pot Lunch Crock—3 for $33!

Save Money, Eat Healthy with the Crock-Pot Lunch Crock—3 for $33!

Tired of eating a cold, boring lunch day after day? Don’t want to buy lunch five days a week? Wouldn’t it be awesome to enjoy a hot meal, right at your desk, whenever you want it? Check out the Lunch Crock, a 24-ounce portable food warmer. It’s small enough to tuck out of the way, but big enough to heat up leftovers in minutes. And right now you can get a great deal on a Lunch Crock—three of them, to be exact. Just put three Lunch Crocks in your cart at crock-pot.com through June 4, and enter the code JACKPOT. You’ll get all three lunch Crocks for the ridiculous price of just $33.

Leftovers for lunch always seems like a great idea. But it’s usually more work than it’s worth. Lugging food back and forth is a pain. Finding the right portage container that won’t leak all … Read the rest

How to Sneak in “Accidental” HIIT Workouts to Boost Your Metabolism

How to Sneak in “Accidental” HIIT Workouts to Boost Your Metabolism

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has its perks. It’s an express workout, plus there are the big cardiac and metabolism benefits.

Turns out it doesn’t take treadmill intervals to get it done. Researchers have hit upon a twist: High-Intensity Incidental Physical Activity. That’s when everyday physical activities cause heart rates to spike, as well as breathlessness—think running down a bus or train, sprinting up stairs, or doing yard work extra-fast.

According to the new U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines, any moderate to vigorous exercise, for 30 seconds or a few minutes, can boost heart health if done several times during the day.

The key is high-intensity, meaning working at 80 percent or more of max capacity. You’ll know you’re in the zone when you feel an uncomfortable shortness of breath, you can’t have a … Read the rest

The Case for Eating More Caprese Salad

The Case for Eating More Caprese Salad

The Mediterranean diet is one of the best food plans, with its emphasis on fish, healthy fats, and fresh produce to keep weight in check and heart disease at bay.

The major drawback is the diet falls way below calcium and dairy recommendations, offering one to two servings a day, rather than three.

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found adding at least three dairy servings to a Med diet may help lower cholesterol in eight weeks.

Men should aim to get at least 1,000 mg of calcium a day, so you could add one ounce of grated Parmesan cheese to your salad (supplying 25 percent of your daily calcium needs), make a tofu stir-fry, and swap out nut milk for the real deal in cereal and smoothies. Or, you can toss together a traditional caprese salad with fresh … Read the rest

5 TV Shows to Watch This Summer Now That ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Over

5 TV Shows to Watch This Summer Now That ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Over

Even though Game of Thrones is over, your days of binge-watching aren’t going anywhere. The summer TV season is just getting started and there are a number of shows coming out with new seasons that you’ll want to take a look at, including with stars like Kevin Costner, Men’s Journal cover star Kyle Chandler, Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie, and Hellboy badass David Harbour.

Whether you’re into action, comedy, drama, romance—or everything in between—there’s a show out there for you to get through as you ponder whether to watch Game of Thrones again from the beginning, or keep thinking about what happened in the finale.

Here are some Summer TV shows to help you fill the void now that Game of Thrones is … Read the rest

How to Eat Cactus, the Spiked Nutritional Powerhouse

How to Eat Cactus, the Spiked Nutritional Powerhouse

Some see cactus and think Southwest. But the spiky plants are actually a staple in Latin cooking. Even more surprising is how much nutrition lies behind the needles.

Why It’s Healthy

The fact that it hails from the desert is precisely what makes cactus so beneficial. “Plants that grow in the harshest environments are typically highest in the types of phytochemicals that help our bodies deal with stress,” says Susan Kleiner, a sports nutritionist based in Mercer Island, Washington. Thanks to those phytochemicals, as well as vitamins, polyunsaturated fats, and amino acids, cactus may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and brain-protective properties. Plus, cactus is high in fiber and low in carbs, which is partly why research suggests it helps control blood sugar, according to a review in the journal Molecules. It’s also high in potassium, which is a key to hydration while working out.

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The Best Podcasts About All Things Food

The Best Podcasts About All Things Food

If you’re in need of some food for thought, these podcasts are sure to hit the spot—they’re about all things eating.

Take a listen while road tripping to your next adventure, or simply enjoying your commute. Whatever you do, just try not to binge too hard.

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1. Pizza City

Host Steve Dolinsky picks the brains of the best minds in pie, including Justin Bazdarich of NYC’s Speedy Romeo.

Spilled Milk Podcast
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2. Spilled Milk

Comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton riff on flip-lid yogurts, movie candy, and other questionable fare.

Proof Podcast
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3. Proof

Get the scoop on a ketchup controversy, the rise of the food bowl, and other curious culinary backstories.

Gravy Podcast
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4. Gravy

The Southern Foodways Alliance explores Southern history through food, such as a catfisherman’s fight for racial justice.

Pantry Raid Podcast
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5. Pantry Raid

Food writer … Read the rest

Bulletproof Is Having a Massive Memorial Day Sale on Coffee and More

Bulletproof Is Having a Massive Memorial Day Sale on Coffee and More

Just in time for summer, jumpstart your path to keto with Bulletproof’s Memorial Day Sale. From Friday, May 24 through Tuesday the 28th, take 20 percent off sitewide at Bulletproof. From protein packs to body and mind supplements to the company’s famous Bulletproof Coffee, everything at Bulletproof is 20 percent off all weekend long.

Even better, Bulletproof is offering a further 10 percent off its amazing Whole Body Vibration Plate. More than a hundred satisfied users have rated and reviewed it on bulletproof.com. And over 90 percent of them say it’s a great tool for maximizing their workouts. Some swear by it as a warm-up tool, others prefer to use it to ease sore muscles, post-workout. Either way, real users give it great reviews, and it’s marked down. It’s a win-win.

But Bulletproof made its name on its unique approach to coffee. Thousands of fitness (and coffee!) … Read the rest

10-Week Half-marathon Training Program for Intermediate Runners

10-Week Half-marathon Training Program for Intermediate Runners

When you’re looking to step up your racing distance from a 10K to a half-marathon, the main priority is increasing your endurance—extending your ability to maintain your current pace past 7 miles. It may seem counterintuitive, but you gain speed through endurance.

Let’s say, for example, you can currently run an 8:00 min/mile for a 10K. If you can extend that pace out to 10 miles, when you go back and run a 10K, you’ll be clocking faster times. The effort seems easier, so you can ramp up the speed.

This 10-week program is focused on just that—building your endurance and extending your current speed for a longer distance. Of course you can’t expect to reflect your 10K pace in a half-marathon in just 10 weeks, but you can absolutely make great strides that’ll benefit both races. First, you’ll acclimate your body to … Read the rest