ICYMI: A 5-Minute, Do-Anywhere Workout and Must-Have Baking Tip

December 18, 2015
by Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market
ICYMI: A 5-Minute, Do-Anywhere Workout and Must-Have Baking Tip

Congratulations! You've made it through yet another week. Why not treat yourself this Friday with a little light reading?

Whether you're at your desk, curled up on the couch, or just counting down the minutes to happy hour, sit back and relax with some of our favorite articles of the week. On our must-read list, you’ll find the sweetest (and cutest!) recipe for gingerbread men we ever did see, the truth about the sustainability of Christmas trees, and what happens when you spray a chakra-balancing mist on yourself.

Ask a Health Coach: The 5-Minute Ab Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Even during the holidays, you have enough time to squeeze in a quick workout. All you need is five minutes to accomplish this one.

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Iced Gingerbread Men

Frost a batch of these adorable gingerbread men for your next holiday party. They’re almost too cute to eat!

Tip of the Week: Why Pro Bakers Always Freeze the Butter

Next time you whip up a batch of cookies or roll out a pie crust, freeze the butter first and grate into shreds. The frozen consistency is much easier to work with—and makes for better baked goods. 

Real or Faux Fir: Which Is the More Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree?

Are your holiday decorations harming or helping the environment? Here’s what you need to know about decorating a festive—and sustainable—home. 

Thrive Tries It: Can an Aromatherapy Mist Really Change Your Mood?

Once we saw these chakra-balancing sprays, we knew we had to try them. Check out the results of our tests!

8 Homemade Sweets That Make Awesome Holiday Gifts

Still have a few people to check off your Christmas list? Instead of hitting the mall, gift wrap one of these easy desserts.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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