What Is Your Core? + 10 Exercises to Improve Your Core Strength

Strengthening the core with core exercises are at the top of many people's fitness goal. 

For many, a strong core means having flat and ripped abs.

That's because the word core is often used interchangeably with abs. 

But your core is more than just your abs.

The core consists of many muscles, including those located closest to the spine. They are primarily responsible for providing stability and preventing excessive movement that could place stress on the spine. 

While other core muscles, generally the larger and more visible muscles in the mirror, are primarily responsible for generating movement. 

Your core is involved in every movement you make or not make. Everything from proper sitting to getting out of your car or picking something off the floor is the work of your core. 

This article will explain what your core muscles are and what it does. After that, I'll share...

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Weaning Kittens: How and When?

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· Introduction

The process of transitioning in which the kitten start taking solid food instead of mother’s milk is called weaning kittens. It is essential for development of kittens. You have to let kittens eat on their own at the right time otherwise they have to suffer from sudden loss of weight and other serious issues. Naturally the mother cat will take care of the entire process but if you are the owner of an orphaned kitten you will have to handle everything on your own. Here we have a complete guide that will help you in transitioning kittens from milk to solid food.

If you’re not careful about how and when you wean your kitten’s it could be a really dangerous time for them, they can decline in health, lose weight and worse they can fall ...

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Japan’s Super-Moms: Who They Are and Why the Rest of the World Is So Critical of Them

In Japan, some well-off families adhere to a set of unusual parenting rules. It boils down to mothers paying the closest possible attention to their little ones’ education. At times, things border on the absurd: moms enroll 6-month-old babies in kindergartens to prepare them for school, and personally escort 17-year-olds to university exams, holding their hand all the way to the classroom. These women are called ’Kyoiku Mama’ or ’Super-Moms.’

We at Bright Side decided to find out what these ladies are hoping to achieve, what societ...

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Vegan Blueberry Scones

Tender, moist Vegan Blueberry Scones with simple glaze are a wonderful addition to any breakfast or brunch! Better than Starbucks! 

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Scones can be pretty dry but that is not the case here. These vegan blueberry scones are incredibly moist, tender and just plain delightful. They taste a million times better than the ones at Starbucks, and are made with no animal ingredients!

These Vegan Blueberry Scones:

  • Are made in 1 bowl
  • Are moist & tender
  • Have crumbly edges and a golden crunchy exterior
  • Include a wonderfully simple glaze drizzle
  • Have an abundance of blueberries!

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The History Of The Camper Van – How Did Vanlife Start?

If you’re a regular reader on our site, then I think it’s safe to say that you’re a bonafide camper van enthusiast. We spend a lot of time scrolling through our favourite Van Life Instagram feeds and our top portable Tiny House YouTube Channels in a bid to learn more about how the van life culture is evolving and spreading across the globe. When I first started my journey to build a campervan, the vanlife hashtag had around 400’000 users. Yesterday’s count put it on a whopping 6million users; that’s a heck of a lot of growth in just two years.

But what do we know about the history of the camper van before social media threw vandwellers into the spotlight? Sure, we know that the Volkswagen Bus Camper played a big part in getting free spirits out of the city and into the wilderness, but the trail goes a lot further back than that. We’re going to take you on a ‘time-team’ style journey to the early 1800s and check out where the camper van first began. Think of...

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34 Inspirational Self Love Quotes to Make Yourself Stronger

Self Love Quotes

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that an...

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Two Great Locations to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Lake Tahoe

If you're short on time but want a great view that won't be super crowded for the August 21st eclipse, check out one of these two great spots.

Lake Tahoe - or the big blue pill, as they call it - is the gem of the west and an amazing sight to behold from a bird’s eye view. However, if you don’t have time for miles of hiking, or if you’re not quite in shape for summiting peaks, it can be hard to know where to go for a great view. So here are two great locations that are easy to reach and offer amazing lake views.

These two spots would be great for viewing the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Location One: The Tahoe Rim Trail 

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 112-mile trail that circles the Tahoe basin’s valleys and peaks. Fortunately, there are plenty of access points that are ideal for day hikes. A great one with an amazing view is off the Brockway Summit/highway 267 access point.

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23 Pretty Wedding Nail Ideas for Brides-to-Be

For a special event like a wedding, you will put a lot of thought into what you are going to wear. You will also be thinking about your hair and makeup, but you need to make sure you don’t forget about your nails. Your nails are an important part of your wedding look, too! With that said we have found 23 stunning wedding nails that you need to see. There are some elegant and beautiful designs for brides. Take a look, any one of these will be perfect for any wedding day!

1. Elegant, Matte Love Nails

Weddings are all about love so celebrate that with your nails! This first nail idea features light nails with two accent designs. One of the nails has the letters ‘l’ and ‘o’ and the other has ‘v’ and ‘e’ which spell love. The design is elegant and is perfect for the occasion. You can create letters by hand with a stencil or with a sticker.

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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry May Have Already Been Replaced as Senior Royals

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Splash News

Well, that was fast! It looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have already been replaced ... by other members of the royal family. When Kate Middleton and Prince William attend a reception next Monday at Buckingham Palace, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will be accompanying them instead of Meghan and Harry.

Very interesting development ... 
 

source: https://www.cafemom.com

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10 Food Photography Lighting Tips That Will Improve Your Photos

If you’ve ever heard that “natural light is best” for food photography, then you’re not alone. But natural light isn’t the only way to create beautiful food photography. In this post, we’re going to cover 10 tips to help you use lighting more effectively in your food photography.

1. Control Natural Light

Natural light is temperamental, we can’t control it, so things like the intensity, color temperature and direction are subject to change at any point throughout the shoot. But natural light can produce incredible food photos, so here are some ways you can work with natural light more successfully:

  1. Use a south-facing window. This will help you avoid direct sunlight, giving your photos a more consistent look.
  2. Use a diffuser. A diffuser is a thin sheet of material that is used to soften the light. When you’re working with natural...

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