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Whooooo's hungry? Recipe below for this perfect summer quinoa, egg, and corn bowl; link in bio for more deets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 〰️In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat olive oil. Add scallions, tomato, garlic, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are very soft and breaking down, about 25 minutes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 〰️In a medium, lidded saucepan, combine quinoa, stock, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 15 minutes. Let stand, covered but off the heat, for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff quinoa with a fork. Cover and set aside.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 〰️Fill a small saucepan with 5 inches of water and bring to a boil. When water is boiling, use a spoon to carefully drop eggs into water one at a time. With the water at a gentle boil, cook 6 minutes, then turn off heat and use a slotted spoon to pick eggs out of the water and drop them into a bowl of ice water. Let stand in ice water for at least 2 minutes, then carefully peel and cut in half.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 〰️To serve, top quinoa with tomatoes, eggs, and raw corn.

This week's intention: Give yourself permission to 1. be tired, 2. make mistakes, and 3. say no. 🙅‍♀️

Sure, working out can seem pretty straightforward. But how do you actually get *strong*? And is it incredibly hard? Strength training is a great way to blow off some steam, so we’re here to break it down for you. Here are our five best tips for beginners.

Me on Saturday morning: In bed, watching reality TV, eating donuts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That extremely enthusiastic person on a 6A.M. jog:

"Maintenance " doesn't sound, err, y, but it could be the thing that saves your relationship. Should you be scheduling with your partner? Block off your calendars and read more at the link in bio.

We'll be the first to admit it: Burpees . Working out should be fun and feel good, and there's no reason why one cringeworthy exercise should ruin that for you. If you're looking for an alternative, we pulled together five of our favorites above. Please tag a fellow burpee-hater below. They'll thank you for it, trust us. (And feel free to tap the link in bio for instructions for each!)

We 💜 @serenawillis sharing this super sweet moment with Olympia. 😭 "We have been braiding her hair for centuries. In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe. Because of the time it would take people would often take the time to socialize. It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations, and quickly made its way across the world. I honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter and add another generation of historic traditions." @serenawillis

Sorry not sorry, as they say!

The secret to this much happiness mid-race? (Besides the banana suit.) NO CHAFING! 'Tis the season to be chafed, as all our runners know, so we rounded up 12 tried-and-true faves from distance runners like Mo (above). Tap the link in bio for the full roundup. @immolim

💞What you’re feeling is valid, no matter how (or if) you choose to share it. 💞 cc: @__sarahjacoby

That feeling when you just won your opening match of the Women’s World Cup (and scored more World Cup goals in 55 minutes than the U.S. men’s team has collectively scored in the last nine years). Congrats to the @uswnt!!!!!

It's TACO TUESDAY! Tonight we're cookin' these salmon tacos with beets and corn—basically summer in a soft shell. Tap the link in our bio for @xtinebyrne's easy five-step recipe. 📸: @carrieannpurcell/@andrewhpurcell

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