How to do a Burpee

 

Looking to spice up your workout routine? Try out burpees! This multidimensional exercise will challenge your quads, shoulders, triceps, core, and calves. It will keep your heart rate up and increase your strength and stamina over time. Watch the video below to learn how to do a burpee.

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

It’s hot, it’s sunny, it’s time to take advantage of the lovely weather; and what better way than to eat outdoors. If you’re planning an ‘al fresco’ summer luncheon sometime this season, get inspired by these delicious recipes that are light and super flavourful. We’re talking lemon and garlic roast chicken; Mediterranean-style eggplants; and a smoky cheese, bacon, baby leek and potato tarts. Click here for 20 summer lunch recipes. Happy eating!

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

Red Wine or Not?

For those who like a nice red, now is your time to shine. You will have 4 minutes to select all 12 types of red wine. So pour yourself a glass (or two) and see how quickly you can complete the quiz with a perfect score (points will be deducted if you spill the contents of your glass). Click here to play. Salute!

 

Red Wine

Street Naming Conventions

Street, road, avenue, promenade, parkway… they all mean the same thing… don’t they? Watch the video below to learn the naming conventions of the streets we use every day (and why a road may be called an ‘esplanade’, but not a ‘highway’). Enjoy!

 

Name the Elements

Brush up on your high school chemistry because today’s quiz is going to challenge even the best of us. You will have 15 minutes to name all 118 elements on the periodic table. Challenge your friends, family and co-workers to see who can get the highest score. For the scientists out there, face off with a colleague and see who can get all of the answers first. Click here to play!

Elements

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a total body workout that emphasizes muscle strengthening and flexibility. It’s a balanced fitness routine that won’t burn you out as it is low-impact, yet still challenging. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, variations in the routine will constantly push you within your limits. To find out more benefits of doing Pilates, click here. Happy workout!

Pilates

Is it Better to Sleep With or Without a Pillow?

Is it better to sleep with or without a pillow? Since ancient Mesopotamia, people have been using stones, wood and ceramics to raise their heads while they sleep. And while a stone pillow doesn’t seem like the best idea, what do professionals say about using two or even three pillows when you go to sleep? Click here to read Dr. Weil’s take on the pillow vs. no pillow debate.

Pillow

26 Tofu Recipes

We know what you’re thinking… Tofu? Really? But you know what they say, don’t knock it until you try it! We’ve found 26 tofu recipes that will have you pleasantly surprised. We’re talking: baked sesame tofu sticks with peanut butter, tahini and ginger sauce; pastrami-spiced tofu reubens; crispy tofu, strawberry and mango salad; and a lemongrass tofu banh mi. Click here to enjoy.

26 Tofu Recipes

Name the Countries of Oceania

Underrated, but stunning. Oceania is a wide expanse of ocean, scattered with island nations. Are you up to the task of naming all of them? Try naming all 14 countries in the Oceanian ‘continent’. But be quick! You only have 5 minutes to figure it out. To play click here.

 

Oceania

Do you Believe in Ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts? If you live in the United States, it turns out that you have a 45% chance of believing in them. It may seem like a ridiculous question, but people and civilizations have wondered about the “what comes after” for centuries. So what does science have to say to explain this paranormal phenomenon? Watch the video below to find out: