Between all the butter and frying, many recipes for buffalo wings boast as many as 800 calories per serving. For a version that doesn't compromise flavor or texture — but cuts back on the fat — cook up these baked buffalo wings. After taking one of these spicy, juicy wings for a quick dip in a blue cheese bath, you'll never go back to the old-fashioned method again. Skip the frying, pop them in the oven, and focus on enjoying the game.
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You may have thought about riding a bicycle before but never really considered the full benefits that cycling around town could bring you. (And maybe you've thought about the reasons why you shouldn't ride.) Whatever your stance on the matter, here are five reasons to start pedaling.
Time Efficient: Don't worry about missing your bus or speed walking to work anymore; biking can be much more time efficient. In one straight shot, you can get from points A to B without wearing your flats into the ground and stressing about time constraints.
Independence: Unlike public transportation, riding a bike can give you a freeing feeling. Even if you initially plan to walk, you sometimes end up resorting to public transportation to get there faster. With a bike, you can come and go as you please and don't have to worry about being on somebody else's watch.
Calorie Burn: What's all this talk about if you have a car? While driving can be comfortable, you won't burn any calories while stepping on the gas. By pedaling your wheels, you can burn 52 calories in just five minutes of cycling at 14-16 mph. If your route takes you uphill or faster to move with traffic, that's even more. Now you can relax a little during your lunch break.
Environmentally Friendly: You don't need to drive in a Nissan Leaf to be friendlier to the environment. Since bicycling produces zero fuel emissions, you're decreasing your carbon footprint and reducing the pollution every day that you ride. Even riding on public transportation contributes to this, so decrease your daily involvement by sticking to your bike or breaking your commute up part of the way on one.
Great New Gear: The gear available to cyclists is awesome! From reflector belts to vintage-looking bicycle skirts, bike-related gear is both functional and stylish.
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
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If you're guilty of stuffing, stashing, or squeezing your gym equipment when guests come knocking, we have the solutions to organize your home gym — fast! Although working out from home is convenient, the gear that comes with it, not so much. Aiming to avoid the industrial feel of a public gym, here are seven unlikely ways to tidy up and seamlessly integrate fitness into your decor.
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POPSUGAR is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new series dedicated to those who live for fashion! One of a Kind gives a lucky reader the chance to meet — and be styled by — BCBGMAXAZRIA's Creative Director Lubov Azria. Lubov's dressed everyone from Blake Lively to Miranda Kerr to Lauren Conrad in the brand's iconic chic silhouette, and now she wants to style you! POPSUGAR and Diet Dr Pepper are giving away a trip to NYC, where you'll get one-on-one fashion advice from Lubov and come away with a one-of-a-kind look courtesy of Lubov herself. Entering is simple; click here and tell us about your style and why it's "one of a kind" — good luck!
Although the elliptical provides a great total-body cardio workout, it can be easy to cheat when on this joint-friendly machine. If you find yourself slacking after a few minutes in, consider letting go of the handles at different points during the workout. Doing so will test your balance and engage the core.Although using the handles gets the heart rate pumping and engages the arms, it also causes hips to bounce from left to right, which allows your quads and core to take it easy. The next time you head for the elliptical, consider doing an interval workout, alternating between using the handles and placing your hands on your hips. Without help from your arms, your hips will move less, your core will tighten, and your quads will be challenged. This and maintaining good posture will help you achieve results fast!
A simple way to tackle intervals, or in this case hand position, is alternating by songs playing on your iPod. You can also print this 30-minute elliptical workout that varies hand position and resistance.